Around Battle River County, you can shop several stores and attractions to find out all the ways you can give something totally custom, personal, or unique. Browse toys, collectibles, antiques, and craft supplies, or create something custom from a local design shop. Along your trip, you will find thoughtful presents for all ages, and items you can’t find on any other store shelf.
Simply Bee Honey
You can shop artisanal and handmade skincare and beauty right here in Battle River Country. The Simply Bee Shop is a family-owned shop catering to those who prefer simplicity. Their beeswax products include soaps, bath bombs, lotions, and lip balms. These smaller items fit nicely in stockings!
Wainwright Virtual Golf
Bookings are now open online to secure spots at Wainwright’s newest attraction: the Virtual Golf Centre. This is an exciting way to share an experience together over the winter months with the Centre’s two new simulators, putting green, and a hitting bay. The Virtual Golf Centre is in the Wainwright Golf Course with all new equipment and facilities and within close vicinity of the clubhouse Bar & Grill. If you know your friend or family member’s availability, you can book your spots in advance or purchase gift cards for future virtual golf dates.
Walkn on Water Toys
As a newer toy shop on the Wainwright shopping scene, Walkn on Water Toys upholds their young reputation of being a source for not only toys, but also games, arts and crafts, soft plushies, and science activities. But if you want to make your holiday shopping a little easier, the store can assemble Fun Buckets (also great for birthdays) filled with toys based on a theme.
There are many ways to make the holiday get-togethers more fun with the toys and gifts at Walkn on Water, with options for educational games, puzzles, brainteasers, DIY craft kits, and board games.
South Africa House Guest Lodge
The owners of Wainwright’s South Africa Guest House Lodge have succeeded in their goal of creating a South African oasis in the middle of the prairies. What began as a family home has grown into a unique and beautiful space for Christmas parties and family events, and a cozy place to spend the night.
Big Dawgz Bowzone
Archery, and a lot of traditional outdoor sports, are adapting to Alberta winters thanks to dedicated local business owners. Wainwright’s second newest attraction is an indoor archery range thanks to the Big Dawgz BowZone. Here you can work on your aim inside their 20-yard indoor range and book a family-friendly experience for the holiday season or your next day off, or give the gift of lessons! Time at the range is now by appointment only but may change as the business grows.
Beyond a Beaten Path
Gift something personal for Christmas, and something unique for those who prefer authentic gifts. Beyond a Beaten Path is a staff of local artists and creators who make all the pieces you see in store before you get to personalize and customize them. Items available include the popular custom cribbage boards and handmade signs for around the home, as well as jewelry and smaller kitchen items.
Frostings by Niki
You might want to gift yourself a few things from Frostings by Niki before Christmas arrives. Throughout the store are two main categories of fun holiday items: first are the DIY products you can take home, paint, and craft with yourself; second is the selection of handmade or restored products ready for display. Niki offers tons of ways to create holiday décor that can last for years to come, with wooden trees, wooden advent calendars, blank accent signs, and a range of wood/stain types.
Creative Klutter Quilt Shop
Creative Klutter Quilt Shop is the go-to for fabrics due to its huge variety of colours, patterns, and materials. But it is also a go-to because of the knowledgeable owner, Betty Ganie, an experienced quilter who can help you navigate needles, thread, and fabrics.
Like It Never Was Antiques & More
The perfect find for a special someone could be hidden among the shelves at Like It Never Was. Shop their wide collection to find gifts, antiques, vintage pieces, and an array of repurposed furniture and house décor.
The Design Umbrella
As Wainwright’s full-service design firm, The Design Umbrella can provide you with several creative gift options which you won’t find anywhere else. Their home & lifestyle products are created with a focus on sustainability and simple yet stylish designs.
Customize your gifts this year with 12ThirtyFour’s list of apparel items. This could be inside jokes, names, and special occasions you can commemorate with a personalized present!