Heights Holiday Gift Guide
Burnaby Heights is holiday shopping done right, and locally. With more than 300 businesses along Burnaby’s Hastings Street, you’re bound to find a unique gift for everyone on your list. With a wide variety of retailers, beauty salons, and countless cafés and restaurants, you can do all your holiday shopping locally in one place.
Shopping for the holidays is always more rewarding when you support local businesses. In the Heights, there is an abundance of shops that offer unique gifts for everyone on your list.
For the chef in your family, visit Posh Pantry (4548 Hastings Street) for gourmet cookware and kitchen essentials. Posh Pantry also offers cooking classes, which gives you a fun night out with your loved ones or is perfect for someone wanting to learn more skills in the kitchen.
The best gift is one that is well thought, which is why we love the local, handmade products at L’Atelier Sandie Bell (3908 Hastings Street) and Muckabout Gift Gallery (4759 Hastings Street). Both gift shops offer a range of carefully-curated pottery, art, candles, apparel, soaps, and etcetera from over 50 artisans.
For the vintage enthusiast on your list, be sure to visit Moi Vintage (4132 Hastings Street), a new and well-curated antique shop on the Heights. Each time we visit, we find a new vintage item in stock that comes with a whole lot of history. From recognized art and heritage signs to designer furniture and vintage jewellery, Moi Vintage is a secret gem with fair pricing and special treasures.
Custom jewellery never goes out of style. Metropoli Jewellers (4068 Hastings Street) will work with you to create special jewellery pieces at a variety of price points. Your thoughtful gift will become an everyday part of your loved one’s style.
When it comes to fashion, Chickadee Boutique (4347 Hastings Street) is the style hub in the Heights. With seasonal items and stylish accessories, this local clothing shop knows how to dress the ladies on your list.
Christmas is the most exciting day of the year for kids. Candy Apple Toy Company (4415 Hastings Street) knows how to treat your child with creative toys to keep your child engaged while having fun. You can even find intricate puzzles here to keep you and your family busy during the holidays.
For your next Christmas party, be sure to bring the best quality foods from any of our local butchers, delis, and markets. Treat the hosts with a gourmet gift basket filled with fine foods from Cioffi’s Meat Market and Deli (4142 Hastings Street). Fill your charcuterie trays with fresh seafood from Regent Fish Market (4020 Hastings Street) and meats from Rocky’s Meats (4342 Hastings Street).
And, don’t forget dessert! You’ll find all your sweet dreams coming true on the Heights with The Valley Bakery (4058 Hastings Street), Fortuna Bakery (4240 Hastings Street), Bon Bon Bakery (4622 Hastings Street), and Chez Christophe (4717 Hastings Street).
The Heights truly does have something for everyone on your Christmas list – furry friends included. We all know how much dogs and cats love their food, so spoil your pet this Christmas with the homemade and natural treats from Big Dog Little Dog Bakery (4631 Hastings Street). With winter weather in full swing, your dog should have the proper gear for his walks. One de Fur (4550 Hastings Street) and Big Dog Little Dog Bakery both have coats that fit all sized dogs.
Take a walk along Burnaby’s Hastings Street and you are sure to run into some special shops. These secret gems offer one-of-a-kind gifts to surprise your loved ones when they find them under the tree. Visit our online directory for a full directory of Heights businesses.