Somehow, we blinked and Christmas is less than two weeks away! If you’ve still got a few gifts to check off on your list and are feeling a bit stumped, we’ve rounded up ten of our favourite local shops for last-minute holiday shopping in Calgary. We promise, at these stores, you’re gonna find a one-of-a-kind gift that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to even the toughest person on your Secret Santa list!
Best Local Spots for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping in Calgary
Luke’s Drug Mart | lukesdrugmart.com
Grab a coffee or some soft serve and take a stroll around one of Luke‘s two locations to find something special for that someone special while you get your prescription filled. Yep, Calgary’s oldest pharmacy is pretty much the definition of a one stop shop! They’ve got records, potted plants, greeting cards, locally roasted coffee, non-alcoholic wine, and more, just waiting to be wrapped up for Christmas!
Purr and Purr Petite | purrclothing.ca & purrpetite.com
From gorgeous clothing and accessories to fun home decor and quirky pins and patches, Purr Clothing has all the fashion-forward adults on your gift list covered and then some. For trendy littles on your list, you’ve gotta check out Purr Petite. Purr Petite carries super cute clothing, toys and gifts from popular brands like Cuddle + Kind, Lou Lou Lollipop, Native Shoes, Petit Lem and more. They’re wonderful shops all year ’round but perfect for last-minute holiday shopping in Calgary.
Plant | plantshop.ca
Plants! Planters! Plant supplies! Oh my! Whether you’re looking for the perfect accessory for a sweet succulent or want to craft a cute little terrarium of your very own, Plant has everything you need to add a little greenery to someone’s stocking this Christmas. If your “giftee” is a plant fan but you just don’t know what you could possibly add to their collection, why not purchase tickets for an upcoming workshop, like the DIY Terrarium or Everlasting Bouquet class?
Castle Toys | castletoys.ca
For kids and kids at heart, Castle Toys has every theme of toy you can imagine and has been a Calgary staple for over 30 years. If you’re in search of puzzles, arts and crafts, books, science experiments, fidgets, dolls, or magic kits, you’ve come to the right place – but that’s not even close to everything they’ve got on the shelves at Castle Toys!
Collab | collabyyc.com
If you’ve found yourself at Southcentre Mall and are feeling a bit uninspired by all the big name stores, don’t leave before visiting Collab. At Collab you’ll find all kinds of gift items, like apparel, home decor, kitchen items, DIY kits, loose leaf tea, jewelry, stationery, bath and body items, art and art prints and more, all created by local artists and vendors. It’s ideal for all of your last-minute holiday shopping in Calgary.
Ninth and Brick | ninthandbrick.ca
Ninth and Brick is a local collective located in the heart of Inglewood, carrying all kinds of gorgeous goods from over 20 local YYC artists and artisans. Clothing, accessories, skincare, macrame, photography, and candles are just a few of the things you’ll find when browsing the shelves at Ninth and Brick. Stock up on your faves from companies like Milk Jar Candle Company, Sweet As Candy bath products, and Something Wild Ceramics, and find new vendors to drool over, like Jem Macrame and Needle + Pine.
Steeling Home | steelinghome.ca
Steeling Home has something for everyone on your list, from kids to grownups. Unique housewares, funky decor, beautiful jewelry, gorgeous books, and one-of-a-kind treasures are what you’ll find in this popular shop on 17th ave. If you’re looking for a gift to give a proud Albertan, they have all kinds of special surprises, from handcrafted mugs and maps to jewelry and cowboy hats.
The Livery Shop | theliveryshop.com
The Livery Shop has a little bit of everything for the men, women and kids on your shopping list. Grab a Camp Brand hoodie for her (or him), a Brixton flannel and some new Vans for the coolest Christmas Day outfit out there. The Livery Shop has tons of accessories from jewelry to socks, and even tons of cozy outerwear from popular brands like Patagonia. Don’t know the size of the person you’re shopping for? No problem – The Livery‘s home and lifestyle section has housewares, kitchen accessories, decor items, and even gifts for your furry friends!
Without Co. | withoutco.com
Without Co. is a business on a mission to reduce waste and make your home more natural and earth-friendly place to be. Products like “unpaper” towel, cotton produce bags, shampoo and conditioner bars, and clean beauty and cleaning products are just a few of the things you’ll find at Without Co. They also have a “refillery” where you can purchase a reusable receptacle for products like lotions, soaps, shampoos and conditioners, skin care, laundry soap, and more that you can bring back to refill when they’re empty instead of sending containers to the landfill!
The Raven’s Room | theravensroom.ca
Beautiful art, hilarious greeting cards, cozy scarves, and fun barware are just a few items you’ll find to wrap up from the Raven’s Room. They’ve got everything you need for the perfect stocking stuffer or main gift, whether you’re on the hunt for something to stock their kitchen, fill up their self-care kit, or pin on their lapel, this 17th ave shop has a carefully curated selection of goods from Canadian makers that are bound to be a hit on Christmas morning!
What are your favourite local shops for last-minute holiday shopping in Calgary? We’d love to hear them in the comments!