Men’s Gift Guide all from BC-based businesses
By Jaime Samhan
Everyone has that hard to buy person on their gift list. The person who has it all and with everything else you are doing during the holidays, it seems impossible to dream up what to get them.
If the men on your list happen to fall under that category, look no further! This handy complied list for boys and men of all ages is sure to fit the needs of everyone on your list. Best of all, they all come from BC-based companies.
So check off those last few items, pour yourself a glass of eggnog and put your feet to enjoy the rest of the Christmas season.
From Vancouver comes Reigning Champ, an athletic wear company for men and women. From outerwear to footwear they pretty much cover it all. Including this wool monogrammed cap designed in partnership with New Era available in three colours. Wool cap/$75
Started in 1946, Dayton Boots have been a staple in the BC landscape. The company has grown from its humble roots as work boots to the vast selection they offer today. Each leather boot can custom made making it the best fitting boot you will ever buy, you even have your choice of leathers and sole options. Service boot/$695
The boutique run leather goods shop from East Vancouver, Love Jules Leather has the perfect stocking stuffer for those boots above! The 5” leather shoe horn keychain is elegantly finished with a gold foiled logo. Should you be considering another choice for shoes, they also custom make men’s and women’s footwear. Shoe horn keychain/$35
Have a little man on your shopping list that needs boots to match Daddy’s? Love Jules Leather has a limited selection of the 1984 Chelsea Boots for children age 9-18 months and 18-24 months. Available in toffee or black, he will be the most stylish kid on the block. Lil’ 1984 Chelsea Boots/$100
Winery tours have long been a popular weekend activity. Why not a brewery or distillery? Canadian Craft Tours operates tours across the province to a wide selection of top breweries and distilleries. Pick from one or the other or the best of both worlds. No matter where you are in British Columbia, they are sure to have the perfect package for your loved one. Tour/Range of prices
This one is for the boys and the boys still at heart. Landyachtz started in Whistler designing stake boards. The company has now grown with bases in East Vancouver and LA county and a factory in Kimberley. Not only do they use top of the line technology for the boards, but they also put just as much effort into the design like this one with input by Artist Mark Maggiori. If you still aren’t sold, for every board sold they plant one new tree. A win for all! ATV Cowboy/$179.99
Skin is your largest organ, and that is why everyone should be taking top care of theirs. Rocky Mountain Barber Company set out in 2015 to change the grooming industry. They produce skin and body care, shaving, and beard and hair care products in small batches to ensure the highest quality. The Ultimate Skin Care Kit covers all the bases for a simple skincare routine including non-irritating face wash, moisturizer, and soap. Ultimate Skin Care Kit/$55.99
Featured photo: By jill111, CCO