It’s the thought that counts, but sometimes the best gifts just happen to be a little bit fancy…
Hey, it’s fun to spoil the ones you love!
Whether you’re looking to make a big impression or simply treat someone special, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve partnered with Vancouver’s favourite local businesses to highlight this year’s most unique, memorable and totally AWESOME gifts.
Maker’s Mark — Private Select Whisky ($84.99)
In collaboration with the B.C. Liquor Stores, Maker’s Mark® has developed a unique Maker’s Mark Bourbon customized for the province of British Columbia. The B.C. version of Maker’s Mark Private Select is flavoured by four different wood staves: Baked American, Pure, Toasted French Spice, Maker’s 46, and Roasted French Mocha. The end result is a rich winter whisky, velvety on the palate, with a finish of chocolate on the nose, ideal when spending cold winter days by the fire.
Perfect for people who love one-of-a-kind items and awesome bourbon.
Tense Watch — Hampton II ($229)
The Hampton II unisex watch shows hours and minutes, on a round dial and is made from 100% recycled or reclaimed wood. All Tense Watch pieces are hypoallergenic, adjustable in size, and made in Canada with Miyota Watch Movements from Japan. The watch is available with both premium leather or wooden straps and custom engraving is available upon request, making this statement piece as unique as the person you’re gifting it to.
Rodan Jewellers — Simple Stackables ($299)
A family business established in Vancouver in 1976, Rodan is one of the longest standing jewellers in British Columbia. Their new contemporary rings are perfect for absolutely any look or occasion! Available in 3 different types of gold (yellow, white, and rose) each ring is custom made in-store by one of Rodan’s master jewellers. They’re elegant, they’re modern and they’re made of solid 10K gold. Who wouldn’t love that? Specially priced at $299 each until December 23, 2018, available in-store only.
REDAVID Hair — Orchid Oil® Dual Therapy® ($54)
Luxury haircare made right here in Vancouver! This universal hair repair treatment is made with orchid & coconut oil, willow bark, chamomile and rosemary. With high quality, naturally derived ingredients, REDAVID products nourish hair without ever adding weight, making every morning routine just a little more extraordinary. Orchid Oil Dual Therapy was also awarded the NaturallyCurly.com Editor’s Choice Award as one of the best cream/gel for curls.
Perfect for anyone that cares about great hair in 2019!
Knifewear — Sugimori Gyuto Kitchen Knife ($370)
If you want one knife to do it all, This is it. Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef knife, Gyutos, which translates to “cow sword” are a luxurious, high quality multi purpose knife that would make an amazing gift for anyone that likes spending time in the kitchen. Hand forged by master blacksmith Matsumura-san and his apprentice (the only female blacksmith in Japan) Sayaka-san, the Sugimori Gyuto chef’s knife is imbued with craftsmanship, history and sleek look that can be cherished forever.
Perfect for anyone that loves cooking are has mostly cooking shows in their “recently watched” queue on Netflix.
Espressodolce.ca — Delonghi Eletta Espresso Maker ($1,799)
If you’re like us, coffee isn’t just the best way to start your day, there’s really no day with out. Compact and elegantly designed, this gorgeous, Italian espresso maker boasts all the perks of a full size automatic machine, in a scaled down package perfect for condos or small kitchens. Not only does it create gorgeous espresso with the crema just the way you like it, the Delonghi features a milk menu, auto clean function and customizable one-touch drink making capabilities. This be-all-end-all machine is currently on-sale, marked down from $2,599.
Perfect for people who absolutely love coffee or wishes they lived inside a luxury, third-wave cafe.
You can read more from our Holiday Gift Guide series HERE.