Tis the season to celebrate our local makers and design talent and to discover unique gift items for those nearly-impossible-to-buy-for people on your list. Our very own Calgary Stampede Maker Market vendors have just what you need to check off your Christmas list. For a full list of our incredible 2018 Maker Market vendors, head over to the Calgary Stampede Maker Market shopping page. If you are or know a Maker, we’re busy scouting out new and exciting vendors for the 3-4 day blocks for the 2019 Calgary Stampede – Maker Market 2019.
Lucky for you the 2018 Gift Guide includes selections from both 2017 and 2018 Makers.
Last-minute holiday cards, ranging from classic to cheeky – $5:
FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS/FOODIE
Yes, there is reusable food wrap from YYC Beeswax – $15. It lets food breathe so items stays fresh longer than plastic kitchen wrap (looking at you asparagus and fresh herbs!). Crumple it up in your hands to warm it up, then wrap your fresh produce or leftovers.
FOR YOUR PARTY HOST
Hand-poured pure soy wax candles with essential oils and a wooden wick from Temper + Lace will be a welcome gift. Choose the Winter scent for that fresh mountain air, Christmas in Banff aroma – $28
You’ll been in awe of these Charcuterie boards and cutting boards from Airdrie Woodworks. The woods aren’t dyed. These self-taught young artisans ( high school students!) source interesting wood varietals with natural dark brown, red and purple tones. Meet them in person at the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market.
Shop Airdrie Woodworks
FOR AN ENTIRE FAMILY IN ONE STOP
Discover a little something for everyone in the family from Snow Alligator with charming and whimsical finds for you, your home and your kids. Check out the prints, home décor, cards, books, blankets, toys and activity kits.
From one of our favourite picks, try the Dry Shampoo $10 or the Bum Butter $10 for the little ones – Dev & Daws has safe and natural products for the entire family.
Matching kids and adults handmade leather moccasins from Posh Panda will keep everyones’ feet cozy this holiday season – from $45 – $120.
FOR CO-WORKERS & SECRET SANTAS
Cord keepers from Illo Leather are cheap and cheerful at $5.50! And they come in more than a dozen colours.
“Hustle” morse code bracelets from MerSea are a unique and meaningful gift. Select from the Morse Code Collection from just $28.
FOR THE CABIN
For the easiest fire to cozy up to this season, discover the Mr. Quicksplit log splitter from Martin Reinhard’s Willow Creek Forge. It will make every cabin goer, outdoors person or camper happy – $148.