If you’re looking for Christmas gifts that are more from-the-heart than cookie cutter, Vancouver’s North Shore is the place to shop! Known for a vibrant arts scene, there are a wealth of art galleries and independent stores to buy local, handmade, and one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family this Christmas.

Here are our recommendations of where to look for unique gifts.
 

The Ferry Building Gallery

 

The Ferry Building Gallery is a beauty to see in itself as West Vancouver’s first heritage buildings. The Gallery supports emerging and established North Shore artists throughout the year by hosting their exhibitions, but through mid-November to December it becomes a gift shopping destination at their Great Gifts exhibition! Shop unique gifts including fine artwork, crafts, and handmade items from local artists.        

 
 

Zing Paperie & Design

   

Zing Paperie & Design is a cute and airy stationery shop located in The Village at Park Royal. In the boutique you’ll find designer cards, paper goods, and treasures from designers around the world.

 
 

The Polygon Gallery

 

 
The Polygon Shop offers a carefully selected range of products informed by the photographic sphere, in addition to design-focused homeware, jewelry, and gifts. Products are crafted by individual makers and collectives local to Vancouver and the North Shore, and sit alongside established international brands. Best of all, when you purchase from The Polygon Shop you are supporting the gallery’s exhibitions and programs. Gallery members get 10% off their purchase!

 

A’hoy

 
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 A’hoy is an effortlessly cool shop with Pacific North West vibes in the picturesque village of Deep Cove. Inside you’ll find Vancouver brands gone big like Herschel and Reigning Champ. But, for something really unique check out their own brand A’hoy Goods, a range of shirts, caps, and drinking vessels that represent their hometown of Deep Cove and the North Shore.  

 
 

Giftworks Boutique

 
 
Giftworks in Edgemont Village are proud to have a gift for every occasion! Inside you’ll find locally-made pottery, art-glass, jewellery, specialty baby items, gourmet foods, paintings, and cards from local and Canadian artisans.
 
 

Still have people to buy for on your list? Try out our one-day shopping itinerary.

december, 2019

18octAll Day12janExhibition: Wael Shawky: Al Araba Al Madfuna

05novAll Day24decWinter Gift Gallery

22nov(nov 22)4:00 pm26jan(jan 26)9:00 pmCanyon Lights

30novAll Day21decDundarave Festival of Lights

07decAll Day28Dundarave Festival of Lights

12decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

12dec11:00 am12:00 pmLive Music with St. Helens Choir

13decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

13dec4:00 pmA Traditional Christmas with the VSO

13dec(dec 13)4:00 pm24(dec 24)7:00 pmSpirit of the Season at The Shipyards

13dec5:30 pm6:30 pmSax A La Mode at The Market

13dec7:00 pm8:30 pmFriday Night Films: The Grinch

13dec7:30 pmA Traditional Christmas with the VSO

14decAll Day04janDundarave Festival of Lights

14decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

14dec(dec 14)10:00 am15(dec 15)6:00 pmShipyards Christmas Market

14dec11:00 am3:00 pmHoliday Crafts at the Market

14dec11:00 am3:00 pmLive Candy Demonstration at Olde World Convections

14dec11:00 am1:00 pmSanta at The Market

14dec11:30 am12:30 pmLive Music with String Orchestra

14dec2:00 pm3:00 pmChristmas Dance Performance by Perform Art Studio

14dec2:30 pm4:30 pmMovie Matinées: The Polar Express

14dec(dec 14)5:00 pm15(dec 15)6:00 pmWinter's Series Presented by Small Stage

14dec5:45 pm6:45 pmLive Music with North Vancouver Community Band

14dec7:30 pm9:00 pmCarol Ships Shoreside Celebration

15decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

15dec12:00 pm1:30 pmFun Bun Decorating & Hot Chocolate with Cobs Bread

15dec1:30 pm2:30 pmLive Music with Liam Sturgess at The Market

16decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

16dec(dec 16)4:00 pm23(dec 23)6:00 pmLonsdale Quay Market: Mulled Wine, Apple Cider & Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider

17decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

17dec5:45 pm6:45 pmLive Entertainment: Caminando Carolers

17dec7:00 pm8:30 pmVICO Presents Music of the Whole World: Winter Solstice

18decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

18dec6:00 pm7:30 pmLive Music with Liam Sturgess at The Market

19decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

19dec5:45 pm6:45 pmLive Music with Miriam Davidson at the Market

20decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

20dec5:30 pm7:00 pmMichael Babor at The Market

21decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

21decAll Day11janDundarave Festival of Lights

21dec(dec 21)11:00 am22(dec 22)3:00 pmSpot Santa at Cypress Mountain

21dec1:00 pmRoyal City Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker

21dec1:00 pm3:00 pmSkate with Santa

21dec2:30 pm4:30 pmMovie Matinées: Home Alone

21dec4:30 pmRoyal City Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker

21dec6:00 pm7:00 pmLive Entertainment with North Shore Alliance Choir at The Market

22decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

23decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

23dec5:45 pm6:45 pmLive Music with Marc Rivest at The Market

23dec6:30 pm8:30 pmMonday Night at the Movies: The Man Who Invented Christmas

23dec6:30 pm8:30 pmDine Out at The Market

24decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

25decAll DayBreakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

31decAll DayNew Year's Eve at Seaside Provisions

31dec5:00 pmFamily New Year's Eve Celebration at Grouse Mountain

31dec5:30 pm8:30 pmFamily First Night at Mt. Seymour

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