Local businesses, restaurants, shops and services are at the heart of our community, and as they continue to grapple with the economy, they rely on Calgary consumers to vote with their dollar.

While the holiday office party may not be possible this year, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something special to celebrate your employees and toast your clients. Support small businesses by shopping local this gifting season.

Below, we’ve put together eight ideas for everyone on your team.

Local Love Goat Cheese Gift Package from Brie and Banquet

Send a beautiful, bountiful gift full of many luxury, locally made and handcrafted pieces.

Includes:

  • Marinated Goat Cheese – choice of flavour style 8oz
  • Soy Candle – choice of cozy holiday scent
  • Holiday Greeting Card – choice of front greeting + handwritten message inside
  • Box of Crackers + Sticks – small box, available with or without gluten and nuts
  • Full Bottle of Wine – choice of wine style

Holiday Baking Gift Boxes from Sweet Relief Pastries 

Surprise and delight special clients and employees with a fresh-baked holiday gift! From beautifully packaged cookie gift boxes to delicious sugar cookies decorated in cute bear and holiday shapes, Sweet Relief has something special for everyone on your list.

Willow Park Wine & Spirits Gift Baskets

Choose from a vast selection of wines, spirits, and beer from around the world, with added options of glassware and accessories from the gift room. Willow Park Wine & Spirits can help you choose that perfect, tailored gift.

Tickets to ZOOLIGHTS by Calgary Zoo

Calgary’s award-winning, magical holiday tradition is the perfect (safe and physically distanced) festive family-friendly night out. This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new themed areas, including Polar Wonderland, Journey to Wechiau, Enchanted Gardens in ENMAX, and more.

Floral Subscription from Amborella Floral

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Why not a monthly or bi-weekly flower subscription service? Your employee can look forward to beautiful new flowers thoughtfully put together for the season.

Rocky Mountain Soap Holiday Soap Gift Set

Everyone deserves a little extra pampering these days. Featuring four limited edition scents, this set of beautiful handcrafted soaps is pure holidays!

The Holiday Soap Box Contains:

  • Vanilla Candy Cane
  • Orange Cardamom
  • Forest Fresh
  • Cinnamon Berry

Christmas Morning Bundle by Rosso Coffee

Have a coffeeholic on your team? They’ll love this cozy bundle, featuring Buttermilk’s delicious DIY Waffle/Pancake Mix paired with Rosso’s cozy wool socks and festive Winter Spice and Everything Nice coffee blend.

Make a Donation to a Local Charity 

In the same way small businesses need our support right now, so do local charitable organizations, like food banks and shelters. Making a donation to a non-profit that someone has a personal connection to can be one of the most impactful ways to give a gift.

BONUS Stocking Stuffer: Activated Charcoal Bar from Clean02

This is the type of coal you want in your stocking! This mild body bar with Activated Charcoal gently removes toxins while keeping skin smooth and soft. Plus, as the world’s first carbon capture soap, it’s good for the environment!

By shopping local, we can revitalize our economy and help Calgary small businesses survive the COVID-19 holiday season. Show your support by gifting local and encourage others to do the same. We’re better together. 

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