Gastown Gift Guide: 13 Great Presents to Cover Everyone on Your List

Your go-to 'hood for vintage-inspired pieces designed to please the modern Vancouverite.

November 16, 2016

By Stacey McLachlan


For the Watchman

The Horse D-series watch collection (from $269) proves that simplicity can be luxurious: the sleek, minimalist timepiece and handsome leather band come in timeless combos like rose gold and navy or gold and tan.  Nouvelle Nouvelle,

bergame-3-1024x987For the Trendsetter

Add a pop of colour (and personality) with this Rouge du Rhin Bergame cushion ($110).  Espace d.,

888772804f3d6a5a4582e9af18201c51_1024x1024-cmykFor the Modern Woodsman

Spritz on Apoteker Tepe’s Holy Mountain fragrance ($160) to be instantly transported back to camp (a chic camp, but camp nonetheless) with notes of pine, balsam fir and incense.  Litchfield,


For the Coffee Snob

We like the rustic-modern Stelton Theo stoneware slow-brew coffee maker ($128) like we like our coffee: black.  Inform Interiors,


For the Mixologist

The latest edition of the Bittered Sling gift pack ($58) gives the cocktail enthusiast in your life a whole new set of flavours, from Malagasy chocolate to orange and juniper.  The Modern Bartender,

ofs-smokedsalishseasalt_1024x1024-clip-cmykFor the Hipster Chef

This fine-grain sea salt ($19) is alder-smoked using traditional Coast Salish methods and pairs perfectly with salmon, poultry and veggie dishes alike.  Old Faithful,

retina_detail-cmyk-clipFor the Formalist

Capped with a burnished toe, these Spitfire shoes ($399) transform the humble oxford into a fashion-forward statement piece.  Fluevog,

gallery_5-cmykFor the Decorator

These Core pendant lamps (from $452) resemble the shape of molten glass fresh from the furnace, and they come in smoky colours that also nod to glass-blowing’s fiery tradition. Lightform,

For the Modernist Smoker

These sleek Japanese-made Tsubota Pearl lighters ($45) are hand-pressed from acrylic into slick minimalist forms (goodbye, Bic).  Neighbour,

For the Quirky Cousin

This LED Bunny night lamp ($20) is simply illuminating, and ideal for the young or young-at-heart alike. London Field Shoppe,

1605-secret-location-corsinelabedoliFor the Witty One

The cheeky Cor Sine Labe Doli iPhone case ($175), decorated with a golden 3D rendering of an ear, is a piece of functional pop art. Secret Location,

imageFor the Best Girlfriend

Claw-set Foe and Dear pearl rings ($80) pair elegance with a little edge. Cavalier,


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