This Karlsson cow clock's roving eyes stare down anxious clock-watchers ($45, Red Pegasus, 628 College, 416-536-3872).
The tin toy trend tinkers on with Schylling's wind-up space dog($26, Red Pegasus, 628 College, 416-536-3872).
World Changing: A User's Guide For The 21st Century ($44.95, Type, 883 Queen West, 416-366-8973) is guaranteed to be one of the season's biggest enviro-bookworm gifts. It includes fair trade, sustainable food, green architecture and eco-economic ideas to nurse our broken-down new world.
A VW toy car pipe ($24.95, Friendly Stranger, 241 Queen West, 416-591-1570) is a terrific tokin' buy. Delphi's organic cotton T-shirt ($39, Adrift, 299 Augusta, 416-515-0550, www.delphicollective.com) is pinned with Adrienne Butikofer's bottle cap brooches ($6 each, Nathalie-Roze & Co., 1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699).
Send your hot chef this kitschy Best Cock In Town apron ($22.98, Lovecraft, 27 Yorkville, 416-923-7331). Now Designs floral-print oven mitts ($20.95, Eye Spy, 1100 Queen East, 416-461-4061). Blue spaceship-shaped spatula ($14, Williams-Sonoma, 100 Bloor West, 416-962-9455, and others).
Mixologists can juice lemons and limes with this yellow and green press ($32, Williams-Sonoma, 100 Bloor West, 416-962-9455).
Old art banners find a second life in these funky one-of-a kind bags by Atelier Scrap of Montreal ($ 40,Winkel, 1107 Queen East, 416-465-4247).
Sweeten up tasteless kitchen tables with Koziol's plastic sugar dispenser ($24, Ma Zone, 63 Jarvis, 416-868-0330).
Litter lapels with Togo's oak leaf brooches ($20 each, Trove, 793 Bathurst, 416-516-1258).
Dress up dino-themed baby dens with a wooden stegosaurus toy ($13, Bubble Face, 926 College, 416-535-8506).
Eco beauty babes can paint on an animal-conscious coat of No Miss cruelty-free nail polish in luscious Miami Red ($7.99, Big Carrot, 348 Danforth, 416-466-2129).
Introduce holiday party hosts to the joys of eco-friendly booze. Bonterra certified organic California Cab ($19.95, LCBO) in a wooden wine holder, $15, carved by at-risk youth from Seed Marketplace (449 Carlaw, www.seedmarketplace.org).
Stitch those old socks into a cast of quirky characters with the Stupid Sock Creature book and kit ($25.95, Eye Spy, 1100 Queen East, 416-461-4061).
Frank Warren compiled anonymous postcard confessions into his Post Secret book ($34.95, Ziggy's at Home, 794 College, 416-535-8728).
Bubble Face designer Sylvie Monge's floral jumper ($45, 926 College, 416-535-8506) keeps missy cozy with its plush, upholstery-weight fabric.
Dust yourself with Principessa's talc-free hair and body powder ($24, Wash Up & Brush Co., 107 Danforth, 416-484-8592).
Stock up a gourmand pantry with Bella Cucina's sundried tomato pesto($12.90, Ziggy's at Home, 794 College, 416-535-8728).
This little piggy banks your pennies ($12, Joey's Atelier, 473A Church, 416-925-2702).
Don't want to hand out yet another bottle of red? This delish 2002 Stratus Riesling Icewine ($36.95, LCBO) was grown locally (in Niagara) without herbicides.
Prim paws will love slipping into Portolano's black and white wool gloves ($29, Frock, 97 Roncesvalles, 416-516-1333).
It's a toy, it's a case, it's a... wait, that's it. Insert your iPod and Speck iGuy will be impervious to the elements, even when you drunkenly knock it off your deskand vomit all over it. Fits all 1st-generation nanos. $29.99 from the Source,Eaton Centre, and others, www.thesource.ca