Struggling to find the perfect gift for your Valentine or Pal-entine? These local businesses in Vancouver offer shoppers a variety to choose from, whether it’s a designer bag, a good book, a charcuterie board, or a bouquet of fresh flowers. So with that in mind, here are 10 places to find some amazing last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts in Vancouver.
Wallace Mercantile Shop
If you want that special fella in your life looking his best, then consider stopping at this amazing menswear store on Main Street. From winter coats to hats and socks, they have great products to fit every budget.
Where: 4219 Main Street
Mine & Yours
If you want to go big this Valentine’s Day and treat your person to that designer bag or pair of shoes they’ve always wanted, Mine & Yours has some amazing luxury resale products available right now. From a limited-edition Chanel bag with Valentine’s charms to a sterling silver Tiffany & Co necklace, there are tons of options.
With storefronts on Davie, Howe, and now West 4th, you’ll have plenty of luxury bags, shoes, apparel, and accessories to peruse.
Where: Online and in-stores
If you’re after vintage clothing, then Mintage Mall should be first on your list. The space is actually a collection of about a half dozen vendors, with everything ranging from hats and brand tees to all things denim.
Where: 245 East Broadway
This new and used bookstore in Chinatown is 100% Indigenous-owned and is focused on creating an inclusive community for book lovers of all backgrounds in the city. Hey, we love books, and we love social enterprises. So, for us, this is a no-brainer while gift shopping.
Where: 229 East Georgia Street
Does your S/O love charcuterie? If so, you can surprise them with a delicious hand-crafted charcuterie board from Tawnshi, which offers Indigenous-inspired boards and gift boxes starting at $55.
Where: Delivery available to Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond & Burnaby
If you couldn’t make it out to their recent warehouse sale, Herschel Canada is offering customers up to 50% off sitewide, which means you can still take advantage of some amazing deals. From suitcases and travel bags to classic backpacks, fanny packs, and other staple accessories – Herschel has you covered. Our gift idea? Pair a bag with a matching toque, hoodie, or pair of gloves.
Where: Online or in-stores
Mala The Brand
The ever-popular and delicious coco-soy candles from Mala The Brand always make for an exceptional gift – whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. And right now, you can shop the Valentine’s Day collection with free shipping within the U.S. and Canada.
Where: Online and in-stores
Offering 25% off sitewide right now is the unisex jewelry brand Wolf Circus, which is known for its demi-fine jewelry styles using reclaimed materials. To reduce their ecological and environmental footprint, they’re also committed to using lab-created gemstones!
Where: Online and at 49 Dunlevy Avenue, Unit 250 (Buzz #1105)
Hats off to this pick, no pun intended. WIRTH has a variety of caps, toques, bucket hats, and their mini counterparts for children as well. From the classic, waterproof Docs Cap ($65) to the new Navy Fisherman Toque ($45), there’s a hat for every head at WIRTH. And the brand (created in honour of Jakob Wirth) is committed to raising awareness about the importance of mental health – one “hug for your head” at a time.
Where: 1485 Walnut Street
Local flower shops
Last but certainly not least, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers – dried or fresh. With plenty of varieties, scents, and price ranges to choose from, you’re sure to find an arrangement for any flower lover in your life, regardless of gender.
Where: See our picks above
Looking for even more gift options in the coming weeks? Check out these Indigenous-owned brands across the country, which make everything from soothing soaps and sprays to apparel.
So there you have it, Vancouver! We hope this inspires some thoughtful gift-giving during the season of love.