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Hot Shopping: Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Collectibles

Contribute to a well-loved collection this holiday season by finding the perfect keepsakes from these fine Winnipeg boutiques, which all stock unique collectibles and many out-of-the-ordinary treaures.

Choo-choo-choose locomotives and rolling stock at Toad Hall Toys, including O-gauge, HO and Garden Rail trains. For the junior railroader, pick up a wooden train set ready for serious play. 54 Arthur St, 204-956-2195.

Add to a collection of hand-blown glassware and ceramics at The Gallery Shop at Winnipeg Art Gallery. Design fiends will prize Marcel Dzama’s melting snowmen canisters or a futuristic teapot (pictured). Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, 204-789-1769.

At Banville & Jones, discover a precious vintage to age in a home wine cellar, or pick up a bottle to appreciate now. Choose from a broad selection of wine decanters. 1616 St. Mary’s Road, 204-948-9463.

Fans of football, baseball, hockey and basketball will find the perfect cap, T-shirt or bobblehead at Uptown Sports Cards and Collectibles. This wee shop is packed with trading cards from the 1950s onwards. Portage Place skywalk, 204-885-3377.

Step inside the walk-in humidor at Thomas Hinds Tobacconists for a whiff of cigars direct from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Europe and Cuba. Put them in a leather case or add a cigar cutter to enhance the collection. 185 Carlton St, 204-942-0203.

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