SHOP LOCAL: Gift Ideas In and Around the Neighbourhood


As UBC’s communities grow and mature, the gift options around here get better and better. That’s never clearer than at the holiday season; we have so many unique and inventive gift-giving ideas right here, close to home. Here’s a snapshot – hope it inspires you.    

FOR UBC-UNIQUE IDEAS try the UBC Bookstore, where you’ll find everything from Thunderbird gear to outdoors supplies to, of course, your latest fireside read. (Plus, the first 10 people to bring this newsletter or mention that they are from Wesbrook Village to UBC Bookstore will receive a $15 gift card!) 

FOR TREATS, EATS, AND SEATS AT THE BAR consider gift cards from BierCraft, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Blenz, Doughgirls and others in the neighbourhood. 

FOR THE YOGIS, RUNNERS, AND RIDERS on your list, you can’t go wrong with Hot Box Yoga gift cards, Running Room gear (shoes and clothes), and cycling supplies from More Bikes. 

FOR THE HOLIDAY HOSTESSES on your party circuit, pick up something sweet (or savoury!) from Doughgirls, a gift basket from Save-On-Foods (they have a huge array), or bottle of wine from BC Liquor Store. En route to brunch?  Smoked salmon from Daily Catch is a sure thing.

FOR THE HIGHLY CONSCIOUS GIFT, consider natural health products from Careville, or the new Toms Eyeware at Wesbrook Optical (every pair of frames purchased helps someone in need).

BONUS IDEA! What about a Botox treatment from Wesbrook Dental?