Check off everyone on your holiday shopping list at these one-of-a-kind shops stocked with presents for family and friends from all walks of life and with a variety of interests.
Serving Vancouver since 1975, Vintage Books has a little bit of everything. The enthusiastic staff (and bookstore cats) will help you find just what you are looking for on the shelves of paperbacks and hardcovers! One of the coziest spots in downtown Vancouver, Birdhouse Books specializes in vintage and used titles, with a diverse selection that will pique a variety of interests. Find a comfy chair under the colorful basement ceiling for a relaxing read.
Owned by women and for women, Willows keeps a steady flow of new arrivals to stay on top of the latest seasonal trends. Find clothes, jewelry, and shoes at this popular Grand Central store. Wild Fern, now in downtown, carries a unique collection of women's and men’s clothing, which includes an assortment of vegan and leather handbags, along with handcrafted jewelry and wool hats. Believe Boutique, The Difference, and Arktana joined Vancouver's growing list of shopping must-stops, all focused on stylish apparel for women of all shapes and sizes.
Along with a promise to explore one of Vancouver’s public dog parks, your furry friend will love a special toy or healthy treat from Hazel Dell’s Canine Utopia. The independently-owned shop has thought of everything for dogs (and cats!). Follow their social media pages for 12 days of savings leading up to Christmas.
Many local breweries and taphouses, like Final Draft, are now offering gift cards so you can give the brew lovers in your life what they really want—beer! Support local breweries by purchasing unique merchandise, like a fanny pack at Trap Door Brewing, a hat or shirt at Locust Cider, and branded growlers at Ghost Runners Brewery.
Whether they are young in age or a kid at heart, specialty shops may have just what you are looking for. Head to I Like Comics for just what you think—comics! Find new releases and oldies but goodies, along with figurines and artwork of favorite characters. From old Hot Wheels to vintage '80s Ghostbusters action figures, Reckless Hobbies & Collectibles has obscure finds to fill the gaps in a cherished collection.
Far away friend
Sometimes a small trinket or carefully-picked gift item is just what you need to let someone know you are thinking of them over the holidays. Not Too Shabby is the perfect shop for hand-selected jewelry, candles, succulents, and much more. Shop local goods at Night Market Vancouver’s winter events in anticipation of brick and mortar Pop Local opening very soon at the waterfront.
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