Vanessa Granowski's favourite holiday spin is the Chipmunks singing The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late). Maybe she'll mix your favourite carol into her weekly Randomland Fridaze residency at Circa (126 John, circatoronto.com) if you wrap up one of her present picks.
What's the best gift you've ever received?
A $1,000 gift certificate for Value Village (1319 Bloor West, 416-539-0585, and others, valuevillage.com). I spent it in one day on a Value Village road trip.
What's the best gift you've ever given?
Daft Punk concert tickets in Paris, France.
What's on your list this year?
A Minnow Bathers custom-fit swimsuit ($60 to $80, Penny Arcade Vintage, 1177 Dundas West, minnowbathers.com); a ceramic phonofone ($500 to $550, Ministry of the Interior, 80 Ossington, 416-533-6684) by Charles and Marie; J. Dauphin's sterling silver ring ($375, Jonathan + Olivia, 49 Ossington, 416-849-5956); and artist Terence Koh's GOD book ($63, Art Metropole, 788 King West, 416-703-4400).