The holidays are a great opportunity to show some love to your local makers, creators and shops. It really means the world to them and usually you're getting to interact directly with the owner or founder making lasting community connections. Luckily for us in the Okanagan we have a plethora of talent to choose from. Check out the list below for the ultimate Okanagan Gift Guide to ensure you're a gifting superstar this holiday season!
For beautifully crafted purposeful jewelry made of precious metals and genuine gemstones that have transformational power. Based in Kelowna all their pieces are infused with the healing energy or reiki, allowing it to be cleansed of any previous energies making each piece energetically clear for the wearer. It's a fantastic gift not only because their pieces are gorgeous but it truly adds an intimate touch to your gift based on which stone you choose. They have a fantastic crystal altar on site to help you choose the best gemstone for whoever your buying for.
Absolutely the most gorgeous ceramics made by a husband and wife team. Based in Kelowna they decided to start the business in 2020 and haven't looked back since. With a keen eye for minimalist but warm designs all their ceramics will compliment any space making them an excellent gifting option. You really can't go wrong with this one!
For the best hand poured, 100% soy wax, cotton wick, non-toxic, clean burning candles in scrumptious scents. Bonus, they just opened a shop in Kelowna so you can go smell test the Holiday Collection for yourself. A good candle is something you should have on hand at all times. Great hostess gifts or stocking stuffers, you can't go wrong. So stock up!
For farm grown stunning flowers that will continue to put a smile on the face of the gifted well into the summer season. Located just outside of Lumby BackCountry Blooms focuses on supplying the local community not large scale events. Their season is mainly May-Sep so in the winter months they are busy planning and prepping for the next season. Buying a flower subscription is not only a great way to support a local farmer during their quiet time but it's truly the gift that keeps on giving well into the summer season.
With everything from hoodies to t-shirts to my personal fave, the Camp Mug Okanagan Lifestyle is a true Okanagan gem and a great gift for out-of-towners. Based in Kelowna you can go check them out in person or order online. But at the end of the day, you can cross quite a few people off your list here because everyone needs a little Okanagan Lifestyle in their life. Period.
I was a true skeptic of shampoo and conditioner bars but after trying High End Hippie, I'm a convert. Based in Sylix Territory, Lake Country, they are a local brand that is on an environmentally conscious mission starting with cleaning up our haircare routines. Not only a great stocking stuffer but a great gift in itself to start spreading the environmentally friendly lifestyle right here in the Okanagan without sacrificing beauty or luxury.
The most scrumptious chocolate made right in Kelowna using local Okanagan ingredients. They source the best single origin beans and couverture chocolate possible and have a commitment to finding ingredients that are ethically sourced and of the highest quality. Let's face it you can't do the holidays without chocolate and chocolate is too good to skimp on quality. Oh and they have gorgeous holiday packaging that is almost a gift on its own. Perfect for stocking stuffers, or simply a thoughtful locally sourced gift on its own. Visit them at their retail location in downtown Kelowna to stock up!
We couldn't give you a list without putting ourselves on it. Le Dog Company is perfect gift for all those dog lovers in your life or even your own best fluffy friend. We've just launched our Le Walk Collection with a range of products consisting of collars, leashes and poop bag holders that work as a full system. There will be no sacrificing style or function here! Not sure what the they need, no problem, buy a gift card. Not only convenient but also easy to send digitally. Give and get the best for our dogs, they deserve it!