Love local and love often! Holiday season is here and we’ve rounded up a list of local favourites to build your gift list just in time!
Gifts for gourmands
Who doesn't want something delicious, sumptuous and oh-so-scrumptious for a gift? We had so many ideas, we needed a whole new blog! Check out our gourmet gift guide and follow pegcitygrub.com to stay up to date on all the new and notable spots in Winnipeg.
Give the gift of experience
Purchase the Winnipeg Attractions Pass and choose from the one-day or three-day option and score sweet savings on admission to some of the city's top attractions.
Canada's largest and longest continually-running outdoor theatre company, Rainbow Stage has two incredible musicals lined up for 2024 including Mary Poppins, the Broadway musical and Ma-Buhay, a hilarious new musical with original pop-music and hip-hop dance set against the backdrop of a fictional Filipino reality TV competition.
Purchase a season bundle for 2024 and save 10 per cent off.
Yuk Yuk’s international stand-up comedy company opened its newest Canadian location in The Fort Garry Hotel’s Club Room – on the lower level and the comedic talent has been unmatched! Give the gift of laughter.
There's still time to get tickets to the timeless and family favourite, Nutcracker (December 21-30, 2023) or fall in love all over again with Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (February 15-18, 2024).
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is celebrating its 76th season! Since its debut in 1948 the WSO has been a powerhouse orchestra that regularly impresses audiences, guest conductors and artists with the exceptional musicianship of its members.
Internationally acclaimed artists from Canada and around the world join the Manitoba Opera Chorus and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to present two full-scale productions each season. A number of free community and education events are also held throughout the year. It's a perfect time to get tickets for Carmen for April 2024.
Canada’s oldest regional theatre, each season Royal MTC produces ten plays at two venues as well as the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and an annual regional tour. Get tickets for 2024.
Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) presents five adult plays every season, specializing in new Canadian works and ranging from hilarious comedies to searing dramas. For 2023/24, PTE is offering five live productions for subscribers, two add-on productions and one streamable, digital offering.
Give the gift of outdoor adventure! From kayaks, pedal boats and paddle boards to fat bikes, snowshoes and skating assists on the ice, there are countless ways to create memories with friends and family.
Located at The Forks, MTYP's artistry has been applauded not only as a theatre for young audiences, but also as an innovative and highly creative theatre company. Their season runs from October to May so grab the whole family and enjoy one of the upcoming productions.
Boutiques at local attractions
Manitoba Museum Shop at Manitoba Museum
The Manitoba Museum has something for everyone! Visit the Manitoba Museum Shop for a unique selection of Museum merchandise, locally made goods, inspiring gifts, and more. Or give the gift of adventure and learning with a year-long membership. All memberships are currently 25 per cent off.
The Landing Zone Boutique at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
The Landing Zone Boutique is stocked with STEM-related educational toys, unique items from local makers, products by Indigenous artists and high-quality aviation-related apparel. They also have gift cards and e-cards available if you would rather shop online.
The Boutique at the Royal Canadian Mint
Who wouldn’t be happy to find something shiny in their stockings or under the tree? Especially, if that something shiny is from the Mint! Purchase collectible coins on a variety of themes including Alexander Graham Bell, the 1972 Hockey Summit Series, Truth & Reconciliation or Canadian cultural icons.
The Leaf Gift Shop at Assiniboine Park
Visit The Leaf Gift Shop or Wild Things Unique Gifts at the Zoo for one-of-a-kind gifts and stocking-stuffers. Until December 24 pick up an Assiniboine Park Zoo or Leaf gift card and receive a bonus gift card for free! Gift cards can be used at the Zoo and Leaf gift shops, Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar, and the Park Café.
ShopWAG at WAG-Qaumajuq
After experiencing WAG-Qaumajuq, the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world, head to ShopWAG on the main floor of the Winnipeg Art Gallery where you'll find art prints, small gifts, jewellery as well as contemporary crafts and books.
Boutique at Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Get a gift with a global perspective in an iconic Manitoba museum, whose mission is solely focused on the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Find jewellery, clothing, gifts, books, stationery and toys.
