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Posted on Dec 7, 2017

The Downtown Vernon Association has put together your ESSENTIAL GIFT GIVING GUIDE - 20 MUST HAVE GIFTS!

It goes without saying that if someone provides me with a list that makes my life easier, I am buying in! Assuming that others are the same, we are making it easier for you to get your shopping done before Christmas Eve while supporting your local downtown merchants. #shoplocal #offlineshopping 

Sprouted Fig Downtown Vernon

‘FLOAT 4 LUNCH’ for under $60 at The Sprouted Fig and Okanagan Float. Float 4 Lunch gives you a 60-minute Float ($55 value) and a Daily Special ($12 value) for 30% OFF! The Sprouted Fig Okanagan Float

The Sprouted Fig is a quick service café that believes in using local ingredients and offers up an amazing gluten-free menu. Pair them up with the Okanagan’s premier float centre, Okanagan Float, and you have a healthy combination! 

Pink Spotted Goat Downtown Vernon

'THE GREEN GIFT' for under $50 at the Pink Spotted Goat. Includes a reusable produce bag, a family size glass drink dispenser, a bamboo soap dish, nail brush, stainless steel straws, bamboo toothbrushes, a straw cleaner, and laundry soap. 

Know someone that is sustainability focused and recycles/reduces/reuses absolutely everything? The Pink Spotted Goat is a unique artisan market in Vernon BC where everything is handmade, environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Pink Spotted Goat

Simply Baskets Downtown Vernon

BAREFOOT VENUS MUSTARD SEED BATH for under $30 at Simply Baskets Home & Gift/Harris Flowers. The Mustard Seed Bath, made without parabens, synthetic colors, or mineral oil comes in under $30.00 and smells of eucalyptus, wintergreen, and rosemary. A great way to end a day!

Simply Baskets Home & Gift/Harris Flowers is your one stop shop for unique pieces to decorate your home and  gift baskets as well as a full flower shop. Simply Baskets/Harris Flowers

104 Grey Downtown Vernon

MAYBERRY EMU SLIPPERS at 104 Grey Clothing & Accessories. Everyone's favorite! Get in quick because the Mayberry is loved all around the world for its soft, plush Australian sheepskin. Even Oprah loves them - the Mayberry made the list of Oprah's Favorite Things this year!
104 Grey Clothing Company is a fun, fashion driven boutique in the Okanagan Valley. Featuring fresh hand-picked styles from lines like Michael Kors and Dex. 104GreyClothing

A&E Downtown Vernon

HANDMADE TEMPERED GLASS TRIVETS for under $50 at A&E Community Market.  Revel in the beautiful colour choices and sizes available.  They can be used as serving platters, a cutting surface or you can enhance and protect your dining room table or countertops and place hot pots on them.  Truly a sensational, yet practical, gift for the art lover in your family.

A&E Consignments carries a large array of quality, name-brand products at second-hand prices. Brand name ladies clothing and fashions, accessories and shoes and more, to interesting home decor, works of art and unique gift ideas, A&E is THE place in downtown Vernon to enjoy an enriching shopping experience.A&E Consignments

Cobbler's Rack Downtown Vernon

JAKS HANDBAGS at the Cobbler's Rack. Give style, elegance, and originality with an individually created handbag.There is a fashion-forward lady on your list that would love to have this on her arm! 

The Cobbler's Rack sells high quality men's and woman's footwear as well as fashion accessories.  Store has shoe repair department with a cobbler on the site.Cobbler's Rack

Gold'N Time Jewellery Downtown Vernon

CANADIAN MADE JEWELLERY at Gold'N Time Jewellery. Unique, personalized jewellery made with Canadian gold and Canadian diamonds. Choose that special piece for the one you love this Christmas!

Gold'N Time Jewellery designs custom jewellery including wedding & engagement rings.They also offer time pieces, repairs & appraisals. Gold'N Time Jewellery

Good Gracious Downtown Vernon

SOCKS WITH ATTITUDE for under $20 at Good Gracious and The Practical Kitchen. Mens and ladies socks available and they all have kick! These would make perfect stocking stuffers for Dad or Uncle Tim. 

Good Gracious and The Practical Kitchen are your source for many sought after gift products and kitchen supplies from brands such as Royal Doulton, Wustof, Garneau, Le Creuset,and JellyCat' S'well to local and other unique Canadian products. Good Gracious

Olive Us Downtown Vernon

POPCORN SNACK ATTACK at Olive Us Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room. The perfect combination of olive oil and sea salts make for a wonderful healthy popcorn treat. Includes a 200ml bottle of Olive Us Butter Olive Oil (all natural Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with essential oils to taste & smell like butter, but much healthier!!), 454g bag of our Certified Non-GMO Canadian grown Ancient Grain popping corn, 45ml jar Olive Us Lemon Twist Sea Salt, 45ml jar Olive Us Salted Caramel Organic Cane Sugar, & a Tapi Pour Spout!  A healthy and delicious gift for all ages!

