Holiday Gift Guide 2008: The Big Blitz

The clock is ticking, and your shopping list isn’t getting any shorter. You need a strategy, and we’ve got a plan. Find something for everyone on your list, all within a two-block radius. Herewith, ideas to save you time, money, and—best of all—your sanity.



Skip crowded Robson and head for Alberni’s luxury row. You’ll find plenty of designer treats for label lovers.


Despite its edgy reputation, Gastown has eclectic surprises for everyone on your list.


Fourth Avenue has perfect prezzies for glamazons, outdoor sports nuts, and little dogs, too.