Don’t worry if you’re not sitting up at the North Pole receiving Dear Santa letters with a helpful list of what everyone wants for Christmas this year. As much as we would love to be able to pick out thoughtful, unique gifts months in advance, sometimes (always?) the holidays creep up on us. Now you’re scrambling to find a spot in the Chinook parking lot only to navigate the crowds that is holiday sale shopping.
Fear not, we are the helpful elves you need to make this year’s holiday gift buying and gifting easy. We’ve compiled our must-wrap #supportlocal gifts into one list so you can find something perfect for everyone on your list while supporting our city.
1. Kalegary Crewneck | Grinning Goat
Give the gift of warm and cozy with the infamous Kalegary sweater from Nourish Sweat Soul. This unisex sweater is cheeky, warm and adds to any wardrobe. Did we mention its made from organic cotton & bamboo? It’s made and printed in Canada which is great!
- Ollia Macorons
Add to the top of any gift or slip into a stocking, Ollia macarons are sweet, tasty and adorable. They have a number of different flavours to suit your gifting needs.
- The Bio Flame Fireplace
Netflix & Chill with your bae just got sweeter with a fireplace from @thebioflame! These fireplaces are eco-friendly, customizable to your home and convenient + they do wall-mount models for those who live in condos!
- 5 Class Pass | KULT
Between overeating during the holidays and the looming New Years Eve resolutions, its safe to say that everyone will love fitness passes. Located in the Beltline, KULT has two different workouts – cardio and strength to fit everyone’s needs.
- Koishi Gyuto Knife | Knifewear
For those who love Japanese steel and are addicted to sharp! They carry knives not found in any other shop in Calgary! These knives can do it all.
- APEX Massage
What can be better than a luxurious hour spent with your bae while relaxing every single part of your body? Exactly – nothing! One of the best gifts you can ever get is a massage – trust us, everyone always needs one. Make it a couples massage and take your relationship to another level at Apex! They are offering a Date Night at Apex Massage, 60 min Couples Massage Gift Card for $155.40 compared to the original price of $197.40 ( $42 savings). This is going to be a gift to remember for sure! Couples massage appointments at Apex must be booked by phone 403-270-7788 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Spirits Kit | Burwood Distillery
Give a classic gift with locally crafted spirits. Each bottle has an exquisite taste that everyone, including those picky connoisseurs, will love. Their double and triple packs make for a thoughtful gift this holiday season. Mix and match Burwood Distillery 375ml Spirits to make an exclusive pack. They’re 100% locally owned & operated, AB. 100% . Handcrafted, locally distilled, from farm to cask, truly local spirits. Cheers to celebrating moments all year round!
9. Twisted Goods | Moon Glow Necklace
For a gift that’s both beautiful and meaningful- Moon Glow necklaces from Twisted Goods are a perfectly unique way to mark a special date using the phases of the moon. Show your special someone some lunar love!
- Suede Candle | Milk Jar Candle Co
Reminiscent of an old-fashioned cocktail, suede is scented with spiced bourbon + leather fragrance oils. The homey, masculine smell will be a favourite amongst the crowd. The candle is made from natural soy wax so it burns clean.
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.