Jane’s Favourite Gifts to Give
Sometimes, the best presents come in small packages, or even in no package at all. At Jane Hoffman Realty, we cherish those gifts that leave lasting impressions.
Looking for the perfect something for that special someone? Take a new approach to your gift choices this year: consider sharing experiences and supporting artisans. With the following suggestions, everyone on your list is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.
The Music Lover
The Okanagan attracts incredible musicians, especially during the summer, when our vineyards and hillsides are transformed into al fresco concert halls. Surprise your audiophile with a pair of tickets to the Mission Hill Family Estate Concert Series. Jane attends this enjoyable event every year; her friends and family always delight in unwrapping these coveted tickets, as well.
Set in a natural amphitheatre overlooking the vineyards and Okanagan Lake, these popular performances are always amazing and memorable. And being able to use the tickets several months from now will make every season bright!
The four-season playground that we call home offers countless opportunities for adventure, no matter the weather! Like so many Okanagan residents, when the paddleboards and golf clubs are tucked away, Jane takes advantage of our champagne powder and uncrowded slopes.
Treat your beloved skier to a vacation in Revelstoke or Big White. World-class skiing and a friendly mountain atmosphere make our hills true winter wonderlands. Big White gift certificates can be purchased on-mountain or at their Kelowna office (1894 Ambrosi Rd), and Revelstoke Mountain gift cards are conveniently available at Costco.
Have a big city sophisticate on your list? A visit to downtown Vancouver is always a welcome escape. It’s a short trip via car or plane, but a weekend at the coast can feel a world away! Gift the gift of indulgence with a stay at one of Jane’s favourite Vancouver hotels, the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Ideally located near Canada Place, it offers contemporary design, magnificent views, and a slate of incredible services. Arts, culture, shopping and dining are on the doorstep. The hotel also boasts the award-winning Botanist, which expertly showcases the flavours of the Pacific Northwest.
The Art Collector
Prefer to wrap an actual something for under the tree? Consider items that are unique, sophisticated, and evocative. Jane has always found inspiration in the work of these talented BC artists:
Celebrate our creative and deserving local artists! This Lake Country pair works together to design ethereal and emotive wall sculptures to suit every decor. Combining a sense of timelessness, natural materials, and a little bit of whimsy, their work is at once charming and buzz-worthy. In Kelowna, Etouquet’s beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces are exclusively carried at Bernard Street’s wonderful lifestyle treasure-trove, Alchemy.
This iconic Vancouver artist draws inspiration from the precarious relationship between man and nature. Sculpting with organic and industrial materials, Martha Sturdy creates beautiful pieces that capture this dynamic. Pieces from the tabletop collection make a perfect gift: at once practical and aesthetic. You’ll find a curated selection of Martha Sturdy’s work at the lovely design house, Lexi and Lake, in the Lower Mission.