Fall is one of the busiest times of year, but it’s about to get even more hectic with Christmas just around the corner.
Perhaps a day of retail therapy, steamy soap stars, tasty nibbles and delicious sips with your favourite gal pals at the 16th Annual West Coast Women’s Show is just us Valley Moms need before the holiday hustle and bustle begins.
The West Coast Women’s Show is Back!
Once again, this annual female-centric event, dubbed ‘Western Canada’s Largest Women’s Show’ returns to the Abbotsford TRADEX & Exhibition Centre Oct. 21 to 23, offering more than 400 booths to check out, renowned speakers and more.
With all the latest products from hundreds of exhibitors, this is a great opportunity to get a head start on your hunt for some unique gifts and stocking stuffers — many are even handmade locally.
Here are four vendors we suggest you visit when attending the event. Each have generously donated one of their products for the Ultimate West Coast Women’s Show Giveaway, which will all go to one lucky ValleyMom.ca fan. Note: Even more prizes await at the end of this post.
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1. Backyard Boxes
Have a green thumb on your shopping list? Make sure to stop by the Bacykyard Boxes booth. This amazing local Vancouver area company focuses on designing the highest quality cedar outdoor furniture and gardening containers that look fantastic in backyard and patio spaces. The pieces, which come at a reasonable price point, provide functionality to help your garden grow, for storage, or as outdoor benches and tables.
Cedar is used as their primary building material to ensure longevity in the outdoors, with a light transparent finish on most boxes so that the natural colour of the cedar lasts. Some recycled and re-purposed materials, such as rescued single pane windows for their cold frames and reclaimed wood are also used. Custom pieces are also available by request.
For more info, visit www.backyardboxes.com
Your PRIZE: BackYard Boxes is giving away 1 Cedar Harvest Box
2. All of Oils
For your favourite foodie, the All Of Oils booth has some great gift ideas they’re sure to love. This local business, with locations in downtown Langley, Abbotsford and South Surrey, happens to be the Fraser Valley’s largest retailer of the world’s freshest, purest Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs),Flavoured Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and Flavoured Balsamic Vinegars. Pretty impressive, hey?
Many of their products are also certified Organic, Gluten Free and Kosher. Our supplier, Veronica Foods Company of Oakland, California is registered on the Non-GMO Project. You can really taste the difference when you cook with this oil or use if for a salad dressing.
Visit www.allofoils.com for more info.
Your PRIZE: 1 x 4-pack gift sets with 2 – 60ml flavoured olive oils and 2 – 60ml flavoured balsamic vinegars.
3. I Luv It
Whether it’s a gift for yourself or a stocking stuffer, you’re going to LUV the hand-crafted all-natural deodorants from I Luv It.
Owner Marie Van de Leur offers gentle invigorating scents that subdue odors all day, without the use of overpowering perfumes or dangerous chemicals.
“It seems like an obvious product now, but not so long ago, I picked my deodorant based exclusively on branding and scent. Forgive me, for I have since seen (and smelled) the light!” Van de Leur, who launched her business just over a year ago.
I Luv It all natural deodorant has none of the harmful ingredients featured in high-profile brands. The deodorants are scented only with essential oils. No aluminum, parabens, pthalates, or anything else that may carry serious side effects.
“Even without the nasty chemicals, I Luv It provides plenty of protection for firefighters, hockey players, business sharks, kids, moms, and everyone in-between,” said Van de Leur.
“We know, because we tested I Luv It on all of them!”
For mor info, visit www.iluvit.ca
Your PRIZE: Sample pack – 4 different Natural Deodorant scents (Naturally Rugged, Natural Sweetheart, Naturally Lovely and Naturally Noble) in ¼oz jars. They are all made using natural ingredients, with no harmful preservatives or artificial fragrances. Each one is scented using a blend of essential oils.
4. Brass Unity
For the fashionable philanthropist on your list, you definitely want to check out Brass Unity while visiting the event. Formerly known as Her Wearables, Brass & Unity manufactures one-of-a-kind unisex jewelry from previously fired brass shell casings, thens unites a portion of all proceeds with Veterans in need of financial assistance.
All of the pieces are hand-crafted with care, and of the highest quality possible.
“Our goal is to employ as many Veterans as possible – Allowing a safe place for them to work with their peers, while providing income many of them need to live,” states their website.
A Black Onyx bracelet from the flagship collection (as shown above), which retails for $59 CAD. This piece starts with a REAL previously fired brass shell casing. Each casing is CNC machined with incredible precision to our exact specifications, and then is finished off by laser etching our iconic logo onto the casing. Black Onyx is a powerful protective stone that can shield the mind and body from electromagnetic energy. It absorbs and transforms negative energy, helping to prevent that drain of personal energy. Onyx assists with melancholy, the release of negativity and depression. It helps to calm your fears, leaving you feeling stable and secure. Each bead is 8mm in diameter.
And that’s not all….
Also included in this fab prize pack:
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.