Merry + Bright Christmas Gift Guide

We wanted to kick off the start of December by highlighting our favorite small shops. With only 23 shopping days until Christmas many of these shops offer the convenience of online shopping or a local pick-up at our resident brick and mortar stores.

When you support a local business this Christmas you are supporting someone’s dream and the community you live in. This Christmas we have teamed up with Deanna of Style by Deanna to showcase gifts that shine and express the merriment of the season. We hope that you enjoy our gift guide and are able to find some great items to aid with checking off your items on your family’s Christmas wish list.

The Holidays can be busy but in the midst of this season I am reminded to slow down and enjoy the moment. No matter what you have on your to do or shopping list may your holidays be Merry + Bright.

 

 

Special Thanks to

Style by Deanna

Sequel Photography

Julie Christine Photography

 

A Little Love Creative

These hand lettered creations are made with love and will look perfect under any Christmas tree. Handmade cards, wooden signs, and custom-made place settings are some of Kaitlin’s calligraphy makings.

 

 

Canvas Candle Company

Eco Soy wax candles using safe essential oils to keep harmful chemicals out of your home. Caylen hand-pours her candles and melts for make quality and natural products. Be sure to look for her at one of local markets over the holidays!

Dear Loves Co.

The perfect minimalist gift to accessorize in style. Dear Loves pieces are lightweight, fashionable and functional.

 

Haven + Ohlee

Bows and hair accessories for mom and her little darlings. Scrunchies made to match for ladies and toddlers in a variety of cute colours.

 

Hudson & Oak Shop

Modern and hand painted planters for indoors or outside. A festive alternative to a traditional Christmas tree stands that are lightweight and durable.

 

K’Pure

Karen makes organic, minimalist body and skincare products using only natural ingredients. The holidays can add extra stress but K’Pure has any busy shopper covered to help check people off of your shopping list or buy yourself a pre-Christmas gift.

 

Letter Peddler

Inspiring felt letter boards for the cheekiest characters in your life. These changeable and quality letter boards are made for a convenient low price.

 

Little Bean + Co

Shopping local is convenient and fun with our friends at Little Bean + Co. as they are located locally in downtown Abbotsford. They carry all of the best local brands and children’s products like these adorable Milk & Cookie leggings from Kewe Clothing.

 

Little Crow Collective

Small match apparel with a conscious message (like reminding me to slow down) from a husband and wife team located locally in the Fraser Valley. Each creative piece is designed and brought to life from Little Crow Collective’s home.

 

Lost Arrow Designs

Each jewelry piece is handmade in a fashionable style. Lost Arrow Designs aims to create ethical jewelry, with every item uniquely fashioned.

 

New Moon Tea Co.

New Moon Tea uses sustainable agricultural practices to ensure they leave a small footprint. Using only the freshest organic ingredients to produce a variety of yummy flavors.

 

Naked Snacks

Fill your holidays with delicious and wholesome snacks that give back. A portion of these tasty and healthy snacks help to feed children in need.

 

So Luxury

Luxurious and soothing bath products that are 100% certified organic. So Luxury’s (formally Bebe de Luxe) signature Coconut & Oat Milk Bath will gently clean anyone’s sensitive skin.

 

Sprig West

A cheerful home is one decorated by the people we love. Sprig West has a beautiful collection of Christmas ornaments, cake toppers, signs and wooden calendars to freshen up your home over the holidays.

 

Townsend Rowe Home Shop

Handmade pillows from the best fabrics for the modern home owner. If you are looking to create a hygge environment of coziness this winter Townsend Rowe will have your home clothed in all the warm fuzzes.

 

Vanilla Bean Home Bakery

Let Lindsay from Vanilla Bean Home Bakery make you something delicious and sweet for your holiday get together. Cookies, cakes and macarons for a tasty treat, which are artistically designed from her home to yours.

 

 

Jax & Lennnon Co 

Cozy and ethical clothing for everyone in your family this Christmas. Jax & Lennon Co is locally made with comfort in mind, providing a one stop shop for your gift giving needs.

Styling – Style By Deanna

Florals & Coordination – Sequel Events

Photography – Julie Christine Photography & Sequel Events Photography

Decor – Leroy Brown FurnishingsStyle by Deanna & Sequel Events 

Models – Heydy and Isaiah of Raising Jay & Abel, Bernadette of Sequel Events, Deanna of Style by Deanna, Julie of juliechristinexo, Melissa and her sister Amy of Real Mother Hustlers and Fraser Valley Lifestyle Magazine