A Cool Little Gift Guide of Locally Made Treasures

With literally only a few shopping days to go before Christmas, we are here to help with a few last-minute gift ideas. It is quite extraordinary; the variety of unique Made-In-The-Cool-Little-Towns gift options that can be found right here on Calgary’s Doorstep!

Here are some fun ideas from the artistic to the unusual….

Images courtesy of Mosaic Art Gallery & Studio, Branch Market Studio, Forge & Facet Jewellers and Firebrand Glass Studio

Who doesn’t love a little glitter and glam for Christmas? Find something for the home, for her, and a something for yourself too!

Hand-blown glass ornaments and workshops:

Engraved or custom designed jewelry:

and for a mishmash of locally made bangles and bobs check out these little gems:


Fat Bike Image by Anthony DeLorenzo http://www.flickr.com/photos/delorenzo/ CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Get your family or loved one moving by trying something new  How about a gift certificate from…..


Images courtesy of Eau Claire Distillery, Spirit Hills Honey Wine, Chinook Honey Company and Rebel Bean Roasters

Our local wineries and craft distilleries and roasters will life your holiday with warmth & spirits.

Images courtesy of Bluerock Gallery, Little Monkey Metalworks, Pike Studios Pottery, Lineham House Galleries

From framing a holiday treasure to finding something uniquely one-of-a kind, these places have ideas!

Images courtesy of Longview Leather, Eamor’s Saddlery, Olson Silver Company

The breathtaking scenery and deep traditions of ranch life in the foothills surrounding our Cool Little Towns has inspired the beautiful and authentic work of many local craftspeople and artists whose work is collected around the world… 


We could literally go on and on! There are so many nooks and crannies to explore that if you don’t have time to visit these great places before Christmas, keep this list handy for your ABC (anniversary – birthday – Christmas) list for 2018 or part of a Sunday drive.

City Sidewalks… busy sidewalks…. Not in our Cool Little Towns on Calgary’s Doorstep!!! Skip the holiday crowds and enjoy your holiday shopping with us this year





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