There are only two weeks till Christmas and not much time left to find that perfect present for that special someone. Here in Red Deer, many wonderful local shops come to mind,like the Country Cupboard in Bower Mall or Makers Loft Handmade in Parkland Mall. There are the Holiday Markets, and yes, even the pop-ups that appear once the Christmas season begins. Many choices: however, there are some other unique locations that you might not have thought about or never knew they carried gift ware. Here is a list of some places that you might want to check out as you get into the spirit of giving.
Support Red Deer and The Outreach Centre and buy Red Deer T-shirts and ball caps from the Chamber of Commerce this Holiday season. They make great gifts, and the clothing is available in limited quantities at the Chambers office or through their website.
Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery did you know they also have a MAGnificent Gifts kiosk where you can find all sorts of local art to many beautiful items handcrafted by Indigenous Artisans from across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Parkland Garden Centre is not just a place for plants; they have various beautiful gift ware, books, and Christmas decorations. Watch for their ice sculptures sometime in the middle of December, and if you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree or planter, this might be an excellent time to get one.
Red Deer has a delicious selection of restaurants and many of our member restaurants offer gift cards. If you’re not sure what to get that special someone in your life, then why not try Bo’s Provision Boxes with everything from a Home Bar Kit to Spice Rubs, sauces, dips and much more; they make fabulous Christmas Gifts.
For that beer connoisseur, fill up a growler from our various breweries like Red Hart Brewing or Craft Beer Commonwealth, or pick up a six-Pack of Troubled Monk’s House Hippo - Session IPA for Christmas.
Kerry Wood Nature Centre is not only an interpretive centre, but they also have a nature store with products from over 30 local artists and businesses.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is a great gift idea for the holidays, so much to do to keep your family entertained. Their family passes, two adults and two kids are only $29.00 for a year of fun. A great value or maybe ask about their Holiday Family Passes, five for $50 the perfect stocking stuffer.
Little Red Barn & Gift is a one-stop shop, a lovely place for a coffee, home-cooked meal,delicious desserts, and yes, there is shopping, local artists, and hand picked gift ware.
If your family is into Tea, then Glenn’s Restaurant & Gift Shop is the place to go. They have an extensive selection of Teas from your English Favourites to your specialty like Moroccan Madness tea, so so yummy.