GIFTS | Locally made

Story by Leanne Murray

Winter 2023/24

’Tis  the season for gift-giving. The holidays are quickly approaching, and while, of course, the most important thing is spending time with those you love, it’s also a chance to show that love with a token of appreciation. The Airdrie community is full of amazing creators offering all kinds of unique gift ideas. airdrielife has gathered some fabulous local artists, bakers, woodworkers and more so you can find something for everyone on your list.



MTN LTE Co. is focused on sustainability, with all-natural coconut soy candles in mountain whiskey glasses, jars and tins that bring outdoor vibes into your home. Check out for more.

Vanilla Bean

Lindsay is an Airdrie-based home baker who creates custom-made cookies using premium Madagascar vanilla beans that almost look too pretty to eat. Visit to see for yourself.

Treats by Carla

Treats By Carla specializes in handmade, artisan chocolates and chocolate treats made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, using gourmet Belgian chocolate. Learn more at .

The String Bag

As this local artisan says, “Who knew that hammering nails was so therapeutic?” Susan makes custom string art designs, including this eucalyptus piece on pine for $55. Visit @thestringbag on Instagram to see more.

Rachel’s Sew-Sew Room

Rachel’s Sew-Sew Room creates mix-and-match Barbie fashion from locally sourced, repurposed fabrics. Choose cotton, denim and T-shirts for casual wear, or satin and lace for a princess look. Find Rachel’s Sew-Sew Room on Facebook.

Township 27

Township 27 is an Alberta producer of gluten-, cholesterol- and MSG-free small-batch pantry spices, spice blends, sauces, dressings and condiments for people who care about and love food. Check them out at

Krafty Kennedys

The Krafty Kennedys make all kinds of wooden products including shelves and other décor using new, old and reclaimed wood. On Facebook @kraftykennedysairdrie.

Luscious Reconstructions

Tami’s obsession is creating new, quirky, unique pieces from pre-existing items. Find sassy aprons, placemat utensil rolls, hats, wrist-warmers, upstyled jackets and shirts, hip bags, and more. See more on Facebook @lucsciousreconstructions.

Alyssa Kellert Pottery

Functional art meets everyday use with this locally hand-thrown pottery. From mugs of all sizes to spoon rests, garlic keepers, versatile bowls, home décor and more. Check out @alyssakellertpottery on Instagram.

Crafty Grandma

You may have seen Marion at airdrieFEST or other local markets showcasing her passion for creating gorgeous wreaths, beautiful horseshoe wall hangs and decorations. Email for more information.

Colourful Cheerful Crochet

Originally from Japan, Aya is an Airdrie crochet artist who makes seasonal garlands, tier-tray decorations and amigurumis with love, the highest care and attention to detail. Find @colourfulcheerfulcrochet on Instagram.

SM Pottery

SM Pottery is based in Airdrie and offers unique holiday-themed pieces. Shop in Calgary at MarketSpot in Market Mall and The CORE, and at the Under $100 Art Show from Dec. 7 to 10. You can source locally on @smpotteryairdrie on Instagram.