The clock is ticking and, quite honestly, your halls could be way more decked. Stay on budget with these down-to-the-wire finds.
Photos by DAVID HAWE • Fashion assistant: JESSICA HALL-CUMMINGS
A Giraffe rope toy ($16, Timmie Doggie Outfitters, 867 Queen West, 416-203-6789) is bound to get all chewed up.
Your existing alarm clock's annoyance has nothing on this cow-calling animal sound ticker ($25, Red Pegasus, 628 College, 416-536-3872).
Spice up a bare tabletop with these Pepe and Friends shakers ($85, Magic Pony, 694 Queen West, 416-861-1684).
Pack a cup o' hot cocoa into Pylones' floral thermos ($48, Ma Zone, 63 Jarvis, 416-868-0330).
Host a holiday jam in Afrodelik's Jimi Hendrix T-shirt ($39.99, afrodelik.com).
Do my feet smell? Must be these sushi socks ($7, Trove, 793 Bathurst, 416-516-1258).
Bentwood's money clip ($45, Green Is Black, 624 Yonge, 416-454-5650) makes an excellent extra-large lapel pin until you have some bills to pinch again.
Teach the kiddies how to slice and dice their fruits and veggies with Plan Toys' wood set ($21, Bubble Face, 926 College, 416-535-8506).
Fred's waterlogged watering can ($19, Studio Brillantine, 1518 Queen West, 416-536-6521) perks up dehydrated plants.
Make a statement with this vintage stone necklace ($55, I Miss You, 63 Ossington, 416-916-7021).
Sex toys don't get much more streamlined than the Sasi massager ($200, Come as You Are, 701 Queen West, 416-504-7934).
If you're not all holiday-crafted-out yet, pump out some pompom pals with Michelle Tilley's kit ($19, Spotted Zebra, 1062 Yonge, 416-944-0251).
Record daily discoveries in Keri Smith's How To Be An Explorer Of The World journal ($16.50, Spotted Zebra, 1062 Yonge, 416-944-0251).
Time to start planning 2009 with this bird calendar ($30, Eye Spy, 1100 Queen East, 416-461-4061) by Toronto illustrator Mirna.
This rolled-magazine-style clutch ($25, Drysdale & Co., 107 Danforth, 416-484-8592) skips the faux cover in favour of a washed-out floral.
Whether you're recording your newest podcast, talking business on the Web or just doing the voice-over on your family movie, the Snowflake microphone captures it with amazing clarity and depth ($79.95, at Carbon Computing, 772 Queen East, 416-535-1999).
We're not sure why a child would need to destroy documents, but she can tear up any damning doodles with this frog princess paper shredder ($20, Type, 883 Queen West, 416-366-8973).
Tag those gifts with Schoolyard's recycled paper slips ($12, Heart on Your Sleeve, 61A Bellevue, 416-999-2197).
Double up your bath buy with J.R. Watkins's hand soap and lotion set ($18.99, Shoppers Drug Mart, 388 King West, 416-597-6550, and others, jrwatkins.com).