The Ultimate Vancouver Neighbourhood Gift Guide: Kitsilano

The best gifts, giftable experiences and places to eat while you shop in Kitsilano in 2021.

The neighbourhood notorious for yoga and vegans yields big-brand athleisure, all-natural skincare and boutique finds (think minimalist homewares and goodies in jars).

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The Best Holiday Gifts in Kitsilano

Vintage-Style Notebooks

Stepback, 2936 W Broadway
At any given time, you’ll find an array of vintage globes, time-worn furniture and other unique antiques in this cozy store (they post new goods on Instagram, so give ’em a follow: @stepback_ca), but these adorable notebooks (from $6 each) are a constant.

Glow On Skincare

Saje Natural Wellness, 2252 W 4th Ave.
Saje made their first foray into skincare this fall, and (no surprises) their essential oil-focused concoctions are all kinds of soothing. The Glow On oil cleanser ($26), moisturizer ($40) and face oil ($44) leave faces hydrated and happy.

Nano Puff Pullover

Patagonia, 1994 W 4th Ave.
This ready-for-anything pullover ($209) is perfect for the outdoorsy pal on your list. It’s super lightweight but incredibly cozy, and made with 55-percent recycled insulation (and a totally recycled polyester shell).

Inline Incense Block

Sort, 2550 Stephens St.
It’s good vibes only with this oblong incense holder ($78) from local designer Yusho Nishioka. The sleek aluminum piece is one of many minimalist local and Japanese home goods at Sort—check out their stationery, teapots and cute animal decor, too.

Catalyst Sports Bra 

Knix, 2076 W 4th Ave.
This breathable, high-impact sports bra ($98) is in it to win it. According to Knix, it outperformed 800 other sports bras in their testing—that’s worth a (comfy) jump for joy.

Friends Are Friends, Forever

Kidsbooks, 2557 W Broadway
In this adorable picture book ($26), Portland author Dane Liu opens on a snowy Lunar New Year’s Eve in China, where best friends Dandan and Yueyue say goodbye as one of the pair moves to America. It has a happy ending, don’t worry.


Bird on a Wire Creations, 2950 W Broadway
Disorganized shoppers, this is your haven—Broadway’s most browsable store. Bird on a Wire has the coolest art prints, artisan mugs, dainty jewellery and handmade eats, like these jams, salsas and pickled veggies from North Vancouver’s Honeyboons (from $7).

Pro Spin Tights

Samsara Cycle, 1622 W 1st Ave.
For the friend obsessed with their stationary bike, there’s Samsara Cycle’s Pro Spin tights ($169). They snagged a runner-up spot in our Made in Vancouver Awards for their discreet chamois and eye-catching prints by local artists.

Pilates Classes at Core Community

Core Community, 1926 W 4th Ave.
The equipment looks like a Pinterest-worthy medieval torture device, but Pilates studio Core Community is a pretty cool place to sweat it out (and it’s even better if you’re with a friend). The intro offer ($44) includes two classes for the price of one. It’s also right next to Rain or Shine, just saying.

Where to Eat While You Shop in Kitsilano

Their There, 2042 W 4th Ave.
If you hit every store on this page, you’ll definitely have your steps in for the day—so a salted caramel espresso cruller from Their There should quell those retail rumbles.

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