Gift shopping season is in full swing and you’re likely on the hunt to find meaningful gifts for everyone on your list. For some of us, the experience of shopping is one of the best parts – particularly if it means checking out cool boutiques with unique and local items. Here are six shops in the Tri-Region where you’ll find just that. Merry shopping!
1) Gifts and Gadgets
Located in Spruce Grove, Gifts and Gadgets has over five thousand items in stock. They are constantly adding new products and can even accommodate special orders. Gifts and Gadgets carries items for any occasion and they do an amazing gift wrapping job – which means finding the perfect present with a beautiful look is easy.
2) One Man’s Treasure
From the moment you walk into this Stony Plain marketplace, you’ll be surrounded by a warm atmosphere and an eclectic variety of goods from over 40 vendors. This beautiful shop is part antique emporium, part new awesome finds. One of the vendors is The Spirit Tree, whose handmade birdhouses were recently featured in Where Edmonton’s local Christmas gift guide on Global Edmonton.
3) Spruce Park Ranch Country Store
Spruce Park Ranch Country Store is scenically located just south of Spruce Grove on an old homestead. Specializing in home decor and seasonal floral arrangements, there’s always something new to discover. Their evolving collection of locally made and unique products is truly remarkable.
4) Carvel General Store
Situated in the Hamlet of Carvel’s original 1918 general store, the Carvel General Store has an eclectic mix of made-in-Alberta goods as well as unique soaps, teas, lotions and country finery. First time shoppers are always pleasantly surprised by this Parkland County gem.
5) Raggs to Riches
With two convenient locations in Stony Plain and Spruce Grove – Raggs to Riches is a boutique where you’ll find reloved, new and vintage items. From shabby chic to primitive prairie – there’s lots to see in both of their locations. You’ll find gorgeous jewellery, vintage furniture and adorable home décor. Also, their selection of holiday signs, Christmas decorations and festive pieces will have you feeling merry.
6) 52nd St. Marketplace
Take a trip to gorgeous Wabamun where you’ll find this wonderful marketplace filled with local art, unique collectibles and great coffee. Browse the work of area vendors, see their seasonal goods and sip on a hot coffee or warm hot chocolate – the 52nd St. Marketplace is an extraordinary shopping experience in the Tri-Region.
There you have it – and that’s just a handful of the many wonderful shops you’ll find in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County. So many amazing surprises wait for you just west of Edmonton – grab your gift list and enjoy a delightful daytrip to the Tri-Region!
Feature image courtesy of Spruce Park Ranch Country Store.