Who doesn’t love counting down to Christmas?! (unless you’re a SCROOGE lol).
I love a good advent calendar—whether I’m following along each day myself or gifting a calendar for a loved one, the surprise, the treat, and the countdown to Christmas makes for a lovely holiday experience.
What’s better than just any old advent calendar?
A locally-made one!
I’ve put together a list of Edmonton, Alberta-made Advent Calendars you can gift for yourself or your loved ones this holiday season.
This list was made for the 2021 holiday season, but chances are if a local business did it this year, and you’re checking this post or a later year, they’ll likely have an advent offering that year too.
I’ll update the list as I find more local advent calendars before December.
Feel free to let me know if there’s one I’m missing!
Be sure to check the individual business websites for order deadlines / shipping and pick-up details!
Advent calendars tend to sell out quickly and there’s the added time crunch as you need to get it in hand before Dec. 1, so check those dates and don’t delay on ordering if you don’t want to be disappointed!
Edmonton-Made Advent Calendars
Total Calendars: 16
List First Published: Nov 5, 2021
List Last Updated: Nov 23, 2021
3 years in the making—this assortment of intuitively selected crystals is sure bring your sparkle and enchantment all season long. The crystal advent from Edmonton-based Cave and Canyon, has 24 drawers, each containing a new crystal for your collection, all exclusive to this calendar.
Cory Christopher and Justine Ma are back with both a full and mini version of their popular advent calendar! Shop the full CC x Justine Ma Christmas Advent Calendar or a mini 12 Days of Christmas bundle featuring a mix of popular stationery elements and festive, new pieces fresh from the elves’ workshop. Comes in a Believe in the Magic present sack.
Countdown the days to Christmas with 25 unique flavours from local, licensed small home-based business Chocolate Escapade‘s hand-crafted, small-batch bonbons using ethically-sourced chocolate. 12 flavours are from their current collections and 13 flavours are specially made just for the holiday season!
Family-owned wine and spirits boutique Color de Vino has released their “Wine Down to Christmas” advent calendars features 12 amazing full size bottles (750ml), all tucked into our custom advent box. Each wine in the calendar comes with tastings notes and suggested food pairings.
Local olive oil and vinegar shop Evoolution is selling 24 days of flavour with their olive oils, vinegars, blends, and seat salt advent calendar. The art work is beautiful, done by artist Jason Carter, and you get recipe videos too.
Get your hands on Highlands Liquor’s “Hoppy Holidays” Alberta Craft Beer Advent Calendar which features 24 tall cans of their favourite breweries from around Alberta.
Advents don’t always have to be about treats you put in your tummies, how about daily treats for your mind? Local publisher Hingston & Olsen’s annual Short Story Advent would make a great gift for avid readers featuring contemporary and classic works from around the world.
Plus honourable mentions to these two local businesses whose advent calendars SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY, but keep them in mind for next year!
The Italian Centre Shop released their first-ever advent calendars this year, featuring 24 mini versions of some of their top selling items (from kitchen gadgets and accessories to pantry favourites). They sold out in MINUTES. Get ready to grab yours next year!
And stay tuned, they’ve gifted me a calendar to give away on my Instagram!
JACEK Chocolate’s 2021 hand-crafted, hand-packaged Advent Calendars sold out in less than 48 hours. If you want your hands on these for next year, make sure you’re ready to order in October!
If you’re looking for more ideas for local gifts, check out a few of my other blog posts:
- 41 Edmonton Area Women Artists, Makers, and Entrepreneurs to Support (March 2021)
- Ultimate Guide to Edmonton-Made Gifts (Nov 2020)
- Spin the Wheel of Local – Support Edmonton Businesses (March 2020)
- Guide to Edmonton Area Dining + Shopping Itineraries ft. Women Owned Businesses (March 2020)
- Shop Local: Guide to Women-Owned Businesses in the Edmonton Area (March 2019)
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