City of Calgary Recreation Pass For any kids it’s hard to go wrong with the City of Calgary Recreation Stocking Stuffer. The pass gives kids ages 2-17 years old 3 free admission to city pools, 1 free skate admission at a city arena, 1 free leisure centre admission, 1 free junior green fee and 1 free admission to Trico Centre, Repsol Sport Centre, Genesis Centre and Vivo. $5
Waboba Balls For any kid or kid at heart Waboba balls are great fun. They make balls that bounce on water along with really bouncy regular balls. Find them at Discovery Hut Chinook for under $10.
National Park Passes While Park passes were free for Canada’s 150 anniversary, they’ll be charging again in 2018 so consider getting any outdoor lovers a Park Pass for the year. Order online or pick one up from MEC or Camper’s Village. $57.90-$136.40
Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team tickets Any hockey lovers should check out the Canadian women’s team before they head over to the Olympics. Tickets are only $10 so they’re a great deal.
Stoked Oats With long winters, everybody needs some nice warm oatmeal at some point. Stoked Oats is a local company offering 4 different flavors of oatmeal all of which are delicious and provide great nutrition for a busy day. You can find them in most grocery stores or online for under $15.
Cheecha Puffs or Spokes Both of these local companies offer a slightly healthier version of the potato chip. While you still have to watch out for sodium intake, both the cheecha puffs and Spokes are lower in calories making them a good snack for anyone that loves chips. Both are sold at most grocery stores for $3-$6 a bag.
Fermented foods Fermented foods are great for your gut health. You can try making some sauerkraut or kimchi yourself or buy some from the store. Just make sure not to leave it out at room temperature too long if it needs to be refrigerated.
Friday Socks For any sock aficionados Friday Sock Company makes some awesome mismatched socks. They’re also a local company and if you purchase their football socks 25% will be donated to Kidsport. They also have some awesome bike socks. $16
Calgary By Bike If you know anyone that bikes then this book is for them. It’s now in its 3rd edition and can be found in most Calgary bookstores. $7.95
Lowen’s Products With Calgary’s winter’s you’re definitely going to need some cream or lip chap at some point. Lowen’s products do a great job of moisturizing and are made out of ethically sourced ingredients. They’re also a Calgary based company. $6-$30
Minimalist design clothing If you’ve been on the hunt for some matching family apparel check out Minimalist Design. Not surprisingly they offer nice clean designs and If you buy anything from their Play line 10% goes to Kidsport. The Climb line is also great for any climber or climbing family. $22-$32