12 Days of Local Shopping Ideas: Sweetie-Pie
Ho, ho, ho! ’Tis that time of year again! Every day for the next 3 days we’ll be sharing local shopping gift ideas for your loved ones, and best of all — you can buy them all right here in the village. Day 10 is for the Sweetie-Pie in your life that enjoys the more indulgent things in life. Or perhaps you’re planning to attend a Christmas Party and don’t want to arrive empty handed. We’re here for you!
If you can’t personally bake, then the next best thing is to buy freshly baked goods from a local shop like Italia Bakery! Pick a selection of christmas sweets and put them all in a tin, wrap it up for your gift.
Address: 104- 2828 East Hastings Street
People LOVE receiving baked goods as a present! East Village Bakery is perfect for the person who has celiac or is gluten intolerant — but we assure you their products are so good anyways, you really don’t need to have an issue with gluten to love this place!
Address: 2166 East Hastings Street
As we’ve said before, this shop is a food haven, and it’s hard not to leave the store without buying something. GW carry quality products, numerous sweet snacks and treats like the Maple Bacon Chocolate Bar (above) and even the Whisky Cake.
Address: 1340 East Hastings Street
Would you look at that sweet basket! Perfect for a the “sweetie”. Bianca Maria has been a staple in the East Vancouver community since 1963. Still family owned and operated, BM imports the finest meats, cheeses, and Italian products. Check their instagram for more tasty ideas.
Address: 2469 East Hastings Street
Half Baked Cookie Company specializes in the butteriest shortbreads you’ll ever put in your mouth! The bakeshop is offering a 48 shortbread cookie box with 6 (original, coconut, hazelnut, rosemary brown sugar, milk chocolate dipped hazelnut, toffee + ginger cardamom) different varieties!
Address: 1211 Nanaimo Street
Order 3 whole standard pies this holiday season and receive a cute Pie Shoppe tote as a gift. Printed in 3 solid colours: teal, black and gold (the special offer has a few rules: customers must purchase all 3 pies in the same transaction. Applies to all standard sized whole 10 ” pies. Both sweet & savoury pies qualify for offer.) Made in Vancouver by good Vancouver folks. Holiday menu is up on the website so consult the Family and let them know! Tote bags made in partnership with The Hive Printing and Creative Tea Towels.
Address: 1875 Powell Street