15 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Women-Owned Businesses in Manitoba

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day – there’s a lot of love to go around when it comes to supporting local businesses in Manitoba. While chocolates, champagne, and cute stuffed bears are lovable go-tos this time of year, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing women-owned (or partially women-owned) businesses that offer experiential-based products and services.

These businesses offer unique and memorable experiences that can be enjoyed immediately or together once restrictions are further lifted in Manitoba. And if you prefer to give a physical item rather than an experiential gift, many of these businesses have pivoted to online sales during code red.

 

Treat Yourself

What’s better than a day of ‘treat yourself’ activities? These spas, hair salons and aesthetic businesses have you covered this Valentine’s Day!

 

Foil Salon and Spa
Portage la Prairie

Book your bestie in for that much-needed hair treatment or give a gift card to this trendy and stylish salon, located in Portage la Prairie. You can also shop their fabulous boutique in-person or online.

 

 

 

 

 

 White Elm Spa
Winnipeg

While we wait for aesthetic services to be given the green-light to reopen, a great way to support spas is with a gift card. White Elm Spa is a fantastic option, with services such as manicures, pedicures, and facials. In the meantime, you can also shop an array of great products via their online shop.

 

 

 

 

 LN Aesthetically Yours
Winnipeg

Does your special someone have an aesthetic laser treatment on their wish list? Grab a gift card from LN Aesthetically Yours, or order specialty, high-end skincare from their online shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Freshair
Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s first Green Circle Salon is reopened and ready to welcome its customers back! If your loved one wants to make eco-friendly choices this year, this is a great hair salon to introduce them towhether with a gift card or a product from the eco-boutique.

 

 

 

 

 

The Be•YOU•tee Bar
Winnipeg

Here’s another option for luxury hair care and aesthetic services! Grab a gift card and let your giftee chose between services for hair, nails, makeup and more. They have also released some special Valentine’s Day editions of the Be•YOU•tee• Bar boxes!

 

 

 

 

Winter Adventure
Plan a safe Manitoba getaway with your bestie or significant other and enjoy some winter adventure in the great outdoors.

 

Aaron’s on the Lake Bed & Breakfast
Dunnottar

Located 45 minutes north of Winnipeg, this quaint bed and breakfast offers lakefront views and romance packages. Packages include a two-night stay, home-cooked breakfast, a bouquet, wine, chocolate fondue and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Bella’s Castle
Morden

Spend some time in Morden with the beautiful Bella’s Castle as your home base. The charming rooms are delightfully old-fashioned with antique finishings.

 

 

 

West Hawk Lake Resort
Whiteshell Provincial Park 

Take advantage of low-season pricing and explore the beauty of Whiteshell Provincial Park in the wintertime. There are a variety of cabins to choose from!

 

 

 

 

 

Bakers Narrows Resort
Bakers Narrows

Experience winter in northern Manitoba with a cozy stay at the beautiful Bakers Narrows Resort. Located 20 minutes from Flin Flon, the resort offers access to some of the best ice fishing the province has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

Lakehouse Boutique Hotel
Riding Mountain National Park 

This recently renovated hotel is located right in the heart of Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park, a hub for winter adventure. The hotel also offers a restaurant on-site for ordering takeout from while in-dining remains under code red restrictions.

 

 

 

 

Fitness & Wellness
For the fitness and wellness enthusiasts in your life; bring the gym or dance studio direct to home!

 

Community Gym
Winnipeg

Fitness doesn’t have to stop just because the gym doors are closed! Encourage your active loved one with a month of workouts via Community365 or with workout apparel from their online shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon City Yoga
Brandon 

Give the gift of mindfulness with a membership at Brandon City Yoga. By purchasing a digital membership, you gain access to the memberspace and live online classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Drop in Dance
Winnipeg

Have a fun virtual date by signing you and your bestie up for an online dance class with Drop in Dance. Classes happen weekly and cover everything from jazz funk and tap to lyrical and Broadway. They are also very affordable!

 

 

 

Deep Roots Massage Therapy
Winnipeg 

A little relaxation goes a long wayespecially in times like these! Deep Roots Massage Therapy offers a variety of massage techniques, as well as stretching workshops and online shopping.

 

 

 

 

 

Float.Calm
Winnipeg 

Surprise your significant other with something totally unique and different. Maybe they already love massage and spa daysbut have they tried floating? Float.Calm harnesses the power of reduced environmental stimulation therapy for a truly relaxing experience.

  

 

 

 

 

These are just a few of the many women-owned, service-based businesses offering unique gift ideas this Valentine’s Day in Manitoba. Think outside the box this February and treat your loved ones while also supporting our amazing local businesses. Isn’t that the best of both worlds?!

Did we miss your favourite service-based, women-owned business? Email our Events & Marketing Coordinator (vmoss@wecm.ca) and we’ll do our best to include the business on a future promotion or post!