It’s been a complicated year, to say the least, so we’re going back to basics. Our 2020 Gift Guide is inspired by three elements of Vancouver’s iconic skyline: the city, the ocean and the mountains. Here are the perfect gifts for all the wild adventurers in your life.
In the Bag
The Kaine backpack ($63) is ideal for storing all of their adventuring necessities. Its screen-print logo and contrasting colours are inspired by ’90s activewear (ah, precedented times). herschel.ca
For the greens they bring into their home, the (original and home-grown) Abeego wraps (from $18) will keep things fresh. These beeswax wraps are all-natural and zero waste, so your giftee can snack sustainably. abeego.com
Cozy up tight in this cable knit blanket ($185) for rustic campfire vibes. This handmade alpaca-blend throw is great for warmth and for style—its rich, textured design makes it a gorgeous addition to any room. obakki.com
Camping season’s over (for all but the super-brave) but you can still evoke those deep woodsy vibes with a vegan Cedarwood and Pine candle ($28) poured in Vancouver. It’s like a forest bath, sans pine needles. homecomingcandles.com
Created by local TV and film makeup artist Victoria Ferguson, the Vital serum ($88) from East 29th gets skin camera-ready. It’s designed to improve hydration, promote elasticity and smooth wrinkles—and to eliminate that 20-step skincare routine. east29th.com
Their happy hour Zoom drink will look super elegant in the On The Rock glass ($240 for a pair), available in wine glass, martini glass or champagne coup style. Made of crystal and solid Carrara marble, it’s a study of materials fit for any mountaineer. lightform.ca