The Gardiner Museum Shop (111 Queen's Park, 416-586-8080, www.gardinermuseum.com) still sets our ceramic-loving heart aflutter with its lineup of stylish home and fashion accessories by local and international artisans. For the holiday season, and that fartsy name on your gift list, the shop has created art bundle packages priced at $50, $125 and $200. Each grouping includes a museum membership or visitor passes, a museum gift card for use in the shop or for Gardiner lectures and classes and a ceramic piece.
Ministry of the Interior (80 Ossington, 416-533-6684, www.ministryoftheinterior.net) welcomes its new range of Domestic (www.domestic.fr) products, including cartoony wall decals and dishware, with an opening tonight (Thursday, November 15) between 7 and 9:30 pm.
New green shops are opening up across the city to cater to Toronto's increasingly eco-conscious shoppers. At Yonge and Lawrence, Dandelion Mud Pie (6 Fairlawn, 647-345-7743) focuses on organic body products, hemp clothing and recycled home goodies for uptown earth lovers.
Magic Pony show
Visit Magic Pony (694 Queen West, 416-861-1684, www.magic-pony.com) before November 30 to check out the Inflorescence show by Italian painter Nicoletta Ceccoli . Her dreamy acrylics are filled with soft-focus fairy-tale images in muted colours.
Wildhagen shopping night
We may be tempting an early winter by suggesting you stop by Wildhagen 's (575 Queen West, 2nd floor, 416-830-8589, www.wildhagenwear.com) shopping party tomorrow (Friday, November 16, between 5 and 9 pm), but at least you'll leave well-hatted for the season. The entire new collection is marked down 15 per cent, so it'll be easy to cap yourself in Wildhagen's signature chapeau style.