Ray and Janet are the proud owners and operators of Olive Us Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room in Vernon BC. Olive Us is an independent, family owned business based on a passion for people and the desire to share in an EVOO* adventure! Olive Us

Your Calm Oasis Downtown Vernon

‘RELAX’ at Your Calm Oasis. Give the gift of massage therapy to that friend that is constantly sore or has had a hectic week! A little pampering is always deserved. 

Your Calm Oasis has several options to choose from allowing you to tailor your gift,  starting at 30-minute reflexology sessions for $50 to 60-minute therapeutic massage for $100Your Calm Oasis

Ratio Coffee Downtown Vernon

DRUMROASTER COFFEE for under $20 at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. Julekaffe coffee is a MUST HAVE stocking stuffer and from what I have heard actually tastes like Christmas morning! 

Perfectly prepared coffee and pastry! Ratio is known for their handmade artisan doughnuts and their Friday night pizza & cocktails. Ratio Coffee & Pastry

Spruce Salon Downtown Vernon

GIFT OF RELIEF for under $70 at Spruce Salon.  Includes both full & travel sizes of our Hand & Foot Relief. So good, especially in the dry, winter months.We all have that one friend that suffers from winter itch, they will thank you for this one! 

Spruce Salon is an Aveda Concept Salon & Spa offering men's and women's salon services using only Aveda products. Spruce Salon

Teassential Downtown Vernon

TEASSENTIAL STOCKING STUFFER for under $10 at Teassential. Give the gift of a perfectly blended cup of tea! There is nothing better than sitting down with a hot cup of tea to relax after a day of shopping. And this one fits in a stocking! 

Locally owned specialty tea shop! Teassential carries over 130 types of loose leaf teas. Specializing in Persian teas which are blended in-house! They also carry a variety of teaware ranging from locally handmade pieces, cast iron teapots, & mugs. Teassential

The Room Collection Downtown Vernon

GARLIC CHOP BLOCKS for under $30 at The Room Collection. These 5" square garlic chop blocks are made of solid maple and walnut and created in Summerland. Little pieces of functional art! 

The Room Collection is Vernon’s most inspiring home decor and furniture store. From wall art to custom upholstered furniture, from locally made gifts to bed linen, lighting and candles, you’ll find a fabulous range of beautiful things.The Room Collection

Teach and Learn Downtown Vernon

CODENAMES for under $30 at Vernon Teach and Learn. Perfect for any family game night, Codenames is available for a variety of ages and group sizes. Gift this one and then invite yourself over for some fun! 

Vernon Teach and Learn specializes in educational toys and products for all ages. They have an old fashioned ice cream shop with $2 ice cream cones, an old fashioned candy shop and a Birthday Party Room! Vernon Teach and Learn

Legacy Downtown Vernon

FAMILY PHOTO SESSION & CUSTOM FRAME at Legacy Photography and Framing. Welcome the new baby or capture a milestone celebration by having your portraits done at Legacy. 

Legacy Photography & Framing offer passport photos of all ages as well as any other country's passport or visa photos. Family photos, business portraits, and newborn sessions. Legacy Photography and Framing

Vernon Public Art Gallery Downtown Vernon

EBONY & SPARROW at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Minimal and Contemporary Jewelry Inspired By Nature designed for the art and nature lover on your list. A great variety of jewellery starting at $30.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan and offers approximately 20 exhibitions per year for public viewing.  The Gallery also offers an Art Rental Program and Gallery Shop.Vernon Public Art Gallery

Peacock and Lime Downtown Vernon

WAXING SERVICES for under $20 at Peacock and Lime Hair & Esthetics Studio. Whether your girlfriend needs her brows done or Aunt June needs to give her upper lip some attention, purchase gift certificates at Peacock and Lime so that they get the TLC they deserve! 

Peacock and Lime provides attention to every service as well as quality products which has made them an industry leader in Vernon BC. The client always comes first, and they constantly strive to exceed your expectations. Peacock and Lime Hair & Esthetics Studio

Mindful Connection Downtown Vernon

HYPNOTHERAPY SERVICES at the Mindful Connection. Do you have a friend or family member looking to quit smoking? Or maybe wants to lose some weight? Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can get to the heart of the matter quickly. Purchase hypnotherapy services from the Mindful Connection to help them get on their way! 

As well as being a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Carole offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Thought Field Therapy and more in her work. A Mindful Connection

DVA Downtown Vernon

DOWNTOWN DOLLARS for $5, $10, or $20 at the Downtown Vernon Association. Purchase downtown dollars in different denominations that can be used as gift certificates at over 65 downtown businesses. A great way to spread the word about shopping local. 

The Downtown Vernon Association is an energetic and focused business organization representing over 550+ members. Since 1967, the DVA has worked to promote Downtown Vernon as a unique and dynamic destination for entertainment, goods and services. Downtown Vernon