Shop Local Gift Guide With A Twist.
Photo By Sara Spectrum for Wild & Heart
Your team at Squamish Adventure created this Shop Local Gift Guide with a twist, to help you and others make the most out of the holidays in and around Squamish. We wanted to create a gift guide that helps share fun ways to make memories together, support local and give unique gifts from the heart. So grab a cup of joe or your favourite tea and be inspired – All of the following gifts & activities are available locally in Squamish BC.
Before we dive into ideas on the best gifts and adventures to treat your loved ones over the holidays, remember that the holidays can be a difficult time of year for those in need.
We encourage you to check out the following Community Groups to give what you can, if you can. Click on the link below:
Give The Gift Of Adventure
We may be a bits bias here at Squamish Adventure, but Adventure is always at the top of our wish list. Here are 3 places and things to help you fuel the adventure with your gift giving this year:
Adventure Gear to Get out and Play
Valhalla Pure -is a great shop for all your adventure needs. They have great books, for the readers in your life. And all the outdoor recreation gear you need and even the hings you didn’t know you would love to have in the back country. (aeropress coffee maker) Drop By valhalla to find gifts that will help you and your loved ones get outside and adventure in the mountains all year round.
Available for any of the activities we book online at Squamish Adventure and can be redeemed at any time also. So if you have someone coming to visit in August, you can use it then!
Drop by Wild and Heart located downtown Squamish their boutique is full of Amazing clothes with style and practicality for the Squamish life. For more ideas check out a few photos from their latest look book photo shoot below, and trust us this shop is worth checking out!
Photos by Wild and Heart, Mens photographer: Jessika Hunter. Womans: Sara Spectrum
Fun Ways to Create Memories Over The Holidays
Creating memories with family and friends over the holidays is simply the best. We came up with 4 fun ways to create memories with your friends and family. Did we miss any of your favourites?
Fun for all ages and skill levels, snowmobiling is one of our personal favourite activities.
Located at the top of the Sea to Sky gondola, enjoy winter wonderland with your family this Christmas
A truly Canadian experience that books up fast over the holidays – Our tip: give this as a gift to enjoy post holidays!
Enjoy winter wonderland in the Callaghan valley, Nordic skiing with your pets!
For more winter activity ideas – check out our Insider’s Guide to Winter in Squamish
7 Local Places With Unique Gift Ideas
With so many great shops in Squamish, why wouldn’t you shop local this season? We found 7 places to get a unique gift in Squamish, from the tea lover to the beer lover we have you covered in Squamish.
Give the gift of a delicious cup of t ea, available at Lucas Tea downtown Squamish – The perfect stocking stuffer. They also have a great selection of mugs, infusers and more – perfect for the tea lover in your family.
BONUS: You might get invited over to share a cup of tea with the recipients! Win win.
I can guarantee if you live in Squamish you know at least one rock climber. Wondering what to get the rock climber in your life? Check out the gift cards at Ground Up By Clicking Here
Give the gift of fun that lasts all year: A season’s pass to Airhouse. The local trampoline center is great for the kids in your life – even the grown up kids.
Bonus: They now have an indoor Mini Ramp!
For the furry friends, stop by O’briens to see their selection of pet friendly gifts for under your Christmas tree.
Bonus: There is not much funnier than watching dogs unwrap Christmas presents.
Bonus: Gift certificates are also available!
More than just a great place to get all natural locally made delicious smelling soaps, you can find a unique gift for most people on your list in this awesome local shop.
Squamish is officially a 2 brewery town with A frame Brewing opening to some very excited locals! Here you can find the perfect gift here for your craft beer loving friends: they have stainless steel growlers, mugs and gift cards available.
Bonus: Be sure to stop in at the taster room, while picking up your gifts. Everyone deserves a beer break after Christmas shopping. Here you can do both at the same time.
Best Local Made Yummy Eats & Treats
This bakery is new(ish) to town but quick to make the list of local favourite places to eat. Be sure to stop by Tall Tree Bakery over the holidays to grab some yummy treats for your next holiday party.
Xoco Chocolate Co.
Delicious Chocolate made locally with love. Need I say more? How about the fact that they have been working around the clock just to keep up with the Christmas Chocolate demand. They have great stocking stuffers, gifts or post dinner treats. Stop by today!
Our tip: Buy more than you think you need, as the last two times we tried to buy a gift for others, the chocolate bars disappeared and never made it home. Strange…..
3 Places for Festive Family Fun in Squamish
Experience the sights and sounds of the holidays at Britannia Mine Museum. For the month of December, they are adding festive fun into the selection of activities at the Museum. In addition to daily underground tours, interactive exhibits and gold panning, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of festive events. Check out the full line up here
Christmas season is celebrated in full effect at the Sea to Sky Gondola – be sure to check out their full line up for The Spirit of Christmas – Running all December. Sing Alongs, Wine Events, Apres Celebrations and more. Click here to see more
Happimess and Squishy’s are collaborating for days of endless fun and entertainment throughout the Christmas break!! They are offering Christmas camps from Dec 20th – 23rd. Click here for info
Bonus: Squishy’s is open for drop off childminding throughout the Christmas break!!
Please call them ahead for childminding availability
Give the Gift of Wellness
We all work way to hard and making time for ourselves is not always easy. Whether it is you who needs to create time for yourself or you know someone else who is deserving of a little me time. Wellness is a gift that keeps on giving long after the holidays are over.
Give the gift of wellness with all the practitioners you need under one roof! Book yourself or your loved ones with Squamish Integrated Health. They provide Registered Health Care including Massage Therapy, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture,Naturopathic Medicine, Counselling and Ayurveda.
Start your new years feeling great.
Treat yourself or a loved one to a massage from one of the best in town. Jenna’s massages are holistic, so along with improving your range of motion and improving your nervous system, she uses essential oils and aromatherapy to create an even deeper sense of relaxation.
Bonus: Ask Jenna about Doterra Essential Oils
They still need mirrors and baseboard, but the new Yoga studio is near completion and set to open Jan 2nd. Moksha has pre-opening sales available online until Dec 15th – Click here for pre sales:
Bonus: Massage will also be offered out of the space – combining two of my personal favourite things!
The Green Mustache
Cookbooks, health books and more! The Green Mustache has a wide selection of gifts for the health conscious. From rechargeable gift cards to a pop top smoothie jars. Drop by the Green Mustache and treat yourself to a juice for the shopping trail.