From local handmade treasures to craft beer and an outdoor adventure, there’s a gift to suit everyone on your list! 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.
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 its own healing powers. They also have a huge variety of home décor, gift items, books and jewellery. 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: Bella’s Miracle Shop
Give the gift of music this year in the form of a gift certificate to White Rock’s very own Blue Frog Studios. At present shows are being presented via LiveStream, but once those doors are open again, the live shows are going to be epic!
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 items from local makers and artisans. The shop is full of wonderful gift ideas like the divine-smelling candles from The 6th Scent Candle, pretty jewellery from Reminded Design or a cozy robe from PRIV. Not to mention that they also have a gorgeous collection of stylish Christmas ornaments and decorations! (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 beautiful resin-dipped wooden cutting boards, seasonal signs, a variety of candles, posters and shopping totes, and all variety of adorable signs and wall decor. (1406 Johnston Road)
Photo Courtesy of The Handpicked Home
Need to put a gift basket together? The Urban Table is a one-stop-shop for everything you could possibly want to tuck into a gourmet gift basket. Shop their delicious range of artisan bread and cheese, pop in a set of unique olive oil and vinegar, add some tasty crackers and don’t forget the chocolate. They also have a lovely collection of gift items to round out the perfect gift. (1187 Johnston Road)
Photo Courtesy of The Urban Table
Do you have a nature lover on your list? Give the gift of an unforgettable adventure experience! 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
Gift the craft beer lover on your list the gift of a “craft brewery crawl”. White Rock’s local craft breweries. White Rock Beach Beer Company and 3 Dogs Brewing are literally a 1-minute walk apart … the perfect brewery crawl distance! Pick up a growler and a gift card. And each brewery has an awesome collection of branded goods like pint glasses, toques, T-shirts, keychains and these adorable ornaments from 3 Dogs.
Photos Courtesy of 3 Dogs Brewing
And you can’t go wrong with the gift of food! Barrique Kitchen + Wine Bar has introduced a line of favourite Barrique pantry items like their Chicken Spice and H.D.P Salt that are perfect for tucking into a foodie gift basket. Or order a beautiful custom gift basket packed with locally sourced goodies and gifts from White Rock Gift Basket Co. And we’ve never heard of anyone turning down a box of chocolates, especially if those chocolates are the delicious creations from Chez Christophe. And if you’re still stumped for a gift idea, why not tuck a gift card to a favourite White Rock restaurant in their stocking?
Photo courtesy Barrique Kitchen + Wine Bar
As more people are shopping online or having items delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock City Council wants to encourage residents and visitors to buy from local businesses and “#ShopTheRock.” The City of White Rock is compiling a list of businesses who are offering shopping alternatives, including online shopping, delivery and curbside pickup to make shopping local just a little bit easier.