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Wishlist – a Local Holiday Gift Guide

What’s on your Wishlist? A West Kelowna Holiday Gift Guide

If you were thinking of shopping local this holiday season, it is a great time to be doing so. With the backlog of mail deliveries from Canada Post due to the rotating strikes earlier in the season, why risk your package not arriving on time?!

When looking at our local businesses you can find unique gifts close to home. They offer everything from handmade items to experiences that will create lasting memories.

Here are a few suggestions that might make your holiday gift list.

 

Golf Lessons. Has someone on your list ever wanted to learn to golf? Or could they use some more tips? Two Eagles Golf Course has an Academy that offers private and group lessons.

 

 

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Helicopter Tour. See West Kelowna and the Okanagan in a completely different way – via helicopter! Valhalla Helicopter Tours is based in West Kelowna and offers ‘scenic, picnic and wine’ helicopter tours.

 

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Winter Horseback Riding. Horseback riding doesn’t just have to take place in the summer. Winter trail rides capture the essence of winter and there is the added bonus of a pit fire and a warm drink. Enjoy captivating views with Broken Rail Ranch when heading out on a trail ride.

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Wine Tour. Discover a new wine and enjoy a perfect pairing when taking a Sommelier Guided tour. Mission Hill has a tour that starts with a glass of wine, takes you on a tour of the vineyards, down to the barrel cellar room and ends with a pairing. Quails’ Gate Winery also has several tour options, including a wine & chocolate pairing tour.

 

 

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Pampering. Who doesn’t love a spa day? Give the gift of pampering with a gift certificate for a manicure, facial or massage. The Spa at the Cove has a full range of body treatments and places like The 10 Spot offers great manis and pedis.

 

Floral Workshops. From flower crowns and wreaths to terrariums and smudge sticks, the workshops at Passionate Blooms are creative and the end products are gorgeous.

 

 

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Art lessons. Give the give of creativity with an art class or basket weaving workshop at New Moon Art Gallery. They also sell paintings, sketch books and art journals.

 

Yoga. Has someone on your list been mentioning that they want to practice mindfulness and get in better shape? Look at giving the gift of yoga to them – many yoga studios offer a 1 month introductory pass or a punch pass.

 

 

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Candles. Did you know we have a local candlemaker? Brown Road Candle Company hand pours soy candles and has primitive creations.

If our list hasn’t helped, stop by Bylands Garden Centre. One usually associates Bylands with gardening, but they have a wide variety of home and garden décor items.

If these ideas haven’t convinced you to shop locals, then maybe these 7 reasons will!
  1. You are supporting your local community and possibly a friend or neighbour
  2. No worries about an online order not arriving on time
  3. Your business makes a difference
  4. You may find a better gift by perusing the store
  5. No shipping charges
  6. Less packaging is better for the environment
  7. You get to see the product so you know what you are getting, no mistakes on the size, color, texture, etc of the gift.

 

Happy Shopping!