An Alberta guide to shopping local this holiday season | Alberta Blue Cross

The last couple of years have taught us the importance of supporting local. According to Support Local AB, small businesses in Alberta make up 95.5 per cent of all the businesses in the province. Not only is shopping local a great way to give back to our hard-working small businesses, but it also provides us with the opportunity to give gifts to our loved ones that are thoughtful, unique and sustainably made. 

To help you do this, we’ve compiled a list of small businesses across the province you can shop from, both online and in-person this holiday season!

For cravings  

Give the foodie in your life a gift card for some local treats, handmade goods or a night out at a delicious restaurant.

For the craft beer lover

Support local breweries across Alberta by spreading love with some holiday hops! Choose from a variety of local breweries across Alberta, including the ones below and so many more.

For artists, crafters and collectors  

These local shops are a great place to spoil the artist, crafter or collector in your life. Whether you’re looking for artist supplies, small works from local artists or ceramics and more.

For the home and body

For the person on your list who loves home décor, clothing, soothing scented candles and other lifestyle goods.  

For outdoor enthusiasts

From mountain bikers and hikers to those who just love a jaunt in the outdoors. These local shops have it all.

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