Most of us can agree that Christmas is a beautiful time of year – most of us won’t argue against that anyways. But to be honest it can also be a pretty stressful time of year, especially when you have a million things to do and even more people to see. We haven’t even gotten to the last minute shopping either, which is why you might want to do all your shopping in town this season – no sense traveling to a big and crowded mall when you can get the things you need to make everyone on your Christmas smile right in Red Deer.
But even that can be challenging sometimes, finding that perfect gift that people will care about isn’t always easy either. What do you get Dad? Your Mom? Your office secret santa? Well, we could all use a little help during the holiday season. Thankfully, we’ve put together a bit of a Red Deer gift guide.
What woman doesn’t love new shoes? That makes them the perfect gift. Established in Tasmania, Australia back in 1870, these boots have a long history as tough, no-nonsense footwear. Coming in many styles these boots are great for any family member. Check out the Chisel Toe in black for a classic style, or venture further into their repertoire and find your perfect fit.
Think these might be a great fit for someone of your shopping list? Comfort the Sole on 50th Avenue has a wide range of Blundstones to choose from as well as lots of other quality footwear. These boots are stylish, comfortable, and long lasting – a gift anyone would appreciate.
Have an inspiring musician on your Christmas list? Nothing would make the musically inclined
on your shopping list more happy then a new guitar for Christmas. 53rd Street Music has everything you might need to make that dream come true. Carrying many of the major brands including Epiphone, Gibson and Crafter, the excellent and knowledgeable staff will point you in the right direction. 53rd Street Music also offer music lesson, which would make a great gift as well, at either one of their two locations.
Nudie Jeans – Tight Long John Denim Stretch Unisex
What do you get the extremely hip person on your list? They always seem to have the coolest gadgets, the trendiest clothes, and listen to some of the most interesting music. One thing that never goes out of style is a great pair of jeans. Nudie Jeans are made with organic cotton, with clean and flat surfaces and a great feel. These jeans are well crafted and would be a pleasant surprise for the coolest on any shopping list.
Pick them up at Alta, the trader of quality goods on 50th Street. There’s plenty of brands to choose from as well as other apparel the hipster on your list will appreciate … reluctantly.
When you’re a kid getting socks and underwear wasn’t always the best on Christmas morning. You know you need them but you wanted that sweet action figure you’ve been eye-balling for months. As an adult getting socks and underwear at Christmas is a welcomed gift. You know you need them but you’ve just been too busy to buy them for yourself. For the particular or special someone on your list some underwear might be the perfect fit, the sexy kind even. The Bra Lounge which is located in downtown Red Deer on 51st Avenue has it all when it comes to underoos – the fancy kind anyways.
If you’ve reached that point in your budding relationship lingerie might be right up your Christmas alley. The Bra Lounge specializes in women’s underwear including lingerie and all the fixens.
These little cameras are great for anyone on your list. Starting at just over $100 and going all the way north of $500 any model in the GoPro series will help you out this Christmas season. Available at McBain Camera, the GoPro is one of the most durable cameras on the market. Built tough and compact these little cameras take amazing video and photos. If you have an aspiring videographer or an adrenaline junkie of your Christmas check them off because the they’ll love the GoPro.
Downtown Red Deer has a ton of great shops and boutiques to keep you out of the busy malls in Calgary and Edmonton this holiday season. If you’d like to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Central Alberta’s happening downtown region and get a little shopping out of the way Red Deer as a little something for everyone on your list.
Photo courtesy of the Downtown Red Deer Business Association.