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!
Give the foodie in your life a gift card for some local treats, handmade goods or a night out at a delicious restaurant.
- Chartier Restaurant, Beaumont
- Bloom Cookie Co., Edmonton
- Calgary Heritage Roasting Co., Calgary
- The Raven Bistro, Jasper
- La Petite Iza, Edmonton
- Brio Bakery, Edmonton
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.
- SYC Brewing Co., Edmonton
- Sea Change Brewing Co., Beaumont
- 4th Meridian Brewing Company, Lloydminster
- The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, Canmore
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.
- Alberta Craft and Gallery Shop, Edmonton
- Blackwell Studio Collective, Cochrane
- The Paint Spot, Edmonton
- Kensington Art, Calgary
- Studio YEG Art, Edmonton
For the home and body
For the person on your list who loves home décor, clothing, soothing scented candles and other lifestyle goods.
- Ninth and Brick, Calgary
- Red Ribbon Boutique, Edmonton
- Black Owned Market, Edmonton
- The Land of Daughters, Calgary
- LUXE B, Leduc
- Alta Shop, Red Deer
For outdoor enthusiasts
From mountain bikers and hikers to those who just love a jaunt in the outdoors. These local shops have it all.