It's the most wonderful time of the year in Kamloops, where twinkling lights transform our charming city into a holiday haven! Brace yourselves for the merry madness of holiday shopping because we're about to give you the lowdown to help with your next festive shopping spree. Luckily for you, Kamloops is a gift-giving paradise, with oodles of delightful spots to discover the perfect presents for your loved ones—no stress, all cheer!
From quaint boutiques to bustling markets, our city offers multiple choices that will help you find the perfect treasure for anyone on your list. To kick-start your holiday shopping adventure, we've curated a list of our favourite spots—each a hidden gem with so many amazing goodies. Whether you're seeking the ideal gift for someone special or scouting for that coveted item to add to your own wishlist, Kamloops has you covered this holiday season.
For The Martha Stewart
This holiday season, celebrate the homebody in your life with gifts that elevate their knack for turning any space into a masterpiece. For the home decor enthusiast, consider a chic, yet cozy throw blanket or perhaps a stylish accent piece that adds a touch of pizazz to their space. Candles are always a win, bringing both ambiance and a hint (& scent) of luxury. Elevate their hosting game with the perfect holiday centerpiece—a statement that captures the essence of the season. Alternatively, opt for a crafted bar of soap, transforming their daily routine into a spa-like experience. Whether it's a touch of elegance or a fragrant escape, these thoughtful gifts will surely make your home decor loving friends and families holiday season even brighter. Swing on by these favourite local spots to find the perfect home decor gifts:
Real Deals - The perfect spot to find an assortment of seasonal decor for every space in your home, as well as outdoor and garden decor.
Kath’s Relic Revival - Whether you're looking for the perfect statement piece or wanting to bring a decor gem you've found back to life, the owner Kathleen would love to help you out.
Castles + Cottages - From kitchens to nurseries, and every space in between, Castles and Cottages has the perfect gifts for everyone on your wishlist.
Jardines Domaine Home - Filled with beautiful textiles, candles, kitchen accessories and more, Jardines Home is the perfect one-stop-shop for the home lover.
Fern and Fond - Who doesn't love a floral centre piece as a gift? Elevate any space with the perfect arrangement to bring extra coziness this holiday season.
FOR THE ARTS + CRAFTS Lover
Shower the artist in your life with gifts that resonate with their passion for creativity and expression. Dive into the world of handcrafted prints and posters that showcase unique, artistic perspectives, adding a touch of individuality to their space. Consider art-inspired home decor items that mirror their aesthetic, from abstract sculptures to vibrant tapestries that transform their surroundings into an immersive gallery. For a personal touch, explore artisanal jewellery pieces that reflect their love for artistic flair, or perhaps delicate ornaments that double as miniature works of art.
Monte Creek Holiday Artisan Market - Stop on by this weekend to Monte Creek's greenhouse and winery gift shop to explore local goods, prints, crafts and enjoy complimentary tastings. December 9th and 10th, starting at 11:00AM.
Hot Tip: Use your 'Loops Explorer Pass to receive 20% off your purchase of a bottle of wine in the Tasting Room
Kamloops Art Gallery Store - Offers a unique curated selection of Canadian merchandise with a strong focus on extending the current exhibitions and public programs. Handcrafted decor, prints, books and more!
The Art We Are - The perfect spot to find a local artisan gift, and even better that you can purchase a warm bevy while you sip and shop. Be sure to check out the Coffee House Confessions of little notes left in the exposed brick spaces inside the shop while you browse!
Yew Street Holiday Market Mondays - Grab something to eat and explore the local vendors set up each Monday evening from 4-7PM. Handcrafted soaps, paintings, ornaments and more await!
Local Tip: Take a peek at the Kami Fish 2023 holiday ornament here to add a little local goodness and fun to your tree.
For The Drink Enthusiast
Indulge the beverage lover in your life with the perfect libation from Kamloops' diverse local scene. Whether it's a curated pack of their favorite craft beer, a bottle of award-winning local wine, a unique gin, or a refreshing selection of kombucha and non-alcoholic spirits, this city has a treasure trove of sips to elevate their drinking experience.
