Avenue’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Home Decor Gifts

From a wheel-thrown vase to a smokeless fire pit, these gifts would make a great addition to any home.

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Figural Mystery 2 Ornament, Star Wars

Photo courtesy of Indigo

Add a bit of the force to the holiday season with a mystery Star Wars ornament. The fun part is discovering which of the six ornament options you end up with — you could get one featuring Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett or another favourite character inside. $9.99.

Indigo, multiple Calgary locations, indigo.ca


Hand-Tufted Minis

Photo courtesy of Lucky Bear

Calgary artist Jill Harrison, a.k.a. Lucky Bear, makes adorable five-inch mini versions of her hand-tufted creations. Choose form shapes like smiley faces, watermelons or bananas to hang on the wall. $19.



Lurvig Cat House

Photo by IKEA, IKEA.ca

This reversible pink/gray igloo-style cat house will give your feline friend a cozy place to nap or, more likely, to hide from you and your family. Made of recycled polyester, it’s lightweight so it can be placed on a shelf or at the top of a scratching tower. $24.99.

IKEA, 8000 11 St. S.E., 866-866-4532, ikea.com


The World In Your Kitchen 2024 Calendar

Photo courtesy of Madame Premier

Proudly feminist retailer Madame Premier stocks this 2024 calendar featuring colourful artwork by Vancouver illustrator and muralist Paige Jung. Each month reveals a new vegan or vegan-adaptable recipe hailing from different parts of the world to try. $25.

Madame Premier, 1012 9 Ave. S.E., madamepremier.com


Replicas of Original Landscape Art

Photo courtesy of Deanna Lavoie

These gorgeous eight-by-eight-inch images by Longview artist Deanna Lavoie, replicated from her original artworks, are each hand-signed and titled. Choose from 15 different reproductions of Alberta landscapes to create a wall collage or simply get your favourite. $28.



Headset Stand

Photo courtesy of ChopValue

This stand is ideal for anyone who wears a headset, whether they’re a gamer or work from home. The stand’s base is made with engineered recycled bamboo chopsticks by ChopValue, which has a Calgary microfactory. $59.



OVO Things Oak Candle Holder

Photo by OVO Things

Crafted using leftover wood from furniture production, this oiled oak candle holder features classic brass detailing. Pair with the OVO Things candlesticks (also available at Sunday State) for a complete gift. $68.

Sunday State, 105, 1934 34 Ave. S.W., sundaystate.ca


Husted Ceramics Vase

Photo by Husted Ceramics

This elegant, wheel-thrown vase by Calgary artist Kate Husted (who won the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards craft category with this Sphere Jar) would make a beautiful addition to any home. The pale blue glaze offers a subtle pop of colour that works in many spaces. $140.



Linen Fabric Smart Book Lamp

Photo courtesy of Steeling Home

Imagine a lamp masquerading as a linen notebook. When opened, it transforms into a sculptural light emitting a wonderful warm light. This unique lamp’s design opens to a full 360 degrees and its soft touch papers are tear-proof and water-resistant, lit up by long-lasting LED bulbs. $148.

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


Shredded Natural Latex Pillow

Photo by Black Sheep Mattress Co.

Local mattress company Black Sheep Mattress Co. shreds natural Talalay latex (which it also uses in its mattresses) to create these comfortable pillows that come in a zippered case. Choose from a queen or king size in a low or high profile. $180.

Black Sheep Mattress Co., 601 Manitou Rd. S.E., 403-455-8491, blacksheepmattress.com


Aura Frame Carver

Photo courtesy of Indigo

Available in black or sea salt frame colours, the Aura Carver Frame allows you, family and friends to upload photos and videos to it to help you keep up with each other’s adventures. Especially ideal for someone that lives far from home, this product is a great way to make them feel like they’re still part of the action and revisit beloved memories. $199.

Indigo, multiple Calgary locations, indigo.ca


CouleeGo Smokeless Fire Pit

Photo by Havilah Heger Photography

This stainless-steel fire pit uses a smokeless airflow design so you can enjoy a toasty bonfire without reeking like a campfire afterwards. It’s designed and crafted in Canada, and burns either firewood or economical and space-saving wood pellets. $399.


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