Check some items off Santa’s list

It’s not the North Pole, but Granville Island is filled with magical gifts.

Everyone talks about Santa’s list. But around this time of year, he’s not the only one looking to fill his bag with gifts. With so many people to buy presents for, holiday shopping can mean having to travel to different spots to find just the right thing. Thankfully, Granville Island is a one-stop shop, no matter who’s on your gift list this year.

So, to get you started, we’ve put together some suggestions that’ll help turn you into a gift-giving legend.

For the person who has everything

We all have a hard-to-buy-for friend or family member. But instead of buying them socks for the sixth year in a row, it’s time to get personal—personalized gifts, that is. Head on down to Make to print your own photo or design on a T-Shirt. Or if you’re looking for something with a bit more sparkle, pay a visit to Aurum-Argentum Goldsmiths to create a personalized piece of wearable art.

For an out-of-towner

If your loved one can’t make it to Vancouver this year, send a piece of Vancouver to them. If you’re looking for a west coast-inspired gift, stop by The Wickaninnish Gallery to pick up some handcrafted jewelry, art prints, or a few porcelain bowls. And if you really want to load up on local presents, grab a few wooden pieces from Dalbergia Wood + Fine Objects.

For your four-legged pals

Granville Island isn’t just pet friendly. We’re your pet’s biggest fans. If we could give each and every furry visitor a personalized treat, we would. But unfortunately, we have other business to take care of—like telling you all about The Granville Island Pet Treatery. If you have friends or family with pets, make sure to stock up on handmade organic treats.

For a foodie friend

For our at-home (or actual) chefs who really appreciate the finest local ingredients, the Public Market is the perfect shop to treat their taste buds. Why not build them a ready-to-go charcuterie package that you can enjoy together? Start with a delicious preserve from the newly opened Preservatory Provisions & Toast Bar, and then complete the spread with a stop at Oyama Sausage Co. and Benton Brothers Fine Cheese.

Once you’ve checked everything off your gift list, it’s time to relax. And there’s no better place to kick back than at Alimentaria Mexicana. Go ahead, order the extra taco. You’ve earned it.

Visit to find your holiday magic.

For a Secret Santa gift

Just because a gift is under $20 doesn’t mean it isn’t meaningful. There are gift-giving gems to be found all over the island. Take a walk down Railspur Alley, wander through the shops in the Net Loft or visit some of the day vendors in the Public Market like The U.E.L Store and you’re sure to find something small, handmade, and heartwarming.

Public Market open 7 days a week
from 9AM - 6PM
Beginning May 17, some businesses may be open later until 8pm
Net Loft open 7 days a week
from 10AM - 6PM
Covid safety plan →

For retail, individual store, restaurant, gallery & studio hours, please click:
Store Hours | Open Map