'Tis the season for gift giving and we have collected our top gift ideas from The Leaf Gift Shop!
The Leaf Gift Shop has a collection of unique handmade items that connect people to nature. This shop features a wide selection of locally made products from independent makers, female-led businesses, Indigenous artists, and companies prioritizing sustainability.
Jewelry and Accessories
Give the gift of beauty with these one-of-a-kind creations from Victory Creations, these epoxy resin pieces are made with flowers and botanicals grown right here in the Gardens at The Leaf!
Luxx Studio Design jewelry is made with love and handcrafted with natural stones and crystals in Manitoba, Canada. Designed with your health in mind, the company only uses safe metals and the highest quality pure essential oils. The diffuser jewelry line allows you to access the benefits of aromatherapy by adding essential oils to the porous lava stones. Your body heat slowly releases the scent.
Beaded earrings by Waabishki Miigwan Creations are hand-made by Métis artist Shannon Tara Kraichy. She also runs beading workshops in the Park!
The I Am Love Project facilitates the creation of jewelry in support of women through empowering employment opportunities They believe that a piece of jewelry can be a catalyst for change and conjure stories and memories. When designed, assembled and gifted with intention, these beautiful pieces can help us become more connected. To accomplish this, 60% of their earrings, bracelets and necklaces are handmade by those in Manitoba facing employment barriers, and 40% are imported for assembly. A special collection of their jewelry has been designed with The Leaf colour palette.
Fresh Emblem’s laser-cut wooden car air fresheners are the perfect stocking stuffer. These pieces of art can carry any essential oils you like and leave your car fresh and clean without artificial fragrances. The wooden designs also make fantastic holiday ornaments for your tree!
We are honoured to offer prints from Three Trees Art by Mark Nadjiwan. He is a self-taught artist inspired by his First Nations heritage. His unique style is primarily a fusion of the Woodland and Northwest Coast Native art traditions. The messages he desires to incorporate and communicate in much of his work - like connection, interdependence, and unity - are universal.
Take a piece of The Leaf home with you with Karen Cornelius' acrylic and graphite paintings. Her pieces are created amongst the tropical plants within the biomes and she hopes they will inspire action to preserve and protect these endangered places in the wild.
A unique gift idea is a Birch Bark Biting designed and created by Lizette Studio. Paper thin layers of birch bark are folded and impressed by tooth pressure (biting) to create geometric patterns when unfolded. It is an ancient indigenous art form used for storytelling and socializing.
Catch the sun in some beautiful Stained Glass by Debbie. These colourful feathers created by one of the Park's own volunteers will brighten your home.
Natural Skin and Body Care
Feel good about what you are putting on your skin with products from Prairie Potions. These serums, slaves, and roll-on oils will have your skin glowing and surround you in refreshing scents of essential oils of peppermint, lavender, rosemary, orange, and bergamot.
Give your hair some love with Hair Goals Kits made exclusively for The Leaf, featuring handmade products with natural ingredients. You will fall in love once you use their Love and Pamper Kits containing their famous Rosemary Rinse, or try the Beard Wash made with green tea, aloe, and jojoba oil for a gentle yet effective clean.
Brave Aurora Co. candles are made with 100% vegan and natural, non-toxic soy wax providing a longer-lasting burn. Their luxury fragrances, infused with essential oils, are all paraben and phthalate-free, reducing the harmful toxins released into your home. The Brave Aurora Co. collection is always found in reusable vessels, including their staple 16oz stemless wine glasses with a burn time of 70-80 hours. All their candles are hand-poured and hand-labelled in Manitoba.
Moon Dips are locally made hand-dipped beeswax candles. We are happy to offer marigold botanical candles made with marigolds from our Park gardens.
Visit us at The Leaf Gift Shop, open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.