Gift giving can be a wild ride come the holiday season. You’ve got to create your list, check it twice, make sure that gifts are distinctive and nice. It’s all starting to sound a little Santa-esque, isn’t it? The thing is, great gifts don’t come from the North Pole – they come from right here in your own backyard!
For gifts as unique as the person you’re purchasing for, check out these five local shops:
Shawna Pierce Pottery
Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pottery creations are a stunning gift to give. Shawna, the owner and craftswoman, makes incredible pieces that are both food-safe and lead free. Her store totes everything from mugs, to vases, to dishware in a variety of styles and designs that are perfect for those that crave variety and uniqueness in their décor.
Check out her stock of amazing goodies here.
This family owned and operated business has been at the heart of both craft and trade shows for years with a large variety of stunning collectables on offer. Proudly Canadian, they provide a platform for many other Canadian craftspeople to showcase and sell their work. This includes brands such as Painted Ponies, Cowboy Hardware Clothing, ML Kids, Simply Noel, Jim Shore Collectables, and Lazy One Pyjamas.
For an amazing selection of exceptional Canadian products, visit their homepage.
House of Magic Gems
This one is perfect for the gem or jewelry enthusiast in your life. House of Magic Gems provides gorgeous gemstone creations that are handmade and use high quality and Canadian sourced stones. They also construct custom works, meaning that you can design a piece perfectly suited for that special person in your life.
As an additional bonus, you can get 15% off your first order and they offer free shipping within Canada for orders over $85.00. Amazing!
Mocs N’ More
Shirley is the extremely talented artist and owner of Mocs N More, a company that showcases stunning Indigenous goods such handmade footwear, beautiful artwork, journals, blankets, dishware, and so much more! They work with multiple Canadian suppliers and artists to make sure that designs are credited appropriately and to ensure that all artists receive proper royalties for their work. A proud supporter of Canadian and First Nations art communities, you can check out their huge selection of one-of-a-kind products here.
If you’re looking for something to impress the trendy human in your life, look no further than Miss May.
Specializing in custom hair accessories, they’re passionate about creating memorable pieces that will stun in any situation. Each accessory is hand-crafted with perfection in mind, using only the finest vegan leather and adhesives for a product that will stand the test of time.
Shop Local for Great Gifts Every Time
Chestermere is home to a plethora of small businesses run by some of the most passionate and hardworking people we know. Friends and family will be thrilled by a gift that is not only unique, but also helps support local business owners.
Check out the South Shore community for a glimpse into what Chestermere has to offer. With plenty of quick possession homes on offer, and tons of local shops and amenities nearby, you’ll be glad you did. Reach out here for more information.