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Noel Hendrickson
The Real Banff Blog / Published: Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:17

Finish Your Christmas Shopping in Banff and Lake Louise

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Are you struggling to find that perfect gift for your loved one? 

A trip to the mountains won’t only help you escape the holiday chaos at the mall, but it just might help you polish off that shopping list, too!    

For The Adventurer On Your List…  

Banff and Lake Louise has no shortage of great outdoor stores. Discover an incredible selection of great mountain brands at family-owned Banff staple Monod Sports and Lake Louise favourite Wilson’s Mountain Sports. If the skier in your family needs new planks, check out the vast collection of ski goods at Soul Ski and Bike, Ultimate Ski and Ride or Unlimited.  

For Someone Unique...  

Every Christmas list has someone who will test the limits of your creativity, but look no further! For a unique selection of Canadian-made items, visit Branches Marketplace or About Canada. Rocky Mountain Soap Company also has an amazing selection of handmade soaps and creams that would make a great addition to any stocking. In search of something that just says “Christmas”? Don’t miss The Spirit of Christmas - Banff’s favourite (and famous!) holiday store that spreads cheer 365 days a year. 

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For The Foodie On Your List…    

How can you go wrong with sweets? Visit The Fudgery or Mountain Chocolates for hand-crafted chocolates, fudges and other amazing goodies. If you’re in search of something for the grown-up on your list, swing by the Banff Brew Co. or the Park Distillery gift shop and check out their new Barrel Aged cocktails and famous Banff brewed spirits. 

For The “Hygge” Fan On Your List…   

Hygge - generally defined as “the Danish art of cozy” (New to the idea? Check out our blog.) - is all about fighting off the chill of winter with a good book, warm socks and a fireplace! Bookworms won’t want to miss The Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies to find a book inspired by the mountains! Next you’ll want to pick-up the perfect bag of tea from Banff Tea Co or Natur'el Tea. Once you’ve finished that, swing by Rocky Mountain Flannel and find your perfect “hygge” outfit! 

For The Art Lover…  

Come be inspired by the mountains and bring home something that will remind you of the soaring peaks each day. Check out the incredible soapstone carvings at Carter-Ryan Gallery or explore a perfectly curated selection of Canadian art at Canada House Gallery, Wilcox and Sax and The Mountain Gallery at The Banff Springs Hotel .  

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