‘Tis the season for stockings, egg nog, twinkling lights and giving! The holidays are upon us and so is the difficult task of getting everyone in your life something perfect. Luckily, there are some incredible companies in Alberta and around the country with amazing products.

Whether you’re shopping for your secret Santa, a close friend or a family member, here are 16 companies where you can get a Christmas present in 2023 – because there’s no shame in looking to the internet for gift ideas. 

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Banff Sunshine, Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise. Alberta’s Big Three are open for the season and we’d be willing to bet that your loved ones are ready to hit the hills. Lift tickets start at just $483 (depending on the date).

Where: Online
Instagram: @skibig3

The Tea Girl 


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Edmonton-made! The Tea Girl is a small company with a big selection of herbs and spices. Whether you get one or spring for the sampler pack, tea makes a cozy gift for friends and family. They’ve even got advent calendars!

Where: Online
Instagram: @theteagirl

Sponsored Pick: The best holiday gifts for your favourite Albertan

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Trying to get ahead of the holiday rush this year? The Source has something for every Albertan on your list, and the best part is —they’ll ship it right to your doorstep.

Give the gift of crystal-clear music to the daily city commuter with the Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds in sleek black. Shopping for a traveller? The Meta Quest 3 512GB VR Headset provides an escape to snow-free worlds, without the need to leave the comfort of YYC. And lastly, for the photography-lover, the Google Pixel 8 Pro 256GB Bay delivers exceptional night photography — perfect for capturing the gleaming lights of the city after sunset.

Nordic Spa


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When the holidays have come and gone, nothing is going to make a better gift than an afternoon at the spa. As always, one of the very best places to relax will be the Nordic Spa in Kananaskis.

Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis Village, AB or online
Instagram: @knordicspa

Le Chocolatier

Made by hand in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta’s Le Chocolatier has everything you need to fill a stocking. From bonbons and bars to squares and hedgehogs, there’s nothing sweeter than a box or bag of the good stuff.

Where: #121, 701 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, AB or online
Instagram: @lechocolatiercanmore

Sponsored Pick: CanadaHelps

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Looking for last-minute gift ideas that are still thoughtful and meaningful? 

Canada Helps offers charity gifts that you can select for price, cause, and occasion. Give the gift of generosity and put it towards food insecurity, education, homelessness, animal welfare, and more. Pair your gift with a personalized eCard available immediately, so you can shop as late as Christmas Eve and STILL get your gift on time! 

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Temper and Lace

Give the gift of ambiance! Alberta company Temper and Lace has a scent for everyone and for every room of the house. If of course, candles aren’t on the to-buy list, they’ve also got loungewear sets, t-shirts and accessories.

Where: Online
Instagram: @temperandlace

Libertine Fragrance

Alberta’s Libertine Fragrance has a ton of incredible scents for everyone. In fact, they’ve done so well for themselves, that they have been featured by ELLE, Refinery 29, Chatelaine, and FASHION. Pick one, or get them a sampler set! They’re going to love it.

Where: Online
Instagram: @libertinefragrance

Alberta Parks

Have an explorer on your gift list? Get them a yearly pass to Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley Corridor. Passes are $90 and will support conservation efforts in the area and will give your loved one access to hiking trails, parks and wildlife.

Where:1 AB-40, Kananaskis, AB | Kananaskis Lakes Trail, AB | 1988 Olympic Way, Canmore, AB or Online
Instagram: @canmorekananaskis

Local Laundry

This cozy season wrap your friends and family in a locally made hoodie from Local Laundry. Based in Calgary, this iconic brand will keep you and your loved ones warm even on the coldest winter days.

Where: Online
Instagram: @locallaundry

Calgary Flames


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Who doesn’t appreciate a pair of hockey tickets? Whether they’re in the nosebleeds or next to the box, your loved one is bound to love a night at the Saddledome – courtesy of you.

Where: Online
Instagram: @nhlflames

Edmonton Oilers


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Live in Edmonton? Treat your special someone to a night at Rogers Place! Heck, maybe get them tickets to one of their many themed nights!

Where: Online
Instagram: @edmontonoilers

Alberta Ballet


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Whether you snag tickets to The Nutcracker or future shows including the Beijing Dance Theatre’s Hamlet, Hansel and Gretel or Der Wolf and The Rite of Spring, the art lover in your life will love an evening at the ballet.

Where: Online
Instagram: @albertaballetcanada

Shylo Victoria

From citrus, floral, sweet and fresh scents, Alberta-based Shylo Victoria is formulated in Calgary without the use of parabens, phthalates or animal cruelty. What’s more, 10% of all profits go to supporting the local community.

Where: Online
Instagram: @shylovictoria

Little Smokey Gift Co. 

Not sure what to get your loved one? Get them a gift box from Little Smokey Gift Co. Filled with chocolates, sauce, accessories, soaps and mugs, Little Smokey makes giving quick and easy.

Where: 4913 50 Street, Valleyview, AB or online
Instagram: @littlesmokygiftco



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There are few gifts better suited for the people in your life than jewellery. Featured in Vogue UK and Vanity Fair, NHU Jewelry has beautiful earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.

Where: Online
Instagram: @nhujewelry

Friday Sock Co. 


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From holiday patterns to customized cotton, Friday Sock Co. loves the holidays and individuality as much as you do. This year, give your Mom, Dad, sibling, friend or loved one a personalized pair or two. Hey If they’re good enough for Pedro Pascal, they’re good enough for you!

Where: 428 28 St NE, Calgary, Alberta or online
Instagram: @fridaysockco

And there you have it! Christmas gift ideas for you and yours this season. Happy giving and enjoy!