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August 24, 2019

Best Gifts to Buy in Inglewood

Seven gifts to find in the independent boutiques in Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood.

Photograph by Jared Sych

 

Inglewood has some of the funkiest local shops in the city. Who doesn’t want a crossbow that shoots marshmallows or a tea towel hand screen-printed with images of Calgary landmarks? While you are there, grab a bite to eat. Our suggestions for that are at the bottom of this gift list.

 

Marshmallow crossbow

It’s a crossbow that shoots marshmallows. ‘Nuff said.

$82 at The Uncommons. 1325A 9 Ave. S.E., 587-353-9337, theuncommons.ca

 

Beard bib

While this is a great gift for the hirsute hombre in your life, it’s his bathroom sink that will really appreciate the beard bib’s knack for catching shavings.

$20 at Kent of Inglewood. 1319 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-1595, kentofinglewood.com

 

Anxiety Comics by Stacey Bru

Cochrane artist Stacey Bru’s charming comics series about living with anxiety is a great introduction to the world of zines and makes for a cool stocking stuffer.

$5 at Phoenix Comics. 1325 9 Ave. S.E., 587-352-9870, phoenix-comics.ca

 

Danesco grater

This tiny Danesco grater is a workhorse that produces delicate shavings of ginger, parmesan or whatever else you need a soupon of. And it’s something they’ll use more often than they think.

$5.95 at Savour Fine Foods. 1331 9 Ave. S.E., 403-532-8222, savourfinefoods.com

 

Felting kit

A great introduction to the world of woolcraft, this easy needle felting kit will produce a furry, felted friend that fits in the palm of their hand.

$24 at 28 Blankets. 1317 9 Ave. S.E., 403-263-8088, 28blankets.com

 

Fine Mesh tea towel

Hand screen-printed using non-toxic water-based inks, this tea towel by Fine Mesh features all the YYC landmarks that give this city its character.

$24 at Plant. 1327 9 Ave. S.E., 403-585-4226, plantshop.ca

 

Lawren Harris mug

Lawren Harris is a Group of Seven member who’s enjoying a bit of a comeback. While his prints might be too expensive for most, these fine bone china mugs do an excellent job of bringing Harris’s work home.

$32 at Tea Trader. 1228A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-0728, teatrader.com

 

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