We know that finding the perfect gift for someone can be hard, and that is why we have put together a local holiday gift guide! This gift guide will help you discover new spots in the West End and hopefully will help you find the perfect gift.
Turtle Woman Indigenous Wear
1116 Portage Ave
Turtle Woman Indigenous Wear opened last year in the West End and has become the go-to spot for handmade ribbon skirts and shirts but they also have an entire storefront filled with unique products. From handmade beaded earrings, blankets, mugs and artwork, you will definitely want to add this spot to your shopping list.
819 Sargent Ave
Gato Bakery is known for its vegan and non-vegan pastries that are made to perfection. You will definitely be the family favourite if you show up to the next holiday party with a box full of pastries from them. If you want something that will last a bit longer check out their homemade hazelnut chocolate spread. You can add this spread to toast, cake, cookies, or whatever you want!
942 Portage Avenue
For wine lovers out there, be sure to check out The Pourium, formerly known as De Luca Fine Wines. It is the same store with a new look but the same amazing range of wines and gifts. Their staff is very knowledgeable and will be able to help you find a special wine that will make for the perfect gift. The shop also has tons of smaller gifts and fun items that pair perfectly with a nice bottle of wine.
600 Clifton Street
Melt Chocolate creates one-of-a-kind chocolates by hand here in the West End. These artisan chocolates have the most unique flavours and are the perfect gift for anyone who loves chocolate. Make sure you place your order as soon as you can as they can go fast during the holiday season.
Preserve by flora & farmer
686 Portage Avenue
Preserve by flora & farmer is a small shop tucked away behind Hildegard’s bakery on Portage Avenue. Although they recently closed down the retail portion of their business, they have decided to open it up again for the holidays. This spot carries all made-in-Manitoba products and supports many local makers. You can also pick up some flora & farmer preserves that make for the perfect addition to any charcuterie board.
595 Wall Street
For the friend who enjoys local beer, grab them a few cans of Barn Hammer Beer that is brewed right here in the West End. Barn Hammer Brewing also has a large selection of unique products including tuques, baseball caps, beer glasses and sweaters that make for a very thoughtful gift.
Farmer’s Son Co.
Unit 115, 1079 Wellington Ave
Whether you need a small stocking stuffer or just need a versatile gift, check out these locally-made candles at Farmer’s & Son Co. They have a range of scents and sizes as well as unique home accessories that pair perfectly with candles. For the friend that loves candles, go all out with a new candle wick trimmer, candle snuffer, and one of their candles.
A Muse n Games
576 Wall Street
When the cold weather rolls in, there is nothing better than getting your friends and family together to play a board game. A Muse n Games not only has a wide selection of board & card games available for purchase, but it is a great spot to go in person and play games. If you are not sure what game to get, you can always purchase a gift card or ask their staff for some recommendations.
Mordens’ of Winnipeg
674 Sargent Avenue
If you are stuck on what to get someone, chocolate is always the answer…especially Morden’s of Winnipeg chocolate. These handmade chocolates make for perfect stocking stuffer or if you are looking to bring a gift to the next get together, these will be a hit. Although they are known for their Russian Mints, their shop is filled with a variety of chocolates including their Morden’s Mix pictured below. You can find their shop right here in the heart of the West End and when you enter the shop the smell alone will be worth the visit.
Scout Coffee & Tea
859 Portage Avenue
Local coffee shops are often an underrated spot for holiday shopping but they often carry very unique items that make for the perfect gift. Scout Coffee & Tea have a wide variety of products including children’s books and toys, locally made items, mugs and coffee. And bonus, you can enjoy a delicious coffee and let the kiddos play while you get some shopping done.