Gift Ideas: Shop Local Edition

Looking for a gift and want to support local? 

Stop struggling to find the perfect gift.

Still in holiday shopping mode? Whether the person you’re shopping for is a Kamloops local or an out-of-towner, buying something handmade is always a great choice! For 7 reasons to shop local, view our past blog here.

What are you looking for?


Handmade with Love

Paintings, jewelry, sculpture, accessories, food, and everything in between are always a great gift item – we love handmade!

Theatre and Film Arts

For your visual-centered friends, buy them an experience. Who doesn’t love to see a show?


Your heart has beats, just like your favourite song.

Need some more ideas?

Photography: Try buying your family or friends a photoshoot from a Kamloops local photographer – there are a ton in our Arts Directory! Keep the memories of this holiday season forever.

Literary: Try going to a used book or thrift store in town to find some poetry that reminds you of your best friend. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect vintage cookbook for your grandparent. The possibilities are endless!

Culinary: Wine tours, local restaurant tours, snack taste tests, farmer’s markets – there’s too many opportunities to list!

Activities: There are tons and tons of activities to do around Kamloops this holiday season!

Find more ideas at the following websites:

Art Changes Lives