In our 10-part Holiday Gift Guide, we’re paying extra special attention to local Vancouver and Canadian businesses. There is so much talent, creativity and passion hidden behind each of these unique Christmas gifts for kids! We think you’ll find something for the entire array of people – foodies and non-foodies – in your lives. We hope this list inspires you during the holiday season!
Unique Christmas Gifts for Kids
Everything is different when kids are in the picture. But, when it comes to gift-giving, it’s different in the very best way. We carefully curated this list of Christmas gift ideas to include items that would delight both parents and kids. Enjoy!
APPAREL | Canadian Knit Wear
LeeLeeShop owner, Nicole, is mother to her sweetheart daughter Leela Rose (Lee Lee) & son Luca. Nicole hand knits adorable hats, scarves and headbands from her home in Hamilton, Ontario. We love the little ears on the LeeLeeBear hood, featured above!
*A Perk for our Readers: Boxing Day knits sale! Receive 10% off your entire LeeLeeShop.ca purchase with coupon code GIFTGUIDE10, offer valid only on December 26th, 2015. Please enter coupon code upon checkout to receive discount.
EDIBLE | Pink Spatula Marshmallows
Pillowy and petite, we love to toss these marshmallows in our hot chocolate or eat them straight as afternoon snack. Pink Spatula was started by Tina Bacon in Mission, BC and is now operated by her friends at Kitchening & Co, who took over the business with Tina’s passing in early 2015.
GIFT BOXES | BAMBINO BOX
Old Joy Gift Boxes
Based in Vancouver, BC, Old Joy lends a modern aesthetic to the timeless gift box. The Bambino is filled with natural and organic made goods for both babies and parents to enjoy.
EXPERIENCE | World’s Best Food Truck Tour
Gift Certificates by Vancouver Foodie Tours
There’s something about eating food from a truck that really gets kids going! We love the big smiles that come from an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich. As we roam the streets of Vancouver, there’s lots to see, taste, touch and explore on our World’s Best Food Truck Tour.
EDIBLE | Luxury Artisan Cakes
Cakes by BabeeCakes, Calgary
For our readers in Calgary with little ones in their lives, you’ll want to keep this blossoming business top-of-mind. BabeeCakes is most-known for diaper cakes – tiered towers of tightly-wound diapers, “garnished” with baby essentials like soothers, bibs and booties. But, what we’re head-over-heels for this Christmas is BabeeCakes’ gourmet (edible) cakes. Decadent, stunning, and custom-made, it’s a luxury gift that the whole family can enjoy. The photo above is a rustic, Ferrero-Rocher adorned dark chocolate cake!
TOYS | Dim Sum Plushie
Yes, foodies, you’re seeing this right. Dim Sum Plushie is real and ready to be yours. The Siu Mai Plushie is featured front-and-centre in this photo (as we serve a Pork & Prawn Dumpling on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour)!
In the new year, founder, Jon Pong, is creating an animated web series featuring Dim Sum City characters. He’s also launching a “Mr. Dim Sum” series on YouTube with reviews of dim sum spots and other good eats around his hometown, Toronto!
*A Perk for our Readers: Use promo code VANFOODIETOUR on Dim Sum City’s online shop to receive 10% off your order!
ACCESSORIES | Moustache Pacifier
Make Vancouver on Granville Island
Make on Granville Island is filled with unique Christmas gifts for kids (of all ages)!
*A Perk for our Readers: Present this Holiday Gift Guide in Make Vancouver to receive 20% off any Christmas items (Includes Custom Stockings and pre-printed Christmas T’s) (Excludes Services)
HOME DÉCOR | Kermodi Living Art
Parliament Interiors in Gastown
Kermodi Living Art makes this Christmas gift list for it’s low-maintenance lifestyle and tranquil nature. Terrariums like these are a great way to include greenery in the busy world of parenting!
Do you have a Christmas gift idea to add to our list? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!