25 Gifts Under $25

Affordable gifts to fill stockings or for the office Secret Santa. The list starts with a $2 gift and ends with $25 gifts.



 

A Grizzly Paw Soda

Stuff stockings with a refreshing soda from the Canmore-based brewery Grizzly Paw. If the recipient doesn’t already have a favourite flavour, choose the ginger beer — it's gingery without being too spicy. $1.79 from Willow Park Wines and Spirits and various other locations, 10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-296-1640, willowpark.net; thegrizzlypaw.com.

 

La ViePrints Geometric Wall Art

If you’re shopping for an art lover, support a local maker and download one of LaViePrints’ geometric pieces for the recipient to hang on their wall. $4.50 each, from etsy.com.

 

Iron-On Patches

These Explorer’s Press patches are the perfect stocking stuffer for both young and old. $8 each, from The Livery Shop, 1130 10 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7711, facebook.com.

 

Snowie Bubble Bar

This stocking stuffer will make baths sparkly, bubbly and grapefruit-y. $8.95, from Lush, various locations, lush.ca.

 

Kogi Naturals Beer Soaps

Surprise the beer-lover you know with a few hops-packed beer soaps instead of (or as well as) a six-pack of their favourite brew. $9 each, from Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-0777, steelinghome.ca.

 

Paine's Incense — Pinon Pine

Bring that forest fresh smell into the home with this all-natural incense. This pack includes 32 cones and an incense holder. $10, from North American Quality Purveyors, 1207 10 Ave. S.E., 403-910, 9913, shopnorthamerican.com.

 

Read the North Canvas Tote

For the bookworm you know who can’t get enough Madeleine Thien, Joseph Boyden or Margaret Atwood. $10, from Chapters Indigo, various locations, chapters.indigo.ca.

 

W&P Muddler

For anyone who is serious about making cocktails, buy them this natural hardwood muddler to help with their boozy preparation. $12, from The Uncommons, 1325 9 Ave. S.E., 587-353-9337, theuncommons.ca.

 

Desktop Bell

Get this two-toned bell for one of your colleagues this Christmas. $12, from Plant, 1327 9 Ave. S.E., 403-585-4226, plantterrariums.ca; sideshowpress.com.

 

Unwrapped Life Shampoo Bar

One natural, toxin-free shampoo bar from the recently opened store Unwrapped Life will last the user 60 to 75 washes. The most popular shampoo bar scents are coconut lime, almond coconut and “sunkissed.” Throw in a shampoo bar travel tin as well ($3.50). Shampoo bars $12.50 each, from Unwrapped Life, The Market on Macleod, 7711 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-473-4295, unwrappedlife.com.

 

Compartés Chocolate Bar

Now you don't have to go all the way to the USA for one of these gourmet chocolate bars. Pick up the Coney Island (it's milk chocolate and caramelized waffle cone) as a stocking stuffer. $13, from The Livery Shop, 1130 10 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7711, facebook.com; compartes.com. 

 

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Lip Quench

You can never have enough lip balm in Calgary. This one comes in biodegradable paper pots, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for those who love the environment. $14 from Rocky Mountain Soap Company, four Calgary locations, rockymountainsoap.com.

 

Moose & Beaver Socks

The wild has never been so cozy. These fun, purposely mismatched socks are part of Friday Sock Company’s Wilderness Collection. $15 per pair, from Friday Socks, fridaysock.co.

 

Stolen Riches Shoelaces

These camo shoelaces are perfect for the dapper dresser who has everything. $17.50, from Stuff, 709 11 Ave. S.W., 403-209-2606, stuff4him.ca; stolenriches.ca.

 

​Cat Nap Sleep Mask

For the person you know who has mastered the catnap, give them this fun sleep mask this Christmas. It’s cute, but it’s also comfortable — it’s made from a plush velour material and has an adjustable strap. $18, from Sephora, various locations, sephora.com.

 

Binchotan Charcoal Facial Puff

You’ll find this exfoliating product at Fresh Laundry. It’s 100 per cent natural and made with binchotan charcoal powder and pure vegetable fibres. $19 from Fresh Laundry, 1216 9 Ave. S.E., 403-475-7515, freshlaundry.co.

 

Bear Paws Meat Shredders

For the person on your list who loves shredded meat — and who frequently feeds large groups of people — buy them these grippy, heat-resistant meat shredders. The fact that they’re designed to look like claws is a fun bonus. $19, from Lee Valley Tools, 7261 11 St. S.E., 403-253-2066, leevalley.com.

 

Giant Gummy Snake

This isn’t a gummy worm that’s going to disappear quickly. It’s two and a half feet long and it weights close to two pounds. $19, from Gummi Boutique, two Calgary locations, gummiboutique.ca.

 

​2017 Offcuts Calgary Charity Chef Calendar

In this cheeky calendar, 12 Calgarians from the restaurant and food scene strip down for a good cause. Proceeds from this calendar support Brown Bagging For Calgary’s Kids. $20, from Knifewear and 10 other locations in Calgary, 1316 9 Ave. S.E., 403-514-0577, knifewear.com.

 

Rosso Toque

Stay warm and show support for this local café. $20, from Café Rosso, five Calgary locations, rossocoffeeroasters.com.

 

Vintage Pinball

Imagine the whole family sitting by the fire on a cold winter’s day, taking turns playing this game. Be sure to take it with you on that winter road trip, too. $24.50, from Chapters Indigo, various locations, chapters.indigo.ca.

 

Round Flask

This retro J.Crew flask comes in three colours: blue, green and red. $24.50, from J.Crew, Chinook Centre and one other location, 403-252-6196, jcrew.com.

 

Mason Stone Kit

These soapstones keep the giftee’s drink chilled — and they're funkier than an ice cube. The kit comes with six stones. $25, from The Uncommons, 1325 9 Ave. S.E., 587-353-9337, theuncommons.ca.

 

The Typewriter

This gorgeous coffee table book from Calgarian Janine Vangool contains more than 900 images of typewriters in its 336 pages. $25, from Owl’s Nest Books, 815A 49 Ave. S.W., 403-287-9557, owlsnestbooks.com; uppercastetypewriter.com.

 

Calgary Public Library Slate Drink Coasters

They’re slate so they won’t slip around on your coffee table and you can store all four in the bamboo case. $25, from Calgary Public Library Store, librarystore.ca.

 

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