This year for my holiday gift guide I teamed up with The Handpicked Home to bring you some great ideas for everyone on your list. Shop owner Piya has lovingly selected items from a great variety of local and Canadian makers to sell in her store, making it easy to find something you love.To help you check off your holiday shopping list this year Piya and I handpicked (see what I did there? 😉 ) some favourites sure to please even the hardest to buy for. See below for our suggestions to help you give the perfect gift to everyone you have to buy for while supporting some amazing small businesses too. Happy shopping!

For the Home
Clockwise from top left: ‘Explore’ Bunting & ‘Choose Happiness’ Wood Sign, Allybeth Design Co | Yarn Bowl, G Ceramic & Co | Black Antlers, Townsend Rowe | Wooden Candle Holders, Pastiche Art (Brent Unrau) | Peach Pillow & Red/ White Pillow, The Jitterbug Shop | ‘But First Coffee’ Print, Townsend Rowe | Mason Jar Light, Dahlia Love Vintage | Ceramic Mugs, G Cermic & Co | Chalkboard, Townsend Rowe | Paper Ball, The New Mercantile | Candle, Woodlot | Large Stamped Cutlery, Teaspoon Memories | G Ceramic & Co | Chalk Style Paint, The Fat Paint Company | Gold Water Bottle, S’well | Crate, One Wooden Wall | Turquoise Frame, Teacup Cottage | Terrarium, Window Arcades
For Her

Clockwise from top left: Organic Coconut Oat Milk Bath, Bebe De Luxe | Chocolate (green box), Mink Chocolates | Earl Grey Lavender Tea, Karla’s Specialties | Soaps, Pukalily | ‘Life is Tough’ Print, Victoria Senges Design Co | Bowl, G Ceramic & Co | ‘&’ Sign, Allybeth Design Co | Necklace, Two Sparrows | Stacker Rings, Laughing Sparrow | Karuna Bath Salts, In a Sequoia | Meyer Lemon Lavendar Jam, Salt Spring Kitchen Co | Milk & Honey Soy Candle, Twine Abode | BC Cheeseboard, Love My Local | Red Pepper Jelly, Dolly’s Delicious Treats | Cheese Knives, Rock Yard | Mug, Blushface Paper Goods | Weekly Organizer, Victoria Senges Design Co | Honey, Mellifera Bees

For Him
Clockwise from top leftt: Ties, Fly at Risk | Stag Canvas Print, The Jitterbug Shop | Hockey Stick Bottle Openers, Broken Stick | Mug candle, Forest and Waves | Beard Oil & Shaving Supplies, Peregrine Supply Co | Candle, Woodlot | Body Cream (in jars), Twine Abode | Socks, Forest and Waves | Aromatherapy Spray, Happy Spritz | ‘Hello Handsome’ Sign, Allybeth Design Co |

Handpicked Gifts

Clockwise from top left: Triangle Chocolates, ChocoHappy | ‘Oui Oui’ Print, Swell Made Co | Caramels, The Candid Confectioner | Wood Bowl- Townsend Rowe | Linen Napkins, G and T Design | Noble Syrup, Mikuni Wild Harvest | Large Stamped Cutlery, Teaspoon Memories | Paris City Map, Point Two Design
For the Littles

Clockwise from top left: Kaui Cat T- shirt, Whistle & Flute | Teething Necklace, Glitter & Spice | Wooden Robot, Florid & Fallow | Grey Tree Sleeper, Little Citizens | ‘Baby’ Wood Print, Reclaimed Print Co | Organic Cotton Blanket, Numpfer | Mint Blanket, Little Citizens | Wooden Robot Coaster, Reclaimed Print Co | Gold Leather Mocs, Minimoc | Bibdana, The Little Moore Shop | Bear Card, Kenzie Cards | Stork Card, Port Paper Co | ‘Dream’ Wood Sign, Allybeth Design Co | Mountain Pillow, Florid & Fallow | Table, Townsend RoweHere’s a little more of what you can find in store…

Shown Above: Antlers, Townsend Rowe  | Necklaces, Sweet Caroline Creative

Shown Above: T- shirt, Locomotive Clothing | Yarn Dream Catcher, Townsend Rowe

Shown Above, Top to Bottom: Baby bath products, Twine Abode | Wood Signs, Allybeth Design Co | Leather Mocs, Minimoc | Handmade Necklaces, Rachel Rainbow | Organic Cotton Blankets & Bibs, Numpfer | Teething Accessories, Glitter & Spice

Shown Above, Top to Bottom: Prints, Sarita Mann Design Studio | Greeting Cards, Swell Made & Sarita Mann Design Studio | Weekly Planner/ Grocery lists,Victoria Senges Design Co | Gold Polka Dot Wall Decals, Urban Walls


Piya has a passion for shopping and styling beautiful things, combined with a business background. After a lot of hard work & preparation, she took the plunge to chase her passion and opened the doors to her shop in White Rock this Fall. The Handpicked Home offers up a variety of items from home decor, jewellery, edible treats, baby/ toddler items, and so much more- all carefully selected by Piya. Her vision behind the shop is to offer “a lovely escape into a distinctive lifestyle shopping experience, meant ot evoke nostalgia and warmth through each item and design”. Her shop is perfect if you’re looking for something unique/ handmade for yourself or to give as a gift.

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Photos by Catherine Hilcove Photography 

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This is an excerpt from the article A Handpicked Holiday {2015 Gift Guide} which originally appeared on Pampered Baby Blog.