‘Tis the season to celebrate with loved ones, gather around your table, and give a gift here and there. We’re not just all about delicious, local, and exciting food at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, we also have beautifully handcrafted artisan items which means we have something for everyone. Here are 10 gift ideas that will make anyone shout with glee to see under the tree:
1. Custom Grinch Tree
These incredible arrangements will turn even the most sour grinchy frowns upside down. Handmade in all sizes, Flowers at the Market can arrange the perfect gift that will most certainly make hearts grow three sizes. And to help make your season bright, we encourage you to bring in your favorite vase or container and allow Flowers at the Market to build a centerpiece to suit your table while you shop for your Who-pudding and roast beast.
2. Game Night anyone?
Cribbage Works isn’t all cribbage boards (though they do have some pretty nifty ones if you’re family is known for throwing down a mean game of cribbage), they also have the very creative Seedling activity kits, puzzles, and games too! We’re fond of this ‘Explore Canada’ game because it’s local Canadian fun for the whole family.
3. Stay Warm Stocking Stuffer
Baby, it’s cold outside! Keep warm with D’Alpaca Peru’s beautiful Peruvian cozy knit leg warmers. Under boots, over pants, or post workout, your legs will appreciate an extra layer when our temperatures dip and it’s up to your knees out there.
4. Cool Gifts for Kids
Wild Things Baby Stuff is brimming with handmade, unique items for babies, kids, and moms. These Cate & Levi hand puppets are all created in Canada with recycled wool. They are specially treated with an eco-friendly process that ensures each hand puppet is soft and perfect for any kid or adult who loves having hours of fun at their fingertips!
5. Coffee Lovers Rejoice
The Analog Cafe is driven by relentless fanaticism for coffee and a keen desire to share this passion with all of you. They have a wide selection of Breville espresso machines, brewed coffee machines, and the fabulous Espro Press to meet every coffee lovers’ desire for exceptional coffee at home.
6. Give Comfort for Christmas
Turn your bedroom into a blissful retreat with Canadian Comfort’s unique Bamboo collection. Their Hotel Comfort line offers luxury bedding typically found in five star, high end hotels. The premium blend of microfiber cotton and 1800 thread count linens offer a restful and pleasant sleeping experience second to none. They also offer robes, bath accessories, and t-shirts that will help you rest well, and live well.
6. Let the Jingle Hop Begin
The dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square will be flashy and festive with the statement socks by The Friday Sock Company found at Crafted. They offer a brilliant selection of one-of-a-kind, modern, handmade goods created by local artists, designers, and makers. They proudly present a revolving collection including: apparel (for men, women and children), jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor, and bath & body products.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a family member, or friend, Crafted has something for everyone.
7. Do You Hear What I Hear? Knives that go “shooo”!
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: a honing rod and a Sugimori. Knifewear has become a destination for those who love Japanese steel and are addicted to sharp. They carry direct-from-Japan, one-of-a-kind, exclusive, scary sharp, high performance blades. Stop by to talk to the Knifewear team about the right blade for the chef, home cook, or aspiring ninja on your Christmas list.
8. Treat Your “Tea”cher
Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again, but you can treat your teachers to a cup of cheer over the holidays. Totalitea offers a fine assortment of fresh, quality imported loose teas from around the world. With over 150 varieties of loose leaf tea, you’re sure to find something your teacher(s) will love during the most wonderful time of year.
9. Have Yourself a Spicy Little Christmas
Passionate about the ability of spices to turn a standard kitchen into an incredible adventure, the Silk Road Spice Merchant sells a complete range of spices, herbs, chiles, and seasonings from around the world. They source, grind, and hand-mix their meticulously developed and tested spice blends to offer endless possibilities; you will be amazed at the difference in freshness and flavour! From two bottle pairings to this Deluxe Holiday Season set, they have a gift set for everyone.
10. Let Rover Play in the Reindeer Games
Made especially for the furry friends on your Christmas list, Bon-A-Pet Treat! Pet Bakery is dedicated to 100% natural, baked treats made with the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients. Rover is sure to bark with glee and you’ll go down in history as the best pet owners.
Ok, so we lied. We forgot to mention one little thing.
11. She’s been an Angel All Year
Treat her to beautifully handcrafted jewelry from Stillwater Design, a contemporary women’s boutique full of wearable art. They offer unique and contemporary styles to help you achieve a fashionable, personalized and confident look, effortlessly. They will help you find just the right gift, so hurry down the chimney tonight.
To explore a full list of our vendors and locate the ones on our Top 10 (*ahem* 11) list, visit our website.
From all of us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Happy Holidays! And a Happy New Year!