Between the decorating, scheduling get-togethers, and dealing with overcrowded shopping malls, the holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year. To help make things a little easier, we've once again collaborated with some of our favourite local creatives, makers, and business owners to create and feature their own Cambie gift guides (you might remember this guide, curated for us by last year by Crown Flora). Get to know each of them below and see which items they've picked as their favourites of 2016. Be sure to keep scrolling past the guides for our holiday delivery deadlines!
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First up, we have Esther Lee of This Wild Heart. Esther is a lover of photography, travel, and food adventures and captivates us all with snippets of her life, beautifully reflected on her blog and Instagram feed. Above photo courtesy of This Wild Heart.
Clockwise from top left, Esther's selection for her Cambie gift guide includes a textured handmade Peruvian throw cushion ($45 without insert in-store and online), a freshly-scented soy wax candle held in a glass vessel from our upcoming new line of signature candles (soon to be released), the Sage & White Cambie blanket ($110 in-store and online), small handmade alpaca tree ornaments ($5 in-store), and a graphic set of porcelain coasters from Xenia Taler ($35/set in-store).*
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Secondly, we have Danielle Suppa and Trisha Lepper of Souvenir, a home for emerging designers, makers and artists; showcasing their talents in a collective, gallery-inspired setting. Photo courtesy of Souvenir Studios.
Clockwise from top left, Danielle and Trisha's selections include a handmade speckled tumbler from Shayna Stevenson ($45 in-store), a Beige & Black Cambie blanket ($110 in-store), a delicate brass wall hanging from Electric Sun Creatives ($135 in-store), a handwoven wool blanket designed by Artisan Project ($350 in-store), and two handmade alpaca ornaments — one for Danielle and one for Trisha ($5 in-store)!*
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Omar Shaheen co-founder of Village Juicery, makers of 100% organic cold pressed juices, plant based foods, personalized cleanses and wellness programs with in-house nutritionists. One of Cambie's first customers, below you will find some of Omar's favourite gift ideas! Photo courtesy Mason Studio.
Clockwise from top left, Omar's selection includes a handmade speckled ceramic vase inspired by Peruvian textiles from Dhalhaus Ceramics ($120 in-store), a Black Cambie blanket ($110 in-store), our popular Sweet Forest candle ($25 or 2 for $40 in-store and online), fresh bundles of Province Apothecary blue sage ($12 in-store and online), and a versatile handmade blue splattered dish from Akai Ceramics Studio ($16).*
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Shayna Stevenson is a Toronto based ceramic artist and the maker of some of the most coveted ceramics we carry here in the shop. Shayna's work consists of jewelry, decorative items and housewares, and we've had our eyes on her talent and work for some time. Photo courtesy of Shayna's Instagram.
Clockwise from top left, Shayna's selection includes a handwoven Moroccan towel designed by The Artisan Project ($65 in-store), a handmade Peruvian floor cushion ($195 in-store), a pack of incense ($18 in-store) and brass incense holder ($12 in-store) from Province Apothecary, a Rust & Black Cambie blanket ($110 in-store and online), and a family handmade of alpaca tree ornaments ($5 in-store).*
* All prices shown in $CAD
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We're extremely grateful to have had so many wonderful experienced and shared so many memories with these five and hope these four guides inspire thoughtful giving this holiday season! A reminder that we offer GIFT WRAPPING, both in-store and online, as well as handwritten personal messages at no charge online —don't forget before you check out! Finally, another reminder of our online shipping deadlines and updated shop holiday hours are below.
FELIZ NAVIDAD from Cambie!
December 24 10-2PM
CLOSED December 25-26
HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
Xpresspost - Wednesday, December 21st
Regular Parcel - December 12
Priority Worldwide - Wednesday, December 21st
Xpresspost - Friday, December 16th
Expidited Parcel - Monday, December 12th
Priority Worldwide - Saturday, December 17th
Xpresspost - Friday, December 9th/Friday, December 2nd (Africa only)