Gift Guide

Our holiday hunt continues, and you get the benefits with this list of guaranteed, almost-last-minute gifts.


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LUXE’s micro-sized bullet vibrator is perfect for the self-pleasurer-on-the-go ($22, Come as You Are, 701 Queen West, 416-504-7934).

Stock Katy Chan’s acorn and oak leaf tea towels for your post-holiday cleanup ($36 each, MADE, 867 Dundas West, 416-607-6384).

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Whether she’s making her holiday list or writing up an anti-shopping manifesto, she won’t be able to resist stashing her pencils in the Regional Assembly of Text’s typewriter-print box ($30, Magic Pony,694 Queen West, 416-861-1684). Vintage ivory sweater ($25, I Miss You, 63 Ossington, 416-916-7021), red satin ballet flats ($19, Joe Fresh, 10 Lower Jarvis, 416-703-4865, and others).

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Forget those boring leather belts. Cinch your midsection with a waist hugger made from old sewing patterns by Isa Bella Campbell ($46, Distill Gallery, 55 Mill, 416-304-0033).

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As if you don’t already have enough balls in the air this time of year, why not add three more rainbow jugglers ($7.99, Flatirons Christmas Market, 51 Front East, 416-365-1506).

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This Miru’s Friends plush character comes with a hidden compartment for stashing secret messages ($45, Wildhagen, 575 Queen West, 2nd floor, 416-830-8589).

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Get female friends communing with their inner earth diva by giving the Diva Cup Menstrual Solution ($39.99, Big Carrot, 348 Danforth, 416-466-2129).

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The best thing for eggs since Teflon, minus any sticky chemicals. This Starfrit Ceramic Eco-pan is so slick, you’ll wanna tell everyone you know about it ($29.99, Canadian Tire, www.canadiantire.ca).

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Unravelled old sweaters get felted into this sweet TLC bag with belt strap ($47, Dandelion Mud Pie, 6 Fairlawn, 647-345-7743).

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If she rides around town flipping SUV drivers the bird, skip ahead. This Ford Mustang bag also comes in a Cadillac style ($65, Doll Factory by Damzels, 1122 Queen East, 416-598-0509).

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Funksters will love this recycled narrow textile scarf by Three Penny Studio ($80, Heart on Your Sleeve, 61A Bellevue, 416-999-2197).

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Make sure your wee nephew is super-cozy in this Patagonia Puffball 2 Reversible Bunting Suit made with recycled PET (thermolplastic) fibres ($120, Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King West, 416-340-2667).

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This snappy organic Oom Ethikwear polo looks good on any bod, and we love the graphic tree design on the back ($52, www.greenisblack.ca, 416-454-5650).

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Feeling crafty? Umbra’s photo art clock is a paint-by-numbers project for novice DIYers ($94.50, Umbra Concept Store, 165 John, 416-599-0088).

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Stoppers sized four to 13 make up Mountain Equipment Co-op’s multicoloured climbing set ($72, 400 King West, 416-340-2667).

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Wrap yourself in one of these silky-soft Oko-Tex certified bamboo/organic cotton towels and you’ll never wanna finish drying off ($15.99-65.99, Organic Lifestyle, 87 Avenue Road, #260, 416-921-7317).

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Puppy will eat up the design (or more likely just his kibble) from Wetnoz’s stainless steel bowl ($77, Timmie Doggie Outfitters, 867 Queen West, 416-203-6789).

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Deliver Vintage Gardener’s pomegranate wreath ($95, 55 Mill, building #57, 416-364-6232) in Stop Staring’s red polka-dot frock ($160, Doll Factory by Damzels, 1122 Queen East, 416-598-0509).

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Ever wish you could wrap yourself in a dozen sweaters to stay warm? This oversized scarf by Susan Harris makes it so ($130, Distill Gallery, 55 Mill, 416-304-0033).

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Who needs a studio when you can lay down your set on this Boss Micro BR four-track digital recorder ($259, Long & McQuade, 935 Bloor West, 416-588-7886)?

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Clutzy but classy girls will love that a broken plate can be made into a fabulous necklace like this one by Amy Belanger ($45, Heart on Your Sleeve, 61A Bellevue, 416-999-2197).

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The Pro-Ject Debut III is great for those sick of CDs and digital music and missing the good ole days of whikka-whikka vinyl. The head shell and armtube are formed from a single piece of aluminum, contributing to a sound that defies this deck’s budget price ($399, Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122).

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Why not give the most swish pick to baby? The Alex crib graphically reminds you to watch over your little guy or girl ($1075, Ella + Elliot, 188 Strachan, 416-850-7890).

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A little bauble from New York’s Fallon is a trendy choice for jewellery junkies ($175, Fawn, 967 Queen West, unit 121, 647-344-4703).

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A roll in the hay has never been this pure. This organic Anna Sova sheet set in 325-thread-count cotton is super-soft ($299, Organic Lifestyle, 87 Avenue Road, #260, 416-921-7317).

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