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Christmas shopping

Where Calgary’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

By MICHAELA RITCHIE and HANNA DEEVES

This holiday season, shop Where Calgary’s favourite finds for under your tree. (Photo by Jason Dziver.)

There’s no denying that the holiday season is finally upon us—it’s in the window displays at the nearest shopping mall, it’s on the radio, and with Black Friday fast approaching, it’s even in our email inbox. For some, it’s a welcome arrival… and for others, not so much. But whether you’re a Saint Nick or a Scrooge, we know you’ll thank yourself later for getting started on your Christmas shopping now. While you’re at it, why not consider adding some of our favourite items from Calgary retailers to your list, and add some local flare to this year’s gift giving festivities? (more…)

The Jet-Setter Gift Guide

Is there a stylish travel lover in your life who has everything?

We’re willing to bet he or she doesn’t have at least one of the 19 items on Toronto Life‘s gift list for glamourous “jet-setters and playboys”. A fox-fur chapka, perhaps? A deck of golden playing cards?

At the very least, you might find something to add to your own wish list!

See all 19 items at TorontoLife.com.

Image by Alessandro Trezzi

Calgary Holiday Gift Ideas: $75 and under

A holiday gift guide from shops around Calgary, when you’re on a budget.

By Laura Pellerine

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1. Behind-the-scenes with the Lions at the Calgary Zoo
An interactive program that includes an informative talk about lions followed by a trip to the lion enclosure, $60, to register call 403-232-9300. Pick it up with a matching stuffed animal, like this lion by Ty, $14.99 at the Calgary Zoo.

2. Lomography Action Sampler Camera, 2.0
Takes four images on one print using four zooms. Comes with a 35 mm roll of film. $38.62 at The Camera Store.

3. Framed NHL Photo
Mounted 8 x 10” glossy action shots of Calgary Flames’ captain Jarome Iginla, and other league favourites like Sidney Crosby. $49.99 at Pro Hockey Life (4916 – 130 Ave SE).

4. Quadrilla Marbel Railway, Basic Set
Made with solid, natural wood, and colourfully painted blocks, the tracks and tunnels are easy to construct in a variety of ways for optimal speed. $69 at Gracie & Gruff.

5. Pylones “Nana” Grater, designed by Créa Créa
Colourful and playful designs for grating cheese, garlic, onion and lemon zest, made in France. $46.95 at Joints.

6. Fydelity Stay-Puft Stereo Backpack
A roomy backpack with a built-in, battery-powered amplifier to hook up to any MP3 player, and two side speakers. $75 at Little Burgandy, Market Mall.

7. Make Your Own Monster Puppet, by Melissa & Doug
Children can create hundreds of varying silly creatures with adjustable body parts. $34.95 at Livingstone & Cavell.

8. Scribble Bead Necklace
One-of-a-kind sterling silver piece designed and handmade by local jewellery designer Kari Woo. $54 at Influx Jewellery Gallery.

9. Laptop Sleeve by Built
A well-fitting sleeve made from neoprene, (typically used for wetsuits) to ensure your Mac or PC is well protected, various colours. $49.99 at The Apple Store at Market Mall.