There is something special about picking out gifts that you find IRL. We love Amazon as much as the next person, but going to Christmas markets on the weekend with friends and family is a tradition. There are so many different holiday markets to choose from in and around Calgary, you can fill up your Saturdays from now until December 25.
As you explore each of the markets, make sure you keep your eye out for these must-wrap gifts. You will find something for everyone on your list and you can feel good about supporting local artisans at the same time.
Have you tried the Monogram flavoured ice cream by Made By Marcus? It is to die for and is the perfect Christmas date idea for you and bae or your out of town family. Wrap up a gift card and take them for ice cream for an afternoon of coffee-flavored deliciousness.
- Cuff Bracelets | Cinder & Sage
These gold cuffs will go perfectly with any lady’s outfit. Choose between different styles to pick one that suits her personality and style best.
- Sam Knopp Ceramics
Inspired by mid-century design, pop-culture and craftsmanship Sam Knopp creates functional ceramics that are playful, minimal and richly tactile. The unique and personal house wares will fit right in to any home.
- Parlour Gin | Eau Claire Distillery
A medium gin, it is dry with a smooth, harmonious texture and little harshness. Infused with a selection of special botanicals that give it its delicious, unique flavour notes, it is perfect for a relaxing libation all year round.
- Jelly Modern Doughnuts
Sweeten your Christmas gift by adding doughnuts from Jelly Modern. No one can say no to the freshly made, hand dipped or filled doughnuts. Get a single doughnut to go with a gift card or buy a dozen to share around the Christmas tree.
- Bracelets | Playfield
Designed and handmade for both men and women, everyone on your list will love a Playfield bracelet. They have both stone and wood options. With every bracelet purchase, one lunch is provided to a local child in school led by a non-profit called Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids.
- Salt Water Tea
Delicate and simple jewellery, Salt Water Tea is a gorgeous collection of handmade pieces that the women in your life are sure to love.
- Lamb’s Soapworks
Feel good about the gifts you’re giving with soap from Lamb’s Soapworks. All of their products are made with the highest quality sustainably sourced vegetable based butters and oils, natural colourants, essential oils and phthalate-free fragrances.
Rachel is a native Calgarian deeply in love with our beautiful city. Always on the hunt for the best tacos, donuts, and lattes this city has to offer, Rachel is a foodie with an affection for the fit life. Her love of food holds hands with her love for all things fitness; spin, lifting, boxing, hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking – try and keep up.