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#SupportLocal Gift Ideas in Kamloops

The holiday season is quickly approaching and local businesses have adapted to suit your ongoing and evolving shopping needs.  From the foodie to the weekend get away-ers – there is a local gift for everybody on your shopping list.

The Chamber team knows that #supportlocal is more than just a hashtag, it is an important movement to support our small business community. Learn how money invested in the local community, recirculates and supports the #YKAstrong community. Do you know of any other great local services or products? Share them in the comments below.  

The Film Buff
GIFT IDEA: A private Screening at the Paramount Theatre home of the Kamloops Film Society

Have you ever wanted to enjoy movie theatre all to yourself? In Kamloops, you can! Reserve a private booking for 2 – 6 guests this holiday season to support the Kamloops Film Society.

Whether to win the Star Cup on Mario Kart or to sing-a-long with the Sound of the Music, the options are limitless with popcorn and candy included. You can review the COVID-19 safety protocols here.

Shop Online via https://www.thekfs.ca/christmas-gifts/

The Never-Ending Plant Lover
GIFT IDEA: A new plant for the home office from Far + Wide

Photo Credit: Far + Wide

We all know somebody who has a home office that could use a little extra attention this holiday season. Help them to reduce stress, improve air quality and boost productivity with a funky new plant from Far + Wide.

With two storefronts and an online shop, the Far + Wide team has made it easy (and safe) for you to shop local this holiday season.

Shop Online via Far + Wide
Shop In-Person: 167th 4th Avenue & 250 Victoria Street

The Wine Enthusiast
GIFT IDEA: Wine Gift Basket from Monte Creek Ranch + Winery

Photo Credit: Monte Creek Ranch + Winery

Give the gift that pairs perfectly with good friends and cheerful clients this holiday season with award-winning, local wine from Monte Creek Ranch + Winery.  The Monte Creek team has pre-assembled gift baskets with options for 1, 2 or 3 bottles starting at $71.75.
Shop Online via: Monte Creek Ranch + Winery
Shop In-Person: 2420 Miner’s Bluff Rd, Monte Creek
The Beer Connoisseur
GIFT IDEA: New Growler from The Noble Pig
“The IBU is around 20 with a fruity-savoury aroma and an amber appearance” – does this sound like someone you know? Us too!
Did you know that The Noble Pig offers growlers with growler fills featuring a rotating tap of in-house produced brews? Elevate the gift by purchasing a Beer Club Membership for the beer lover in your life – perks include: 10% off Growler Fills + Bombers for one year.
Shop In-Person: 650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC
The Wellness Guru
GIFT IDEA: Gift Card for Sam Chi Health

Owner and operator, Samantha, has 20+ years of experience as an Intuitive Healer and Integrated Massage/Bodywork Practitioner. Learn more about the benefits of a Wellness Massage and RED Light Therapy online at Sam Chi Health

Give the gift of wellness this holiday season by booking a session for yourself or for someone who can use a break – gift cards start at $25.00.

Shop Online via Sam Chi Health

The Hostess with the Most-est
GIFT IDEA: Oil & Vinegar Gift Baskets

Up your charcuterie game this holiday season with infused oils from 4Oak Oil & Vinegar. From Baklouti Green Chili to Persian Lime, the flavours are limitless and are a definite conversation starter for any holiday celebration.

Shop in-person: Unit #22 – 1415 Hillside Drive, Kamloops, BC

The Puzzle Expert
GIFT IDEA: S*** Happens Party Game from Tumbleweed Toys ($29.99)

Get off the phone and connect with your inner bubble with a new game or puzzle from Tumbleweed Toys. Vanessa and her team have created a safe shopping experience for all patrons with curbside pickup options available.

Whether a new 1000-piece puzzle, sensory game or a holiday book to read with loved ones, the options are endless – we recommend the S*** Happens Party Game for endless laughs with your inner bubble.

Shop Online via Tumbleweed Toys
Shop In-Person: 1201 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC

The Foodie
GIFT IDEA: Kamloops Holiday Foodie Box from Kamloops Food Producers

Can’t decide what to indulge in? Why not try your hand at a curated selection of local foods manufactured in Kamloops? Local food producers have assembled the Kamloops Holiday Foodie Box with proceeds directly supporting local makers and the Royal Inland Hospital.

From Salty Fig Catering to Wild Mountain Jun, you have three different gift boxes to choose from starting at $69.99. The deadline to order is December 4, 2020.

Shop Online: Kamloops Foodie Box

The Weekend Get Away-ers
GIFT IDEA: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel Cuddle Time package available until Dec. 13

Photo Credit: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel + Conference Centre

As we keep our social bubbles small, have you considered a mini staycation with a loved one at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel?

We recommend the Cuddle Time package starting at $299.99, which includes a 2-night stay, bottle of bubbles, charcuterie and complementary parking (we also hear it is a GREAT place to ski)

Located 45-minutes away from downtown Kamloops, take a much-needed digital detox and reconnect with a loved one, locally.

Shop Online via Sun Peaks Grand Hotel + Conference Centre

The Burgeoning Entrepreneur
GIFT IDEA: Membership with the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

Give the gift of Membership to an up and coming business. A membership with the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is an all-access pass to discount programs, networking, and so much more.

Don’t forget, for each successful referral you will receive $25.00 off your own Chamber Membership – making it a special gift for an emerging business (with a little extra perk for yourself)

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