Peggy’s Picks – The Biggest Gift Guide Ever!

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December is here! The most wonderful time of the year! And this year, something extra-special happened. Downtown Winnipeg Magazine asked me – yes, ME! – to curate their BIGGEST GIFT GUIDE EVER!

I humbly agreed, and here’s a little taste of what I came up with. Be sure to grab a copy for yourself – you can find them in magazine racks around downtown, being handed out at Jets games, at the airport, the Liquor Mart, and maybe even in your very own mailbox!

sandwich
Luxury Lunch – SANA Souphouse $13.50
rubber boots
Splish Splash – Designer rubber cowboy boots, Bella BALAS $94
perfume
Scentual – Bvlgari Jasmin Noir, Perfume Paradise $146
pajar boots
Boot It – Men’s Pajar Guardo winter boots (rated -30C), Canadian Footwear $199.90
noodles
Spice of Life – Clay Oven Express at MB Hydro, Clay Oven at Shaw Park
nailpolish
Spec-tacular – Pure Anada Cosmetics eco-friendly nail polish (Made in Manitoba), Generation Green at The Forks $14
kitty purse
Change Purrrrrse – Mr. Cat pouch, Best of Friends at the Library
hook mug
Hooked! – Fly fishing enamel mug, Gallery Shop at The WAG $14.50
hat
Cap it Off – 103rd Grey Cup hat, Uptown Sports $31.99
cookies
Christmas Cookie – George Box 13 cookies, Cookies by George $26.95
cook book
Dish it Out – Winnipeg Cooks cookbook, The Merchant Kitchen, Prairie 360, Sydney’s at The Forks $30
coffee
Coffee Kick – Pilot Coffee, Fools & Horses Coffee Co.
bracelet
Crystal Clear – bracelet, Neeta Gupta Jewellery $185
boot
Snow Big Deal – Mukluks, Teekca’s Aboriginal Boutique $139
books
Literary Library – classic tales, Bison Books
bird vase
For the Birds – festive arrangement, starting at $20
wings
Wings ‘n’ Things – downtown dining at Tavern United MTS Centre, 12 Resto Bar, The Met, Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub
wag bowl
Stick to It – bowl and plate, Gallery Shop at the WAG $190
turkey
Happy Host – turkey takeaway with fixings for 15, The Fairmont Winnipeg $390
soup
Full of Beans – soup mix and wooden spoon, The Forks Trading Company $10.99, $22.99-$24.99
scarf
Warm & Wooly – Shupaca alpaca wool circle scarf, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights $79.95

Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for your chances to win some of these items – in the magazine and through CTV Morning Live.

Happy shopping! And don’t forget to share when you #finditdowntown with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @downtownpeggy!

Don’t forget Dad!

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Public Service Announcement: Dads are the best! And it’s Father’s Day on Sunday!

If you, like me, have gotten caught up in all of the summer/FIFA/patio fun recently, it may have accidentally slipped your mind to pick up a present for your pop. Luckily I have a few connections and I can help you #Finditdowntown for dad, just in time for Father’s Day!

If your dad likes steak: The Keg (115 Garry St.) would be a great option. Take him for dinner – they’re offering a steak & shrimp combo for $35, they take reservations and they’re open at 3PM.

If your dad likes beer: Get him on a Tap In beer tour! Put on by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, there’s a bunch throughout the summer – and it’s great value: 4 restaurants, 4 beers, 4 samples of appetizers all for $30 – and you get to check out a few great new watering holes in the downtown! Next tour: June 25.

If your dad likes cigars: Take a peek around Thomas Hinds Tobacconists – 185 Carlton St. – if you don’t know what you’re looking for, the friendly staff will certainly give you a hand.

If your dad likes a fine scotch: Remember there’s a Liquor Mart inside cityplace – perfect for a grab-and-go gift.

If your dad likes coffee: At Fools & Horses Coffee Co. – Broadway at Edmonton St. they carry Pilot Coffee beans and the accessories he’ll need to brew the perfect cup.

If your dad likes a good tie or pocket square: Try EPH Apparel – 291 Garry St. – they’ll hook him up with a custom tailored suit to go with it!

 

Other ideas? Let me know what you find downtown for dad!