The ultimate Calgary business gift guide 2021

Author: Esther Gutman

We all know the feeling – November comes and goes, and we’re counting down the days until the holidays. As we’re sipping on our favourite holiday drink taking in all the sparkly lights, and basking in the gorgeous autumn hues of fallen leaves, there’s one pressing thought on our minds: it’s gift giving season.

Suddenly, December has arrived, and we’re left scrambling to find gifts for everyone on our list. Let’s be honest, we all have someone on our gift list who’s impossible to shop for.

To ease your mind as you shop, we have put together a list of carefully curated gift ideas from our favourite local stores, brands and creators around Calgary, including businesses that are Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) graduates and Team Calgary partners. Whether you’re fresh out of ideas or searching for that perfect present, here are 30 potential gifts from local businesses guaranteed to make everyone on your list smile.


For the foodies

For those in need of a little self-care

For the self-proclaimed interior designers and homebodies

For those who love their bling

    For the DIY lovers & experience seekers

    For those who want to be cozy

    Looking for a great holiday card to pair with your gift? Many of these local businesses also carry an impressive selection of holiday cards that you can include with your gifts.


    Christmas Markets around Calgary

    If you need more gift giving inspiration and festive cheer, check out these holiday markets happening all around Calgary that are selling hand-crafted, locally made products and internationally sourced goods:


    Calgarians are known for their collaborative, community-minded attitude. We’re ready to lend a helping hand to our neighbours in their time of need. Local businesses rely on our community support, and in the last two years have needed it more than ever.

    This holiday season, consider shopping at a local business. Besides the undeniably warm feeling we receive when we support our local economy and real business owners, we’re gifting a special, thoughtful, and personalized experience.  

    Happy shopping!

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