Introducing the second edition of Gifted, an annual curated collection of uniquely Edmonton products that makes it easy to give the perfect gift. Edmonton Made, a program delivered by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, brings exposure to locally based businesses by telling their story, supporting their growth and showcasing their carefully crafted products, which contribute to the city's economy.
Building off the success of the inaugural catalogue, we expanded Gifted to include three new categories: Pets, Toys & Hobbies, and Jewelry. There are even more beautiful products to discover and more stories that give you a glimpse into the incredible people behind some of the businesses.
The 2018 catalogue is made up of 111 products by 84 businesses. Due to the overwhelming number of businesses interested in being included in Gifted the selection panel of business and design experts, in collaboration with Edmonton Made, had a tough job of narrowing down their selection from the 368 product submissions. To decide the cover, the panel’s favourite products went head to head in a social media cover contest. It was a tight race with Strathcona Spirits coming out ahead by just three votes.
We look forward to celebrating more local talent with the next release of Gifted in Fall 2019.
Program Manager, Edmonton Made