The Ultimate Guide to Edmonton-Made Gifts That Show Your Love Of The City

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Something that always catches my eye at local markets is gifts that are very explicitly Edmonton. Sometimes it’s our hashtag / airport code (YEG), cut into wood or copper. Sometimes it’s stunning illustrations of an Edmonton skyline or a specific local landmark. Whether you’re born and raised in the city or a transplant, there’s something about buying a gift that screams Edmonton that just brings a lot of joy.

So with the holiday season approaching (and well, really for any gifts, year-round), I thought it would be nice to put together a guide to Edmonton-made gifts that really show your love of the city—perfect for you, perfect for the Edmontonian (or Edmontonian at heart) in your life! Buying an Edmonton gift at this time is especially impactful because small businesses, artists and makers could really use your support. 

Note: this guide isn’t just about celebrating great gifts from local makers (of which there are so many!), it’s specifically about EDMONTON gifts (by Edmonton makers). With some exceptions, lol. 

If you’d like more great ideas for shopping local gifts, I link a some resources at the end of this post!

The Ultimate Guide to Edmonton-Made Gifts That Show Your Love of The City!

Total Gifts: 31
Last updated: November 10, 2020

If you buy a gift from one of these makers, let them know you heard about them from my blog! I don’t get anything, it’s just nice to know the blog helped local businesses get sales! lol

Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Made Gifts That Show Your Love Of the City - Explore Edmonton - Edmonton Made -Shop Local - Edmonton Businesses
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(Listed in no particular order!)

Stephanie Simpson Illustrates - Edmonton Land Marks - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Landmark Magnets by Stephanie Simpson.
Edmonton Landmark Magnets

by Stephanie Simpson

Local designer Stephanie Simpson‘s beautiful set of four magnets features Edmonton landmarks: Hotel Macdonald, Muttart Conservatory, Legislature, Royal Alberta Museum – Downtown. Stephanie also sells beautiful landmark prints and maps

Cost: $10

YEG Edmonton Holiday Ornament - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
YEG City Ornament by Justine Ma Design.
YEG City Ornament

by Justine Ma Design

A perfect addition to your Christmas tree! or wherever other spots people hang ornaments, lol. The YEG City Ornament by Justine Ma Design is 3.5 x 3.8 inches, laser cut in 1/8″ thick birch plywood (or black acrylic).

Cost: $15

Damon D Chan Map Designs - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Neighbourhood Map by Damon D Chan.
Edmonton Neighbourhood Map

by Damon D Chan

This Edmonton typography city map print is comprised of all the city’s neighbourhoods in their actual locations! Edmonton designer Damon D Chan says this is the most complete neighbourhood map of Edmonton you will find.

Cost: $32-$52

YEGLace Edmonton Necklace Smithstine Copper - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Necklaces by Smithstine Copper.
Edmonton Necklaces (YEGlaces)

by Smithstine Copper

Wear your civic pride! Kristine MacDonald of Smithstine Copper makes stunning Edmonton necklaces! Buy a hand sawn copper path of the North Saskatchewan River, abstracted outline of Edmonton’s downtown skyline, outline of the Edmonton city limits stamped with YEG and more!

Cost: $45-$68

Jason Blower Snow Alligator - Edmonton Colouring Book - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Colouring Book by Snow Alligator (Jason Blower).
Edmonton: A Colouring Book

by Snow Alligator (Jason Blower)

Edmonton: A Colouring Book contains 25 pages of landmarks and Q&A activities! This book by Snow Alligator/Jason Blower a wonderful tool for little ones (and old ones? lol) to learn about our city and its landmarks. Jason Blower also sells other great Edmonton illustrations!

Cost: $10

Bee Waeland Vivid Print Gifts - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Bee Waeland Edmonton Gifts at Vivid Print.
Bee Waeland Edmonton Gifts

at Vivid Print

Vivid Print in Old Strathcona carries all sorts of amazing Edmonton pieces—prints, posters, greeting cards, mugs, shirts, and more. Designed by the talented Bee Waeland (who is also owner).

Cost: $39-$99

RYSPOT Design - Hideout Distro - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Concrete Brick by RYSPOT.
Edmonton Concrete Brick

by RYSPOT

Designed and made by Edmonton concrete connoisseur Ryspot—these Edmonton concrete bricks make wicked desk paper weights, book ends, or simple shelf decor, sold at Hideout Distro.

Cost: $65

Naked and Frayed Embroidery Gift - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Embroidery Gifts by Naked & Frayed.
Edmonton Embroidery Gifts

by Naked & Frayed

These beautiful mixed media embroidery gifts depicting Edmonton scenes are a perfect gift by Naked & Frayed. Watercolour and embroidery thread. Quirky and fun (also gets sold out—so inquire soon about customer orders).

Cost: $150

Still in Edmonton Apparel - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Still in Edmonton Apparel by Still in Town.
Still in Edmonton Apparel

by Still in Town

“We love it. We hate it. We’re still here.” There are pros and cons to living anywhere, and any of us who have lived in Edmonton know all about that! Join the club. Still In Town is a Canadian clothing line with a very relatable slogan.

