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Local Loves: 2020 Gift Guide

It’s the holiday season and we are in gifting mode! This year, something our team has all agreed on is that we want to support local as much as possible through the holidays, so we have been buying and wishing for goodies from some of our favourite Calgary-based businesses.

Down below is a gift guide with some rad local businesses and our picks that make beautiful gifts on their own, or can be mixed and matched to make sweet gift boxes. This guide is perfect for the holidays, but can also come in handy when you’re looking for a little something for your bridal party!

The best thing about this list? All of these Calgarian businesses are owned by women! Check out the guide, and let us know if we missed your favourite local brand. We are always down to try new local goodies!

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Handcrafted Jewellery // There’s something for everyone at au+c. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.


Loungewear & Essentials // Monograph is all about the comfy and luxe vibes. They offer robes, crewnecks, and tees, and their scrunchies are the best stocking stuffers.


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Hand-Poured Soy Candles // The mini size is great for gifting, but trust us, it’s worth it to get the full size. Who wouldn’t want their home to smell like cookies?



Jewellery & Hair Accessories // Know people that love their costume jewellery? Look no further than CoutuKitsch for quirky accessories.


Creative Edge Flowers

Arrangements & DIY Kits // Sending flowers is the most classic way of telling someone you’re thinking of them. For the creatives on your shopping list, peep the DIY Grinch Tree Gift Box.


Tsubaki Skin

Gua Sha Beauty Tools // For the skincare lovers. Gua sha is luxuriously relaxing and helps to make the perfect at-home facial.


The Gut Lab

Superfood Powders // We’d love to curl up to the fireplace with some Cosmic Hot Cacao by this sister duo.


AM Cleaning

Residential Cleaning Service // The holidays can get crazy, and so can the home. Give the gift of hitting the reset button in the New Year with a home scrub-down from AM Cleaning.


T’oria Skincare

Body Scrubs, Butters, & Oils // Calgary winters are harsh on the skin. Help your loved ones get their glow on with T’oria Skincare.


Modern Bake

Macarons, Bonbons, Cake Pops, & Sugar Cookies // Get treats by the dozen and add them to your gift boxes or leave them loose and up your candy gram game.

Photo Credits

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Planning: CNC Event Design // Photography: Grey Lily Photography // Venue: Studio 1130 // Florals: Creative Edge Flowers // Rentals: Modern Rentals / Great Events Rentals // Gown: Blush & Raven // Hair: Hair Design By Jess // Makeup: Christina Polischuk // Cake Artistry: Modern Bake // Jewellery: au+c fine jewelry // Stationary: The Social Page

Creative Edge Flowers

Photography: Stephanie Couture Photography // Planning & Design: CNC Event Design // Florals: Creative Edge Flowers / Chickweed Cottage // Venue: The Pioneer // Cake Artistry: Bake My Day // Stationary: Debbie Wong Design // Rentals: Modern Rentals / Great Events Rentals // Hair & Makeup: Avenue Beauty / Robin Hubert // Jewellery: Joanna Bisley Designs // Gowns: Lovenote Bride / Truvelle / Rembo Styling

Modern Bake

Planning: CNC Event Design // Photography: Tara Whittaker Photography // Venue: Workshop Studios // Florals: Creative Edge Flowers // Rentals: Orange Trunk // Hair & Makeup: Avenue Beauty // Jewellery: Joanna Bisley Designs // Gowns: Blush & Raven // Cake Artistry: Modern Bake // Stationary: Debbie Wong Design // Styling Kit: Curated Kits

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Local Loves: 2020 Gift Guide




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