The Ultimate 2017 Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

We're making it easy for you to put a gift under the tree that everyone will love with these 81 fresh ideas

We’re making it easy for you to put a gift under the tree that everyone will love



1. Pillow Fight Factory gin and tonic pillows

Handmade in Vancouver using locally sourced materials, these “Gin” and “Tonic” cushions add sparkle to any sofa. Treat her to a stylish reminder of her favourite cocktail with these lovely linen accessories.
$119 each at Pillow Fight Factory

2. Obakki Foundation Bidi Bidi bandana scarf

Give a gift that does some good—and looks great. Named after the world’s largest refugee camp, where this print was created, 100 per cent of net proceeds from this scarf go towards helping women in Uganda rebuild their lives through the funding of their own business initiatives in textiles, agriculture and trade.
$39 at Obakki

3. Leah Alexandra Star Moon locket

Handmade in Vancouver, Leah Alexandra‘s timeless jewellery will up her style game this holiday season. And this latest collection of lockets is the ultimate gift for someone special on your list.
Leah Alexandra, $245

4. The Simply Beautiful editors box

The Simply Beautiful editors box is the perfect gift that keeps giving—with deliveries every 90 days. Carefully curated with products that showcase the creative craftsmanship and ethical values of many Canadian talents, these boxes offer beauty products, decor gems, stylish accessories and more. Purchase a subscription and make life a bit more beautiful for the woman you care for.
$88 per season, including free shipping within Canada at

5. The Recipe Box YVR edition

Over 50 of the city’s most passionate chefs—including Angus An, Hidekazu Tojo, Pino Posteraro, Shelome Bouvette, Thomas Haas and Vikram Vij—have created 100 recipes ranging from breakfast to midnight snacks, from sweet to savoury. Presented on water-resistant cards in a special box, a portion of proceeds will go towards MealShare, a platform that partners with many Canadian restaurants to help fight youth hunger.
$65 online and at select retailers

6. REDAVID Orchid Oil treatment

Local brand Redavid’s most popular and coveted product harnesses orchid extract, a 7-in-1 miracle ingredient that controls frizz, adds radiant shine and makes hair soft and manageable.
From $14 at REDAVID

7. Simply Beautiful Moscow Mule mugs

She will love to entertain with these hammered copper-coloured stainless steel Moscow mule mugs. Great for serving up festive tipples, she can impress guests with drinks like this gorgeous Holiday Mule.
$35 per pair at Simply Beautiful

8. Railtown Catering turkey to-go

If Mom always asks for ‘peace and quiet’ as a gift, get the siblings to gather together to get Railtown Catering turkey to-go to save her making the Christmas dinner (and doing the clean up). The feast includes a 16-pound sage roasted organic turkey—sourced locally from JD Farms in Langley, giblet gravy, stuffing, rolls and all the gourmet trimmings… plus dessert! They come in both ready-to-eat (hot) or ready-to-bake (cold) formats. Gourmet holiday meals will be available for pick up and delivery on December 24, 25 and 26.
$299 from Railtown Catering

9. Starbucks rose gold scales stainless steel tumbler

Feed that coffee addiction with a rose gold stainless steel tumbler from Starbucks. The dimpled scale effect looks super-cool and the colour is bang-on-trend for winter 2017.
$27.95 at Starbucks

10. Nadia Albano cheek enhancer brush

Get cheeky! A girl can never have too many cosmetic brushes—and this cheek enhancer brush from Vancouver-based, internationally acclaimed hair and makeup stylist Nadia Albano is shaped with an angle to hug the cheekbones for a perfect sculpted effect. The bonus? It also doubles as a blush and contour brush.
$18 at Nadia Albano

11. Free Label Good Planet pullover

Ethically made in Toronto and embroidered here in Vancouver, Free Label’s navy Good Planet Pullover is made of ultra soft pre-shrunk bamboo fleece, a sustainable fabric that does good for the environment and looks good too.
$128 from Free Label

