Local Gift Guide: Ideas For Everyone In The Family

Searching for gift ideas any time of the year? We’re sharing some of our favourites here! Here’s a few from our 2019|20 “Loving Local Gift Guide” for families.

For the grill master in the family

We’ve all heard by now about the wires in barbecue brushes falling out and getting stuck on food, and making people very ill. This new barbecue scraper prevents these problems completely! This Cedar Wood BBQ Grill Scraper is made in Canada from 100% Canadian natural western red cedar, and gets better with use. As you scrape the grills, the notches in the cedar get worn down, making them clean even better as you go! $18  BUY NOW


For aspiring builders

Did you know that only 2% of tradespeople in North America are female? Kendall Ansell,of Kendall Ansell Interiors, has founded local Burnaby female-led construction company Belle Construction to help change that. To inspire more girls to follow in her footsteps, Kendall created a book that challenges the status quo. Belle and Friends Build a House teaches all kids they can be whatever they want to be.  Available online.  $10 BUY NOW


For teachers and book lovers

Teachers are always stocking their classrooms with books for their students, and book lovers are fantastic at recommending and sharing great reads. Why not get them something meaningful, personal AND useful? This book stamp from Canadian brand Mabel’s Labels is customizable by name and style, and is self-inking to last through many uses. Great for teachers gifts, or for the bookworms in your life. $25. BUY NOW


Fun for the whole family

We all know that family dinners are so important for kids and parents, especially in this busy world. Sometimes conversation is a little hard when the answer is always “I dunno” or “yes/no”. Enter the conversation starter cards from Big Life Journal. These cards ask questions that encourage a growth mindset to really get everyone thinking and talking. $21  BUY NOW


For the (non) bakers

The founders of Snowden House bought an old tree farm with 4 acres of Douglas firs, but soon realized they had other goals in mind. Fast forward to current day where they create fruit infused vinegars, beer & cider bread mixes, soup mixes, dip mixes, Sparkling Fir Essence, and brie toppers, with many of the products using flavours and products right from the trees on site! We’re loving the West Coast bread mix that only needs a beer or a bottle of Fir Essence to mix and bake.  $8  BUY NOW


Stylish looks for the holiday parties

So many parties, and nothing to wear! Local iconic children’s wear companyPeekaboo Beans has a holiday line that makes parents and kids happy. Comfortable, long-lasting, and priced right, the Girls “Oh Joyful Tutu” is just $19 (on sale) and the PlayOn Pants are only $44. Match them with more Peekaboo Beans for clothes that will last well beyond the party season. BUY NOW


For the movie buffs

When the kids get together to watch something, the iPad or mobile device screen can seem awfully small. Enter the compact, ultra-portable M1 mini LED projector from ViewSonic. This little unit streams from your device and projects whatever you’re watching onto a wall or screen so everyone can see. With an integrated JBL speaker, the sound is great too. Cue the sleepover!  BUY NOW

Related: The Surprising Benefits of Board Games!

For more cool local finds, check out the latest issue of WestCoast Families

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