Everybody has a special lady in their life – be it their mom, wife, sister, significant other, grandma, BFF, mentor… the list goes on. We’ve hand selected some gifts that will make her feel especially loved this time of year. Guys, listen up – this list is for you – don’t wait until the last minute! As usual, we’re on hand at the shop to help you put together something really special. We want you to feel as good about your purchase as she does receiving it. xo
Pyrrha talisman necklaces will always win favours! Each charm has a different symbolism and meaning. Design and made in Vancouver for over 20 years. Lots to choose from in the shop. Prices range form $154 to $233.
Ultra soft oversized scarf for blustery days. Also available in grey mix. $95.
Linen covered recipe boxes with gold detailing for the organized cook. Recipe cards included. $58.95
Hand thrown mugs and bowls with delicate gold and blue dots make a thoughtful present. Made in Golden, BC by Kalika Bowlby. $46 each.
Soft and supple open long cardigan in a deep moss green. Elegant and versatile. $260
The Radio Purse from Minor History is a great all purpose bag with a modern shape. Adjustable straps, brass hardware and plenty of room for all the essentials. Available in black or Carnelian leather. $235.
New styles of Tense wooden watches have arrived – large and small faces available. Made locally and always a lovely present. Styles range in price from $168 to $265.
Stay cosy and warm on those winter walks. Sweater by Day. $234.99
Perfect for anyone who loves to entertain. Uncomplicated recipes and inspiration for food, cocktails and gatherings. Full colour photos on every page. $45.95
Made by artisans in Santa Fe, New Mexico, these tuxedo knives make a sweet gift. Assorted patterns and colours. $68 – $74.
Handwoven, fair trade towels make a thoughtful gift. They can also be used as shawls and throws. The photo doesn’t do them justice! The texture and subtle slub in these are tell tale signs of a truly handcrafted item. We have other styles in the shop as well. For the lady who appreciates quality, timeless goods. $98.
Help her stay organized with a 12-month agenda. Hardcover and organized monthly with plenty of room for important dates and notes. $45.95
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!
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.
A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.
Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.
Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.
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.
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.
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 matte black and oxblood.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.
The greeting cards from Banquet Atelier & Workshop have always been a favourite at the shop, so we were thrilled to find out that they have expanded into textiles! We now carry their gorgeous napkin sets, tea towels, and tote bags. The fun yet sophisticated patterns and colours are a Banquet hallmark, and as usual it’s designed and made in Vancouver.
Tea towels and napkin sets in lovely, heavy weight linen.
These oversize tote bags are great for the market, the beach, weekends away, kids’ stuff, or just general schlepping about. Heavy weight canvas, shoulder length straps, internal pocket. Not to mention the killer patterns.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15th! If you’re searching for ideas to make your pa feel like the SUPER-DAD he is, look no further. Below are some of our favourite Father’s Day picks!
If he’s a coffee purist then look no further. The manual Camano Coffee Mill from Red Rooster is handsome and functional (and way quieter that that electric grinder). Fully adjustable from coarse to very fine. Sold separately are our reusable cotton coffee filters and 1/8 cup cherry wood coffee scoop.
Is his sock collection looking a bit sad? Does he need a dose of colour in his wardrobe? Maybe he’s the conservative type but his feet are more progressive? These socks will are the perfect gift for any dad.
Classic, durable and handsome, this heavy-duty waxed canvas and leather briefcase from Frost River easily doubles as an overnight bag.
Bring out the kid in him with one (or two!) of our t-shirts from Gnome Enterprises.
Always a winner – wood watches locally made by Tense. Adjustable and amazingly lightweight, we now have even more styles to choose from.
A clever and versatile waxed canvas and leather bike bag made by local gal Andrea Wong. Comes with three adjustable loop attachments to fit most standard frame sizes.
Assorted apothecary products from our friends at Otter Wax will keep Dad looking and smelling good. All natural, pure and – as always – no otters were harmed in the making of these products!
“Shake”: a great book that is one part instructional recipe guide, one part photo-journey through a year of cocktail crafting between two best friends who met in university. Filled with inspiring photographs, this little gem will be put to good use by any cocktail lover.
Christmas is only two weeks away!! The shop is choc-a-bloc full with all sorts of gift ideas for pretty much everyone on your list. Come visit us to see what’s new – we’re here to help you find a gift you’ll feel as good about giving as they will enjoy receiving!
We love how childhood buddies (we just know them as Eric and Josh) started Mason Shaker products together. The newest addition to the line is the recipe book “Shake” which has seasonal cocktail recipes and great photography to go along with it. Buy on it’s own or with other Mason Shaker products to make a great gift for the cocktail enthusiast on your list. Pictured here we have the cocktail shaker, two sided jigger, cocktail muddler and whiskey stone set.
Locally made airplant terrariums easily give any room a boost of life. Each terrarium is unique and includes a healing stone with a specific energetic quality. Simple, beautiful and calming.
It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Pendleton blankets. So we were immediately smitten with these clutches that are made from Pendleton fabrics. They also do double duty as portfolios and ipad cases – so your favourite Pendleton design as never far away.
Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Will Leather Goods makes a darn fine bag! We’ve got messengers, backpacks and a great duffle.
Waxed canvas ipad and laptop cases also from Will Leather Goods.
Bright and cheery iphone 5/5s cases from Rifle Goods. We’ve got the ones with bumpers for added protection.
This sweetheart sweatshirt from Sundry is perfect for lazy, loungy days and nights.