In these most uncertain times, we stick to what we know. And if there’s one thing we do know, it’s that Sending Love is always a good idea. For when you can’t be there in person but still want to show them you care, send love this holiday season. Send essential care packages to family, gifts to loved ones and even treats for your favourite furry family member! We’ve created a personality-forward 2020 holiday gift guide for everyone in your bubble. This year’s list is curated to meet the needs of today: less travel and more shipments of snacks, cozy clothes, toys, and booze. And yes, seaplane themed and Harbour Air branded merch galore! Keep reading to discover that perfect gift for everyone on your list. All the items we mention are available for purchase at select Harbour Air terminals. Plus, save 25% on merchandise* until December 24th – click here to read more about our Holi-Deals! What are you waiting for? Let’s get shoppin!
Or, let us do the Shopping for you!
Sit back and relax, our trusted personal shopper will put together items for everyone on your list! Send us an email to book an appointment, either in-person at our Vancouver terminal or virtually from the comfort of your living room! Plus, ask us about our local delivery and gift wrapping for an extra personal touch!
For the Adventurer (in the wild or just at heart!)
Shopping for someone who is dipping their toe back into adventure? Right this way. And if bon-voyage means going barefoot in the backyard, we’ve got you, too.
Shop some of your favourite local brands at our terminals! Herschel Supply Co was started by two brothers right here in Vancouver with a goal to create products with a fine regard to detail. Toques, backpacks, wallets, and luggage are perfect items for your adventurous family member who is always on the go (when it’s safe to do so)! Some go-to classics? The Little America Backpack paired with the Oscar Wallet, and Elmer Beanie! They call the PNW the “Wet Coast” for a reason…keep them dry with the Rainwear Parka and matching umbrella. Make sure they’re ready for the great outdoors with VSSL Gear and first aid kits – a sleek superhero of safety they need for any sized adventure! The holidays can be hectic and there’s no time to stop for a wardrobe change before Christmas dinner – go from mountaintop hike to dinner table talk in Duer Pants! They bridge the gap between fashion and functionality. A perfect gift for the family athlete, the commuter, and every adventurer in between! A staff favourite – the Performance Denim.
For the one that Needs a Break from it All
Whether it’s your mom, dad, favourite aunt or bestie that works around the clock, who couldn’t use a little help taking a break from it all? Whether it’s work, or play dates, or constant demands, we’ve got the perfect gifts to help the busy body on your list actually relax!
It’s safe to say that 2020 is the year to give a little – or a lot – of self-care. Give the gift of an at home spa experience with the Harbour Spa Collection, made right here in Vancouver. Add an Hygge Komfort Candle by Hygge Space Co (because an almond, orange and clove “Komfort” candle is a thing – and it’s wonderful!) to create the perfect spa day ambience!
And, while you’re relaxing by the fire, you can look good – and do good! Shop local this holiday season and support artisans and creators like Vancouver Island’s Glee Jewelry and Vancouver’s very own Seymour + Smith Eyewear (psst, the Deep Cove Reader is a staff favourite!).
Of course, just because you can relax at home, doesn’t mean you can’t dream of getting away from it all (and after 2020 I think we can all relate). Give the ultimate gift to look forward to with a Harbour Air gift card! From spa weekends on Vancouver Island to a calming retreat on the Sunshine Coast, or artisan paradise on Salt Spring – all they’ll have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!
For the Happy Hour Connoisseur
While 2020 is serving up some unwelcome gifts, we’ve pulled together a few favourites that are sure to be much better received! Because, let’s be honest, this year the only “wine-ing” we want to remember is the one in a glass. Help the cocktail connoisseur (or budding connoisseur) make their happy-hour a little more happy!
While sipping a merlot at your beloved neighbourhood bar may be a little harder this year, why not make your living room the hippest wine bar on the block with limited edition bottles from French Door Winery*! Plus, who doesn’t love wine in their stocking (available for purchase at our Vancouver terminal)?!
Give the gift of crafted sips with Harbour Air Cocktail Kits. Perfect for a physically distanced holiday social with besties or the next Zoom happy hour. Choose from Champagne, Gin & Tonic, Margarita, and Hot Toddy kits – a great gift for your favourite colleague!
Yeti is always a good idea. Yeti Rambler 20 oz Tumbler is perfect for those cold winter walks with loved ones while sipping on hot cocoa or “tea”! Guaranteed to keep your holiday ‘spirits’ hot or cold (for as long as 2020 has felt!). Looking for a bigger item to put under the tree? Yeti coolers and backpacks are great for the pal on the go! The Hopper Backflip and Tundra Cooler are a staff and pilot favourite – don’t leave them empty handed; fill it with their favourite lagers and ales with the Bowen Island Harbour Pack*!
Good Things Come in Small Packages
Little treats that won’t disappoint. Everything from art ‘n’ games, chocolates, and 2020 essentials! Don’t sweat the small stuff, we’ve got it all here.
