4 Holiday Gift Ideas on 17th Avenue S.W.

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

Engineered Garments Cover Vest

Photograph courtesy of Less 17

An effortlessly cool utilitarian piece in goes-with-everything olive green.

$505 at Less 17, 930 17 Ave. S.W., lessoneseven.com


Fjällräven Kånken Rainbow

Photograph courtesy of Fjällräven Calgary

This special-edition line of backpacks by the iconic Swedish brand is part of the Save the Arctic Fox initiative, in which one per cent of sales is donated to environmental and climate projects.

$110 at Fjällräven Calgary, 815 17 Ave. S.W., fjallraven.com


Tiger Silk Tunic

Photograph courtesy of Ooh La La

A 100-per cent silk piece from German designer Simone Bruns Cashmere Couture for lounging around at home or breezing around a tropical resort. It only comes in one size, which takes the guesswork out of gift-buying.

$745 at Ooh La La, 1575 7 St. S.W., oohlalawomenswear.com


Midori MD Notebook Diary

Photograph courtesy of Reid’s Stationers

Analog types will love this Japanese-made 2022 monthly block and memo diary with paper that’s designed to resist smearing and bleed-through and a paraffin-paper wrapping rather than a standard notebook cover.

$20 at Reid’s Stationers, 710 17 Ave. S.W., reidstationers.com


Hangout: Ricardo’s Hideaway

The bar tucked in behind National on 17th gets decked out for the holidays as the Sippin’ Santa cocktail bar, with a special festive drink menu (Christmas Carol Barrel, anyone?) and Tiki-themed holiday decor. Mele Kalikimaka, y’all!

1530 5 St. S.W., ricardoshideaway.ca


[A previous version of this story featured a portable heater said to be available at the Canadian Tire location in Mount Royal. The item is not available at that location.]

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

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