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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.