Last Minute Gift Shopping? Few of my favouite places to #ShopLocal

Thursday, December 20, 2018

I think by now you all know I have a problem, I love shopping and retail therapy IS the answer to most of my problems. Since I finished all my holiday shopping in November, in an attempt to try and avoid all malls at all costs, I have been buying any last minute gifts (and gifts for me) by shopping at local shops. I'm huge supporter of #shoplocal and while there are many reasons to shop locally, I think that you’ll agree that they all lead to one goal – keeping your local businesses, community and environment, healthy, prosperous and vibrant.  So if you are not done shopping for your loved ones here are few more gift ideas #ShopLocal style:

Subscription box: TruLocal
TruLocal is a monthly subscription meat delivery box. TruLOCAL lets you shop for clean, locally sourced meat products online, and their convenient delivery means less trips to the grocery store. How great of a gift would this be? Its customizable and one of the gifts that is sure not to be re-gifted (because who doesn't love food).

Fashion Items: Gravity Pope
Whether you are shopping gravity pope online or going to one of their stores you can't go wrong. From luxury women's and men's clothing and shoes to great accessories you are bound to delight anyone on your list. I recommend Soko jewelry or these one-of-a-kind formulations that are created with the highest quality of certified organic ingredients from Hanz De Fuko products.

Stocking Stuffers: Ascendant Books
If you are looking for unique, one of kind gifts, this is the place for you. Ascendant Books sells tons of stunning crystals, dazzling jewelry, ornate statues, elegant clothing and d├ęcor, and of course, mind-expanding music and books.
Fitness: FitSet
2019 might be a great year to get back to fitness or try something new if you are looking for options. FitSet brings you 86 fitness studios all in one membership. With a FitSet pass you get access to Edmonton's top studios – you can try yoga, spin, boxing, barre, dance, strength training, and more.
Local brands: a gift for everyone.
You guys know I love my local designers - Suka Clothing, Bano eeMe, Poppy Barley,  Duval Canada and Workhall - not only will you get great quality but a well made, trendy gift that they will love.
One stop(fish) shops #shoplocal locations
Honestly, there is SO many, amongst my regular and favourite places, and in addition to above mentioned, you cannot go wrong with ANY of those stores. Beautiful and charming boutiques/stores, with great customer service and ton of options. So here they are: Floc Boutique, Hye Fashion, Blu's, Bamboo Ballroom, Shades of Grey, and Fabloomosity.
What are your favourite local stores? Are you giving a #shoplocal gift this year?