Looking for a gift for the Shakespeare fan in your life? Make your holiday shopping easier with our 12 Days of Bard gift round-up!

With gift ideas ranging from Boutique items to Bard Education classes – and even the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience – it’s never been easier to give the gift of Bard.

Click the red item titles to follow the links to purchase each of the items in our gifting guide.

Bard Mug 

Bard on the Beach red rustic mug

Cozy up this winter with this sleek Bard on the Beach ceramic mug! The perfect companion for everything from your morning coffee to a steaming hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.

Price: $20 CAD

Bard for Life (A Most Rare Vision)

Bard for Life participants rehearsing. A woman on the left looks disgusted and a woman on the right looks elated with her hands raised in the air

Photo by Kristin Szilvassy

Permission to play starts here! Bard for Life is the chance to meet with people of varying levels of experience and receive instruction from theatre professionals while bringing Shakespeare’s text to life. The Winter Bard for Life: A Most Rare Vision sessions run for 12 weeks (January 10 – March 17) and culminates in a casual showcase of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream that the ensemble prepare together.

Price: $340 CAD

To Learn

a canvas tote bag, a black and white mug, and an orange shirt arranged on a picnic bench. Each item features the To Learn design

Celebrate Coast Salish culture and storytelling with our To Learn merchandise line, featuring a design created collaboratively by artists Chase Gray (Musqueam), Ocean Hyland (Tsleil-Waututh), and Aaron Nelson-Moody (Squamish).

Proceeds from sales of To Learn totes and mugs will go to the artists who designed the piece and the funds raised from the orange shirts will go towards the Urban Native Youth Association.

Learn more about the design here.

Price: Starting at $20 CAD

Flex/Season Pack

People walking up the pathway to the Bard on the Beach Gateway during the festival

Photo by Tim Matheson

The gift of live theatre is one that keeps giving! Purchasing a 2024 Flex or Season Pack provides savings on tickets and options on how to experience Bard’s 2024 Season. For the completionist, the Season Pack provides the opportunity to see all four of the productions from the best seats in the house, while the Flex Pack is the perfect fit for anyone who values flexibility.

Price: Starting at $176 CAD

As You Like It Shirt

Person outside in the sun wearing an As You like It t-shirt

This holiday season, all you need is love – and this As You Like It t-shirt! Be transported to sunnier days in the wild Okanagan Forest with this playful design, inspired by the Beatles-infused production that broke Bard’s box office records. This design is available in a fitted or loose cut, children’s sizes, and even baby onesies!

Price: Starting at $30 CAD

Julius Caesar Apron

Person wearing Julius Caesar apron while holding a pepper grinder in front of themself

Cooking doesn’t need to be as messy as Caesar’s meeting with the Senate! Protect yourself from spills and stains this holiday season with an apron featuring one of Shakespeare’s most iconic lines. Plus: there are pockets!

Price: $40 CAD

Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia Gala Raffle

Composite image of three things. On top, a city view of Paris, France with the Eiffel Tower,. In the middle, a Delta plane in the sky. On the bottom is an image of coastal Italy with a woman looking out toward the ocean ahead

The 2024 Vancouver International Wine Fest’s Bacchanalia Gala Raffle is your one-in-two-hundred chance to win a pair of Delta One® tickets to the European destination of your choice! Each raffle ticket is $100.


Bard on the Beach is the charitable beneficiary of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Canada’s premier food and wine event. Funds raised through the Bacchanalia Gala Raffle support Bard’s year-round Education programs and activities.

Price: $100 CAD per raffle ticket

Cross Body Bag

Person standing outside in the sun with the Bard on the Beach Cross Body Bag across their chest

Go hands free while keeping your essentials close! With a lightweight, minimalistic design and plenty of room for your wallet, phone, and keys, a Bard on the Beach fanny pack is the perfect fit for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle.

Price: $17 CAD

Drink Tumbler

Person holding black Bard on the Beach Tumbler outside in the sunshine

A perfect 16oz size to put your choice of liquid into while showing off your love for Bard. Double walled stainless steel with copper insulation with a cork base to help prevent slips and tips! Suitable for both hot and cold beverages to keep them at just the right temperature.

Price: $50 CAD

Pet Bandana

Medium sized grey dog looking at the camera while wearing the Bard on the Beach pet bandana

An adorable accessory for your best friend! Suitable for small to mid-sized pets, this bandana features the quip “methinks / I am marvelous hairy about the face” (Act 4, Scene 4) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a background of Bard’s iconic tent outline.

Price: $17 CAD

Bard Book

Bard on the Beach book sitting on top of a background of old Shakespeare paperback texts.

Written and carefully prepared by Dr. Jayne Seagrave, All the World’s a Stage is a fabulous gift for the Bard enthusiast. Tracing Founding Artistic Director Christopher Gaze’s pre-Bard life and the origins of the Festival, this book is a delightful journey through the history of Bard, accompanied by archival images spanning 30 years of productions. All the World’s a Stage is a trove of inside knowledge for the people who love everything Bard that also gets to the heart of what makes the Festival so compelling – the people involved.

Price: $15 CAD

2024 Season Gift Vouchers

A Bard on the Beach 2024 Season gift Voucher with a snowflake background

A gift to fit your budget, whatever it is! Bard’s 2024 Season Gift Vouchers can carry the value of your choice and are valid toward the purchase of any Pack or ticket for the 2024 Season.

Price: Starting at $1 CAD


View all of these items and more at our Official Online Boutique*!

While delivery times are not guaranteed, we recommend items purchased for local delivery be placed before December 13 to allow for delivery prior to December 22. Orders can also be picked up in-person at the BMO Theatre Centre until December 20!

*Register for Bard for Life HERE. Purchase Flex or Season Packs HERE. Purchase 2024 Season Vouchers HERE.