6 Holiday Shopping Spots for The Best Mens Gifts in Calgary

The holiday season, for lack of a better word, is hectic. Between family get-togethers, work events, the cold weather, and mall lineups, shopping for gifts isn’t always the easiest (or most enjoyable) task. But this year, we're here to help you find the perfect gift for every man in your life. We've rounded up our six favourite local shopping destinations in Calgary. Now, let's get started! 

THE COOKBOOK CO. COOKS

A selection of local cooking ware

The Cookbook Co. Cooks retail store is the ultimate shopping destination for all food and culinary enthusiasts. Packed with delicious specialty ingredients, including gourmet chocolates, as well as kitchenware and cookbooks, we have no doubt that you will be able to find something special for everyone on your gift list at this Calgary favourite.  

Where: 722 11 Ave. SW
Contact: 403-265-6066 
Hours: 
  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 am — 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am — 5:30 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm 

STUFF

A corner of the store is dedicated to casual, weekender style clothing including Canadian designed The Daily chinos. Photograph by Fraser Tripp

Stuff is a men's shop that is home to some, well, really cool stuff! We're talking quality apparel, skincare, furniture, housewares, bar accessories, crib boards and more that will have your dad, uncle, nephew, and brother-in-law smiling with glee. 

Where: 709 11 Ave. SW
Contact: 403-209-2606
Hours: 
  • Monday: Closed 
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am — 5:30 pm 
    Sunday: 12:00 pm — 5:30 pm 

GUILDHALL 

The Ripple Carafe Set from Ferm Living next to a lamp and stack of magazines

Guildhall's product mix is constantly evolving and the perfect shopping destination if you're looking to spoil someone extra special this holiday season. From independent and emerging designers to internationally renowned brands, you will find the best of both modern and traditional design. 

Where: 1222 9 Avenue SE
Contact: 403-454-4399
Hours:
  • Monday: by appointment 
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am — 6 pm
  • Sunday + Holidays: 12 pm — 5 pm
  • Sunday: Noon — 5 pm 

SHELF LIFE BOOKS

Kaitlyn Purcell’s new book of poetry titled ?bèdayine, amongst many other Metatron Press greats!

Shelf Life Books isn't your typical bookstore. It is a funky, independently owned shop in Calgary full of quirk and an amazing book offering of genres for adults and children, plus tons of literary events! It's also dog-friendly. So there's no reason why you shouldn't pay this amazing team of bookworms a visit. 

Where: 1302 4th Street SW
Contact: 403-265-1033
Hours:

  • Monday: 10 am — 6 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10 am —  8 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am — 6 pm
  • Sunday: Noon — 5 pm

    DEPT 

    A corner of Dept featuring clothing, hats, books, and bike gear!

    Last year, Fresh Laundry moved in with The Uncommons to form Dept, a retail store in Calgary's most historic neighbourhood, Inglewood, full of unique and cool products from both local and international designers and artists. With body care products from Aesop, watches, from STRY Project, candles from Pyropet and much more, you won't have a hard time finding the perfect gifts. But you may have a hard time resisting the urge to shop for yourself.  

    Where: 1325A 9th Ave. SE
    Contact: info@theuncmns.com 
    Hours:

    • Monday to Friday: 11 am — 6 pm
    • Saturday: 10:30 am — 6 pm
    • Sunday: Noon — 5 pm

    ADESSO

    Shop the Adesso subscription box for yourself and a loved one!

    Not to brag, but obviously, our own store had to be on this list. After all, it is our favourite local shopping destination. From our in-house designed collections of accessories and leather goods to our curated lineup of skincare, clothing, fragrances, and lifestyle brands, we have it all including a subscription box! Order a box for yourself and gift a box to a loved one. For the gift that keeps on giving, shop our latest charity collaboration with Classroom Champions. We've teamed up with thirteen community partners to design a limited-edition collection of socks with 100% of proceeds going towards bringing more incredible mentors to kids across Canada and the United States. Learn more about this initiative here

    Location + hours: Click here for all locations and stocklists 
    Contact: info@adessoman.com 

     

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