December can get overwhelming with everyone to shop for: siblings, friends, friends with benefits, mom, dad, daddy . . . the list goes on. While this guide can’t help you figure out whether or not you need to buy a gift for that guy you’ve been sleeping with, it should at least give you a few ideas for what to get everyone else.
Here are a few picks to give you some inspiration as you try to cross people off your list.
With 2015 marking the 10th anniversary of Canada legalizing same-sex marriage, Beneé Rubin and her team celebrate the occasion with their commemorative Vancouver Pride pendants. Available in bronze or sterling silver, 20 percent of proceeds will benefit the Vancouver Pride Society. As a master goldsmith and designer with over 30 years experience, Beneé Rubin is the official jewellery designer for the Vancouver Pride Society. If pendants aren’t your thing, check out their suave Love is Love cufflinks, which come in sterling silver. With years of custom crafting jewellery experience, Beneé Rubin can also create a memorable piece just for you.
Whether you’re shopping for a gift, or just looking to impress at your office holiday party this season, look to JQ Clothing. The East Vancouver boutique offers high quality, unique clothing sourced from Los Angeles and provides a welcoming environment for all. Check out JQ’s newest co-worker, JQ Jamie, who will be rocking new arrivals on Instagram. Popular with the LGBT community, JQ Clothing has been a favourite shopping destination on Commercial Drive for 16 years and just opened a second location in New Westminster.
Mellifera Bees honey is local shopping at its best. These hand-crafted honey infusions are made from hives managed across Metro Vancouver. There are even hives on the roof of Le Marche St George, one of the locations where you can pick up the jars. The infusions can be used in recipes or paired with other high quality foods, and make the perfect gift for lovers of fine things.
Imagine a new pair of underwear every day of the year. Vancouver-born Garçon Model underwear company makes this dream come true, and is receiving praise all over the fashion world with styles that demand attention. While $8,099 may seem like a lot for an annual underwear budget, on the bright side they offer free shipping! Or if that price tag is a little too steep for you, you could just opt for a single pair.
It may seem cliché, but there’s nothing like getting a basket full of gifts. This Canadian luxury gift basket provider offers same day Canadian shipping on gift bundles comprised of over 100 top food, drink and beauty brands. Hundreds of available basket themes allow you to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, holiday party host, or your own chocolate craving.