‘Tis the season for gifting! As you begin your holiday shopping this season, consider supporting small businesses by buying local at Southcentre Mall.
Not only will you find some unique gift ideas for loved ones, but you’ll also be helping these local businesses achieve long-term success and sustainability.
Here are the top holiday gifting picks from local retailers at Southcentre Mall:
For the health and beauty fanatic
After a stressful holiday season, everyone is in search of a little self-care. Help your loved ones achieve some Zen with health and beauty gifts that will amp up their wellness routine. Choose from bath bombs at The Bomb Bar and Charmed Aroma (which includes surprise jewellery!), or Oak & Tonic, which has a great selection of skincare products for all.
Additional retailers: Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Ao-Ta Beauty Salon, Diva Salon and Spa Aveda, Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop
For the fashionista
The fashionista loves to stand out from the crowd, and what better way to help him or her than with some local finds? Elysian Boutique has some whimsical pieces for the free-spirited, while Blu’s has an impressive selection of designer goods any fashion lover will adore.
Additional retailers: Bellissima, Sole to Soul Footwear
For the hometown sports fan
Help those die-hard fans support their favourite local sports teams by gifting them something from CGY Team Store – Calgary’s authentic team store and official retailer of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen Hockey clubs, as well as the Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse team. With a variety of jerseys, headwear, T-shirts and novelty items, there’s something for the whole family.
For the one with a sweet tooth
Indulge your sweet-toothed friends with some yummy local treats. Candy Heaven is a go-to destination, while Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut is great for handcrafted artisanal chocolates and chocolate products. The Nut Man also has more than 70 varieties of prepackaged nuts, candies, chocolate and mixes, perfect for gifting. As for the coffee afficionado? They’ll love Analog Coffee’s selection of roasts from its signature coffee line.
For the jewellery lover
There’s something magical about receiving a piece of jewellery over the holidays – be it a dainty necklace, a classic pair of gold hoop earrings or a showstopping ring. Joydrop has a curated selection of jewellery from female designers, while family-operated business Dana Dow Jewellers is a great option for custom pieces of fine jewellery.
All-around crowd pleasers
For those who are more difficult to shop for, consider visiting these local businesses for unique, crowd-pleasing gifts that will suit everyone. Collab and Twisted Goods offer a variety of options from local makers, including cards, ceramics and home décor, while Drops of Gratitude has some perfect picks for anyone looking to elevate their lives and live with more confidence and intentionality (their essential oil bracelets make for great stocking stuffers).
Additional retailers: Motive Art Academy, Plantsie
It’s as important as ever to support local businesses this holiday season (and beyond). When you head to Southcentre Mall, look out for the “Love Where You Live” stickers on local retail storefronts and be sure to pay them a visit.
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