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Local love: Where to shop for gifts in Burnaby this holiday season

Where to Burna-buy local this holiday season.

By Simran Singh | December 6, 2021 |5:00 am

If you’re looking for gifts that support local Burnaby businesses this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. From sweets, gift boxes, wine, art, and outdoor experiences, here are some Burnaby-based gift ideas that are sure to please, while showing some local love to businesses in the city.

Muckabout Gift Gallery  

Muckabout Gift Gallery is a local gem that represents over 80 local artists and crafters. From pottery to candles, and more, this is the spot to go if you’re looking for unique gifts while supporting local makers. “You absolutely need to include Muckabout Gallery on Hastings. Artist cards and gifts, art supplies, BC-produced honey and many other cool non-mall things,” local journalist Frances Bula tweeted to the Beacon. Muckabout also offers a variety of DIY classes and retreats to please any crafting connoisseur.

Address: 4759 Hastings St

Streetgraph Prints 

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Streetgraph Prints

Streetgraph Prints is owned by a local husband-and-wife team, Aaron and Jo, who run their business out of their North Burnaby apartment. This studio uses mapping software to create beautiful maps that are works of art. All of their designing, packaging, and printing is done in-house and they print maps for over 90 Canadian and international cities. And yes, if you’re wondering, they do have beautifully-designed Burnaby maps! 

Thyme and Rosemary 

There’s no denying that food makes for awesome gifts, especially when it’s in the form of a beautifully packaged charcuterie board. Local charcuterie company Thyme and Rosemary offer up an assortment of incredible charcuterie board and dessert options. Keep in mind orders are very limited as this small team is quite busy for the holiday season, and it is best to opt for a gift card option so whoever is on your list can order a charcuterie box the next time they are having a gathering, or want a delicious snack box all to themselves. Contact them here. 

Give the gift of locally-made sweets 


Can you tell we’re a fan of all things food? Sweeten up your gift-giving by giving a decadent Buche de Noel or a gift card to Glenburn Soda Fountain. There’s plenty of options in our holiday treat list, which you can find here.  

Hoppy Holidays

 

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Bring on the Christmas cheer with beer! Burnaby is home to some awesome local breweries like Studio Brewing and Dageraad Brewing. A gift card, specialty six-pack, or brewery merch all make for some excellent gifts for that one friend or family member who enjoys craft beer.

For the art lover 

 

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Giving an experience always makes for a memorable gift. For the art-lover in your life, consider taking them to visit the Burnaby Art Gallery. Currently, the gallery is featuring New Acquisitions, an exhibit that showcases incredible works by women and artists of colour. The BAG recommends a $5 donation upon entry.

Address: 6344 Deer Lake Ave

Florals for Christmas? Groundbreaking.


If you didn’t catch that heading was a reference from The Devil Wears Prada that we just had to sneak in here somehow. But in all seriousness, you can’t go wrong gifting a beautiful floral arrangement. Whether it be for your partner, parent, teacher, or even yourself, flowers or plants will brighten up their (holi)day. Check out Plush Floral Studio , Josephine’s Floral Expressions, Manites Flower Shop, Passion Floral Boutique, or Adele-Rae Florist Ltd for some flowery inspo.

Wine not?

If you’ve got a wine-lover in your life, this is a gifting experience you’ll want to consider. The Fermented Grape allows folks to come in enjoy their “U-Brew” experience, which includes state-of-the-art bottling, corking, and labelling equipment. Treat whoever is on your list to a day out at The Fermented Grape. Keep in mind, you’ll have to make an appointment by calling 604-434-9463 or emailing wine@thefermentedgrape.com.

Address: 3855 Canada Way

Row, row, row your boat

The weather outside is frightful, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give the gift of enjoying a day out on Deer Lake. Although boating season has come to a close, a gift card from Deer Lake Boat Rentals is a way to think ahead for spring and summer and provide experience folks can look forward to when the weather clears up. Get your gift card here.

Give the ultimate Italian goodie gift basket 

If you’re looking to give a gift basket filled with delectable Italian treats, Damiani Foods has got you covered. The wholesale distribution company specializes in award-winning, high-end Italian food products. Shop for what you need online, and put it all together in a gift basket for the foodie in your life.

The perfect gift box

Heights Coffee has partnered up with local shops including Muckabout, Vancouver Fashion Truck, Truffle Pig Chocolate, East Van Jam, and Bunny’s Makery to put together a gift box filled with cozy delights, perfect for anyone on your list. Order online. Please note the boxes are for pick-up only.

Spice it up 

If you’ve got someone on your list who you want to gift with something a little…ahem.. spicier, head to Forever Yours Lingerie. From gorgeous nightwear to men’s boxers, Forever Yours is the place to go for bras, undies, robes, and more.

Address:#103 – 3961 Hastings St

For the dude in your life


Head to Burnaby-based Peregrine Supply Co at their first-ever pop-up flagship store at The Amazing Brentwood for locally-made, small-batch, men’s grooming products. Peregrine was started in 2015 by husband and wife team Tyler Hill and Katrina Moscato-Hill. “We wanted to be a
company that promoted healthy, well-rounded men’s culture and didn’t rely on traditional or
hyper-masculine stereotypes. We wanted to offer an alternative to what we saw in the market
and create a community where all beards were welcomed,” they recently stated in a release. Their pop-up shop will be open until Dec 31 and will also feature an exhibit and fundraiser with the Canadian Men’s Mental Health Foundation. Learn more here. 

Address: The shop is located at the Amazing Brentwood, right above the RBC on the corner of Lougheed and Willingdon. The entrance is facing the Grand Pavilion.

Simran Singh

Managing Editor at Burnaby Beacon

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