Joining in on a virtual Secret Santa this year or a gift exchange with the crew? We’ve got a diverse list of the small stuff that makes a big impact! Chocolate is a no fail gift for anyone on your list. Vancouver-based Charlie’s Chocolate Factory offers flavours like peanut butter swirl, sea salt, and toffee. Don’t forget to save one (or two) for yourself.
Swap out the Christmas orange for a very 2020 themed stocking stuffer – a mask. Soft, breathable and stylish, Herschel Supply Co. creates the year’s must have accessory in an array of colours to match any wardrobe!
Support indigenous artists with Native Northwest Designs. Their entire product line of clothing, jewelry, home décor and more features authentic designs by Indigenous artists from the Pacific Northwest! Whether they’re a fan of crazy eights, blackjack, poker or channeling their inner David Blaine Harbour Air Playing Cards will do the trick! Perfect for virtual games nights!
For the Kiddos!
’Tis the season: Let them eat pie for dinner, hug them extra tight—and gift them the good stuff.
Just a couple years ago, your baby didn’t care about presents. They didn’t fully understand the true art of gift-giving; and , they wouldn’t have missed it if you never gave them anything at all. But now, finding the best gifts for the kiddos is a whole new ballgame. Don’t worry, we’ve got a list of gifts that will be more exciting than the box it came in!
Need to replace their lost beloved toy? (Or upgrade their worn-out plush bear gifted from your unique aunt…you know the one). Harbour Air’s Sammy the Single Otter or Turbo the Otter Plush Toys will be their new safety blanket during those long car rides to visit family from afar or late-night grocery shops. Continuing with the coastal seaplane theme (because, who are we kidding?), let their imagination soar during bath time with a Green Toys Seaplane made from 100% recycled milk jugs! They’re phthalate and BPA free, dishwasher safe and, just like a real seaplane – they float.
Or, collect the entire fleet with the Harbour Air Action Series Toys! Fully equipped with wheels, lights, and sounds – pull back and watch it go! For the kiddos always on the go, keep them hydrated with YETI’s Jr 355ml Rambler – a small-and-mighty kids bottle over-engineered for your little wild ones. Perfect for backyard campouts and breaks between tag!
For the Seaplane Enthusiast or Future Floatplane Pilot
Copy. Paste. Send. Everything here is a safe bet. You’re clear for takeoff!
Whether you’re a kid, or a kid at heart, who enjoys watching seaplanes takeoff along the coast (let’s be honest, we all enjoy that),we’ve narrowed down a unique manifest for the floatplane pilot, seaplane enthusiast, or HA’s biggest fan in your family! Dress the whole flight crew in a matching quarantine-uniform while repping your favourite local airline. From branded youth and adult Circle Seaplane T-shirts, Classic HA logo Hats, cozy hoodies, and apparel for the young Pilot in Training – Training shirts, Ear Defenders, Babiators (yes, aviators…for babies) and even an Aviator Cap! We’ve got you covered from prop to tail!
Make #FloatplaneFriday every day of the week with stickers and decals of Harbour Air’s iconic aircraft! From the De Havilland Beaver, Single Otter, Twin, Cessna Caravan and the newest addition – the ePlane. Paired with a Remove Before Flight Keychain you’ve got the key to great gift-giving for any floatplane fanatic.
Gift something for the home with a little seaplane decor with Woodly Magnets and Coasters – printed with iconic BC images on a rustic birch canvas giving them a west coast feel. Whether they’re dreaming of lifted travel restrictions or having an office in the sky,
Harbour Air’s Aircraft Models* are the perfect gift to spark any aviation dream! Gift the entire fleet – Beavers, Otters, Twins, Caravans, and ePlane’s – oh my! Handcrafted from mahogany, these beauties are sure to stand out in any office or fireplace mantle.
We’re incredibly proud to be part of some amazing coastal communities. And, just like any good neighbour, we’re committed to supporting each other, eh! There’s no better time to support some of your favourite locally owned shops and businesses over the holidays. Gift cards, online orders, and even a follow, like or share on social media can make the world of a difference! And maybe, you’ll discover a new hidden gem! Click to read some of our favourite spots to shop locally in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Comox and along the Sunshine Coast!
So, you think the fastest option to send gifts is via Santa’s sleigh? Well, we’re here to tell you there’s a faster, easier way and you don’t even have to worry about postal service delays. This festive season use Harbour Air’s special $20 flat-rate gift shipping to send presents by seaplane in just one day!
When you can’t be there in person, Send Love instead! Send essential care packages to family, gifts to loved ones, (and, even your distanced furry family member!). Our Holiday Helpers are here to help you #SendLove this season with our $20-Flat Rate Shipping. So, when you can’t be there, show them you care. Need your gift to go beyond the terminal and right under the tree! Ask us for a quote on door-to-door and terminal-to-door delivery options from our trusted, local courier partners.
This season looks a little different, but we’re hoping to make it a little easier.
*Aircraft Models and Alcohol are excluded from merchandise discount