If you are anything like me – while you love Christmas shopping, it can seriously stress you out!

Every year, I am always on the hunt for that unique and special gift.

So, if you haven’t found that perfect gift just yet, don’t stress! This Holiday season… I’ve got you covered! And here’s a bonus, it’s all local!

Fat Plant Farm

1817 McAra Street, Regina, SK

Do you have a plant mom or dad in your life? Why not add to their plant collection?! They’ll think of you each time they water it!

At Fat Plant Farm, there are so many different types of plants to choose from! One of Fat Plant Farm’s succulents paired with their adorable handmade concrete planters would make for the perfect gift!

Fat Plant Farm is ALSO offering a Gift Card Promo this season – purchase a $50 gift card and receive a bonus $10 gift voucher. Sounds like a sweet deal!

Paper Umbrella

2724 13th Avenue, Regina, SK

Does anyone else love strolling down 13th Avenue? I know I do, and I always make sure to pop into Paper Umbrella.

Do you know someone who collects notebooks like it’s their day job?! One of Paper Umbrella’s journals (AND trust me, there is quite a selection), paired with their holiday Lamy pen kits will leave any journaler jumping for joy.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little showier, they have jewellery available as well!

The Optical Shoppe

1B-2121 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Hear me out! You do not have to wait until summer to grab a new pair of sunglasses! With our sunny Saskatchewan winters, sunglasses make a great gift ALL year round!

At The Optical Shoppe, you’ll find an array of shapes, colours, styles – AND you’ll also be in good company as they will help you to find the perfect pair for your special someone.

Currently, in-store, you’ll find familiar brands such as Rayban, Carrera, Swarovski, Kate Spade, Oakley, Tom Ford, Dior, and Alexander McQueen.

Cuppa T’

2732 13th Ave, Regina

On your 13th avenue stroll, after you’ve visited Paper Umbrella, walk just a little bit further and visit the crew at Cuppa T’!

For the 12 days before Christmas, each day Cuppa T’ will be featuring a new and wonderful Christmas flavoured tea. Look out for flavours such as Rose Marzipan, Vanilla Sugar Cookie, Walnut Truffle, and more.

ALSO, don’t leave before you’ve checked out their Tea Boxes. Inside the box, you’ll find eight different Christmas teas. So, if you can’t decide which tea to get, why not purchase the box and try them all!

Assiniboia Gallery

2266 Smith Street, Regina

Are you looking to honour someone’s passion for art, or add a little flair under the tree?

Assiniboia Gallery showcases contemporary and traditional works of art from establishing and emerging visual artists from across Canada.

Featured works range from acrylic, oil, and watercolour paintings, to sterling silver jewellery, blown glass, ceramics, and sculpture.

For this Holiday season, I am especially loving the (6×6) Jacqueline Faye Miller paintings sold at the Assiniboia Gallery shop!

Kendi Boutique

1846 Hamilton Street, Regina

Whenever I am looking to treat myself to a one-of-a-kind stylish piece, Kendi Boutique is my go-to!

Whether it is a bold new purse or a flawless New Year’s Eve outfit, Kendi Boutique offers carefully curated high-quality garments that will elevate any wardrobe.

AND as an added bonus, Kendi Boutique is currently having a 15% off sale (on select items).

Metro Pet Market

3951 Rochdale Blvd, Regina + 1637 Victoria Ave, Regina

We can’t forget our furry friends this holiday season!

One of my favourite gifts to buy is for my two dogs at home – not only are they the best to buy for, they also have the best reaction when it comes giving time. No one can beat the excitement of a puppy with a brand new treat!

You’re in good hands at Metro Pet Market – they only carry foods from reputable companies with whom they share nutritional philosophies. They are also continually researching new foods and supplements and ensure that their treats are free of potentially harmful ingredients!

Looking for a gift that gives twice? No donation is too small!


YWCA Regina is pleased to once again be partnering with the Leader-Post, Regina Transition House, SOFIA House, and WISH Safe House through the 2021 Leader-Post Christmas Cheer Fund!

Every cent that is donated will benefit Regina’s four women’s shelters – Regina Transition House, SOFIA House, WISH Safe House, and YWCA Regina’s Isabel Johnson Shelter.

Donate and make Christmas magic for women and children in our community!


At the Regina Sexual Assault Centre (RSAC), their purpose is the driving force of why they do the work they do. RSAC strongly believes that each and every one of us in the community has a role to play in violence prevention and reduction.

They are dedicated to creating and implementing change within our community to allow for individuals to live a safe and violence free life. Some of the driving forces that keep them going are “the love and compassion” that their team has for those with lived experiences; the foundational beliefs that everyone has a right to live violence free; and the passion they have to reinforce these beliefs.

With your contribution, RSAC can continue to offer counselling, public education, and advocacy. To support the RSAC, donations can be made simply by clicking the “donate” link on their homepage.

Buckets and Borders

At Buckets and Borders, their mission is to improve communities and bring people together through basketball. They believe that having access to good outdoor courts has a real community impact.

Jump into their #BallForAll campaign, for every ball purchased, 2 balls will be donated to various communities and elementary schools across Saskatchewan. Check out all the cool merch too all profits go to Buckets and Borders.

Stay tuned for our next post on The Story Cafe, coming December 31!