Best Canada Day Gifts

Watch out Thanksgiving, Canada Day gifts are totally a thing now.

Watch out Thanksgiving, Canada Day gifts are totally a thing now.

Whether you’re looking for something patriotic to wear, or a gift that won’t end up in the trash on July 2, we’ve collated the best items for patriots of exquisite taste. 

We are in prime rhubarb and strawberry season, meaning this pie from the East Side’s Vancouver Pie Hole is bursting with B.C. flavour. As all the pies are made fresh to order, make sure and give these guys 24hrs notice if you want a pie for Canada Day. Vancouver Pie Hole, $22 for a 9′ sharing pie,

These Kits ladies know how to make a preserve. The Sweetly Spicy Red Pepper Jalapeño Spread contains a sweet locally-sourced honey to ease the tingle. It’s a toss up between this and the 4berry jam for us. Available online or at Greens Market, 1978 W. Broadway, $

What’s more Canadian than maple and bacon? A pancake breakfast in a bottle courtesy of Central City’s Red Racer Maple Bacon Breakfast Ale. BC Liquor Stores, $5.09/

What do Vancouver’ neighborhoods smell like? These fun candles make a sweet gift and interesting conversation point at any Canada Day dinner. Vancouver Candle Co., $35.

This Vancouver-made wooden cutting board in the shape of B.C. is handmade from eco-friendly wood. Love my Local, $84.

If things get a little crazy and you get lost in the crowds at B.C. Place, this Map of Canada Infinity Scarf will help you out. Also makes a great gift for the in-laws. Roots, $48.

Made from an ethically-sourced handwoven cotton in Vancouver, this halter with an adjustable belt at the waist has a built in bra. With temperatures set to reach record highs, this dress transfers easily from day to night while allowing a little breeze around the leg-region. Twigg & Hottie, 3671 Main St., $

Opt for this supremely intense (and supremely Canadian-coloured), long-lasting Rouge Sublime lipstick in Eclectique. Lise Watier, $23.

Made with lizard-embossed leather, Diane Von Furstenberg’s new envelope clutch is a timeless classic Canadian red. Diane Von Furstenberg, $240.