Here are some great gift ideas that also support local businesses and initiatives throughout Penticton.
Local Craft Beer and Wine
We now have seven local craft breweries, not to mention the 88+ wineries within a 20-minute drive, so there’s something amazing for all tastes. Looking for gift ideas? Check out Visit Penticton’s roundup of local businesses.
DPA’s Downtown Dollars
Drop into the Downtown Penticton Association at 212 Main Street to purchase Downtown Dollars, which can be used in shops and restaurants in downtown in lieu of cash. They’re available in denominations of $5, $10 and $20.
Boardgames and Video Games
You’ll find a huge selection of games available to purchase at Meeples and Milkshakes, which also offers online shopping. Also check out our blog about a new boardgame that features Naramata Bench wineries, titled Naramata: A Game of Wine & Tourism. And for video games, try Game Cave, the retro video game store, and Penticton Sports Cards & Collectables.
Pick up a gift card to that special someone’s favourite local spa, salon, nail bar, restaurant or retailer. Need ideas? Check out Visit Penticton’s listings of local businesses.
Buy Local Art
Who wouldn’t love receiving a one-of-a-kind artwork? Check out the Penticton Art Gallery’s Under 500 Exhibition and Sale (pictured). Also visit the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s website to view their #LoveLocalArt listings of local artists. Many artist, galleries, and businesses have online shops where you can browse at your leisure, order, and do no contact pick up or have items shipped.
Give the Gift of an Experience
Order Your Holiday Dinner
You can make a holiday dinner easy this season by ordering from a local restaurant, but don’t delay as they are selling out. View the full list!
Give the Gift of Charity
Here’s a way to help others in need, even if you haven’t met them. Check out our roundup of Penticton non-profits that have campaigns ongoing right now, keeping the gifts and funding in the community.
Many of your local shops now offer online shopping. Also check out the DPA’s searchable Downtown Marketplace, which will also give you some great gift card ideas.
More One-of-a-Kind Gift Ideas
Check out Visit Penticton’s Holiday Gift Guide for lots of great ideas for everyone on your list.
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