Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas for 2015

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A SUPPLEMENT TO THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 VIEW ONLINE AT RETRO ROCKERS Dreaming of a White Album Christmas? If your favourite music fan has been particularly nice this year, you might want to spring for The Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary (6 CD + Blu- ray) Super Deluxe Edition. It will set you back about $180 at, but there are more prudent options. A 4 LP Vinyl Deluxe Edition goes for $115, while the 3 CD edition is $35. And really, it's all you need, love. The Beatles release isn't the only fab 50 anniversary set on Baby Boomer playlists this winter. Spin The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on vinyl for $144, or on CD for $47 at Amazon, or invest in Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills with Janice Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Co. for the low, low price of $26. CLASSIC COMFORT The iconic Hudson's Bay striped blanket was first commissioned in 1800, and it never goes out of style. Wrap up a twin-size in luxury heirloom- quality wool for $325, opt for a soft acrylic throw for $60, or order up a dog coat for your best pal ($50) at THAT'S THE TICKET The holiday spirit is alive and well in Winnipeg's arts community. It's Christmas almost every day at the Centennial Concert Hall as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet ( throws an old-fashioned Canadian house party with its homegrown version of The Nutcracker, complete with bears, hockey and snow. Prairie Theatre Exchange ( continues an annual tradition with Munschtopia, based on stories by Robert Munsch and adapted by Debbie Patterson, until Jan. 6. The 50-minute romp includes Pajama Party performance options. And at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (, George Bailey gets a visit from a Christmas angel in It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play — a show for holiday early birds, on until Dec. 15. CULTURE CLUB Earn points for artistic merit with a gift from the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Gallery Shop on Memorial Boulevard, or its WAG@TheForks satellite location. You'll find fabulous pieces of Inuit art, hand-made jewelry, thoughtful children's books and toys, holiday decorations and crafts from local artisans. Add a WAG membership and it's a gift that keeps on giving. The Manitoba Museum Gift Shop and Canadian Museum for Human Rights Boutique are similarly well-stocked with unique toys, scarves, stocking stuffers and fair-trade goods, along with memberships and tickets to see exhibits and, in the case of the Museum, the Science Gallery and Planetarium shows. SHARE AN EXPERIENCE Make a date for a couples' spa day, sign up for dance classes, wrap up tickets to a hockey game or get onboard the polar express with an invitation to see the Journey to Churchill exhibit and all the other animal attractions at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Whether you splurge on a bucket-list item or opt for a budget-friendly skating day at The Forks, you'll be creating memories to last a lifetime. Filbert in RWB's Nutcracker. PHOTO BY PAUL MARTENS Order yours online at Vouchers are redeemable for: 2 tickets to a game in January or February 2019, 2 Manitoba Moose Toques, 2 Manitoba Moose 32 oz Collector Cups + 2 Bags of Lay's Potato Chips. WRAP UP SOME COMFORT AND JOY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON BETSI TUNIC Her classic and slim silhouette make her the perfect layering piece for cooler months. Ultra soft and super cozy, the perfect companion to get you through the holidays. Available in black and grey. $255 Available at Lennard Taylor 246 McDermot Avenue or online at Unit E, 1086 St.Mary's Rd | 204-691-1887 | BODY MEASURE GIFT CERTIFICATES Body Measure This holiday season give the gift of health to the ones you love from Canada's only body composition measuring facility. Gift certificates available for our state of the art Dexa scan, metabolic rate testing and Fit3D. HOLIDAY HAT TRICK PACKAGE Regularly $120.00, now only $65 It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, on at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre until Dec. 15, is among the hot tickets of the season. Wrap up a Canadian classic, a Hudson's Bay blanket (top), or pop into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Boutique to find unique gifts. B3

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