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  • Writer's pictureJonnie Hendrickson

Great Local Christmas Gift Ideas From Our Family to Yours

Christmas is a season of giving, that’s what makes it so special! As we do every year, the week before the big day we transform our service bays on Pembina Highway into Santa’s workshop, creating turkey baskets for all 140 of our Super Team members. Over the years we have become passionate about finding unique products from local businesses to fill up our gift baskets. While we don’t have turkeys for all of you, we do have some great, homegrown gift ideas to help you finish off your list. Happy shopping, and thank you for supporting local business like these!

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Lotus & Lace Designs (Glass Mugs)

Kaylee started her home-based Winnipeg business in 2020 as a creative outlet after having her first son. A stay-at-home mom of 4, as her family grew so did her business. She expanded her products to include keychains, jewelry, ornaments, mugs and custom beer can glasses. You can find her one-of-a-kind pieces at local craft markets across the city. You can also find her on Instagram and Etsy.

glass Christmas mug from Love & Lace Designs

Instagram: lotuslacedesigns

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Prairie Origins (Holiday bar soap)

Prairie Origins is a Winnipeg based, sustainable soap and skincare company. Inspired by their love of the Earth, animals and all that mother nature provides, Nikki & Owen have built a brand with high standards based on organic ingredients. With a combined 14 years in the beauty and self-care industry, their hand-poured soaps and skincare products harness powerful chemical connections between ingredients to make your skin and body feel great. All orders are packaged using biodegradable/recyclable materials. Find them on Instagram or on their website or talk to Owen at our Portage Ave Super Lube location!

Prairie Origins sustainable soap bars

Instagram: prairie_origins

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Harrisons Coffee Co. (Christmas blend coffee)

Harrisons Coffee Co. is a local Manitoba Specialty Coffee Roaster with a Roasting Atelier and Coffee House located in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks and cafes on Waterfront Dr, West Broadway and Princess Avenue. They pride themselves on an immersive coffee experience, carefully selecting their beans and developing roasting profiles to ensure they are presenting what the farmer has intended for each specific blend. Visit a café and enjoy a hand-crafted coffee beverage, or purchase any of their wide variety of coffees, in whole bean or ground form, on their website.

Harrisons Christmas coffee beverage

Instagram: harrisonscoffeeco_

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Gourmet Inspirations (Turkey rub)

Peter Fehr is a culinary innovator, entrepreneur, and the creator of Gourmet Inspirations. Peter’s culinary roots found their grounding on his family farm in southern Manitoba where days were spent immersed in the garden, handling fresh, hearty ingredients, and naturally in the kitchen cooking for family and friends. Each syrup, sauce, spread and spice are created with wholesome Canadian ingredients, local where possible, and free of preservatives. Peter’s desire is to help home cooks create tantalizing meals and feel like chefs in their own kitchens. Find their products in grocery stores and shops across Canada or visit his website/social media.

Gourmet Inspirations rubs, spices and sauces

Instagram: gourmetinspirations

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Shelmerdines (Giving Tree Ornament)

Founded in 1937, Walter Shelmerdine supplied local farmers with fruit trees, landscaping services and plant catalogues. Today, Shelmerdine Garden Center Ltd. is a lifestyle enjoyment centre for plants, home decor, garden products and fashion items. They also have a successful greenhouse growing operation for seasonal plants. In winter the store transforms into a must-see Christmas destination. Every year Shelmerdine sources a special ornament, that they call the Giving Tree Ornament. All proceeds from the ornament sales are donated to non-profit charities in Manitoba. This year the recipients include; Canada-Ukraine Foundation, KidThink, Never Alone Foundation, Grace Hospital Foundation, Winnipeg, Pet Rescue Shelter, Turning Leaf. Visit them in person or on social media to check out all the exciting things they have to offer!

Shelmerdine Giving Tree Christmas ornament

Instagram: shelmerdinestyle

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Purdys Chocolatier (Chocolates)

Purdys is a family-owned company that's proudly all about chocolate. Originally founded in downtown Vancouver in 1907 by Richard Carmon Purdy, their chocolatiers and in-shop connoisseurs are inspired to take you away from the ordinary. After 100+ years of crafting fine chocolates, you get to know a thing or two about doing it right. Purdys never compromises on quality, and you can taste it. Their chocolates are made with sustainable cocoa and sourced with premium-quality ingredients from around the world, and locally whenever possible. Take a peek at their one-of-a-kind chocolate treats on their social media accounts and when your temped to buy some for yourself you can find them at their two locations here in Winnipeg.

Purdys Chocolate Christmas chocolate box

Instagram: purdyschocolatier

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Dakota Family Foods (Turkeys, and all other food items in our basket)

Family Foods emphasizes a commitment to community and personalized customer service. “From Our Family to Yours” demonstrates an understanding of family values, something we feel very strongly about. Each of our 70 locations across Western Canada is independently owned and operated, providing customers with high quality products without sacrificing the superior personal services that can only be achieved through local ownership.

Dakota Family Foods fresh produce

Merry Christmas from our Super Family to yours!!

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