Gifts from Edmonton shops for the traveller on your list

Looking for the ideal Christmas present for your adventurous travel partner-in-crime, or your parents, who just won’t stop booking cruises? We’ve got you covered. These Edmonton shops sell fun, functional and fashionable travel accessories for every kind of trip.

Mountain Equipment Co-op

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11904 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0G6

For the adventurous traveller or adrenaline junkie on your shopping list, MEC is the perfect spot to find some awesome travel accessories. They carry every kind of pack and bag imaginable, plus locks, luggage tags, money belts, sun and bug protection, guidebooks and camera accessories. For your pals that love road trips, they also sell first aid kits, road maps and water bottles, plus water filters, purifiers, treatments and tablets.

TUMI Store - West Edmonton Mall - Temporarily Closed

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8882 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

Tumi carries high-quality bags, including compact carry-ons, gorgeous duffel bags, back packs, cross-body bags, garment bags, cosmetic kits and roll-up bags for jewellery, plus luggage ID tags, shoe bags, leather wallets and, of course, premium luggage. Treat your in-laws to a monogrammed set of luggage or some sweet travel accessories – and maybe they’ll invite you along on their next big trip.

Red Ribbon Gifts Inc

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12505 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

Located in High Street, this underground shop carries gorgeous scarves and pashminas that can double as blankets on a chilly airplane. Plus, they also sell tartan blanket scarves and oversize square scarves that can double as ponchos – perfect for a trip to anywhere with unpredictable weather patterns. Whether you choose a black, grey or beige cashmere scarf from Lizou or the tassel infinity scarf in light green, your sister is sure to bring it with her on every trip she takes for years – there’s no better way to accent an outfit or get cozy than with a scarf.

Kate Spade

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2333-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

This luxurious boutique sells the most beautiful luggage tags, guaranteed to go the distance. Your fashionista friend who’s planning a honeymoon to Rome? Get her a lovely passport holder, weekender bag, travel wallet or toiletries kit. They also have cute bags to hold jewellery, shoes and dirty laundry. If you want everything to match, most of their travel accessories come in the adorable Cedar Dot pattern.

Bentley

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5015 111 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6

While Bentley is known for selling luggage, they also carry plenty of travel accessories, including wallets, toiletry cases, carry-on bags, passport covers, chargers and adapters. Pick up a selection of useful items for your mom and dad’s upcoming trip to Europe – that way, you can ensure they don’t buy themselves fanny packs for travelling. Bentley carries chic travel items from brands such as Roots, Via Roma, Swiss Gear, Tracker and Kenneth Cole.

The Plaid Giraffe

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10340 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z8

This cute Whyte Avenue store carries just about every Lug bag you can think of – totes, travel wallets, cosmetic cases, toiletry pouches, passport holders, satchels, cross-body bags and more. Lug products are durable, lightweight, water repellent and colourful, making them ideal for travel. They’re easy to clean and easy to pick out in a sea of plain black bags, plus they look cute. The Plaid Giraffe has a whole section of fantastic Lug items, making it easy to find the ideal gift for your friend who loves to travel.

Whether you’re shopping for a wee babe or yourself, is there anything cozier than a onesie? Perfect for camping trips or hanging out at home on the couch (or in the crib),onesies are versatile and comfy – plus, is there anything a baby looks cuter in? These stores sell the most adorable onesies on the market. [Image credit: iStock.com/martinedoucet]
Kombucha tea, a slightly bubbly fermented drink made with a green or black tea base, is a sweet but healthy alternative to pop. Makers claim it can aid in digestive health, plus it just tastes fantastic. Often made from organic, raw ingredients, kombucha teas have exploded in popularity in the past decade. These Edmonton shops carry a variety of brands, including some Canuck favourites.
Linens may seem like a boring thing to purchase, but, if you search the right shops, you can find the most plush, decadent bath towels and pretty kitchen linens you’ll ever see. Having high quality bath towels is essential for a happy life and lovely kitchen linens – well, that just makes your kitchen all the more beautiful and fun.
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