local + handmade = uniquely fabulous

Explore a curated collection of witty, colourful and sustainably made gifts from 65+ local artisans. Located downtown Nanaimo, BC.

Browse the store Meet the artists

Who is Artzi Stuff?

We’re welcoming

Artzi Stuff is part gift store, part art gallery, and everyone is welcome here. Stop by for a browse, a pick-me-up, or a chat.

We’re curated

We are very, very picky about what we put on our shelves. Expect to see one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else.

We’re colourful

Colour is key at Artzi Stuff, from the gifts to the staff, the walls to the neighbourhood. We want you to enjoy yourself here.

We’re 100% local

Every one of the gifts we carry are handmade by artists who live and work in BC, and most call Vancouver Island home.

Tour Our Downtown Nanaimo Gift and Jewelry Store

Shop in-person

Artzi Stuff's brick-and-mortar gift store and gallery is located within a heritage building right in the heart of downtown Nanaimo, BC.

Opened in 2008, it’s home to the exceptional work of 60+ local artists, including many one-of-a-kind originals.

From jewelry to art, clothing to ceramics, our stock changes all the time. So stop by often to browse, say hello, and experience some inspiration surrounded by the handmade work of our local artisans.

There’s always something new to see!

Shop online

Artzi Stuff has a new online shop stocked with a selection of the same colourful items you’ll find in-store.

Right now the online shop has just a small taste of what you’ll find in store, but the selection of the online shop will grow over time.

Just keep in mind that we’ll never be able to put everything online – there are just too many one-of-a-kind, handmade items. So if you’re in Nanaimo, make sure you drop by Artzi Stuff in person!

Let us help!

Are you looking for something specific, but can make it to the store?

Maybe you’ve seen an item in our store before, or maybe we’ve posted something you desire on our social media pages.

Maybe you’re just looking for that perfect gift, and need some direction.

Whatever the case, just get in touch by email or online! We’ll be happy to chat and see if we can help you find what you’re looking for. We’ll let you know what’s currently in stock that may be the same (or similar) and come up with a price and shipping estimate.

Featured artisans

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  • Elements Gallery

    Qualicum, BC

  • Melissa Abram

    Quadra Island

  • Funky Fungus Pottery

    Parksville, BC

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