While many aspects of the holidays are different this year, some long standing traditions live on, such as home decorating and gift giving. As you plan to treat those you are thankful for, consider shopping local this year. It’s been a tough year for Kamloops business owners and this is one way you can give back to our community. For your foodie friends or those hard-to-shop-for loved ones, here are some ideas to help you find the perfect gift.
For the Foodies
Share a taste of the Thompson Valley with bottles of wine from Kamloops' 4 wineries. Pickup from local liquor stores or order online for local Kamloops delivery.
Gift the craft beer lover in your life with a filled growler, a bomber, or cans from one of Kamloops’ 5 craft breweries. Looking to spice it up? Get pre-wrapped branded glassware sets at Bright Eye Brewing or a Gift Beer Box from the Noble Pig Brewhouse with three different gift packs to choose from.
Shop Far & Wide and their pop-up location in downtown Kamloops. Between the two stores, find everything from unique plants, handmade jewelry, fun doormats, clothing, soaps and more. Keep an eye on their social channels as each week leading up to Christmas they are featuring different local artisans and artisanal products.
The Art We Are Cafe is another great spot downtown that features local handmade products such as pottery, artwork, prints, and Christmas ornaments. Grab a specialty coffee or tea and a vegan or gluten free treat while you shop.
The Kamloops Art Gallery Store is the place to find exhibition-related products as well as products created by local and BC artists, artisans and designers.
The Golden Buddha carries a variety of giftware and jewellry that focuses on metaphysical from all over the world, as well as local arts and crafts.
New to Kamloops, Crooked Crown in downtown features some of the most unique gift items focusing on Canadian and women-led retailers. From champagne flavoured gummy bears to beautiful serving platters and fine jewelry, find the perfect boutique item for the hard-to-shop for person on your list.
The Pond Country Market in Barnhartvale is a true hidden gem. Just 15-minutes east of Kamloops, the shop carries everything from vintage candy to antiques, home decor, and unique giftware. Make a reservation and grab a bite to eat at their onsite restaurant for a home-cooked meal.
Known for their boutique speciality items, Castles and Cottages/Ciao Bella Boutique in downtown has everything from kitchenware, to home decor, jewelry, fashion, footwear and more.
One of Kamloops' newest stores, Lori-Ann's Gifts & More on the Shore features home decor, giftware, and specialty curated gift baskets.
Person Who Has Everything
Treat a special someone to an exclusive night at the movies with a gift voucher for a Date Night or Family Night at the Paramount Theatre. The Kamloops Film Society is offering private screenings for groups of 2-6 people to book the entire theatre to themselves, which includes movie of their choice and snacks.
Kamloops’ newest eco-shop and refillery, Our Footprints Co, has everything you need to live more sustainably. Some great gift options include beeswax food savers, reusable paper towels, handmade soaps, and featuring artisans with all natural products.
Shop Main Street Clothing for the latest ladies and men’s fashion. With great gift options, you’re sure to find something fitting.
Another local favourite, Jardines Domaine, offers trendy and stylish ladies and men’s fashion with an extensive array of carefully chosen classic and elegant pieces.
From clothing to accessories and grooming products, McAllister & Howard Clothiers has an array of boutique forward fashion men's items that will help you cross off your shopping list.
Blue Sky Clothing has everything you need to make the holidays a success including fun stocking stuffers and cozy Cashmere sweaters.
For the Kiddos
Locally-owned, Tumbleweed Toys, has a wide selection of toys, games, puzzles, science kits, craft & art supplies, novelty gifts and more. You are sure to find the perfect gift for a special youngster.
Do you know someone who has energy to burn and loves to jump at Jump 360? Purchase a 30-Day Membership in-store.
Cliffside Climbing Gym offers youth memberships and punch cards and is a great way to stay active this coming season.
Load up a Fun Card at Fun Factor Kamloops and enjoy an afternoon of fun. Take in a game of mini bowling, laser tag, and the spin zone attractions.
Check directly with businesses as most have adapted to offer online shopping or curbside pick up for your convenience. When visiting in-person, please wear a mask, practice physical distancing, stay local, and follow posted guidelines from the businesses. Learn more for additional ideas on where to shop local in Kamloops this season.