The stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but don’t wait til the night before Christmas to shop for stuffers. Edmonton is home to many charming boutiques that have one-of-a-kind gifts a plenty! Besides a gift card to one of Edmonton’s original restaurants, why not pick up a locally-made product or two to throw in the mix?
Good Luck Socks – It’s the typical gift of socks in a stocking, but with a twist! Subscribe to their monthly sock club where you get a new pair of socks every month for a year. And it comes with the first pair so you have something to stuff in the stocking.
Bro Brick – Hand-crafted soaps in manly scents like leather, rye & ginger, and beer.
Wild Prairie Soap – More than just handmade soaps, Wild Prairie Soap has lotion bars, lip moisturizers and other bath products in their wide range of scents.
Pura Botanicals – A unique shop on 124 Street, this modern day apothecary allows you to make your own fragrances and choose from their selection of products made with essential oils.
Shop: If you can’t decide, just head to Lux Beauty Boutique. They’ve got you covered for high-end and hard to find beauty products!
Violet Chocolate Co - These bars hit the perfect sweet spot at just $5, and come in so many flavours like salt and vinegar, honey rosemary, and carrot cake. Picking only a few will be the biggest challenge.
Jacek Chocolates – Jacqueline Jacek, the chocolatier behind the high-end brand, mixes her two favourite things, chocolate and fashion, to bring seasonal collections of chocolate to life along with the popular year-round staples.
Fruits of Sherbrooke – What’s better than tasty jams and jellies? Tasty jams and jellies that grow a community. You know that apple tree or berries that you just don’t feel like picking? Fruits of Sherbrooke takes the fruit off your hands and turns it into jams and jellies.
Shop: If you’re shopping for a foodie, there is no better place than Evoolution. Infused olive oils and vinegars, flavoured salts, and other gourmet cooking supplies fill their shelves. And they have tasty samples!
Concrete Cat – They’re a local studio making waves far beyond Edmonton with their concrete artistic objects. How about a tiny vase, card holder, or desk accessory made of concrete?
Vivid Print – Edmonton inspired illustrations and provincial archive photos can be neatly rolled up and put in the stockings for a uniquely Edmonton gift.
Shop: If you’re looking for something that’s truly one-of-a-kind, the Alberta Craft Council has a gallery shop with the work of dozens of Alberta based artisans.