Beer and Cider:
Red Collar Brewing & Distilling Co - Merch, single bottles, mixed flat, or gift cards—Red Collar has it all!
Bright Eye Brewing - Unique glasses, growlers, and cans are calling your name.
Iron Road Brewing - Craft bottles and cans, and may we suggest a gift card so your loved one can enjoy their epic nachos.
Woodward Cider Co - Bottles of cider or the perfect gift of a cider club membership. We also recommend trying out their new (and delicious) Noble Graft—boasting flavours of sweet apple pie, ripe pear, and a hint of honey, enriched by 9 months in Chardonnay barrels for a delicate, buttery complexity.
Monte Creek Winery - Come on out to Monte Creek Winery's gift shop to not only stock up on their amazing wine, but pick up a few extra special gifts for the wine lover in your life.
Sagewood Winery - We recommend a bottle of their Marechal Foch 2022 and Kerner 2021. Stock up quick as Sagewood Winery is closing for the season December 17th! A selection of their wines are also available at Lansdowne Liquor Store.
Privato Winery - An amazing selection of wines to choose from such as the Award Bundle and Bolle Rosa to cheers to the season.
Can't decide on just one bottle of vino? We've got your back. Try the Kamloops Wine Trail's Taste of the Thompson Holiday 6-Pack! Curated with care, each tote bag comes with a hand-picked selection of 6 unique wines from Monte Creek and Privato Wineries. Order yours here.
Holiday 6 Pack Includes:
· Monte Creek Living Land Sparkling Rose 2022
· Monte Creek Living Land Riesling 2021
· Monte Creek Living Land Cabernet Merlot 2021
· Privato Sorpresa Rosso 2022
· Privato Merlot 2021
· Privato Woodward Collection Chardonnay 2020
Kombucha + Non-alcoholic Spirits:
Wild Mountain Jun - Perfect for the kombucha lover in your life. Made in Kamloops and sweetened with local honey, these are an amazing refreshing pick-me-up option with seasonal mix packs, growler and monthly subscriptions as well as single bottles.
Mocktail Mixery - Fresh on the Kamloops scene, this is the spot to shop all things booze-free. With an assortment of bar tools and accessories, as well as flavourings, you'll be sure to find something you love. Located at 204-1150 Hillside Drive.
Check out Natures Fare, Sweláps Market and Fresh Street Market as well for a wonderful assortment of kombuchas and non-alcoholic options.
For The Coffee Obsessed
From locally roasted beans to nifty gadgets and flavourings, we've got the goods in Kamloops for a cup that's not just coffee, but an experience. Gift the coffee lover in your life the joy of a perfectly brewed pick-me-up.
Kekuli Cafe - Give the gift of fresh locally made bannock, and a gift card for to pick up their next favourite drink such as the Maple Coquihalla Fog Tea Latte, The Great Canadian Maple Latte, or the Kekuli Canadiano.
Logjam Coffee - Roasted in-house, you won’t want to miss out on trying the unique flavours of their single origin coffee (with a side of donuts!) Logjam also offers a ‘locals only’ coffee subscription with free delivery if you live in Kamloops.
Caffe Motivo - Perfect stop for delicious beans, pour over accessories to make a delicious cup, and local photography prints.
Amplified Cafe - Give the gift of coffee beans, or a unique 'Intro to Coffee Class' that any coffee lover would enjoy. Attached to the Kamloops Art Gallery, this is a perfect spot to pick up a cuppa before you continue on for people on your list.
5Bean - You can find coffee themed homemade cards and jewellery at this local favourite coffee spot, along with some seriously delicious baked goods!
The Vic - In house roasted coffee beans and over 70+ varieties of loose leaf teas
Gift card in mind? Don't forget to check out He Brews Ahava Coffee Inc, Red Beard Cafe, Brynns Bakery, and Frankly Coffee.
