The Holidays are just around the corner – have you started on your annual Holiday gift shopping yet? This year has been a challenging one for small businesses across our province, but the Holiday season offers a real opportunity for you to use your dollars to do good in your community by shopping local.
We don’t realize it, but our dollars are so powerful. How you choose to spend them can make all the difference for hardworking small business owners across BC. You can find amazing gifts right on your doorstep that support your local economy, 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 Northern BC-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 Northeast and North Coast + Nechako marketplaces.
Gift Idea: Buck Wild Dolman Pull Over
Perfect For: If you want to be the cool older relative
Looking to be the cool older relative this year? Pick a younger family member up this awesome pullover featuring the adventurous Buck Wild print and super stretchy cuffs. The unique “grow with me” sizing has a looser fit so it’ll last longer in the wild.
Gift Idea: Coffee Subscription
Perfect For: Caffeine Lovers
Gift a regular dose of caffeine from the expert roasters at Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters. With combinations as unique as snowflakes to choose from these coffees will perk up the holiday festivities. Choose the delivery interval- each week or month, tasting blends from new beans arriving regularly.
Gift Idea: Haida Rings
Perfect For: Fashionable Friends
This generational family business specializes in jewelry, Haida art and crystals from Haida Gwaii. The collection of authentic rings from Haida artists will always be in style, making the perfect gift for your fashionable friends and loved ones.
Gift Idea: A unique collectable
Perfect For: A quirky relative or friend
Location: Prince Rupert
Opening its doors in the summer of 2013, The Argosy holds one of BC’s largest collection of antiques, one-of-a-kind treasures and collectables. Browse their selection online and find an endless list of unique gifts and treasures that are perfect for the Holiday season.
Gift Idea: Christmas Smash It’s
Perfect For: The sweet of tooth
Location: Charlie Lake
Treat the sweet tooth in your life to a delectable batch of Christmas Smash It’s from Cass’s Kitchen. These delicious chocolate balls are covered in sprinkles and chocolate drizzle, topped with a Christmas themed chocolate of your choice. If that’s not enough, each ball is filled with a surprise mix of signature dipped candies.
Gift Idea: Indigenous-designed Holiday Cards
Perfect For: All your friends and family
Inspire everyone on your list with a gift from Kari Morgan Designs. A First Nations fine artist, sculptor and designer, Kari has designed a range of beautiful Holiday cards that would make a memorable and unique addition to your mail outs this Holiday season.
Kari Morgan is one of the foremost young Indigenous artists working in BC. She has displayed artwork across the Northwest, Vancouver, and Seattle, showcasing her distinctive minimalist style that blends traditional First Nations art with contemporary influences.Read the Full Story
Meet Laurie Weitzel, the founder of Earth’s Own Naturals, a pair of Cannabis dispensaries located in Kimberley and Fernie, BC. Laurie is on a mission to erase the misconceptions inherent in BC’s cannabis industry.Read the Full Story
Live out those #VanLife dreams and hit the open road with Honest Camper.Read the Full Story
Handmade, bespoke leather goods, made with care in beautiful Nelson, BC.Read the Full Story
We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.