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Before you hit “Add to Cart” on Amazon – you can still panic shop and support local small businesses in Calgary the week of Christmas.

Oxeye Floral Co.

Oxeye Floral Co has taken the old school art form of pressed florals and gave it a modern twist! Oxeye Floral Co has a selection of purses, totes, prints, original art work, baby blankets and more for the person on your list who loves anything feminine and floral.

Local pick up is available until Dec. 23rd!

Take it ‘N’ Leave it

Take it ‘N’ Leave it makes fun and creative apparel for humans while donating a portion from each sale directly back to local animal rescue groups and organizations. The ‘Be a Good Human’ sweatshirt I shared on Instagram a few weeks ago seems to be a favourite!

Local pick up from Take it ‘N’ Leave it is available until Dec. 23rd!

Jaybee Design

The “Bee Paper Box” subscription from Jaybee Design would be the perfect gift for the stationery lover in your life. These boxes are filled with over $45 in goodies but you pay $35 per box! They are available as a one time purchase or as a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.

If you are looking to pick up a greeting card from Jaybee Design be sure to stop into Collab to shop or arrange for pick up.


Collab has made a serious effort to make shopping and supporting local businesses as easy as they possibly can this holiday and Covid shopping season. Collab is still open for public shopping (5 person capacity), you can arrange for private in-person or virtual shopping between 8am and 10am, or shop on their website and choose curbside pick up.

Collab is located in Southcentre Mall, across from the Disney Store and is even open Christmas Eve 10am-5pm.

Friday Sock Co

Friday Sock Co designs purposely mismatched socks and we are big fans of the fun sock designs in our family. For the sock lover in your life why not gift a sock subscription?! They are available for adults and kiddos and you can choose from a 3, 6, 9, or 12 month subscription. Because Friday Sock Co understands that you will want to place something under the tree they have created printable holiday gift sheets for each subscription option – easy peasy!

Salty Sea Dog Designs

Sarah and Blair from Salty Sea Dog Designs are prepping for their 4th annual seconds sale that takes place on Boxing Day so a gift card for the sale would be a great idea, or to put towards any one of their creative designs year round.

Lots of other small businesses are offering local pick up until the 23rd or have gift card options so check out their websites or social pages for more info. Happy last minute shopping and Merry Christmas!

Six shops you can support this week in YYC