Exchange District Gifts: Warm Wishes

Friends and family warm your heart. You can keep them warm too, with gifts that layer them in love.

In this unprecedented giving season, we want to make it easy for you to shop local by shopping the Exchange. With the need for all of us to spend a lot more time enjoying the outdoors, today, we’re focusing on gifts highlighting everything cozy and warm.

Whether keeping warm outside or cozying up after that first time taking a crack at winter cycling, you’ll be sure to find just the right way to warm up some toes and some hearts. For more gift suggestions, visit our Shop Local. Shop the Exchange page for a complete list of featured local retailers and their own recommended gift ideas.

(pictured above: UN Luggage sibling duo Jen Goreski and Jon Thiessen)

The Haberdashery

Curbside pickup and delivery available. Order online or by phone.

Pom pom beenies are extra dreamy for keeping someone you love warm. The Hab’s Luke Nolan can help you find the hats, scarves, mitts, gloves and sunglasses for the whole family.

Photo: Instagram – Give them a follow @thehaberdashery

U.N. Luggage

Curbside pickup and delivery available. Order online or by phone.

Siblings Jon Thiessen and Jen Goreski will knock your socks off with a selection of warm socks, hats, gloves and scarves in addition to the luggage in the name.

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Sydney Gitterman Furs

Order online or by phone. Curbside pickup and delivery available.

In addition to fur coats and storage, Sydney Gitterman Furs also has items including these long haired black mink earmuffs with black velvet headband, brown shearling aviator hat and Manitobah Mukluk suede mitts with rabbit fur cuffs, suede trim and beaded detailing. 

Canadian Footwear

Free 48 hour home delivery within Winnipeg and curbside pickup.

Founded in 1932 the “We Fit You” experience from current owners Brian Scharfstein and Pam Cipryk also includes fitting in at home. These Haflinger heart Cuoricini-style slippers feature felted wool upper to keep tootsies toasty, a long lasting rubber sole and cork midsole with an incredible arch support.

Photo: Instagram – Give them a follow @canadianfootwear

Natural Cycleworks

Order online or by phone for curbside pickup, drop-off or delivery.

Natural Cycle will keep your bike working, and they have the outwear to keep you warm while you ride, from handlebar mitts to gloves and mitts with touchscreen compatibility. And Winnipeg’s iconic mitt available in a black or tan and kids sizes.

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Vantage Vintage

Online ordering any time with curbside pickup Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Owners Michael and Joshua prove that everything old is new again with their eye for the eclectic and wearable. They even keep an eye out for something special you’re searching for someone special.

Photo: Instagram – Give them a follow @vantagevintagebtq

Lennard Taylor Design

Order or book a personalized virtual wardrobe consultation.

Lennard Taylor designs include made-to-order wool coats that are made to last. He’s also authored his first book The Art of Living – a new 100 page collection of art and inspiration.

Image: Instagram – Give them a follow @lennardtaylordesign