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Making Great (Last Minute) Gift Choices

Are you a perpetual last minute shopper? We all know ‘those people’ who shop months before, the day before, the day of, and then go back for more in the days after!

Let us celebrate this holiday season with great gift ideas for everyone in your life and (perhaps more importantly!) for yourself.

Whisk Matcha

Gift a package of Whisk Matcha‘s elegantly wrapped and perfectly sweet Premium Organic Matcha Shortbread Cookies to your best girlfriends and the special ones in your circle.  Oh so buttery and crumbly, these shortbreads are made with wholesome ingredients such as organic butter, organic vanilla extract, and natural cane sugar and are loaded with Whisk Ceremonial organic matcha. This local business was founded in BC in 2016 by entrepreneur Kimmy Xiao and has established itself as a top purveyor of premium Japanese matcha sourced by hand and imported from the abundant tea fields of Uji in Kyoto. Delish!


Eclectic tea brand, teapigs, has launched a cross-Canada holiday initiative for a gift that gives back. By partnering with two social media style stars—Vancouver’s Monika Hibbs and Toronto’s Alyssa Garrison Random Acts of Pastel—who have each designed a limited-edition, super-stylish holiday mug. The chic mugs are available online, complemented by a box of teapigs tea flavour of your choice, for $19.99. Think holiday-themed flavours such as Rooibos Crème Brûlée, Apple and Cinnamon or Chocolate Flake. The flavours are so fresh and have such a rich aroma. Drink up!

India Rose Cosmeticary

The India Rose Cosmeticary is obsessed with the ritualistic side of beauty. Whether your daily make-up routine involves a ten step skincare regimen or if you enjoy a fresh natural face, India Rose wants you to use the finest products that are vegan and cruelty-free. A perfect stocking stuffer is MyHappySoap(s), a modern twist on the Provencal soap making of the classic Savon de Marseille soap.  All fragrances are sourced by owner and local entrepreneur India Daykin, from Grasse, France and are all natural and organic.  Soaps can be purchased individually or in a set of two. Lather up!

Smash + Tess

Loungewear doesn’t have to be lazy and Smash + Tess specializes in ultra-comfy dreamwear that is guaranteed to have you feeling cozy and utterly gorgeous in one fell swoop like their Water Lily Nightie and Starry Night Robe. Designed and ethically produced in North America, their premium dreamwear invites women to relax, indulge and imagine, without ever having to leave the comfort of home. Think timeless, vintage-inspired style and quality fabrics made to last. Let’s get cozy!

Native Shoes

The Jimmy Winter boot is a natural ice breaker which is ‘beast free’ (vegan).  Enlightened by the past and shaped for the future, Native Shoes is now a global footwear brand creating accessible, easy-to-wear silhouettes for today’s busy people. Started in Vancouver in 2009, Native creates its ‘Future Classics’ looks by combining innovation, originality and lightweight materials, to create a selection of iconic styles reflecting the best of evolving technology. Love them!

Reclaimed Print Co

Printing on sustainably sourced wood, Vancouver’s Kat and Josh Walker are committed to offering quality products. We love the variety of gift items – coasters, posters, gift cards – with fun imagery. Check out the iconic lumberjack and plaid pieces, hipster animal motif’s, and BC’s beautiful totem poles and mountains. Visit their new workspace at 1425 Odlum Drive or drop-in at one of their retailers soon. Get wood!

Vitamix Professional Series Mixers

A Vitamix is a perfect gift for all the foodies/aspiring chefs, athletes, and the healthy eaters in your life. We all know someone who is making an effort to include whole food nutrition into their lifestyle and a Vitamix is the highest quality gift for creating fast, healthy meals and snacks in minutes. Did you know that a Vitamix can help you make gifts for others? Visit the company’s website for gift ideas on how to create spa treatments, beauty products, exotic spice blends, playdough and delicious condiments such as almond nut butters! Can you say YUM?

Monogram Canada

How amazing would a Gift Certificate for the Monogram Collection look topping your tree? Definitely super-uber-amazing! Whether you are searching for a new home, planning a long deserved renovation or simply desiring a change in kitchen scenery, the appliances in the Monogram Canada product line can be the inspiration for a stunning kitchen (re)design. Whether you want a room that caters to your taste for modern simplicity or a gourmet showplace that proudly displays your passion for cooking, there is an something to suit your plans beautifully.

Have a great holiday and happy shopping!



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