Gift Guide Part One: Under $30 (or thereabouts)

The shop is full of wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. Here’s a list of ideas for $30 or less (okay, one or two are a few dollars more), which would be perfect for secret-santa gifts, co-workers, or maybe just a last minute present if something unexpected comes up. These are just a few suggestions – there is so much more in store! Pop by and chat with our staff – we are always more than happy to help you choose the perfect gift. xo

 

Sweet bottle openers in a pineapple motif make a practical and festive gift. Available in copper or gold finish. $19.95

Sweet bottle openers in a pineapple motif make a practical and festive gift. Available in copper or gold finish. $19.95

 

A simple and beautiful beeswax bowl to house a tealight. Creates a gorgeous glow when lit (make sure you use the pebbles provided to insulate the bowl from the candle). A lovely way to add warmth to a room. $30.

A simple and beautiful beeswax bowl to house a tealight. Creates a gorgeous glow when lit (make sure you use the pebbles provided to insulate the bowl from the candle). A lovely way to add warmth to a room. $30.

 

Adorable wall calendar featuring Amelia Hedgehog in all her glory! $30.

Adorable wall calendar featuring Amelia Hedgehog in all her glory! $30.

 

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Handy cord keepers to help stay organized; choose from three different types of leather. $15.

 

Something to tease your brain with: fun games that anyone would enjoy. $12.95

Something to tease your brain with: fun games that anyone would enjoy. $12.95

 

Locally made scented candles are so cute. Choose from igloo or A-frame cabin. $28.95

Locally made scented candles are so cute. Choose from igloo or A-frame cabin. $28.95

 

Unisex, natural aromatherapy sprays for face, body, linens or gyms bags. $28.95

Unisex, natural aromatherapy sprays for face, body, linens or gyms bags. $28.95

 

Warm your home with the lovely scent of natural incense in one of these ceramic holders. Choose from cabin or longhouse. $18.95.

Warm your home with the lovely scent of natural incense in one of these ceramic holders. Choose from cabin or longhouse. $18.95.

 

Carry-on cocktail kits for the jet setter! $29.95.

Carry-on cocktail kits for the jet setter! $29.95.

 

For the quirky person on your list. A fun cartoon book musing about pop culture, relationships and the hilarious side of foodie subculture. $24.95

For the quirky person on your list. A fun cartoon book musing about pop culture, relationships and the hilarious side of foodie subculture. $24.95

 

Fun toques with faux fur pom-poms to stay warm and look cute at the same time. $34.

Fun toques with faux fur pom-poms to stay warm and look cute at the same time. $34.

 

A tea towel and calendar in one! Would make a sweet wall hanging too. Made in Nova Scotia. $27.

A tea towel and calendar in one! Would make a sweet wall hanging too. Made in Nova Scotia. $27.

 

 

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Bondi Laces: not your run-of-the-mill shoelaces. Tipped with silver, gold, or rose gold coloured caps these will dress up your favourite oxfords, boots or sneakers. And for each pair sold, Bondi laces contributes to providing education for children in need. $22 – $24.

 

 

Fun and colourful hand painted wall charms to add playfulness and positivity to your space. $23.95 - $34.95

Fun and colourful hand painted wall charms to add playfulness and positivity to your space. $23.95 – $34.95

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Hey, Hey! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, swing by the shop – we’d love to help you out. In the meantime, here are some suggestions!

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We got some new cotton hamman towels recently. These make lovely towels, throws, shawls, tablecloths, beach cover-ups, etc. They pair really nicely with locally made Happy Spritz aromatherapy sprays, too!

 

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Locally made leather tote bag from AW by Andrea Wong. A great modern shape.

 

Looking for something a little sassy? Okay, maybe not for YOUR mom, but maybe your kid's mom?

Looking for something a little sassy? Okay, maybe not for YOUR mom, but maybe your kid’s mom?

 

The Torte Top from local design house, Vestige, is so pretty. And it's made in Vancouver!

The Torte Top from local design house, Vestige, is so pretty. And it’s made in Vancouver!

 

Jewelry is always appreciated, especially in the form of a Pyrrha talisman necklace. Locally made.

Jewelry is always appreciated, especially in the form of a Pyrrha talisman necklace. Locally made.

 

Got a practical mom? Pehr drum bins are new to the shop! Great for storing all manner of stuff and make great laundry baskets, too. Just don't make your mom do your laundry on Mother's Day.

