Gifts to Get at the Markets – Part 3


Attention shoppers! This weekend is your last opportunity to shop local at the Winter Markets before we close for the holidays. Be sure to stock up on all your festive supplies and regular market staples – we don’t return until January 7th! Looking for last minute gift and entertaining ideas? Read on for this week’s top picks…



Meyer lemon & lavender, pineapple habanero, and roasted plum & lemongrass are just a few of the unique and delicious cordials that frost bites produces. Mix them in seltzer or with your fave spirit, and get the holiday party started! Find them this Saturday at Nat Bailey and Sunday at Hastings Park.




T-shirts, dish towels and tote bags are truly useful gifts that everyone can appreciate. The Hive Printing produces their line of Vancouver-inspired locally printed goods in their small artisan studio on the east side. Check them out this Saturday at Nat Bailey and Sunday at Hastings Park.




It’s back! Limited run barrel aged vodka from Odd Society Spirits makes a sophisticated stocking stuffer for the spirits connoisseur in your life. Pick up a bottle from them this Saturday at Nat Bailey and Sunday at Hastings Park.




Put a little sparkle under the tree for someone special this year with a set of sterling silver and labradorite drop earrings from Ildiko Jewelry. She also makes bracelets, pendants, and necklaces using silver and semi precious stones. Find her this Saturday at Nat Bailey.





Looking for some holiday baking with a serious wow factor? Check out the offerings from Livia Sweets this Sunday at Hastings Park. Her scrumptious and stylish baked goods will be sure to impress your guests (or your host) at the festivities this season!





Fable Naturals makes a line of fair trade certified bath and body products, including bar soaps, lip balms, facial oils, and moisturizers. They donate a portion of each sale to The School Fund, a program that provides scholarships to students in developing countries. Find them this Sunday at Hastings Park.



Want a change from the usual hummus offerings for your holiday snack platter this year? Spice it up with some unique varieties like Curried Carrot, Orange & Ginger or Thai Green Coconut Curry from BobAli. They’ll be at Nat Bailey this Saturday and Hastings Park on Sunday.




Got a beer lover on your holiday gift list? You can’t go wrong with a Bomber Brewing Winter Warmer Pack, which includes a 650ml bottle of their new Old Fat Heater Winter Ale, a Bomber glass and toque. Find them this Saturday at Nat Bailey.




Get some shrub love in your life this season from Mixers & Elixirs, producers of locally-inspired drinking vinegars that incorporate BC fruits from the markets. A fantastic addition to cocktails – get some at Nat Bailey this Saturday and Hastings Park on Sunday.




North Pacific Kelp Foods are a brand new vendor with us this season at Hastings Park. Wild harvesters of Haida Gwaii seaweeds, sea asparagus, and mushrooms, North Pacific dry and package a selection of products including seaweed lasagne, kombu, wakame, and kelp. Pick up some stocking stuffers from them for the foodie on your list this Sunday at Hastings Park.