As all of the Black Friday | Cyber Monday madness was happening, we sat down to brainstorm about the gifts that we want to give this holiday season. Because we call Vancouver home, we wanted to feature as many local shops and businesses as possible. If you love our ideas, but do not live here, fear not - the internet will hook you up with delivery to your door.
For Everyone’s Stockings
Nala Free-From Deodorant in Sandalwood & Bergamot.
Pure Earth Superfoods fermented veggies - this one is local only and you can find their stuff here.
Honey from Hives for Humanity.
Coffee beans from East Van Roasters.
Jackie Kai Ellis’ memoir The Measure of My Powers.
Woodlot’s Original 13.5oz candle.
For your hard-to-buy-for husband/boyfriend/baby daddy/life partner who already treated himself to a PS4 in October
Flax Sleep Robe in Midnight (or Rose). One size fits all linen masterpiece.
For your techy favourite brother or brother-in-law
Made of premium pebble-grain Italian leather and high-grade aluminum alloy, and features an integrated Qi-wireless charger. It has a USB-C input and can fast charge (up to 10-watts) the latest iPhone and Samsung smartphones faster than the cables they come with and it charges through most phone cases.
For your spiritual realist BFF/dinner party host to spark table conversation/ travel buddy/or, you know, your office witch
Matt Corker’s Locally Made ‘Inquest’ Card Deck. The tarot-inspired deck is the culmination of a two-year-long collaboration between local artist Nadine Nevitt and leadership coach, life consultant and yoga guru Matt Corker. The 54 beautifully illustrated and occasionally humorous cards have titles like “Self Preservation”, “Compassionate Connection” and “Core Desires”. Each one is designed to inspire self-directed introspection.
For your mother/mother-in-law/sister/sister-in-law or whomever in your life you expect to feed you on a regular basis
A GRAIN subscription. The women behind GRAIN are changing the game when it comes to fresh milled flour and chickpeas that will change your hummus game forever. This is a gift that will give all year long (and may even give back to you in the form of freshly baked goods).
For your office/book club/last minute Secret Santa gift exchange
Flax Sleep x Craftworks tea towels. These towels are up-cycled from our unused material by the team at Craftworks in Vancouver, BC. A portion of the profits from these towels is donated to Atira Women’s Resource Society. So your gift exchange contribution this year is doing all kinds of good.
For your skin-care obsessed BFF who is beautiful no matter what
Harlow Skin Co’s Original Face Elixir. Easily our favourite all natural beauty brand, this magical face oil is the perfect treat for her winter skin.