5 Holiday Gift Ideas in Kensington

Find great gifts while you have fun exploring this festive shopping area.

Bat Signal

Photograph courtesy of Another Dimension Comics

Even non-comic book nerds will go nuts over having their own working Bat Signal, which displays the iconic sign at seven-to-10 feet.

$400 at Another Dimension Comics, 424B 10 St. N.W., another-dimension.com

 

Dakine Kodiak Gore-Tex Gloves

Photograph courtesy of Fresh Skis

Around here, the right winter gloves can make or break your day. Dakine Kodiaks are extra-warm and fully waterproof — not to mention alpine-retro-cool in brown leather.

$165 at Fresh Skis, 108 10 St. N.W., freshskis.com

 

Double-Salted Licorice

Photograph by Jared Sych

You might think it tastes like old tires, but, to the Dutch and other aficionados, salted black licorice is simply lekker.

$2.79 per 100 grams at Gummi Boutique, 205 10 St. N.W., gummiboutique.ca

 

Van Gogh Paint by Numbers Kit

Photograph by Jared Sych

Those who loved the Beyond Van Gogh exhibit at the BMO Centre can keep the feeling alive by painting their own Irises or Starry Night.

$35 at Sunnyside Art Supplies, 132 10 St. N.W., sunnysideartsupplies.com

 

Zero Waste Shave Kit

Photograph courtesy of Canary

For those who want to look good and feel good — about doing their part to keep disposable plastic razors and shaving-cream canisters out of landfills.

$37 at Canary, 1225A Kensington Rd. N.W., canarygoods.ca

 

Hangout: Deville Coffee

Café culture converges in this heritage space in the heart of Kensington. Settle in and sip a classic flat white, or treat yourself to something more indulgent like a chocolate ganache latte.

1122 Kensington Rd. N.W., devillecoffee.ca

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This article appears in the December 2021 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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