Ho ho ho! It’s December 1st and we’ve prepared a number of personalized gift boxes here at Much & Little just for you! These eye catching wooden crates full of assorted goodies are perfect for the holiday gift giving season. Whether you’re inspired by the artisan, man, woman, or lovely human in your life, we’ve got you covered. These thoughtfully chosen creations are sure to go fast!
Curated Artisanal Gift Box
This beautiful gift box contains products that are characteristic of traditional methods of artisan-based production. Ideal for the kitchen and home!
Price: $145.00 (Full retail value: $162.00)
- Linen Tea Towel
- Copper Cloth Set
- Local Honey
- Ceramic Honey Dipper
- Palo Santo Wood Incense
- Beeswax Candle
- Local Caramelized Onion Jam
- Gold Storage Tin
- Honey Short Stack Recipe Book
- Vancouver Island Fleur de Sel
- Wooden Nail Brush
- Sampling of Local Caramels
- Wooden Crate
Curated Gift Box for Guys
We’ve done the work for you! Come grab a versatile bundle of products suitable for that hard-to-shop-for man in your life.
Price: $110.00 (Full retail value: $130.00)
- Black Toque
- Donut crew socks
- Locally Made Pretzels
- Small Batch Bitters
- Log Cabin Burner + Incense
- Stain Remover Stick
- Locally Made Soap
- Sports Quiz Game
- Wooden Crate
Curated Gift Box for Gals
She’ll love this gift box, we promise! It’s got everything a woman needs to indulge in some self care this holiday season and be ready to tackle the new year.
Price: $145.00 (Full retail value: $162.00)
- Cozy Wool Camp Socks
- Silver Storage Tin
- Sampling of Local Caramels
- Craft Chocolate Bar
- Local Coffee Body Scrub
- Local Essential Oil Towelettes
- Scented Soy Candle
- Local Lip Balm
- Local Small Batch Soap
- Wooden Crate
Here are some of our top picks of things to grace your live, work or play space!
Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95
Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 – $35.
Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics $52; napkins from Keephouse $29 for a pair; single origin teas from Bee Raw $19.95 – $22.95; coaster set from James Steidle $30.
Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95
Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 – $23
Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148
Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 – $36.95
Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5’x8′) $435
Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52
Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 – $36.95
Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 – $76.95
Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225
Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design. $54 – $110.
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
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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 from Eikcam Ceramics? You’re so thoughtful…
We’ve always been fans of classic, well-made goods for the home that have stood the test of time. We’ve recently been restocked on two brands that we’ve carried since the shop opened – Riess Enamelware and Bauer Pottery – and a new edition to our collection, Fog Linenworks. Below is a bit of history…
Riess is an Austrian based company that has roots dating back to 1550. They began making high-quality porcelain enamel kitchenware in 1922, and the company is currently run by the ninth Riess family generation. The company philosophy revolves around sustainability, ecological vision and social responsibility. Their manufacturing is powered by green energy from three hydroelectric plants and their production process is carbon neutral.
Riess cookware consists of four coats of porcelain enamel applied to a steel core. Porcelain enamel has no artificial elements in it and is completely recyclable into scrap metal. It can be used on all heat sources, is nickel-free, scratch-resistant, non-porous and easy to clean. Morever, it comes in the best colours! We’ve got lidded casseroles, baking dishes, saucepans, ladles, milk pots, and mixing bowls.
Bauer Pottery is another favourite collection of ours. The company’s roots date back to 1878 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1910 J.A. Bauer moved production to Los Angeles, California where the company expanded it’s designs and colour selections. In the 30’s the famous “ring designs” were added to all manner of vessels – butter dishes, mixing bowls, candle holders, and honey pots to name a few. The most famous period for Bauer Pottery had begun and the company enjoyed years of success. Eventually things changed, and in the early 60’s the company shut down it’s production. As time passed, original Bauer pieces became highly collectable.
It wasn’t until years later in 1998 that current owner, Janek Bonieki, purchased the rights to reproduce classic Bauer designs. Using original vintage pieces, new molds were made. Original and new colours were developed – without the use of harmful elements like lead and uranium! A new era of Bauer Pottery was born and we can now enjoy replicas of the original pieces.
In the shop you’ll find creamers, sugar bowls, mixing bowls, egg cups and butter dishes in all colours!
Fog Linenworks was started by Japanese designer Yumiko Sekine after her own search for affordable everyday linens came up short. She travelled to Lithuania, where flax has been grown and spun into linen since the Middle Ages. This began her relationship with Lithuanian makers who produce all of Yumiko’s designs. She started with seven items in her line, and ten years later there is a large and growing line of linen homegoods – including clothing – which we also carry!
It just so happens that all these collections coordinate beautifully with each other. We hope you will come in and see them in person!
Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12th and we’ve got some great gift ideas to spoil your one-and-only Mumsie. Check out a few of our favourite ideas below, or pop into the shop this week and browse around. We hope to see you soon! xo
Simple, timeless earrings from local designer, Kara Yoo. Silver or 10K gold. $25 – $50.
From Fresco Towels. Exquisite patterns on super plush Turkish terry. Great for bath or beach. $72.95.
Necklaces from Iacoli & McAllister. The brass tubes are adjustable so you can switch up the look. More styles in the shop. $60 – $88.
Mini hammered cube earrings by Vanessa Lianne. Silver $52; Brass $45.
Just in time for our warm weather. Wear as a skirt or a dress; makes a great beach cover up. From Sundry. $145.
Super soft and cosy pieces made for lounging and lazy mornings. From Sundry. Hoodie $115; Drawstring lounge pans $110.
Lovely, easy to wear smocked dress from Lauren Moffatt. $210.
Leather purses designed and made in New York City by Baggu. Regular $145, on sale for $116.
The Sleep Shirt. Nothing could be more comfy to sleep in. Based on a 19th century chemise found at London’s Spitalfield’s Market. Locally designed, made in Ontario. Keeping it simple; one size, one shape, two lengths, unisex. Short $195; Long $210.
Wristlet pouches made from traditional hand-embroidered textiles. Fair trade, supporting women in rural Asia. Regular $98, on sale for $78.40.
Clever ceramic mugs that look like time-weathered enamelware. Four colours available. $14.95.
Handmade hanging planters from TW Pottery. $59 – $82.