Looking not just for a local gift this holiday season, but a local gift that shows off your love of Edmonton? We got you:
If you have an Edmonton baseball fan over the age of 15 in your family they likely have fond memories of the Edmonton Trappers. The Trappers came to Edmonton in 1981 and won four minor-league championships before the club left the city in 2004. The classic fur trapper logo, from the team's 97 championship run, is the perfect mix of nostalgia and city pride for a ballcap connoisseur.
This fine crafted wall hanging from Love Plus Designs, fits with most modern decor aesthetics while showing off exactly where it was designed. Love Plus also prides itself on using exclusively Alberta suppliers in its goods to do its part in "supporting, collaborating and inspiring" local companies.
If you have a friend or family member who loves to send post cards, the Edmonton Postcard Pack with art from Jason Blower, is the perfect means for them to send out missives and show their Edmonton pride at the same time. Blower is an illustrator who grew up primarily on the "golden prairies of Alberta" and his clean, distinctive style shows off pride for Edmonton in each and every image.
The YEG City Ornament is designed and hand lettered by Justine Ma, and is a great way to show off YEG pride. If you like Ma's work, but the person you're giving to is a little bit more saucy, Ma's website is full of similar gifts for those with a potty mouth.
The gift for the person who wants to show off their Edmonton pride through drawings that are bright, clean and filled with lighthearted nods that are a delight to discover. The poster is illustrated by local designer Marc Nipp, who can often be found ambling through the Old Strathcona Antique Mall or thumbing through issues of 2000 AD at Warp 1 in search of visual stimulation.
These aren't the only YEG pride gifts highlighted in the gift guide. You can also check out the Reflections of Light Print ($30), The Edmonton Map Tea Towel ($18), The Edmonton Past Soap Bar ($7), the Edmonton-location influenced Token Bitters Sampler Set ($36), The Edmonton Trappers 96/97 Baseball Tee ($34.99), The Hello #YEG kids book, Your New Home Letterpress Greeting Card ($7.50) and the Edmonton Coordinates Tie Bar ($40), and the Water Chapbook ($10) all of which will give your loved one a very Edmonton pride holiday.