Need a gift for that special someone? Looking for something unique and local? Our Business Link Gift Guide, put together by our staff, features products, experiences and services from local Alberta businesses perfect for holiday giving.
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Smiling Sheep Fine Yarns
Smiling Sheep Fine Yarns is a mother-and-daughter team, located in Leduc, AB, who are passionate about knitting and the quality of fibres they use. They specialize in high-quality yarns dyed in stunning colours, a great gift for those with textile hobbies.
I’m recommending their Joy DK yarn. I bought some to make my daughter a hat but it was so nice I kept it to make something for myself. Bonus: the names of their colours are as fun as the yarn is soft–I’m eyeing Superstition and Hotel California for my next project! – Rebecca
Founder Busi was inspired by the cultural experience of being raised in Zimbabwe, where mothers carry babies all day. Taking her experience as an Occupational Therapist she set out to create a unique baby carrier.
Babue Baby is on a mission to take the load off of caregivers and to keep children comfortable and healthy. Their baby carriers are available for newborns and toddlers and come in various unique colours and fabric patterns.
Give the gift of time and better hair days! Proudly made and designed in Canada, Skipper is an adjustable, machine-washable, elastic-free shower cap for women and men. Order a Skipper shower cap through their online retail store, Amazon, or in person at two Edmonton locations.
This cap is super comfy and quiet. Not a drop of water gets in. I love it!
– Verified Skipper Customer Review
The Soup Company
Nothing warms your soul better than a piping hot and delicious bowl of soup during a cold Alberta Winter. An amazing variety of flavours to choose from! A quick and easy way to prepare a meal for any family and friend get-togethers over the holidays. I think these would be amazing stocking stuffers! – David
A family effort since the beginning, The Soup Company has been creating fast and easy meals that bring everyone to the table. Find classics like Chicken Noodle or something new like Mexican Taco. The Soup Company can be found at various vendors across Alberta or for direct purchase online.
Land Of Daughters
Metis and female-founded Land of Daughters have been in Calgary since 2018 creating unique candles, aroma sprays and solid perfumes. You can purchase one of their products online, or at a retail location near you.
“Their candles are divine. The Be Kind candle is my favourite because it’s not too powerful but refreshing. Hopefully, my mom doesn’t see this before the holidays because I got her Wild Honey and Scorpio this holiday season!” – April
Tastia’s products offer a new perspective to Hazelnut spreads and products. Free of palm oil, vegetarian and gluten-free, Tastia brings a slice of their Turkish roots to North America, and maybe in the hands of someone you know as a gift.
The Hazelnut Spread is perfect. Emre has created a product that even someone who doesn’t love sweets (me) can’t resist eating by the spoonful. Sweet, creamy, nutty – if you buy this as a gift, be sure to snag one for yourself. – Shay
Boy Chief Trading Post
A place where you can find all kinds of indigenous-made products and supplies. Located in Siksika, Alberta, Boy Chief Trading Post offers an assortment of Indigenous-made products such as clothing, shoes, Indigenous art, fabric, gift sets, and ceremony products like tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and more!
They offer a variety of indigenous hand-crafted products from Indigenous businesses all across North America. If you are looking for a meaningful gift, this is the place to go. – Tamona
Enjoy your fluffy waffles or pancakes with the perfect texture, nutrition and a unique blend of spices with Torrill’s Table mix. This waffle mix comes right from Torill’s Norwegian family recipe, which has been adjusted to add more wholesome and nutritional ingredients. They offer all their mixes in their original recipe, or a gluten-free option.
Purchased directly online through their website, or at one of their partnered retailers across Western Canada.
Kander & King
This online boutique offers various kitchen, bathroom, and beauty products that are sustainably made and eco-friendly. All products sold by Kander & King can be recycled, re-used or composted, making this a great gift option to feel good about.
“I created Kander & King as a brand to help our customers find easy solutions to buying sustainable, low/zero waste, eco-friendly products. It’s for people interested in living more sustainably without the pressure of being “perfect” on the journey. Over time these small changes will make a big impact.” – Kayley Anderson (Founder of Kander & King)
Steeling Home has an array of home living, décor and treasures for all that is whimsical and unique.
Bonus: Steeling Home has created its own gift guides based on hobbies from items in its inventory. You’ll surely find something for the animal lover, cyclist, or music fanatic alike.
This local shop in Calgary offers gifts for all ages and your fur babies. – Eman
Season after season, Isiro Leathers creates all-time classic pieces, fusing fashion with function to upgrade your everyday style and offer you comfort and ease at the same time. They offer a range of smaller accessory items, from wallets and belts, to everyday items made of genuine leather, such as travel and messenger bags.
Find their full product line through their website for direct ordering.
Mini Green Havens
Located in Fort McMurray, Mini Green Havens offers indoor plants and all the soil, additives and accessories needed to have a green thumb. They supply tropical, succulents, bonsai, air plants, and much more!
Additionally, they offer Fort McMurray’s only indoor plant consultation and ‘Plant Nanny’ service that cares for your plants while you’re away from the office or home.
Prairie Rose Candle Company
Prairie Rose Candles are on a mission to awaken the senses with clean burning candles and wax melts. They feature scent pallets based on different scent profiles and even a specialized line for men.
Their products are made of soy wax and parabens and phthalates fragrance oils are hand-poured at their studio in Sherwood Park, AB.
Starting at local farmer’s markets in 2017, The Colombian has since launched a full-service coffee shop and roastery with three locations in Edmonton. Their retail coffee beans are sustainable, traceable and pay farmers profitable prices, making this cup of Joe one you can feel great about.
I like their coffee because it is rich and authentic Colombian coffee. Every time I take sip, the coffee reminds me of my previous trip to Colombia.
Take the guesswork out of caring for plants with the Quench Plant.
This portable device measures soil moisture to let you know when to water your indoor plants. Every Quench Plant plays a unique tone to signal when it’s time to water your plant, making every purchase unique and different.
With four bright, energetic, and vibrant locations across Calgary, Monogram Coffee offers more than a great cup of coffee or latte. Transform the coffee experience with their coffee bean subscriptions, retail products, or educational classes to help master the craft.
“I love monogram coffee! If I have any amateur baristas left to purchase for this holiday season, I know exactly what to get for them. They also have a pre-paid subscription option, so I can purchase for someone knowing they can get fresh beans when they are ready for that perfect pour!” – April
Jorge Rizzi Art
These hand-carved natural maple leaves from Jorge Rizzi Art go above and beyond seeing the beauty and art in nature.
As a new immigrant adjusting to life in a new country and culture, Rizzi felt inspired by the foliage changes throughout the seasons, and wanted to celebrate their new life on the canvas of a maple leaf.
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