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Gift Guides 2018: Thoughtful Gifts for All Kinds - Part 2

Gift Guides 2018: Thoughtful Gifts for All Kinds - Part 2

This is part 2 of our first Gift Guide post: Thoughtful Gifts for All Kinds. We are writing a few Gift Guides leading up to Christmas that highlight some of our favourite local and ethical brands, many of which support social, environmental and charitable initiatives. Be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guides page with our full list of 2018 collections and blog posts, and don't miss our recent Stocking Stuffers post from earlier this week!

This week we're offering inspiration for the eco warriors, spiritual seekers, new moms and young bookworms in your life.

For the Eco Warrior

We are proud to offer a number of well known and local brands that are helping to make the world a better place with their eco mindful products. Here are just a few ideas that will make the Eco Warrior in your family or friend circle swoon!

Swell JOCO U konserve Vancouver Canada 

High quality BPA-free reusable cups, glasses and bottles - We can't pick just one, so we're going to highlight all the great brands we have! We carry a wide range of JOCO, S'well and U Konserve reusable cups, glasses and bottles. They're all so unique and will last for years to come. With so many designs, we're sure to have something perfect for your eco-mindful gift recipient!

Inner Fire - Grove Leggings

Inner Fire - Grove Leggings
These leggings are not only beautiful, they're made from recycled plastic bottles! Inner Fire is dedicated to making eco-mindful products and many of their designs are inspired by our natural world. We have several designs and sizes available. View our full Inner Fire collection here.

Timber Child Mountain Plate

Timber Child - Mountain Plate

These plates are all natural and free of toxins, making them a great choice for your family and the environment. They make a fun snack plate for kids, as well as a beautiful serving plate for adults and their guests! The extra large size is especially perfect for parties. Timber Child makes all their plates with love using Canadian maple wood in Penticton, BC. View our full collection here.

 For New Moms 

New moms will love receiving thoughtful gifts that they wouldn't normally purchase for themselves (nor have the time to find!) We are your one-stop shop for luxurious baby and self care products, adorable textiles and teethers, and toys. We've also curated a collection of items just for Mom and Baby here.

Baby Bundle

Modern Hippie - Baby Bundle

The Modern Hippie Baby Bundle makes the perfect gift for the expecting or new Momma in your life, and includes Baby Powder, Baby Face & Body Serum, Baby Balm and Baby Mild Calendula Soap. All Modern Hippie Baby Products are safe, sustainable and free of artificial fragrance, dyes and preservatives.

Chunky Hand Knit Heart Blanket 

Hayden and Ella - Chunky Hand Knit Heart Blanket

Draping perfectly over the crib, this is the final piece to a new mama's nursery that will complete a tranquil and modern look. The timeless design will become their first heirloom piece that will withstand time. Made with wool and acrylic blended yarn to ensure warmth and durability. See all our blankets and swaddles here.

Sleep Well, Little One Wood Sign

Allybeth Design Co. - Sleep Well, Little One.

A perfect gift for a new mom or mom to be to hang in the little one's room. These signs measure 10x10 and work perfectly on their own, or as a part of a gallery wall. View our full collection of Allybeth Design Co. wood signs here.

For Spiritual Seekers


Cleansing Necklace - Amethyst & Silver Chain

Blue Trimble Designs - Cleansing Necklace

Ideal for meditation, amethyst has the ability to calm and balance emotions, and transform negative energy into positive love. Blue Trimble makes beautiful crystal jewelry that features slightly rough, natural edges and minimalist design. View our full collection of Blue Trimble jewelry here.


The Moonchild Tarot by Danielle Noel

Starseed Designs - The Moonchild Tarot

The Moonchild Tarot is a new tool of meditation that has been carefully crafted to help spirit seekers shine, play, or dive deep within the waters of their heart. This beautiful 78 card deck is filled with original artwork by creator Danielle Noel. It is truly an inspiring work of art, and would be a perfect gift for a collector, or as a first deck for someone new to Tarot looking for a new perspective and guidance in their life's journey. We also carry Danielle's first deck, The Starchild Tarot.


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Gabriel's Light - Spiritual Essence Sprays

From root to crown, Gabriel's Light collection of Spiritual Essence Sprays are each infused with different ingredients to aide in all aspects of a spiritual journey. Root is designed to assist with grounding, Throat aims to aide in communication, Third Eye promotes intuition and empathy, while Crown is meant to inspire the wearer and promote guidance. Lastly, Soul Purpose is designed to aide in connection and manifestation. Every bottle contains gem stones intended to enhance the healing energy in each bottle. View our full collection of Gabriel's Light products here.


For The Young Bookworm

We're pleased to carry a solid collection of thoughtful and meaningful books for kids ages 0 - 11. Be sure to check our online collection here and come by the store to see what's new! 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Gift Set

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Gift Set (ages 8 and up)

Both volumes of this fantastic series contained in a beautiful gift box. Two hundred tales of extraordinary women in history, past and present, make the perfect gift for a young aspiring rebel woman in your life. Adults and kids alike will enjoy these inspiring stories and beautiful artwork. We also have the new Journal in stock which makes a great companion gift to the set! Read Lisa's blog post on the books to learn more about them here.

Adventures of Odysseus

Adventures of Odysseus (ages 10 and up)

This daring adventure has been told and retold for thousands of years. This version by Daniel Morden makes it better than ever as a gorgeous large format paperback gift edition with watercolour, gouache and gold ink illustrations that's sure to have your little bookworm eating it right up.

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon (ages 4 -10)

Meet Herb, the dragon who prefers gardening to gobbling meat. Packed with wacky visual details and quirky dialogue, Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon overturns your expectations again and again, making for a delightful and thought-provoking read every time.


This concludes Part 2 of our 2-part post on Thoughtful Gifts for all Kinds! If you missed, it go back to Part 1 to get ideas on gifts for nature enthusiasts, self-care lovers and ethical fashionistas. 

If you'd like specific gift suggestions, stop by the Giving Gifts store or email us at and we will be happy to help you out with a gift. Your gift purchases mean a lot to us and we'll do everything we can to make sure you are thrilled with the experience. If you'd like your gift wrapped, just let us know! 

If you live in Vancouver come by and visit us at 4570 Main Street and shop late during our extended holiday hours:

  • Regular Hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 11 am - 6 pm
  • Regular hours Saturdays:  10 am - 6 pm
  • Regular hours Sundays:  12 pm - 5 pm
  • Extended Hours: Thursday, Dec 20th to Saturday, Dec 22nd: 
    11 am - 8 pm
  • Extended Hours Sunday, Dec 23rd: 11 am - 6 pm

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