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25 Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas under $25

It’s not too early to think about stuffing those stockings come Christmas! We’ve gathered 25 great ideas for everyone on your list, all for under $25:

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Gingerbread Delight CandyGram Cube from The Sugar Cube YYC Photo by Riana Lisbeth Photography

Candy from The Sugar Cube YYC | $5 – $25
Some sweet holiday-themed treats from this local candy company make a delightful stocking stuffer. The $5 Small Stocking Stuffer is a pouch of candies—choose from mixes of Christmas candy corn, flavoured salt water taffy, and gummies—that can also make the perfect addition to any gift. Or, get a CandyGram Cube—small ones are $15 and large ones are $25. CandyGram Cube’s can be ordered in Gingerbread Delight—filled with coconut caramels, cookies-and-cream flavoured gingerbread gummies, and s’more salt water taffy—or Winter Winterland—filled with toffee bon bons, fruit punch gummies, and coconut jelly beans. www.sugarcubeyyc.ca

Ticket to TELUS Spark’s Adult’s Only Night | $19.95
This can be used for any Adult’s Only Night in 2016, which happens the second Thursday of every month at the TELUS Spark Science Centre. 220 St. George’s Drive NE, www.sparkscience.ca 

Box of Macarons from Ollia Macarons + Tea| $14 – $24
These pretty French treats come in a box of 7 ($14) or 12($24) and the holiday flavours include candy cane, Champagne (as seen on our November/December cover!) and Bailey’s hot chocolate. 810 – 16 Ave SW, www.byollia.co



Shoot for the Stars bath bomb by Lush

Bath Bombs by Lush Cosmetics | $4.95 – $6.95
Eco-friendly beauty store Lush offers a wide range of colourful bath bombs with recently released holiday fizzers including the glittery citrus Golden Wonder and the toffee scented Shoot for the Stars. Bath time as never been so fun! Market Mall 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW; Sunridge Mall 2525 – 36 St NE; Chinook Centre 455 Macleod Trail SW, www.lush.ca 

Bulk Tea at DAVIDsTEA | Up to $25
Have a tea lover on your list? At David’s Tea you are able to fill up a bag based on price and weight, and the seasonal teas include Cardamom French Toast, Snow Day (a chocolate-mint tea), and Mulled Wine with orange peel and cloves. McKenzie Towne 26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE; 17th Avenue 843 – 17 Ave SW; Stephen Avenue 208 – 8 Ave SW; Aspen Mall 122 – 326 Aspen Glen Landing SW; Chinook Centre 6455 Macleod Trail SW;  Sunridge Mall 2525 – 36 St NE; Southcentre Mall 100 Anderson Road SE, www.davidstea.com



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BARK Bow Tie | $14.50
Add instant dapper and sophistication with a BARK bow tie. Handcrafted for your fur friend with love in Calgary, these BARK products can be purchased online and at Market Collective from November 27 – November 29. www.barkyyc.com

Candy from Local Candy Shops | Up to $25
Check out Gummi Boutique in Kensington—a candy hot spot for all sorts of bizarre and uniquely wonderful candy including a giant Coca-Cola gummy bottle. Freak Lunchbox located on 17th Avenue also has a plethora of rare and fun sweets, and The Sugar Cube is a great place to order seasonal candies and candy baskets that can be delivered to friends, family, and co-workers for a delightful surprise.

Bar of Soap by Meow Meow Tweet | $13
These luscious bars come in divine scents such as Lavender Lemon, Grapefruit Mint, and Black Walnut Sage, and they come wrapped in delightful packaging. Find them in Calgary at Lukes Drug Mart. Bridgeland 112 – 4 St NE; Killarny 3407 – 26 Ave SW; www.lukesdrugmart.com

Balsamic Vinegar from Oliv | $19.47
These decadent olive oils from Oliv in Kensington come in a variety of sweet and savoury flavours including garlic cilantro, pistachio, and chocolate raspberry for the adventurous chef in your life. 1130 Kensington Rd NW; www.olivtastingroon.ca