For the sports loving and thrill seeking
Needing to find the perfect gift for the thrill seeker and sport enthusiast in your life? Experiences are always a great and safe bet! Get ready to score some major brownie points with gifts that'll have them doing a happy dance and planning their next epic adventure.
Harper Mountain - There is no shortage of fun on this mountain! From snowshoeing to skiing and snowboarding day or night, cross country skiing and thrilling tubing, they have it all! Grab a gift card or purchase a pass directly via their website.
Hot Tip: Buy 1 Regularly priced snowshoe trail ticket and bring a friend or family member for 50% off their snowshoe trail ticket with your 'Loops Explorer Pass
Cliffside Climbing Gym - Give the gift of thrill with a pass to Cliffside's awesome indoor climbing gym. With over 60 routes and 100 boulder problems at any given time, your gift recipient is sure to be entertained for days regardless of their level.
Ice Fishing Tours with Elevated Fishing Adventures - Ice fishing tours begin with your guide picking you up in Sun Peaks and delivering you to the lake. You will quickly find yourself in a heated ice tent with a fishing rod in hand. All gear is provided and no experience is necessary. Guests have the option of keeping their fish for an evening feast or releasing back into the water.
Mostly Mental Shuttles - Have a bike lover in your life? Give the gift of a shuttle ride on Mostly Mental Shuttles with their punch card offering trips to Kamloops Bike Ranch and Harper Mountain! They also have Fat Bike rentals offered throughout winter - $40 for 4 hours, or a full day for $60.
Mountain Man Adventures - Offering dog sled and snowmobile tours at Sun Peaks, this is the perfect gift for the adventurous spirit in your life.
Hot Tip: Use your 'Loops Explorer Pass to receive 20% off any experience in February and March of 2024.
Looking for a spot to pick up the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast? Check out the craziest store in town Surplus Hurby's, True Outdoors, Consignor Sports, Runners Sole. Have an all around sports lover? Give the gift of Blazers tickets for a fun night out with Digger himself.
For the lover of all things
Embrace the quirks of the whimsical one in your life who's into all things cool and diverse. Dive into the gift game with a mix of unique handpicked googs, from funky gadgets to snug blankets and those gourmet treats you just can't resist. Nail the present that blends their love for art, tech, munchies, plants, and whatever else strikes their fancy. Be it a bling-bling accessory, a snazzy piece of jewellery, or a home decor item that screams personality, you'll be able to find the perfect gift for the everything lover in your life in Kamloops.
4Generations Creations - Come visit and explore a diverse collection of apparel, stickers, pins, patches, bags, and meticulously handcrafted items such as ribbon skirts, ribbon shirts, and beaded jewellery in the indigenous owned 4Generations Creations. The owner, Ashley, also passionately supports other Indigenous businesses and artists by showcasing their products in-store, a perfect time to support local and stock up for the holiday season!
Far + Wide - From stationary to textiles, to vintage apparel and quirky prints, Far + Wide truly has something for everyone. Have a plant lover in your life? You must check out their assortment of plants and super cute pots.
Haus of Misfit - Pins, patches, apparel, stationary and more await in this super fun shop on The Shore that will be sure to make you smile.
Crooked Crown - Stocked with amazing beauty and wellness products, delicious sweets and home decor such as Sid Dickens, this is the perfect spot in the heart of downtown to find a unique gift.
Remember that the joy is not just in finding the perfect present but in the adventure of the search itself. Whether you're unraveling the city's unique boutiques, discovering local flavours, or unearthing treasures that resonate with your loved ones, relish the fun in the festive hunt! In Kamloops, the spirit of the season is alive in every shop, every corner, and every thoughtfully chosen gift.
Don't forget to keep us in the 'Loop with your incredible adventures this holiday season. Snap those memorable moments and share your journey with us by tagging @tourismkamloops and using the hashtag #ExploreKamloops.