If you’re attending a last-minute holiday gathering, received a gift from someone you weren’t expecting, or just forgot to grab something for a certain person in your life, don’t worry! We have you covered with some of the best local shops around Edmonton. Don’t fret about online shipping dates and spend your money locally to support some awesome small businesses around the Oliver neighborhood and beyond.
For Anyone with a Sweet Tooth: Carol’s Quality Sweets
Need the perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth? Carol’s Quality Sweets is your perfect stop! From hard-to-find British candies to old school favorites, Carol’s has it all. Located on High Street in Edmonton, you can pop into lots of other shops in the area to finish crossing your last minute items off the list.
For the Musician: Blackbyrd Myoozik
Everyone has that one friend who loves vinyl. There’s no better gift for them than a new (or vintage) record from Blackbyrd Myoozik in the Strathcona neighborhood. The helpful crew there can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, and can always order in anything you can’t find.
For the Fashionista: C’est Sera
The stretch between 103rd and 105th on Whyte Avenue is home to wonderful women’s shopping. One of the most popular spots for clothes and accessories is C’est Sera. Paired with a Revolution Sole shoe boutique, this shop is stocked with everything from casual tops to stunning evening dresses. Not sure what size you need to buy? A gift card is sure to be a hit.
For Your Foodie Friend: Barb’s Kitchen Centre
For over 30 years, Barb’s has stocked the finest kitchens in Edmonton with cooking accessories and supplies. They have stunning kitchenware, small appliances, and fresh food that make the perfect gift for any aspiring chef in your life.
For the Aspiring Chef: A Class at Get Cooking Edmonton
If you have a friend who knows their sous vide from their simmer and is always trying new experiments in the kitchen, treat them to a cooking class at Get Cooking. They’ll be able to explore the wide world of international cuisine, led by a professional chef to guide them along the way.
For Anyone Who Needs a Break: Cloud Nine Pajamas
After a stop at Carol’s on High Street, pick up some pajamas for that person who needs a little relaxation in their life. Soft, functional, and perfect for Christmas Day pictures, a little gift from Cloud Nine Pajamas is sure to make an impression.
For the Sharp-Dressed Man: The Helm Clothing
If you have a dapper gentleman in your life, The Helm is the perfect place to pick up a new suit, tie, or pair of dress shoes in Edmonton. The helpful staff can help you pick out the best piece for any man, or any age. Stop in and see them on 102nd Ave in downtown Edmonton.
For the Caffeine Addict: Catfish Coffee
The perfect gift for any coffee lover who turns up their nose at mass-produced beans is a pound of locally-roasted coffee from Catfish Coffee at the Old Strathcona Farmers Market. They have light and dark roasts that are sure to please even the pickiest palate.
Avoid the massive lines waiting for mall Santa and spend your money at these wonderful local shops around Edmonton. You’re sure to find a unique gift along the way, and you might even find a new favorite local store. The best part is, you’ll be able to quickly get in, get out, and be on your way to your next holiday gathering in no time!
What are your favorite local shops in Edmonton? Leave a comment below and let us know!