In time for the holiday gift giving, Ami Boutique in West Vancouver is stocked with a curated selection of standout items from true makers and independent brands. Convenience is usually high on the priority list when it comes to Christmas shopping, but smaller boutiques offer something much more valuable—curated collections of independent artisanal goods. Here is a roundup of Ami's most covetable gifting ideas. —Vita Daily
for the entertainer. Steelwood Designs, handmade by a father-daughter duo in North Vancouver, creates one-of-a-kind, sustainably designed charcuterie boards of repurposed wood (from $165). Recently given a nod of approval by Goop, each piece is an individual with its own story, rich with local history. Receive a $50 gift card to Feast with the purchase of a charcuterie board.
for the décor buff. Luxe Malin + Goetz candles ($70 each) are handmade in Brooklyn of the highest-quality essential oils and natural waxes for a slow, clean burn that lasts up to 60 hours in earthy scents like leather, tobacco and ever-popular sage. Bonus: the glasses are reusable.
for the artistic type. Ceramic gifts are timeless and collectible keepsakes that will be treasured for years and years to come. Michele Quan, a New York City-based artist (and former Vancouverite), designs and sculpts striking handmade ceramic art and objects (starting at $90) for the home and garden.
for the fashionista. Offering a fabulous finishing flair to any outfit, scarf-maker Faliero Sarti has a reputation for exceptional quality and standout style. The made-in-Italy brand uses natural fibres like angora, wool, silk and cashmere to make what might just be the most beautiful scarves (from $375) in the world.
for the cool kid. The world is just as sneaker-obsessed as ever, which means giving a pair of awesome kicks for the holidays is kind of a no-brainer. Luxe-meets-casual Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sneakers (starting at $690) make for the perfect statement piece.