If you're a lover of natural skin care, you won't want to miss trying out Pure + Simple 's (27 Bellair) recently launched signature line of organic products. In November, lucky you get it for 25 per cent off. Divided into three skin-type categories, the line is tailored to meet your specific needs. Also, don't miss the 40 per cent off table, featuring goodies from the Kama Ayurveda line. 416-924-6555, www.pureandsimple.ca
Now in its 30th year, the One of a Kind Show (National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place) runs from November 25 to December 5. With more than 750 artisans from every province in Canada participating, you can bet you'll shave mucho time off your holiday shopping agenda. While you're there, don't miss the yummy treats - can you say caramel apples? - at Bruce County Nut & Fudge Co., and sweet accessory designs from Nathalie-Roze Fischer. $10; under 18 and seniors $6.50; kids 12 or younger free. www.oneofakindshow.com.
Whether you're still a kid or have a few of your own, there's fun for all ages this Saturday (November 20) from 10:30 am to 4 pm at the Mondo Bazaar in the ballroom of the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West). Between 1 and 3 pm you can even park the wee ones in the children's crafts section while you shop for art, clothing, jewellery, decor and more. 416-536-5562.
Sale of the year
No joke - call in sick. You can't miss these two. At the same place and time, but in two different categories, the Reia Sample Sale/Reia Home Sale (Garment Factory Lofts, 233 Carlaw, third floor) features 20,000 sqare feet of crème-de-la-crème designer samples from the likes of Helmut Lang, Miu Miu and Mercy for the fashionista set, while home decor fans will freak over Le Creuset, Alessi and Bev Hisey, not to mention a bundle of others - all at reduced prices. December 2 and 3 from 9 am to 7 pm and December 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. www.reiahomesale.com.