Holiday Gift Boxes from Vancouver’s Local Businesses

Local is making a comeback! As the festive season approaches, Vancouverites are embracing small businesses, paying special attention to their quality products, and finding joy in supporting the community through hyper-locality. When seeking holiday gifts this year, look no further than these local-made gift baskets.


For Beer Lovers

This year, instead of finding the best brews to take to your next holiday party, Stanley Park Brewing has put together three holiday gift sets for you to send to your friends and family. There is something for all the beer lovers in your life, from unique stocking fillers to something to impress aficionados – they’ve got you covered this holiday season! To order yours, please visit

Beer Tasting Set: Ideal for colleagues and teachers, as a great stocking stuffer, or as a Secret Santa gift for the beer lover in your life. Includes 2 engraved wooden coasters, tulip glass, and Park Beers. (Base price $25.)

Cozy Beer Set: Ideal for the more practical beer lovers, those always ready for an adventure, or those looking for a fun date night. Includes canvas tote, toque, stainless steel cup, Winter Wheat Ale, and Beta 5 Chocolates. (Base price $65.)

Beer Aficionado Set: The ultimate gift set for beer enthusiasts, includes a unique selection of glassware and PARK BEER for the holidays, along with a cheeseboard set and expert knowledge from Janet Fletcher’s ‘Cheese & Beer‘ book.  ($135)


For the Brunch Obsessed

Fans of Vancouver brunch institution Medina can experience the ‘Medina mystique’ as part of their Christmas celebrations at home thanks to the new Waffle Lover’s Box. Each kit contains a six-pack of Medina’s signature Liège waffles, 8 oz. of salted caramel or milk chocolate lavender topping, a Medina face mask, and matchbox. ($50)

For the Coffee Addict

Also from Medina is the Coffee Lover’s Box. You’re loved one can see in the new year with a 340g bag of 49th Parallel Old School Espresso beans, 12 oz. Medina-branded travel mug, 8 oz. housemade lavender syrup, and Medina matchbox. ($55)


For the Sweet Tooth

Everything’s coming up chocolates this holiday season at Beaucoup Bakery with the launch of The Maison Collection. Pastry chef Betty Hung’s has created an inaugural capsule line of artisanal chocolates, handcrafted using premium French Valrhona chocolate. The Maison Collection features a selection of pastry-flavoured bonbons, such as Cinnamon Scroll, Almond Croissant, Raspberry Brioche, and Rosemary Chocolate Cookie. Available in boxes of 6 or 12. Pre-order now via the website. ($15/$30)

For the All-Round Foodie

Hawksworth Restaurant Group has released a Holiday Gift Basket featuring an assortment of Owner & Chef David Hawksworth’s favourite items from Hawksworth Restaurant, Nightingale, and Bel Café including; Hawksworth Cookbook Autographed by Chef David Hawksworth, Hawksworth Exclusive’s Meyer Family Vineyard H’s Blend Pinot Noir 2018 (750ml), Housemade Granola (500g), Bel Cafe Hot Chocolate Mix (300g) with Mini Cinnamon Marshmallows, Soft Gingerbread Cookies, Spiced Maple Syrup (375 mL), Pistachio Nougat, Umbria Signature Bizzarri Blend Coffee Beans, and Mellifera Bees Infused Honey. ($129)


For the Wine Enthusiast

No holiday season is complete without a little wine, but you can make it extra special with these gift packs from Lulu Island Winery that include wine produced in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, using grapes from vineyards in the Okanagan and berries from the Fraser Valley.

Santa’s Little Help: Includes 2017 Muscat White Wine, Salmon Jerky, Cream Cookie, and Lulu Island Hand Sanitizer. ($38.65)

Red Wine Lover: Includes 2017 Meritage Red Wine, 2 x Salmon Jerky, Cream Cookie, Lulu Island Hand Sanitizer, and Tote Bag. ($59.65)

Santa’s Favourites: Includes 2017 Merlot Red Wine, 2017 Riesling White Wine, 2 x Salmon Jerky, Cream Cookies, Chocolate, Lulu Island Hand Sanitizer, and Tote Bag. ($86.50)

All You Need For StayCation: 2017 Merlot Red Wine, 2017 Muscat White Wine, 2013 Pinot Gris Icewine, 2 x Salmon Jerky, Cream Cookies, Chocolate, Lulu Island Hand Sanitizer, and Tote Bag.  ($115.50)


For the Traveller

Straight from the kitchens of the Vancouver Convention Centre to yours, these holiday baskets are designed by the VCC’s Culinary team with a selection of delicious treats from BC and further afield, making them perfect for anyone craving a taste of the exotic.

Gourmet Holiday Collection: Includes Moja Vancouver Convention Centre special blend coffee beans, Sliced Interleaf smoked wild Sockeye salmon, Traditionally aged prosciutto salami, Fraser Valley rustic duck rillettes, Locally made BC artisan cheese, Orange and lemon marinated imported olives, Dried cranberries and apricots, Freshly baked house-made garlic and herb crostini, House-made tomato, cilantro and chili salsa, Gluten-free crisps, chocolate and pistachio biscotti’s, Hand-rolled Valrhona chocolate truffles, Vancouver Convention Centre’s wildflower honey. Plus a bottle of red or white BC VQA wine ($155) or craft sodas ($155)

Taste of Italy: Includes a wedge of Canadian Brie, Sottolio (mixed vegetables in olive oil), Traditionally aged prosciutto salami, Herbed Italian bread crostini, 500g bag of imported pasta, House-made Arrabbiata sauce, Grated Grana Padano cheese,  and Soft almond cake. Plus a bottle of red or white BC VQA wine ($85) or craft sodas ($75)


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