Merry Gifting at Paper-Ya!

In order to make your Christmas shopping a merry experience, we've filled our store with unique gifts! To jump start your shopping, we have compiled some gift ideas for all the wonderful people in your life.


Even if you’re not sure what to get for the guys (we always find it hardest to shop for them), you’ll be sure to find some fantastic presents here at Paper-Ya. 

We have so many beautiful choices for all of the wonderful ladies in your life. Let your gift speak for itself and show how much you appreciate them!


Christmas can be a stressful time, so don't forget to give your host or hostess a special thank you for all of their hard work.

Show your coworkers how much you appreciate them with thoughtful gifts!

Bring joy and laughter to the little ones with games, toys, and activities for their creative hands.


And don't forget those stocking stuffers!

If you need something for the person who has everything, there’s always our gift card.


We wish you the very best of holiday seasons!

Blog by Christine Wiebe

Handmade Beauty by Lowell

Lowell is a Canadian brand that we are proud to carry. It is a company started in Montreal by Rachel Fortin and Mathieu Mudie with a "simple, urban, and dreamy" aesthetic. We love the way they blend quality, style, and functionality together to create these incredible pieces. A bag from Lowell is a bag for life.

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Lowell uses full grain leather that is ethically sourced from small farms across the USA and Canada. The quality material gives each bag a unique look and it ages with a ruggedly natural beauty. 

Thick leather gives structure and durability to each bag. It softens with age and over the years the natural patina that emerges will give it a personality of its own.

Each piece is made from start to finish by a single worker in their workshop in Montreal, and the larger bags come personally signed.

They have everything from small, daintier purses to large backpacks and totes. The classic styles allow you to dress them up or down, giving them more versatility in your wardrobe.

Next time you're on Granville Island, swing by Paper-Ya and take a peek at what we have!

Blog by Christine Wiebe

Fresh and Creative Secrid Wallets

Father's Day is right around the corner, so we wanted to take a closer look at the Secrid wallets we carry. They are small, minimalistic wallets that hold much more than first meets the eye, and they make great gifts - for others or for yourself!

The aluminum case carries 4-6 cards, and is RFID blocking, which means that you never need to worry about accidental or unwanted scans.

You simply flick the tab at the bottom, and the cards pop up, staggered for ease of removal. Simple, efficient, and reliable. 

The wallets come in single and double sizes, as well as with or without a snap closure.

We have recently brought in brighter and bolder colours on top of the classic browns, blacks, and blues - there's something for everyone! 

You can also buy the aluminum case on its own, or pair it with a backing that allows for a secret compartment where you can store sim cards, cash, or other cards. A thick elastic band secures the two parts together, while allowing for a smooth slide.

These wallets are wonderfully compact. We know how easily bags get filled - and these wallets are great space savers, whether you're keeping it in your bag or your pocket.

We are always on the lookout for creative and innovative items, and we think that these wallets fit the bill!

Blog by Christine Wiebe