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.
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?
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).
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.
Edmonton has a rich cultural diversity and these art galleries, restaurants and businesses showcase some of the area’s First Nations culture.
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]
Are you new to Edmonton? You’ve likely already visited our humongous mall.  If you’re in need of retail therapy and are wondering where to find the best locally-owned shops, here’s an eclectic rundown of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing stores, as well as other fun shops to check out. [Image credit: iStock.com/Peter Chernaev]
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’ve all heard about Picasso and Van Gogh, painters from half a world away that have made their mark (or brushstroke, shall we say?) on art history. But, contrary to what prestigious curators may tell you, you don’t always have to look far for a creative masterpiece. Find inspiring artwork by Edmonton artists at these locations and see for yourself! [Image credit: iStock.com/PeopleImages]
Whether you’re an ex-pat feeling homesick, looking for a gift for a British pal or simply a fan of British chocolates and “sweeties,” you’ll find something you like in this roundup of Edmonton and area stores that carry imported goods from the U.K. [Image credit: iStock.com/arinahabich]
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]
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