Holiday Shopping on Main Street: 12 Great Gifts to Buy

The best thing about shopping Main? Making coffee (or beer) stops along the way.

The best thing about shopping Main? Making coffee (or beer) stops along the way.

the-beach-people-tote01-cmykFor the Day Tripper

The Beach People Adventure tote ($139) features removable inserts to make room for all their road trip necessities.  Nineteen Ten, 

pinsFor the Accessorizer

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,

mav_nemo_coral_75cm_lr_006-cmykFor the Shoe-Obsessed

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,

gabrielle-burke-vase-cmykFor the Design Lover

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,

everything-wonder-balm-cmykFor the Beauty Buff

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,

sweater-240dpi-cmykFor the Animal Lover

Give a shout-out to your finned friends with this illustrated orca unisex crewneck sweatshirt ($59).  Neighbourhood Quality Goods,


For the Little Picasso

Colourful, grippable Crayon Rocks (from $8) develop motor skills and budding artistic talent.  Giving Gifts,

eleven-thirty-lauri-wallet-cognac-00001-cmykFor the Classic Beauty

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,

vitriini_108x108_scene_02_1024x1024For the Collector

These tiny glass Vitriini boxes ($75) from Iittala are designed to showcase treasures in style.Vancouver Special,

img_2104-cmykFor the Cartographer

Never get lost again with this vintage-map-print tea towel ($14).  Regional Assembly of Text,

knife-cmyk-clipFor the Culinary Whiz

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,

75fab2600f416ce186dd85873d547ec662d86eb6-cmykFor the Budding Chef

Mini-cookbooks ($16) from Short Stack Editions tackle single ingredients (like eggplant) with reverence and ’70s-inspired graphic design.  Much and Little,

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