10 Things Cru is Crushing on this month / by Cru Juice

1. Heritage Crest Crewneck from Camp Brand Goods

Prepare to create gift-envy with the Heritage Crest Crewneck from our friends at Camp Brand Goods, who go by the motto, "if it's not comfortable, it's not Camp." The new Calgary-based company has created a high-quality, practical clothing brand tailored to the outdoor yet stylish lifestyle. Camp Brand Goods pledges to keep you comfortable and looking cool whether you are skiing in the Rockies or going for a skate on the ole' ODR. Gift your loved ones with a Heritage Crest Crewneck. Trust us, they won't want to take it off.

2. Urth Box Subscription $9-$49/month

We at Cru love all things healthy and organic, and we are all about Urth Box's monthly deliveries of non-GMO, organic, all-natural products. You can choose between four different sizes, the length of your subscription, and specify any dietary preference, allowing you to perfectly tailor the box to any recipient. Each box varies month-to-month, and will contain products like coconut chips, all-natural, vegan gummy bears, raw food bars and even juice cleanses! Give the gift of wellness this year with Urth Box.

3. Alpine Shawl in Heather Grey from Kit and Ace $188

Indulge your loved ones with this 100% cashmere shawl (that doubles as a scarf) from Kit and Ace, recently opened in Calgary, where comfort and luxury meet. This shawl is made from their patented Technical Cashmere, which has the decadence natural cashmere but doesn't require any trips to the dry cleaners. In other words, Kit and Ace have created clothing that is simultaneously indulgent, comfortable and practical. Stop into their new store on 17th avenue and pick up their Alpine Shawl for a dose of livable luxury.

4.  Crosley Cruiser Record Player from Lukes Drug Mart $100

What could be more perfect for the music-lover on your list than a portable record player? The vintage design and easy-to-transport briefcase style makes Crosley's Cruiser one of the coolest things we've seen in a long time. Available at Lukes Drug Mart, where they have a variety of colors, pickup a Crosley Cruiser Record Player and make yourself everyone's favourite gift-giver.

5. Kent Horn Shaving Brush in Badger from Kent in Inglewood $149

For the man who has everything, look no further than Kent of Inglewood, the newest addition to 9th ave. They are making old-school shaving techniques cool again with their high-quality brushes, luxurious creams and colognes. Indulge his inner Don Draper with their Kent Horn Shaving Brush in Badger, made from the rare Silvertip badger, enclosed in a beautiful leather-bound case.

6. Calgary Cooks $34.95

Calgary's food scene has never been better, and with Calgary Cooks, you will be able to create the signature dishes from our city's great restaurants at home. Whether it be the feted Kale Caesar from Una, Farm's signature Mac n' Cheese or Anejo's famous guacamole, this cookbook translates the creations of Calgary's top chefs for at-home cooks. Available at Sunnyside Market, Bridgeland Market, The Cookbook Company, Chapters, and many restaurants around the city.

7. Bucky Trophy Head from ReWorks Upcycle Shop $81

ReWorks Upcycle Shop curates a wide-range of products all made with planet earth in mind. They source their products exclusively from North America to reduce carbon emissions from overseas shipping, and have a variety of one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly home decor items and personal accessories. We love the sleek, modern look of their Animal Trophy Heads from Cardboard Safari, which are laser-cut from 100% recycled cardboard, perfect for that your interior design-obsessed friend on your list.

8. Macarons Made by Marcus $14.50

Marcus has taken the macaron trend by storm by turning the popular french pastry into edible art. The elegant packaging, premium ingredients and innovative flavours, such as Hibiscus and Earl Grey, makes the perfect gift for the gourmand in your life. Marcus sources as much ingredients as possible from local farms, and applies artisanal, hand-crafted techniques to create his products. You can find these little pieces of heaven at Bridgeland Market, Sunnyside Market, Our Daily Brett, Blush Lane Organic Market, Janice Beaton Fine Cheeses and The Cookbook Company.

9. S'well Bottle $30-60

S'well Bottles, with their insulated, eco-friendly, sleek design, are the chicest way to keep your beverage frosty cold or piping hot for up to 24 hours. Available in three different sizes and a multitude of colors, you are sure to find a S'well Bottle that suits anyone on your list. We love the bottles in Wood, and with each bottle sold, American Forests will plant one tree. S'well Bottles are the perfect way to gift and give back this holiday season…, oh and we carry these at Cru! Come get yours here!

10. Skookumchuck Socks from Tree Line Outdoors $30

Treeline Outdoors, a local Calgary company famous for their camping gear, have created the perfect socks to keep you warm and dry, whether you are cozying up by the fire or trekking through the mountains. Their Skookumchuck Socks are made of 65% lamb-wool and are designed with a festive, rustic, tree-line silhouette. You can find these cozy lamb-wool socks at Camp Brand Goods, or purchase them online from Treeline Outdoors.