Best Gifts to Buy on 17th Avenue S.W.
Five gifts to buy along this lively strip, including a bowtie made with real feathers and measuring spoons with a vintage design.
Photographs by Jared Sych
We explored the shops of 17th Avenue S.W. from Rubaiyat to Steeling Home and found these gifts to inspire you to shop that district.
Officine Creative Olds pack
Leather-strap backpacks have been trending for a while. This hand-dyed leather Officine Creative Olds pack is a top-of-the-line example, with enough space and pockets to make it practical and fashionable.
$735 at gravitypope. 1126 17 Ave. S.W., 403-209- 0961, gravitypope.com
Aroma-Gem Ultrasonic diffuser
Diffusers are like marriages – in theory, you should only need one. So, make sure the scent-spreader you give is a stylish addition that will fit in with your giftee’s home decor by choosing an Aroma- Gem Ultrasonic diffuser in black, silver or gold.
$80 at Saje. 880 16 Ave. S.W., 403-475-7263, saje.com
Made with real feathers sustainably sourced from birds such as peacocks and pheasants, these Brackish bowties are one-of-a-kind accessories that are sure to complement anyone’s personal plumage.
$265 at Rubaiyat. 722 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-7192, rubaiyatcalgary.com
High-quality metal makes these measuring spoons practical, while the hand-applied enamel with vintage designs adds a little fun to your cookware. $38 at Steeling Home.
1010 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245- 0777, steelinghome.ca
Petrified wood coasters
These handcrafted petrified wood coasters, made from Alberta’s official stone, have been 60 to 90 million years in the making, and combine the natural beauty of wood with the cool, durable nature of stone.
$83 at West Elm. 868 16 Ave. S.W., 403-245-1373, westelm.ca