Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas

With a few short shopping days left till Christmas don’t forget about the hidden gems on the Passport to Christmas self-guided tour.

Start by grabbing an organic espresso or holiday-themed hot beverage from Wired Monk at the Parallel Marketplace. Try a specialty Candy Cane Mocha, Eggnog Latte, or Gingerbread Macchiato to start your last-minute shopping off on the right foot.

And make sure to stop in on Friday nights from 7 p.m. till close for music nights with Jack and Cookie. The licenced bistro features an open mic and comfortable seating.

Nestled in the heart of Clayburn Village is Clayburn Comforts Soap and Body Works. The artisan, organic soap shop is open Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23 before closing till February 2015.

Stop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for natural soaps for hair, face, body, baby, hands, feet, and so much more. There are also clearance items and gift sets.

And if you’re still in need of Christmas fixings make sure to visit Lepp Farm Market. Stocked with turkeys, pork roasts and more, all Lepp meats are locally raised and processed in-house. The market also carries local and organic sides to minimize your running around.

On the corner of Clayburn Road and Highway 11 the market is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and till 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Robyn Roste lives and works in Abbotsford. She loves telling stories and learning more about her city.