Osoyoos is full of small businesses with big gift ideas, and we’ve got some great tips to help you get started on where to find the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion!
From handcrafted decor and art pieces to one-of-a-kind experiences and unique items, there are so many options to choose from right here at home – at a time when shopping local has never been more important.
So grab your gift list and get shopping!
The Hard to Shop For
For the hard to shop for, there are so many effortlessly cool places to shop in Osoyoos, with tons of great gift ideas. For unique jewellery, gems, guitars, and rare LPs, have a browse at Elvis Fine Jewellery and Music.
Find one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, and home decor at Wander Emporium, as well as The Curator for the more antique and vintage-minded.
Spend some time browsing Osoyoos Home Hardware, where you’re guaranteed to discover a bit of a treasure trove.
Send a breathtaking bouquet from one of our talented local florists – Polka Dot Door and Osoyoos Flowers.
Then stop into the Boutique @ the Osoyoos Visitor Centre and get lost in the fun collection of seasonal items in stock (many from local artists and businesses).
Fashion lovers are very easy to shop for in Osoyoos, with so many options. For that uniquely Osoyoos style, you can stop by Unity, Cheeks Wear, Beach Chik Island Time, or California Day.
You can also find chic styles at Strike the Pose.
And for footwear, look no further than Shoe Biz.
Wander Emporium and The Curator also carry clothing items you won’t find anywhere else, and you can find beautiful purses, gloves, scarves and other accessories at the Boutique @ the Osoyoos Visitor Centre.
The Health & Self-Care Conscious
Give the gym-lover in your life a gift certificate to Vengeance Fitness or the recently renovated Needs Gym.
Yoga also makes a great gift, with classes at Mindful Studio+ or hot yoga at Sun Salutations.
You can gift some relaxation with a spa visit at Levia Wellness Spa, and massage from South Okanagan Massage Therapy or South Okanagan Physiotherapy.
Osoyoos is also lucky enough to have a number of amazing hair salons and nail studios to choose from, you can check them out here.
Osoyoos has a lot to offer for foodies of all kinds! Treat them to goodies from The Lake Village Bakery, Sugar Quail Bakeshop, and Scoopsies, or keep them caffeinated with a g/c to JoJo’s Cafe and Junction 3 Coffeehouse.
North Basin Brewing sells growlers (946mL cans) of some of their tastiest brews that are perfect for winter hibernation!
Take them out for brunch at the Bear, the Fish, the Root, & the Berry, or buy them dinner at one of Osoyoos’ many delicious restaurants – from 15 Park Bistro to La Marqueza and Convivia Bistro.
Find the full list of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and more here.
The Art Enthusiasts
Discover and gift the work of local artists via the Okanagan Art Gallery, THE ART GALLERY Osoyoos, and many local shops that promote local artisans such as The Curator and the Boutique @ the Osoyoos Visitor Centre.
Pick up some passes to the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre to include some beautiful art pieces from Coyote’s Gift Shop.
The Little Ones
Osoyoos Home Hardware has shelves upon shelves of games, puzzles, and toys for all ages! You can also find some super cute gifts and treats at Scoopsies.
Coyote’s Gift Shop at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre also carries items for small children to adults.
Stop into Level Up Games for board games, TCG, and RPG supplies, as well as 3D printed dungeon terrain.
Or gift them experiences, like bowling strikes at Kobau Lanes, or public skating at Sun Bowl Arena.
The Wine Lovers
You can pick up gift certificates for local wineries like Moon Curser Vineyards.
Or make it an experience and book a tasting! Here are the most up-to-date winery hours for the region.
A number of area wineries often have carefully curated gift sets – like Covert Farms and Culmina Family Estate Winery.
You can also give the gift of a fun DIY experience with quality wine, beer and cider kits from Wine Time Osoyoos, or grab some cheeky wine-related accessories!