Skip the big box stores and shop locally by purchasing “Made in Surrey” products. Whether you’re shopping for the trendsetter in your life, the foodie or someone with exquisite taste, Surrey’s makers have got you covered. Surrey’s homegrown, small businesses offer a wide array of locally made and truly unique products that are sure to delight anyone on your gift list. Here are a few Made in Surrey items that we know you will love.
Shop the talented potters of the Semiahmoo Potters Society for truly unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. From functional, yet still beautiful, mugs and bowls to whimsical ornaments and art pieces, each piece is as unique as the artist who created it. Each artisan sells their creations on their own platforms, and contact information can be found on the Semiahmoo Potters website or shop in person starting December 1 at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery. 12160 Beecher Street | check website for hours
A love of local craft beer led husband and wife team, Carlos & Candice, to design and create beer gear for themselves and their friends! Choose from beautifully handcrafted Bottle Openers (the magnetic quick catch ones are super cool), Flight Paddles and Growler Caddies, and pair them with a selection of local craft beer for the ultimate gift for any beer enthusiast. Act fast, the flight paddles are a hot commodity! Shop their Etsy shop or find a selection locally at The Local Space in South Surrey or The Handpicked Home in White Rock.
Hand-crafted, made in small batches and never chill-filtered, Surrey’s Mainland Whisky honours traditional moonshine practices, and their unique recipes highlight British Columbia organic corn and barley. Opened in 2019 with just 3 offerings (Corn Whisky, Cinnamon Whisky and Wild Rose), Mainland continues to get creative and now offers a variety of whisky liqueurs like Triple Sec and Cherry Cordial. Pick up a 3-pack of their Northern Comfort, Coffee Liqueur and Ginsky. Shop at the distillery (107-3425 189 St) or online.
The delicious seasoning blends from South Surrey’s SpiceWorks are handcrafted and mixed using the highest-quality ingredients. From their best-selling Butter Chicken to Mexican Chili or Greek Souvlaki, their seasoning blends make it easy to dine around the world in the comfort of your own kitchen. Shop online or at a retailer near you.
Honey is one of those foods that has the most benefit when produced as close to your home as possible. And the Honeybee Centre’s honey is collected from their own hives located right here in the Lower Mainland! They place the bees in local fruit fields where they pollinate the flowers, which leads to higher yields and more honey! Visit the gift shop (7480 176 St) or shop online from a selection of all things honey and bees including honey flights, beeswax candles, beeswax food wraps and mason bee house kits.
Tucked away inside the lobby of a health centre in South Surrey, Everbean Cafe is an oasis of happiness and coffee joy! And inside that little oasis, they are busy cooking up all manner of delicious coffee and cocktails syrups and sauces. Elevate your home espresso or cocktail bar experience with house-made gingerbread syrup, purple haze lavender syrup or salted brown sugar caramel sauce. And take your nog game to the next level with their “Naughty Nog Whisky Caramel Sauce”. Why is it naughty? Because the sauce is spiced with whisky from a local distillery, Mainland Whisky. 106-15331 16 Avenue
The Loafing Shed Glass Studio is the home studio of glass-blower, Robert Gary Parkes. With over 25 years of manipulating molten glass, Robert’s works reflect nature and are often influenced by a combination of colours, patterns and shapes. Glittering glass ornaments and art pieces are available for purchase and the studio is open for drop-in visits on December 3-4 & 17-18, between 10 am and 2 pm. Outside of those times, appointments are required. 9060 184th Street
Studio Seventy Three is a collective of artists specializing in creating both decorative and functional glassware, and wearable art through the use of molding and fusing techniques. The studio, run by Community Living Society (CLS), proudly displays and sells the work of artists, helping foster self-confidence, social development, and artist community spirit. Visit the studio in person at 112-7320 137 Street.
Did you know there was such as thing as pretzel season? Well, there is, and in Surrey, it runs from November 15 to January 15, which is when Those Pretzels are available for purchase. Those Pretzels were originally a Floer Family tradition so delicious that friends would beg for the recipe and suggest they sell them. Which is exactly what they decided to do. Now each holiday season out comes the secret family recipe book and the Floer Family gets to work baking! Available to purchase online, at the Vancouver Christmas Market or at Potters Christmas Store!
Made in small batches, these 100% soy candles are hand-poured in Surrey and are phthalate-free, paraben-free fragrance oil and blended with natural essential oils for a clean-burning candle in the most exquisite scents. Their best-selling, Best Coast candle, captures the essence of living on the West Coast with the scents of evergreen and cedarwood. And their winter collection includes delicious scents like Ciderhouse (smoke, spice & apples), Petite Grey (think London Fog meets lavender fields) and Ameretti (toasted almond cream). 255 – 19358 96th Avenue.