Other Gifts

All the bits-and-bobs that didn’t fit in elsewhere on this site. Don’t get us wrong: these items are no less wonderful or valid than the others!

Where to shop?

You’ll always find our best selection of other gifts at our Nanaimo gift shop. Shop online for a smaller, curated selection of other gifts.

What’s in store?

Enamelling on steel, block-printed items, ornaments, baby booties, soap, candles, bookmarks, magnets, calendars, greeting and art cards, and so much more.

Browse below for an idea of the unique treasures you could find!

Enamelling

Margot has been enameling since the 1970s and her years of practice are evident. Based in Duncan, BC, she makes a variety of enameled gift items including bookmarks, vases, journals, magnets, and jewelry.

Candles

We carry an Island-made selection of beeswax candles, including tea lights and tapered candles.

Soap

Made in Duncan, Sandy’s goat milk soaps are moisturizing, easy to lather, and come in a variety of great scents. She also supplies us with an unscented and uncoloured version.

Magnets

Who doesn’t appreciate a good magnet? We have enamelled magnets of animals and coastal imagery, and two lines of cheeky and goofy magnets that will incite peals of laughter.

Cotton Napkins

Our block-printed cotton napkins by Maritime Blues feature coastal scenes and animals in navy paint on unbleached cotton. Crafted on Vancouver Island in Ladysmith, BC.

Coasters

Nanaimo’s Robert Jakobsen makes intricately pieced endgrain wood coasters that are a favourite of our customers. We also carry block-printed cotton fabric coasters made by Daphne of Maritime Blues, which pair perfectly with her line of cotton napkins.

Ornaments

We carry a variety of ornaments year-round, both Christmas-themed and otherwise. Made of fused glass, stained glass, blown glass, pottery, wood, and other materials, these ornaments can be hung in a tree, in a window, outside, or wherever you choose.

Bookmarks

We often carry a variety of wood or enamelled steel bookmarks to choose from. You’re sure to find something unique that suits your style.

Keychains

Upcycled game pieces from the tile-based Rummikub game are the starting point for amusing vintage-look keychains from Raven’s Rest Studio. Sometimes we also have a selection of leather keychains stamped with words or images.

Greeting Cards

With eleven greeting card suppliers, we always have a great selection on hand. Some are reprints of paintings or photography, others made with iris-folded japanese papers. Some are printed on a press, others are collages of vintage photos and funny insights. At $5 to $7.50, we have the best and most affordable selection of cards around!

Holiday Gifts

As we approach the fall we start to get more Christmas-themed cards and ornaments in the store, but we do carry a small selection of items year-round.

Baby Gifts

Suzanne makes little crocheted, leather-soled baby booties and cotton hats that are just about as cute as the little ones they’re made for. Perfect for newborns and those up to 24-ish months.

Wallets + Bags

Urchin Bags use upcycled bicycle inner tubes and leftover scraps of colorful upholstery vinyl to fashion wallets, coin purses, pencil cases, and a variety of sizes of zippered bags. Made in Crofton, BC by an avid biker.

Gift Certificates

With all these great items to choose from, sometimes it’s tough to know what to get your friends or family as a gift! You can’t go wrong with an Artzi Stuff gift certificate – pair one with a card to complete the package.

Our featured artisans

  • Elizabeth Moore

    Nanaimo, BC

  • FOLKLIFE Magazine

    Gulf Islands, BC

  • Laguna Lemon

    Nanaimo, BC

  • Margot Page

    Duncan, BC

  • Raven’s Rest Studio

    Vancouver, BC

  • Sandy’s Soaps

    Duncan, BC

  • Urchin Bags

    Crofton, BC

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Stop by our store in Nanaimo, BC for the best selection.

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