9 Manitoba Made Holiday Host and Hostess Gift Ideas

Whether you're joining a holiday party or simply swinging by a friend's to catch up this busy holiday season, a small gift in hand goes a long way. Today I've rounded up some of my favourite gifts for any host. The best part? They all support local Manitoba makers, so it's like two gifts in one.

Beeproject Apiaries - Neighbourhood Honey

Beeproject Apiaries is doing some amazing things for our city with sustainable urban beekeeping. What's cooler than honey from one of Winnipeg's backyards? Nothing. Each Neighbourhood Honey has it's own distinct flavour, so you can choose a honey from the host's neighbourhood, or an area close to their heart.

|  find Beeproject Apiaries at these retailers and the neighbourhood honey exclusively at the Dec. 17 @luckygirlpopup

Coal & Canary - Candle

What's a gift guide without Coal & Canary? These candles come in so many fun (and cheeky) options, and they smell ah-maze-ing. My personal favourite is 'That Hot Barista' somehow. I don't even like coffee. Coal + Canary is THAT good. Photo by @jenniferbiancacalligraphy.

|   where to find Coal and Canary


Mud + Stone Studio

These two hardworking ladies are making beautiful hand thrown ceramic dinnerware, serve ware, mugs, and pots, among other things perfect for everyday use. You may have even noticed their wares while eating at a local restaurant. Pictured here are some of their one-of-a-kind serving trays.

|   where to find Mud + Stone Studio

Cheese Mongers

Fairly new to Winnipeg's food scene, the Cheese Mongers are sourcing trending and long-time favourite cheeses for the foodie in all of us. They'll even pull together a full-on cheese board, complete with a wine or beer pairing, knives and accompaniments. Photo by @murlifestyle.

|   custom order from The Cheese Mongers

Smak Dab Mustard - Flavour Pack

Look for their new gourmet mustard flavour pack. It's a generous sampling of their top four selling flavours in one. I love the Canadian Maple Mustard, especially since it is vegan and gluten free, something we all need to be conscious of.

|   where to find Smak Dab Gourmet Mustard

Kate + Norah - Scandinavian Bead Garland

Known for their modern children's play tents, Kate + Norah just introduced some minimalistic wooden bead garlands to their product line. Sign a bead with the year and they make for a cute addition to any Christmas tree.

|   Find Kate + Norah at the Third + Bird Forks Market Pop-Up

Fat Lye Soap

Handmade. Vegan. Beautiful. Plantable Labels. So much goodness in one little package, and especially perfect for the conscientious hostess. 

|   Find Fat Lye Soap Co. at the Dec. 17 @luckygirlpopup, @hutkshop and @shop_public

Rogue Wood Supply - Sacred Ground Smudge Stick

The perfect little gift to bring along to that housewarming holiday party. This handsome bundle of white sage and cedar is an all-natural incense for cleansing and energizing the the home.

|   where to find Rogue Wood Supply

PipCreek Farm + Studio - Un-plastic Food Wrap

I came across these amazing all-natural food wraps this year and just had to get them for our kitchen. The un-plastic food wrap is beeswax-based, compostable, and reusable for up to one year. Use it to wrap granola bars, cheese, leftovers, or whatever you keep wasting plastic wrap on.

|   where to find PipCreek Farm + Studio