6 Unique Gift Ideas from cSPACE Marda Loop

6 Unique Gift Ideas from cSPACE Marda Loop

Think outside the big-box stores and malls this holiday season. Many of the talented tenants at cSPACE Marda Loop have unique and totally original offerings perfect for the more unique loved ones on your holiday list. From fashion to home decor, jewelry, ornaments, holiday cards and of course, original art, there’s no shortage of fabulous finds waiting to be discovered.

We rounded up a few great gift ideas to inspire you as the holidays fast approach! But this is by no means an exhaustive list. Check out the Community page for a full list of tenants and quick links to their social channels and websites.

Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 6.09.03 PMFor the fashion-forward women in your life, check out Anneke Forbes gorgeous line of made to measure and ready to wear women’s outerwear.  Known for her classic, thoughtful designs, bespoke tailoring techniques, and luxurious natural fabrics, Forbes personally designs, cuts and sews all of her designs at her cSPACE Marda Loop studio. Check out Anneke’s available styles at http://www.annekeforbes.com/ or pop by her second floor studio at cSPACE Marda Loop

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Pillows and purses and textiles galore! That’s what’s in store at Natalie Gerber’s Studio. Give the gift of enviable home decor with hand-printed cushion covers, table runners and kitchen textiles. Or snap up a one of a kind wristlet or cross body bag for a friend – or for yourself! To check the full line including some of our fave picks, the Emma Wristlet, and Simply Cushion Cover, visit https://nataliegerber.ca/collections/all-products

happy+holidays_2016Deck the halls with felted ornaments. Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! The Alberta Craft Gallery has your back this season with their featured felted ornaments by Dena Seiferling. These unique hand-made keepsake ornaments are truly pieces of art will take your tree decor game to the next level and are sure to stir up conversation and compliments from your holiday guest. Stop by the Alberta Craft Gallery in cSPACE Marda Loop, to shop an amazing curated collection of work from Alberta artists. http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca

Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 6.15.19 PMGot some movers and shakers on your gift giving list? Shop Riyoko – a stylish, locally made line of clothing and accessories made with movement in mind. We love the oh so cozy Covet dress for it’s simple, balanced elegance and 100% Merino wool will keep you warm in cool spells and dry in warm spells during those sudden spring showers. The oversize turtle neck keeps you calm and cozy on grey days, and deep pockets keep your hands toasty, store your lip balm, keys or any other tiny treasures you want to take on your adventure. https://riyoko.ca/collections/all

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We love the idea of giving a group of your friends the gift of creative quality time, with Sip & Create nights at Paula Timm’s Artist Studio. Book a private, creative experience with a group of your fave pals and enjoy an evening some bevies, snacks and evening of painting. http://www.paulatimm.com/sip-create.html!

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Jewelry is always a popular gift idea, but one-of-a-kind, locally crafted jewelry really takes your gift-giving game to the next level! Our own Shona Rae and the Blackboard Gallery has you covered with unique designs, and custom pieces. To check out her work look online at https://shonarae.com/ or visit her at cSPACE Marda Loop to view all her creations and amazing pieces from other artists as well.