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43 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

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For mom, dad, him and her, here are 43 unique Christmas gift ideas to get you inspired

1. A 12h hot-cold waterbottle that’s as trendy as you are

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
A non-leaking wonder by S’well Bottle. Sadly, not dishwasher-friendly

S’well- $35-55

Find this gift in Vancouver: Delish General Store – Granville Island

2. A substitute for plastic wrap that keeps veggies crisp and wonderful

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Beeswax, hemp, cotton, and locally-made. Abeego checks all the boxes for Vancouver foodies…and ships for free!

Abeego – Price varies

Find this gift in Vancouver: Edible Canada – Granville Island

3. A juice cleanse to wash away the holiday guilt

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s way more delicious than a gym membership

The Juice Truck 3-Day Cleanse – $195

4. A cookie monster mug that actually holds your cookies

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

In a Glaze, Etsy – $37

5. A bedside smartphone vase that’s beautifully genius

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What’s that? Oh just the sound of every girl scrambling to buy this genius invention.

Uncommon Goods – $43

6. A heated Ice Cream Scoop that cuts ice cream like butter

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Say goodbye to bent spoons!

Uncommon Goods – $20

7. Foodie dice for indecisive homecooks

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Uncommon Goods – $18

8. A snack membership so foodies can taste the globe from home

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Try the World – $39/month

9. A whisky and rum making kit for those who love to drink and DIY

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We’ll take 12.

Uncommon Goods – $105

10.  A lumberjack onesie for cozy Canadians

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Pook – $72

Find this gift in Vancouver: Make – Granville Island

11.  Wooden platters for hosts & hostesses with hometown pride

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Love my Local – price varies

Find this gift in Vancouver: Edible Canada – Granville Island

12.  Bags of fresh-roasted JJ Bean beans for coffee addicts

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Get a few blends for a fun taste-test on Christmas morning

JJ Bean – Price Varies

Find this gift in Vancouver: JJ Bean – Granville Island

13.  A subscription to Conde Nast Traveler magazine to inspire travel bugs

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Conde Nast Traveler 1 year subscription – $10

14.  A local food tasting tour to explore award-winning restaurants

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Find this gift in Vancouver: Vancouver Foodie Tours

*Shop Vancouver Foodie Tours’ Black Friday Sale by November 28, 2016

15.  A cool map of your hometown/province/country to hang on the wall

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Home décor and conversation piece, done and done.

Price varies with size of print

16.  Refillable Craft Beer Growlers to fill with hoppy joy again and again

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Could a Christmas morning beer sampler be a new tradition?

Find this gift in Vancouver: Red Truck Brewery

17.  A photography tour that actually uses your cool camera settings  

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Find this gift in Vancouver: Vancouver Photowalks

18.  A monthly delivery of health & wellness products

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Items are curated specially for those with chronic illness or mental health issues

Caring Crate – $40/month

*Use FOODIETOURS10 for 10% off any subscription

19.  A night at the improv theatre for those who love to laugh

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Find this gift in Vancouver: Vancouver Theatre Sports League – Granville Island

20.  A Beta 5 box of allllll the chocolately goodness…you can’t go wrong.

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Delicious treats packaged in limited edition boxes designed by local artists. You’ll definitely reuse their box!

Beta 5 Chocolates – Price varies

Find this gift in Vancouver: Beta 5 Chocolates

21.  Empower creative fashionistas with a sewing class to learn how to construct garments

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Find this gift in Vancouver: The Cutting Room

22.  A spa getaway for some post-Christmas r&r

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Photo Credit: Greg Eymundson / insight-photography.com

Especially wonderful after hitting the mountain slopes

Find this gift in Vancouver: Scandinave (Whistler)

23.  A night at the local symphony for music-lovers

Find this gift in Vancouver: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

24.  The quintessenial backpack for worldly explorers

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Herschel – $110

Find this gift in Vancouver: Make – Granville Island

25. This nifty Espro can brew perfect cups of coffee or tea on-the-go!

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

6 hours later, and it’s still piping hot!

Espro – $40

26.  A low-maintenance terrarium to add greenery to a space

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Kermodi Living Art – price varies
Find this gift in Vancouver: Parliament Interiors – Gastown

27.  Welks gift baskets – featuring curated items from Welks’ little Main St general store

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Orders via Givopoly – Price varies

28.  Tacopedia. A taco encyclopedia because tacos are life.

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Walrus: $35

29.  Stainless steel French Press for coffee gourmands

Bodum 8-Cup – $75

Get this gift in Vancouver: JJ Bean Coffee Roasters – Granville Island

30.  A macaron-making class for curious bakers

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Get this gift in Vancouver: Faubourg

31.  A historical tour of the city for curious minds and adventurous spirits.

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Get this gift in Vancouver: Forbidden Vancouver

32.  NovelTeas that will delight book-lovers and tea-lovers

noveltea

NovelTeas – $18

33.  Twinkle lights for everyday magic

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Kikkerland – $11

Find this gift in Vancouver: Make – Granville Island

34.  Cozy earmuffs in a classic Canadian print

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Hats, scarves, slippers…all kinds of accessories come in the Hudson’s Bay pattern

Hudson’s Bay – $25

35.  Call it a travel journal, a recipe book, or a plain ol’ notebook

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Rifle Paper Company – $15

Find this gift in Vancouver: Paper Ya – Granville Island

36.  Bourbon-barrel aged maple syrup. For the adults at the table!

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Noble – $11

Find this gift in Vancouver: Edible Canada – Granville Island

37.  Lush Bath Bombs for nights of fizzy fun

Lush – $8

Find this gift in Vancouver: Lush – Robson Street

38.  Cambie Design’s ridiculously soft and beautiful blanket 

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Cambie Design – $110

39.  An adult colouring book to colour the holiday stress away

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Millie Marotta – $18

Find this gift in Vancouver: Paper Ya – Granville Island

40.  Cozy Canadian sweaters, perfect for lounging

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Local Laundry – $60

41. A DIY body butter making kit that uses all natural ingredients

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Find this gift in Vancouver: Delish General Store

*Use FOODIE15 to save 15% on your order

42.  The Tasty Cookbook. A personalized & customizable collection of recipes (from those memorizing Facebook videos by Tasty)!

unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Tasty – $45

43.  A bubble wrap calendar so you can pop the days away

unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Uncommon Goods – $38

Do you have a unique Christmas gift idea that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Joyce Chua

About Joyce Chua

I’m fascinated by food and its impact on culture, especially in an increasingly globalized world. I love how Vancouver’s multicultural food scene opens doors to history, culture, and understanding. Here’s to a life of eating and learning!

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