December has arrived and the annual season of giving is upon us. It’s time to get into the festive spirit, hang those decorations and indulge in some classic Holiday tunes.
When you’re doing your annual Holiday shopping this year, consider shopping local, supporting your friends and neighbours, and investing money back into your local economy. We often don’t realize, but our dollars have so much power to do good. You can find amazing gifts right on your doorstep that help support small business, keep 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 Kootenays-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 Kootenay Marketplace.
Gift Idea: ‘Beat the Blues’ Gift Box Set
Perfect for: Creating Immaculate Vibes
Yahk Soap & Candle Company specialize in a diverse range of handmade soaps, candles, skincare and body care products. Their ‘Beat the Blues’ Gift Box Set highlights a wide variety of their amazing products in one convenient package that’s perfect for the Holidays. This gift will chase away those winter blues and create an atmosphere of relaxation in an instant.
Gift Idea: Surprise 3 Pack
Perfect for: Food Lovers
Everyone loves pasta, and Kaslo Sourdough have created the perfect Holiday treat with their ‘Surprise 3 Pack’ of handmade pastas. This package includes three surprise picks from Kaslo Sourdough’s extensive collection of pastas. Their award-winning recipes are delicious, easier on the stomach and more nutritious than regular wheat pasta.
Gift Idea: The Hippie
Perfect For: Hikers and Adventurers
The Hippie is a rugged and highly convenient fanny pack designed for the outdoor enthusiast. It’s been sized to accommodate all the essentials for outdoor activities, with room to spare for a few more odds and ends. It also features an external sleeve for quick access phone storage, and a removable keychain clip to keep your keys safely stashed away.
Gift Idea: Apple Ciders
Perfect For: Celebrating with friends and family
BC is rightly known for our tremendous local craft breweries, but don’t sleep on our amazing local cider producers. Burton City Cider are one example of a great local cidery that’s producing world class beverages. Their selection of apple ciders are a sweet treat that’s perfect for the Holiday season.
Gift Idea: Gewürztraminer 2020
Perfect For: The wine enthusiast in your life
The 2020 growing season was cooler than normal at this Creston Valley Vineyard, producing a Gewürztraminer that’s rich in aromas of exotic spice, apricot and pineapple. This refreshing white wine is best paired with good company.
Gift Idea: Alpine Trail Kombucha
Perfect For: The healthy eater
Alongside the great taste, Kombucha has so many health benefits to enjoy. This premium unpasteurized Kombucha is made from organic ingredients and spring water sourced in the Canadian Rockies. It’s got a refreshing champagne-like texture with a uniquely delicate taste in every bottle.
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