It is officially the giving season— to your loved ones and your community. Thankfully, Southcentre Mall has us covered on both accounts. After hosting a slew of charitable activations, the mall is now spotlighting local businesses to help us find cool gifts while also giving back to the community.


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For those not in the know, the mall has been a champion of the Support Local YYC movement and houses 21 locally-owned retailers. In fact, they even made it easy for us to spot these retailers by adding a “Love where you live” sticker outside their stores.

So, we teamed up with them and put together this guide of what you can gift to the different personas around you. And also, where to find them. From the fashionistas to the hometown sports fans, here is your ultimate local gift-giving guide to Southcentre Mall—

For the pro-self-care lot

Be it beauty products to up your holiday glow or de-stressing skincare routines post-holiday season or anything in between, Southcentre has you covered. Grab a bath bomb, a soothing scent or a skin-restorative product.


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Stores to visit:

  • The Bomb Bar
  • Charmed Aroma
  • Oak & Tonic
  • Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
  • Ao-Ta Beauty Salon
  • Tommy Gun’s Barbershop

For the fashion-forward spirits

We all have that someone who loves to make a statement with every appearance. For these fashionistas, consider fun casuals, killer party heels, cool accessories and chic garments.

Stores to visit:

  • Elysian Boutique
  • Blu’s
  • Bellissima
  • Sole to Soul Footwear

For the jewellery junkies

Talking of making a statement, what better than a gorgeous piece of jewellery for the jewellery junkies in your life. Pick an understated neck chain or classic hoops from Joydrop or personalize your gift with custom jewellery from Jana Dow Jewellers.


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Stores to visit:

  • Joydrop
  • Jana Dow Jewellers

For the Flames fans

Here’s one for the sporting patriot who worships home teams above all else. Gift them jerseys, headwear, T-shirts, and novelty items of Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen Hockey and Calgary Roughnecks.


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Store to visit:

  • CGY Team Store

For the sweet treat indulgers

Have ardent supporters of Jess’s “I find it fundamentally wrong that you are not a dessert person” quote? How about getting them handcrafted artisanal chocolates, chocolate and nut mixes, hard-to-find candy and other irresistible local sweet treats? And also, some soul-soothing coffee to go with it.

Stores to visit:

  • Candy Heaven
  • Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
  • The Nut Man
  • Analog Coffee

For the creative crowd

These are inarguably the most difficult to shop for. Because no matter what you do, their aesthetic palate is never satiated. Best to allow them to create something for themselves like a booking at the Motive Art Academy workshop.

Store to visit:

  • Motive Art Academy

For the ‘I have everything’ gang

If there’s one lot more difficult than the creatives to shop for, it is the ‘I have everything’ lot. The solution: shop for unique, novelty items. Think ornaments from Twisted Goods, a ‘Silently Judging Your Plastic Bag’ tote from Collab or a festive message stick plant from Plantsie.


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Stores to visit:

  • Collab
  • Twisted Goods
  • Plantsie
  • Drops of Gratitude
  • Art Space & Design

These are all the stores we are hitting this holiday season. We are sure you will find everything you are looking for and beyond at these beautiful local businesses. Happy holiday splurging!


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