Edmonton has a rich cultural diversity and these art galleries, restaurants and businesses showcase some of the area’s First Nations culture.
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.
It’s easy to be slightly obsessed with candles – they smell good, look pretty, give off a nice glow and come in handy during a power outage. Whether you’re just starting to build your collection or you’re simply running low on tea light candles, these shops offer some of the most beautifully packaged and best-smelling candles around.
While gifts may not equal love, it’s still fun to choose a gift for your significant other. Whether you go for the traditional chocolates and jewellery or branch out to books and DIY spa items, the right gift shows how well you know your partner and that you appreciate them. These Edmonton stores offer romantic gifts for men and women.
To some, there are few things as exciting as a room full of empty notebooks. Beautiful notecards and correspondence is also equally alluring. It feels like you’re indulging in something quite special when you write out a note on a gorgeous card, designed on exquisite card stock. Throw into the mix a classic fountain pen and you’ve found yourself in a stationery-lovers paradise.
Cheaply stock your bookshelves, find something unexpected or pick up some local literature at Edmonton’s used and independent bookstores.
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.
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