Burwood Distillery’s Winter Festival Gin Series
Calgary’s Burwood Distillery has released a new seasonal line of gins for winter ($49.99 each). The small-batch series comes in spiced apple, mandarin orange and cranberry, and winter berry flavours that would be great for holiday-themed cocktails or to enjoy on their own. The spiced apple flavour will even change colour with the addition of tonic water.
Burwood Distillery, 4127 6 St. N.E., burwooddistillery.ca
Three Sisters Pint Glass
This pint glass by MTNPK Glassware ($26) may be just the thing for the mountain lover in your life. The inside of the 16-oz glass is modelled after one of the most famous peaks in Alberta, the Three Sisters near Canmore. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Rocky Mountain Adaptive to help give people with disabilities better access to outdoor sports. The glasses are available online and at local retailers like Stuff.
Stuff, 709 11 Ave. S.W., 403-209-2606, stuff4him.ca
Taste of Banff Gift Pack
Jolene’s Tea House in Banff offers a 24-bag sampler gift pack ($29.95) featuring eight of its black, green and herbal tea blends. The teas are hand blended in Banff and the bags are made using 100 per cent biodegradable materials.
211A Bear Street, Banff, 403-985-5500, jolenesteahouse.com
Wild Folk Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
This new line of non-alcoholic canned cocktails comes from the former owner of The Coup. The line is designed to emulate classic cocktail flavours like a negroni or vermouth spritz, but without the alcohol. Find both flavours at various retailers around Calgary.
Dillapeno Wit Beer Bread Kit
This kit from Lazy Bake and Village Brewing makes it easy to try your hand at bread making. All you need to do is add a bottle of Village Wit wheat beer, mix and bake. The kit ($14) would be a great gift for someone who is interested in baking, but doesn’t know where to start.
Kan You Cake French Pastry Box
This box from local bakery Kan You Cake contains an assortment of cookies and pastries. The box includes chocolate financier, madeleines, shortbread cookies and more. This assortment of pastries will be available into December for $15.
220 14 Ave. S.E., kanyoucake.com
ChopValue Charcuterie Platter
This charcuterie platter from ChopValue is sustainably made using more than 900 chopsticks that have been collected, cleaned and repurposed for this unique board. It’s available online or in-store at the Calgary Microfactory for $88.
3619 Blackburn Rd. S.E., chopvalue.com