Tis the season to buy handmade and local! This year I’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide for Him, which includes 5 of my favourite Vancouver small businesses. Each of these small businesses hand crafts beautiful goods that are perfect for men. Ranging from leather goods to fine spirits, you’ll definetly find something for him.
Buying from small businesses is important because you are supporting your local economy and community. When you purchase handmade, you have an impact; you are supporting the artisan directly and building a relationship with the person behind the brand.
2016 HANDMADE +LOCAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM
Individually handcrafted in East Vancouver, EastVan LeatherMan’s fine leather goods are a staple in any man’s life. The product line consists, but is not limited to wallets, belts and passport holders. The EastVan LeatherMan also customizes pieces.
For custom orders and inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A small batch distillery specializing in gin, vodka and whiskey, located in the heart of East Vancouver. Odd Society Spirits are enjoyed alone or as a cocktail, whichever way preferred.
Odd Society Spirits are unique in that it’s dedicated to combining Old World distilling traditions with New World ingredients and ingenuity.
Tame the mane! Peregrine is a grooming company tailored to the modern man with facial hair. Peregrine promotes healthy skin and follicles under your beard and supple, controllable and healthy looking hairs on top!
Peregrine’s products include balms, oils and wax for beards and moustaches.
I discovered Robbie Vergara’s unique screen printed t-shirts while shopping around at a local Christmas market two years. The art images on the t-shirts aren’t common, they’re original and quirky. Some of our favourites include Atlas and Deerman.
Shop A to Z specializes in genuine leather, hand stamped, hand dyed key chains. A favourite is the motivational “Get Shit Done!” key chain. You can even personalize key chains via colours or “stamps.”
Buy handmade and local this holiday season! You can bet the products will be excellent quality, and made with love. And nothing really beats the good feelings of knowing you are supporting the artisan directly!