Shopping for Christmas gifts isn’t always the easiest task. Keep things simple this year and check out one of these one-stop shops to cover all your gifting needs at once.
Puzzles, toques, mugs, home decor, jewellery — anything you can think of, you’ll probably find at The Cardroom at Krickets in Marda Loop. The store also offers a huge card collection for pretty much any occasion or theme.
3518 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-244-9330, thecardroom.ca
At Collab, you can support local makers and businesses while finding something for everyone on your list. The shop carries everything from food and drink items to home accessories and apparel, like coffee from Kingdom Coffee, Suntree Soaps, Sock Rocket socks, Land of Daughters candles and more. It also has mystery boxes filled with a random assortment of local goodies.
Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., 403-724-7920, shop.collabyyc.com
Everyone needs to eat, and The Cookbook Co. Cooks retail store offers so much more than just cookbooks. The store is packed with delicious specialty ingredients, hard-to-find kitchenware, fun treats and more. Buy your uncle some cocktail bitters, grab a cookbook for your dad and pick up some locally made chocolates and other sweets for your mom. Or, gift a cooking class to your favourite foodie friend.
722 11 Ave. S.W., 403-265-6066, cookbookcooks.com
With three locations in Calgary, Crafted offers many places to get your holiday shopping done around the city. This local company is on a mission to help support other local businesses by sharing the work of up and coming Canadian makers who offer stationery, greeting cards, ceramics, homewares and more.
130A 90 Ave. S.W., 587-885-3910; Calgary Farmers’ Market South, 510 77 Ave. S.E., 587-885-3911; Calgary Farmers’ Market West, 25 Greenbriar Dr. N.W., 587-885-3912, craftedgoods.ca
With locations in Kensington and Okotoks, The Hidden Gem is full of local vendors — the Kensington location alone has 90 businesses inside — offering everything from jewellery to pet products. Be sure to visit these cozy indoor markets to find something for everyone on your gift list this holiday season.
The Livery Shop is run by the teams behind jewellery company CoutuKitsch and apparel brand Camp Brand Goods. Find their products alongside apothecary items, accessories, clothing, local treats, candles and more from local and international brands, plus a collection of ever-changing vintage wear.
100, 1119 10 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7711, theliveryshop.com
Check out Ninth and Brick in Inglewood for a wide range of items from local makers. Milk Jar Candle Company, Cambri Beauty, Big Sky Plant Co, T’oria Skincare and Stevie + Bean Paperie are just a few of the awesome companies you can shop from inside.
1312B 9 Ave. S.E., ninthandbrick.com
Though perhaps best known for its impressive selection of stationery and pens, Reid’s is much more than just a stationery store. Yes, you can pick out a Moleskine notebook and fountain pen for the writer in your life, but you can also head to the front of the store where you’ll find everything from inventive kitchenware items to toys. Finish off your gift by choosing from the great selection of gift boxes and wrapping paper, then pick out a card from the store’s large selection.
710 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-4400, reidstationers.com
A visit to this general store on 17th Avenue S.W. is like a treasure hunt — it’s fun to explore the shop’s eclectic wares and the huge variety of products practically guarantees easy gift buying. The store is roughly divided into sections for items like notebooks and paper goods, cookware and cookbooks, apparel, rugs and jewellery. Grab quirky gifts like the fun and funky doormats that greet you at the entrance of the store.
1010 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-0777, steelinghome.ca
While the products in this store are generally geared towards men, there are also items that anyone would appreciate receiving this holiday season. Visit Stuff to pick up high-end men’s grooming products like razors and beard products, home and bar goods, apparel and more.
709 11 Ave. S.W., 403-209-2606, stuff4him.ca
Located in Crescent Heights, this shop brings many small businesses together under one roof. Step inside to shop from Strawberry Boots, a Japanese stationery and lifestyle store, Prairie Bazaar for vintage clothes and home products, as well as other local vendors.
918 Centre St. N., 403-860-5921, tigerstedtflea.square.site