WECM’s Local Holiday Guide

‘Tis the season to spread local cheer and while getting ready for one of the busiest holiday seasons, why not support local women-owned and -partnered businesses in the process? Lucky for you, the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM) has gathered a list of local shops and businesses in Manitoba that can help with your holiday prep!





Shopping in Manitoba for Loved Ones

Looking for locally made gifts this season? These Manitoba online and retail shops support and carry many local items made by women entrepreneurs so you’re sure to find the right gift for anyone on your list!


Mainly Manitoba

You may know Mainly Manitoba from summers spent at Clear Lake, but you can now shop from this local retailer over the holiday season! Located in Brandon Shoppers Mall, Mainly Manitoba carries a variety of products made from Manitoba and beyond.







Preserve by flora & farmer

Shop for all the cooking lovers in your life in one easy stop. Preserve by flora & farmer stocks a wide variety of locally-made food products, including their signature artisanal preserves.








Love Local MB

When you see the name of this shop you’ll know exactly what to expect! With online shopping and a pop-up in St. Vital Mall, Love Local MB makes shopping local for the holidays easy.








Teekca’s Boutique

In operation since 1995, Teekca’s Boutique carries an array of gifts crafted and inspired by Indigenous peoples of North America. Here you will find moccasins, mukluks, beaded jewelry, artwork and more.








The Community General Store (Niverville)

Located in the town of Niverville, The Community General Store is a bright and cheery shop filled to the brim with amazing homegoods, jewelry and more. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list!






Generation Green

Grab something tasty to eat at Acorn Cafe and then spend some time wandering the aisles of Generation Green. This downtown Winnipeg shop has an incredible variety of eco-friendly and sustainable products.







The Locals Winnipeg

With a goal of growing the local business community, The Locals provides a platform both online and offline for local entrepreneurs to sell their goods. Shop the website or visit them in person at Outlet Collection Winnipeg.



Chesco Box

Shop for individual products or beautifully curated gift boxes (filled with the best local goodies) with this local black-owned business, Chesco Box. Or, add your own personal touch by building your own gift box for that special someone in your life!





Inspirations Market

Inspirations Market is a hub for local businesses to sell their products online — allowing you, the customer, to shop from a variety of makers all in one shopping cart.







Gift Wrapping and Decorating

Get ‘wrapped up’ in holiday cheer this season with the help of these women-owned and -partnered businesses making your gift wrapping and decorating needs a breeze!


Wreaths By Tracy (Dugald)

Add a quintessential holiday decor piece to your home’s exterior. Wreaths by Tracy makes some of the most beautiful, handcrafted wreaths you’ll ever find.







Botanical Paperworks

Whether you’re gifting to a friend, co-worker or client, Botanical Paperworks has everything you need for plantable (yes, plantable) cards and postcards.







Pineridge Hollow (Birds Hill)

Pineridge Hollow is a holiday destination where you can eat at a delicious restaurant, visit the farm animals and shop for a wide variety of decor items for your home. Does it get any better than that?!








Chalked Signs (Austin)

Add a cute holiday greeting or a winter motif to your home’s decor this year. Chalked Signs sells a wide variety of framed word art and wall décor.







Kelly Lewis Cards & Gifts (Riding Mountain National Park)

Whether you need unique holiday cards, stationary, or festive add-ons (like holiday themed napkins, gift bags or advent calendars), Kelly Lewis Cards & Gifts is your one-stop online shop for a variety of packaging and giftware products.




Twine & Lace Candle Company

Lighting a candle is an easy way to add the cozy winter ambiance your living space needs this time of the year. Choose from scents like Sweet Chestnuts Roasting, Rockin’ Around the Pine Tree, and Winter Cranberry Land.





Lady of the Lake (Brandon)

It’s easy to spend a few hours roaming the many aisles of Lady of the Lake. Located in Brandon, the shop carries a wide variety of charming home decor items, fashion and a café for when you work up an appetite shopping.





Prim and Pampas

Put a unique spin on your holiday decor by introducing some pampas into the mix. Pampas grass is everlasting and looks great mixed in with the usual greeneries of the season.






Sunshine Greenhouse (Steinbach)

Buy it or make it – it’s up to you! Steinbach’s Sunshine Greenhouse not only carries a collection of holiday home decor items, it also offers workshops to show you how to make your own holiday wreaths, outdoor planters, Whoville trees and more.







Unwinding During the Busy Season

With the whirlwind of festivities this year, don’t forget to take care of #1 (YOU)! Unwind and relax with the help of these women-owned and -partnered businesses this season.


Stay Lakehouse (Wasagaming)

Visit the winter wonderland that is Riding Mountain National Park and stay at Lakehouse, a boutique hotel located in the heart of Wasagaming. In addition to beautifully renovated rooms, the hotel has outdoor hot tubs, an amazing restaurant, a coffee shop, and a gift store.





Di Erbe Inc.

Pamper yourself (and your skin) with a soothing product from Di Erbe. Their skincare products are made with only the best natural and raw materials, and they sell the greatest smelling hand sanitizer!







What better way to unwind than with a trip to the spa? The recently opened Rē Sauna provides a new and oh-so-relaxing experience as Winnipeg’s first and only infrared sauna studio. Unlike the traditional wood-burning saunas you may have tried in the past, infrared saunas use radiant heat to increase your body’s temperature.




