This year, make a big impact on small businesses and spread holiday cheer by shopping local for everyone on your list. Here are 20 Manitoba-themed goodies from local makers and vendors that celebrate the province we call home. Please remember to follow current protocol and shop online/curbside pickup only.
1. Framed Manitoba Town Maps and Hoodies
2. Hike Manitoba Books
This year, many Manitobans rediscovered the beauty of nature; embarking on more outdoor adventure than ever before. Written by local author and hiking enthusiast Jaime Manness, Hike Manitoba and Hike Manitoba: Winter Edition are packed with hiking trails, tips and tricks.
3. Louis Riel TShirt
Designed and printed by Métis-owned Fat Daug, this brilliant t-shirt celebrates the man known as "The Father of Manitoba".
4. 'Toba Crib Board
Every household needs a good crib board. Grab yours from Huron Woodwork (via The Forks Trading Company online shop) and be reminded of home at all your upcoming game nights.
5. Winnipeg Prints
Pay homage to the iconic things that make Winnipeg Winnipeg with a print from Happyland Print Shop. Choose from prints that depict Manitoba socials, restaurants, neighbourhoods and more.
6. Lake Life Crewnecks
Which cottage country do you hail from? Represent your favourite lake or sleepy summer town in Manitoba with a crewneck from Cabin Street. There are hoodies for Lake Manitoba, Clear Lake, Moose Lake, Victoria Beach, Grand Beach and more.
7. Botanical Manitoba Key Chains
Buy a laser cut, resin and cedar keychain crafted by Florest Natural Designs before December 1st and receive a $5 gift card to Scout Coffee and Tea with your order! Place your order via DM.
8. Air Freshener
For the person in your life who truly has it all...a car freshener is a great stocking stuffer - especially when they're Manitoba-themed designs by Baltic Birch Wood!
9. Manitoba Lingo Tea Towel
Every region has a unique vocabulary only understood by those born and bred there - and Manitoba is no exception! Get to know Manitoba's lingo here (and 2.0 here) and buy the tea towel version from The Forks Trading Company.
10. Riding Mountain National Park East Gate Coin Pouch
Carry around memories of Riding Mountain National Park wherever you (or your giftee) goes with this cute coin purse by Winnipeg North of Fargo.
11. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Sweater
Did you miss attending the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba (aka, Islendingadagurinn) this year? Keep the festival close to the heart (and keep your fingers crossed for next summer) with this burgundy sweater.
12. HuntFishMB Swag
Good news for the anglers and hunters in your life: Our HuntFishMB hats are back! Simply call our Visitor Information Centre at 1-800-665-0040 for prices and curbside pickup details.
13. Winnipeg Coasters
Choose local AND sustainable this holiday season with these nifty Winnipeg coasters, upcycled from old maps.
14. Cookie Cutters
15. Ceinture Fléchée
Did you know that Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum has its own boutique? La Belle Boutique Blanche sells a variety of indigenous jewellery and crafts, French-Canadian and Métis specialty items. In celebration of the museum's 50th anniversary, you can also pick up a beautiful ceinture fléchée, designed as part of the museum's special collection.
16. Flin Flon Travel Mug
Camp in style this summer and show some love for Manitoba's north with the Flin Flon Travel Mug.
17. Wooden Puzzle
Yep, the toddlers on your list get something Manitoba-themed too! This beautifully crafted wooden puzzle by Erlenmeyer Designs features iconic Manitoba wildlife.
18. Slurpee Ornament
Make any Christmas tree Manitoba-themed with a hand-painted Winnipeg slurpee ornament. Winnipeg has been the Slurpee Capital of the World for over 20 years.
19. Trophy Fishing in Pembina Valley Print
Did you know that the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba is home to the largest publicly displayed mosasaur? This print from artist Nyco Rudolph pays homage to the region's prehistoric past.
20. Heart Tote Bag
Carry a piece of home no matter where you go (even if it's just from room to room in your house, for now) with an adorable tote bag from We Heart WPG Lifestyle Co.