18 Dec Last Minute Gift Ideas at the Market
It can be tough to find a gift during the final countdown to the Holidays and leaving presents until the last minute happens to the best of us. Chances are you’re too stressed, too busy, procrastinated too long or you’re still searching for that perfect gift.
Luckily for you we’re rounding up some of the best last minute gifts you can buy at the Market for your friends and loved ones for the upcoming Holiday!
For the Foodie
The Market has tons of great food options, and some of these you can buy as presents! Bowen Island Pizza Company offers a variety of locally made food fare you can purchase and turn into a gift basket. With sauces, crackers, spreads, jams and more available you make a great basket full of stuff for the food in your life! Kaylin and Hobbs Pickles offers New York pickles in a variety of flavours you can get, the perfect addition to a basket or for someone that just really loves their pickles. If the foodie in your life has a sweet tooth make sure to stop by Olde World Confections and pick up some delicious handcrafted chocolates and candy for them!
For the Wine Lover
Artisan Wine not only has a great selection of BC VQA wines to choose from but they also have everything a wine lover would ever need. They sell a wide variety of wine openers and glasses, not to mention you can always find a new kind (or two) of wine for them to try. If you’re still not sure what to get this store also makes customized gift baskets that they’ll be sure to love!
For the Craft Beer Lover
Green Leaf Brewing has an assortment of innovative and locally made beers you can buy for the craft beer lover in your life. Green Leaf Brewing currently has five types in their rotation and they come in bottles or growlers so you can choose how much or how many you want to purchase. Here you’ll find ales, lagers, IPA’s and stouts, meaning there’s something here for everyone no matter what kind of beer they prefer!
For the Cook
The experienced cook probably has everything they need to put together a great tasting meal but at Essential Kitchenware you’ll find super handy gadgets every at-home-chef will need! From microplane zesters, salad spinners, knives, mandolins, to utensils and plates. You’re bound to find the cook in your life the perfect gift here! You can even find an apron so they won’t get dirty while whipping up a delicious meal.
For the Artistic Person
Whether your shopping for a sketcher, painter or someone who just appreciates art there are several options at the Market to find them something. If they appreciate handmade artistic goods, you can head over to Favourite Gifts where you can find local artists work. They have everything from wood carvings, locally made jewelry, and various kinds of artwork. If unique sculptures are more their thing, head over to Teotihuacan Mexican Art. They specialize in unique pieces of obsidian that is carved in the traditional way of the Teotihuacan region of Mexico. You can also find drawing pencils, pens and paper at Perks Pens, making the perfect gift for someone who loves to sketch.
For the Kid
If you’re searching for a gift suitable for kids or the kid at heart then head over to Toy Castle. Here you’ll find everything from a wide variety of board games, to plush stuffed animals, to puzzles to toys of all kinds. There’s bound to be something at Toy Castle that the kid in your life will love! Not looking for toys? The Market also has Tulips, a kids clothing store where you can find adorable hats and mittens and clothing that kids can wear all winter to keep them warm.
For the Wellness-Loving Friend
There are so many great wellness gift ideas out there you may not know where to start. From beauty products to ways to tackle stress naturally Saje Natural Wellness has you covered. They offer everything from home cleaning products, to skincare lines, to oils and diffuser blends and are 100% Canadian owned and made. If this doesn’t fit the bill you can also get your wellness-loving friend a gift card for Japan Shiatsu Massage. With this gift they can choose the perfect time to get a massage to help them unwind and relax!
A Gift Card They Can Use Anytime
This year you can give the gift of the Market! We offer gift cards that are valid at any vendor in the Market, these make the perfect gift for someone you’re not sure what to get or a secret santa. You can find out more information on where you can buy Market gift cards here.
This week until December 22nd we will be offering longer shopping hours until 8pm so you can get all your holiday supplies in time. There will also be nightly live music at the Market, you can find the performance schedule on our Facebook page. From all of us at Lonsdale Quay Market, we wish you and your loved ones warm wishes for a happy. healthy and safe holiday season!