Retail Therapy Awaits in Gimli!
After a deep dive into Icelandic culture and settlement in the Gimli area, get lost in the carefully curated collection of gift shop goodies at the New Iceland Heritage Museum. Perhaps a crocheted beanie featuring Viking horns? Or a deliciously scently bar of soap wrapped in Icelandic wool? Take your pick from stunning pieces of jewelry featuring cultural symbols of Iceland. Then tempt your taste buds with a bar from Iceland’s chocolate maker Omnom, recently featured in Zac Efron’s Down to Earth series on Netflix.
The kingpin of retail therapy in Gimli is H. P. Tergersen & Sons, housed in an historic building at Gimli’s busiest intersection. The emporium stocks fashionable finds including a wide selection of tees featuring Gimli icons (Vikings for sure). There’s also a great bookstore inside the store where stories of the great horned ones abound. Directly from Iceland, Alrun products include symbolic jewelry and the most darling wool blankets and wraps you’ve ever seen.
Since the 1970s, the Gimli Art Club has been a harbourside fixture in the town of Gimli, showcasing the visual arts of all who are inspired by the lakeside community. You’ll find treasures here, from pretty pottery and delicate paintings, to stunning jewelry and show-stopping photography. You can even pick up some black and white art cards by Irene Kuzew featuring Egil, a hero from an Icelandic saga.
There is no shortage of charming shops to offer some retail therapy along the streets of Gimli. Steina’s Studio is the passion of shopkeep Steina Bessason and a showcase for her evocative and female-focused art. There are also funky fashions, home décor, jewelry and furniture from far corners of the earth to be found in her Centre Street shop.
Lucky Stone Books offers a huge selection of Just-Like-New books to the readers of Gimli and the Interlake. Customers will also find art and craft supplies, puzzles, colouring books, comics, and a variety of games along with Made-in-Manitoba gifts including Hartmont Candles, Hotcups loose tea products and Morden’s chocolates.
Heaven Scent Flowers & Gifts is Gimli's only metaphysical shop and carries an impressive selection of crystals, books, tarot and oracle cards as well as locally made products, original paintings, sage, sweet grass and ceremonial tobacco. And whimsical additions for the garden and home, like Mr. & Mrs. Snail. Lenore's touch when it comes to floral design is unmatched.