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2019 Kamloops Local Vendors List

My hope is that this list helps others to discover unique and thoughtful ways of gift giving this holiday season by shopping local.  Supporting local businesses benefits our community a lot more than you may think!  Spending money locally helps keep more of our dollars within our community…a lot of local businesses will utilize other local businesses such as services providers, banks, and farms for example, all while helping the environment by keeping our carbon foot print smaller because small local businesses have a smaller foot print compared to larger companies.  Local Kamloops businesses are owned and operated by our neighbours, and we all care about the future of our community.  Together we can make it thrive even more!

So this holiday season, let’s support each other.  Purchasing your gifts locally this year is just one way to start, and you don’t have to stop there.  Locally sourced produce and meat from our local farmers for your holiday parties, gift cards to locally owned restaurants, decorations from a local business instead of a large chain company…there are many ways you can shop small.  Below is a list of just some of the local small businesses you can use as a guide to find unique and thoughtful gifts for your friends and family this year!  At the bottom of the page you’ll find a list of local markets in town where you can find a lot of these vendors plus many more!

Without further ado…here are just a few of the amazing small businesses here in our local community of Kamloops, BC!

The Hazel Collection

Handmade modern farmhouse wood signs and various wood decor pieces.
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Wild Honey Co

Hand crafted natural beeswax candles, sugar scrubs, bath bombs and clay face masks. BC shipping available!
Facebook | Intagram


Moose Mountain

Hand knitted items.
Facebook | Instagram


Deadman Valley Botanicals

All natural and organic plant based creams, salves, balms, and ointments handmade in small batches. Our mission is to create healthy, natural skin and body care products that are not harmful to the environment or the people that use them.
Facebook | Instagram


The Country Jar

Refurbished furniture, wood working, Home decor, And so much more
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Dunlop Designs

100% Flaxseed Hot/Cold Packs in over 60 beautiful prints. Reusable heat, enviro-friendly medication free pain relief. Perfect for: Cramps, back aches, migraines, arthritis, muscle aches, sinus pressue, ear aches, growing pains, cold feet & anxiety

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Rae Knits

Handmade quality knitwear! Custom orders available! Custom knitwear accessories
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Creatively Cut

Custom and unique gifts and apparel. Shirts, mugs, signs and more.
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Madys Accessories

Baby and toddler accessories and apparel handmade with care.
Facebook | Instagram | Shop Etsy


S Products Design

Luxurious Handmade Scrunchies. The Perfect Accessory!
Instagram | Shop Etsy


The Brass Mallet

The Brass Mallet creates one of a kind, hand stamped jewelry. Each piece is stamped by me with care, attention and detail. Designed and created with love to make a meaningful piece of art for you! Each piece is stamped by hand, one letter at a time using steel stamps and hammered with a brass mallet. Variations in letter depth and alignment are characteristics of this process. This is the charm of hand stamping, making each piece unique!
Facebook | Instagram | Shop Etsy


Banners BY Laura

Custom handmade burlap banners for all occasions. Located in Canada, ships internationally.
Shop Etsy


Bulldog Soap

Specializing in plant based soaps and natural products.
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Boho Bliss

Handmade Hair Scrunchies, Jewelry & Boho Home Decor
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Sage Counters Ltd.

Sage Counters creates and installs custom epoxy counter tops. We use products that are durable to create beautiful counter tops in any design and colour you can imagine. We visit your home with samples and give free quotes. You can also visit our shop!
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Tumbleweed Toys

We specialize in products that capture the imagination and creativity in people of all ages. Tumbleweed Toys sources products that are unique, fun and based on hands-on play time and learning.
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Ziggy’s FarmHouse

We sell local made wares including seasoned herbs, preserves, baking, fruit leather, honey, Local Pulse, Forest Garden Soaps, and home decor items.
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Wild Hearts Design

Handmade toques sold online through Facebook, Instagram, Etsy and Craft Markets, and in a small local business in 100 Mile House, BC.
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Fern & Frond Floral Studio

Beautiful bouquets & custom floral designs for weddings and everyday, a selection of mindful giftboxes, selfcare products, plants & home decor and hands on workshops. Purchase online for delivery or pick up in the studio.
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BKco

Bamboo slouch beanies with a one for one mission #WrapThemInBamboo For every hat sold we donate a bamboo hat to a child fighting cancer and breast cancer patients.
Facebook | Instagram | Shop Etsy | Website


Temple Adornment Jewelry & Gifts

Powerful adornment made with love and positive intention right here in Kamloops!
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Creatively Cut

Tshirts, mugs, wine glasses, tumblers, kitchen towels, wine bags, ornaments, beer mugs, makeup bags, shopping bags and so much more. Custom designs are also available.
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The Beadz Needz

Handmade jewellery, key-chains, bookmarks, resin pieces and felt items.
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Daunte Tropics

One of a kind silk floral design. Glass block creations and Home decor.
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Ahem Waste-Free

Reusable items made from reclaimed materials such as produce bags and makeup pads.
Facebook | Instagram | Website


JM Art & Designz

Wire Wrapped crystals including earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Lava bracelets that you can put essential oil on.
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Deer Baby

Handcrafted Baby Goods & Accessories: Modern & fun designs in baby-friendly fabrics. Bandana Bibs, Baby Bibs, Baby Clothes, Headbands, Receiving Blankets, Burp Cloths, Quilts & much much more!
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Byalysia

Infinity wrap scarves, crocheted clouches & beanies, boot cuffs, hair accessories, bamboo pendants, and more.
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Seed + Bloom Designs

Facebook | Instagram | Website


Catscraftycorner

Crochet fashion and novelty hats, crochet ear warmers
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Bean’s Bags and Handicrafts Co.

