Gifts to GIVE
Seanings Typographic T-Shirt, $27+ Up
Sean Williams, an Edmonton-based designer and commercial photographer, creates the coolest custom typographic illustrations of famous people you love like musicians Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, and TV-show stars Daryl Dixon and Walter White. You choose the t-shirt cut (women’s or men’s), the color and size. I’d wrap one of these t-shirts up for everyone on my list.
Where We Are From Poster, $30
This brilliant poster by graphic designer Jaime Calayo explores the many neighbourhoods that make up Edmonton. Frame it up for the perfect gift any Edmontonian.
The Gift of Sweat
My life is full of active people: runners, yogis, triathletes, and workout bunnies. For someone who really loves to sweat, I’d buy a 10-pass to her favourite yoga studio or a personalized running training plan from McMillan Running. Two of my fav workout finds over the past year: a yoga traveling mat and Yurbuds smart earphones that actually stay in while working out.
The Beauty of Handmade
Edmonton is exploding as a community of makers. Everyday, I'm impressed by the talent of artists and designers in our city. These are just a few of my favourites:
Amor Jewelry: Beautiful jewelry made in a home studio in Edmonton. The collection is always evolving but currently features brass, copper and a distinct love for triangles.
Kimder Handbags: The collection of ‘day to night’ handbags are designed and made by Kimberly Der. Each bag is lovingly named after an influential woman in Kimberly’s life. The handbags are beautiful and practical for any lady.
Patina Jewelry: The jewelry is made from upcycled vintage and found objects making every piece of jewelry entirely unique. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets are handmade by Tina Faiz and Kristel Busby in Edmonton.