Nature Shop at FortWhyte Alive
Visit the Nature Shop at FortWhyte Alive and browse its selection of nature-based goods. They have everything from fashion, home goods, body care, food, art, books and more.
Other local favourites
There are tons of storefronts to shop from in Downtown Winnipeg. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Gift Card is eligible to use in 150 downtown retail, restaurant and service businesses.
The Forks Market | 1 Forks Market Rd
The top gathering spot for 6,000 years is always a solid choice for gift-giving ideas with numerous local shops plus some great food and drink options when you need a break from all the gift-hunting.
Made Here | Richardson Centre Concourse, 1 Lombard Place
Accessories, apparel, art prints, bath + beauty, food + drink, gift boxes, stationery, home décor, homewares, jewellery, kids + baby —all locally made by Manitoba artisans.
Indigenous Nations Apparel Co (INAC) | 1485 Portage Ave in CF Polo Park
Located on the second floor of CF Polo Park mall you'll find INAC, an Indigenous-owned clothing store. This is the sister store of Michelle Cameron's other business Dream Catcher Promotions. INAC carries Indigenous-inspired apparel which is sourced from Indigenous artists and is constantly changing as new products and designs are created.
Teecka’s Boutique | 1 Forks Market Rd
This boutique features quality giftware for the local community. In this shop, you can find a ton of gift options: from apparel to dinnerware.
Tara Davis Studio | 246 McDermot Ave
Amid a bright backdrop of vivid tones of tangerine, fuchsia, marigold and a little bit of sparkle. Tara Davis has hand selected and curated a rotating selection of jewellery, cards, ceramics, socks, candy, pillows, candles, and baby items from more than 100 makes from across Canada.
Manitobah | 1 Forks Market Rd
Manitobah Mukluks’ flagship store just opened at The Forks late last year. Grab a pair or two (or three!) of beautifully crafted moccasins, slippers or mukluks.
Nativelovenotes | Online
Check out empowering messages and designs from Nativelovenotes. They have stickers, prints, stationery, buttons and more.
The Locals | Outlet Collection Winnipeg
The Local's Winnipeg is an exclusive pop-up shop filled with luxurious products by local entrepreneurs. From high end gift boxes to jewelry and clothing, there’s something for everyone.
Winnipeg's Exchange District is one of the most iconic and vibrant neighbourhoods. This national historic site features an exceptional collection of heritage buildings built between 1880 and 1920. Nicknamed the “Chicago of the North”, the Exchange features more than 150 immaculate heritage buildings, over 50 boutiques, makers studios, galleries, restaurants and independent shops within 20-square-blocks. Shop the Exchange.
For the fashionista
Anne Mulaire | 303-421 Mulvey Ave
Anne Mulaire is an expression of heritage, beauty, comfort, and pride. As a company they are committed to fair trade, environmental stewardship, and ethical business practices. Explore their Holiday Ethical Gift Guides for sustainable and eco-friendly treasures that spread joy with purpose. They also have Ethical Gift Boxes with different themes.
Danali | 100-530 Kenaston Blvd
This family-owned and operated clothing boutique, located in southwestern Winnipeg, is perfect for the denim lover in your life (denim is Danali’s specialty)! With brands like Nudie, AGOLDE, Citizens of Humanity, Momotaro Jeans and more, this premium boutique is perfect for anyone on your list who is also on the best dressed list.
Out of the Blue | 102 Osborne St
The Out of the Blue team has kept that passion alive by sourcing and curating fun, modern, and vintage inspired looks alongside key fashion staples from local and Canadian brands. Whether you’re looking for clothing and accessories, or home products or giftware to give to your family or friends, you can find it at this Osborne Village boutique!
Vantage Vintage Boutique | 210-70 Albert St
Vantage Vintage has a true passion for vintage and antique fashion and has operated a brick-and-mortar boutique in the Exchange District since 2017. They provide sustainable and quality clothing that make unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones.
Lennard Taylor | Johnston Terminal | 115, 25 Forks Market Rd main floor
One-of-a-kind versatile and universally flattering designs for women with fashion pieces that are built to last, without having a lasting impact on the environment. All made in-store too (the clothes) by the man himself! Great selection of accessories and necklaces too.
