A thoughtful present can show your closest friend how much you care, and how well you know her. Gift giving isn’t one-size-fits-all, but we’ve got a list of Cochrane boutiques and shops that are chock-full of presents to take you from birthdays to baby showers.
Check out 3 of our favourite local places to find top-tier gift ideas for your friends, wrapped up with a bow.
1. Heavenly Outhouse #1 and #2
Head to Heavenly Outhouse #1 and #2, found side by side in Cochrane’s Historic Downtown. This sweet little boutiques carry delightful treats and everything you need to deliver memorable and meaningful friendship gifts. Never show up to an event empty-handed again!
Treat your friends to luxury natural body care gift sets like a eucalyptus and lavender diffuser kit, honey and orange blossom soaps and body cream, and pure goat’s milk cuticle cream. Pick up a scented bath bomb like Peach Bellini Cocktail and a vanilla bean wood wick candle to complete the ambience for a relaxing soak.
After a divine home spa treatment, don’t forget to help keep your bestie’s feet warm with a pair of sassy socks or sherpa lined slippers. Or, complement her space with delightful home decor and art that showcases a personal sense of style.
If your friend has a bun in the oven, find the cutest baby shower gift amongst soft stuffed animals, beautiful blankets, adorable patterned onesies, and special products like Baby Body Butter.
2. The Social Spot Marketplace
Just above iconic Mackay’s Ice Cream is a treasure trove of unique finds at The Social Spot Marketplace. Peruse a plethora of best friend gift ideas, including locally made products and apparel to suit your pal’s personality.
Outfit her home with stunning photography that captures the spirit of the area, rustic wood signs, and glass art cut by hand that catches the light in magical ways.
For the friend who’s always on the go, give her the best self care experience with nourishing creams, balms, and artisanal soap that’s as beautiful as it is wonderfully scented. As you browse through the local vendors, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your bestie.
3. Cochrane Home Treasures
Get creative with your best friend gift ideas at Cochrane Home Treasures! Located off Fifth Avenue, you’ll find this high quality secondhand store bursting with truly meaningful friendship gifts just waiting to be discovered. The shop donates proceeds to other local nonprofits, so you can shop knowing you’re supporting our vibrant community.
Take a look through the gently used household items and furniture, and let your imagination run wild. With the right styling, each piece can be transformed into a unique touch that exudes personality and flare.
For best results, visit often (their products are always changing!), and keep a list of items you’re on the hunt for. Remember to think outside the box—many items can be repainted and repurposed. Lamps and light fixtures, picture frames, mirrors, end tables, and vases are easily upcycled into one-of-a-kind statement pieces that don’t break the bank.
Give a gift they’ll love
Celebrate with your sister from another mister and leave the hard part to us. We’ve got gift ideas for your friends, made easy—plan your next shopping day with us to find the perfect present.