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East Village Vancouver Holiday Gift Guides

Need help with Holiday gift ideas in the East Village Vancouver neighbourhood?
We’ve got a few helpful suggestions that will help you find something special, without breaking a sweat over the shopping stress, and help you avoid the overcrowded malls this holiday season.

Give the Gift of New Memories:

*How about the gift of body art? Grab a Gift Card from Black Rider Tattoo (2255 E HASTINGS ST), to give your loved one a reason to finally book that artwork they’ve been thinking about. Their cozy shop, and friendly atmosphere is welcoming to anyone from a first time customer looking for something small, to those experienced folks looking for something to fill that specific spot, the talented artists at Black Rider have you covered.

*Looking for something fun to share? Pick up a gift card for Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe (424 MCLEAN DRIVE), to inspire plans to get together after the holidays and share a few laughs, stories and good times over a game of pool.

*Try giving the gift of pottery to someone in your life? A gift card for Mudlab Pottery (1772 E Hastings St) is the perfect gift idea for that special person in your life looking to try new experiences in the new year, get out of the house, all while creating unique works of art with their hands.

*Give the gift of rollerskating with a gift certificate for Rolla Skate Club (2901 E Hasting Rollerland Building). Whether you’re brand new, a solid skater, or haven’t skated for years, they have a challenging class for you to help you build your skills and confidence to reach your skating goals. The perfect gift to give for someone looking to connect with others in the community over the joy of rollerskating.

Give the Gift of Novelty:

*Is your friend or loved one into hard to find, or exotic snacks? Surprise them with one of the many exciting imports found at Lucky’s Exotic Bodega (2641 E HASTINGS ST). They have so many fun things from candy scented candles, to fruity pebbles for that friend that is difficult to shop for.

*Find gift ideas big, or small for the comics, and collectibles member of the family at Tazmanian Comics (3618 E HASTINGS ST) with a wide array of the latest comics, graphic novels, toys and more or Wally’s Pro Sports Cards & Novelties (2646 E HASTINGS ST). Specializing in trading cards for sports like hockey and football, Magic: the Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and so much more!

*Selling east van locally made items, with new Holiday Bundles that will both inspire love for the community we live in, as well as support local. Mucker Next Door (2295 E Hastings St) sells so many amazing items from Art Prints, Puzzles and Books to neighborhood Honey, locally made Frozen Perogies, and Hot Sauces. They have something memorable for everyone!

Article by: Paul Panko (EVBIA)

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