Edmonton’s up-and-coming Highlands neighbourhood is locatedin north-east Edmonton, where a number of unique local businesses are setamongst some of Edmonton’s most historic homes. [Image credit: iStock.com/gpointstudio].
We all know of a few big toy stores of the large franchise variety where you can buy all the toys your kids want from watching those pesky commercials. But, if you’re searching for something a bit different for that special kid or kid-at-heart, support these locally-owned shops who offer something that you can’t find elsewhere. You’ll be helping to keep the local, independent toy store landscape alive.
Father’s Day gifts are the toughest ones to find, and dad himself is usually no help, since he already has everything. Good thing there are still some shops around the city happy to help out.
If you’re looking for unique treasures to add some character to your home, check out these Edmonton stores to discover the joys of digging through aisles of previously-loved furniture, trinkets, dishes, clocks, vintage posters and more. You might find exactly what you’ve been searching for. Or, you might emerge from a store with an armload of treasures that you never intended to buy (but love nonetheless).
Long gone are the days where you can get away with giving your mom a craft made from popsicle sticks for a Mother’s Day gift. When you’re not sure what to buy for Mom, it’s easy to stick with safe gifts. But, may I suggest you make the switch from ordinary to fabulous by choosing a fantastic, unique gift from one of these Edmonton stores?
Spring is just around the corner, which means bridal shower season is about to begin. I’m always on the search for a beautiful, thoughtful and unique gift that will suit the bride to be. Every bride has her own style, so the gift I pick out has to reflect her individuality.
In a world full of princess cut rings and tiny rose gold necklaces, some of us prefer to be a little more vanguard with our jewellery choices. If you prefer one-of-a-kind trinkets for your collection, then these Edmonton locations are the best places to look. From beads and bobbles to gold and gems, you'll feel like you found hidden treasure, and in a way, you will have! [Image credit: iStock.com/wundervisuals]
All these things call for a nice, cold drink: hot summer days, sitting round with friends, the end of a long work week, showers. If you know all about shower beers, read on for a generous list of Edmonton’s small batch distillers, brewers and wine-makers – tour the factories and perhaps taste a small sample or bring some home for tonight’s barbecue. [Image credit: iStock.com/Ivan Bajic]
Summer and cycling are synonymous in Edmonton. While many people ride bikes regardless of the season, there’s nothing better than cycling through tree-lined streets while the sun shines. Our city has a fair share of bike shops that ensure your ride is up-to-date. [Image credit: iStock.com/sturti]
The first impression your guests have of your wedding will not start right on that day; it’ll be weeks before, in the form of the invitation. Picking the right stationery and design to match your tastes will start your big day off right. Here are some options for designers who can create the ideal first impression. [Image credit: iStock.com/ivstiv]
Construction can’t stop these spots – they’re still open for business, despite the work on the 102 Avenue bridge downtown. Unfortunately, some of the other shops in the area have felt the strain that comes with a long past overdue construction project and have either closed or moved. Support these places in High Street to show them you want them to stick around for the long haul.
The Edmonton arts community is filled with artists, artisans and makers of every stripe creating homemade décor, crafts, artwork and textiles. In a digital age overrun by screens and flashy gadgets, handmade goods provide a much-needed return to something tactile and lovingly created by human hands. Support local artists and makers through these local arts and crafts shows.
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