Gift guide: 20 fashion and beauty purchases from British Columbia brands

From skincare sets to cool quilted coats, these parfaits are perfect to end this holiday season.

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Looking for some fashion and beauty gift ideas from British Columbia brands? You’re lucky.

We’ve rounded up 20 fabulous finds from local businesses to help make gift giving smoothly. From skincare sets to cool quilted coats, these pieces are perfect to end this holiday season:

Gift: Aritzia Super World The Super Lite jacket.

Why we love it: Give a cozy gift with this Aritzia puffer jacket. Made from 100% responsibly sourced goose down, the lightweight, discreet puffer jacket features water-repellent and windproof fabric to protect you from the elements, while stowing in a pocket.


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$ 178 | Aritzia,

Gift: A mini petal bow from the Bronze Age.

Why we love it: This pretty hair accessory from A Bronze Age is perfect for those for whom a ponytail or low bun is a must have. Crafted in Vancouver from 100 percent silk, the little bow is sure to be worn again and again.

$ 50 |

Gift: Casca Boli Sweden.

Why we love it: From Casca, these unisex slip-on sneakers feature recycled suede as well as a custom SmartFit that allows for custom insoles to be created using “10,000 unique measurements of each foot,” according to the company.

$ 228 |

Gift: Ecologyst The Camel overshirt.

Why we love it: From Victoria-based slow fashion brand Ecologyst, this style of jacket is made from camel wool – yes, camel wool. The material is gathered through the animal’s natural molting process and ground into a soft, sturdy wool. The enduring style also featured buttons made from the seeds of the Tagua palm.


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$ 435 |

Gift: Kasandy Kiondo basket.

Why we love it: Jackee Kasandy fills her Granville Island online and physical store with unique East African finds such as this Kiondo basket. Created by artisans and purchased through a fair trade process, Kasandy’s business aims to promote entrepreneurial opportunities and sustainable sources of income for Kenyan artisans, while providing Vancouverites with unique pieces to add to their lives. houses.

$ 69 |

Gift: Kate & Frances Design Esther Dress.

Why we love it: Local fashion label Kate & Fraces offers a carefully curated selection of clothing designed and made in Vancouver. Among them is the elegant Esther dress, which features an A-line shape and wide three-quarter sleeves that can work all year round.


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$ 259 |

Gift: Kit and Ace Luxe Merino Loungewear Set.

Why we love it: Looking for a loungewear lover on your list? Look no further than this luxurious Merino Wool Lounge Set from Kit and Ace. Available in heather black and light pink, the style effortlessly takes dressing to a whole new level.

$ 348 | Kit and As,

Gift: Love Vancity Gift Boxes You Glow Girl Box.

Why we love it: Perfect for those who would appreciate a sample of selections from local small businesses, Love Vancity Gift Boxes offers product collections spanning personal care, food and more, including this You Glow Girl box, which features products from four local brands. .

$ 115 |

Gift: Reversible beanie in a wool blend from Lululemon Team Canada.


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Why we love it: Perfect for the person on your list who cheers on Team Canada all year round, this Lululemon beanie is double-sided, so it’s like giving two mattress toppers in one. Crafted from a merino wool-blend fabric, the hat sports the word Canada loud and proud so everyone knows exactly who it’s rooted for.

$ 48 |

Gift: Complete Galaxy Kit Luna Nectar.

Why we love it: For the skincare connoisseur, this complete Galaxy kit from local brand Luna Nectar includes Moon Boost eyelash and brow enhancer serum, Heliophilia Glow & Fix serum, and the Metamorphic Jade Roller to ensure the happy recipient of the gift shines all season long.

$ 150 |

Gift: Mala Candle by the Tobacco + Vanilla brand.

Why we love it: Set the mood with one of the uniquely scented candles from Mala the Brand. The fast-growing company’s holiday collection is packed with coveted holiday scents, including Tobacco + Vanilla, which also features notes of bergamot cedar to complement the spicy, woody scent.


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$ 35 | Indigo Chapters ,

Gift: Marigold Collective Manali scarf.

Why we love it: A social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through social and economic opportunity, Marigold Collective offers a variety of stylish pieces that give back. This Manali scarf, made by a women’s cooperative in Manali, India, features hand-spun yarns that are woven together on a “traditional loom”.

$ 150 |

Gift: Minichiello Jewelers Crescent Moon Diamond Earrings.

Why we love it: The family-owned Minichiello Jewelers have been offering a selection of fine jewelry in the city for over 60 years. Add a cute touch of sparkle to someone’s ear this holiday season with the jeweler’s eye-catching crescent moon earrings, which feature 0.09 carat pave set diamonds in 14 yellow gold carats.


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$ 425 |

Gift: Obakki arrowhead cuff.

Why we love it: Founder Treana Peake’s ‘Goal Driven Lifestyle Brand’ showcases the work of international artisans such as this cuff bracelet created from 100% recycled brass by an artisan in Nairobi. Benefiting from the philanthropic work of the non-profit Obakki foundation, the company’s fair trade products give back to creative artisans, while presenting more opportunities through the foundation’s work.

$ 135 |

The Antoine family, Frank, Bonnie and Riel.
The Antoine family, Frank, Bonnie and Riel. Photo of Ronald McDonald House in British Columbia

Gift: BC Ronald McDonald House Wish List.

Why we love it: Not so much a beauty or fashion gift, but a great gift nonetheless, consider donating to the Ronald McDonald Houses of British Columbia Wish List this holiday season. The donation sees a “coveted item” on a participating family’s Christmas list, such as groceries, toys, electronics and more on behalf of the donor.


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From $ 50 |

Gift: Sisters Sage Creator Soap.

Why we love it: Co-founders and sisters Lynn-Marie and Melissa-Rae Angus create self-care products inspired by their Gitxaala, Nisga’a and Métis heritage. Creator Colored Soap is handcrafted using a blend of coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and canola oil, along with scented hay oil. scent and tobacco leaf for a truly sensory experience.

$ 11.50 |

Gift: Smash + Tess The Forever Frosted midi dress.

Why we love it: This perfect evening dress from Smash + Tess will let the holiday sparkle live on season after season with its bold sequin material. Available in silver or black, the mid-length dress has a boat neck and a straight cut close to the body.


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$ 149 |

Gift: Tallu & Co Face Spray – Le Calme.

Why we love it: Founder Katherine Evans creates small batch home and personal care essences that promote relaxation and peace of mind, such as The Calm Face Spray, which contains a blend of Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil , jojoba oil and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate the skin.

$ 24 |

Gift: Vestige Story Dialogue sweatshirt in blush.

Why we love it: Founder and designer Aileen Lee creates coveted sartorial designs designed to last a lifetime. Made in Canada styles, such as the Dialogue sweater, feature thoughtful details like multi-twist ties and drapes to create truly exquisite designs that go from day to night.

$ 128 |

Gift: Wanderruff Kona Necklace.

Why we love it: Perfect for the perfect pet on your list, these matching collars, harnesses, and leads (each sold separately) are made from 100% recycled plastic webbing from discarded water bottles. One percent of every sale is also intended for “eco-causes,” according to the brand.

$ 35 |

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