Dec 12

Holiday Quick Gift Guide: Best Deals

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Written by Nicole Brandt

Between work, life and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to get the perfect gift for those on your Christmas list. Luckily there is still plenty of time for you to pick up a great gift right in the heart of downtown Calgary. Read on for the top five ideas to get the biggest bang for your buck! 

For the foodie

Just a few steps away from downtown, but miles apart from the hustle and bustle, you can find yourself and foodie friend at River Cafe. They have a gift card bonus running until December 23, 2017. When you purchase a $100 Gift Card, you’ll receive a bonus $25. Call them at 403-261-7670 or purchase online today.

For the music lover

Sled Island 2018 Passes are the best way to experience everything the festival has to offer! Jump between 35+ venues and discover 250+ bands, comedy, film and art along the way. As a general rule, 2/3 of venue capacities are reserved for passholders.

Sled Island offers three pass types: the Discovery Pass, Discovery Plus Pass and All-Ages Pass. View our 2018 rate chart for pricing details and check out our payment plan for the option to pay in seven-month or four-month installments. Buy before January 16, 2022 to take advantage of the 25% savings!

For the theatre lover

Theatre Calgary has three-play gift packages available for as low as $120. It’s the perfect gift for the theatre lover in your life! Packages include tickets to see Twelfth Night, The Humans and The Secret Garden. If you need more flexibility, they do also offer a flex package, which gives you six vouchers to use however you want.

For the wine-ohs and those full of spirits 

Zyn’s Holiday Gift Guide has gift ideas that include gift boxes, wine, bourbons and other spirits. There are options for all price ranges with plenty in the comfortable $10-$100 range.

For a seasonal spirits that is delectable, Canadian and just completely on point, there is Eau Claire Christmas Gin. This seasonal gin is flavoured with Frankincense and Myrrh - two of the three ancient wise men gifts. The spice resins give the gin a beautiful mouth feel with a hint of almost a lemony, balsamic taste. Here is a recipe for Christmas G and Tea and Reindeer Aviation to include in the gift.

For those that love to sparkle

Breslauer and Warren has been one of downtown Calgary’s diamond jewellery and engagement ring experts since 1919 (and boast some of the best staff!). They’re  moving their location to another downtown destination in the new year and have marked their stock down 30-70% - just in time for you to take advantage during the holiday season!

Looking for stocking stuffers? A beautiful silver bracelet, fashionable collar necklace, or a long silver chain make a statement and great gift without breaking the bank. Find pieces starting around $100, to $500, to the heart’s content!

Do you know of any other deals or fantastic gift ideas in Downtown Calgary? Share with us at [email protected].


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