WECM Holiday Gift Guide 2022

The holiday season is upon us which means it’s time to start planning your holiday shopping list! We have compiled a Holiday Shopping Guide filled with women-owned and partnered businesses to support this season, along with some of our favourite gift ideas for every person on your list, no matter what they’re into 

 

 

 

 

Accessories and Jewelry: 

WECM Gift Guide: Masagana Flower FarmMasagana Flower Farm

Masagana Flower Farm is a place to forge a new connection with the earth. Flowy scarves, shawls and stunning silk pillowcases are all part of the collection. Items are dyed with flowers grown on the farm situated near Steinbach. Be sure to also check out the Tinta Experience this summer – a natural dyeing workshop on the farm that includes snacks and your own crafted DIY item to bring home 

Gift Idea for the Scrunchie-Obsessed: a Flower-Dyed Silk Hair Scarf

 

WECM Gift Guide: I AM LOVE Project.I AM LOVE Project

I AM LOVE Project is a jewelry company turned social enterprise with a good cause: supporting women through training and community support so they can gain knowledge needed for personal and professional development. To accomplish this, 60% of earrings, bracelets and necklaces are handmade by those in Manitoba facing employment barriers. Amy Tung, founder and owner of I AM LOVE Project recently won the Canada Post Tales of Triumph contest. 

Gift Idea for the Minimalist : Sterling Silver XOXO Necklace

 

WECM Gift Guide: Anishinaabe Girl DesignsAnishanaabe Girl Designs

Urban. Boujee. Chic. Owner and designer Shauna Fontaine’s lifelong passion for the art of beading started as a child when her late mother gave her seed beads as a gift. Now, through Anishanaabe Girl Designs, Shauna makes a wide variety of stunning Indigenous accessories, jewelry, and clothing. 

Gift idea for the Statement Maker: Floral Leather Cut Out Earrings

 

 

WECM Gift Guide: Poppy Joy PompomsPoppy Joy Pom Poms

Poppy Joy Pom Poms makes pompom keychains, garlands, and other cute pompom things. Creator Dionne has been a staple at local markets for years, but she is taking a step back after this holiday season. Catch her at Lucky Girl at the Centennial Concert Hall on December 9 for her last hurrah.  

Gift Idea for the Quirky Cutie: Fruit Pompom Keychain

 

 

WECM Gift Guide: Hello Darling Co.Hello Darling Co.

Get ready to turn heads! Hello Darling Co. is a clothing and accessory company created by Miriam, a proudly Filipina Canadian. Specializing in colourful statement headbands and clothing, each one of Hello Darling’s creations is designed to be worn with confidence.  

Gift idea for the Confident Queen: Baby Blair Headband

 

 

 

Art and Art Supplies: 

WECM Gift Guide: Poco Inspired Inc.Poco Inspired Inc.

Beads as far as the eye can see! Poco Inspired Inc. is a bead store with a massive selection of various types of beads, stones, metal, crystals, strings, and tools for hand-crafting jewelry. The store also hosts workshops for crafters with varying levels of experience.  

Gift Idea for the Master Crafter: Rivoli Snowflake Workshop

 

 

WECM Gift Guide: Sashira Art & Home.Sashira Art & Home 

Sashira Art & Home is an online art gallery and shop by artist Sashira Gafic. Boasting a lighthearted variety of bright artwork, Sashira works mostly with watercolour and punch needle embroidery. Most of her works come from a desire for a chaotic order.  

Gift Idea for the Zodiac Expert: Birthstone Print

 

 

 

Kirsch Street StudioWECM Gift Guide: Kirsch Street Studio.

A love for local drives artist Kris Kuzdub’s illustrations, which she imposes onto prints, sweaters, tote bags and ornaments. Her goal is to bring people back to happy places when they need it with her artwork, and to give back to the communities that have inspired her.  

Gift Idea for the Landmark Lover: Winnipeg Landmarks Print 

 

 

WECM Gift Guide: Darci Madlung Art.Darci Madlung Art 

Born in the mountains, educated in the Prairies, Darci Madlung got her Master of Interior Design in Winnipeg before discovering she prefers to brighten the world with colour. Original art, handmade frames, and other painted, iridescent fun works are all crafted in her Manitoba studio.  

Gift Idea for the New Homeowner: Duckling 4 Wall Clock 

 

 

Liza Isakov ArtWECM Gift Guide: Liza Isakov Art.

Liza Isakov is an artist and educator based in Winkler, MB. Her artwork takes inspiration from everyday objects and observations, which are then simplified into basic shapes and colours. Her work has been exhibited in Winnipeg and Montreal. 

Gift Idea for the Expert Baker: Culinary Items Print

 

 

 

 

Babies and Kids:

WECM Gift Guide: Dorothy Co. Dorothy Co. 

Fun and practical items for life with little ones. Baby-sized infinity scarves? Dorothy Co. makes them. Along with tiny scarves, Dorothy Co. creates other clothing and accessories for toddlers and babies, including rattles, crinkle toys and bonnets.  

Gift Idea for the Curious Kiddo: Jungle Cat Sensory Cube 

 

 

Small Jane WECM Gift Guide: Small Jane.

