Skip the big box stores and shop local by purchasing “Made in Surrey” products. Whether you’re shopping for the trendsetter in your life, the foodie or someone with exquisite taste, Surrey’s makers have got you covered. Surrey’s homegrown, small businesses offer a wide array of locally made and truly unique products that are sure to delight anyone on your gift list. Here are a few Made in Surrey items that we know you’re going to love.
Shop the talented potters of the Semiahmoo Potters Society for truly unique and one of a kind pieces. From functional, yet still beautiful, mugs and bowls to whimsical ornaments and art pieces, each piece is as unique as the artist who created it. Each artisan sells their creations on their own platforms, and contact information can be found on the Semiahmoo Potters website or shop in person this Friday (November 26) and Saturday (November 27) at their annual Christmas Pottery Sale at the Turnbull Gallery in the South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre.
Pink Moon Jewelry
Handcrafted in a small home studio in South Surrey, Pink Moon Jewellery designs are inspired by the natural elements of semi-precious gemstones. Pink Moon seeks to create modern yet classic jewelry, and subscribes to the belief that jewellery shouldn’t just be pretty (though their pieces are very pretty), that each piece spark connection and meaning. Shop online or visit JJ Whisky in South Surrey or The Mason Jar in White Rock to shop a curated collection of pieces.
A love of local craft beer led husband and wife team, Carlos & Candice, to design and create beer gear for themselves and their friends! Choose from beautifully handcrafted Bottle Openers (the magnetic quick catch ones are super cool), Flight Paddles and Growler Caddies, and pair them with a selection of local craft beer from one of Surrey’s breweries for the ultimate gift for any beer enthusiast. Act fast, the flight paddles are a hot commodity! Shop their Etsy shop or find a selection locally at The Local Space in South Surrey or The Handpicked Home in White Rock.
Hand-crafted, made in small batches and never chill-filtered, Surrey’s Mainland Whisky honours traditional moonshine practices, and their unique recipes highlight British Columbia organic corn and barley. Opened in 2019 with just 3 offerings (Corn Whisky, Cinnamon Whisky and Wild Rose), Mainland continues to get creative and now offer a variety of whisky liqueurs like Triple Sec and Cherry Cordial. Pick up a 3-pack of their Northern Comfort, Coffee Liqueur and Ginsky or a jar of their Cherry Whisky Cordial Jam that was made in partnership with local patisserie, Chez Christophe. Shop at the distillery (107-3425 189 St) or online.
The delicious seasoning blends from South Surrey’s SpiceWorks are handcrafted and mixed using the highest-quality ingredients. From their best-selling Butter Chicken to Mexican Chili or Greek Souvlaki, their seasoning blends make it easy to dine around the world in the comfort of your own kitchen. Shop online or at a retailer near you.
Honey is one of those foods that has the most benefit when produced as close to where you live as possible. And the Honeybee Centre’s honey is collected from their own hives located right here in the Lower Mainland! They place the bees in local fruit fields where they pollinate the flowers, which leads to higher yields and more honey! Visit the gift shop (7480 176 St) or shop online from a selection of all things honey and bees including honey flights, beeswax candles, beeswax food wraps and mason bee house kits.
Loafing Shed Glass Studio
The Loafing Shed Glass Studio is the home studio of glass-blower, Robert Gary Parkes. With over 25 years of manipulating molten glass, Robert’s works reflect nature and are often influenced by a combination of colours, patterns and shapes. Studio visits are by appointment only, giving you the opportunity to select from a variety of beautiful glass ornaments in a calm, intimate environment. And while you’re there be sure to stock up on festively-packaged jams and preserves made by Robert’s wife, Jeanette.
Studio Seventy Three
Studio Seventy Three is a collective of artists with developmental disabilities specializing in creating both decorative and functional glassware, and wearable art through the use of molding and fusing techniques. The studio, run by Community Living Society (CLS), proudly displays and sells the work of artists, helping foster self-confidence, social development, and artist community spirit. This year the studio is closed to shopping, but orders can be placed via their online store.
Did you know there was such as thing as pretzel season? Well, there is, and in Surrey, it runs from November 15 to January 15, which is when Those Pretzels are available for purchase. Those Pretzels was originally a Floer Family tradition so delicious that friends would beg for the recipe and suggest they should sell them. Which is what they decided to do. Now each holiday season out comes the secret family recipe book and the Floer Family gets to work baking! Available to purchase online, at the Vancouver Christmas Market or at Potters Christmas Store!
Tea House Candle Company
Inspired by their memories of tea growing up in Taiwan and of tea time traditions in England, the Tea House Candle Company brings together all the cosy feelings of tea and candles. The hand-poured, soy wax candles come in 3 distinct scents – Silver Needle (white tea), Gyokuro (green tea) and Ruby (black tea) – perfect for our rainy west coast afternoons. And for every candle sold, they will plant a tree in a country being affected by deforestation. Based in Guildford and available online.
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