2018 Holiday Gift Guide: The Ultimate List

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. So we let 
the carols you’ll likely hear in shops all season long inspire our selections for our annual shop-local gift guide.



 

Stocking Stuffers

Food-related Gifts

Home Decor Gifts

Fashion Gifts

Cozy Gifts

Gifts for Children

 

Stocking stuffers and small gifts for faithful friends who are dear to us.

 

 

Niah tassel earrings by CoutuKitsch 

photograph by jared sych

$45 at The Livery Shop, 1130 10 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7711, theliveryshop.com

 

 

XO PM serum and Heavy C​

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

XO PM serum, $190 for 30 ml, and Heavy C, $89 from XO Treatment Room, 1306 1 St. S.W., 403-475-3088, xotreatmentroom.com

 

Stainless steel straws

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$4 to $5.25 each at The Apothecary in Inglewood, 921 9 Ave. S.E., 403-453-0313, the-apothecary.ca

 

Kazoo

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$1.99 from Long & McQuade, 225 58 Ave. S.E., 403-244-5555, plus two other locations, long-mcquade.com

 

Brass-coated steel adjustable desk calendar by Coronet

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$24 at Recess Shop, 1323 9 Ave. S.E., 587-433-4226, recessshop.ca

 

Beer soap by Kogi Naturals

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$19 (three- and six-bar packages available) at espy, 1009 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-3779, espyexperience.com

 

Pocket knife inlaid with turquoise

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$80 at Cody & Sioux, 1226B 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-2489, codyandsioux.com

 

Matchbox puzzles

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$3.95 each at Owl’s Nest Books, Britannia Plaza Shopping Centre, 403-287-9557, owlsnestbooks.com

 

Night cable charging cord by Native Union

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$55 at Guildhall, 1222 9 Ave. S.E., 403-454-4399, guildhallhome.com

 

 

Almond nougatine

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$3.25 per 100 g bag at Berlingo (also available in coconut), 327 23 Ave. S.W., 403-764-1866, berlingocalgary.com

 

Shea butter hand cream

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$32 at L’Occitane, The Core, CF Chinook Centre and Market Mall, ca.loccitane.com

 

 

Cuticle oil

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$10 for 30 ml at Frilly Lilly, multiple locations, frillylilly.ca

 

 

Custom-made pet tags (or key chains) Wanderlust Creatures

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$25 each at Unleashed, 2715 14 St. S.W., 403-245-0861, unleasheddogs.net

 

Ecocube grow-your-own Christmas tree

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$10 at Liz & Lottie, 537 Riverfront Ave. S.E., 403-263-0800, lizandlottie.ca

 

 

Frankincense and Myrrh All Natural Face Oil

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$38 at Ellie Bianca, 100, 814 16 Ave. N.W., 587-333-4143, elliebianca.com

 

Pep Talk body wash

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$18 at Skoah, 116 10 St. N.W., 587-315-5407, plus two other locations, skoah.com​

 

AW03 Pucker Up Trio

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$75 at Artists Within, 822 11 Ave. S.W., aw03maquillage.com​

 

Karbon & Kevlar money clip

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$34 at The Cinder & Sage Loft, 2107B 4 St. S.W., 403-681-0705, cinderandsage.com

 

Pavé charm

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$98 from Michael Kors, michaelkors.ca

 

Mix-tape candy tin with cherry-flavoured candies

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$6.89,\ at Gummi Boutique, 205 10 St. N.W., 587-353-0031 and 1321 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-4864, gummiboutique.ca

 

These delicious gifts will have everyone shouting “we won’t go until we get some!”