Self-described creative human, Jessie, created Small Jane as an outlet for her illustrations and to bring joy to her three young children. Now, with Small Jane, she creates colouring sheets, number and letter learning books, prints and temporary tattoos for kids. 

Gift Idea for the Growing Mind: Colours Book 

 

 

 

Tiny & Treasured Clothing Co.WECM Gift Guide: Tiny & Treasured Clothing Company. 

Newborn essentials made with quality ingredients. Tiny & Treasured’s onesies made with smooth, buttery soft bamboo fabric are perfect for newborn babies’ sensitive skin. Knotted gowns, two-piece sets, blankets and hats are just the beginning of the product line created by owner and designer, Lexa. 

Gift Idea for the Brand-New Babe: Newborn Essentials Bundle 

 

 

The Darling Dough CompanyWECM Gift Guide: The Darling Dough Company.

Good for the earth, and good for your little darlings. The Darling Dough Company is a Manitoban play dough company made with the safest ingredients from nature, and is sustainably coloured, scented and packaged.  

Gift Idea for the Creative Minded Mini: Magical Unicorn – Let’s Get Creative Darling Play Kit 

 

 

Kami GoertzWECM Gift Guide: Kami Goertz.

Kami Goertz explores form and variety in nature through the transformation of vintage, reclaimed and quality textiles to inspire play. Made for children and adults alike, Kami Goertz’s vegetable-themed soft action figures are loveable characters that would be equally at home in a toy box and sitting atop a mantle.  

Gift Idea for the Fun-gi Friend: Mellow Portobello Soft Action Figure

 

 

Bath and Body:

ApothecandyWECM Gift Guide: Apothecandy. (Richer, MB)  

Life is short, use the good soap. Following the seasons, Apothecandy soaps are crafted with ethical botanicals sourced from nature and raw goat milk from the farm located near Richer, MB. Owner and creator Leiah, trained herbalist and self-described goat whisperer, makes beautiful soaps, skin care and home goods that are palm oil-free and Health Canada certified.  

Gift Idea for the Aesthetics Admirer: Moroccan Tile Soap 

 

Piper & Perro Unisex FragranceWECM Gift Guide: Piper & Perro.

Piper & Perro is a luxury unisex fragrance brand by Tom Jansen (of denatured lab) and Amanda Bushe (of Coal and Canary Candles). Their concept “Perfume for People” is built on diversity and inclusivity, and lives outside the confines of gender, sex and race.  

Gift Idea for the Adventurer: The Discovery Collection 

 

 

 

Soak Bath Co.WECM Gift Guide: SOAK Bath Co. (Niverville) 

Hello stocking stuffers! SOAK Bath Co. has an impressive array of bath products that are rooted in self-care. Bath bombs, lotion bars, soaps, and candles: everything needed to craft the perfect bath experience is in one place. Based in Niverville, MB, each product is made with all natural, vegan friendly ingredients, and the soap bars are all made with completely zero waste packaging.  

Gift Idea for the December Baby: Birthday Cake Bath Bomb 

 

Art. Soap. Life.WECM Gift Guide: Art Soap Life.

A unique line designed for the whole family, crafted with local organic ingredients by artist and artisan, Rebecca Haverluk. All products are made from scratch in her home studio with food grade ingredients. Art Soap Life offers bath and body products, home and kitchen cleaning products, art, and laser-cut cedar soap dishes.  

Gift Idea for the Zero Waste Curious: Natural Kitchen Dish Set

 

Farmer’s Daughter Co.WECM Gift Guide: Farmer's Daughter Co.

Farmer’s Daughter Co. offers self-care products and luxury candles. Bath salts, lip balms and sugar scrubs round out the self-care product line, while essential oil naturally scented candles are the newest addition to the lineup, offering scented options for those who are sensitive to perfumes.  

Gift Idea for the Spa Fiend: Breathe Easy All Natural Bath Salts 

 

 

Food + Drink: 

SolbruWECM Gift Guide: Solbru.

With grounded intentions, Solbru brings you grounded sipping. Created by a team of herbalists and bartenders, Solbru was brought to life by the science and spirit of botanical remedy. Whether sober curious or sober serious, Solbru elixirs can be consumed as a shot, on the rocks or mixed into a mocktail.  

Gift Idea for the Sober Socialite: Solbru Elevate

 

 

Canadian Birch CompanyWECM Gift Guide: Canadian Birch Company, (Grand Marais)

The Canadian Birch Company originated in Grand Marais, MB where birch trees are plentiful. Pure birch syrups, sauces and jams are on offer, both individually and in gift bundles. Naturally gluten free and vegan, the Birch Syrups won’t ever expire if they’re refrigerated after opening – talk about the gift that keeps on giving.  

Gift Idea for the Grill Master: Birch Q Sauce

 

 

Decadence Chocolates WECM Gift Guide: Decadence Chocolates.

Decadence Chocolates takes candy seriously – novelty chocolates in fun shapes that are also delicious are the name of their game. Holiday themed chocolates, hot chocolate bombs, and chocolate that looks exactly like salami are just a few examples of what you’ll kind find on the shelves of this little West End shop.  