Sarah Sue Design | Online
Modern and minimalist styling in sustainable clothing for sizes XS-5X is Sarah Sue's specialty. She uses exquisite fabrics and exceptional finishings for her pieces, crafted from linen, hemp, bamboo, silk, cotton, and other eco-friendly textiles to create contemporary silhouettes that are timeless.
Options for the kiddos
Kite & Kaboodle | Johnston Terminal At The Forks, 25 Forks Market Rd
What started in 1991 at a small table display with five styles of kites at the Forks Market has since grown to a local toy store favourite with two locations in the city. Here you can find anything and everything from you guessed it... kites and board games to books and arts and crafts.
Aunt Monica’s Attic | 111 Regent Ave W
Come visit Aunt Monica in her quirky toy shop in Transcona and find treasures for the kids and kids at heart in your life. One cool fact about this store is that nothing here requires batteries.
Toad Hall Toys | 54 Arthur St
Is it really an Exchange District trip if you didn’t stop by Toad Hall? Explore Manitoba’s oldest independent toy retailer and see their impressive collection, which includes miniatures, trains, hobby supplies and more.
Riley Grae | 701 Corydon Ave
This collective shop and studio space are sure to impress a future Picasso. You can buy a lot of quirky stuff from stationery and accessories to sweets and treats.
McNally Robinson | 4000-1120 Grant Ave
One of Winnipeg’s favourite independent booksellers has an array of books for the little bookworm on your list.
Wellness and relaxation ideas
Ten Spa | 10th Floor, 222 Broadway in The Fort Garry Hotel
All treatments and services are based on classic techniques infused with a modern edge. There are no fad driven trends here – only results. So, whether it’s a facial, body scrub, massage, body cocoon, pedicure or manicure, our cutting edge treatments will provide unmatched results which soothe and nurture.
Glo Skin Bar + Dispensary | Inside Ten Spa at The Fort Garry Hotel
Glo is located on the 10th floor of The Fort Garry Hotel. Unlike Ten Spa, where you come to relax and spend the day receiving luxury treatments and access to spa amenities, Glo allows you to get in & out (like on a lunch break) with no need to hop into a robe. Read about the full experience.
Riverstone Spa | 75 Forks Market Rd in Inn at the Forks
At the luxurious Riverstone Spa every treatment is focused on naturally harmonizing and connecting your mind, body and spirit. Treatments range from familiar classics to unique ancient healing rituals derived from cultures around the world. Shop for products online or buy gift cards.
Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature | 775 Crescent Dr
Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature features world-class thermotherapy facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions. Take the time to unwind and reenergize in their baths (hot, cold and temperate), saunas, exfoliation room and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. Check out their holiday packages or stop by one of their kiosks at Kildonan Place, CF Polo Park or St. Vital Centre.
Spa Botanica | 1469 Corydon Ave
This boutique-style day spot is located in River Heights and specializes in a holistic approach to skin and body care, utilizing Ayurvedic-style facials and body wraps. Rose petals, turmeric, cocoa, Multani Mutti (clay) and sandalwood powder are just few of the many healing and beautifying ingredients that are used. Shop products and check out their gift card deal.
For the sports fans
From 10-game mini packs of tickets and vouchers to their Craft Beer Corner, to their Holiday Triple Play package, the Winnipeg Goldeyes holiday gift guide is sure to be a home run.
For the basketball fan in your life, give the gift of season tickets or maybe some new winter merch that just came in.
The Holiday Hat Trick Package is the ultimate gift for the sports fan on your holiday shopping list. They'll receive two ticket vouchers redeemable to any Moose home game in January, February, or March; two Manitoba Moose toques; two boxes of popcorn and two sodas for $65 + fees.
Planet Pantry | 25 Forks Market Rd
They offer customers products that come in minimal packaging with no plastic. Any packaging you do see can be composted, recycled, reused, repurposed or refilled. They are currently accepting donations of your extra reusable shopping bags of all shapes and sizes to be made available to customers who need them.
Urban Lumber | 1289 Loudoun Rd
Urban Lumber is a sawmill company based in Winnipeg dedicated to providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood products. You can find everything from mantels, countertops, finishes and other furniture.
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