The best thing about shopping Main? Making coffee (or beer) stops along the way.
The Beach People Adventure tote ($139) features removable inserts to make room for all their road trip necessities. Nineteen Ten, nineteenten.ca
Fashion trend alert: lapel pins—like these quirky, colourful enamel icons from the Good Twin Co. ($19)—are the hottest accessory for 2017. The Pleasant Shop, thepleasantshop.com
Put some spring in his step with a pastel trio of waxed cotton Mavericks laces ($30) in chalk blue, mint green and salmon pink. Eugene Choo, eugenechoo.com
The gold geometric detailing on the G Ceramics and Co. bud vase ($38) makes this piece a beauty whether it’s holding flowers or just sitting pretty. Bird on a Wire Creations, birdonawirecreations.com.
Swan by Kwan’s Everything Wonder Balm (from $10) works triple duty to keep your face, body and lips super-soft, but let’s be real: the vintage-Chinese-style packaging is what really caught our eye. The Soap Dispensary, thesoapdispensary.com
Give a shout-out to your finned friends with this illustrated orca unisex crewneck sweatshirt ($59). Neighbourhood Quality Goods, neighbourhoodqualitygoods.com
For the Little Picasso
Colourful, grippable Crayon Rocks (from $8) develop motor skills and budding artistic talent. Giving Gifts, givinggifts.ca
The buttery-soft Eleven Thirty Lauri wallet ($45) in cognac-coloured Italian leather is the sort of classic piece that she’ll still be using next Christmas and beyond. Still Life Boutique, stilllifeboutique.com
These tiny glass Vitriini boxes ($75) from Iittala are designed to showcase treasures in style.Vancouver Special, vanspecial.com
Never get lost again with this vintage-map-print tea towel ($14). Regional Assembly of Text, assemblyoftext.com
Transport precious chef's tools with a Horace and Jasper seven-piece knife bag ($300), made from leather and lined with vintage kimono silk. Knifewear, knifewear.com
Mini-cookbooks ($16) from Short Stack Editions tackle single ingredients (like eggplant) with reverence and ’70s-inspired graphic design. Much and Little, muchandlittle.com