Gift Idea for the Sentimental Sweet Tooth: Custom Photo Box of Chocolates 

 

 

Prairie Oils & VinegarsWECM Gift Guide: Prairie Oils & Vinegars.

Just like fruit juice, produce or meat, fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil is best for taste and health. Based in Steinbach, Prairie Oils & Vinegars provides the most recently produced and healthiest oils available in North America, along with balsamic vinegars, sauces and spices.  

Gift Idea for the Gourmet Home-Cook: Black Truffle Olive Oil 

 

 

Meleti TeasWECM Gift Guide: Meleti Teas. 

Created by a husband-and-wife team, Meleti Teas has a tea for every vibe. Wishing to reduce their caffeine intake, Meleti Teas owners Tony and Michele fell in love with tea the more they learned about it. They believe tea time is a time to energize, relax and rejuvenate. 

Gift Idea for the Serious Steeper: Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tea

 

 

 

Housewares: 

Lizette StudioWECM Gift Guide: Lizette Studio. 

Lizette Ptashnik is a visual artist who has developed her work with clay through years of exploration and study. She develops and mixes all her own glazes, including her stunning Crystalline pieces. Her pieces often incorporate materials found in nature, such as driftwood, birch bark, reeds and bone.  

Gift Idea for the Home Decorator: Crystalline Vase No. 111 

 

 

WECM Gift Guide: ProPEGate.

ProPEGate

ProPEGate makes handcrafted propagation stations so you can easily root your plant clippings in style. Ditch those repurposed pickle jars in the windowsill and turn your plant babies into their own showpieces with ProPEGate’s variety of styles to suit any home’s aesthetic.  

Gift Idea for the Green Thumb: Pembina Station

 

 

 

Knotty Gals on the PrairieWECM Gift Guide: Knotty Gals on the Prairie.  

Macrame wall hangings, coasters, plant hangers and keychains; Knotty Gals on the Prairie creates fiber art for the modern bohemian. Using repurposed driftwood and 100% recycled cotton, sustainability is at the forefront of everything they make.  

Gift Idea for the Water Ring Worrier: HBC Macrame Coasters  

 

 

 

Meg Does PotteryWECM Gift Guide: Meg Does Pottery.

Specializing in abstract colour stories, precious decorative items, and original patterns, Meg Does Pottery pieces are created through wheel throwing and hand sculpting.  

Gift Idea for the Knick Knack Collector: Decorative Porcelain Slugs 

 

 

 

Verde Plant DesignWECM Gift Guide: Verde Plant Design. 

Verde Plant design is a thoughtfully curated specialty plant shop that carries tropical plants, succulents, air plants, home wares and self-care goods. They also host a variety of workshops in their space from holiday wreath making, to team building and birthday parties.  

Gift Idea for the Plant Parent: Palm Sago 

 

 

 

Other/General Shopping: 

WECM Gift Guide: Riley Grae.Riley Grae

Riley Grae was opened by a mother-daughter duo with a love for all forms of art. Trish and Lauren hope to bring inspiration to everyone who walks in their doors – whether musicians, makers, writers, or artists. They stock the most aesthetically pleasing stationery, art, trinkets, games and much more in their Corydon shop which doubles as a cafe.  

Gift Idea for the Gen Z: Orange Juice Vase 

 

 

WECM Gift Guide: Public General Store.Public General Store 

Part vintage shop, part home goods shop, Public General Store offers quality made and honestly sourced products and a space for local and Canadian artisans’ products to be showcased. Don’t miss out on their weekly pop-up flower bouquets and occasional eucalyptus bundles to brighten your space during the cold dark months as well.  

Gift Idea for the Classy Host: Martini Glass Set 

 

 

Prairie Sky General StoreWECM Gift Guide: Prairie Sky General Store.

Prairie Sky has been in its Wolseley location since 1978 selling books, eclectic home décor and housewares, incense, imports from around the world, jewelry and clothing.  

Gift Idea for the Funky Aunt: Golden Girls Tree Ornaments

 

 

 

Black Market ProvisionsWECM Gift Guide: Black Market Provisions.  

Good Food to Go, Cute + Rad Things, Puzzles + Games and GIANT COOKIES are just a small sampling of  categories of thoughtfully made and curated items Black Market Provisions stocks on the shelves of the tiny South Osborne store. If you still haven’t tried “The Cookie” where have you been?! 

Gift Idea for the Trendy Foodie: Black Market Crunch 

 

 

Long Way HomesteadWECM Gift Guide: Long Way Homestead.

Part fibre farm, part wool mill, Long Way Homestead is located 140 acres east of Winnipeg, and is home to laying hens, Shetland sheep, merino cross sheep and two llamas. The Farm Store offers branded clothing, natural wool dyes, wool dryer balls, wool pillows, and several kinds of workshops hosted on the farm. 

Gift Idea for the Avid Gardener: Wool Pellets 

 

 

Happy Holiday shopping from WECM! If you’re looking for even more women-owned and partnered businesses to support this season, check out our business directory