Just in time for holiday shopping, Okanagan Life Magazine has announced the Best Place to Buy Gifts in the Okanagan, including unique shops in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton.
Chosen by readers in the annual Best of Okanagan awards, the winners of the Best Place to Buy Gifts are:
- Blue Ginger Trading - Central Okanagan
- Good Gracious & The Practical Kitchen - North Okanagan
- Terwilligers - South Okanagan
Best Place to Buy Gifts Kelowna
Located in South Pandosy in Kelowna, Blue Ginger is a fun and eclectic collection of jewelry, accessories and gifts. From purses and wallets to scarves and unique clothing, the store also carries a variety of bath, body and cosmetic products that are locally sourced where possible. Shoppers will see the trading co. has transformed for the Christmas season. Blue Ginger also took first place for Best Fashion Accessories Store. You'll find them at #105 - 2903 Pandosy Street.
Kelowna shoppers looking for that perfect gift may also want to look to Best of the Okanagan finalists: Funktional who placed second, or head down to the beach front at Peachland to peruse the wares offered by Dragonfly and Amber Gallery who placed third.
Best Place to Buy Gifts Vernon
Based in Vernon, Good Gracious & The Practical Kitchen took home first place in Best Home Accessories, Best Kitchen/Bath Store and Best Place to Buy Gifts. They are also a Best of the Okanagan finalist for Most Unique Business.
Located in the heart of downtown Vernon, the store carries sought-after brands including Lug travel accessories, Umbra, Lil Jo’s children’s soft soled shoes and Grobag. On the practical kitchen side you will find everything you want for your kitchen and then some. You'll find them at 3209 30th Ave.
Best Place to Buy Gifts Penticton
Taking top spot for Best Places to Buy Gifts in the Okanagan, makes it a lucky 13 years in a row for Terwilligers. The shop offers quality Canadian made pottery, jewelery, hand blown glass, raku, gourmet condiments, cozy slippers, framed prints and wonderful chocolates. Our readers love the diversity which earned then a finalist spot for Most Unique Business. Be sure to ask about their complimentary gift wrapping. You'll find them at 675 Main Street in Penticton.
Photos courtesy of the shops' Facebook pages.