For the happy homebodies on your list, this is the route to walk: modern tableware, stunning decor and stylish accessories await.
The Best Holiday Gifts in South Granville
Popcorn Knit Sweater
The Latest Scoop, 2928 Granville St.
Winter in Vancouver is famously grey, but at least it’s sweater weather. This super-soft “popcorn knit” pullover ($70) has a fuzzy texture that goes with everything. thelatestscoop.ca
Habanero Margarita Mixer
Burkehille General Store, 2822 Granville St.
Burkehille started as a temporary pop-up inside the Caposhie clothing store, but shoppers loved it so much that it’s here to stay. There’s a rotating cast of local home goods, beauty and wellness products, plus select international picks, like NY-based Hella Cocktail Co.’s Habanero margarita mix ($45). instagram.com/burkehillegeneralstore
Sway Dinnerware Set
West Elm, 2947 Granville St.
Add a pop of personality to your giftee’s table with this funky dinnerware set ($213 for set of 12). If adorable speckled stoneware isn’t their vibe (boring), West Elm has plenty of understated tablewares, too. westelm.ca
Chef’s French Oven
Le Creuset, 2997 Granville St.
Get a little festive with the foodie in your life and gift this 4.1-litre classic chef’s French oven ($299) that can be used for making stews, sauces and even baking. Le Creuset’s new Holly collection (read: red) is limited edition, but we’re welcoming bold colours all year long. lecreuset.ca
Prints by Tafui
Zebraclub, 3101 Granville St.
You can’t miss Tafui McLean’s art in this store—or rather, on this store. The gorgeous black and white (of course) mural on Zebraclub’s exterior is courtesy of the local painter, and you can pick up her prints ($60) inside. zebraclubvan.com
EQ3, 2536 Granville St.
These ultra-thin glasses (from $10) scream classic. They come in all the staple shapes and sizes: tumblers, highballs, martinis, coupes—plus an angled take on red and white wine. They’re up for the most elegant of holiday toasts (or your weird uncle’s weird speech). eq3.com
Queen Bee Flower Shop, 2820 Granville St.
This little store is packed with plants—orchids, succulents and seasonal flowers are bursting from every corner. Get the freshest blooms in their daily bouquets (from $65) for a stunning holiday centrepiece. queenbeeflowershop.com
Pyrrha Signature Talisman
Hills Dry Goods, 2741 Granville St.
Besides looking cool and being cast in recycled precious metals right here in the city, Pyrrha’s talismans (from $199) make extra-thoughtful gifts: each one has a special meaning (they make over 100 different symbols, but our favourites are knowledge, new beginnings and “don’t forget to live”). hillsdrygoods.com
Tickets to Made in Italy
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville St.
The Stanley is an obvious choice for entertainment in SoGra. (It’s also been closed for over a year, so why not show some love to the local theatre staples we’ve missed so much?) Tickets to the Arts Club’s Made in Italy (from $39, running January 13 to February 13) sound like just what the doctor ordered (assuming it’s not too soon for medical-related clichés): it’s a delightful musical about a ’70s-era Alberta teen who is inspired by the likes of Rocky Balboa and John Travolta. artsclub.com
Where to Eat While You Shop in South Granville
If you get an early start shopping, you’ll be ready to eat right around brunchtime—the vegetarian Heirloom’s classic hash with poached eggs, Beyond sausage, sautéed broccolini and roasted red pepper should do the trick. No time for brunch? Down the street is Heirloom’s juice shop, where you can grab a quick “Iron Man” (kale, parsley, cucumber, green apple and ginger). heirloomveg.ca