Credit: Shop Chop

November 26, 2020
Category: Holidays

Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday gift-giving doesn’t need to be stressful when Downtown Edmonton offers so many shops stocked with unique products  We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Downtown Edmonton gifts to buy this holiday season. 

Paper Doll Kit

You don’t have to be a kid to play with dolls. Inside this paper doll kit you will find an assembled paper doll and 2 sheets of outfits that are fully perforated and easy to punch out. As you add new dolls to your collection, you can mix and match from each wardrobe, creating infinite new looks. 

$45, The Artworks,10150 100 Street

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I Miss High Fives Candle

Though 2020 was a stinker year, you can put that behind you with this clean burning I miss High Fives candle. Notes of sea salt, cotton blossom, lily of the valley, rhubarb, grapefruit, apple, and light musk.

$45, Shop Chop,10265 107 Street

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Adewunmi Body Balm

Using all natural, non-toxic ingredients, the Adewunmi Body Lotion gives you a decadent moisturizing experience in the form of a luxurious skincare body lotion. Adewimi, located in the basement of Mercer Warehouse, is a black-owned business. 

$24.99, Adewunmi, 10363 104 Street 

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Beaver Oven Mitt

Say hello to Bonnie Beaver! Protect your paws with critter mitts when handling hot items in the kitchen. Friendly-faced animals are ready to lend a helping hand, making cooking fun.

$15 Royal Alberta Museum,9810 103a Avenue

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Stendig Calendar 2021

Created by legendary Italian designer Massimo Vignelli in 1966, the Stendig remains one of the best examples of 1960s modernist design, featuring two of the movement’s most iconic creations - Swiss typeface Helvetica and the Grid. 

$60, Stylus Fine Pens, 10538 106 Street

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Casa Hot Chocolate Cocktail Kit

Give the gift of cozy this holiday season with the Casa Hot Chocolate Cocktail KitThe perfect holiday gift for the chocolate lover in your life. Includes 750ml of Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Nestle Hot Chocolate Mix, Mini Marshmallows, Cinnamon and a Casamigos mug. El Beso is black-owned business located in Downtown Edmonton.

$95, El Beso

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holiday scarf

Brown and White Pinwheel Woven Scarf

Cozy, beautiful, thoughtful and local. This scarf checks all the gifting boxes. It’s handwoven by Bonnie Datta, in her Alberta farmhouse, using tan yak fibre.

$90, Alberta Craft Council

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How to Pronounce Knife

Perfect for the bookworms in your life, the award-winning How to Pronounce Knife is a collection of short-stories by Canadian writer Souvankham Thammavongsa. 

$24.95, Audrey’s Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue OR Glass Bookshop 10363 104 Street 



Good Morning Calendar 2021

Brighten your life each month with a seasonal flower. The Flowers calendar comes with a vase design featuring 12 different flowers.

$25 Stylus Fine Pens, 10538 102 Avenue

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holiday socks

Good Luck Socks

For the movie bingers in your life, these Hollywood- and movie-themed socks are the perfect accessory to wear on Netflix-binging weekends.

$13, Kunitz Shoes, 10846 Jasper Avenue

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holiday bitters

Token Bitters Sampler Set

A thoughtful gift for those who want to spend their winter learning mixology, these bitters are made in Edmonton and will enhance any cocktail. Token Bitters is a black-owned business. 

$36, Token Bitters online

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holiday chocolates

Fine Chocolates

For the person on your list who has the sweetest tooth, award-winning chocolatier Brett Roy of Sweet Lollapalooza offers extraordinary fine chocolate and confections. Shop in-person or online.

Sweet Lollapalooza, 10155 102 Street (Lower Level of Commerce Place)

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holiday blanket

Arrowhead Pendleton Blanket

Give the gift of warmth with a dash of history with this vintage blanket from the RAM gift shop. The arrows on the blanket represent life and power, which gives this gift a meaningful message for your loved ones.

$399, Royal Alberta Museum Gift Shop, 9810 103a Ave

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holiday gift box

Yummy Me! Glisten Self Care Gift Box

These gift boxes are filled with local goodies to help your loved ones (or yourself) get through the dry winter, including a full-size Salvay body balm: a go-to for deep skin hydration and rejuvenation.

$49, TIX on the Square, 9930 102 Avenue

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holiday gloves

Hestra Clay Winston Suede Gloves

These hair sheep suede gloves are soft and warm and luxurious. They’re the perfect accessory for the dapper person in your life.

$275, The Helm, 10145 104 Street

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holiday pin

Halie Finney Membership Pins

Give the gift of a Latitude53 membership and get a pin. The perfect stocking stuffer, these pins were inspired by the rabbits and hares found all around Edmonton. 

$25, Latitude53, 10242 106 Street

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holiday drink

THC Grapefruit Sparkling Water by Houseplant

Kick-back and hydrate in a fun way with a THC infused sparkling water. The grapefruit flavour is light, like any normal flavoured water, but the low dose of THC will make staying at home a bubbly and uplifting experience. 

$6, Armstrong Block Cannabis, 10125 104 Street

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No State/Mark Clintberg Sweatshirt

Cotton poly blend crew neck sweatshirt, ink. This project responds to a statement made by a Canadian politician more than fifty years ago regarding the monitoring and policing of sexuality. That quotation is reimagined, altered, and represented in this work.

$70 Latitude 53, 10242 106 Street

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holiday vespa

Primavera Vespa

For the movers, shakers and explorers you know, the Primavera Vespa is the quintessential scooter for vehicle lovers. This iconic Vespa will be a gift they’ll never forget. 

$5,500, District Moto, 10309 107 Street

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