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.
The Cardroom at Krickets
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
This pop culture-inspired store is filled with an impressive and ever-changing selection of local and imported goods, many of which can’t be found anywhere else in Calgary. The store’s products are a curated selection from local online store Mustard Tiger and local artist Taylor Odynski, as well as things like greeting cards, planters, paint kits, Christmas ornaments, craft sodas and more.
101, 6036 3 St. S.W., chromaclubyyc.square.site
At Collab, you can support local makers and businesses while finding something for everyone on your list. The shop carries coffee from Kingdom Coffee, Suntree Soaps, Sock Rocket socks, Land of Daughters candles and more.
Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., 403-724-7920, shop.collabyyc.com
The Cookbook Co. Cooks
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 friends.
722 11 Ave. S.W., 403-265-6066, cookbookcooks.com
The Hidden Gem
With locations in Kensington and Okotoks, The Hidden Gem is full of local vendors offering everything from jewellery to pet products. Be sure to visit this cozy indoor market to find something for everyone on your gift list this holiday season.
1145 Kensington Cres. N.W., @thehiddengemkensington; 15 Fisher Cres. #2, Okotoks, @thehiddengemokotoks
The Livery Shop
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
Liz & Lottie
This shop has undergone a bit of a transformation over the last few years. After closing its East Village location during the pandemic and moving entirely online, Liz & Lottie has now opened a new brick-and-mortar location in southeast Calgary. Liz & Lottie offers a little bit of everything, including apparel, candles, stationery and decor. Check out the shop’s gift guides for some ideas.
1212 34 Ave. S.E., lizandlottie.ca
Ninth and Brick
Check out Ninth and Brick in Inglewood for a wide range of items from local makers. Wild Rose Apiary, D’Served, 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 17 Ave. 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 a Moraine Lake embroidery kit, or one of 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 like a cocktail smoking kit, apparel and more.
709 11 Ave. S.W., 403-209-2606, stuff4him.ca