Even if you're someone who loves hanging at home and spending time alone, it's totally different when it's government-mandated. While we're cooped up at home, some of our favourite local businesses have been working hard to come up with some innovative offerings that are just so 2020. So to give you a little something to look forward to and a great way to support local, we've rounded up a list of stores selling self-isolation care packages in Edmonton.
Edmonton has started to really look like a ghost town as some businesses temporarily close up shop and others swap to work from home procedures. Basically, none of us are going out all that much.
Though we're all just out here (or in here) doing what we've got to do, we still miss driving to our favourite bakeries to get the most delicious cookies or going to a local tea bar and taking in all the aromatic scents and flavours.
We don't know about you, but those specialty stores are essential services when it comes to our general happiness.
From packages of delicious goodie to gift baskets packed with bottles of wine, these are the stores that are delivering special self-isolation packages just to keep you going through the long days. Netflix is great and all, but we need a little something extra.
Note that stores are selling out fast and are also experiencing delivery delays, so you have to be patient to get your goodies.
Little Plant Shop
Address: 8116 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Get It: As long as you're going to be spending a lot of time indoors, why not take the time to spruce up your home with plants and flowers. Might as well get some greenery in your life without even going outside.
Bread & Butter Basket Company
Address: 6103 80 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Get It: A package of gooey, chocolatey cakes and bread should brighten up your day wherever you are.
Address: Exclusively online
Why You Need To Get It: No better time to get the best of local cuisine. Support your local vendors by customizing a box of meat, cheese, chocolate, and more.
Address: 7603 104 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Get It: This store has cutest and sassiest stuff to keep you both empowered and entertained through these dark times. From cards and crafts to clothing, you can make your custom package today.
Address: 7929 104 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Get It: Just because you can't go Easter egg hunting this time around doesn't mean you can't stuff your face with cute, bunny-shaped cupcakes.
Aligra Wine & Spirits
Price: $90+ (or a minimum of six bottles)
Address: 8882 170 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Who says you can't have a party for one inside your home during quarantine season. The store's staff will also recommend new drinks if you're in the mood to get adventurous.
Address: 30 Broadway Blvd., Sherwood Park, AB
Why You Need To Get It: This basket includes everything you need to create the perfect ambiance in your home, from candles and chocolates to bath soaks and essential teas.
Town Square Brewing
Address: 2919 Ellwood Dr., S.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Get It: Recreate a night at the pub by ordering your care package of handcrafted ready-to-bake pizzas and craft beer.