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.
It’s a crossbow that shoots marshmallows. ‘Nuff said.
$82 at The Uncommons. 1325A 9 Ave. S.E., 587-353-9337, theuncommons.ca
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
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
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