Parliament building in Victoria lit up for Christmas

Uniquely Victoria Gift Ideas

With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping! And what better way to give a thoughtful gift than by shopping local?

Below you’ll find seasonal offers from Greater Victoria businesses of all types – from shops and boutiques to sightseeing excursions. And for the foodies in your life, consider gifting a ticket to the Dine Around and Stay in Town Gala.


Butchart Gardens lit up with Christmas lights

Sightseeing: Gray Line Sightseeing

Travelling to The Butchart Gardens this holiday season? Gray Line Sightseeing has you covered! Join Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria for your fully narrated round-trip transportation between Downtown Victoria and The Butchart Gardens.

Celebrate the season with thousands of twinkling lights, festive greenery and traditional carollers. There is no shortage of seasonal sounds and Christmas magic at The Butchart Gardens!

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Prince of Whales

Surprise adventurers with Prince of Whales' gift cards, now 20% off! A perfect present, offering savings of up to $40 per person on memorable whale-watching tours.

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The Butchart Gardens

Discover the magic of the holidays at The Butchart Gardens. Find unique, garden-inspired gifts and souvenirs that capture the mesmerizing beauty of winter. Perfect for celebrating the season and cherishing memories of Greater Victoria.

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Black Ball Ferry Line

Sail away to Victoria and experience the Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens from $169 USD pp/do! Packages include ferry, a hotel stay in Victoria, and admission + shuttle to The Butchart Gardens.

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Bilston Creek Farm

From nature-based workshops to locally-source botanical products, nature enthusiasts will love something from Bilston Creek Farm.

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Local Bites: Martha's Delectables

Martha's Premium Scottish Shortbread are all dressed up for the holidays! Whether it is traditional (Classic), Holiday Orange Brandy, Sicilian Lemon or Martha's brand new savoury cheese and herb shortbread, the holidays are not complete without Martha’s Delectables.

Gift giving, host gift, stocking stuffer or our savoury on a charcuterie platter—your guests are sure to be pleased with these artisan cookies.

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Martha's Delectables gift guide

Off the Eaten Track

Get in the holiday spirit on the 'Cozy Christmas Food Tour' that celebrates the best part of the season, the food! Decadent cheese, spiced nuts, chocolates, a spiced plum tart, hot chocolate and more.

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Rogers’ Chocolates

Indulge your loved ones with festive Candy Cane Caramels and Pumpkin Spice Creams, a delightful holiday treat from Victoria’s chocolate heritage.

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Country Bee Honey Farm

Offer the sweetness of the season with honey-infused delights like Honey Pumpkin Pie and Winter Whiskey Honey Cocktails, showcasing local, natural honey.

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Limey, the British Shop

Transport your loved ones to Britain with a selection of charming UK treats and gifts.

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The Art of Slow Food

Discover artisan baking with gluten-free sourdough workshops, blending old-world techniques with local, organic ingredients for a unique gift.

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Victoria Olive Oil Co.

Delight in Victoria Olive Oil Co.’s custom gift baskets, offering a taste of Italy with fine olive oils and balsamics, ideal for any special occasion.

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Merridale Cidery in the winter

Local Beverages: Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale Cidery & Distillery's Speakeasy Club is your passport to an exclusive holiday experience. Explore one-of-a-kind craft spirits and aged treasures that can't be found elsewhere.

Receive two expertly curated boxes annually, complete with exclusive releases, cocktail recipes, and local ingredients.

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Murchie’s Tea & Coffee

Perfect for connoisseurs and casual sippers, these teas and coffees blend tradition with exquisite taste.


Victoria Distillers

Artisanal spirits that capture the essence of Victoria, ideal for the cocktail enthusiast.


Church & State Wines

Exquisite local vintages that bring the taste of Victoria’s terroir to any wine enthusiast.


Hoyne Brewing

Unique, locally brewed flavours celebrating Victoria’s vibrant craft beer scene.


Afternoon Tea: Pendray Inn and Tea House

Enjoy the elegant charm of a Victorian-style Christmas with a gift card from Pendray Tea House. Set in a beautifully decorated, historic setting in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Pendray's afternoon teas offer homemade treats and local tastes for a special experience.

It's a perfect gift for sharing a bit of tradition and festive cheer.

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Pendray House in Victoria, BC

White Heather Tea Room

White Heather Tea Room is proud to present their Winter Tea experience. Freshly prepared scones, tea sandwiches, and Le Cordon Bleu pastries are all dressed festively to celebrate the holiday season.


Fairmont Empress

An elegant afternoon tea experience that offers a taste of luxury and local heritage.


The Teahouse at Abkhazi Gardens

A serene escape blending exquisite flavours with the beauty of a natural garden setting.


Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

A modern twist on traditional afternoon tea, perfect for the culinary creative.


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