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Start your holiday shopping at the 3 best small retailers in town

With Black Friday behind us, it’s safe to say it's officially the holiday shopping season.

While there’s some excitement to be found in checking off your list of holiday gift must-buys, some people are notoriously difficult to pick out a gift for.

If you have a hard-to-shop-for relative or friend, or just want to spread some holiday cheer by passing along a wonderful gift, these local retailers are sure to have something for you.

Here are the best small retailers in Kelowna, as voted by you this year and brought to you by Secure-Rite Mobile Storage.

Bronze - FRAKAS Boutique

Here’s a place where you’re sure to find that perfect item for the fashion lover in your life.

FRAKAS Boutique boasts timeless wardrobe staples, completely unique statement pieces and everything else in between.

You’re in for a totally unique shopping experience here. FRAKAS adds new trendy pieces every week, so your gift is promised to be en vogue, too.

With beautiful clothing, dainty jewellery and accessories and runway-ready footwear, any item from this modern and chic store is sure to add that “wow” factor to your gift.

You can find our bronze medal winner at 20 - 3155 Lakeshore Rd in the Mission Park Shopping Centre.

Silver - Chef's Edge

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Do you have someone in your life who loves to bake or cook? Chef’s Edge is going to be your go-to retailer this winter to pick up the perfect present.

One of the most important parts of cooking aside from excellent ingredients is high-quality cookware and equipment.

Chef’s Edge prides itself on being Kelowna’s premier kitchen store, selling a variety of items including knives, cookware, bakeware and everything in between to make any cooking enthusiast's job easier – and more fun too!

Our silver medalist is located in the Banks Centre at 2445 Hwy 97 N.

Gold - Funktional

This is your chance to support Canadian artists while picking up some incredible presents too.

This funky shop offers an eclectic mix of clothing, stationary, plants and decor, bath and body products and accessories, and so much more – and the best part is, it’s all Canadian!

If you have someone who loves those crafty, unique and thoughtful gifts, Funktional is a must-visit. Its shelves are bursting with quirky, high-quality products and-crafted gift guides and kits. , so you can’t go wrong stopping by.

Funktional has been a staple in Kelowna since opening in 2001, and you can tell by its massive amount of five-star Google reviews that locals adore them.

Want to visit the most vibrant shop in town? You can find it downtown at 447 Bernard Ave.

Congratulations to this year's winners. If you’re looking for even more great local shopping, click here to see the rest of this year's winners.





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