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10 Unique Local Gift Ideas from City of Surrey

Looking for something special for the important people in your life this holiday season? Better yet, something that’s local, personalized and budget-friendly too? Check out this unique curated collection of Surrey gifts that are sure to please everyone on your list including history buffs, nature lovers, adventurers and more.

Recreation Surrey Gift Card
1) Recreation Surrey Gift Card

Gift your loved one a special activity that they’ve always wanted to try. Load a Recreation Surrey gift card with all sorts of programs like photography, guitar or swim lessons, general interest and art programs, or recreation passes. You might even inspire their new favourite hobby!
Price: Variable

2) A Secret Garden – The Story of Darts Hill Garden Park

The gardener in your life will love this inspiring book that traces the lives of Ed and Francisca Darts, who transformed their rough, stump-covered acreage into an acclaimed garden.
Price: $29.95

3) Surrey – A City of Stories

Gift someone a trip down memory lane. Written by award-winning author K. Jane Watt, this coffee-table style history book transports readers to a different time through amazing old pictures and interesting Surrey stories.
Price: $25

4) Surrey Day Trip

Surrey is home to the Surrey Nature Centre and many unique parks that are great for a hike or a stroll. Take your friend out on a day of outdoor adventure, or hit the Museum of Surrey, Historic Stewart Farm, Surrey Art Gallery or Surrey heritage sites for a fun day of arts and culture.
Price: Free

5) Tokens of Appreciation

We often forget to thank people who help us out in day-to-day activities. Give one of the following special gifts from Historic Stewart Farm to your teacher or the mail carrier this year.

  • Christmas Cards: 1 for $3 or 5 for $10
  • Heirloom Seed Package: 1 for $2.25 of 3 for $5.50
  • Murchie’s HSF Tea (box of 10 tea bags): $5.50
  • Tea Gift Set (teacup and saucer with box of Murchie’s tea, decoratively bundled): $10.75

6) Visit a Holiday Event

The City is bustling with fun activities and events throughout December. Plan a day out with your friends or family and give them the holiday cheer they deserve!
Price: Variable

7) Plastic-Free Canvas Tote Bags

Go green with a gift that gives back to the environment. These Surrey Libraries branded tote bags feature a zipper top, have long life spans, and can be composted when they wear out.
Price: $8

8) Make it Digital

Digital copies of cherished photos and tapes make great holiday gifts. Surrey Libraries offer resources to convert analog audio/visual material into digital files.
Price: Free

9) Give Back to the Community or Honour a Legacy

Make a donation to the City of Surrey on behalf of your loved one and create a legacy for future generations. City of Surrey community donations support the following areas: children and youth, seniors, arts, heritage, special events, parks and more.
Price: Variable

10) Rain Barrels

Give the gift of sustainability! City of Surrey rain barrels collect rainwater for watering lawns, plants and gardens.
Price: $50

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