The Perfect Plant-Based Holiday Gift Guide
Whether you’re shopping for family, best friends, mutual foodies or yourself (because you deserve it), these BC-based brands and their plant-based holiday gifts are ready to spice up anyone’s holiday - no matter which they celebrate or how.
But First, Meet the KULA Sauce Gift Set
It’s got sweetness, spice and enough heat to keep mouths and bellies warm and satisfied all season long. Perfect for casual cooks, absolute spicephiles and everyone in between, give them something they’ll want to use, and more than once.
The KULA Sauce Gift Set contains our Red Pepper BBQ Sauce, Pili Pili Hot Sauce and Scotch Bonnet BBQ Sauce.
As seen in B Lab, Straight and plant-based Women Summit!
Available in limited edition format while supplies last.
All about good food, Caribbean culture and spreading joy, elbo was started in Chris Boreland’s own kitchen. Focused on building community and happiness with food, you can find this always-smiling auntie at Elbo-hosted events, catering for local bookings or at elbo’s latest food/music/trivia/tapas activation, Likkle Bites.
Photo Credit: Lawrence Lu Photography
Gift Recommendation: Pre-order elbo’s classic plant-based Rum Cake! If sold out, you can’t go wrong with ½ dozen Wild Mushroom or Garden Chili Patties!
Making snack dreams come true, MUMGRY specializes in nourishing, energizing nut butters. Containing iron, calcium, high protein and low sugar, these delicious plant-based spreads are a must-have, especially for mums and mums-to-be!
Gift Recommendation: Pick up the MUMGRY Mini Trio, containing Smooth Peanut Butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Pistachio Chocolate Almond Butter.
Sharing culture through food, Surrey-based Tommies Jerk is rooted in the flavours of Jamaica's street food scenes, giving you authentic fare without needing a passport.
Aside from a delicious menu including but not limited to Veggie Jerk Tacos, Mama’s Rice & Peas and Caribbean Pineapple Lemonade, Tommies Jerk also offers a retail line of select sustainable ingredients for creating Jamaican flavour at home.
Gift Recommendation: You can never go wrong with a bottle of A Likkle Jerk Sauce!
Located on Granville Island, this marketplace is home to numerous local entrepreneurs and small businesses via the Black Business Association of BC.
Within the marketplace, you’ll find Gyh Organics, creators of plant-based, palm-free skin and hair products made from organic botanicals. “Clean botanical goodness,” they’ll tell you.
Gift Recommendation: Their Sea Moss Handcrafted Luxury Soap is not only unscented (good for those who may have sensitive skin or noses), but it also naturally contains plant-based collagen plus zinc, omega 3 and vitamins A, B-Complex, C and E!
Other BC-Based Businesses Worth Gifting From
Making community convenient, Rise Up Marketplace is an elevated corner store concept that seeks to redefine convenience store shopping by offering household pantry essentials, hot healthy lunches, snacks, locally crafted body products and more.
Gift Recommendation: Don’t make us choose. We want everything on the shelves.
Going by their motto of “Fashion, Passion and Consciousness,” Naa Sheka fuses together Western and Afrocentric heritage to bring you cozy, fashionable pieces made from traditional West African fabrics. Plus, a portion of the profits go towards building Ghana-based public libraries!
Gift Recommendation: When living through Canadian winters, you can never have too many Futo Sweatpants, available in men’s and women’s and made with ultra-soft fleece.
Launched for the mindful and aesthetically aware, Kunye provides slow wellness products to help Canadians prioritize self-care and the benefits of moving a little slower.
Minimalist, sustainable and sensitive, their Outer Self Care products lineup is toxin and irritant-free while being composed of biodegradable ingredients.
Gift Recommendation: Fill stockings or gift bags with their range of body butters, lip balms and candles.