As the holidays approach, the question that’s swirling in many minds seems to be “What should I get them for Christmas!?” Finding the best gift idea for everyone on your list is no easy task, so to help you out, we’ve put together a list of holiday gift ideas that are sure to please everyone on your list.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
OwlCrate Jr. Book Subscription Box
It’s important to encourage kids to read, but finding books that will keep them engaged can be a challenge. OwlCrate Jr., a monthly subscription box designed for young readers, makes reading fun! Each month, a themed box is delivered to your door, featuring a newly-published novel, and 3-5 unique items that are connected to the month’s theme. This carefully-curated, Canadian book subscription box makes the perfect gift for both book lovers and reluctant readers.
www.owlcratejr.com | $25-$29/month
FOR YOUR VEGAN FRIENDS:
The Plant-Based Foodie Book
For those friends who are recently vegetarian, lifelong vegans, or even curious carnivores, the The Plant-Based Foodie book makes the perfect gift. Featuring stories and recipes from Vancouver’s leading plant-based businesses, and mouthwatering imagery that you’ll want to hang on your wall, this book proves that a plant-based diet isn’t only about caring the environment, eating healthy, and having compassion for animals – it can taste good too!
www.foodiebooks.ca | $40
FOR YOUNG ASPIRING WRITERS:
The Big Life Journal
Featuring a new and interesting topic every week, the Big Life Journal develops strong Social and Emotional Learning and growth mindset skills through inspiring stories, colourful illustrations, and engaging guided activities. With plenty of room to draw and write on each page, the Big Life Journal lets kids work at their own pace as they reflect, learn, and grow.
www.biglifejournal.com | $25 (USD)
FOR SHOPPERS WHO LOVE TO BUY LOCAL:
The Market Bag
The stylish and earth-friendly Market Bag was designed in Vancouver, BC, with a focus on rethinking plastic and its effects on the environment. Represent your ‘hood, reduce your plastic consumption, and contribute to an important cause too (a portion of your purchase will go towards shoreline cleanup.
www.thebag.ca | $55
FOR FAMILIES WHO LOVE GAME NIGHTS:
Rubik’s Race Board Game
Go back to the basics and gift a board game that will connect families who are looking for a fun and interactive way to spend more time together at home over the holidays. From Rubik’s Race, to The Floor is Lava, the wide range of games offered by Kroeger Games will having you winning this winter
www.kroegerinc.com | $25
FOR YOUR LITTLE FUTURISTIC FRIENDS:
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a robot that can talk to you, play games with you, and even teach you how to code? Well with Anki’s Cozmo, you can! Cozmo is a real-life robot, one like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He’ll nudge you to play, and keep you constantly surprised. With ongoing updates, Cozmo always has something new to share.
www.bestbuy.ca | $190
FOR FARMERS AND FOODIES:
The 2019 In Season Agenda
BC local food lovers, farmers market shoppers, garden enthusiasts, stationery lovers and anyone else on your gift list who is inspired to live in harmony with the seasons, will love the In Season Agenda. Features include a list of BC’s best farmers markets, a monthly guide on the best times to sow your garden seeds, reminders on when BC’s delicacies are available and in season, and more!
www.tashelstine.com | $35
We’re constantly updating this list, so don’t forget to keep checking back for more great gift ideas!