Shopping local has always been important, but now thanks to the Internet – hallelujah! – if you don’t feel like leaving the house you can choose to skip the hours spent driving around, scouring shops for that specific item or the most fitting gift. Better yet, we can support our neighbours across the country with the click of a button. Check out this round-up of Alberta’s best online gift shops.
Whether you’re looking to furnish your home, accessorize your wardrobe, or treat your friends, these Alberta curators have just the selection.
ALBERTA'S BEST ONLINE GIFT SHOPS
Established over 15 years ago, this online shop hosts a wide variety of products to suit you, wherever you’re at in life. If you’re seeking to connect with your spiritual self, find books, crystals, incense and yoga products from local makers and creators. Perhaps you’re looking for a gift – here you’ll also find candles, clothing, jewellery and so much more, regardless of your recipient. Browse the online shop to find just what you’re looking for – you might not even know it yet.
Found in Edmonton, this boutique is proudly a collective, curating an experience unlike any other. With hundreds of vendors and a compilation of quality brands, your hand will likely get tired from scrolling before you run out of local items to peruse. Branded clothing, unique jewellery, handcrafted artwork, ethically-woven blankets – these local makers sure know how to grab our attention.
An online boutique gift shop located in the heart of Calgary, Mariposa specializes in Canadian-themed goods and locally produced items. Show your Canadian pride, or send it to a friend, with their iconic prints, landscape puzzles, maple-leaf stamped memorabilia and a bottle of our famous maple syrup. You don’t have to cross Canada, Canada can come to you.
Set in the grandiose Rocky Mountains, Alberta’s Own Marketplace is home to the beautifully crafted goods of 150 local makers. From cute signs and patterned blankets to wall art and knick-knacks, this gift shop has anything and everything you can dream of. You might intend on shopping here for a friend, but we’d bet your cart will have a few extra items upon checkout.
The curators here at The Block & Co. believe that you should love where you live – we can definitely get on board with that. Whether you’re looking for a new home accent piece or a gift that says, ‘this is so you,’ this home goods and lifestyle shop has you covered. Physically located in Fort McMurray, everything they carry is also found online, so shop from anywhere to get your Block & Co. fix.
Did you even make it to the bottom of this blog before browsing one of these incredible online shops? We didn’t think so! Happy shopping.
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Written by Kelsey Woods