40 Below Volume 2: Alberta’s Winter Anthology edited by Jason Lee Norman | $15.84
A collection of stories, poems, and essays by writers from Alberta, all inspired by the beautiful—and often brutal—winters in Alberta. www.chapters.indigo.ca

Shut Eye Shade from Saje Natural Wellness | $12.95
After the slew of holiday parties this season, find comfort in this eyeshade, which can be used either hot or cold to relieve congestion and bring relief to tired and puffy eyes. Chinook Centre 6455 Macleod Trail SW; Mission 2308 – 4 St SW; Southcentre Mall 100 Anderson Rd SE; Market Mall 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW; Crossiron Mills 261055 Crossiron Blvd, www.saje.ca

Popcorn from Sugar Creek Gourmet Popcorn | $4.50 – $8
It’s time to snuggle up and watch a movie, so gift your movie date with some gourmet popcorn from Sugar Creek Popcorn, located at Crossroads Market. Flavours include cinnamon bun, cookies and cream, and hot cheddar. 1235 – 16 Ave SE, www.sugarcreekpopcorn.com

Restore Map Spray from Zen Yoga at The Apothecary at Inglewood | $11.95
Have a yoga lover on your list? Gift them this antibacterial witch-hazel based spray so that their mat always stays fresh and clean. 921 – 9 Ave SE, www.the-apothecary.ca

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Moustache Wax by Mammoth Beard Co. Photo Courtesy Mammoth Beard Co.

Moustache Wax from Mammoth Beard Company | $15.99
This moustache wax from local company Mammoth Beard Co. comes in either a tobacco and rosewood scent or unscented and will keep stray whiskers in place for a smooth look. Buy this brand either online or at five local retailers across the city. Angles Hair 5983 Signal Hill Centre SW; Curious Hair, Skin, and Body 1642 – 14 Ave NW; Curious Hair, Skin, and Body 350 Aspen Glen Landing SW; Curious Hair, Skin, and Body 11300 Tuscany Blvd NW; Denim & Smith 338 Aspen Glen Landing; Denim & Smith 30 Springborough Blvd SW; Denim & Smith Crossiron Mills 261055 Cross Iron Blvd; Denim & Smith 8888 Country Hills Blvd NW; Denim & Smith 1200 – 37 St SW; Denim & Smith 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW;Denim & Smith 19369 Sheriff King St SW; Denim & Smith 150 Crowfoot Crescent NW; Denim & Smith 500 Centre St SE; Denim & Smith 315 – 8 Ave SW; Kent of Ingelwood 1319 -9 Ave SE; South Trail Crossing Barbershop 4307 – 130 Ave SE, www.mammothbeard.ca

Fusion Chocolate Tablettes from Cococo Chocolatiers | $13
These fusion chocolate bars are the perfect stocking stuffer for those who love chocolate but don’t have much of a sweet tooth. The Rosemary Tablette is infused with thyme, while the Oregano Tablette is infused with sage, while both are completed with a sprinkle of spicy habanero sea salt. Either would pair perfectly with a charcuterie board or a gourmet cheese platter—or even turkey dinner. Head Office & Retail Shop 1313 – 1 St SE; Bankers Hall 215 – 8 Ave SW; Chinook Centre 6455 Macleod Trail SW; 847 – 17 Avenue SW; Dalhousie Station 143 – 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW; Crowfoot Square 826 crowfoot Crescent NW; Glenmore Landing 1600 – 90 Ave SW; Kensington 1123 Kensington Rd NW; Signal Hill 5771 Signal Hill Centre; Southcentre Mall 100 Anderson Rd SE; Calgary Int’l Airport 2000 Airport Rd NE, www.cococochocolatiers.com

Homemade Marshmallows from Fiasco Gelato | $7.50
These gourmet homemade marshmallows are a perfect addition to your hot cocoa. Flavours include salted caramel, toasted coconut, and ginger spice. Fiasco Gelato may be purchased at their headquarters and a wide range of vendors in Calgary including Lukes Drug Mart. Fiasco Gelato Headquarters 110 221 – 19 St SE, Lukes Drug Mart 112 – 4 St NE; Lukes Drug Mart 3407 – 26 Ave SW, www.fiascogelatoshop.com


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Socks from Friday Sock Company. Photo courtesy of Friday Sock Company.

