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Eastman Shopping Frenzy: Mother’s Day Addition!

By Eastman Tourism

April 29, 2022
Read time: 16 min

Eastman Shopping Frenzy: Mother’s Day Addition!

It’s the Eastman Shopping Frenzy paired with a very special day – Mother’s Day! Discover amazing gifts at these Eastern Manitoba shops and businesses that Mom will fall in love with or visit them all as a special outing with her.

ARK Ceramics & Gifts (Landmark)

ARK Ceramics & Gifts offers a wide variety of gift items that are sure to ‘wow’ your mom! It won’t be difficult to discover those must-have items here as the shop showcases handmade products, local makers and bakers, and stunning items around every corner.

You could spend hours exploring their impressive shelves, from candles to pottery, clothing and accessories, home décor and refurbished goodies, and tasty delights!

Boreal Workshop (Pinawa)

Give Mom some bling this Mother’s Day from Boreal Workshop!

At Boreal Workshop, you can discover breathtakingly beautiful handmade jewelry (as well as functional art objects) for the very special lady in your life. This Manitoba family business specializes in gold, silver, copper, diamond and coloured stone jewelry, earrings, rings, and wedding rings. Their work is informed by Indigenous and European cultures and traditions of art and craft as well as our environment.

Handmade in Canada, they cut and facet their own gemstones using select rough sourced from around the world. Their metalwork is handmade, typically in copper, silver, and gold. Where possible, they use local sources and distributors and consider sustainability and the environment.

Whether you are looking for bracelets and cuffs, earrings, pendants, rings, or simply just beautiful things, you can find them at Boreal Workshop. Explore their online store for a world of options guaranteed to take your mom’s breath away.


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The Great Outdoors Expo (Lac du Bonnet) – April 30 & May 1, 2022

If you have an Outdoors Enthusiast Mama, you can’t miss the Great Outdoors Expo on April 30 and May 1! Whether you’re taking her to the Expo for a day of fun or searching for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, the Expo is the perfect place for all outdoor enthusiasts!

Whether you’re looking for new outdoor gear, the next great adventure, or even looking for artistic outlets and products, you’ll find all that and more at The Great Outdoors Expo and Artisan Market! The Expo will feature everything that outdoors people could dream of; from building a beautiful backyard oasis to finding the best outdoor equipment and showcasing outdoor activities and adventures.

The Artisan Market will feature Manitoban Artisans and their homemade, handcrafted works of art. The Market showcases a diverse selection of products like jewelry, food and beverages, musicians, painters, woodcarvers, small businesses, and much more!

Green Pastures Farm (Gardenton)

This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of a warm, comfortable sleep with Green Pastures Farm’s wool duvets! Their handmade wool duvets are the perfect mix of warmth, comforting weight, yet breathable and perfect for use all year round. The duvets are quilted by hand and filled with wool from their sheep on the farm. Their family has passed on the practice of making these special duvets for generations; they even use the same pattern that was passed on from their grandmothers!

And if your mom is an avid knitter, you have to purchase some of their yarn and DIY kits! Green Pastures Farm chooses the best fleeces every year to be made into beautiful yarns. You’ll find their Rideau Arcott yarn is soft, fine, and comfortable worn right next to skin. While their East Fresian yarn is sturdy, airy, and elastic.

Thistlewood Pottery Studio (Whitemouth)

If your mom loves to craft, then she will love Thistlewood Pottery Studio!

Cheryl, the owner, guide, and creator of Thistlewood Pottery, is a teacher-turned potter with a love of designing and producing her wares. Whether you shop online or prefer exploring the shop in person, you can find one-of-the-kind, handcrafted pottery work like mugs, pitchers, bowls, plates, and more created with care and passion. You can find Thistlewood on Etsy or visit them in person at their shop in Whitemouth.

Thistlewood Pottery is so much more than a place to shop, though. It’s where you can harness your own creativity too! Continuing with her roots as a teacher, Cheryl also guides and teaches the art of pottery through classes. Classes are offered preferably to groups of four to six people.

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