Kelowna is full of amazing artisans making small batches of locally and sustainably made products. Consider the following when pulling together holiday gift lists:
Filled to the brim with festive products made at the meadery, plus a few additional items from other local producers, these holiday boxes are sure to please. Choose the Bee Merry box to load up on three bottles of meed, chocolate and honey.
Amazingly delicious and beautiful pastry and chocolate creations are always on hand at Karat Chocolate in downtown Kelowna. But if you can’t make it to town to pick up your own, order online or find a stockist near you to enjoy handcrafted chocolates using locally sourced ingredients like Okanagan cherries and red wine, along with top quality Valrhona chocolate.
Focused on helping individuals make small changes in their everyday life that help the planet, The Market Bags are made from organic or upcycled material with 1% of all sales donated to Sustainable Nourishment. Choose from mesh vegetable bags, tote bags, snack bags, and to use to as reusable gift packaging or to haul your gifts home.
100% organic and Okanagan made, these beeswax wraps are the perfect sustainable replacement to traditional plastic wrap. A wide variety of patterns and sizes to choose from make it easy to make this simple and earth-friendly switch.
Nourish your skin with salves and body butter made from ethically sourced ingredients, including herbs grown on the property that are picked by hand and in small batches. This, combined with the eco-friendly and compostable packaging, creates a high-quality product that anyone would love as a gift.
Made 100% from upcycled material, Green Bean Reloved reuses and renews textiles into one of a kind hats and masks. They also relove clothing that may otherwise end up in a landfill and make wooden sunglasses!
“Everyday products without the everyday waste” That’s the Pela tagline and their guide when creating their 100% biodegradable products like phone cases and sunglasses. They are on a mission to educate and inspire everyone to make a positive impact on the planet. With all products produced right in Kelowna, it's a local business creating a lasting healthy global impact.
Crafting one of a kind works using traditional goldsmithing techniques, the jewellery, made from recycled gold and sterling silver and ethically sourced stones, inspire a life of adventure along the scenic route.
What started on a home-built roaster in a backyard in downtown Kelowna has grown to one of the city’s top coffee shops, still roasting top-quality, ethically sourced beans. Visit their shop and enjoy sipping in their ultra-cool surroundings or order their beans online to be shipped directly to your door.
Crafting each product with the health of the consumer and the health of the planet in mind, Motherlove is good for your insides and packaged in refillable, reusable, or recyclable containers. Plus it tastes as good as it is for you, a win-win!
Looking for even more sustainable gift ideas? Check out the Love for Kelowna online store or the Green Okanagan directory.
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Kelowna is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (land) of the syilx/Okanagan people who have resided here since time immemorial