Love local and love often! That’s what we like to say here at Only in the Peg. We have curated all the ways you can stuff those stockings and package up perfect gifts for under the tree, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or just because...
Shop all things local online
Our Winnipeg: Made from what’s real place brand is a way you and your loved ones can show your city pride and now there are more ways to show your Winnipeg love. Learn more about the exciting collaborations we have with Hilary Druxman, We Heart Winnipeg and Mondetta here and find our previous collaborations with Coal and Canary, Kilter Brewing Company, FFO Clothing, Fresh Emblem at winnipegshop.ca.
For those of you looking for affordable and ethically sourced products, look no further than fetchlocal.ca. It makes sure all the brands, businesses and products are locally made in Manitoba. On top of that, Fetch Local is passionate about Manitoba and animals! Large corporations are encouraged to use the site for fundraisers while Fetch Local is actively involved with animal rescue in northern Manitoba and Nunavut.
When some Winnipeg merchants were struggling to create a digital presence during the pandemic and everyone moved from in-person to online, Good Local, stepped in with an answer and a platform. Today, it still offers access to great local Winnipeg businesses but has added a storefront on McDermot Avenue in the Exchange District and an additional delivery service arm, Good Local Express.
Love Local, MB
Love Local MB started out as an event waaaay back in the Spring of 2014. It got so big (about 1,000 people); the creators realized they needed to have something where people could support local throughout the year and moved online. There is now also a location at St. Vital Centre.
We Heart Winnipeg
We’re a little biased because we love our recent collaboration with We Heart Winnipeg for our city place brand, but this passion project that started back in 2017 is a huge advocate for not just Winnipeg, but small business. Learn more about its latest initiative, Honeycomb Collective.
The Peg Authentic
Another local favourite for showing your Winnipeg city pride, is The Peg Authentic. Influenced by its roots in streetwear, fashion and action sports, the owners live in the belief that everything is in the details, that people need to own their creativity and love to design clothing that represents our home city.
More people may just want to get offline and see products and people face-to-face again. We got you covered with some great local businesses in your neighbourhood or just around the corner from an event you’re planning to attend in our fabulous Downtown.
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.
Tara Davis Studio, 246 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg
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 to name a few items from more than 100 makes from across Canada.
WAG gift shop, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg
From art prints, small gifts, jewellery to contemporary crafts and books, you can grab some great items after experiencing the wonder of Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Qaumajuq, home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg
This shop offers interesting and distinctive gift ideas that are all Manitoba-made. The best part? For every purchase you make, the proceeds go right back into the programming and exhibits at the museum.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg
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.
Boutique at the Mint, 520 Lagimodière Boulevard, Winnipeg
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 from a variety of themes including Alexander Graham Bell, the 1972 Hockey Summit Series and Truth & Reconciliation or Canadian cultural icons.
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Gift Card
There are tons of other 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
The top gathering spot for 6,000 years is kicking off the festive season with its Holiday Bazaar on November 17 with entertainment, wreath-making and a holiday photo booth. It's always a solid choice for gift-giving ideas plus some great food and drink options when you need a quick break from all the gift-hunting.
Something for the kiddos
What to get the little ones on your list?! Every year, this question plagues the parents at Tourism Winnipeg and many across the city. You don’t have to overthink it with some great local options that we love hitting up every holiday season.
Kite & Kaboodle, 2F 25 Forks Market Road and 1225 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg
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 Avenue W, Winnipeg
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 Street, Winnipeg
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 Avenue, Winnipeg
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, 1120 Grant Avenue and 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg
One of Winnipeg’s favourite independent booksellers has an array of books for the little bookworm on your list. Take advantage of the free delivery they are offering during the holidays in Winnipeg until December 31, 2022.
Love, from Indigenous makers and business owners
Winnipeg is the province with the largest Indigenous population in the country and that means a rich culture of artisans and makers.
Manitobah Mukluks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg
Manitobah Mukluks’ flagship store just opened at The Forks this year. Grab a pair or two (or three!) of beautifully crafted moccasins, slippers, or mukluks.
Nativelovenotes, 1116 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Check out empowering messages and designs from Nativelovenotes. They have stickers, prints, stationery, buttons and more.
Be the ultimate host or hostess with gifts of delicious cheeses, condiments and cured meats. The ordering system is easy (you can customize the boards) and the charcuterie or edible bouquet is delivered right to your door.
Anne Mulaire, 421 Mulvey Avenue, Winnipeg
Shop clothing that’s made ethically in Canada. The store honours Canada’s French, Indigenous and Métis influences and roots.
Curated gift packages
There are so many options for well-thought-out gift box ideas. Here are just a few:
Coffee with Genny B Coffee Advent Calendar
Treat the coffee lover in your life with 24 days of coffee from 24 Manitoba roasters. The Coffee Advent Calendar from Coffee With Genny B! This carefully curated calendar contains 24 pouches with 50 grams of ground coffee in each (makes a 4-5 cup pot of coffee) and is enough to share with someone or enjoy on your own.
Third and Bird
After heavy demand, this company that runs a holiday market favourite (November 18 & 19) created the Birdie Box which includes a Nepali Women’s Co-op scarf, a Coal and Canary candle and custom Sugar Blossom necklace and a whole bunch of other goodies.
Black Market Provisions
This gourmet market features some of Winnipeg’s best producers on its shelves (including mustards, sourdough and more), with plenty of their own goodies to go, including excellent soups (frozen), spreads, salads (both leafy and bound) all beautifully wrapped up in a holiday gift box.
Frescolio fine oil and vinegar tasting bar can customize a gorgeous gift basket of tasty oils, spreads, bread, pasta and cookbooks for the fine oil fanatic in your life.
The Locals Collective
The Locals is made up of a group of small businesses based in Winnipeg Manitoba, but it also promotes small makers across Canada. Find everything from cute décor items for your home to jewellery and stationary and chew toys for your fur baby or fun bath bombs for kids.
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 culinary gift guide.