A light striped pashmina scarf ($180, M0851, 23 St. Thomas, 416-920-4001) is perfect for balmier winter days.
Philippe Stark and Fossil's newest collaboration is red in the face ($210, Studio Brillantine, 1518 Queen West, 416-536-6521).
This Georg Jensen thermos ($122, AGO Shop, 317 Dundas West, 416-979-6610) looks (and keeps things) hot.
Skirt plus snowpants equals instant muffin top. Look a little more svelte in this down-filled Fantasy World Heroes overskirt ($140, Distill, 55 Mill, building 47, 416-304-0033). The Russians know the only way to survive winter is in a pair of cozy Valenki - aka felt - boots ($250, Lustre, 439 Danforth, 647-435-8195).
Updating the refrigerator-as-family-bulletin-board, the Audiovox Homebase Message Centre lets you leave photos and audio messages for other members of the family, such as, "Mommy, need milk." $149.99 from The Source, multiple locations, thesource.ca.
The Sony PRS-700 Reader Digital Book updates Sony's eBook reader. It's faster, with an interactive touch screen for taking notes and a built-in light, all the better to read the 300 eBooks stored on it. $399.99 from the Sony Store, multiple locations, sonystyle.ca.
Made's Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson picked this Philip Sparks quilt made from wool remnants ($250, 867 Dundas West, 416-607-6384).
The iPod Nano looks suspiciously like last year's model. Thanks to an accelerometer, shuffling songs is as simple as shaking the shit out of it, and games are played by tilting and moving it just like a Wii-mote. $169 for 8GB from Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122, baybloorradio.com.
Centrios Red Pearl Wireless Speakers docks not only your iPod but two wireless spherical speakers that can be conveniently lugged from room to room. $129.99 from The Source, multiple locations, thesource.ca.
The Pleo robotic dinosaur actually sees, hears and feels with an array of cameras, microphones and sensor pads. Highly interactive, it needs to be fed and nurtured like a real child or else it'll end up a rebellious, angst-ridden teen that'll sell your Blu-ray player for meth. $399.99 from The Source, multiple locations, thesource.ca.
Add a little weight to his lapel with Kvell's anvil pin ($125, Model Citizen, 279 Augusta, 416-703-7625).
Olga Bero's box clutch ($125, Lustre, 439 Danforth, 647-435-8195) is made for M.I.L.K. (money, ID, lipstick, keys).