Shop Local: Calgary Gift Guide

Finding and giving the perfect gift can be a rewarding experience and it always seems like the perfect gift is not in the overcrowded malls, but the mom-and-pop bakeries, the little side-street boutique that sell unique handmade and handcrafted goods. Interac challenged me to support small businesses by shopping local for the holidays. It’s a way to avoid stress, spend within one’s means and stay in the black, and also, support local shops in one’s community and since paying with Interac Debit and Interac Flash has lower transaction costs for small businesses compared to other payments methods, it’s a win-win.

So here’s a cute little interactive map of my favourite shops in Calgary!

Here’s a rundown of my favourite shops!

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Dept.

1325A 9th Ave. SE Calgary T2G 0T2

The owners of the UNCMNS and Fresh Laundry join forces in this retail shop featuring unique home décor and fashion. The cool terracotta planter I picked up is going to look great on my breakfast bar.

 

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Luna Blue

2611 14th St. SW Calgary, T2T 3T9
From adorable billowy tops to cozy sweater dresses, it’s impossible to pick up just one piece.  

 

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The Social Page

421 Forge Rd. SE Calgary T2H 0S9

Your mom, bestie or boss will love the personalized makeup bags and stationery.

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Steeling Home

1010 17th Ave. SW Calgary T2T 0A5

All your Canadiana needs – from home décor to stylish accessories -- are met in this hipster spot. 

 

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Liz & Lottie

537 Riverfront Ave. SE Calgary T2G 1K2

Cozy mittens to cinnamon bun tea—you’ll be set to embrace hygge after a stop at this shop. 

Chantel Guertin