Are you looking for locally made gifts this Christmas season? We’ve scoured the internet to curate this Made in BC gift guide for that very reason. You can shop from the comfort of your own home AND shop local at the same time!

We hope this Made in BC gift guide helps you with your holiday shopping this year.

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For a limited time, (until November 22) we are giving away a $40 Etsy Gift Certificate to one lucky reader!

Entering is simple: In the comment section below, please tell me which artisan(s) you will most likely spend the gift certificate on, should you win.

The gift certificate will be emailed to you, so please use a valid email address when entering.

The Giveaway will close on Sunday, November 22 at midnight. The winner will be contacted on Monday, November 23.

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Gifts for Her

Any of the following beautiful items would be a welcome gift for all those hard to buy for women on your list.


Handmade Toys and Apparel for Kids

Gift your young one with one of these amazing handmade items lovingly created by a BC maker.


Gifts for the Athletic or Outdoor Enthusiast


Gift Ideas for the Technology Obsessed


For the Animal Lover


For the Chef of the Family


There you have it. A few of our favourite locally made items. We hope this Made in BC gift guide helps you with your holiday shopping this year!

If you are strictly looking for items made by makers on Vancouver Island these articles will help you with that. (While the articles aren’t geared towards holiday shopping, the gifts mentioned are useful at any time of year).

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52 Comments

  1. Melissa McIntosh Reply

    West coast thumpers! My fish bonker broke, need a new one!

  2. Katy Emanuel Reply

    The hand knit mittens by Kuwa designs are beautiful so I would use it to get myself a lovely air of mittens.

  3. Ooh there all such great things to choose from! I would probably go with one of the toques for my mom or a friend. 🙂

  4. What an amazing collection! I would have to go with a fish bonker from Wesr Coast Thumpers for my husband or a fire starting kit for my son from Western Designs 😄

  5. Marlen Brooks Reply

    Great list for Christmas shopping ! Something for everyone. I like so many. Christy Bodden design, will be one of my picks and always need something for home. I like Quint essential home. Glass slips etc. Thanks, good luck every one

  6. Sharon Whitehead Reply

    Duotopia, good luck everyone, love this idea of supporting local!

  7. Chideno Canada A lovely bamboo cutlery set or Smartphone leather case by Zenock Leather

    Either of these would be beautiful gifts

  8. Claudia Roland Reply

    There are so many to choose from but Treibholz caught my eye immediately. Thank you for taking the time to organize all of this vendor information and for the opportunity to be in the draw.

    • Hi Claudia, your name was randomly selected and you won the $40 Etsy Gift Certificate! Please watch for an email from me this morning with further details. Congratulations!

  9. Ooh, I like the Outdoor stuff: Fire making kit by Western Designs or Survival gear by Creeker Survival Gear would be nice!

  10. So many choices! Hard to pick but the first thing I saw that caught my eye was the leather bag from TreibholzCanada

  11. Of the ones listed, my first choice would be Tin Hat Designs. Close 2nd, would be Trout Road. But I am wondering why you don’t have Going Coastal, near Chemainus. We have purchased from Stephanie with Etsy, many times, and love her creations.

    • Well, to be honest, I haven’t heard of Going Coastal before. So thank you for the tip! I try to feature new artisans with every gift guide. So I will definitely look into her shop for next time!

  12. Helen Sharp Reply

    I’m going to choose Perfectly Me Vancouver, but there are so many great ones to choose from! Thank you so much for putting this list together! 🙂

  13. What a great surprise. I must go with the beautiful knife set (Camper’s dream chef knife set by Chatwin 1610). I have never heard of this artisan but i am going to make a point to look over their knives. Also I’m a paid up member.

  14. Tin Hat Designs!!! They have some beautiful handcrafted works, love love love their creative creations 💕

  15. The Duotopia scarfs look amazing! I’d buy one for my sister-in-law 🙂

  16. Carla Landreville Reply

    There are so many amazing products to choose from! So much talent here on Vancouver Island:) I love the double brim winter hat by Christie Bodden Design, Pieces by Christina, and Warmland Knits. Nothing better than a stylish looking toque.

  17. So hard to choose and I can see gifts for all. Probably the Emergency survival kit from Creaker Survival for my son-in-law . He will love it and he’s not always easy to buy for!

  18. Fran Errington Reply

    Far Garden Ceramics . Have ordered 4 so far for her people and I need one for me and my friend.

  19. Becca Mullins Reply

    Hi Kim, what an awesome idea, thank you! If I win the gift certificate, I would most likely spend it at Coastal Craftwork 🙂 Thanks again, Becca

  20. Sonya Hicke Reply

    Hi Kim,
    Christie Bodden Design, Trout Road, Zenock Leather, would be some of my choices, so many wonderful artisans to choose from !! p.s. I’m a paid member.

  21. Beach macrame-a gift for my daughter, though I see a lot of beautiful, talented artists here!

  22. I have bought local and from Etsy especially this Christmas!
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  23. Wanda LeBlanc Reply

    I would love to shop at Starfish Studio or Islandweaver Designs. Those are my favourite!

  24. Linda Seyler Reply

    ChrIstie Bodden Design would be my pick!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  25. Shiloh Durkee Reply

    Studioontenth! But everything is lovely. Paid subscriber! 🤶

  26. Sheila Albrecht Reply

    KathyandFlick because my Grandson is really into dinosaurs and he doesn’t have a mask yet.

  27. Karen Short Reply

    So hard to pick just one! They all have such wonderful and unique products
    I most likely would spend towards something at the iloveteepee vendor as I think it would be fantastic for my grandkids

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