Holiday Gift Guide - Land of Hidden Waters
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Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Land of Hidden Waters Holiday Gift Guide! 

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that our local businesses, artisans, and community need our love and support! While the fast and easy holiday shopping options of the huge enterprises once tempted us, worldwide supply chain issues and the widespread adoption of e-commerce have made it easier than ever to shop local this holiday season. Along with being easier, there is a huge array of unique and special gifts out here, meaning you’ll be able to find something special for everyone on your list. 

Let’s explore some of the best Santa-approved gifts you can purchase from within BC’s Land of Hidden Waters this December:

Kamloops

Home of the Kamloops Wine Trail and four unique wineries, Kamloops offers tons of wine-related gifts perfect for coworkers, friends, or family members. In particular, check out the specially curated and limited-time Taste of the Thompson Valley 6-pack. If the person you’re buying for prefers craft beer, most of the Kamloops breweries offer e-gift cards and merchandise. To get in the winter spirit, how about taking your loved one on a guided ice-fishing adventure with Elevated Fishing Adventures? And for the athletes, increase their stoke levels with a pass to Harper Mountain, Overlander Ski Club, a gift card to Kamloops Hot Yoga, or a trail ride gift certificate to Erin Valley Riding Stables. If that’s not enough to choose from, here are some more of our favourite Kamloops-based gifts:

Privato, Harper’s Trail, & Monte Creek Ranch wineries │ Kathleen Fisher/@tourismkamloops

🎄: Charcuterie, butcher items, bulk packages or Christmas meals from Chop n Block

🎄: Kamloops Wine Trail’s Taste of the Thompson Valley 6-pack featuring wines from Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Harper’s Trail, and Privato Vineyard and Winery

🎄: Passes or ticket packs for Harper Mountain

🎄: Woodward Cider Co. bottles, apparel, or Woodward Cider Club subscription

🎄: Privato Vineyard and Winery wines or wine club subscription

🎄: Monte Creek Ranch Winery wines, holiday gift basket, holiday wine pack, flight package, gift card, wine club subscription, or chocolates

🎄: A seasonal artisanal pack, wines or Pioneer Wine Club subscription to Harper’s Trail

🎄: Merchandise or a gift card from Bright Eye Brewing

🎄: A gift card for Alchemy Brewing

🎄: Beer, gin, and merchandise from Red Collar Brewing

🎄: Membership to Overlander Ski Club

🎄: Membership to the North Thompson Fish and Game Club

🎄: A gift card to Erin Valley Riding Stables

🎄: A gift card to Kamloops Hot Yoga 

🎄: An Elevated Fishing Adventures guided ice fishing trip

🎄: A free, digital Luv’n the Loops Savings Pass with instant discounts towards attractions, restaurants, and shops (such as Buy 1 Get One 50% Off Regular Adult Tickets To All WCT 21/22 Performances)

Elevated Fishing Adventures │ Candace Hansma/@tourismkamloops

South Cariboo & Fishing Hwy 24

A bit further north, the South Cariboo and Fishing Hwy 24 regions are home to many talented artisans and business owners. Ski passes to Mount Timothy Recreation Resort or 100 Mile Nordics are great gift options for those looking to get outside this season.  For those dreaming of a future vacation, whether winter or summer, how about a gift card to South Point Resort? As taking care of both yourself and the environment is so important these days, soap and body care products from Cariboo Soap Co. or Sweet Lavations are other great options sure to please even the most difficult to please! Check out some other local favourites from this area:

South Point Resort │Jonny Bierman

🎄: Gear from Lone Butte Sporting Goods 

🎄: A guided trip with Lone Butte Fishing Adventures

🎄: Gear from Little Fort Fly and Tackle

🎄: A gift card towards a future stay at South Point Resort on Canim Lake

🎄: Ski passes for Mount Timothy Recreation Resort

🎄: A club membership, punch card, seasons pass, or day pass for 100 Mile Nordics

🎄: Eco-friendly bath and body products or a gift card from Sweet Lavations 

🎄: Tasty holiday treats from Lolly’s Baking

🎄: Eco-conscious soap and body care products from Cariboo Soap Co.

Mount Timothy Recreation Resort │ Terence Wall

Wells Gray Provincial Park/Clearwater

Last but not least, that leaves Wells Gray Provincial Park and the town of Clearwater. Being such an adventurous place, there are many choices when it comes to gifts for the outdoorsy people in your life. A future whitewater rafting trip, back-country ski tour, cross-country ski membership, or paragliding experience is sure to excite them. For someone that loves the beauty of this region as much as we do, a print from Holly Louwerse Photography is – dare we say it – a picture-perfect gift!

Wild Flour Cafe & Bakery │ Holly Louwerse Photography

🎄: Wild Flour Cafe & Bakery merchandise

🎄: Some gorgeous jewelry and gifts from Clearwater Gems and Gifts

🎄: Book a future whitewater rafting trip with Interior Whitewater Expeditions 

🎄: Horse equipment and supplies from Wells Gray Guest Ranch

🎄: A gift card for X SKY Paragliding

🎄: Book a future whitewater rafting trip or purchase a gift card for Liquid Lifestyles

🎄: A print from Holly Louwerse Photography

🎄: A future Wells Gray Adventures trip 

🎄: A Wells Gray Outdoors Club xc ski membership

🎄: An adventure with Clearwater Lake Tours

🎄: Book a future whitewater rafting trip with Riverside Adventures Ltd.

🎄: Ski passes to Clearwater Ski Hill

Clearwater Ski Hill │ Holly Louwerse Photography

Thanks for shopping the Land of Hidden Waters Holiday Gift Guide! We wish you all a safe and jolly holiday season!

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