Economical, convenient and - most importantly - totally badass, the Piaggio MP3-500 scooter is the most awesome beast to hit the streets since Ron Jeremy quit his teaching career ($10,499 from Motoretta, 554 College, 416-925-1818, www.motoretta.ca)
Keep cozy under a Scholten & Baijings striped merino-wool-and-cotton-blend blanket ($642, Ministry of the Interior, 80 Ossington, 416-564-5814). Joe Fresh grey wool sweater with navy blue arm patches ($29, 10 Lower Jarvis, 416-703-4865, and others).
If your pops is that rare fellow not appeased by a fresh pair of holiday slippers, treat him to this vest ($1,295), sweater ($1,295) and pant ($595) look by luxe Italian menswear outfit Brunello Cucinelli (Harry Rosen, 82 Bloor West, 416-972-0556, and others).
Send your iPod on a time warp with the iTube Valve Dock Carbon Edition. This vacuum-tube-based amplifier gives your digital music an analog tuneup, resulting in a warmer and more textured sound than any fancy-pants techie gadget pumps out ($899, Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122).
Hot UK design outfit Established & Sons' quirky home collection debuts today (Thursday, December 6) at Ministry of the Interior, starring Sebastian Wrong and Richard Woods' Wrong Woods nightstand ($1,958, 80 Ossington, 416-564-5814).
The Epson MovieMate 72 projector boasts the easiest set-up of all home theatre packages, with a built-in DVD player and 5.1 Dolby surround sound. All you need is a big-ass wall to point it at ($1,349, Vistek, 496 Queen East, 416-365-1777, www.vistek.ca).