12. LACC nail polish

Nail polish is always a great stocking stuffer, and she’ll love polishing off her perfect pedi with a holiday hue from La Couleur Couture (LACC). Headquartered in Vancouver and manufactured in New York, LACC creates salon-quality, socially responsible, luxury nail lacquers made with passion—and without the use of chemicals.
$12.99 at LACC

13. TWG 12 Days of Christmas gift box

Tea fans will love this gift box, which comes encased in a gold and ruby red chest with an elegant sleeve, and includes an enchanting collection of 12 ornament-sized 25 gram tea tins filled with TWG Tea’s favourite fine harvest teas and most beloved blends.
$198 at TWG Tea Salon and Boutique, 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

14. Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier hand & nail cream

Another great stocking stuffer idea, this hand and nail cream from Roger & Gallet is absorbed quickly to provide lasting hydration. It’s enriched with shea butter and features a festive fig fragrance—perfect for the holidays.

$10 at Scarlet & Julia

15. Tiffany & Co. Wheat Leaf cup

Add some class to her tableware with a Wheat Leaf cup and saucer in bone china from Tiffany & Co.’s new home and accessories collection, which also includes items such as a protractor, ruler, drinking straw, paint can, first aid box and paper cup, handcrafted in silver by Tiffany artisans.
$135 at Tiffany & Co.

16. Silk Road Tea holiday survival kit

Help her make it through the season with a holiday survival kit from Silk Road Tea. Like the store’s tea, all the brand’s beauty products are organic and additive-free. Each kit is presented in a beautiful, handmade paper pouch and includes a holiday survival guide as well as Allergy & Hay Fever Defense, Cold & Flu Ninja, Happy Mood & Stress Management Remedy, Headache & Hangover and Sweet Dreams aromatherapy roll-ons.
$75.95 at Silk Road Tea Store

17. withinUS TruMarine Collagen

Give her the gift of smoother skin, fuller hair and healthier joints. Vancouver-based withinUs TruMarine Collagen provides the highest possible quality of collagen, extracted exclusively from fish scales sourced from the deep, clean waters of the South Pacific Ocean. All she has to do is stir it into water, coffee or a smoothie and drink up the benefits.
$50 for 30 stick packs at withinUs

18. Tiber River Naturals body butter

Tiber River Naturals makes decadent body butters by hand right here in Canada using ingredients that are good for the skin and the environment. And we promise she’ll especially love this fresh and fruity Goddess scent.
$15 for 60 mL at Tiber River

19. Elate Universal Crème

Victoria’s Elate Cosmetics wants to empower all women to make healthy choices and use the best possible products for their daily ritual. Their Universal Crème collection will flush her cheeks with a look that’s soft, dewy and natural, or highlight her face with a youthful contoured glow. The bonus? The pretty packaging is made entirely of biodegradable paper, and all of Elate’s products are vegan, cruelty-free and toxin-free.
$20 at Elate Cosmetics

20. BP. knit beanie

Keep her cozy with this knit and faux fur beanie hat, It’s a warm way to say “I love you” this holiday season.
$19 at Nordstrom

21. Olive + Piper Ava earrings

Designed in Vancouver, Olive + Piper’s best-selling Ava earrings are perfect for the girl who loves some bling. Let her have her Cinderella moment as this bouquet of marquise gems catches the light and she makes the room twinkle.
$48 preorder at Olive + Piper

22. Best Coast candle by Canvas Candle Company

The Port Moody-based creators at Canvas Candle Company have succeeded at capturing a signature scent for Canada’s West Coast. Evergreen and cedar wood fragrances are poured into this soy candle for a smell that’s woodsy and festive.
$15.95 at Canvas Candle Co. for the 6 oz gold tin

23. Amaterasu Geisha Ink silk mascara

More fun for her stocking! Vancouver-based beauty brand Amaterasu’s Geisha Ink silk mascara creates fuller, softer lashes without clumping. Plus, the formula is smudge-proof and water-resistant. We love that each mascara is printed with cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) to symbolize beauty and optimism.
$32 at Amaterasu