Barr Soap (Selkirk)

Sometimes the only way to get rid of a winter chill is by soaking in a hot bath. Make that bathtime even better with Barr Soap, made with natural ingredients and packaged with care in Selkirk, MB.






Inn on Centre (Gimli)

Explore the heart of New Iceland this winter with a visit to the small town of Gimli. Inn on Centre is like walking into your own Hallmark Christmas movie, with its charming Victorian exterior and central location that puts you within walking distance to restaurants and shopping.




Madame Sucré

What would the holidays be without some sweet treats? Madame Sucré is selling a variety of delicious hot chocolate bombs this holiday season, perfect for a cozy night cuddled up with your favourite book.








Quantum Massage Therapy

Snow shovelling got you feeling extra sore this winter? Take your massage to the next level with Quantum Massage Therapy. Quantum offers Ashiatsu Deep Tissue massage, which reaches deeper layers of muscles to break down knots and relieve pressure points.





Barrier Bay Resort

Owned by Erica and Daniel Sales, this all-season resort in the picturesque Whiteshell Provincial Park features cozy rooms and a great shop filled with products by local business owners.



Organic Therapy by Jasmine Mah

Experience the subtle healing method of acupuncture with Jasmine Mah of Organic Therapy. Jasmine has over 30 years of experience in holistic practices and will surely help you unwind this holiday season.






Holiday Food & Beverage

Eat, drink, and be merry with the support of these local women-owned businesses serving up local food and drinks this season!


King Cole Catering

After 25 years in operation, this family-owned business is still as committed as ever to deliver simple, fresh, and consistent catering at a fair price! Their corporate, private event, and takeout catering company serves residents throughout southern Manitoba.





Double Take Cakes & Desserts (Steinbach)

Tis’ the season for sweet and savoury baked goods from Double take Cakes! Run by twins Victoria and Valerie Friesen, you’ll be doing double takes while meeting the owners and exploring their delicious menu based in Steinbach, MB.





Paleo Platery

Plan ahead for the holidays by ordering from Paleo Platery’s line of wholesome meals to go! Their paleo and AIP diet friendly menu provides an easy and delicious option for guests with food sensitivities without sacrificing taste.




Smak Dab

Made with 100% Canadian mustard seeds and with a plethora of recipes to explore on their website, you can see why Smak Dab gourmet mustard is labelled one the niftiest condiments in your kitchen!






Chocolatier Constance Popp

The fresh and original delicacies at Chocolatier Constance Popp are sure to please any guests this holiday! Stop by the shop in the heart of St. Boniface or order from the webshop for shipping across Canada.






Bee Boyzz Meadery (Oak Bluff)

Lift those holiday spirits with a selection of honey and fruit meads from Manitoba’s first and only bee-to-bottle meadery.







Boulevard Fine Meats and Deli

With an array of menu items and a love of supporting other small businesses in the community, you can see why this sister-owned full-service butcher shop brings a twist to your traditional deli.







Good Neighbour Brewing

With inspired beers and honest connections at the heart of all they do, Morgan and Amber’s locally made beer is the perfect addition to your holiday beverage list this season.






Piccola Cucina

Almond amaretti macaroon cookies anyone? The almond-based cookies, pie crust, and flour from Piccola Cucina is sure to please any guest’s sweet tooth and appease those with gluten and dairy sensitivities.






Ringing in the New Year

Although our minds are full with Christmas preparations, don’t forget to plan how you will ring in 2022! This list of women-owned and -partnered businesses will have you ready for a spectacular New Year’s Eve party!


Nail House

Getting ready for holiday festivities is much more fun when we’re supporting local women in business! Get your nails ready at this women-partnered professionally operated and newly renovated nail salon.






Avanse Skin Care Services

From HydraFacials to Photofacials and everything in between, Avanse Skin Care Services is sure to bring a fresh holiday glow to your skin.







Live Love Lash

Enhance those beautiful eyes for your New Year’s event with help from certified master lash artist Katherine of Live Love Lash in Winnipeg.








Who else LOVES a charcuterie board at events? Surprise your guests with a beautiful spread by indigenous-owned delivery and catering business Sharecuterie.







Rituals in Hair and Skin

Get the full new year pamper treatment at Rituals in Hair & Skin. This Winnipeg salon offers cut, colour, extensions for hair as well as a full list of services to get you prepped and ready for holiday fun!






The Winehouse

Known as one of Manitoba’s largest wine suppliers, The Winehouse is the perfect family-owned business to find your bubbly or browse the large collection wines for your year-end celebrations. Bonus: skip the lines and order through Skip the Dishes!






Host your next event at TableSpace’s coworking office! If you are looking for a venue for your holiday party, this centrally located venue in Winnipeg can host up to 25 people.






Valencia Boutique

Give yourself the gift of great outfits this season with the selection from Valencia Boutique’s holiday collection! This women-owned, size inclusive shop carries sizes XS-3X+.








Felicheeta Artistry

Home to BIPOC- owned beauty products, complete your look for ringing in the new year by getting glammed up with Felicheeta Artistry.


Photo credit: Kerha Amor