One-of-a-kind Wetaskiwin shops make holiday gift-giving easy!

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, who knows better than the head elf, himself? So when Santa took time away from the North Pole to check out some of what Wetaskiwin has to offer, it was no surprise he also packed home more than a few unique items for Mrs. Claus, the elves and the reindeer!

After all, while Santa knows toys for all the good boys and girls, he also knows that for all those other items on your holiday list, shopping locally not only builds the local economy, it also builds connections between neighbours.

Here’s a look at some of the unique, only-in-Wetaskiwin destinations that caught Santa’s eye…

  • For the coffee lover: Coffee – and tea – enthusiasts will love a gift from Beans Coffee Bar & Bistro, from ground and whole beans to a delightful selection of teas and an array of beverage accessories. Can’t choose? A gift card is aways right!
  • For the history buff or car enthusiast: Give the gift of admission to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum or shop the museum store for all sorts of fun finds you won’t find anywhere else!
  • For the treasure hunter: For your friend who’s nostalgic for times gone by, shop the vintage wonders Forgotten in Time Antique Mall.
  • For the fashionista: If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, the designer jewellery, brand-name handbags and fashion accessories at French’s Jewellery are close behind – and really, can you have too many BFFs? And at Local Roots Floral & Design, take your passion for local to the next level with women’s clothing, unique gifts, home décor and more from local and Canadian vendors!
  • For the floral fan and passionate decorator: Creating beautiful floral arrangements for more than 70 years, visit Mickey’s Flowers to give the gift of festive arrangements, not to mention charming home décor, and other unique gift ideas.
  • For the foodie: Wild huckleberry jams and sauces…Gord Bamford Spices & Coffees…gift cards for those busy nights when you want someone else to cook…Huckleberry’s’ Café and Sawyer’s Smokehouse is a made-in-Wetaskiwin favourite full of culinary gift ideas. And if you just need a little downtime and flavourful, farm-to-table fare, they can do that, too!
  • For the sweet tooth: For a treat for your sweet, a stunning centrepiece dessert or DIY decorating kit for your budding baker, Carter’s Creations Bakery is your go-to for artistic, custom bakery delights right here in Wetaskiwin!

With so many destinations at your doorstep, this is just the start – watch for other shops and services throughout the holiday season. After all, you never know what you – or Santa – might find!

More holiday fun on the way!

Of course, Santa isn’t the only one having fun in Wetaskiwin. On Thursday, Dec. 7, the 2023 Holiday Train arrives in Wetaskiwin at 3:25 p.m. Take in the lights and enjoy entertainment from the Anyway Gang at the CPKC ES Building at 4009 50th St.

And on Saturday, Dec. 9, tribute artist Shania Twin performs a Shania Christmas at Manluk Theatre, featuring all the hits and your favourite holiday tunes.

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