If you’re a last-minute gift shopper, we can relate! That’s why our local gift guide can be your life-saver this holiday season! From small businesses in the big cities to small-town gems, we have you covered no matter where you are in the province. Supporting local businesses can bolster the economy and positively impact the community, diversity, and the environment! Are you ready to give the best gifts from right here in Saskatchewan? We have you covered.
Shopping in Saskatoon? Here are a few of our favourite local shops.
Saskatoon has a real culture of entrepreneurship, and that’s lucky for you; an abundance of small businesses means beautiful gift options for every kind of person on your list!
If they love great clothing and accessories:
With a mix of refreshed vintage and carefully curated brands, Hazlewood is one of our favourite places to shop in Saskatoon. Located in the heart of the Riversdale neighbourhood, it’s an amazing place to buy apothecary, clothes, accessories, and home goods.
- Hard Pressed
Also tucked in the Riversdale neighbourhood, this shop offers major hometown vibes with its hand-screen-printed apparel and accessories, plus a curated selection of high-quality brands. For the best quality Saskatchewan merch, this shop is your answer.
- Traxx footwear
Fashion forward, casual and even CSA footwear, nestled in alongside the perfect accessories and purses – whether you’re looking for the latest trends or timeless essentials you won’t be disappointed by the selection at this family owned and operated spot.
Local coffee, breweries, and restaurants are always a win!
- Sparrow Coffee
With an incredible selection of coffee, tea, and accessories, this is the perfect spot to shop for the coffee and tea lover in your life or even the office’s secret Santa! You can also impress your team by having them cater your holiday work event!
- Prairie Sun Brewery
Located in the heart of the Broadway District, this YXE microbrewery is family friendly and sure to please. Grab your friends & family and head in for a meal together or snag some gift cards and tuck them away to use this summer on their pet-friendly patio!
- Ayden Kitchen & Bar
Homegrown and globally inspired comfort food. Dine in and soak up the warm vibes or have them bring the best menu to you with their catering options (hint charcuterie) or grab a gift card for the foodie on your list!
- Keos Kitchen
Another Broadway District gem, this casual sport serves up traditional Thai & Lao dishes that are sure to warm you up this winter. Kid friendly, vegan and vegetarian friendly. With dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering options available, you can’t go wrong.
Have a sports fan or adventurer on your list?
Need a creative or intelligent gift?
Our Regina selections for local holiday treasures!
Regina is home to a great selection of small shops that can suit anyone on your list or make your gift the most stealable item in the office’s secret Santa! Here are some of our favourites.
Chic clothing and apothecary:
Home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and cold-Bravers alike!
Looking for a great host gift?
For the person who has everything…
Happy local holiday shopping from Saskatchewan Blue Cross!
We hope you love supporting local businesses as much as we loved compiling this local gift guide! If you live rurally, check in next week for part two, where we share our favourite small-town places and craft markets. Happy giving, Saskatchewan!