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45 Unique and Local Gifts to Give this Christmas

Updated December 5, 2023.

This holiday season, you can find perfect gifts for your family and friends right here in Penticton. When you find gifts by shopping local, you can feel good knowing that your purchase is a more sustainable choice that helps support local business owners and the community.

Whether you choose to shop one of the many holiday markets, browse a local retailer, purchase tickets or vouchers for local experiences, or share local wine, craft beer or cider, this year’s Penticton holiday gift guide has ideas and inspiration for all of your everyone on your list this year!

Fashion & Clothing

1. A cute and cozy flannel, or a swim suit for that upcoming tropical vacation from The Bumwrap.

Shades of Linen – Naramata

2. Locally made quality clothing (designed and manufactured on premise!) from Shades of Linen in Naramata.

3. Unique Penticton branded hoodies, T-Shirts, hats and more at The Penticton Visitor Centre. Don’t miss the holiday sale from December 4-15th!

4. Shop a variety of clothing retailers and more at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

5. Classy and fashion forward men’s wear at Okanoggin Barbers Men’s Wear Shop.

6. A beautiful Beadtrails bracelet- which the recipient can customize with signature beads as they explore the Okanagan (available at The Penticton Visitor Centre.)

7. A Jewels of Hope bracelet as a thoughtful gift that supports women in need (available at The Penticton Visitor Centre.)

GN’R Alpaca Boutique & Yarn – Oliver

8. A handmade touque, mitts, or scarf made from alpaca fleece from GN’R Alpaca Boutique & Yarn.

Outdoor Adventure and Local Experiences

9. Rock Climbing, Hiking and more outdoor adventure gear at Eskala Mountain Sports.

10. A gift card for a wonderfully scenic and downright dirty ATV tour with Okanagan ATV Tours.

 

Apex Mountain Resort – Penticton

11. A fun day shredding the slopes at Apex Mountain Resort (discounted day passes are available at the Penticton Visitor Centre!)

12. A guided outdoor adventure tour with a Hoodoo Adventures Gift Certificate. They have outdoor adventure activities for all seasons, and all ages. The recipient can choose their own adventure whether it’s with snowshoeing, kayakaing, or even a climb on their indoor climbing wall.

13. Cycling gear and apparel for the avid cyclist on your list. Find everything you need at The Bike Barn and Freedom Bike Shop.

14. A new or gently used E-bike (at fantastic prices) from Pedego Penticton.

15. For the ultimate thrill –  a Gift Certificate to ZipZone Adventures, Canada’s highest zipline, to use when they re-open in the spring! In the mean time, Gift Certificates can be purchased on their website.

Chute Lake Lodge – Naramata

16. A get-away to Chute Lake Lodge for a memorable glamping experience in the mountains.

17. Survivial Workshops, Bootcamps, or Self Defense Classes with MLK Abilities.

18. A lift ticket to Baldy Mountain Resort for a day of skiing or snowboarding at the hill!

19. Cross-country skiing lessons at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre.

20. Tickets to see Cirque du Soliel:Corteo at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

21. A memorable evening out with tickets to a live theatre production at Many Hats Theatre Company, or Tempest Theatre & Film.

22. Tickets to enjoy a live performance (music, stand up comedy, poetry and more…) at the iconic Dream Café.

HOUSE & HOME

23. Luxurious European linens, and naturally scented candles and more at Lanyon Home.

Lanyon Home – Penticton

24. Unique goods, antiques, books, and curiosities at 4th Meridian Art & Auctions.

25. One-of-a-kind locally made art pieces from Art of MarinaDonut House StudiosGallery One Twenty-SevenThe Lloyd Gallery, the Penticton Arts Council (PDCAC) Gallery at the Historic Leir House, or the Penticton Art Gallery Gift Shop.

26. Ceramic plates, mugs, earrings and more at Speckled Row (or perhaps a class to make their very own ceramic creation!).

BC VQA Wine Information Centre – Penticton

27. Kitchen and charcuterie essentials, plus everything you need to build a wonderful gift basket, and wine – lots of wine – at the BC VQA Wine Information Centre.

RELAXATION & SELF CARE

28.  Premium products to pamper their skin at La Creme de la Creme Skincare and Boutique.

29. Cannabis infused tea, bath bombs, edibles and more from Cannabis Cottage.

oGo Float – Penticton

30. A gift card for oGo Float for the ultimate relaxion in one of their sensory deprivation float tanks.

31. A stay at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa to unwind and relax.

SWEET TREATS

32. Decadent and delicious house made fudge from Tickleberry’s

33. Delicious and nutritious sweets or a gift card from Gratify for the health-conscious sweets lover.

Maple Roch – Summerland

34. Maple delights, including syrup, hard candies, granola, chocolates and more at Maple Roch in Summerland.

35. Vegan hand made chocolates and sweets from Maison Mulnati.

36. Fruit Jelly Candies, Nut Brittles, Syrups and more from Summerland Sweets.

37. Traditional European baked goods from Petrasek Bakery.

RESTAURANTS & BREWERIES

Kin & Folk Restaurant – Penticton

38. A Gift card to a local restaurant or pub is sure to please most anyone on your list.

39. For beer lovers, consider a gift card, or branded merchandise from one of Penticton’s 8 craft breweries along the Penticton Ale Trail, or how about a set of tickets to the Okanagan Fest of Ale (early bird tickets are available now!).

Wayne & Freda – Penticton

40. Coffee and breakfast fans will appreciate a gift card to one of Penticton’s many coffee shops and cafes.

WINE, SPIRITS & CIDER

41. A bottle of Okanagan wine and giftshop extras from one of the many wineries in the nearby wine regions – The Naramata BenchSummerland’s Bottleneck Drive, or Okanagan Falls/Skaha Lake – The Heart of Wine Country.

Poplar Grove Cellar Collection – Penticton

42. A gift pack of wine in a beautiful cedar box from Poplar Grove Winery.

43. Locally made spirts from Legend Distilling or Maple Leaf Spirits.

44. Cider made with Okanagan Apples from Millionaire’s Row CiderNOMAD CiderCreek & Gully Cider or La Petite Abeille Cider.

45. A guided wine tour experience from one of our fantastic tour companies.

SUPPORT LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS

From Okanagan wine and experiences to a Penticton meal, piece of art or outdoor adventure, support local this holiday season and show your loved ones you care, with a unique, local gift. Shop local, support local Penticton this holiday season!

 

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