24. Thomas Haas truffle tree

Grab a sweet treat from local chocolatier Thomas Haas. Go traditional with a chocolate gift box or try one of these handcrafted truffle trees for a pretty present that will look as good on the table as it does under the Christmas tree.
Small tree $39, large tree $65 at Thomas Haas

25. Daily Concepts Your Facial micro scrubber

This dual texture micro scrubber from Daily Concepts slips on like a mitt and comes with a convenient pouch that suction mounts to the shower wall. The coolest part? We love that the label gradually fades to let her know when it’s time for a replacement.
$15 at Peanut Butter Gorgeous

26. RYU Women’s tough tight

Do you have a lady in your life who likes to go commando in yoga class? Gift her Vancouver brand RYU’s Tough Tights. Layered compression construction wraps around the waistband for 360-degree core support, and the tights have also been designed with a bacteriostatic, carbon-mesh-lined-diamond gusset to allow the freedom to go commando.
$100 at RYU

27. Midnight Paloma Charcoal + Rose detox mask

Handmade in small batches in Vancouver, Midnight Paloma is an all-natural skincare line dedicated to detoxifying the body using charcoal. This delicately scented mask uses the power of charcoal to absorb impurities and clean pores, while rolled oats soothe and rose petals hydrate her skin.
$22 at Midnight Paloma and BeautyMark

28. Lavender & Grace Ella earrings

Kelowna’s Lavender & Grace creates delicate and dainty jewellery that’s also perfectly on trend. We’re obsessed with these understated yet edgy gold bar Ella studs that will be her go-to earrings for seasons to come.
$20 at Lavender & Grace

29. "But first tea" mug + a box of teapigs tea of your choice

Teapigs is offering a limited-edition, handmade teapigs mug just in time for the holiday gifting season. Whether you’re looking for a teacher gift or a stocking stuffer, this perfect combo is sure to please.
$20 at teapigs

30. The 7 Virtues Lisa Ray Jasmine of India eau de parfum

Make perfume, not war. Halifax’s The 7 Virtues sources fair market natural essential oils from nations rebuilding after war or strife—and this collaborative effort with Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray unites the entire fragrance collection by supporting growers and their families. Allow the spicy notes of cardamom, ginger, frankincense and myrrh to transport her to India while you find peace in supporting an amazing cause.
$70 at Hudson’s Bay

31. Di Morelli Vitamin C serum for face and eye

If a serum isn’t already a part of her daily beauty routine, this product will convince her to add it. Vitamin C is a highly effective anti-aging ingredient, and this potent and fast-absorbing treatment from Vancouver physician Dr. Morrell helps reduce the visible signs of aging. Di Morelli’s skincare line is paraben-free, hypoallergenic and not tested on animals.
$45 at Di Morelli

32. Delia Organics Dose of C Eye Magnify

On those mornings after holiday parties, she will certainly appreciate this refreshing Vitamin C gel from Vancouver’s Delia Organics. The cooling gel aids in reducing puffiness and inflammation, and all of Delia’s products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and made in small batches with natural and organic ingredients.
$30 at Delia Organics

33. Ativo Skincare makeup brush cleaner

She might not buy this for herself, which makes it the perfect gift! This solid brush cleaner from Vancouver’s Ativo Skincare cleans and conditions while washing away dirt and bacteria, so all her makeup brushes will get a clean start for the new year.
$25 at Ativo



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

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

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



1. L.O.L. Surprise and Awesome Little Green Men

Kids go cuckoo for these collectibles and L.O.L. Surprise and Awesome Little Green Men make ideal stocking stuffers. L.O.L. Surprise tots offer seven layers of surprise and each layer reveals a hint of which L.O.L. doll is underneath.
$13.99 to 16.99 at Toys “R” Us, Indigo, Mast