Shop Local This Season – South Surrey

South Surrey is on the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo First Nation, and with stunning beaches, mountain views, walking trails, golf courses and expansive farmland, the community is an outdoor enthusiast, and anyone looking for wide-open spaces, dream. But that’s not all that this picturesque community has to offer! This year more than ever, we recognize the importance of shopping local and supporting Surrey’s small businesses, and South Surrey has some pretty incredible small businesses!

Shop local and spend the day exploring South Surrey, before settling in for dinner at one of the neighbourhood’s excellent eateries, or picking up takeout on your way home. Here are just a few of the many small businesses you can support in South Surrey:

Modern General Store

Nestled in the residential neighbourhood of Rosemary Heights, the Modern General Store is a community hub and a stylish one at that! Stop in for lunch, or indulge in a luscious cupcake and a most excellent latte. While you’re there, do a little browsing for that perfect item to finish off that gift basket like cookie-baking kits and savoury jellies or spicy Caesar mix and beer flight paddles. (148-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent)

Ethical Addiction Apparel 

Located in the charming Ocean Park neighbourhood Ethical Addiction carries clothing and accessories that respect the environment while also being stylish, unique and comfortable. Spread the hometown pride around and buy everyone on your list a super cool local-inspired t-shirt, toque or mug. They also have a great selection of locally made gift items and happen to serve a killer cup of coffee in their in-store, Dudes Coffee House. (1558 128th Street)

7 Rooms Home Decor & Gifts

For the décor lover in your life, be sure to pop into 7 Rooms in Ocean Park for a thoughtfully curated collection of gorgeous home décor and gifts for people and pets. The shop is full of beautiful ornaments, Christmas decor and gift ideas like beach themed signs, pottery and delicious smelling soaps. And they’re an official distributor of the coveted Sid Dickens tiles. (1637 128 Street)

 

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A Rocha Market

Do you have a conscious consumer on your list? Gift-giving can get a little tricky for our eco-conscious friends, but the folks at A Rocha Market have got you covered. By making a purchase at A Rocha you are supporting agriculture, conservation and education locally and afar.  Everything they sell is either locally produced, fairly traded or promotes and environmental ethic. Pick up some beautiful beeswax candles, a pair of delightfully mismatched “Solmate Socks” knit from pre-consumer, recycled cotton yarn, or jam made from local berries.  (1620 192 Street)

 

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Mink Chocolates

Look no further than Mink Chocolates for the best chocolate in the world. It’s true! Mink Chocolates doesn’t just boast a tantalising fondue bar, a line of 30+ chocolate bars, roast-them-yourself s’mores and a delectable coffee menu packed with frothy, mouthwatering creations. They are also home to The Best Chocolate Bar In The World. The bar, named Mermaid’s Choice won the title of ‘Top Chocolate Bar’ at the 2014 International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco, California, beating out entries from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world.  (Unit F-110 Morgan Crossing, 15775 Croydon Drive)

Mainland Whisky

Hand-crafted, made in small batches and never chill-filtered, Surrey’s newest distillery, Mainland Whisky honours traditional moonshine practices, and their unique recipes highlight British Columbia organic corn and barley. With a growing menu of whisky, whisky liqueurs and bottled craft cocktails you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. And be sure to stock your own liquor cabinet while you’re at it. Feeling festive? Pick up a bottle of Canadian Cream – it’s like Irish Cream, but Canadian! Or give the gift of cocktails with their highly giftable cocktails in a bottle. Shop at the distillery or online. (107-3425 189 Street) 

 

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Mikelson Mind and Matter Gallery

Give the gift of art this Christmas. The Arnold Mikelson Mind & Matter Gallery is a unique family-owned and operated gallery that has supported emerging and established artists as a part of the South Surrey community for over 50 years.  Visit daily between 12 pm and 6 pm and browse a wide variety of paintings, pottery, wood sculpture, soapstone, glass blowing, jewellery, batik, silk, candles and crafts. (13743 16th Ave)

Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters

Roasted and served all in the same building, Spent Grounds is a South Surrey favourite for local coffee lovers, and those looking for super-yummy locally sourced treats, that just happen to be vegan and/or gluten-free. And their newly introduced Gift Box collection takes all the uncertainty out of shopping. Choose from a pre-made theme like, “Brunch Club” featuring local producers like East Van Jam, Bluem Latte Mix, Mumgry Hand-Roasted Nut Butter and Kasama Chocolate. Or the “Just for Dads” box which includes a reusable thermal KeepCup, a bag of coffee, a jar of smoked olives, a bottle of hot sauce and a natural deodorant. Or feel free to browse their website and put your own basket together! (108-19140 28 Avenue)

 

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All of Oils

Akin to a candy store for lovers of premium oils and vinegar, All of Oils imports olive oils from each hemisphere twice per year from award-winning producers. With the option to taste before you buy, you’re guaranteed to leave with your new favourite EVOO! And if you want to take your olive oil game up a notch, check out their oils infused with unique flavours like harissa, blood orange and cilantro with red onion! Pair your favourite with a selection of unique vinegars and build one of All of Oils Salad Starter kits. Or browse their collection of culinary-related gift items like gorgeous bread boards and dipping bowls. (120-2655 King George Blvd)

 

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