There is so much talent in the Okanagan that this list could go on forever! I asked a bunch of local business babes for their suggestions on gift ideas for stocking stuffers from small businesses, and the response was this diverse list of makers and businesses from all over the Okanagan.
Keep your eyes peeled for PROMO CODES throughout the blog, there are some great opportunities to save!
Happy local shopping!
Luxe & Love Creations
Small batch polymer clay jewelry handmade in Vernon. These earrings are as stunning as they are unique, I could scroll through their Instagram page all day long! They are elegant and simple and intricate all at once.
Olive & Bramble Co
Calligraphy and designs that are so incredibly pretty and whimsical! They have a wide variety of stickers, many of them reflecting the sweet Okanagan or BC lifestyle. They also have sweaters, tote bags and other apparel with their designs that would make anyone's day as a gift.
Find these stunning stickers on their website, if you sign up for their email list you can get 15% off your order! If you are giving the gift of long-lasting art, USE PROMO CODE GIFTART to get a Buy One Get One Free for art prints. You can also find them in person at Funktional in downtown Kelowna, De Novo Market in Summerland, Morticia Bloom in Penticton, Gems and Stems in Oliver, or Unity in Osoyoos.
Absolutely Knot Co
Home décor and accessories that are locally made, sustainably sourced and totally charming. They have DIY macramé kits that are great for stocking stuffers, and some cute keychains too! I have ordered one of their rainbow keychains in the last few months and it is even more adorable and well-crafted than the photo can even convey! I love it.
You can find most of their products on their Etsy page (many with free local delivery!) and some products at De Novo Market in Summerland too.
The Market Bags
Reusable bags made from upcycled & organic materials. I am always striving to find new ways to reduce the waste that I create, and these reusable bags are a wonderful way to encourage better habits around the footprint we leave. They have cloth masks too, and a variety of reusable bags including upcycled, organic cotton or linen.
USE PROMO CODE KELPFORESTCO until December 31 to receive 10% off your order! You can find these great sustainable gift options on their website or in person at Chickpeace, Start Fresh Kitchen, and Lakeview Market. They also have free pick up 3 days a week.
High Note Papercraft
High Note Papercraft creates some of the coolest earrings! Handmade from paper origami, each tiny paper swan or butterfly is a work of art waiting to be worn. My favourite pairs from their Instagram page are the Halloween pieces, the little pumpkin, ghost and bat are so adorable!
Check out their Instagram to see all the beautiful handmade pieces. You can message them on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a purchase. They offer local pickup, delivery, and shipping! You can also find them at the East Kelowna Market.
HeadSpace Babes (*now Yarrow Valley Essential)
This online-only boutique based in Lumby sells products made with intention by local Okanagan small businesses. They currently have essential oil rollers, soaps and scrunchies on their website that would make great stocking stuffers.
Shop their online boutique and USE PROMO CODE CUSTOMCOMBO20 to get a scrunchie and an essential oil roller for $20. Check out their Instagram to stay up to date with locals-only flash sales all December. They offer free delivery to the Lumby and Vernon area and shipping across Canada.
Beautifully designed products that will capture the heart of any outdoor and art lover. Bookmarks, cards, ornaments and many other products are hand-drawn, printed and made by Joanne in her home in Kelowna.
You can shop their website to see all the different and stunning products. You can also find their products in person at The Handmade Shoppe (both in Kelowna and Salmon Arm,) at the Karmyc Bazaar in Kelowna and at De Novo Market in Summerland.
Sage & Quartz
I start to feel more relaxed just by browsing through these bath and body products. Sage & Quartz creates their products by hand in Summerland with the intention to inspire a peaceful mind and calming space. They have aromatherapy, bath soaks, body and face care and many other beautiful products.
You can find them in person at De Novo Market in Summerland, and online on the De Novo Market website. They have some really beautiful pre-made gift boxes, or you can customize your own box to make a personalized gift experience. Keep your eyes open for sales coming up in the next few weeks.
Gaia Smiles Tooth Powder
Give the gift of a brighter smile that's also good for your body! These jars of non-toxic tooth powder are made in small batches and are free of glycerin and fluoride for a holistic approach to mouth health.
You can order through their website, USE PROMO CODE KelpForest for 10% off your order and they offer free shipping on all orders over $75. You can find them locally at The Green Vanity, Portia Ella, Airport Village Pharmasave, Fill Kelowna, Chickpeace and Footprints Co
Handmade jewelry, t-shirts and tote bags designed for every adventurer in your life. They have a selection of items on their website, and you can message them to set up custom orders such as vinyl decals or custom t-shirts.
Shop their online store to see all the wonderful gift ideas, and USE PROMO CODE Home4Holidays to get 10% off (until December 20.) They offer free shipping on orders over $100, and delivery for a small fee to the Lumby or Vernon area. Message them for more information.
Hygge Soap Company
Every winter as the season changes I am reminded how important it is to use a moisturizing soap! Hygge Soap Co in Armstrong makes their soap from olive oil which results in a super moisturizing bar of soap. Their new holiday scents sound like the perfect long-lasting stocking stuffer.
Oh! The Post!
One-of-a-kind jewelry created from used & vintage postage stamps made with love in Kelowna. This community-minded business is taking custom orders up until Christmas, check out their Instagram page for a bunch of their adorable recent pieces.
You can purchase these unique and memorable pieces on their Etsy Shop, USE PROMO CODE LOCAL at checkout to waive the shipping fee and arrange for contactless pickup.
Blankets for all your adventures! Located outside of Vernon, Okanagan Blankets are made for indoor or outdoor use with 20% wool for temperature regulation. Designs are inspired by the Okanagan views, sunsets and sunrises.
Shop their website for all the beautiful patterns and options, and USE PROMO CODE KELP for a 10% discount on your order. You can also find them in person at Divine Inspired Gifts in Kelowna or Front Porch Studio in Lake Country.
Mountain and Moon Okanagan
These Intention Jars by Mountain and Moon Okanagan are such a wonderful gift idea during this hectic and busy-minded time. The jars are customizable with a variety of dried botanicals and gems, each with their own meaning and purpose. Taking the time to be so intentional in choosing what matters to you and then taking the time to be intentional in the assembly is such a special gift experience and keepsake to give.
They offer free pickup in Kelowna or you can find Jolene at the East Kelowna Market. Check out all their products on their Instagram page, they also have some really cool mountain shelves.