The Christmas season is just around the corner, but it's never too early to start your shopping and there are a few neighborhoods you're going to want to check out. Downtown Vancouver is riddled with plenty of selection and it's here that you'll find familiar stores, high-end designer labels and department stores. Gastown is the place to go if you're looking for a stylish boutique and something unique. South Granville is a mix of known brands and smaller boutiques, while Main Street has a solid stash of vintage finds and unique treasures.
There are three major department stores in Vancouver: The Hudson Bay Company, Holt Renfrew, and Nordstrom. Each of these stores has something different to offer and it's worth exploring them all to find that perfect piece. And, if all that shopping tires you out, grab a seat at one of Nordstrom's three dining options and refuel.
Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiast's dream so it's no surprise that finding something for their next hike, ski trip or camping adventure is an easy feat. The best place to go to hook them up? Mountain Equipment Co-op, definitely. With an array of quality brands, they'll be stoked about a gift from here.
If you're shopping for the foodie or chef in your life, Ming Wo in Chinatown is a must. From their favorite knives and cookware to fun kitchen gadgets that make the perfect stuffing stuffer, the options here are plentiful.