Friday, 18 December 2009

The Official Victoria BC Gift Guide 2009


After the success of last years official gift guide we decided to hit the pavement and see what Victoria B.C. has to offer this year...


1.-The perfect present for the favourite person on your list


image Meade Design Group Gift Certificates


1316-B Government Street - 250.881.1990
Available in any denomination


Meade Design Group can be used for interior and graphic design services, custom upholstery, custom window treatments, custom bedding and toss pillows, object d'art pieces and anything else you see in the upcoming Meade Design Group online store.


The most versatile gift you can give !


2.- The perfect present for the hard to buy for young adult on your list

 imageTimber Table by Gus*

Available locally at Only Human 


A little bit modern, a little bit funky and a whole lot of cool, any young adult with their first place will go gaga over this cool table made of acrylic with a wood grain graphic. The perfect size for a condo or apartment, and the transparency keeps the space feeling open and as light as air!


3.-The perfect present for the cool and sophisticated mother or grandmother.


Modern Apron

Available locally at Oscar & Libby’s


These fun aprons make baking a little cooler; available in a wide range of colours and styles (my favourite is the bird cages on the right), there is sure to be one perfect for your favourite feminine family member. They are even cut to accentuate a womanly figure


4.- The perfect present for the coffee aficionado


Alesi Il Caffe Alessi Mocha Coffee Set

Available locally and online at Gabriel Ross


Lovers of modern design will recognize this name – Alessi is synonymous with clean, modern designs for kitchen gadgets, clocks, watches, home accessories and more. This porcelain set is functional, beautiful and perfectly packaged for gift giving (and perfectly priced too at under $100.00!). Designed by Achille Castiglioni.


image Nesspreso Machine- Citiz Steel Gray

Available at Nicholas Randall


We have this coffee machine at the studio and it is always a big hit with our clients and colleagues. Not only does it make wonderful coffee but its striking looks don't hurt either.


5.- The perfect present for the gourmet


image Rosé Imperial Champagne – MOET & CHANDON

Available at any Liquor Store


Just because Echo loves anything pink…


6.-The perfect present for your kid, your niece or nephew



“Piquette”- One of many adorable Poppets available at: 


“A designer line of soft misfit creatures for small hands, made in Victoria, BC.”  Also Locally available at Finn & Izzy.


7.- The perfect back-up present


Echito's Bridal Party - Exhibition X 038 Elegant Flower Arrangements

By Tara McHugh Flora


Beautifully orchestrated floral designs by local florist Tara McHugh, these beautiful, custom arrangements will surely brighten up any space.


8.- The perfect present for your stockings




Available locally at Zydeco Gifts

565 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC, V8W-1M2


Echito is in love with this find and has been showing her keys off to anyone who will listen – these key covers make the perfect affordable stocking stuffers and are sure to delight anyone on your list – there’s a style for everyone!

Also available in other great varieties such as “MonKeys”,  “GuitarKeys”,  “CooKeys”,  “FreaKeys”,  “LuchaKeys”,  “RoboKeys” and more!

“Once upon a time single-horned ponies were pretty hard to find and could only be caught by unethical means. You can snag our UniKeys merely by paying the modest price, and you won’t even have to feed them. UniKeys come complete with a twinkle in their eye – little pink and purple embedded rhinestones! We’ve packed two mythical magical key covers in every pack.”


9.- The perfect present for the new home owner


image Rose Pomegranate Candle

imageCypress Bergamot Candle


“Keep your favourite fragrance lingering this holiday season by lighting an essential-oil-rich Caldrea Cypress Bergamot or Rose Pomegranate Candle. Packaged in a gift box, these scented candles come in a beautiful reusable glass container.”

Makes a great hostess gift – Available at Muffet & Louisa


10.- The perfect present for you.

Why not so spoil yourself…


image The Spa Magnolia


NOTE - For Prices and availability of the products please contact the stores directly - Thanks !

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Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

Great ideas and selections! I love the aprons, the Gus timber table, the poppets, and even the unicorn (unicorny?) key covers.

Wishing you, your family, and everyone at Meade Design Group a FABULOUS Christmas!!

Michelle said...

I love every one of these gifts...of course the Meade Design Group certificate holds the most value!! Merry Christmas to you and Echo!!

It's nice you support local are the best Ivan!!


Koo and Poppet said...

Great selection Ivan! Piquette is so honoured that you have included her!
Your picks would all make incredible gifts
:) Sarita

Unknown said...

Hi Ivan
The Meade Design Gift Certificate is the very BEST!!!
A Merry Christmas to you and Echo!!!
Kindest Regards

Unknown said...

Great gift guide no wonder it's so popular!



DesignTies said...

The key covers are cute, and I LOVE the acrylic wood grain table -- it's not just for young adults!! ;-)

It's great that you're supporting local artisans and businesses :-)

Merry Christmas!!


custardbydesign said...

great ideas and selections...

thanks for sharing...

Echito said...

Thank you so much to everyone for the holiday well-wishes, we wish the same for each of you!

Of course, I am also a big fan of all the items on this list and hope it helped the readers find their special someone something unique and special!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!!

send gift Philippines said...

I like the Caffe Alessi Mocha Coffee Set. Anyway,thank you so much for the gift guide I really enjoyed your blog so much.