Welcome to the Gold Rush Trail Gift Guide – your way to buy local this holiday season! Now more than ever, it’s important to support our entrepreneurs and artisans in order to keep our dollars in the community. With so many unique and creative gifts available locally, it’s easy to give meaningful gifts while supporting our neighbours and beating supply chain issues.
From future travel experiences and winter activities to sustainable products, yummy treats, and local art, let’s support one another this holiday season and #ShopGRT.
Although receiving is great, nothing beats the smile and eye twinkle you see as you watch someone open a present you’ve picked out for them. Thankfully, the Gold Rush Trail is home to tons of incredible locally made gifts that are sure to evoke that gift opening grin!
For the foodie in your life, holiday treats from Lolly’s Baking, Fort Berens Estate Winery or the Sugar Shack are great options. If your friend or loved one is a great host or hostess, treat them to some home decor from the Cariboo’s very own Poppy Home, EdgeWood Farm & Co., or The Rusty Bucket. As everyone knows you can never go wrong with some comfy clothes, Still North Design Co, Mountainview Brewing Co., and Kumsheen Rafting Resort all have some awesome apparel options this holiday season. If your loved one deserves a little bit of self-care, Sweet Lavations and Cariboo Soap Co. carry luxurious, eco-conscious soap and body care products perfect for creating that spa-like feeling right at home. Check out some more of our favourite Gold Rush Trail gift ideas all purchasable via e-commerce stores:
🎁: Locally made art and gifts from Klowa Art Cafe
🎁: A ‘toadily’ unique gift from Wells’ Frog on the Bog
🎁: B.C. Nephrite jade jewellery or other gifts from Cariboo Jade & Gift Shoppe
🎁: Sporting gear from Lone Butte Sporting Goods Ltd.
🎁: Pro shop gifts or spa items from the 108 Golf Resort Store
🎁: A Pharis & Jason Romero vinyl record or CD
🎁: Local soaps and body products from Woodlands Fishin Resort
🎁: A Chris Harris Photography print
🎁: Apparel, accessories, or a gift card from Barkerville Historic Town & Park
🎁: A gift card for Fox Mountain Brewing
🎁: A book or gift card from Open Book
🎁: Locally made gift from South Point Resort on Canim Lake
🎁: Beer and/or merchandise from Mountainview Brewing Co.
🎁: A gift card or goods and wares from EdgeWood Farm & Co.
🎁: Maple treats or a gift card from the Sugar Shack
🎁: A Fort Berens Estate Winery gift set or gift card
🎁: Tasty holiday treats from Lolly’s Baking
🎁: Eco-friendly bath and body products or a gift card from Sweet Lavations
🎁: Eco-conscious soap and body care products from Cariboo Soap Co.
🎁: Apparel from Still North Design Co.
🎁: Apparel from Kumsheen Rafting Resort
🎁: Home decor from Poppy Home
🎁: Home decor and other gifts from The Rusty Bucket
While there’s no denying how nice it is to open a carefully wrapped present on Christmas morning, many actually prefer experiential gifts over tangible items. This year especially, the idea of creating memories during a BC staycation or getaway with loved ones is super exciting. It’s also great to support the businesses that may have had to either close down last year or operate with limitations.
For the adventurer in your life who can’t wait to get outside this winter, choose a ski pass to Mount Timothy Recreation Resort or Troll Resort. Better yet, how about a cross country skiing membership or pass with 100 Mile Nordics or Williams Lake Cross-Country Ski Club? If you’re looking to spoil someone after a travel-less past year, booking a flight with Pacific Coastal Air or a future stay at South Point Resort is sure to increase their stoke levels. An admission to Barkerville Historic Town & Park or an online workshop by Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Village are two super unique gifts perfect for those who love to learn. And for the sporty person in your life, a future 108 Golf Resort membership or a whitewater rafting trip with Kumsheen Rafting Resort are epic gifts! Here’s some more info about how and where you can purchase these Gold Rush Trail experiences:
🎁: A gift certificate towards a future stay at Mountain Thyme Getaways in Wells
🎁: A trip to somewhere in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast with Pacific Coastal Air
🎁: A gift certificate for Chilcotin Holidays, Sandman Hotel & Suites Williams Lake, Loon Bay Resort, South Point Resort on Canim Lake, or Woodlands Fishing Resort and Puntzi Lake Bakery Café (please contact Chilcotin Holidays, Sandman Hotel & Suites Williams Lake, and Loon Bay Resort directly for gift certificate options)
🎁: Admission, memberships, or a gift card towards Barkerville Historic Town & Park
🎁: A membership for the 108 Golf Resort Store
🎁: A gift card for Kumsheen Rafting Resort
🎁: A club membership, punch card, seasons pass, or day pass for 100 Mile Nordics
🎁: A Williams Lake Cross-Country Ski Club pass or membership
🎁: Ski passes for Mount Timothy Recreation Resort
🎁: Ski passes for Troll Resort