Socks from Friday Sock Company | $12
No stocking in complete without a pair of socks. Grab some kooky ones with bold colours and patterns from Friday Sock Company either online, at Market Collective on November 27 – November 29 and December 4 – December 6, and at two retailer locations in the city. The Uncommons 1325 – 9 Ave SE; Purr Kensington 1220 Kensington Rd NW; Purr 601 – 17 Ave SW; Purr 225 – 7 Ave SW, www.fridaysock.co

Magazine from Daily Globe News | Up to $25
Calgary’s best selection of magazines and newspapers are at Daily Globe Newshop, with more than 4,000 titles from around the world in five different languages. Pick up a few that suit your recipients’ interests to slide into stockings. 1004 – 17 Ave SW, 403-244-2060


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EOS Lip Balm Holiday Pack. Photo courtesy of Chapters.


EOS Lip Balm Holiday Pack | $15
These cute lip balms are 95% organic and made with vitamin E and Shea butter that hydrates and protects from the harsh winter weather. The holiday pack consists of three balms in holiday flavours, with dazzling jewels and stickers to personalize each one. Indigo Crossiron Mills 261055 Crossiron Blvd; Indigo Signal Hill 5570 Signal Hill Centre SW; Indigo T.D. Square 317 – 7 Ave SW; Coles Calgary Int’l Airport 2000 Airport Road NE; Coles Market Mall 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW; Coles North Hill Shopping Centre 1632 – 14 Ave NW; Coles Marlborough Mall 1425 – 3800 Memorial Drive NE; Chapters Crowfoot 66 Crowfoot Terrace NW; Chapters Dalhousie Station 5005 Dalhousie Dr NW; Chapters Sunridge Mall 2555 – 32 St NE; Chapters Chinook Centre 6455 Macleod Trail SW, www.chapters.indigo.ca

YYC Buildings Tea Towel from Fine Mesh | $18
This hand screen printed tea towel from Fine Mesh has a funky collection of Calgary landmarks that is guaranteed to brighten up any kitchen. Available online or at Plant in Inglewood. Plant 1335 – 9 Ave SE, www.fine-mesh.myshopify.com

Cooling and Soothing Foot Massage Oil at The Beehive | $16
Made with grapeseed oil, menthol, and pure essential oils, this oil will soothe your feet and leave them moisturized all winter long. 311 – 10 St NW, www.thebeehiveonline.com 

Fortnum and Mason Almond and Cranberry Biscuits from Holt Renfrew | $25
You don’t need to leave the city to have a bite of London this Christmas. Pick up a box of these lovely biscuits that come from one of the most luxurious department stores in the world. Available at Holt Renfrew’s holiday shop. Holt Renfrew 510 – 8 Ave SW, holtrenfrew.com

Vinyl Record | Up to $25
Sure, a vinyl record is too big to fit into a stocking, but you can still give the gift of music to a retro-lover (or grab a gift certificate) from either Blackbyrd Myoozik or Sloth Records on 17th Ave. Sloth Records 736 – 17 Ave SW, www.slothrecords.wordpress.com; Blackbyrd Myoozik, 1126 – 17 Ave SW, blackbyrd.ca

Stolen Riches Laces from Gravity Pope | $17.50
Perfect for jazzing up your footwear, these laces come in a variety of cool hues and patterns. 1126 – 17 Ave SW, www.gravitypope.com


Erika Barratt Rabbit Ornaments at West Elm. Photo courtesy of West Elm.

Tree Ornaments | $11 – $19
West Elm carries a selection of whimsical Christmas ornaments such as these adorable felt rabbits, perfect for taking from the stocking to the tree. 868 – 16 Ave SW, www.westelm.com



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