As small businesses across our province feel the impact of another challenging year, it’s more important than ever to shop local, invest in our communities and support our friends and neighbours. This Holiday season, your dollars have so much power. You can find amazing gifts right on your doorstep that keep dollars in your local economy, jobs in our communities, and smiles on your family’s faces.
At the BC Marketplace, we’re all about shopping local and supporting the hard-working business owners that make our province such a special place. We know that picking out gifts can be hard work and that’s why we’re here to help. We’ve gathered some ideas and inspiration for your Holiday gift buying from awesome Cariboo-based businesses.
We put our best Elves on the job, so check out the businesses below and get Holiday ready with the BC Marketplace. Find more inspiration and gift ideas by exploring the Cariboo Marketplace.
Gift Idea: Crazy Craft in a Can
Perfect For: Your crafty friend or relative
Location: Prince George
The Makerie in Prince George is a combination of coffee shop and creative studio. A fun gift idea for DIYers and artists on your list is to purchase a craft kit, such as their Crazy Craft in a Can, for a fun holiday outing. They can grab a coffee and use their studio space to complete the project – get creative together and choose a craft to do yourself as well!
Gift Idea: Sterling Silver Plated Stitch Markers
Perfect For: Knitters and Hobbyists
Location: Prince George
Knitting is quickly becoming an extremely popular hobby among all age groups. It’s a meditative hobby that has an active community all around the world – chances are, you know a dedicated knitter yourself! Darling Deviance’s gorgeous stitch marker collection is a gift sure to make any knitter happy. This kit is suitable for a wide range of projects and is a must-have in everyone’s knitting collection.
Gift Idea: Liqueur Chocolate Box
Perfect For: A Sweet-Toothed Uncle
Location: Bridge Lake
Chocolate is always a welcome holiday treat. However, instead of gifting the usual holiday chocolates that many of us are already familiar with, why not try Haskap chocolates? Haskap is a Canadian “super berry” that’s chock-full of antioxidants. More importantly, it tastes delicious! The Haskap Liqueur Chocolate box is a great introduction to the flavour profile of Haskap berries in eight decadent truffles.
Gift Idea: Shyrdak Rug
Perfect For: A trendy friend or relative
Location: Horsefly, BC
This rug is perfect for all the home decor connoisseurs out there. The shyrdak, a traditional hand-felted rug from Kyrgyzstan, is 100% wool and carefully crafted. This gorgeous piece will give any home a vibrant touch, utilizing striking contrasting colours and motifs that represent the natural world.
Gift Idea: Winter Call of the Wild Adventure Package
Perfect For: Thrill Seekers and Nature Lovers
Location: Williams Lake
Adventure is calling! The Cariboo is well known for its diverse wildlife and spectacular winter mountain views. Give someone an unforgettable holiday experience by booking an all-inclusive adventure package from Eco Tours BC. A great option is the Winter Call of the Wild Adventure package – anyone who values the solitude and beauty of winter is sure to love this gift. This opportunity allows participants to explore the Cariboo Mountains to see wolves, lynx, winter birds, and more.
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