These are the best places in Vancouver to get gifts that are as lovely as they are local
There’s no doubt about it: Vancouver is a truly creative, cosmopolitan place. With amazing cultural variety and strong artisan communities, it’s a city where beautiful, delicious, valuable, and distinctive crafts, foods, and fine arts are created every day. As a Vancouver gift basket company that focuses on local offerings, we know this better than most!
So, if you’re looking for a great place to source local, Vancouver-made gifts (in a basket or otherwise) that you can (mostly) order online, this is our top 20. We are straight-up fans of all these companies…and soon you’ll see why.
1. Bar Cart
Premium craft cocktail kits courtesy of Lavish Liquid Event Bar Service, Vancouver's largest and longest-running event bar company. Cheers!
The best place in Vancouver to get original gifts that are artisanal, traditionally hand-crafted, upcycled and recycled, and local. Their MAKE Collection features local Vancouver artists like Amanda Weedmark.
The perfect handmade chocolate, crafted by master chocolatier Wim Tas.
Same-day-delivery, botanical-inspired floral arrangements by Vancouver’s most talented florists.
5. Juice Truck
Vancouver’s first cold-pressed juice company, offering delicious, maximally nutritious juice cleanses by the bottle.
Traditional, locally and internationally sourced Mexican cuisine. Truly high-end provisions to go! Try their Bring the Heat Gift Box, perfect for the spice enthusiast in your life!
An incredible “Artisan Retail Business Incubator” that helps small local businesses selling handmade goods to succeed. The makers keep 100% of every sale!
8. Old Faithful
This shop is called “Old Faithful” because it curates products that are meant to become heirloom pieces. Immaculately designed and durably crafted goods, especially for the home.
Craft beers from Canada’s first microbrewery. All prepared in small batches under famed Head Brewer Robert Hagey.
Totally unique books, giftware, jewelry, clothing, art, and more—all inspired by fantasy themes.
A dazzling selection of Natural, Decorative, Japanese, Origami, Invitation papers, curated by artists.
A magical collection of eco-friendly, educational toys, games and puzzles from an establishment that has served Vancouver families for generations.
Thoughtfully curated, high-end goods, including Joules clothing, Kikkerland gifts, Poo-pourri, Lampe Berger, greetin cards and more.
Gifts that cater to pen, stationery, tableware, and tea enthusiasts everywhere.
For a local gift basket that features an assortment of several of the gifts in this list, you can always rely on us.
17. Kam Do Bakery
Traditional Chinese bakery offering beautiful pastry gift boxes. We love their Wifecake with thousands of layers of flaky crust and watermelon filling. They also have an amazing assorted giftbox with twelve beautiful kinds of pastries.
An online marketplace that features treasures from Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Everything from books to tea to traditional masks.
Premium wines in all price ranges, curated by one of Vancouver’s longest-running wine stores. They also have an amazing wine club with different packages to suit your preferences.
20. Melanie Auld
Timeless, versatile jewelry handcrafted by Vancouver artist Melanie Auld.
Clearly, as local Vancouver gift basket curators, we’re big on gifts and the city we live in! The establishments we’ve listed are all extremely deserving of support and truly represent the best Vancouver has to offer. Happy giving!