What to Put in Your Local Holiday Gift Basket
As things will be a little different this year, why not opt for an original take on presents? Offer the gift that keeps on giving by supporting local businesses and your community—give a completely local and original holiday gift basket!
Putting together your own basket assures a few different things. Firstly, no one will receive the same present twice! Secondly, you get to support a variety of local businesses and thus, support your community when they need it most. Thirdly, you can personalize your present to perfection and bring a little holiday cheer to those who are near and dear to you.
Because we all deserve something special this holiday season.
The makings of our local gift basket
Start with a dash of relaxation in the form of a beautifully scented soy candle from Mysa. The crackling of the wood wick mixed with the scent of apple & cedar or grapefruit & rosemary is sure to bring joy this holiday season.
To sweeten the deal, add to your basket some cinnamon or apricot honey to your gift basket—with some help from the Bee Boyzz Honey Farm.
Continue with a pretty mug from Black Market Provisions to complete your beverage kit. And while you’re at the market, grab a bite for something nice—for you.
Add a pretty hydroponic garden in a jar to add a little greenery to your holiday gift. Most importantly, Shelmerdine’s offerings will suit black and green thumbs alike.
Slip in your basket a timeless gift certificate to the spa—because everyone needs a wellness hideaway nowadays. Hide in your basket a holiday package combining the benefits of thermotherapy, pure relaxation with a massage or body-care treatment and a gourmet experience at one of our restaurants—is the perfect gift to recharge.
For the wine drinker, gifting a bottle from Jones & Company Wine Merchants, expertly selected by their lovely staff, will surely please the lucky recipient of this local gift basket.
Offer a variety of Winnipeg-grown flavours from Trans Canada Brewing Co. There’s something there for casual beer lovers and grand connoisseurs alike.
Further, add to your gift with some made-to-order concrete coasters to go along with the last basket addition. This gift from 204create will add a little, beautiful, local, and practical weight to your basket.
Finally, end with something sweet from Decadence Chocolates. What more could you need?
Support your community
This year more than any other, supporting local is of the utmost importance. Moreover, there are amazing artisans in our region who deserve all the recognition. Offer a little bit of home this holiday season—because we all deserve a happy Christmas.