2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

This season, give the men in your life unique gifts from our roundup of the best local goods

This season, give the men in your life unique gifts from our roundup of the best local goods

Our list is packed with practical luxuries and a few special treats to make sure your holiday shopping is simple—but meaningful—this season.

1. Domenica Fiore olive oil

Got a foodie on your list of men to buy for? The products of Domenica Fiore are among our favourites this year. From tomato passata to organic honey, these choices are versatile and of incredible quality. In fact, their olive oils have won so many golds this year that it’s almost impossible to keep track!
Various prices, sizes and products available at domenicafiore.com

2. MAAK Lab Labside wet soap

Mmm… don’t you love the smell of WiFi in the morning? Head to Litchfield the Shop to pick up MAAK Lab’s Labside wet soap for hands, body and face. It has an all natural coconut and olive oil base with no artificial scents or colours and it features notes of “white cedar, dry balsam wood, magazine binding and Wi-Fi waves.”
$26.95 at Litchfield the Shop

3. Hockey stick broom at Granville Island Broom Co.

Combine a hockey theme with a passive-aggressive jab at your other half about a lack of housework and—voilà!—this hockey stick broom from Granville Island Broom Co. is the perfect gift.
$85 at Granville Island Broom Co

5. Wolf Clothing Co. socks

One of the more underrated accessories, the dress sock is stepping out of the shadows. Fashion-forward guys are increasingly highlighting personal style with socks like these from Wolf Clothing Co. They combine a 176-needle count and a unique hand-linking process for the toe, offering ideal thickness and enhanced comfort.
$14 at various retailers

6. The Extraordinary Man subscription box

From the editorial team at BCLiving comes this new seasonal subscription box that aims to help men redefine their style… every 90 days. For just $69 plus taxes each season, subscribers receive over $100 in accessories, grooming products and more. The best part? Free shipping within Canada and no duties or currency exchange issues.
$69 per season, including free shipping within Canada at BCLiving.ca

7. Laser cut bamboo cufflinks by Cabin + Cub

Founded by art director Valerie Thai in 2006, Cabin + Cub makes locally crafted laser-cut cufflinks from bamboo wood that feature various Canadian-inspired designs, such as these cool bicycles for fans of two-wheeled transport.
$29 online

8. Barber & Co. Classic Pomade

Stocking stuffers are perfect opportunities to help your man freshen up his grooming regime. This Barber & Co. product is scented with natural essential oils and even takes inspiration from dry English gin, billing itself as a “pleasant and revered cocktail for the hair.” We’ll toast to that!
$28 online

9. Monogrammed key pouch by Roots

Vancouver’s new Roots Cabin store marks the Western Canadian launch of the customization workshop, where customers can create one-of-a-kind jackets and bags and any Roots leather product can be monogrammed for free.
From $22 at the Pacific Centre Roots Store

10. Peregrine Supply Co. brand and accessories at Sitka

Help the hipster man in your life with beard oil and beard balms from Peregrine Supply Brand. They are handmade in New Westminster and come in Bonsai Citrus scent or ‘Park Ranger’ with cedarwood and sandalwood, complemented by cedar leaf and spruce. Pick up a recycled cashmere Sitka toque while you’re shopping.
$22 for beard oil, $50 for toque at Sitka

11. Herschel Chapter travel kit

Get him kitted out with a Chapter travel kit from local brand Herschel. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a bigger bag, you can pick up a peacoat and cyber yellow wash bag for him to take on his travels.
$34.99 at Herschel


12. Stoüt daily SPF lotion

Sun, pollution and a busy lifestyle can all reflect on a man’s skin. Using Stoüt Face Care‘s all-natural lotion protects with an SPF count of 15 but—thanks to the inclusion of jojoba oil and other essential vitamins and minerals—can also refresh previously weathered skin.
From $20.00 at various retailers

13. HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tickets

Coming to Vancouver on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 next year, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is a weekend of epic sport and celebration. Tournament passes mean access for both days—for a total of 45 games. (And endless brownie points for you.) Also, the Women’s Sevens takes place in Victoria on Sunday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.
$99, excluding taxes and fees

14. Wolf Pack hat at Nine O’Clock Gun

Named after the nickname for the Canadian national women’s field hockey team, the Wolf Pack hat raises funds for the team and is made by Vancouver-based hat sellers Nine O’Clock Gun. Only 50 of the limited edition hats are available.
$40 at Nine O’Clock Gun

15. United & Free Unity shave lotion

Vancouver’s United & Free makes natural products using ethical practices. This moisturizing lotion combines shea butter and sea kelp to protect skin during morning rituals while also hydrating long after. A close shave needn’t be coupled with irritation and bumps.
$24.95 online

16. B.C. ceramic ornament at Indigo

Fans of the festive season will love this cute black-and-white tree ornament from Indigo. It’s ideal for the man who already has everything and is the perfect present if it’s coming from a little one… on a little one’s budget.
$10 at Indigo

17. 3-D-printed insoles by Wiivv

Give him a pair of 3-D-printed insoles, custom-made to his exact foot shape. Buy a digital gift card and all he needs to do is download the Wiivv app (created in Vancouver) and use a smartphone to take his foot measurements. Wiivv Technology digitally maps each foot with over 200 points to create a 3D-printable file that is unique to each foot, even unique from left to right.
$126 at Wiivv

18. Simply Beautiful Moscow Mule mugs

Think a Moscow Mule mug is only good for a refreshing summer sip? Then you clearly haven’t heard of a bourbon maple apple cider. He’ll love these hammered copper-coloured stainless steel mugs for winter drinks too. Wash by hand and dry immediately.
$35 per pair at Simply Beautiful

19. Vitality Relax+ herbal aid

Another great stocking stuffer! Vitality‘s Relax+ helps ease the tension and anxiety many men feel during the holidays. It’s an effective herbal aid that gently calms the mind and body, relaxing the tense muscles in and around shoulders, back and legs. It also aids with a more restful and restorative sleep.
$22.95 at various retailers

20. Champion Shave razor system

For those of us without beards, shaving is a necessity. It shouldn’t cost you an fortune to get a good one. Champion Shave is a newbie in the grooming marketplace–and we love both the price and effectiveness. Partnered with true athletic champs like Wayne Gretzky and Usain Bolt, the system’s cartridges feature three blades–constructed of stainless steel and imported from Sweden–as well as Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and moisturize.
$8.99 US online

21. Earth’s Choice fair trade organic coffee

An experience with exceptional coffee starts well before the first sip. The highest quality organic ingredients ensure Earth’s Choice‘s fair-trade coffee pleases the palate and then some. Beans are sourced directly from farmer co-ops and the packaging is constructed with biodegradable film, so a cup does good well beyond your morning pick-me-up.
$14 at various retailers 

22. Blue Q Socks at Front & Company

Almost more a novelty love note than a fashion accessory, these sassy Blue Q “Yo dude! Love your stupid face!” socks from Front & Company let your favourite guy know how you really feel.
$16 at Front & Company