Ah, the holiday season—who doesn’t love the good food, the good company, the lights, and the festivities? And don’t forget the gifts! If you’re looking for some great places where you can get unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family, you’re in luck. There are plenty of places like that in Winnipeg. Listed below are 15 places to shop for unique gifts in Winnipeg.
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Toad Hall Toys
Whether you’re in the market for toys for the children in your life, or a gift for someone who loves collectibles, you’ll want to visit Toad Hall Toys. This store is stocked with games, toys, as well as books and costumes. When you visit Toad Hall Toys, you’ll be sure to find something to delight people of all ages.
Address: 64 Arthur St.
Vantage Vintage Boutique
Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, Vantage Vintage Boutique is a purveyor of vintage fashion. From coats to gowns to scarves, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for anyone in your life who is a lover of clothing and fashion. Every item is thoroughly sourced and researched to identify its decade, and you’ll never find the same piece twice.
Address: 210-70 Albert St.
Contact: (204) 801-5681
The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Café
If anyone in your life is a book lover, you’ll want to shop for them at The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Café this holiday season. This bookstore curates and sells used books as well as board games. If you find yourself getting hungry while you’re here, order a snack and a coffee from the café as a gift to yourself.
Address: 898 Westminster Ave.
Contact: (204) 772-0509
Bayshore Gifts in Glass
This gift shop has offered customers beautiful glass artwork to customers in Winnipeg. From plates to jewelry to ornaments, you’ll find something any art lover in your life will appreciate. If you had something in particular in mind and they don’t have it, not to worry. They can also do custom glasswork for you.
Address: 22 Glengarry Dr.
Contact: (204) 797 – 3672
Support both local small businesses and Indigenous artworks by shopping at Indigo Arrows. Here, you’ll find a beautiful collection of pillows, table runners, and napkins as well as quilts, drum stools, and unique handmade items. The lucky receiver of any of these gifts will be delighted by their craftsmanship and beauty.
Looking for a unique piece of art to give as a gift? Check out Kristina Dimitrova’s gallery, where she sells beautiful art pieces inspired by her prairie home. You’ll find her artwork in restaurants and studios around Winnipeg. Consider purchasing one for a friend or family member to keep in their home.
Jenna Rae Cakes
Consider getting your loved one something sweet this holiday season, and check out Jenna Rae Cakes! From macarons to cakes to delicious hot chocolate bombs, you’ll find something to satisfy every sweet tooth. They also have a cookbook, so your loved one can try making these delicious treats themselves!
Address: 580-E Academy Road
Contact: (204) 691-4222
For a truly unique piece of décor, you’ll want to head over to Huron Woodwork. Offering ornaments, decorative pieces, and even cribbage boards in the shape of the province of Manitoba. Help friends and family remember your home province by sending them one of these gifts.
Coal and Canary
Is there anything better in the winter than lighting a couple of candles in your home and cozying up with a good book? Coal and Canary is the perfect candle supplier for anyone in your life. They offer a huge range of scents, including a special Christmas collection.
Address: 1 Forks Market, unit 221
For any lover of spirits in your life, consider gifting them a bottle of vodka or gin from this bar and distillery. All their spirits are made on-site, and you can even book a tour of the distillery to learn more about the process and experience this Winnipeg hidden gem. They have several different spirits, and you’ll be sure to find something to impress the connoisseur in your life.
Address: 108 Alexander Ave.
Contact: (204) 808-8614
This clothing company is all about minimalist designs that celebrate Manitoba. You’ll find t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and even baby clothing. Show some love for someone’s Manitoban heritage, or send a t-shirt or sweater to someone outside of the province for a unique gift.
Address: 558 Academy Rd.
Contact: (204) 691-8383
If you know anyone who’s a coffee or tea enthusiast, this is a great place to shop for their holiday gifts. They offer a range of coffees, teas, and home brewing equipment. They also sell honey made by Beeproject Apiaries, an urban beekeeping company.
Address: 468 Main St.
Out of the Blue
This clothing store located in Winnipeg’s Osborne Village isn’t just for lovers of fashion. They also sell locally made beauty and makeup products, as well as homewares and jewelry. There’s a little something for everyone at this shop, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Address: 102 Osborne St.
Contact: (204) 477–6489
Chocolatier Constance Popp
Everyone loves chocolate. If you’re trying to find a gift for someone hard to shop for, consider getting them some delicious chocolate from Chocolatier Constance Popp. They also sell a range of other products, like bonbons, cakes, and pastries that are sure to delight.
Address: 180 Provencher Blvd.
Get the book lovers in your life the latest release they’ve been waiting for at this local bookstore. You’ll find every genre imaginable here, as well as board games, housewares, and other giftware. You’ll find something for everyone at McNally Robinson.
Address: 1120 Grant Ave.