Java junkies in search of the ultimate high need a Merchants of Green Coffee's home roaster ($179.99, members $119.99) and a bag of the company's ridiculously fresh, solar-roasted, fair trade, organic green coffee ($12/lb, members $9, Merchants of Green Coffee, 2 Matilda, 416-741-5369)
The chocolate fondue fountain is a hot party gimmick, but if double-dipped recirculated cocoa isn't your thing, go for this classic stainless steel home fondue set($153, Williams-Sonoma, 100 Bloor West, 416-962-9455, and others).
Zenned-out yoga bunnies can snuggle up in this organic cotton cardigan designed by OQOQO, Lululemon's eco line ($108, OQOQO, 147 Spadina #207, 416-977-1500).
Palm's new smart phone, the Treo 700wx, runs on Windows Mobile, giving you easy-as-pie synching with your Outlook e-mail, calendar and contacts and other Windows-based software. Surf the Net, listen to music, watch videos and take pictures with the 1.3-megapixel camera, all with a PDA that's as slim as a regular cellphone. $199 with three-year contract from Telus Mobility, various locations, www.telusmobility.ca
Microsoft takes on the iPod with the Zune, a 30GB device that plays music and movies and displays images. Though it won't beat the iPod's ubiquitous aesthetic, the Zune is aiming to appeal to your wallet with content: it'll come preloaded with music, music videos and short films, and you'll be able to share your schwag wirelessly with other Zunes in the area. $280 from amazon.com
Kodak EasyShare V705 Dual Lens, the first digital camera to sport two lenses: a regular one for everyday shots and a 23mm ultra-wide lens to capture sweeping vistas or group shots without cutting anyone's arm out of the frame. In-camera software will automatically stitch together three panorama shots so you can snap an entire 180° of scenery, from the DJ booth to the naked woman dancing on the pole, all in one shot. $399.99 from Best Buy, various locations, www.bestbuy.ca
Piece together a pretty-in-punk holiday-party look with duds from girly fave Betsey Johnson. Mushroom-coloured floral dress ($405), gold-piped grey booties ($330), "Ziplock" black leather bag ($441) and pom-pom scarf ($62, all at Betsey Johnson, 102 Yorkville, 416-922-8164).
Fido will dig diving her design-snooty snout into Holden's Eames-inspired double doggie bowl ($135, Timmie Doggie Outfitters, 867 Queen West, 416-203-6789).
Lovers of local design will love working Queen West in Las Valentias's tweed bomber $260, Pho Pa, 503 Danforth, 416-850-1527).
Lakai's new Howard 5 skate shoe ($105, Adrift, 299 Augusta, 416-515-0550) is tricked out with perforated vents and a shock-absorbing sole.
Colette Harmon's smoked topaz and pewter choker ($350, 184 Davenport, 647-438-4181) is heirloom-haute.
It seemed like a great gift for your sweetie, but you soon realized that a pair of Adidas_1 basketball shoes (complete with a computer-chipped sole that adjusts its fit to cushion your charge down the court) was all for you. ($240, SportChek, 220 Yonge, 416-598-3785). Stussy Ivy tartan plaid jacket ($280, Uncle Otis, 26 Bellair, 416-920-2281). Chulo Pony ruffled corduroy blouse ($170, Pho Pa, 503 Danforth, 416-850-1527).
Slip travel docs into the Smythson money case's ($250, Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333) primary-colour zippered pockets.
Get precise sound with the comfy, on-ear-design Bose QuietComfort headphones that fold flat for convenience and come with a rechargeable battery ($459, Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122)
The copper roof on the House that George Built's recycled-material birdhouse ($149, Grassroots, 372 Danforth, 416-466-2841) was salvaged from Old City Hall.
Valerie Dennis casts coloured crystal to create her sculptural candlesticks (LOCAL $210 to $265, MADE, 867 Dundas West, 416-607-6384).
Its rounded pyramid shape might look a little advanced, but The Cone ($140, Come as You Are, 701 Queen West, 416-504-7934, www.conezone.org) suction-cups to any surface and easily jiggles your sexy bits in standing or seated position.
Shoot out speed warnings with the Hot Wheels Radar Gun ($39.99, Toys R Us, 690 Evans, 416-621-8697, and others). Adidas fluorescent camouflage jumper ($180, Lileo, 55 Mill, building #35, 416-413-1410).