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SPR for the Holidays: The Hobbyist

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Do you know someone who has a fun hobby? Maybe they love plants or they like to paint, or draw, or journal? Today’s SPR shopper gift guide is for you! Today we will be featuring 6 fun businesses that highlight a variety of different hobbies. From LARPing to video games, we’ll help you find the perfect gift for your Hobbyist this holiday season.

Variant Edition Graphic Novels & Comics

15129 Stony Plain Road NW


Website: https://variantedmonton.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/variantedmonton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VariantEDmonton

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/variantedmonton/


Mon-Tues: Closed

Wed-Fri: 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Sat-Sun: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Whether your Hobbyist loves graphic novels or comics, they’ll be in their glory at Variant Edition. Locally owned, this business inclusive and family friendly! Variant Edition’s goal is to help people find new stories that they are going to love, so stop on by their new location in Revolution Square. They also offer free delivery on their website for those living in Edmonton for orders $30+.

The Gilded Rabbit Art & Framing

10104 149 St NW


Website: https://www.thegildedrabbit.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegildedrabbit

Twitter: https://twitter.com/framingbymarian

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gilded_rabbit/


Mon: Closed

Tues-Sat: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Sun: Closed

The Gilded Rabbit is the perfect stop for the creative in your life! This store is an artist’s dream. Not sure what type of supplies to pick up your Hobbyist? Grab them a Gilded Rabbit gift card so they can pick up that item they’ve always wanted. If you do want to pickup a tangible item, the staff at the Gilded Rabbit is very helpful and can help you pick out the perfect gift.

Just For Fun Video Games

10066 156 St NW


Website: https://jffvideogames.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jffvideogames

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justforfunvideogames/


Mon-Fri: 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Sat: 10:00AM – 6PM

Sun: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

This one is for the gamers. Just For Fun Video Games offers a wide variety of retro games! With a huge selection Sega, Nintendo, Playstation, and XBOX games and even a few consoles for sale, this is a fantastic stop to let your Hobbyist play the games of their youth. Just For Fun Video Games also offers disc repair on Blu-Ray, DVD, PS2, PS3, XBOX, XBOX-360, and Wii discs. Looking for a movie you can’t find on a streaming platform? The store also carries a huge selection of Blu-Ray discs and DVDs.

Apache Seeds

10136 149 St NW


Website: http://apacheseeds.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apacheseedsltd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apacheseeds/


Mon-Sat: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Sun: Closed

Founded in 1958 in Jasper Place, Apache Seeds has become a local favourite in the area for plant needs. Is your Hobbyist’s home filled with thriving, luscious plants? Add to their collection this holiday season with a new plant! Not sure what they’re looking for? Apache Seeds carries tons of plant accessories, including pots, tools, decorations and more! Their staff is also their to help you choose the perfect leafy friend!

Authentic Dungeons

10041 166 St NW


Website: http://authenticdungeons.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthenticDungeons/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authenticdungeons/


Mon-Wed: 6:30PM – 10:30PM

Thurs: 6:00 – 10:30PM

Fri: 6:30PM – 10:30PM

Sat: 12:00PM – 8PM

Sun: 12:00PM – 4PM

Authentic Dungeons is a new gaming/hobby store. They have a heavy focus on community and providing a safe place to explore various fantasy worlds. You can book a session to play in one their immersive private rooms, and take your Role Playing Games (RPGs) to the next level. Chat with knowledgeable staff, demo games, or visit their painting station and use their paints and other supplies to paint your game pieces. You can also buy LARPing accessories, dice and other tools for RPGs, and more!


10150 156 St NW


Website: https://www.beadworld.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beadworldedmonton/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beadworldyeg/


Mon-Sat: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Sun: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Beadworld offers exactly that, beads! Perfect for the Hobbyist that likes jewelry-making and embroidery! Beadworld started as a small home business in 1991 and has grown into one of the largest bead stores in Canada! They carry a range of brands and products including, Miuki Delica, Swarovski Crystals, Preciosa, Semi-Precious Stones, Sterling Silver Findings, Tools, Craft Supplies and more. Visit their Instagram page to enter their Holiday Giveaway before December 19, 2021.