If you still have shopping to do, don’t panic, there’s still time and we have you covered with some amazing White Rock shops and gift ideas. From local handmade treasures to craft beer and an outdoor adventure, there’s something for everyone on your list!
Is there someone on your list who loves handmade gifts, but you just don’t have the time or the talent? There’s just one day left to visit the craft fair at the White Rock Museum & Archives as they close on December 21 for the holidays and it’s the perfect spot to pick up a unique gift from a local artisan. Choose from an assortment of handmade ornaments, knitted items, handcrafted jewelry, delicious jams and all natural soaps, just to name a few of the lovely items on display. (14970 Marine Drive)
Photo Courtesy of the White Rock Museum & Archives
For the tea lover in your life, head to Angelic Teapot for an aromatic collection of teas from around the world and tea accessories. Or pick up a gift certificate for a healing and soothing Tea Leaf Reading. Readings are held at the shop on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (1351 Johnston Road)
Photo Courtesy of The Angelic Teapot
Have a friend who is interested in the metaphysical or spiritual worlds? Visit, the eclectic Bella’s Miracle Shop (14841 Marine Drive), and browse the hundreds of different stones and crystals. Each crystal is purported to have it’s own healing powers. They also have a huge variety of home décor, gift items, books and jewelry. Or stop by Whitby’s Books (14877 Marine Drive) for a vast collection of books and gift items that “support healthy lifestyles, spiritual living and contentment of the Soul”.
Photo Credit: Kama Money
Give the gift of theatre. Buy your theatre buff friend tickets to a show at the White Rock Players Club. Each year the troupe puts on at least 4 performances. The calendar for 2018 includes the smash-hit comedy, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” and the dark comedy, “Osage County”. The shows are fantastic and an amazing value at just $22 for an adult. (1532 Johnston Road)
Who doesn’t love live music? Pick up concert tickets for a show at White Rock’s very own Blue Frog Studios. Check out their list of upcoming concerts and find something to suit everyone on your list. For the 80’s lover, why not Barracuda: The Essential Tribute to Heart and Motown fans will love the music of the Jersey Boys. And don’t forget your rocker friend … they’ll thank you for tickets to Led Zepagain!
Photo Courtesy of Blue Frog Studios
For the décor lover in your life, be sure to visit The Mason Jar for a beautifully curated collection of farmhouse inspired décor items. The shop is full of wonderful gift ideas like rustic signs and trendy macramé plant holders or we absolutely love these sweet succulents potted in, what else, a mason jar! (15245 Thrift Avenue)
Photo Courtesy of The Mason Jar
Love local and unique? Whether you’re shopping for your best friend (the one with the impeccable taste), your child’s teacher (no #1 Teacher mugs here) or your wife (or husband), let the lovely people at The Handpicked Home help you pick out a thoughtful and maybe thought-provoking gift. Some faves that we spotted are the wonderfully trendy felt letter boards, birch branch tea light holders and this season’s must-have copper Moscow Mule mugs! (1406 Johnston Road)
Photo Courtesy of The Handpicked Home
Want to give the gift of relaxation and stress release? How about an essential oil diffuser from Saje Natural Wellness? Essential oils like lavender and ylang ylang diffused in a room are known to instill a sense of calm and release, while orange and peppermint oils can give a boost of energy. (14837 Marine Drive)
Photo Courtesy of Saje Natural Wellness
Is there a little person in your life? Or someone who is about to have a little person? Check out the adorable Looby Doo for a great selection of toys, clothing, baby accessories and mama accessories. We spied the cutest Christmas onesies and some pretty awesome mugs with messages that only a new mom could relate to! (1446 Johnston Road)
Photo Courtesy of Looby Doo
Do you have a nature lover on your list? Give the gift of an unforgettable adventure experience! Head to the White Rock Pier and pick up a gift certificate for a whale watching adventure or a harbour cruise from White Rock Sea Tours and Whale Watching.
Photo Courtesy of White Rock Sea Tours & Whale Watching
The craft beer lover on your list will appreciate a growler and a fill or two from one of White Rock’s local craft breweries. White Rock Beach Beer Company has been serving locals and visitors their finest ales and porters in the heart of White Rock for the past five years. This past September, 3 Dogs Brewing opened their new brewery and their beers and brewpub have been receiving rave reviews from everyone who stops in for a flight.
Photos Courtesy of White Rock Beach Beer Company & 3 Dogs Brewing
You can never go wrong with the gift of food! Pick up a gift certificate to your love’s favourite White Rock restaurant or make plans to try somewhere new, during White Rock’s annual restaurant festival, Taste White Rock that runs from January 17 to February 4.