Cost: $20-$40

Edmontonia Trading Cards - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmontonia Trading Cards by Michael Hingston and local artists.
Edmontonia Trading Cards

by Michael Hingston and Local Artists

The Edmontonia Trading Cards are an all-ages set of collectible trading cards that celebrating celebrate everyday life in this odd, charming, mostly frozen city. The set of 60 cards features text by Michael Hingston and all-new illustrations and photography from a dozen local artists.

Cost: $10

North Side Still Alive Majesty and Friends- Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
North Side Still Alive Products by Majesty & Friends.
North Side Still Alive Products

by Majesty & Friends

Northside Pride! There’s all sorts of North Side Still Alive gifts from Majesty & Friends including notebooks, mugs, T-shirts, dishcloths, and coasters. The mug makes a great planter, pencil cup, cat water dish and more! Majesty & Friends sells lots of great Edmonton gifts!

Cost: $7-$40

Edmonton Pencils Prairie Chick Prints - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Pencils by Prairie Chick Prints.
Edmonton Pencils

by Prairie Chick Prints

These Edmonton pencils are designed and hot foil stamped by Edmonton area (Sherwood Park)-based Prairie Chick Prints! Each set is hand assembled. No. 2 graphite – Musgrave pencils.

Cost: $12

This is Edmonton Poster Hotel Design Co - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
This is Edmonton Poster by Hotel Design Co.
This is Edmonton

by Hotel Design Co.

A whole lot of Edmonton in an 18″ x 24″ poster. A cursory look at what makes Edmonton, well, Edmonton. From every mayor to West Edmonton Mall to the River Valley to the day known as Black Friday, This is Edmonton is a snapshot of where this city currently is and how it got here, by Nigel Hood of Hotel Design Co.

Cost: $30

YEGBox Edmonton Makers - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
The YEGBox.
#YEGBox

by YEG Box Co.

YEGBOX features different local vendors in themed gift boxes. The idea is to help consumers discover the different and amazing products produced within Edmonton, in the #YEGBox! (Watch their 2020 collection announcements!)

Cost: $150

Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Puzzles - RSS Designs by Riyaz Sharan
Edmonton puzzles by RSS Designs (Riyaz Sharan)
Edmonton Puzzles

by RSS Designs (Riyaz Sharan)

Some of Edmonton’s most recognizable landmarks have been turned into puzzle form!! Purchase these 1,000 piece (48×68 cm) extremely Edmonton puzzles featuring six different scenes. RSS Designs also sells lovely Edmonton holiday cards! 

Cost: $65

YEG & Co Edmonton Apparel Clothes Hoodies - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Apparel by YEG & Co.
Edmonton Apparel

by YEG & Co.

Show pride and unparalleled support of this great city! YEG & Co. sells a variety of Edmonton apparel and accessories, from T-Shirts to hoodies, crop tops, fanny packs, mugs and more.

Cost: $30-$80

Jojo & Gun Edmonton Post Cards - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Post Cards by JOJO & GUN.
Edmonton Postcards

by JOJO & GUN

These postcards by JOJO & GUN show you the Edmonton we know and love. These cards are printed on matte card stock, 4×6 inches, perfect for mailing a sweet note to someone you know gets our inside jokes. Perfect for framing too!

Cost: $3

Cats of Edmonton Book - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Cats of Edmonton by Edmonton International Cat Festival.
Cats of Edmonton

by Edmonton International Cat Festival

This 112-page, hard cover, full-colour, coffee table book takes you into the homes of 100+ of the city’s a-meowzing felines! Created and crowdfunded in 2016. 100% proceeds go to the Edmonton International Cat Festival, which raises money for Edmonton area cat rescues.

Cost: $15

Order online or buy through Tix on the Square.

Edmonton Embroidery Cross Stitch - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Cross Stitch Embroidery Gift by Rustic Spirit Canada.
Edmonton Cross Stitch Embroidery

by Rustic Spirit Canada

Home Is Where The Heart Is is a hand-embroidered cross-stitch gift by Rustic Spirit Canada (based in Edmonton). This is a special embroidery wall art (5″ hoop). 

Cost: $20

Here for Good Print Machine Small Business T Shirts - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
#HereForGood Edmonton T-Shirts by Print Machine.
#HereForGood Edmonton T-Shirts

by Print Machine

The #HereForGood campaign shines a light on Edmonton small business. T-shirts represent all sorts of small businesses in Edmonton. Proceeds are split amongst businesses to support them through the pandemic.

Cost: $20

Alberta Pin Co - Walterdale Bridge - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Walterdale Bridge Pins by Alberta Pin Co.
Walterdale Bridge Pins

by Alberta Pin Co.

With arches standing at 56 metres tall, enhanced pedestrian and cyclist crossings, the Walterdale Bridge has quickly become one of Edmonton’s favourite bridges. The Alberta Pin Co. also sells other YEG pins!

