10 Unique Christmas Gifts from the Fraser Valley Under $20

While the holiday season is a time for fireside gatherings, it also invites the challenge of finding the perfect gift. Whether it’s that added touch needed to complete a gift or a new twist to the canapé and cocktail table, finding new items can be difficult. Bringing a taste of the Fraser Valley’s countryside, this list of 10 unique Christmas gifts from the Fraser Valley under $20 presents items that are sure to be conversation starters.


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1. Apple Cider from Taves Family Farms Applebarn (Abbotsford) – 100% natural, farm-fresh apple cider made from the Taves’ very own apples. Serve hot and mulled. Available at stores in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver.


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2.  Gourmet marshmallows from Pink Spatula (Mission) – Enjoy the indulgence of handcrafted, pillowy marshmallows. Ask about the Ginger Spice macamallows, and gluten-free and vegan options. Available in select stores and online.



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3. Cupcakes from Tracycakes (Langley and Abbotsford) – Awarded Retro Cupcake of the Year by the National Post. Babycakes are the smallest, yet sweetest indulgence. Available in stores or online.


4. Meade from Campbell’s Honey Gold (Abbotsford) – Meade, an ancient honey wine thought by many to have been the first alcoholic beverage made by man. Available in store only.


5. Organic dried fruit from Anita’s Organic Mill (Chilliwack) – Premium Canadian quality products, representing the best in organic farming. Available in store and online.


6. Deli items from Hopcott Farms (Pitt Meadows) – Recognized for top-quality AAA dry-aged beef, Hopcott Meats is also a hub for ‘all things local’. House-made charcuterie. Available at the store and by wholesale.





7. Cheese from Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (Maple Ridge) – Made with simple ingredients, starting with farm-fresh jersey milk. Rich and delectable. Available at specialty food stores across the Lower Mainland.


8. Hazelnuts from Canadian Hazelnuts Inc. (Agassiz) –Choose from in-shell hazelnuts, raw hazelnuts, dry-roasted hazelnuts, candied hazelnuts, chocolate covered hazelnuts, hazelnut chocolate barks, and hazelnut butters. Available in store only.


9.  Teas from Karla’s Specialteas – Loose-leaf teas made from local organic growers and wildcraft herbs. Hypnotizing aromas. Available at specialty retailers across the Lower Mainland and online.



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10. Cooking classes from Well Seasoned  (Langley) – An authentic hands-on, interactive cooking experience. Carrying only the finest in everything gourmet. Gift baskets, cooking classes, and a wide selection of artisan treats.


The Fraser Valley is a land that fuels the Buy Local Movement, strengthening the connection of from our backyard to yours. For more details, visit each website.

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard