We’re so excited to release our first annual all-local datenight Holiday Gift Guide so you can get a jump on your shopping for this gift-giving season.
We know how much you love finding cool and unique gifts to give your loved ones that support local businesses at the same time; and we’ve got some spots that are offering the perfect products, promos, and experiences for holiday gifting!
This is also the perfect time to send some hints to your loves ones about what you’d like to find under the tree or in your stocking this season, so let’s take a look shall we?
Fun & Games
It’s no surprise we recommend this for the perfect stocking stuffer this year. We have spent the last few months crafting a game that had the perfect mix of questions to get to know your date better. Whether you’re talking, dating, seeing where it goes, not labelling it, are madly in love, etc. we made sure to include questions and conversation starters you’ve never thought to ask before (but aren’t like, too intense).
Where to buy: Right now, you can get datenight game online at datenightgame.ca.
The Good Times Picnic Table is perfect for those dates where you want a little bit of wine, a little bit of food, and a lot of quality time with your favourite person. The table has fold-in legs and is easy to carry, as well as holds six glasses of wine, one bottle, and room for your treats, charcuterie, dessert, whatever floats your boat.
Where to buy: You can shop online but keep in mind, lead time is 10-14 days to ship!
WhiteDeer.ca makes adorable handcrafted candles, and now… Fire It Up Kits! These come with everything you need for a mini fire and s’mores date and is a great size for a stocking stuffer. All you need is a couple blankets and your favourite holiday movie and you’re golden.
Where to buy: Purchase the mini campfire alone, or the whole kit online here.
Treats and Eats
We Gouda isn’t your average charcuterie platter company, just look at it! If your date’s love language is food, then you’ll be in the best of graces when their edible gift arrives in a set of champagne flutes, or a bamboo steamer box!
Have you ever heard of a brownie cafe on wheels? While buying your date a cafe on wheels sounds extravagant, it’s what they sell that make it on our gift guide. Their brownies come in six packs, eight packs, and family pack sizes.
They also have yearly Advent Calendars that are currently sold out, but a must to keep in mind for next year!
Do you know someone in your life who can never have enough candles? With so many scents, designs, shapes and sizes of them, we get it. Everlasting Candle Co. is a husband and wife team in BC that makes luxurious and minimalistic candles that never melt away!
How is it done? These candles are made from steel that make it smoke-free, scent-free, while still providing a clean burning candle with a real flame for ambiance in your home (and on your date nights)!
Where to buy: Shop online and discover all their beautiful collections.
We found the perfect gift for tea lovers.. that isn’t tea! If your date loves tea and candles, chances are they love to be cozy and warm. Teahouse Candle is hand poured in Vancouver and all the scents are inspired by tea! Not to mention they look beautiful in any space they’re in.
You can even sign your date up for their tea club and save 20% off.
Where to buy: Shop all of the collections online!
Now these candles are for the gift-receiver who isn’t afraid to say what they’re feeling. These strong-minded candles are also completely cusotmizable, so if you can’t find a scent and saying that truly fits you, there’s an option to create your own.
Use this to remember a cute date or memory, write a little love letter, or crack a joke. They also sell candle snuffers, wick trimmers, and cute merch to go along with them.
The perfect stocking stuffers, especially with their limited edition holiday launch, come in the form of Fourth and Fir Scrunchies! This year, they partnered with local artist Sitkas and Seas to release this deep and beautiful collection “inspired by British Columbia’s beautiful mountains and made from the softest textiles.”
Where to buy: Shop online and get free domestic shipping on orders of $80 or more, or use code KITSPICKUP upon checkout for local pick-up.
PS. You can find Sitkas and Seas on Etsy for beautiful art pieces, stickers, and gift sets!
Imagine having beautiful professional photos to capture your love? Whether you’re due for an engagement shoot, or just really like being romantic, gifting your partner with a photo shoot with a local photographer is like a gift and date idea in one!
Document your love story and keep it forever, just like each other.
How to book: Desiree is currently booking via this link.
Picking out lingerie for someone might be more intimate than seeing them in it. ÔDE Lingerie makes sustainable and delicate pieces that you can shop online so your date truly feels like one of a kind.
Where to buy: Shop online here and receive free shipping and returns to Canada and the USA.