 

 

Hand-crafted wooden spoons by Norseman Work Shop

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$26 per spoon and $28 per spatula at Meraki Supply Co., 103, 305 10 St. N.W., merakisupplyco.com​

 

Seedlip non-alcoholic spirits

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$40 at Bridgeland Market, 1104 1 Ave. N.E., 403-269-2381, bridgelandmarket.com

 

 

Wooden charcuterie board by Gerald Perry

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$185 at Peasant Cheese Shop, 1249 Kensington Rd. N.W., 587-353-3599, peasantcheese.com

 

Balsamic vinegar and olive oil

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

200 ml bottles, $14 each at Blue Door Oil & Vinegar, 3518 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-474-1115 and 3126, 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 587-353-6888, bluedoorcalgary.com​

 

Dutchdeluxes leather oven gloves

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$125 at Inspirati, 120, 2207 4 St. S.W., 403-244-4443, inspirati.ca

 

Spheres clear ice tray by Rabbit

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$46 at Stuff, 102, 709 11 Ave. S.W., 403-209-2606, stuff4him.ca

 

Yuzu-Meyer lemon cocktail mix

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$25 at Williams-Sonoma, CF Chinook Centre, 403-410-9191, williams-sonoma.ca​

 

Bodum Chambord gold French press

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$65 at Crate and Barrel, Southcentre, 403-278-7020, crateandbarrel.ca

 

 

Hand-dipped chocolate cherries

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$38 for a box of nine at Cococo Chocolatiers, multiple locations, cococochocolatiers.com

 

Electric citrus squeezer by Alessi

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$285 at Robert Sweep, 808 16 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8525, robertsweep.com

 

 

Pepper grinder by Peter Tracy

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$130 at Britannia Kitchen & Home, Britannia Plaza Shopping Centre, 403-243-4444, britanniahome.ca

 

 

Assorted barbecue sauces by Soul Kitchen

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$9.99 each at Bite Grocer & Eatery, 1023 9 Ave. S.E., 403-263-3966, biteyyc.com

 

Sugarfina candies

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$37 for three-piece gift set or $10.95 per cube at Lemonceillo Home, 1223B 9 Ave. S.E., 403-475-8442, lemonceillo.com

 

All-Clad sous vide immersion circulator

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$300 at Hudson’s Bay, multiple locations, thebay.com

 

Bandistas extra añejo tequila

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$88 at Willow Park Wines & Spirits, 10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-296-1640 and 162, 200 Barclay Parade S.W., 403-262-9463, willowpark.net 

 

 

Popcorn seasonings set

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$45 at The Silk Road Spice Merchant, 1403A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-261-1955, silkroadspices.ca 

 

Smeg seven-cup electric kettle

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$189 at Lowe’s, multiple locations, lowes.ca

 

Scoop That heated carving ice cream scoop

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$31 at Metro Element, 1221 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-257-7588, metroelement.net

 

Stainless steel Rondeau

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$270 at Le Creuset, CF Chinook Centre, 403-262-1128, lecreuset.ca

 

 

Perfect presents for where the love light gleams.

 

Octaevo paper flower vase

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

Large perforated, $48, large, $32, small, $25 at Dade Loft, 104, 1212 13 St. S.E., 403-454-0243, dadeloft.com​ 

 

Silver and gold decorative “urchins”

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$263 (large) and $233 (small) at Home Evolution, 7133 11 St. S.E., 403-253-5552, home-evolution.com

 

 

Copper touch three-mode dimmer lamp made from repurposed cedar by Loft Creative

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$125 at Dept., 1325A 9 Ave. S.E., 587-353-9337, theuncommons.ca

 

Gold and blue Halos tray

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$339 at Interior Living, 1124 10 Ave. S.W., 403-246-6240, interiorliving.ca

 

14-inch glass cloche with wooden base

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$92 at Country Living Furnishings & Design, 3919A Richmond Rd. S.W., 403-240-0111, countrylivingfurnishings.com

 

Hasami Porcelain pottery tea service items

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$35 to $125 at Pomp & Circumstance, 1204 12 St. S.W., 403-244-4211, pompandcircumstance.ca 

 

Knit pillows

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$105 for the neck roll, $70 for the 18-x-18-inch square at Roots, multiple locations, roots.com

 

Well watering can by Menu

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$280 at Kit Interior Objects, 725 11 Ave. S.W., 403-508-2533, kitinteriorobjects.com

 

Put a little frosting under the tree with these precious stones and beautiful baubles.

