Shop Local: Unique Abbotsford Gift Ideas for 2021
December 13, 2021
It’s been another year of the holidays looking a little different but we are still grateful for all that we have to celebrate. It’s always been a great idea to shop locally for your holiday gifts and this season is no different. Finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to mean long drives into the city, braving large crowds at the mall, or impersonal items ordered online. In Abbotsford you can find unique gifts that are handmade and homegrown by local creators and sold at small local shops. Feel good this festive season knowing you are supporting local and giving cool gifts that your friends and family are sure to love!
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Everyone can use beeswax wraps, an alternative to plastic food wrap, which makes it an excellent stocking stuffer. Campbell’s Gold sells pre-made wraps in different sizes and patterns, or you can purchase the supplies to make your own! This could be a great activity for someone spending more time indoors and you’ll feel good knowing you are giving a gift that is saving excess plastic from landfills. Check them out on Instagram for other great gift ideas or give them a call at 604-856-2125 for more info on beeswax wraps!
Visit Maan Farms this holiday season and experience the joy that only comes from the magic of the holidays. Have a special lunch with Santa and their goats, find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Christmas Shopping Days, and try our delicious Spiced Mulled Wine.
This year has been a quite a rollercoaster and we think we all need to take some time to relax. Wild Orange Spa has just what the most stressed person in your life needs to relax with any of their spa treatments like massages, facials and more.
A games night out with friends and family sounds like just the thing to do and at Boardwalk Cafe & Games they have everything you need for just that. Pick from their huge selection of games, order a drink and enjoy spending time playing games with your favourite people.
Now’s your chance to give the gift of a unique wine tasting experience in Singletree Winery’s Di Vine Domes! Choose from either the Enchanted Forest Dome or the Canadian Cabin Dome and select any of their amazing tasting packages.
Ravens Rations began as a small side project during the pandemic as a way to maintain creativity and production for Ravens Brewing. They have created a delicious line of new products like their Cocktail Bitters and even a Ravens Blend coffee! Any of these will make the perfect gift for anyone who wants to experience new tastes from Ravens Brewing.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
Earlier this year, we highlighted Western Canoe and Kayak, which is the largest paddling store in Western North America and locally manufactures Clipper Canoes. Now is a great time to let the paddle lover in your life know that you’re thinking about them by getting them a new canoe, kayak, or safety accessories.
Abbotsford is home to some of the best cycling options in the province. Whether the bike lover in your life is into road, mountain or somewhere in between, a visit to Life Cycles Bike Shop will give you all the equipment, gear and knowledge you need to enjoy our local terrain.
With endless ways to enjoy the outdoors all year long, there is no shortage of amazing gift options for the person on your list who loves exploring the path less taken. Find great gear for snow sports in stock right now, such as boots, skis, and avalanche safety equipment.
For the Foodie
Lepp Farm Market and sister-store, Lepp’s Daily Market, are a foodie’s dream location to pick the best ingredients for your hosting duties this holiday season. They have everything you need to make your own DIY Dessert Boards or Charcuterie Boards that will be sure in impress your guests.
Holiday dinner date nights are the perfect excuse to spend some time alone with your partner and enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed atmosphere like Restaurant62. Featuring farm-to-table ingredients, the culinary team will wow your tastebuds and provide a perfect night out.
The latest addition to the Abbotsford restaurant scene, The Other Place Kitchen & Bar features a casual upscale environment with an extensive menu that can’t be beat. Before heading to an Abbotsford Canucks Game, pop in and enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail or beer!
These are chocolates you won’t soon forget once you try them. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they also boast an incredible amount of unique flavours. Their Hot Cocoa Smelting Snowmen make for great stocking stuffers! Visit them in person at their new shop in Downtown Abbotsford down Steam Alley.
Spruce Collective offers a whole host of selections for almost everyone on your holiday shopping list this season. They stock great options for ornaments and holiday decor, stocking stuffers and holiday cards. You won’t be able to walk out empty-handed!
At Yes Chef in Historic Downtown they believe that everyone is a chef and that cooking should be a fun and positive experience. A local favourite, Yes Chef sells every kitchen gadget that an aspiring chef could need, including locally made dishware and popular brands such as Smeg and Le Creuset. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a beginner looking to learn some basic kitchen skills or a master chef, you’ll find something at Yes Chef. Shop in store or online, with free shipping within Canada!
Score some goals with the hockey lover in your life with tickets to an Abbotsford Canucks game in the 2021/2022 season! These games are hosted at Abbotsford Centre and will make for a great night out cheering on these hometown heroes.
And if after all these ideas you are still stumped on what to get your loved ones this holiday season, why not purchase a gift card from a huge number of Abbotsford retailers and restuarants through Support Local BC‘s Abbotsford portal? Tourism Abbotsford and Tradex will be donating the equivalent of 10% of all gift certificates bought in December to the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.