Métis Gift Guide 2021 [Saskatchewan]

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There is an increasing push to shop local over the holidays this year. Now, more than ever, locally owned businesses need our support. We, at Clarence Campeau Development Fund, hope this trend continues!

This year, we thought we could provide a bit of holiday gift-giving inspiration with some Métis businesses locally owned right here in Saskatchewan. So, here is your Métis-owned Gift Guide for 2021


Saskatoon Salsa Dance Co.

Where: Saskatoon, SK (3521 8th Street East)
Website: https://www.saskatoonsalsa.com/

Give the gift of dancing this Holiday season! Saskatoon Salsa Dance Co. offers tailored dance lessons to every age and experience level. Their philosophy “If you love to dance, you should dance!” has made them Saskatoon’s premiere Salsa dance school for ten years running. They offer lessons from six years old and up, including classes for individuals, couples, and even ladies only!


Haeusler Handmade

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Online Retail & available @ Prairie & Pine in Lawson Mall)
Website: https://haeuslerhandmade.weebly.com/

We live in Saskatchewan, so we know just how important it is to stay warm when enjoying the great outdoors in the freezing winter months. Haeusler Handmade has plenty of winter accessories available this season. As a mother of two making clothing for her kids, friends and family, Taylor Haeusler has created a small business making accessories and custom clothing. Her accessories can be found in the Lawson Mall in Saskatoon at Prairie and Pine. There is something for everyone in your family, even the little ones!


Fresh & Sweet / Fresh Carnival

Where: Regina, SK (2500 Victoria Avenue)
Website: https://www.freshandsweetyqr.com/

Fresh & Sweet are a fast fresh food restaurant. They bake their goods from scratch, they use real ingredients, they make things with love, and serve them to people who they want to feel loved. If you are what you eat, then make it fresh and sweet! Why not treat a friend or family member to a meal and a sweet treat at Fresh & Sweet. They also have gift cards available for purchase.


Elite Hairstyling & Esthetics Training Center

Where: Moose Jaw, SK (228 2 Avenue)
Website: https://www.elitetrainingcenter.ca/

Do you know someone who could use a day of pampering? Elite Hairstyling & Esthetics Training Center has plenty of salon services to offer. Hairstyling, Nails, Lashes, Facials, Massages, Waxing. They also have candles and hair products for sale. Gift cards are available for purchase so you can give the gift of pampering to someone you care about, someone who really deserves a day with their feet up!


Awasis Boutique

Where: Saskatoon, SK  (Online Retail)
Website: https://awasisboutique.ca/

Awasis Boutique offers indigenous inspired apparel for the whole family. When you support Awasis Boutqiue not only are you adding style, comfort and practicality to your wardrobes, but you are also helping celebrate the Indigenous culture and revitalize Indigenous languages.


MFRYXE

Where: Saskatoon, SK (4th Floor Room #412 – 333 25th Street))
Website: https://www.mfryxe.com/

Do you know someone who could use a therapeutic massage? MFRYXE is 100% Métis owned and operated Therapeutic Massage Clinic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jordan R. Smith RMT works with his clients to achieve results they may not have achieved before in regard to decreasing pain and improving mobility.


Gaia’s Designs

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Online Retail)
Website: https://gaiasdesigns.com/

Is there someone special in your life that you want to make smile this holiday season? Get them a unique piece of jewelry from Gaia’s Designs. Gaia’s Designs is a Mother-Daughter founded team of designers who have been creating unique and independent designs since 2017. By combining the ideas of upscale high fashion with stunningly eye catching touches, their designs have high quality applications with long lasting results.

Tinkers Camp

Where: Niska Channel, SK (Little Peter Pond Lake)
Website: https://tinkerscamp.com/

Do you have someone in your life who loves fishing? How about sending them to Tinkers Camp! Tinkers has cabins for rent and have plenty of activities to enjoy while staying there; fishing, boating, skiing, tubing, and sightseeing  are just a few. They do offer an all-inclusive fishing trip as well, so you don’t have to worry about a thing, it is all taken care of, every fisherman’s dream.


City + Creek Collective

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Online Retail)
Website: https://cityandcreek.ca/

Do you know someone who would appreciate a new item in their closet?! Check out City + Creek Collective. Owned by two sisters, Leah Hansen and Maegan Bannow, born and raised in a small town Sask. One now lives in the city and the other in the country, and they are bringing both of their styles together, for a handpicked online shopping experience.


Be Well for Life

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Contact for specific location)
Website: https://www.bewellforlife.ca/

Louella Klyne offers many services that assist you in improving your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Her goal is to help you achieve wellness, and to facilitate your own healing. Do you know someone who is currently struggling? Consider sending them to Louella who practices healing, psychic mediumship, card readings, and space energy cleansing. She also offers BodyTalk, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Drainage sessions, some of which are offered through a distance session.


Laliberte Design

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Online Retail)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lalibertedesign

If you know someone who might appreciate some cultural jewelry, go ahead and check out Laliberte Design. You can find their products for sale on their Facebook or Instagram page. Eden offers fur earrings with beadwork, it is Metis inspired jewelry.


Rodan and Fields

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Online Retail)
Website: https://joannesass.myrandf.com/en-us/

We all know how important it is to have a good skin care routine in our lives. Check out what Joanne Sass has to offer for skincare products. She believes that using Rodan and Fields products is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist without an appointment. They can truly transform your skin.


The Dreamers Collective

Where: Saskatoon, SK (Online Retail)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/watch/thedreamerscollective/

Chelsea is an Indigenous Artist and Healer. The idea behind her business is for reclaiming space to empower the dreamer within us. She offers oracle and tarot card readings, reiki, and she sells dreamcatchers and other décor. Distance sessions are available. If you know someone who might benefit from these services, go on over to Chelsea’s page and check it out!

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We love supporting Saskatchewan-based Métis businesses — that’s literally what we do! And, we hope the rest of Saskatchewan loves supporting them this holiday season too.

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