Support local businesses with these 5 high-quality housewarming gift ideas

These practical kitchen items range from $25 to $250.

Dougherty Glassworks

Credit: Dougherty Glassworks

These practical kitchen items range from $25 to $250

Don’t get me wrong, the chipped dinner bowls and plastic cutting boards we know and love will always have a special place in our hearts (the tacky Christmas mug I got when I was 10 will definitely become a family heirloom). But, if you’re looking for a space-elevating housewarming gift for a friend or relative, these items from B.C. makers will be the perfect addition to any kitchen.

Tundra drinking glasses Dougherty GlassworksDougherty Glassworks

Dougherty Glassworks’ Tundra Drinking Glasses

These handmade multi-purpose glasses will elevate their drink game. They’re great for cocktails, smoothies or any other (cold) beverage your heart desires. The glasses come in two sizes and 4 wondrous colours, and are all made right in Vancouver. You can even check out their mold blowing process to see how each one is created.

Price: $48/glass

Barter Design Jumbo serving bowlBarter Design

Barter Design’s Jumbo Clay Serving Bowl

This jumbo serving bowl is ideal for any host-with-the-most out there. Good for serving salad, pasta, bread or any family-style meal. This beautiful and practical kitchen staple is handmade on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast.

Price: $250

AMC Naturals’ End-Grain Cutting BoardAMC Naturals

AMC Naturals’ End-Grain Cutting Board

This black walnut cutting board can act as the perfect vessel for meats and cheeses on their next charcuterie night. All of AMC Naturals’ boards are “self-healing,” which means they’ll never need to buy a replacement. Each one is made from high-quality Canadian wood and handcrafted in Nakusp, B.C.

Price: $115

Rü Supply Lunch BagRü Supply

Rü Supply Lunch Bag

This Vancouver-based company makes sustainable lunch bags that are practical (they’re leak-proof!) and look beautiful. They’re washer-friendly, come in loads of fun colours and patterns, and are made from recycled textiles. Who says only kids can have fun lunch boxes?

Price: $49

Blume Milk frotherBlume

Blume’s Milk Frother

This Vancouver-based, woman-owned company is known for their delightful latte blends (the lavender one is *chef’s kiss*), and they have created an adorable milk frother. It’s great for whipping up any hot or cold beverage, and ideal for anyone looking to recreate that coffee-shop-taste at home. 

Price: $25