Last Minute and Local in Surrey

We’ve all been there! That feeling when you realize that you don’t, in fact, have everything checked off your holiday shopping list! Or maybe you’ve been invited to a last-minute party and need an awesome host/ess gift? Don’t worry! There are so many local spots where you can get the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

For the Foodie
Is there a  foodie on your list? Put together a culinary-themed basket from the folks at Kitchen Therapy at Grandview Corners. Wrap up a gift card with an apron and some new cooking utensils and you have the perfect gift for your aspiring chef. Or, pop into one of the markets on the Surrey Spice Trail and get everything an adventurous foodie would need to create the perfect Spice Trail dish and pair it with a great bottle of wine, or local spirits.

For the Coffee Enthusiast
When it comes to coffee, true fans tend to get very serious! You could always pick up an awesome mug with a catchy saying, or you could fuel their need for caffeine with a bag, or two, of locally roasted beans from one of Surrey’s amazing local roasters – Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters, Republica Roasters, Islands Cafe and Finest Cup.

For the Sophisticated Drinker
Whether you’re stocking the bar or looking for stocking stuffers, local craft spirits are something to consider! Surrey is home to two craft distilleries where you will find a local liquor worth gifting. For the gin lover in your life, pick up a bottle of the award-winning Queensborough Gin from Central City Brewers + Distillers.  Hand-crafted, and rooted in a 17th-century traditional London Dry recipe, Queensborough Gin is made with locally sourced Juniper and Spruce Tips.  And a Ginsky cocktail kit from Mainland Whisky is sure to tantalize even the most sophisticated palate!  The kit comes with everything you need to recreate Mainland’s delicious “Ginsky” cocktail,

For the Plant Lover
For the avid plant lover, there are plenty of thoughtful and green gift ideas to choose from. Consider a stylish set of decorative plant pots or hanging planters from Thrive Greenery & Gifts. Surrey’s garden centres boast a large collection of garden and plant accessories that anyone with a green thumb would appreciate. And every plant lover loves to receive plants!

For the Art Lover
Pop into the Surrey Art Gallery Gift Shop for a beautiful collection of art made by local artists. Or visit the Blue Lotus Art Gallery in Guildford Town Centre for works by local artists, Indigenous carvings, posters and photography. The art lover in your life will love the idea of owning something that is truly one of a kind and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re supporting a local artisan. Choose from ceramics, jewellery, scarves, paintings, woodwork and so much more. Or tuck a pair of tickets for a live show into their stocking. Surrey Civic Theatres has an amazing schedule of productions and concerts coming in 2024.

The Impossible to Buy For
This person already has everything they could need. Enter the gift of an experience, whether it be a gift card to their favourite restaurant, a whale watching experience from White Rock Sea Tours, theatre tickets or an afternoon learning the fine art of axe throwing from Bad Axe Throwing.