You know who they are - the "Monica" of your friend group. The one with the strict "no shoes indoors" policy and a fanaticism for coasters. You know you'll never change them so why not at least get them a gift they'll appreciate this holiday season.
A handmade broom from the Granville Island Broom Co. (located right next door to our shop!) isn't just a thoughtful gift but it's a practical one too and beautiful to boot. This is a broom you'd be proud to hang on the wall rather than hide in the cupboard (or let's get real - more likely propped up behind the kitchen door with your monstrous collection of shopping bags)
Sailor Brooms - $29 from Granville Island Broom Company
Keeping with the handmade theme, why not kit them out in a beautiful apron from Search & Rescue. The towel hoop on this is perfect for a dusting rag while their phone can be kept close to hand (perfect for 'before & after' shots demonstrating their latest cleaning accomplishment) and slots for the notebook and pens necessary for 'the cleaning list'. And when clean up is completed this apron can be thrown right in the wash with the rest of the laundry.
Bartender Apron from Search & Rescue Denim Co. - $159
Located nearby in Gastown is the lovely Old Faithful Shop where you can pick up all number of houseware treasures. This Lavender & Bergamot Linen Spray elevates the mundanity of laundry and makes jumping into bed with freshly cleaned sheets even more relaxing.
Common Good Linen Spray - $5.99
Canvas Laundry Cart - $269.95
Perhaps your dirt-adverse pal feels a full apron is a step too far for dusting duty but I'm sure they won't be able to resist a custom designed lap apron with just the right pockets to hold their phone, spray bottle and cleaning cloth. Design the perfect apron using our online 3D builder.
Search & Rescue Denim Co. Custom Apron - from $98
We hear the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Albatelling us all the time about the perils of 'chemicals' in our home and cleaning supplies but now we're finally listening!! Stop by Welk's General Store, The Soap Dispensary or VeganSupply to put together a basket of eco-friendly, natural cleaning supplies.
Or you can do one better by signing them up to a workshop or class to learn how to make cleaning products and soaps themselves. Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, give a clean freak the skills to make their own cleaning supplies and you'll never hear the end of it!
And for just the right scent to set off the ambience after cleaning all afternoon look no further than local candlemakers Brand & Iron who offer such beautiful combinations as Sandalwood & Lavender, Rose & Citrus, plus our personal favourite, Oak & Moss.
Available at our Granville Island store- $30