Got a practical mom? Pehr drum bins are new to the shop! Great for storing all manner of stuff and make great laundry baskets, too. Just don’t make your mom do your laundry on Mother’s Day.

 

Enamel storage containers and mini cookbooks for the mom who loves her kitchen.

Enamel storage containers and mini cookbooks for the mom who loves her kitchen.

 

Gorgeous linen dress from Ursa Minor. So pretty. Made in Montreal.

Gorgeous linen dress from Ursa Minor. So pretty. Made in Montreal.

 

For the new mom or mom-to-be: nurturing teas to support her in any stage of pregnancy and beyond. Paired with a lovely handmade teapot or mug? You're so thoughtful...

For the new mom or mom-to-be: nurturing teas to support her in any stage of pregnancy and beyond. Paired with a lovely handmade teapot or mug from Eikcam Ceramics? You’re so thoughtful…

Gift Guide Part Four: For Her

Here’s some of our top picks for the ladies – where do we start? Whether she’s your BFF, significant other, mom, sister, boss, daughter….we think you’ll find something just right for her. These are just a few ideas – so much more in the shop. And we love helping people find the perfect gift so come on in and talk to us!

 

The softest t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They're thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.

Super soft and cosy t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They’re thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.

 

Simple, elegant  and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We've got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.

Simple, elegant and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We’ve got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.

 

A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.

A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.

 

Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.

Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.

 

Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.

Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.

 

To go with the ring holders... small handmade dishes which ideal for holding earrings.

To go with the ring holders… small handmade dishes which are ideal for holding earrings and other small objects.

 

Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals - fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn't have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.

Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals – fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.

 

Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).

Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).

 

We don't think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.

We don’t think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.

 

Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.

Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.

 

Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in black and oxblood.

Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in matte black and oxblood.

 

This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.

This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.

 

Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.

Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.

 

 

Gift Guide Part Three: For Him

Here are some suggestions for the men in your life: dad, husband, boyfriend, son, father-in-law, brother… all those guys that you want to make feel loved and appreciated!

 

Copper finished stainless steel flask - one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry on him.

Copper finished stainless steel flask – one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry.

 

The perfect waxed canvas duffle bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It's roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green.

The perfect waxed canvas duffel bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It’s roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green (photo credit from YNOT).

 

Who wouldn't like a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

Who wouldn’t appreciate a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

 

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

 

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

 

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

 

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun - not just for guys either :)

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun – not just for guys either :)

 

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

 

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

Hello! Show New Westminster

Join us for an exciting event happening in New Westminster this Thursday, Friday, Saturday!

We’re joining forces with a gaggle of other indie shops — The Pleasant Shop, Lut Boutique, One of a Few Clothing, Lifetime Collective, Little Mountain Workshop and Board of Trade — for three days to offer great steals and deals. Fashion, accessories and jewelry from 10-75% off!

You’ll find us at 42 Sixth Street in New West (right downtown, conveniently close to the Skytrain)

Opening night Thursday: 7-10pm/ Friday and Saturday 11-6pm

See you there! xo

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th! How will you show your mama, your mama-in-law, or your kids’ mama what they mean to you?  An afternoon of pampering? A lovely dinner out? A few hours of “solo time”? All good ideas! If you feel like getting her a gift, we’ve made it easy for you by selecting a few items we think would help make her day!

 

Luxury aromatherapy products from Vitruvi. Hand-crafted in Vancouver using high grade essential oils. Six nurturing and uplifting varieties. Available as oil roll-ons and facial tonics/mists.

Luxury aromatherapy products from Vitruvi. Hand-crafted in Vancouver using high grade essential oils. Six nurturing and uplifting varieties. Available as oil roll-ons and facial tonics/mists.

Romantic and sweet. Cotton swiss dot babydoll nightie from The Sleep Shirt.

Romantic and sweet. Cotton swiss dot babydoll nightie from The Sleep Shirt.

A handy and uber-cute pouch for daily essentials: charger cords, cosmetics, pens and pencils, receipts... you get the idea.

A handy and uber-cute pouch for daily essentials: charger cords, cosmetics, pens and pencils, receipts… you get the idea.

Sweet enamel lockets from Paris

Sweet enamel lockets from Paris

A sweet waffle weave linen robe to wrap herself in on Sunday morning.

A sweet waffle weave linen robe to wrap herself in on Sunday morning.

Gorgeous leather accessories from Tanner Goods.

Gorgeous leather accessories from Tanner Goods.

Linen slippers are a no-brainer.

Linen slippers are a no-brainer – they also travel well!

LULA magazine!

LULA magazine!