10 BC-Themed Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner, and why not give a gift inspired by this magnificent province? Check out our list of 10 awesome gift ideas!

1. Goblets

Location: Side Street Studio – 2250 #204 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria

Facebook: @sidestreetstudioarts

Website: www.sidestreetstudio.com

These handcrafted ceramic goblets come in a variety of colours, but my personal favourite has to be the blue and aqua. Measuring seven inches tall and safe for the microwave, dishwasher and oven, these are a unique piece that will be a topic of conversation for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.

Side Street Studio

2. A gift certificate to the Chemainus Theatre

Location: 9737 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus

Facebook: @CTFtalkback

Website: www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca

Give the gift of a wonderful theatre experience this year. The gift certificate can be given in any denomination and can be used for the theatre, dinner in the new Playbill Dining Room, in the Gallery Gift Shop or at the concession.

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3. Wine

Location: Culmina Family Estate Winery – 4790 Wild Rose St., Oliver

Facebook: @CulminaWinery

Website: www.culmina.ca

The previous co-owner of the Jackson-Triggs wine empire, Don Triggs, has laid down roots in the Okanagan Valley with his family. And they are crafting spectacular wine, done with attention to detail, scientific research and a passion for letting the grape be the star of the show. Buy a bottle for your favourite wine lover.

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4. Locally crafted cheese

Location: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks – 403 Lowrys Rd., Parksville

Facebook: @LittleQualicumCheeseworks

Website: www.cheeseworks.ca

What better gift could there be for your host and hostess than local cheese, straight from the farm? With a wide variety to choose from, there’s a cheese for every palate and occasion.

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

5. Sea salt

Location: Vancouver Island Salt Co. – 4235 Telegraph Rd., Cobble Hill

Facebook: @VancouverIslandSaltCo

Website: www.visaltco.co

Salt enhances, deepens and sharpens the flavour of your food, and a good chef knows that quality salt matters. This handcrafted artisan salt is harvested from the waters of Vancouver Island and there are several options to choose from.

Vancouver Island Salt Co

6. Canned Pacific smoked oysters

Location: St. Jean’s – 242 Southside Dr., Nanaimo

Facebook: @StJeans.Cannery

Website: www.stjeans.com

St. Jean’s takes fresh Vancouver Island oysters, smokes them with natural hardwood smoke at their Nanaimo location and then cans the product for unrivaled taste and texture. St. Jean’s is the only cannery in western Canada that cans smoked oysters.

St Jeans Cannery

7. Moccasins for children

Location: Nooks Design – Kelowna

Facebook: @NooksDesign

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/nooksdesign

Nooks Design specializes in children’s moccasins and children’s clothing, handmade in Kelowna. The company will soon be featured on an episode of Dragon’s Den, as well.

Nooks Design on Facebook

8. Locally crafted soap

Location: Mountain Farms Soap – 6763 Satchell St., Abbotsford

Facebook: @MountainFarmsSoap

Website: www.mountainfarmssoap.ca

Mountain Farms Soap specializes in handcrafted soaps, lotions and bath products. Scented or unscented, bath bombs to mineral salts to muscle balm and more, this little shop has it all.

Mountain Farms Soap

9. Ski lessons

Location: Whistler Blackcomb

Facebook: @whistlerblackcomb

Website: www.whistlerblackcomb.com

What comes to mind when you think of British Columbia in the winter? Whistler. Give that someone special a chance to get on a pair of skis and learn how the pros do it. Or, that special someone can use the gift card for dinner at the resort and simply enjoy the stunning view from beside the fireplace.

Whistler Blackcomb

10. Subscription to BC Magazine

Location: OP Media Group – 802 1166 Alberni St., Vancouver

Facebook: @BCMagazine

Website: www.bcmag.ca/subscribe

This year, give the gift that’s everything BC! BC Magazine is the go-to publication for those looking to celebrate and learn about this amazing province. All subscriptions include a free calendar featuring stunning photos from across BC.

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Michaela Ludwig

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