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Your gift guide to Kelowna

The holidays are here and Christmas is fast approaching. If you’ve been busy with work or school, you may not have even started shopping yet.

Now, don’t let the panic set in just yet, our team is here to offer some sage advice and some helpful ideas for those on your gift giving list.


To help ensure your gift is both thoughtful to the recipient and the community, we have compiled a quick list of local shops and spots that you can bet will have just what you need.


Let’s be real, who doesn’t love getting new clothes? Whether you take the time to pick out something you're confident will look rockin’ on the recipient, or get them a gift card to do it themselves, you can’t go wrong with clothes! Here are a few of our favourite local shops.

Blonde - 293 Bernard Avenue

Frock & Fellow - 441 Bernard Avenue

Georgie Girl - 1331 Ellis Street

Hitz Boutique - 550 Bernard Avenue

One Board Shop - 2330 Hwy 97 N

Home Decor

Do you have that friend or family member whose place is always perfect and up to date on the latest home trends? The shops we are about to mention are sure to have something unique that would totally take their space to a new level.

Alchemy - 345 Bernard Ave

Lakehouse Home Store - 510 Bernard Avenue

Lois Lane - 2811 Pandosy Street

Hair Care

Is your gift-getter a chameleon? Constantly changing their look with new hair colours or styles? Check out these stellar spots to find a special something to tame their ever-changing mane.

Burke Hair Lounge - 515 Lawrence Avenue (if your hair lover is vegan)

Man Made Barber - 1561 Pandosy Street

Mod Salon - 2900 Pandosy Street #102

Back Bar Beauty - 2925 Pandosy Street


There is no better way to show someone you appreciate them than by giving the gift of food! Whether you take them out for a nice meal, or load up a GC for them to use as they please, they are sure to be thankful for this useful and tasty present!

Bean Scene - various locations around the city

Naked Cafe - 571 Lawrence Avenue

Oak + Cru - 1310 Water Street

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Sprout - #125 1295 Cannery Lane

Sunny’s Diner - 235 Bernard Avenue

Wasabi Ramen and Izakaya - 1623 Pandosy Street


What pairs better with food than a beverage? From wine and craft brew to cider and spirits, Kelowna has plenty of 19+ drink options to choose from, and a bottle or growler’s worth of these sweet treats make a great gift!

BC Tree Fruit Cider Co. - 880 Vaughan Avenue

Okanagan Spirits - 267 Bernard Avenue

Ricco Bambino Winery - #101 1630 Pandosy Street

Sandhill Wines - 1125 Richter Street

Tree Brewing - 1346 Water Street

Vice & Virtue Brewing Co. - 1033 Richter Street


Is your gift-getter artsy? Musical? A bookworm? Just overall really rad? Then there are a few spots you might want to try your luck at!

Funktional - 447 Bernard Avenue

Karmyc Bazaar - 1603 Pandosy Street

Kelowna Art Gallery - 1315 Water Street

*Staff idea: pay for a one-year membership!*

Muninn's Post - 575 Bernard Ave

We know this is a restaurant, but this viking-themed watering hole is perfect for your D&D, metal-loving pal!

Mosaic Books - 411 Bernard Avenue

Underground Music - 1331 Ellis Street (next to Georgie Girl)

There you have it! A quick list of locally owned places that are sure to have great gift ideas, fit for any budget. So, stop wasting even more time reading, and get shopping.

Happy Holidays!

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