Local’s guide: 2019 made in Revelstoke holiday gift ideas

Check out the great local and handmade items we’ve put together, one for each of the 12 days of Christmas

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Big Eddy Glassworks owner and glassmaker Leah Allison is a true artist making one-of-a-kind pieces. With all these spirits your loved one is going to be drinking, she’ll need something to drink from! These colourful rocks glasses will be something she’ll reach for when they’re in the mood for some hard stuff. Find Leah’s work online at bigeddyglassworks.ca or in her studio shop in the Big Eddy.
This story first appeared in print in the December 2019 issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. Image: Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

This article first appeared in print in the December 2019 issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. Pick up your copy at over 200 locations in Revelstoke or see the e-edition here.

‘Tis the season for spiked eggnog by the fireplace, jazzy holiday tunes, festive get-togethers and, of course, gift shopping! But before you hop in your car and brave those B.C. highways in December to rush to the big city for all your shopping needs, you might want to check out what our very own Revelstoke artisans have to offer. From local spirits to chocolate treats and stunning jewellery, you’re sure to find something to please everyone on your list right here in our little mountain town.

Hand-knit tuque by Knitt Handmade

Knitt Handmade products come from the hands of two self-proclaimed knittaholics originally from Barcelona. They’ve just partnered with another Revelstoke business, Sick Chick, to offer their new Revelstoke limited edition line. The wooden tags on these cozy tuques are also made right here in town. You can order them by reaching out to
handmadeknitt@gmail.com. $60

Cherry chocolate bar by Revelstoke Chocolate Company

Revelstoke Chocolate Company’s beautiful chocolates are carefully made by hand by Roberto Price. This cherry bar is topped with dried cherries collected with the Bear Aware team, and freeze-dried cherries have been powdered and mixed directly into the Venezuelan dark chocolate. Find Roberto and his chocolates at the Revelstoke Winter Market on December 5 and 19. $8/bar

Go Big or Go Gnome by Jones Distilling

The latest creation from the mind of Jones Distilling’s head distiller, Go Big or Go Gnome is an award-winning alcoholic botanical cordial. Part of the Revelstoke Collection, this perfect fireside drink is made with local fruit and international botanicals and is best mixed with tonic. Find these stocking stuffer-sized bottles at the distillery in Mountain View School or online at jonesdistilling.com. $11.44 (200ml)

Bottle openers by Metal Mind Forge

Kyle Thornley has a passion for giving life to cold, industrial materials, and these quirky bottle openers are a little piece of that, as durable as they are useful. No need to worry about these sturdy forged metal tools failing you in your time of beer need. A selection of Kyle’s pieces can be found at Big Mountain Kitchen, right across from city hall in the downtown core. $20 & up

Bowls by Jumping Creek Pottery

Local potter and carpenter Kaitlan Murphy says her pieces are directly influenced by her love of good food, quality craftsmanship and nature. And it shows. These bowls are the perfect aesthetically appealing yet practical gift. A selection of Kaitlan’s work can be found at Love Making Designs and Mountain Goodness. She will also be having a studio sale at 918 Third Street West on Friday, December 13 from 3-7 p.m. Butter dish: $58 · Soup bowl: $55, Tumbler: $30

Pirate Booty necklace on a 20” chain by Kat Cadegan Jewellery

It’s easy to see in her work that Kat Cadegan is inspired by her East Coast roots. Kat has taken her experiences of walking along the coast of the Atlantic collecting shells, sea glass and other treasures and turned them into delicate pieces of jewellery. This necklace especially evokes the beachcombing spirit. Visit katcadegan.com or reach out to her at info@katcadegan.com to buy. $175

Stoked Winter Ale by Mt. Begbie Brewing

Long-time Revelstoke favourite Mt. Begbie Brewing has the perfect winter warmer beer for when the weather turns cold. The Stoked Winter Ale is malty with notes of chocolate and a touch of clove and cinnamon. Visit the brewery to buy and then kick back after a long day on the slopes. $6.39 (650ml)

Organic herbal blend teas by Hello Little Hippie

Blended by hand in small batches, Hello Little Hippie teas support body, beauty and consciousness and are made with environmentally conscious ingredients. Many of the herbs used are local and native species, which can be grown and harvested in BC. Pick up a bag of Annie Heale’s tea in her Etsy shop (etsy.com/ca/shop/hellolittlehippie) or at Le Marché. $14/bag

Vulcan’s Fire by Monashee Spirits

Know someone who could use a little spice in his or her life? This festive liqueur could be for them. A delicious infusion of apples, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup and red Thai chili peppers, this spirit is sure to warm up even the frostiest of hearts. Grab a bottle directly from the distillery or online at monasheespirits.com. $25.50 (375ml)

Ornaments by Sick Chick Designs

Handmade with locally sourced wood, these cute little pieces couldn’t get much more Revelstoke. The business primarily makes wooden earrings, brooches and necklaces, but these ornaments make a great gift for the holiday season. Find Sick Chick pieces online a besickchick.com, at the Revelstoke Winter Market on December 5 and 19, at the Revelstoke Trading Post or Feel Good Collective. 3 for $27

Rumpus swag set

Revelstoke’s favourite new hangout has already gained a loyal following. Why not gift the craft beer fan in your life some of their sick swag? They’ll be sure to impress in a brightly coloured tee emblazoned with the brewery’s mascot: the wolverine. Pair it with a 1.9L or 946ml growler (props if you fill it with Rumpus’s locally made beer) and you’ve got yourself a winning combo. $10 (1.9L growler), $7 (946ml growler), $25 (T-shirt)

Rocks glasses by Big Eddy Glassworks

Big Eddy Glassworks owner and glassmaker Leah Allison is a true artist making one-of-a-kind pieces. With all these spirits your loved one is going to be drinking, she’ll need something to drink from! These colourful rocks glasses will be something she’ll reach for when they’re in the mood for some hard stuff. Find Leah’s work online at bigeddyglassworks.ca or in her studio shop in the Big Eddy. $30