Vintage Globe

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by Alison on April 22, 2014

This Earth Day give a lovely little vintage globe as a reminder of the amazing world that surrounds us. And then make a donation or volunteer your time to one of the many organizations that support our beautiful earth like WWF Canada and the Nature Conservancy. Vintage Globe, $73. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:WWF Lunch [...]

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Shana Frase Boxed Cards

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by Alison on April 18, 2014

Having a good stash of cards at the ready for when parties and special moments pop up will make your so much easier. And Shana Frase makes some of the prettiest I’ve seen. Love the Cake, Cake, Cake card for birthdays, Mahalo to say hello, and Feathers or Drip Drop (above) for just about anytime. [...]

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Jasmine Dowling Among The Stars Pillowcase

April 10, 2014
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Jasmine Dowling has one of my favourite Instagram accounts. She also illustrates inspiring prints and these awesome astrological pillow cases. Mix and Match star sign constellations to align your side of the bed. Jasmine Dowling Among The Stars Pillowcase, $49. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Otomi FabricCheers PrintLinen BeddingOm HomeBotanical Kantha Quilt

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Crown Flora

April 8, 2014
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Crown Flora is a different kind of floral shop. Instead of the usual roses and lilies they sell sculptural arrangements using succulents and air plants in concrete planters and glass terrariums. The DIY inclined can fill a terrarium themself at one of their regular workshops. Crown Flora Succulent in Concrete Geometric Planter, $15. Buy Now [...]

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Gifted Picks from the OOAK Show

March 31, 2014
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I’m a big fan of the One of a Kind Show for scouting unique items made by creative people from all across the country. This year Etsy also provided a jam-packed section of some of their best Canadian sellers. In case you missed the Spring show, I’ve recapped my favourite gift picks: Quirky Whistle & [...]

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TOMS Sunglasses

March 28, 2014
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One of these days the sun will shine again and we’ll all be needing new shades. Give someone a chic pair of TOMS sunglasses (I like the hint of turquoise on the Margeaux, above) and they’ll give the gift of sight to another. Win-win! TOMS Margeaux Crystal Nude Sunglasses, $118. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Bellroy [...]

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Gifted Insights – Likely General

March 17, 2014
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While strolling down Roncy I peeped into an awesome new general store called Likely General. Always curious about what prompts someone to delve into a cool new retail space I asked owner Brooke Manning about how it all came together and some of her favourite gifts: Why did you open Likely General? I have always [...]

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Tee

March 10, 2014
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J Crew has launched a small collection of “garments for good” that give back to different causes. I’m partial to the adorable elephant tee featuring a hand-drawn elephant by Brooklyn-based illustrator Hugo Guinness in support of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Founded in Kenya in 1977, the DSWT protects Africa’s endangered elephants from ivory poaching [...]

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Shoosha Organic

March 7, 2014
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After trying a whole whack of organic baby lines on my little one I recently discovered Shoosha Organic. And I love it. I’ve been giving my babe a nightly massage after her bath with their sweet baby massage oil and it leaves both of our skin softer. The 100% organic line smells delicious, plus I’m [...]

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Cambie Design Blanket

March 5, 2014
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I popped in to the small but mighty Cambie Design store on Queen St W just before Christmas and fell hard for their gorgeous Peruvian throw blankets. Having already completed by Christmas shopping at the time I vowed I’d be back to gift one of these colourful throws to the next house-warming I am invited [...]

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