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Edmonton Made's Guide to Holiday Gifting

by Daniel Kaszor

So you've left your holiday shopping to the last minute. Don't panic. Let's all take a deep, collective breath. Whether you're a visitor looking to fill your suitcase with unique gifts, or an Edmontonian looking to support independent vendors, we've got your stress-free guide to buying local this holiday season. Daniel Kaszor from Edmonton Made is here to help with Gifted, the Edmonton Made Gift Catalogue!

Edmonton is host to a growing number of local goods that are perfect for holiday gifts, but sometimes finding them is harder than it should be. Enter Gifted, The Edmonton Made Gift Catalogue. Containing 99 products by 42 Edmonton businesses and makers, Gifted connects people to beautiful brands and industrious artisans. It makes shopping local easy, whether you’re an Edmonton resident, visitor or business. It’s about creating community.

 

So what's in Gifted? Suppose you're shopping for the lady in your life:


FEARLESS EAR JACKETS
The Fearless Ear Jackets by So Pretty Cara Cotter can be worn two ways, as a dangling jacket or as a simple stud. So you're basically getting two sets of earrings for the price of one. Way to go!

 


KINSLEY KAT CLUTCH
Sylvia Soo Leather's Kinsley Kat Clutch is for you if still have a Hello Kitty purse in your closet, but don't feel comfortable carrying it around as a responsible adult. (But, for real, bust out that HK purse too. Life is too short.)

 


ERODE NECKLACE
Stable State's Erode Necklaces are not meant to be static. Get it for her if she's the kind of person who wants a necklace that looks slick and will literally erode and change over time. Geology.

 


REMEDY ROLL-ONS
From relieving headaches to creating a sense of calm, Remedy Roll-Ons from PLANTiful work as a sort of natural first-aid kit. Perfect for anyone who likes essential oils or aromatherapy.

 


KATHARINE CUFF
Simple. Elegant. Thoughtful. Inspired by the home of the noble honeybee, this bracelet from Farm Wife Style is a classic look that will suit any woman's style.

And if you're shopping for the man in your life:


BISHOP BACKPACK BY COPPER CHERRY
The Bishop has room for all the essentials, but is small enough for everyday use. The roll-up top means that the bag looks good, and stays tight, whether it's full to the brim or mostly empty.


ETCHED FOREST TIE BAR BY SMITHSTINE COPPER
Want to jazz up your holiday outfit with just a little something? Smithstine Copper has you covered. For fans of the forest and all things camping and hiking, The Etched Forest Tie bar brings his passion into fashion choices.


CHUKKA BOOT BY GRAVITY POPE
Edmonton institution Gravity Pope presents this stylish footwear that's sure to impress. Simple, elegant, and hardy, the Chukkas sets s feet apart from the crowd. Slide from work to happy hour in these.


EDMONTON CREST T-SHIRT BY SALGADO FENWICK
Salgado Fenwick aspires to bring stories to life through wearable art. Each garment is handcrafted with love and silk-screened in small batches in Edmonton, and no two pieces in the collection are exactly alike! This Edmonton Crest shirt is a perfect fit for any guy who loves exploring the city.

 
RING OF FIRE RYE BY HANSEN DISTILLERY
Inspired by Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire Rye is filled with natural cinnamon and a hint of chilli pepper. It's the perfect rye for around the campfire or to sip together under a cozy blanket this winter.

What's Edmonton Made? Launched in 2016, Edmonton Made helps local entrepreneurs tell their stories, grow their audiences, and connects them with the resources they need to be successful. Run by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Edmonton Made believes supporting entrepreneurs and their ambitions contributes to our city's economic diversity.