Great gift shops for Mom in Vancouver

The holidays are always so much fun; festive gatherings, ugly Christmas sweaters, and glittering lights are just a few of the things that come to mind when I think of this season. I love finding the perfect gifts for family and friends. Nothing feels better than seeing that special someone’s face light up and knowing you bought just the right present. Visit these Vancouver shops to find a gift that your mom is sure to adore!

The Cross Décor & Design

1
1198 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6

Located in the heart of Yaletown, The Cross Decor & Design is a home store that specializes in beautiful and feminine furnishings and accessories. Stop into this beautiful home decor emporium you’re sure to find a treasure or two that’ll WOW your mum. In fact, The Cross has such an irresistible selection of beautiful candles, jewellery, art prints, books, stationery, home accessories and lifestyle goodies, you may even end up picking out a few pretty things for yourself!

Bernstein & Gold

2
12-1666 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

This quaint store on Granville Island has lots of unique, eclectic and adorable gifts that would be perfect for your mum. Gigi B is a true one-stop shop for gifts, carrying home decor items, baby clothing, candles, skincare and more – Gigi B has something for everyone!

Willow Stream Spa

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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9

Who doesn’t love a day at the spa? Why not treat your mum to a few hours of calm and tranquility by giving her an indulgent spa gift certificate. The luxurious Willow Stream Spa at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel offers a range of spa services, including facials, detoxifying body treatments and relaxing massages.

Scandinave Spa Whistler

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8010 Mons Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8

Who doesn’t love a day at the spa? Why not treat your mum to a few hours of calm and tranquility by giving her an indulgent spa gift certificate. The luxurious Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim offers a range of spa services, including facials, detoxifying body treatments and relaxing massages.

Saje Natural Wellness

5
1091 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A9

If you aren’t sure about bringing your mom to the spa, why not bring a bit of the spa to her with a gift from Saje Wellness. Saje is one of my favourite stores for holistic and natural cold remedies, and it’s also where I found my must-have diffuser. The shop carries a variety of all natural products that’ll cure everything from dry skin to a post-work headache.

Granville Island Soap Gallery

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17-1551 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Granville Island Soap Gallery carries natural soaps and beauty products made by local artisans from B.C. and across Canada. With adorable dessert inspired soaps, you’re sure to find a gift that not only smells delicious – it’ll look it, too! Shop here for chocolate soap doughnuts and pineapple-kiwi cheesecake soap slices that look almost good enough to eat!

Nordstrom Pacific Centre

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799 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A2

Nordstrom is every fashionista’s dream store and if your mum is someone who loves high-end designer goods, you’re sure to find something she’ll love at the Robson Street flagship. Browsing through this multileveled luxury department store is a true shopping experience. Whether you’re looking for clothes, makeup, skincare, fragrances or accessories, Nordstrom has a stunning variety of international brands, including Burberry, Chanel, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and many more.

Front & Company

8
3772 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7

After finding one of my very favourite rings at Front & Company, it became one of my go-to places to shop for original pieces for myself as well as for friends and family. Front & Company is a fabulous consignment store located on Main Street and carries clothing (both new and vintage) along with a selection of one-of-a-kind jewellery and unique gifts that range from silly to sentimental. Be sure to check out the dedicated gift shop next store, which is stocked full of quirky, budget-friendly presents.

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