The holiday season is upon us! With corporate gift giving looking a little different this year, we are thinking about our fellow local businesses and how to support local.
Vancouver is home to incredible local brands that are perfect for gift giving. Shopping local allows small businesses to stay afloat during a challenging time and gives back to the community.
We have curated a list of goods sourced from local small businesses sure to put a smile on your employee’s faces (over Zoom, of course).
The Support Local Gift Guide
The ultimate catch-all gift, Legends Haul will be sure to delight every one of your employees. Before the pandemic, Legends Haul was the produce and food distributor for many of Vancouver’s best restaurants. One pivot later and they are delivering their incredible selection of products to homes all over the city. And don’t be fooled by their extensive list of high-quality food items. They also have home goods, holiday decorations, and gift boxes! We suggest checking out their corporate gift guide for some tasty and luxurious options here.
The free coffee in the office may be out of reach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of Vancouver’s best with some small-batch roasted coffee from Timbertrain. Their flavour profiles range from candied orange to gingerbread. With gift bundles and specials on their house-roasted blends, there are options for every coffee lover out there.
Order Online here today for free shipping on all orders over $50.
For the sustainably minded, Nature Bee Beeswax wraps create food wraps out of cotton and beeswax. If you haven’t heard of beeswax wraps before, they are an excellent alternative to plastic wrap and keep your food fresh longer! They come with cute patterns and packs in different sizes – a great gift for saving the holiday dinner leftovers!
Although your employees might be (secretly) working in their sweat pants, giving the gift of comfort is still an option this holiday season. Look no further than Flax Sleep. Founded in Vancouver and led by three female entrepreneurs (and friends), flax sleep covers all your comfy home goods needs. Consider gifting some beautiful linen bedsheets or some cozy linen robes – just don’t be surprised if someone shows up wearing theirs in the Monday morning meeting!
Order online today for free shipping in Canada on orders over $250.
The ultimate staple in any Vancouver wardrobe is one thing: Waterproof. Vessi footwear designs their “element-proof” sneakers with style and comfort in mind. The brand was founded by three Vancouver-natives and is headquartered here to this day. As part of their mission, Vessi also weaves sustainable practices into the production line so you can feel good about supporting a local brand as well as the environment.
Order online today to get up to $190 off with large orders.
At the end of the day, we all just want to relax and enjoy some quiet time over the holidays. What better way to do that with a sweet-smelling candle from local candle-maker Mala the Brand. Mala uses sustainable ingredients and for every purchase, they plant a tree. With unique scents from Black Amber to Vanilla and Cinnamon, you’re sure to find something perfect for every member of your team.
Shop now for free shipping in North America for orders over $100.
For more ideas about remote team building for the holidays, follow this link to see our ideas for virtual holiday parties.