Cost: $12

Top 40 Dogs of Edmonton - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Top 40 Dogs of Edmonton Book + Calendar.
Top 40 Dogs of Edmonton

Book + Calendar

Built by Sarah Jackson and Julian Faid, this annual project highlights an (unofficial) list of the best doggos of Edmonton. Order the calendar and/or book! All photos by Aaron Pedersen.

Note: 2021 pre-orders close Nov. 9, 2020. 

Cost: $35-$40

Laser cut City of Edmonton diorama - 35ltd Design- Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Laser Cut City of Edmonton Diorama by 35ltd Design.
Laser Cut City of Edmonton Diorama

by 35ltd Design

This City of Edmonton diorama is a perfect accent to any space. They are laser cut from 1/8″ birch plywood sections and are 7×4″. The Edmonton maker, 35ltd Design, can make custom dioramas or add custom touches too.

Cost: $32

TheSeven80 - E-Town Hats- Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
E-Town / Edmonton Hats by TheSeven80.
E-Town / Edmonton Hats

by TheSeven80

Pick up some Edmonton-themed hats by TheSeven80. There’s E-Town, YEG, Just a Kid From Edmonton, and 780 designs. TheSeven80 also sells Edmonton-themed face masks!

Cost: $20-$43

City of Edmonton Personalized Street Signs - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Personalized Edmonton Street Sign by City of Edmonton.
Personalized Edmonton Street Sign

by City of Edmonton

Get a real street sign with your name on it! Signs take about a week to be made in the City of Edmonton’s sign shop. Large sign holds 13-15 characters. Medium sign holds 10-12 characters. And Small sign holds up to 9 characters.

Cost: Inquire with Tix on the Square

Edmonton Mug Adam Pearce - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Mug by Adam Pearce.
Edmonton Mug

by Adam Pearce

Edmonton Mug art decor inspired mug by local designer Adam Pearce, carried by Shop Chop. Originally from the UK, Adam fell in love with the city when he moved here. He wanted to become part of the design community and help showcase Edmonton. 

Cost: $25

YEG Luggage Tags - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
YEG Luggage Tags by Love Plus Design.
YEG Luggage Tags

by Love Plus Design

Show off your YEG pride on your next adventure (close-to-home then eventually farther out lol) with this laser engraved wood tag. by Love Plus Design. 3.5” x 2.25″ without the leather strap. Back of tag lets you add personal info.

Cost: $15-$17

Edmonton Pennant Flannel Foxes - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Pennant by Flannel Foxes.
Edmonton Pennant

by Flannel Foxes

If you’re from the great city of Edmonton, show your pride with the born and raised in Edmonton pennant designed by Flannel Foxes. Felt. 8″x18″ Flannel Foxes also sells great Edmonton T-Shirt, hoodie and hat! 

Cost: $25

YEG Skyline Stitch Craft Kit - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
YEG Skyline Stitch Craft Kit by MADE SOCIAL.
YEG Skyline Stitch Craft Kit

by MADE SOCIAL

If you love Edmonton—the people, the talent, the sense of community —this craft kit by MADE SOCIAL is for you! It’s a modern stitching nod to YEG and includes everything you need to create your very own embroidery and cross stitch art. 

Cost: $39

Tapping the West Alberta Craft Beer Book - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Tapping the West - a Book About Alberta Beer by Scott Messenger.
Tapping the West AB Craft Beer Book

by Scott Messenger

Gift the story behind Alberta’s craft beer boom—an insider’s look that brings together tasting notes, social history, politics, and science. A perfect gift for an Alberta craft beer lover by Edmonton author Scott Messenger. (Although admittedly not as EXPLICITLY an “Edmonton” gift, I think it still works lol). 

Cost: $23

Beer from Edmonton’s craft breweries would also make great gifts too. The Growlery’s YXD Barley Wine is named after Edmonton City Centre Airport’s airport code (part of their Edmonton Blatchford series honouring the historic airport). 

Edmonton Green Onion Cake - Explore Edmonton - Made in Edmonton - Ultimate Gift Guide Linda Hoang
Edmonton Green Onion Cakes by Green Onion cake Man.
Edmonton Green Onion Cakes

by Green Onion Cake Man

I was hoping to include an ‘Edmonton’ food in this list and the one that came to mind was Edmonton’s quintessential green onion cake! Order fresh or frozen. Learn more about Green Onion Cake Man.

Cost: $8

So that’s my Ultimate Guide to Edmonton-Made Gifts That Show Your Love of The City!

If you’d like to shop more gifts by local makers, here’s a few other resources:

Plus, check out some related shop local blog posts of my own:

And if you’re an Edmonton maker who has a very Edmonton creation you sell, let me know!

Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Made Gifts That Show Your Love Of the City - Explore Edmonton - Edmonton Made -Shop Local - Edmonton Businesses
Use and share my Ultimate Guide to Edmonton-Made Gifts That Show Your Love of Edmonton!

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