Gift Guide #2: Boredom Banishers

This gift guide is perfect for the ones in your life that always have something on the go, whether it’s a puzzle covering the table, a book in hand or an outdoor adventure to look forward to. These ideas are guaranteed to keep them busy over the holidays! Shop local this holiday season. Shop the Exchange.

Across the Board Game Café

211 Bannatyne Ave
Board Games and Puzzles – $4-$240

The massive board game library has something for everyone.

Denatured Lab

73 Princess St
Perfumery Workshops – $25-$125

Tom Jansen is a French-trained perfumer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love for perfumery with his customers. His open-access perfume lab also carries home goods and gifts.

Seduta Art

91 Arthur St
Art Gift Box Sets – $59

This beautiful independent art supply store stocks everything needed for budding artists and crafters.

Tamarack Clothing

108 Princess St
Patagonia Fleece and Hip Packs – $135-$200

Tamarack has been bringing luxury outerwear and casual apparel to Winnipeg for more than twenty years, recently relocating its flagship store to the Exchange District.

Natural Cycleworks

4th Floor, 290 McDermot Ave
Bike Locks and accessories – $15-$85

A cyclist’s haven, this neighbourhood bike shop not only repairs, but stocks every kind of bike accessory imaginable, along with outdoor goods and Winnipeg’s famous Raber Garbage Mitts.

Red River Books

92 Arthur St
Comic Books – $7

This local institution has everything from used books and comics to music, movies and video games.

Toad Hall Toys

54 Arthur St

As Manitoba’s oldest and largest independent toy shop, Toad Hall will take you on a nostalgic trip through toys, hobbies and collectibles for all ages.