Three perfect hostess gifts - Archived

Dear hostess, thank you for cleaning your house, so I don’t have to clean mine. Thank you for the free lunch and cookies and wine. Thank you for putting up with the kids’ loud ruckus from the basement. Thank you for the wonderful company. Here is this very cool thing that you’ll really love. Happy holidays from your very grateful guests

Pink poinsettia image from Dunvegan Gardens on Facebook.

Living greens from Dunvegan Gardens

Holiday greenery and living centrepieces make lovely hostess gifts. Visit Dunvegan Gardens in Parkland County for homegrown poinsettia plants in red, white, pink or burgundy, budding Christmas cactuses, fresh cedar, spruce or pine boughs for the door, and fresh garlands and wreaths.

You can also pick out your very own fresh cut Christmas tree while you’re here – they have some 10 feet and beyond. And then gather yourself some new sparkles and baubles to decorate it too. Check out their photo gallery on Facebook to see lots of other goodies they have in the store, like nativities, jewellery and kitchenware. Open Tues–Sat from 10 am–6 pm.

Holiday decorations from Shelly’s Finds

Shelly’s Finds is a giftware shop in historic downtown Stony Plain. They sell home décor, pottery, all-natural bath products, Lampe Berger and lots of holiday decorations.

Browse the shop’s Facebook gallery to see all the cutest reindeer lanterns, festive elves, tree decorations, nutcrackers and moose in sassy leopard-prints. Shelly’s is open Mon–Sat, and just for the holidays, they’re open late until 8 pm on Thursdays.

Retro cool from One Man’s Treasure

You’ll definitely find that special one-of-a-kind gift for your retro gal at One Man’s Treasure in Stony. Browse the emporium’s 40 vendor booths and you’ll find Santas and sleighs of all kinds, old wooden frames, retro china, pillows and quilted hangings, rustic wall art, antique milk bottles, silver candlesticks, Medalta crocks and vintage toys.

See all the latest treasures on the One Man’s Treasure Facebook page – plus holiday auctions and featured vendor profiles.