Start saving up for next year's holiday shop with this yellow-flocked garden gnome bank ($29, Eye Spy , 1100 Queen East, 416-461-4061). Vintage houndstooth blouse ($35, I Miss You , 63 Ossington, 416-916-7021).
Daintier waists will love Barbie's Basement Jewellery's new smaller-size Elvis buckle ($34, Propaganda , 686 Yonge, 416-961-0555, www.bbj.ca).
The Little Thinkers line of dolls includes a cast of historic politicos, religious big names and literati like very Regency-period Jane Austen ($25, Red Pegasus , 628 College, 416-536-3872).
Spice up their subway ride with a Naughty Crosswords book ($15.95, Come as You Are , 701 Queen West, 416-504-7934).
Jump on the VoIP bandwagon with the Vonage V-Phone , which turns any laptop or computer with a high-speed Internet connection into a telephone. Once you sign up, you'll get a regular local phone number that you can use anywhere in the world and only get charged local prices when you call Toronto. $29.99 after $20 rebate; activation and monthly service charges apply, from www.vonage.ca
Like the Tamagotchi, the runaway hit of the late 90s, the Miuchiz lets you train, feed and care for a digital pet. Lead your pet through a virtual world where you shop, relax at the spa or hang out in his customized bedroom. You can also wirelessly compete in games and interact with other Miuchizes nearby. $29.97 from Toys R Us , various locations, www.toysrus.ca
Pour 15 litres of H2O into MEC's H2Flo hydration pack ($36, Mountain Equipment Co-op , 400 King W. 416-340-2667).
Talking Heads co-founder David Byrne's Arboretum book ($28, Type , 416-366-8973) includes curious tree drawings and diagrams connecting his thoughts on history, romance and music.
Fold up Flying Pigs' paper animation kit ($8.95, Rolo , 24 Bellair, suite 6, 416-920-0100, www.flyingpigslimited. com).
Simply's bath gift set ($32.99, Grassroots , 372 Danforth, 416-466-2841) packs fair trade and organic home spa goodies into a reusable basket.
Seattle-based Rosanna creates a frilly pastel collection of tableware packed in sherbet-coloured gift boxes. A cream and sugar bowl set ($29.90, Ziggy's at Home , 794 College, 416-535-8728, www.rosannainc.com) adds a cute touch to coffee time.
Nike + iPod PedometerConnect the receiver to an iPod Nano and you'll have instant access to integral fitness information such as time, distance, pace and calories burned while you're on a run. The Nike + iPod Pedometer slips into the sole of a custom Nike+ shoe, but you can save a few hundred bucks by jury-rigging it to your current sneakers with some duct tape instead. $39 from the Apple Store , Eaton Centre, www.apple.ca
NOW Designer Challenge winner Adrienne Butikofer 's Caninja balaclavas ($50, Propaganda , 686 Yonge, 416-961-0555, www.caninja.com) keep folks toasty from their noodles to their necks.
M0851 's double key ring comes in the leather line's range of rich fall hues ($18, 23 St. Thomas, 416-920-4001).
Foxy Originals' Royal fleur de lis pendant ($34, Trixie , 2313 Bloor West, 416-762-0084, www.foxyoriginals.com) is a beaut in burnished copper.
Boost bleak parkas and woolly winter coats with a vintage enamel floral brooch ($30, I Miss You , 63 Ossington, 416-916-7021).
A collection of carnal contortions pop up from Richard Burton and F. F. Arbuthnots Kama Sutra book ($28.95, Lovecraft , 27 Yorkville, 416-923-7331).
This lovely sliding red box from early 20th-century China is a pretty place to stash remote controls, miscellaneous junk - hell, it even doubles as a tasteful weed box! Plus, it's an antique, so you're technically recycling. ($40, Rus-Teak , 217 Niagara, 416-203-9460).
You can't get much cuter than this little pink sweater tied with a satin ribbon for girls, although the mini sweater vest comes pretty darn close. Both by Fairies & Cowboys and made from recycled sweaters. ($39, Fresh Collective , 692 Queen West, 416-594-1313).
Let doggie munch on Sushi Pups maki set toy ($35, Timmie Doggie Outfitters , 867 Queen West, 416-203-6789).
Cinch that sneaky pup into Hot Dogs' skull and bones collar ($30, Timmie Doggie Outfitters , 867 Queen West, 416-203-6789).
Lose your flower by tossing off a pair of Candi Factory knickers ($24, Nathalie-Roze & Co. , 1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, www.thecandifactory. com).
Bubble Face 's striped toggle coat ($45, 926 College, 416-535-8506) dresses up your dandy-in-training.
A nice, slim wallet like Smoking Lily 's red leather zip pocket ($18, Clandestino , 249 Crawford, 647-436-4761) will easily accommodate reduced post-holiday cash flow.
Stitch 'n' bitch-ers will love to get busy with some of this gorgeous fairly traded, handcrafted merino wool woven by Manos del Uruguay ($17) or some sustainable vegetable dyed yarn by Nature's Palette ($12). They can tuck their yarn along with these pretty fair trade knitting needles ($36) in this handy vintage fabric pouch ($25). (Lettuce Knit, 70 Nassau, 416-203-9970).