December 8, 2023

From skin-care sets to cool puffer coats, these perfect are perfect for wrapping up this holiday season.

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Searching for a few ideas for fashion and beauty gifts from B.C. brands? You’re in luck.

We’ve rounded up 20 fabulous finds from homegrown companies to help get your gift-giving going smoothly. From skin-care sets to cool puffer coats, these pieces are perfect for wrapping up this holiday season:

The gift: Aritzia Super World The Super Lite jacket.

Why we love it: Give the gift of cosy with this puffer jacket from Aritzia. Featuring 100 per cent responsibly sourced goose down, the low-profile, lightweight puffer features water-repellent and wind-resistant fabric to keep out the elements — while also packing down into a pocket.


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$178 | Aritzia, 

The gift: A Bronze Age Mini Petal Bow.

Why we love it: This pretty hair accessory from the brand A Bronze Age is perfect for those for whom a ponytail or low bun are a frequent go-to. Crafted in Vancouver using 100 per cent silk, the petite bow is sure to be worn on repeat.

$50 | 

The gift: Casca Boli Suede.

Why we love it: From the brand Casca, these unisex, slip-on sneakers feature recycled suede along with a custom-feel SmartFit that allows custom footbeds to be created using “10,000 unique measurements of each foot,” according to the company.

$228 | 

The gift: Ecologyst The Camel Overshirt.

Why we love it: From the Victoria-based slow fashion brand Ecologyst, this shacket style is crafted from camel wool — yes, camel wool. The material is gathered following the animal’s natural shedding process and milled into a soft, sturdy wool. The sustainable style also featured buttons made from the seeds of the Tagua palm tree.


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$435 |

The gift: Kasandy Kiondo Basket.

Why we love it: Jackee Kasandy fills her online and bricks-and-mortar Granville Island store with unique finds from East Africa such as this Kiondo Basket. Created by artisans and procured using a fair-trade process, Kasandy’s business aims to promote entrepreneurial opportunities and sustainable income sources for artisans in Kenya, while providing locals in Vancouver with unique pieces to add to their homes.

$69 | 

The gift: Kate & Frances Design Esther Dress.

Why we love it:  Local fashion brand Kate & Fraces offers a carefully curated selection of fashions that are designed and manufactured in Vancouver. Among them is the stylish Esther Dress, which features an A-line shape and three-quarter-length, wide sleeves that can work year-round.


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$259 | 

The gift: Kit and Ace Luxe Merino Loungewear Set.

Why we love it: Shopping for a loungewear lover on your list? Look no further than this luxurious merino wool lounge set from Kit and Ace. Available in heather black and light rose, the style takes effortless dressing to a whole new level.

$348 | Kit and Ace,

The gift: Love Vancity Gift Boxes You Glow Girl Box.

Why we love it:  Perfect for those who’d appreciate a sampling of selects from local small businesses, Love Vancity Gift Boxes curates collections of goods spanning self-care, food and more including this You Glow Girl box, which features products from four local brands.

$115 |

The gift: Lululemon Team Canada Wool-Blend Reversible Beanie.


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Why we love it: Perfect for the person on your list who cheers Team Canada on year round, this Lululemon toque is two-sided, so it’s like gifting two toppers in one. Crafted from a merino wool-blend fabric, the hat features the word Canada loud and proud so everyone knows just who they’re rooting for.

$48 | 

The gift: Luna Nectar Full Galaxy Kit.

Why we love it:  For the skin-care savvy, this Full Galaxy Kit from local brand Luna Nectar features a Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum, Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum and The Metamorphic Jade Roller to ensure the lucky gift recipient is shining bright all season long.

$150 | 

The gift: Mala the Brand Tobacco + Vanilla candle.

Why we love it:  Set the mood with one of the uniquely scented candles from Mala the Brand. The fast-growing company’s holiday collection is full of covetable holiday scents including Tabacco + Vanilla, which also features notes of bergamot cedar to round out the spicy-woodsy scent.


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$35 | Chapters Indigo , 

The gift: Marigold Collective Manali scarf.

Why we love it: A social enterprise that’s dedicated to empowering women through social and economic opportunities, Marigold Collective offers a variety of stylish pieces that give back. This Manali scarf, which is made by a co-operative of woman in Manali, India, features hand-spun threads that are woven together on a “traditional loom.”

$150 | 

The gift: Minichiello Jewellers Diamond Crescent Moon Stud Earrings.

Why we love it:  Family-run jewelry shop Minichiello Jewellers has been offering a selection of fine jewelry in the city for more than 60 years. Add a pretty touch of sparkle to someone’s ear this holiday season with the jeweller’s eye-catching crescent moon stud earrings, which feature 0.09 carats of pavé-set diamonds in 14-karat yellow gold.


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$425 | 

The gift: Obakki Arrowhead Cuff.

Why we love it:  Founder Treana Peake’s “purpose-led lifestyle brand” features work from international artisans such as this cuff bracelet created using 100 per cent upcycled brass by an artisan in Nairobi. Benefiting the philanthropic work of the non-profit Obakki Foundation, the company’s fair-trade goods give back to the artisan creators, while also presenting more opportunities through the foundation’s work.

$135 |

The Antoine family, Frank, Bonnie and Riel.
The Antoine family, Frank, Bonnie and Riel. Photo by Ronald McDonald House BC

The gift: Ronald McDonald House B.C. Wish List.

Why we love it:  Not so much a beauty or fashion gift, but a beautiful gift all the same, consider donating to the Ronald McDonald House B.C. Wish List this holiday season. The donation sees a “coveted item” on a participating family’s Christmas list, such as groceries, toys, electronics and much more gifted on the gift-giver’s behalf.


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From $50 | 

The gift: Sisters Sage Creator Soap.

Why we love it: Co-founders and sisters Lynn-Marie and Melissa-Rae Angus create self-care products that are inspired by their Gitxaala, Nisga’a and Metis Nations heritage. The colourful Creator Soap is made by hand using a blend of coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and canola oil, along with sweetgrass and tobacco leaf fragrance oil for a truly sensorial experience.

$11.50 | 

The gift: Smash + Tess The Forever Frosted Midi Dress.

Why we love it:  This perfect party dress from Smash + Tess will allow the holiday sparkle to live on season after season thanks to its bold, all-over sequin material. Available in silver or black, the midi-length dress features a boat neck and a straight, figure-skimming fit.


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$149 |

The gift: Tallu & Co Face Spray — The Calm.

Why we love it: Founder Katherine Evans creates small-batch self care and home elixirs that promote relaxation and peace of mind such as The Calm Face Spray, which features a blend of lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, jojoba oil and aloe to soothe and hydrate skin.

$24 | 

The gift: Vestige Story Dialogue Sweatshirt in blush.

Why we love it:  Founder and designer Aileen Lee creates covetable clothing creations that are designed to last a lifetime. The made-in-Canada styles, such as the Dialogue Sweater, feature thoughtful details such as multi-wrap ties and draping to create truly exquisite designs that go from day to night.

$128 | 

The gift: Wanderruff Kona Collar.

Why we love it: Perfect for the perfect pet on your list, these collars, matching harness and leashes (each sold separately) are made using 100 per cent recycled plastic webbing from discarded water bottles. One per cent of each sale also goes toward “eco-causes,” according to the brand.

$35 | 

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