Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with our roundup of the best gifts Vancouver has to offer

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with our roundup of the best gifts Vancouver has to offer

Want to make your holiday shopping experience more cheer than chore? BCLiving’s editors have taken the pressure off by scouring the city to find great gift ideas for everyone on your list. The bonus? We’ve featured plenty of Vancouver products and retailers, so you’ll get to discover and support local designers while wrapping up your Christmas shopping this year.

 

Elsa Corsi Vanessa Cuff Bracelet
‘Tis the season for sparkle, and this stunning bracelet by Vancouver jewelry designer Elsa Corsi certainly shines. The Vanessa cuff incorporates clear marquis and golden shadow crystals in an exquisite mosaic-like pattern.

$1,200, elsacorsi.com
 

Mona Sultan 

Le Carré Sheer 

Red Diamond Scarf

Mona Sultan 

Le Carré Sheer 

Red Diamond Scarf


Vancouver-based designer Mona Sultan combines graphic design with fashion to create luxurious silk chiffon scarves. Partial proceeds from the Red Diamond scarf will aid refugees in Sultan’s home country of Syria.

$165, oneofafew.com

Christine Lingerie Luxe Teddy 



Christine Lingerie Luxe Teddy 





Made in Vancouver and sold internationally, designer Christine Morton’s high quality sleepwear has garnered an impressive list of celebrity customers, including Gwyneth 

Paltrow. This flirty silk teddy is perfect for those on your naughty or nice list.

$220, dianeslingerie.com



Michael Kors “Watch Hunger Stop” 100 Series watch

Michael Kors “Watch Hunger Stop” 100 Series watch



Not only is this watch a gorgeous piece of jewelry, it also helps relieve world hunger. For every sale of the 100 Series watch, Michael Kors will donate US$25 to the United Nations World Food Programme.

$355, michaelkors.com



Gift Card for Toptable Restaurant

Gift Card for Toptable Restaurant

The best presents aren’t always things. With this gift card from Toptable, let her experience one of Vancouver’s best restaurants: CinCin, Blue Water Café or West.

$300 (recommended value), toptable.ca



Byredo Blanche Parfums

Byredo Blanche Parfums

 
This floral scent from fragrance designer Ben Gorham's Byredo line features notes of white rose, peony and violet.

$235/100 mL, holtrenfrew.com



Nespresso Maestria Rosso Coffee Machine

Nespresso Maestria Rosso Coffee Machine



With its pod system, this slick coffee machine brews up a variety of premium espresso beverages with the touch of a button. This specific model features a steam pipe for making barista-quality milk foam.

$549.95, thebay.com



Vancouver Signature Sensation treatment at the Sense Rosewood Spa

Vancouver Signature Sensation treatment at the Sense Rosewood Spa

This stunning spa at Vancouver’s luxe Hotel Georgia offers a locally inspired body treatment that includes a sea salt exfoliation, therapeutic rinse and massage. 80/110 mins.

$180/$230, rosewoodhotels.com





Leah Alexandra Gold Gem Cuff and Earrings 





Leah Alexandra Gold Gem Cuff and Earrings 



The casual elegance of Vancouver jewelry designer Leah Alexandra’s 24K gem cuff comes in three colours: black garnet, moonstone and aqua chalcedony (shown here in aqua chalcedony).

$200, beautybarcosmetics.com.

Saul Good Gift Co. Sweet Tooth Christmas Gift Basket

Saul Good Gift Co. Sweet Tooth Christmas Gift Basket

 
With shortbread by Péché Mignon, vanilla salt caramels from Cocolico, hot chocolate sticks from Beta 5 plus plenty of other local goodies, this gift basket from the Saul Good Gift Co. showcases B.C.’s best sweet treats.

$125, itsaulgood.com

Erin Templeton Palooka Bag

Erin Templeton Palooka Bag



This versatile purse from Vancouver designer Erin Templeton can be carried as a shoulder bag or messenger style across the body. $385, erintempleton.com