Every year there is that one person that can be a challenge to buy for. Whether it is a relative, co-worker, or friend, there always seems to be that one person on your list that can stump you. Here are a few ideas that will hopefully help or at least inspire you this holiday season:
Blackstrap Cloth & Co.: A small company based in Ladner, BC making quality, trendy pillows, aprons, and bags. Their products are made using canvas, leather, and mudcloth.
Pacific Knot: Beautiful, handcrafted with quality yarn, toques, scarves, accessories and more with West Coast living in mind. My Pacific Knot toque is still a daily go to. It has maintained its shape and has held up to multiple cold, wet winters.
Coffee Subscriptions: If you have read my previous blogs you know I am married to a coffee enthusiast. By “Coffee Enthusiast” I mean, you have multiple coffee makers on the counter. For example we have a Chemex, Aeropress, Technivorm, and a Hario pour over, and I can guarantee more to come in my future (by the way any of these above items are great for dedicated coffee drinkers.) Several places offer coffee subscriptions where on a set schedule, different coffees are delivered . A few favorite local companies on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland are:
Check with some of the local roasters and coffee stores in your area to see if they have a coffee subscription for the “coffee enthusiast” in your life.
Hyrdo Flask: The perfect travel cup for any occasion on any adventures. Ranging from kid sized to Dad sized. Hyrdo Flask has a container to keep your cold drinks icy and your warm drinks pippin hot.
K’Pure Naturals: Natural skin and body care product line created by a mom of 4 determined to “make sure what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body” (kpurenaturals.com). This company has a wide range of products that receive the highest praise. (They have fantastic gift boxes too).
Mint & Birch: An artistian Mama that hand stamps each necklace. You can get some of their own designed necklaces or have a custom necklace created. My boys surprised me with a personalized bar necklace for Mothers Day this year and it is something I will cherish forever.
Hopefully this helps give you a few ideas or inspires some new gift ideas for friends and family this season.