Where to buy romantic holiday gifts in Vancouver

Have your Christmas presents become predictable? Stoke the yuletide flames with a romantic present for your special someone! Here are some top options for Vancouverites looking to give the gift of love. [Photo credit: iStock/PeopleImages]

Bird On A Wire Creations

2950 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G8

Get creative this holiday season with a leather-wrapped flask or sexy bath salts for your special someone. This artisanal, locally minded establishment on Main Street caters to the discerning shopper in you. The holidays are the perfect time to check it out!

Top Drawers

809 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Keep your shopping brief at one of the sexiest spots in town. This men’s underwear outlet on Davie Street offers thongs, trunks, swimwear and briefs of every conceivable cut. The wares are high quality and the prices are affordable, too. Variety is the spice of life!

Pulp Fiction Books

2422 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2

Think about a gift between the covers – that’s right, books! From Marcel Proust to Danielle Steele, Wuthering Heights to The Notebook and a thousand points in between, there’s enough romance in literature for all the lovers in the world. Browse the options at Pulp Fictions, The Paper Hound and other indie booksellers around town for gift ideas.

Granville Island Hotel

1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

You deserve a break. After the dinner with in-laws, the mountain of dishes and the wrapping paper wreckage cleanup, treat yourself and your lover to a night away from it all. The Romantic Interlude package at The Granville Island Hotel is just what’s needed.

Honey Gifts

3448 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8

These are the presents you might not want to leave under the Christmas tree. Tucked away discreetly in Gastown and Cambie Village, Honey’s shops specialize in amorous items for adults. From the wearable to the edible and the vanilla to the adventurous, Honey Gifts has something for everyone – everyone over 18, that is.

Long Table Distillery

1451 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W8

Give the gift of a romantic night in with your partner’s favourite bottle of liquor. Try Long Table Distillery’s handcrafted gin or vodka. If the gift of experience is more your style, take them for a tasting at the independent distillery on Hornby Street. If wine or beer is more their style, you know there are plenty of options around town for those, too.

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