With plenty of clients who own their own small businesses, we know the importance of shopping local whenever possible. Amazon will most likely get a lot of use for you this holiday season, but we hope you mix in some unique local products into your gift list.
Original Artwork from Eric Ouimet
Eric Ouimet is a Winnipeg based artist with a wide collection of gorgeous, unique, graphic screen prints on offer. His original pieces fall in the price range of $250-$350, which can be purchased directly from the website. Perfect for a new homeowner in your life looking to brighten their walls and commemorate their first Christmas in their home with an original piece of art.
If the prints aren’t in the budget, he also published a coffee table book with some of his most important work for $60, which can be purchased from Made Here MB.
Edible Holiday Package from Black Market Provisions
Black Market Provisions has helpfully curated Holiday packages perfectly designed for gift-giving. The packs range in price from $50-$150, and feature local desserts, coffee, sauces, and spreads (pictured is their Local Love pack for $75).
Game from Across the Board
Across the Board Café is the perfect place to shop for the person who thrives on game night. Plenty of card games, board games, and puzzles to choose from, both in store and online.
Craft Beer & Merch Package from Kilter Brewing Co.
If you know someone who appreciates local craft beer, compiling a package of beer and merch from Kilter Brewing can be a thoughtful, unique gift. Kilter offers a wide range of fun souvenirs and wearables on their website alongside a wide selection of canned beers. Pick out a few cans and then add a beer glass, a hat or tee, a foam koozie, a couple stickers and a patch for a well-rounded gift.
Jewelry from Silver Lotus
A classic holiday gift, you really can’t go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewelry. Silver Lotus has been making clothing, jewelry and accessories in Osborne Village for decades, and is still a go-to place to shop for the holidays. Some crowd pleasers include the pendant initial necklaces, interlocking rings bracelets, and the gold plated paperclip chain.
A Charcuterie Board from Sharecuterie
Sharecuterie is a local, female owned business offering artisanal cheese and meat boards for events and personal enjoyment. Their website has a long list of different sizes and designs to choose from. If someone in your life is a frequent host or cheese connoisseur, a gift card could be a perfect gift. Or, if you’d like to bring something to a holiday party and don’t have time to spend in the kitchen, it makes a perfect shareable. Just make sure to call and order at least 24 hours before!
Park Theatre Double Feature Nights
The beloved South Osborne venue puts on frequent double feature nights where they screen fan favourite pop culture movies. You can buy tickets in advance from their website. Upcoming shows include: Phantom of the Paradise & Labyrinth on January 16th, The Big Lebowski & TBD on February 13th, Legally Blonde & Clueless on March 11th, and Scott Pilgrim vs the World & Superbad on April 22nd. A night out is a great gift for the person in your life who doesn’t know what to ask for!
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