Two last gift guides to go and we're whittling down our choices to a selection of guaranteed super-presents.
Photos by DAVID HAWE
Fashion assistant: JESSICA HALL-CUMMINGS
Skate in style wearing 2ReVert's board bangles ($22 each, Green Is Black, 624 Yonge, 416-454-5650).
With more features and better quality than a compact point-and-shoot, the Nikon CoolPix P6000 "bridge" camera is a solid secondary camera for pro photogs who want to leave the SLR in the bag and shoot from the hip. $499.99 from Henry's, 119 Church, 416-868-0872, and others, henrys.ca.
What's your flavour? Of lube, that is. Good Clean Love's organic greasers ($18 to $29, Come as You Are, 701 Queen West, 416-504-7934) come in cinnamon vanilla, lavender rose and wild strawberry.
This winter, give your favourite music fan the best party of next summer (June 17-21) with the new NXNE five-day festival wristband - the only way to stuff 500 bands into a stocking ($50 online at nxne.com or at NOW Magazine, 189 Church, 416-364-1300).
This Bradley doll ($37, Whatever Lola Wants, 1625 Bayview. 647-350-1833) is the cutest pick from the Monster Factory.
Map out the city's past with the help of Derek Hayes's Historical Atlas Of Toronto ($49.95, Type, 883 Queen West, 416-366-8973).
Pick the Petzl Altios climbing helmet in platinum ($69, Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King West, 416-340-2667).
Lorraine Linton felts stylish skull corsages ($58, Frock, 97 Roncesvalles, 416-516-1333).
Make a green scene with Broundoor's recycled leather wallet ($80, Propaganda, 686 Yonge, 416-961-0555).
Connect the Slim Devices Squeezebox Boom to your computer network via WiFi or ethernet cable, then stream your entire library or thousands of Internet radio channels to it. $300 from slimdevices.com.
This vintage bar set comes with a foursome of glasses and coasters ($85, Hawk Eyes Antiques, 103 Roncesvalles, 416-916-6212).
Benji is looking a little badass in Brave's studded collar ($80, Timmie Doggie Outfitters, 867 Queen West, 416-203-6789).
Jac by Jacflash red buffalo plaid shirt ($155, Jacflash, 1036 Queen West, 416-516-8766).
This all-business type has been too busy watching his portfolio plummet to keep up with our gift guides, so he'll be extra-surprised by Feel's graphite wedge ($160, Free Your Game, 202 Augusta, 416-850-7115). Hickey tartan blazer ($425 on sale) and pants ($142.50 on sale), Jac by Jacflash white dress shirt ($155) and Hickey navy tie ($95, all Jacflash, 1036 Queen West, 416-516-8766).
Grab graphics guru Jeff McFetridge's creature character ($15, Function 13, 156 Augusta, 416-840-1010 ext 138).
Add a CAMH patient to your holiday list and send them this Gifts of Light care kit ($10, camhgiftsoflight.ca).
Stand out in the office party's sea of holiday sweaters and Santa hats in Clu's tie-dyed silk dress ($295). Lanyard knot necklace ($175) and Rachel Comey's patent and canvas oxford ($315, all Fawn, 967 Queen West, 647-344-4703). Grey tights ($14.90, H&M, 1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, and others, hm.com).
Plebit's bamboo watch is a beaut ($112, Green Is Black, 624 Yonge, 416-454-5650).
Give Vilac's Yoshito Monara pull doggie a tug ($125, Good Egg, 267 Augusta, 416-595-4663).
Hawk Eyes' (103 Roncesvalles, 416-857-5728) Rachelle Turner has spent months building this detached colonial, two-bedroom dollhouse, and you can gift it if you're the highest bidder in her holiday auction, on now.