Custom made handbags and accessories
Facebook


Queen Bakers Naturals

Reusable eco-friendly products.
Facebook | Instagram | Website


The Vintage Spoon Studio

Unique, fun and meaningful Hand Stamped Vintage Silverware pieces for all of life’s special moments.
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Somethin’ Sweet Protein Treats

Kamloops based Healthy Treats. Gluten Free / Naturally Sweetened / Keto options / Vegan options
Instagram | Website


Local Kamloops Markets and Craft Fairs

Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market Society

We run an Indoor Winter Market on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2PM at St Andrews on the Square, until the last Wednesday before Christmas. At the market one can find local produce, eggs, cheese, honey, baked goods, crafts and more.
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Sahali Markets

We are a Kamloops local team dedicated to promoting other local businesses. We organize vendor events and markets and invite business owners to advertise and sell their product.
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Summer Buying Trends

Summer Buying Trends

As seasons change, so does the market!

Spring is always hot with new listings and the time when people get serious about buying a home.

Our market operates in a crazy circle – you see something you fall in love with without even considering all the components of a move, which is why it’s important to ensure your listing is being marketed to the MAXIMUM through social media, websites, emails, AND print ads.
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Beat the Heat in Kamloops

Beat The Heat in Kamloops

It’s getting hot in here! While we have had an unusually wet July thus far (great for the wild fires!) the heat is on its way!  With the sunshine on the horizon I thought I’d give ya a few places to go and tips to help you beat that Summer heat! 

I was at Home Depot the other day and they had butt loads of portable AC units.  If you don’t have central AC then you should sell- KIDDING!!! 😉  But really, head on over and purchase a unit now because when the heat comes, those suckers get snatched up quickly.

Yummy treats are always a great way to keep the kiddos quiet and keep you cool, and of course I’ve also included a few kid-free/date night style establishments. Here are a few of my favourite local spots here in Kamloops:

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Tobiano Living • Kamloops’ Only Lakefront

Real Estate in Tobiano, Kamloops BC

Living The Lake Life Style – All Year Around

Check out current listings below!

Have you been out to visit this lakeside community?  Not only is it action packed with development, new phases are up for sale and single family lots are ready. And no need to mention that Kamloops Lake is absolute perfection – at any time of the year.  Situated in the sunny Thompson Okanagan and just a short 20 minute drive from the centre of downtown, Tobiano is Kamloops’ only lakefront living. It offers a plethora of real estate options from luxury developments and townhouses, gated communities and low-maintenance strata complexes, to single family lots and custom-designer homes. 
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Investing in Kamloops, British Columbia

 

Kamloops Realtor Ellie Stevens

During the past few months, I’ve had a few different clients asking about investing in our town, Kamloops. There are quite a few things that makes Kamloops have such an impressive rental and investment market, not to mention how wonderful the community is.  So, I thought what an excellent opportunity to write about the process of buying an investment property.  
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Top 6 Must-Do’s When Selling Your Home

Sell your Home in Kamloops

I am often asked if there are things that actually make a difference when selling your home, and are there things that can have an affect on how long it takes to sell your home?  You bet!

Think about when you were searching for a home and some of the things that stood out to you during your real estate hunting experience.  Of course, everyone is different and everyone as their own standards, but over the years and 1000’s of homes later I’ve got a good idea of a few simple things that can help or hurt a sale.
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Master Certified Negotiation Expert!

 

Ellie Stevens

So this past holiday weekend I took off for three awesome days in Vancouver for the second of three part course towards achieving my “Master” Certified Negotiation Expert.

This two-day course is a 6 hour intensive on the psychology, communication, legalities and an abundant amount of learning methods in negotiating from the buyers perspective. The next set of courses is all about the Sellers side, and I’ve already done a two-day course that covered both.  YAY!!
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Change is GOOD | The Sotheby’s Difference

Ellie Stevens

This month has been an exciting one for me as I made HUGE changes in brokerages.  I made the move to Sotheby’s Realty to bring this brand to Kamloops.

What does this mean for my clients?  Well, listings are going to get more international exposure along with high-end marketing materials, and you will be part of the luxury brand itself.  I’ve always had a high standard for marketing and service to my clients, so it has been such an easy transition for me.

I wanted to show you all what this brand stands for and why I’m honored to be chosen as their Kamloops Rep!
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Is April a Good Month to Sell Your Home?

Realtor Kamloops BC

Oh April, you are one of my favorite months.  The flowers start to bloom, and the calls start to come in and just like that the inventory is on the rise!  I’m still finding a lot of clients wondering if April a more profitable time to list, or perhaps May?  There are a lot of preconceptions about the best time to sell but in all honesty, it is best to have a chat with your Realtor.  I like to remind people that every market is different and it depends on what your timeline is or where your home is located.  This is why I highly recommend having a chat and a visit with my clients way before they plan on actually listing.
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