15 Local Shops for Unique Christmas and Holiday Gifts in Edmonton


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Supporting local has never been more important than now. When you are thinking of gifts for everyone on your list make sure to check out these 15 local businesses in Edmonton. Some you’ve probably heard of and some maybe not. This list should help you find the perfect gift no matter your budget.

1. Carbon Environmental Boutique

If you are looking for a place for beauty, lifestyle and home type gifts for someone on your list Carbon Environmental Boutique offering a collection of environmentally conscious and local goods, including organic cotton towels, BPA-free baby gear, and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Address: 12543 – 102 Avenue NW


2. The Seven80


If you are shopping for an Edmontonian, they should have one of the Etown or YEG sweatshirts. Edmonton born and raised, the owners of The Seven Eighty create a line of products that show off their hometown pride and let you do the same. Calling themselves a “lameass lowbudget local store,” they’re all about what makes Edmonton unique.

Address: West Edmonton Mall, Londonderry Mall & Bountiful Market

3. Little Plant Shop

For the plant lover on your list how about helping design your own living art creation with little plant shop! The arrangements are not only beautiful, they purify their surroundings by absorbing air pollutants and are easy to maintain. Perfect for any home or for the person who has everything on your list! Living art arrangements can be planted in a unique vessels found at Little Plant Shop, or you can personalize with a vessel or trinket that you provide.

Address: 8116 Gateway Blvd

4. TIX on the Square

If giving an experience is something you are looking to give this would be the perfect place to look. TIX on the Square is a not-for-profit box office and gift shop owned and operated by the Edmonton Arts Council. In-store, you can find unique gifts that reflect Edmonton’s story and landscape with locally made photography, clothing, books, music, art, and fine craft, including jewellery and pottery.

Address: 9930 102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill Square

5. Kind Ice Cream

Everyone loves ice cream right? Treat someone to the gift of ice cream! Serving high quality, delicious small-batch ice cream made with care, right here in Edmonton. You can always pick up a gift card or stock someone on your lists freezer for the holidays and cold winter months.

Address: 9551 76 Avenue NW

6. The Violet Chocolate Company


You can’t go wrong with chocolate. Edmonton Made, The Violet Chocolate Company is proud to be a member of Edmonton’s business community. The kitchen is not certified gluten-free however all ingredients used in all flavours are either naturally gluten-free or certified. Advent Calendars available as well as Gift boxes and individual bars of the Fall and Winter collection, a mix of flavours you associate with fall and winter.

Address: 17515 10 Avenue SW, Edmonton


7. Sabrina Butterfly

For the lady on your list that likes unique clothing pieces check out Sabrina Butterfly; the entire collection is cut + sewn in-house in Edmonton. Many items in the 20 year collection have become staple designs, the fit stays the same but the fabrics seasonally change. Since the designs are made with many natural fibre fabrics, we love the textures and softness that is created after they are washed. Sabrina Butterfly Designs boutique features many other handmade goods by local designers and abroad.

Address: 6007 120 Ave NW, Edmonton


8. Love Plus Design


For Stationary and holiday gifts Love Plus Design offers a range of drinkware, ornaments, clothing and stationery. Since 2010 Love Plus has been giving clients a better experience for stationary needs. Love Plus Design’s started in 2010 with its main focus of wedding stationery; since then it has expanded slowly to include various other events, products, and gifts. Love Plus Design does its part in supporting, collaborating, and inspiring other local companies and works exclusively with Alberta suppliers.


9. Carol’s Quality Sweets

For the person on your list with a sweet tooth be sure to visit Carol’s Quality Sweets Ltd. Carol’s is a family owned chocolate and candy store serving Edmonton for 30 years. Here you will be able to find sweet treats and a large selection of British imported sweets, Dutch licorice, Haribo candy from Europe, sugar free candy and chocolate. Christmas brings a wonderland of chocolate shapes, ribbon candy, old-fashioned mixed candy, barley toys and sweets from around the world.

Address: 12519 102 Ave NW

10. Wick’d Petals Candle Co.

Candles, Tealights, Wax Melts, and Fragrance Bars, all topped with locally dried botanicals that compliment the chosen phthalate-free fragrance, small-batch candle company offering uniquely poured soy products!. All fragrances are seasonal, and are based on the availability of botanicals! Wick’d Petals Candle Co. is working towards having all of the botanicals wildcrafted, or hand-harvested ourselves, but until then, we take pride in purchasing some of the botanicals from an Alberta-based Apothecary.


11. The Makers Keep


If you just don’t know what you’re looking for, take a trip to The Makers Keep, not just any store, a place where undeniable passion for local and handmade goods, is very apparent. The Makers Keep was to provide local businesses a place to display their product in a “market like” environment. You will experience that well known marketplace vibe in a boutique setting, with all things local and all hand made.

Address: Kingsway Mall, The Grand on 124th & The Enjoy Centre

12. Samson Native Gallery


The famous Samson Native Gallery of Lake Louise has opened a new gallery in West Edmonton Mall. Samson Native Gallery showcases a variety of works from renowned Canadian First Nations artisans including paintings, sculptures, prints, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. . They also have an assortment of clothing and fashion accessories including mukluks, scarves, and blankets as well as giftware, kitchenware, and traditional items.

Address: Level II, WEM


13. Hansen Distillery

For the drinker on your list, Hansen Distillery is a great place to check out, they have everything from Root Beer, Spiced Peach, Country Charm Cherry Pie Moonshine to Honey Rhubarb Gin now if that doesn’t sound delicious I don’t know what does! Hansen Distillery is an Edmonton-based family-run craft distillery that prides itself on producing quality products using ingredients sourced from Alberta. All of the spirits are made right, right here in Alberta.

Address: 17412 111 Ave NW

14. Hideout Distro


Credit: Hideout Distro

If you are looking for a place that sells unique and local products you have found it! Hideout Distro {diss-tro, short for distribution} is a local goods general store hosting a collection of unique goods by independent artists, designers and musicians from Edmonton and elsewhere!
Everything from clothing, to music, to accessories, home goods and books & games. A place where you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.

Address: 12407 108 Avenue NW

15. Good Luck Sock


Who doesn’t love getting new socks? Good Luck Socks, a brand founded in Edmonton, in 2013 sells unique sock designs for men and women as well as men’s underwear. You can also subscribe to the Sock of the Month club all fun, crazy and colourful!


The Alberta Craft Gallery

If you are looking for unique Alberta made gifts, you should visit the Alberta Craft Gallery. From handcrafted pottery and woodwork to home accessories by Alberta artists, you will find a curated collection of both contemporary and eclectic pieces here.

Address: 10186 – 106 Street. Edmonton

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