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Christmas Gifting Guide

Sara Buchanan

Are you like us and leave Christmas shopping right until the last minute?!?  Every year, without fail I tell myself I'm going to start early and avoid the stress and every year in the days leading up to December 25 it's a mad dash to get it all together and under the tree.
This year, we thought we would compile a little list that might help you start your planning a little earlier and make your shopping go a little smoother - and (with the exception of the workshop) it can all be done online 🙌

Christmas Workshops

In November, our friend Annie at Cougar Chic Decor, will be teaching a handful of Christmas themed workshops.  If you have not yet made the drive to see Annie's space, her studio is set up in a cozy cabin just North of Cochrane, Alberta.  Hot chocolate, snacks and a little creativity - book a class with your girlfriends and unwind a bit!    
Cougar Chic Christmas Sign
For all the details, and to book your class visit Cougar Chic Decor


Holiday Wear

The first couple weeks of November we have truckloads of new Ampersand Ave arriving!  Be sure to keep in touch with us through Facebook, Instagram and or our Newsletter for arrival dates. The DoubleHood Sweatshirt is a favourite of many, with the sizes ranging from XS through 3XL - we carry the biggest selection of DoubleHoods Sweatshirts in Canada.  

Reindeer Games - Bunky & Marie's

Shop our DoubleHood Sweatshirts HERE (with a handy filter by size option!)


License to Kid

For the little ones on your Christmas list, we love the re-usable Munch Mats created  by Chelsey Design.  She just launched a Kids License - a fun way to teach the little ones their name, address and important phone numbers.  
I've already ordered one to tuck into my son's stocking!
See Chelsey Designs other products on her website and on Etsy.


Even Legends Need To Lather

When we order gifts from Lamb's Soapworks we ALWAYS add something to the cart for ourselves too!  The Oat & Avocado Lotion has been a favourite of mine from the beginning, and the Skin Rescue Salve saves my hands from the dry Alberta air.

Lip balms, travel size lotions and bath bombs make great stocking stuffers and be sure to check out the Brewers Series for the men in your life - it's a collection of soaps handcrafted using beer from Brewsters.

Lambs Soapworks Gift Box

Friends, teachers and the special someone hosting the holiday get together will all love a sweet little gift box from Lambs!
Find her at our pop-up on November 15.

 

Christmas Shirts

If you're in search of a fun shirt to wear to a Christmas party - check out our exclusive line up!  We design and press them in house - all made to order.  
Happy Elfin' Holidays!
Bunky & Marie's Happy Elfin Holidays 
View our entire collection HERE.

What's on your Christmas list?

I'm not overly enthusiastic about receiving home appliances for gifts - however if Meal Plan Addict Steph uses it in her kitchen I probably need it and yes, you can wrap it up an put in under the tree 😂

She sold us on her Instant Pots (if you don't have a clue what to do with it, she teaches online classes!!), we had to have an Air Fryer after seeing the broccoli post and if you see her Instagram worthy fridge every week you'll be wanting to put everything in a mason jar and get a new set of containers for your leftovers.

IP Magnet

Speaking from experience, you cannot have an IP without the handy magnet she created!  Cook times for the most popular items right there, stuck to the side of your IP - and they're a fantastic price.

(be sure to checkout her Amazon Picks)


Had enough?

If you would rather hit the beach this December (and after the September we had who isn't ready to head South?!) contact travel guru Lindsay!  Why not forget about it all, head to a more tropical destination, and a get a dose of Vitamin Sea.

Lindsay Vulcan Vacations

lindsay@vulcanvacations.com

To keep your drinks cold and be friendly to the environment, we suggest taking along one of our tumblers!  They come with reusable straw and are double walled, vacuum insulated to keep your drinks nice and cold while soaking up the sun.  Our collection of tumblers are available with a variety of decals, we designed ourselves or can be ordered plain.  Check them out HERE.

 

 

This list was based on our opinions, and no we didn't get paid to feature anyone here.  We just know a great group of local entrepreneurs!  

We kept our list short and sweet, there are so many amazing local business to support in your community and across Canada.  Shopping online this holiday season can still mean supporting local ❤️

Shop small businesses, we all do a little happy dance when an order comes through!



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Sara & Doreen

Photo credit goes to each individual shop owner. 

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