 

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic by Guerlain perfume

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$75 for 75 ml at Parfum Gallerie, Bankers Hall, 403-297-0080, parfumgallerie.ca

 

Metallic socks with rhinestones

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$20 per pair at Kate Hewko Concept Store, 106, 908 17 Ave. S.W., 587-356-1229, katehewko.com

 

 

Large harvest earrings in sterling silver by Andrea Blais

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$575 at Glenbow Museum Shop, 130 9 Ave. S.E., 403-268-4119, glenbow.org/shop

 

Crystal perfume bottles

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$125 tall, $140 oval at Mélange for the Home, 940C 2 Ave. N.W., 403-270-9687, melangeforthehome.com

 

 

Hand-knotted bead necklace with stone, pearl and sterling silver by Soma Mo

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$225, at Nikola, 103, 2115 4 St. S.W., 403-690-7922, shopnikola.com

 

Reflections on the Water 18-karat yellow-gold ring with 0.724-carat weight diamonds and three independently twisting lacquered rings by Wellendorff

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$32,200 at J. Vair Anderson Jewellers, 409 3 St. S.W., 403-266-1699, jvairanderson.com

 

Ceramic bracelets and earrings with diamond and gold accents by Roberto Demeglio

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

Price upon request at Brinkhaus Jewellers, 823 6 Ave. S.W., 403-269-4800, brinkhaus.com

 

Keep your loved ones merry and bright (and warm) with these cozy gifts.

 

Ribbed wool toque by Acne Studios

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$200 each at gravitypope, 1126 17 Ave. S.W., 403-209-0961, gravitypope.com

 

Fur trim reading socks

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$35 at Indigo, multiple locations, chapters.indigo.ca

 

I Love You So Matcha bath potion

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$21 at Fieldstudy, 102, 1812 4 St. S.W., 587-356-2134, fieldstudyshop.com

 

Market Spice Rooibos tea

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$13 for 125 grams, tin $6 at Tea Trader, 1228A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-0728, teatrader.com

 

Royal Rose hot toddy cocktail kit

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$35 at The Cookbook Co. Cooks, 722 11 Ave. S.W., 403-265-6066, cookbookcooks.com

 

Alpaca wool throw

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$169 at The Heather Company, 2711 14 St. S.W., 403-474-5852, theheatherco.com

 

Woodfire candle by Illume

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$27 at Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-0777, steelinghome.ca

 

Have a happy holiday with gifts that will keep everyone entertained until the turkey’s ready.

 

Magneti’book Crazy Faces game

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$28 at Monkeyshines Children’s Books and Toys, 113, 2215 33 Ave. S.W., 403-240-1723, monkeyshinesbooks.com 

 

 

Handmade wooden spinning tops by Andrew Glazebrook

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$45 at the Alberta Craft Gallery in cSpace King Edward, cSpace King Edward, 280, 1721 29 Ave. S.W., 587-391-0129, albertacraft.ab.ca/the-gallery-shop

 

IQ Stars game

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$15 at Castle Toys, 101, 5718 1A St. S.W., 403-258-1100, castletoys.ca​

 

Boite à Musique music box by Vilac

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$18 at Purr Petite, 118A 10 St. N.W., 403-283-7877, plus two other locations, purrpetite.com 

 

Mini acoustic guitar by Loog

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$130 at Discovery Hut, CF Chinook Centre, 403-301-4180

 

Race to the Finish Quadrilla by Hape

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$43 at Livingstone & Cavell Extraordinary Toys, 1124 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-4165, extraordinarytoys.com​

 

Engino Discovering STEM Simple Machines set

PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED SYCH

$140 at Telus Spark, 220 St. Georges Dr. N.E., 403-817-6800, sparkscience.ca

 

This article appears in the December 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 


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