Hey there, lovely people of Edmonton! As the festive season twinkles on the horizon, let’s talk about something close to our hearts – shopping local. Not only does it bring a unique charm to our holiday gifting, but it also does wonders for our beloved community. And guess what? Here at TimeSquared, we’re all about spreading that local love, especially during Christmas! We’ve even put together some awesome ideas for the perfect present from local boutique businesses.
The Magic of Christmas Shopping in Edmonton
When you choose to shop at Edmonton’s local businesses, like Colleen’s Chocolates for delectable finds or Blooms by May for the perfect flower arrangement, you’re doing more than just shopping – you’re fueling dreams and supporting the ideas of our neighbours and friends. In Edmonton, about 48% of each purchase made at local businesses circulates back into our community, a significant leap from the mere 14% contribution by chain stores. That’s huge compared to just 14% from chain stores! This local economic boost means more YEG jobs, more vibrant communities, and more unique choices for everyone.
Local Edmonton Gifts, Big Global Impact
Shopping locally during the holidays is about more than economic prosperity; it’s a commitment to sustainability, personalized service, and preserving the unique character of our community. Local stores, like Jaisel Menswear and Poppy Barley, with their handcrafted and artisanal offerings, are not just shops; they are the embodiment of Edmonton’s heart and soul, offering one-of-a-kind products and experiences. These local purchases are a testament to our city’s diversity, entrepreneurship, and community well-being.
Empowering Our Community
Every local purchase you make is a vote of confidence in our city. By choosing to buy from local places like Workhall or Shades of Grey, you’re not just acquiring products; you’re empowering the people behind these businesses. This support translates into more jobs, enhanced local services, and a robust community spirit capable of overcoming any challenge. We’re saying ‘yes’ to more jobs, better local services, and a thriving community spirit that can face any challenge, together.
The Season of Local Love
Boutique Christmas Gift Ideas In Edmonton
What’s a Christmas present without a personalized touch? Our TimeSquared gift baskets are the perfect way to show you care. Tailored to your ideas and preferences, these baskets can include anything from local gourmet goodies to hand-picked items from Edmonton’s finest boutiques. Let us handle the details – from planning and shopping to wrapping and delivery.
Bring cheer to your Christmas with a sip of YEG ‘s finest from Hansen Distillery. This family-run craft distillery is renowned for its unique spirits, including Root Beer Moonshine and Honey Rhubarb Gin. If you’re looking for gift ideas for the discerning drinker on your list, their spirits are a toast to Edmonton, Alberta’s craftsmanship and spirit.
Parties by Pat brings a personal chef’s touch to your Edmonton events, offering a bespoke culinary experience. Specializing in crafting unique dinner menus with fresh ingredients, their service celebrates diverse global flavours, tailored to various dietary preferences. Perfect for special occasions, Parties by Pat transforms your home into a haven of exquisite dining, providing an intimate and memorable culinary journey.
Explore the rich culture of Canada’s First Nations at Samson Native Gallery. Their exquisite collection of paintings, sculptures, handcrafted jewelry, and more, are tokens of heritage and craftsmanship. Gifting an item from here means sharing a story of tradition and beauty.
For the fashionista in your life, The Bamboo Ballroom is a must-visit. This boutique features an array of edgy basics, summer party dresses, and unique pieces from YEG designers. It’s the perfect place to find a thoughtful and stylish present that supports local talent.
For those who love to keep it green, Carbon Environmental Boutique offers eco-friendly beauty, lifestyle, and home gifts. With their range of organic and sustainable products, you can give a present that cares for the planet as much as it does for the recipient.
Poppy Barley brings the old art of boutique fashion into the modern day. Their made-to-measure shoes and luxury collections are ideal for a personalized and thoughtful present. Shopping here means giving a gift that’s as unique as the person receiving it.
Hideout Distro is where uniqueness meets creativity. This local goods general store boasts a collection of indie arts, fashion, and music. It’s a one-stop shop for those looking to gift something cool and contemporary this Christmas.
Shades of Grey offers a beautifully curated selection of womenswear. With classic, timeless pieces, it’s the spot to find gift ideas that will be cherished for years to come. Their focus on quality and elegance makes every purchase special.
Looking for something for the gentlemen in your life? Jaisel Menswear offers the best in well-tailored menswear, from blazers to accessories. Their focus on quality and classic styles makes them the perfect choice for a sophisticated and lasting Christmas present.
Discover handcrafted wonders at The Alberta Craft Gallery. From pottery to woodwork, their pieces are made with love and skill by Alberta artists. It’s the perfect place to find a present that celebrates the artistry of our province.
At The Makers Keep, you’ll find a vibrant collection of local and handmade goods. From unique jewelry to handcrafted decor, it’s a haven for those who appreciate the beauty of craftsmanship. This Christmas, give a unique present that supports YEG artisans.
Gravity Pope is not your average shoe store. Offering an unparalleled selection of unique designer footwear, it’s the go-to destination for that special someone who loves to step out in style. Their high-quality, distinctive shoes are sure to make a memorable Christmas gift.
For those who appreciate sustainability as much as style, Workhall is the answer. Their environmentally conscious, hand-made collections focus on plant-based fabrics. A gift from Workhall is not just chic; it’s a statement of care for our planet.
These YEG businesses offer more than just products; they offer stories, quality, and a personal touch that you won’t find anywhere else. This Christmas, let’s make our gifts mean more by supporting Edmonton ‘s local heroes.
TimeSquared to the Rescue!
Feeling the holiday rush? Let TimeSquared ease your stress! Our personal shopping and errand services are here to help. Whether it’s picking up gifts from The Alberta Craft Gallery or grabbing those last-minute decorations, we’ve got you covered. Save your time for what truly matters – making memories with your loved ones.
Building a Stronger Community Together
Let’s wrap up our gifts with love and pride this Christmas. By choosing local gift ideas, we’re not just giving to our friends and family, we’re giving back to our community. And remember, TimeSquared is here to help you with all your holiday needs. From errand running and gift ideas, to crafting the perfect gift basket, we’re your elves this festive season! 🎄💖
Happy Holidays and much love,
Your TimeSquared Family