AMR | Design’s Holiday Gift Guide

Are you on the hunt for some unique gift ideas? We’ve got you covered! We have rounded up some of our favourite local gift ideas for anyone on your list. And don’t worry … you can take all the credit.

These items were all handpicked directly from our firm members based on their favourite items, local businesses we love to support, as well as a few well-deserving charitable foundations we encourage you to check out.  We hope you find something on this list that intrigues you!

a very boozy christmas

T’is the Season for Saison! If you haven’t had a chance to try out The Growlery Beer Company’s 2020 Alberta Beer Award Bronze Winner “Wheels Up Saison”, now is a great time to stock up on some cans for the winter season! They also have some new merchandise coming in this year which could be a great stocking stuffer for your beer-loving nephew.

If you fancy more of a hard liquor choice, we suggest you check out another local gem called Hansen Distillery. They make premium gin, vodka, whisky, and flavoured spirits like the cranberry flavoured moonshine pictured here. The recipe for this Christmas cocktail may entice you to buy a bottle for yourself as well as your friends…

scents and sweets

Wick’d Petals Candle Company is a YEG local candle shop that specializes in creating botanical soy candles that delight your senses. With beautiful scents like pine, saje, citrus, and lavender, they are a great option for the naturally conscious candle lover.

Our firm members are major cookie connoisseurs and this company is our cookie creator of choice! Located in Sherwood Park, Confetti Sweets makes delicious cookies, cupcakes and many other sweet treats that will be sure to knock your socks off.

for the covid concious

How can you support an Alberta business, stay sanitized, all while moisturizing those hardworking hands? This Rocky Mountain Soap Company hand sanitizer is an AMR favourite because of the lovely smelling options (the lavender is our personal fave) and its moisturizing properties!

Edmonton’s mask by-law has been renewed until the end of this year. Why not put on a pretty mask and make the best of it?  Mode masks has so many beautiful options and these designer masks are made right here in Canada (like this pretty version festively named “Nutcracker”).

subscriptions for the whole year

What could be better than receiving a regular floral bouquet throughout the year? Local flower shop Flowers By Merle, who has a long-standing reputation in Edmonton, creates fully customizable floral subscription services that you can send to your loved ones (or yourself if you are so inclined!)

If you have a wine lover in your family (and let’s face it – who doesn’t?), what better way to celebrate their love of the finer things in life than a wine subscription? This highly customizable, unique, and ongoing gift is sure to please anyone who loves a good glass of merlot. Check out The Monthly Sommelier here

when giving back is better than getting

It has been no secret that 2020 has been a rough year for many. If you are looking for a way to give back this year, we have two special charities that we hold near and dear to our hearts. FIND Edmonton helps people who have experienced homelessness in our city. People in the Housing First program come to Find to pick out their own furniture at no cost. From kitchenware to living room sets, donations provided by you help people transform their house into their home.

Since 1940, the Christmas Bureau has maintained one tradition – to provide a festive meal and coordination of Christmas giving to Edmontonians in need through the promotion of the spirit of Christmas caring and sharing in the City of Edmonton. There are a number of ways that you can give back to this incredible organization – donations, volunteering, and fundraisers are all possible options.

happy holidays from amr design!

We hope you enjoyed our Holiday Gift Guide and perhaps even found your next great gift idea in this post.

Please note that AMR Design will be closed for the holidays from December 18, 2020 – January 4, 2021 inclusive.

See you in 2021!

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