Support Local this Holiday Season

Local businesses are the heart of the community, and your holiday shopping dollars can go a long way to helping them make it through these challenging times.

Tune in to @visitcoquitlam on social media for amazing contests, insider shopping tips and spotlights on local retailers, restaurants and other businesses to support during your holiday shopping. Share how you are supporting local this holiday season by tagging your posts with #SupportLocalCQ. 

Interested in having your business featured at no charge in the #SupportLocalCQ Gift Guide below? Complete this form for a chance to be showcased on this web page and on the Tourism Coquitlam social media channels leading up to the winter holidays. We’re also purchasing gift cards for prize giveaways.

For Book Lovers

Give the gift of reading this holiday season. Search for a story book, cook book, fiction, non-fiction, or any other book at local Coquitlam stores.

For Lovers of Experiences

Experiences can make the perfect gift for loved ones we want to spend more quality time with. Give the gift of an experience by purchasing a voucher or gift card to local organizations or businesses. Here are a few to check out.

For Those Who Love Hitting the Trail

Does someone in your life love exploring the City and trails on two wheels? Support their passion for biking by purchasing a gift or membership from our local bike stores and organizations.

For the Foodies

For our food-loving chefs, give the gift that will keep giving (perhaps to you – yum!) and upgrade someone’s kitchen with ingredients, new recipes or kitchen tools from these local stores.

For the Jewelry Lover

Does someone in your life love a sparkle? Shop locally for beautiful jewellery to give this holiday season. We also have many local artisans who create beautiful jewellery.

For the DIYer

Do you know someone who likes to make home-made creations and DIY gifts for the people in their life? Check out our local stores stocked full of supplies for holiday home-made gifts.

For the Home Decorators

We’ve spent a lot of time in our homes over the past two years to keep ourselves and those around us safe. Give the gift of a special houseware from these local stores to make someone’s home feel cozy and beautiful.

For the Floral Lover

Flowers and plants are known to lift our spirits and bring feelings of happiness. Whether someone in your life is a new-found plant lover or life-long green thumb, pick up a gorgeous bouquet of flowers or a potted plant from these local shops.

For the Kids

Not sure what to buy for the kids in your life (or the kid-at-heart)? From imaginative-play toys that encourage kids to step away from their screens, to classic throwback toys, our local businesses have gifts you will want to get your hands on.

For Your Four-Legged Friends

The holiday and gift-giving season includes all family members – even those with four legs. Shop for a new toy, special treats, collar, bed and blanket, and more at our various local pet stores.

For the Techie

Are electronics on someone’s wish list this holiday season? Whether you are looking for camera gear, a new device, electronic accessories and more, our local stores have you covered.

For the Baker

Sometimes the holiday season means getting cozy and enjoying a warm beverage and some fresh baking and treats. Look to local stores to warm you up.

For the Green Thumb

Does someone in your life keep a winter garden or have a green house? Give the gift of yard and garden supplies this holiday season with the help of these local stores.

For Some TLC

No matter how you define self-care, these wellness ideas will make it easier to indulge a regular basis. Treat your loved ones with these gift ideas that promote relaxation and mindfulness.