Baby Library

November 19, 2013
Thumbnail image for Baby Library

A gift that I loved receiving at my baby shower was my sister’s idea – favourite children’s books. Each guest brought the baby one of their favourite books from growing up from Alligator Pie to Zoom at Sea…and now she has the best library ever! I will associate each book with the giver and we [...]

Read the full article →

Hey Baby!

November 6, 2013
Thumbnail image for Hey Baby!

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately as I enjoy (and get used to) life at home with my new baby! Now that I’ve had a chance to catch my breath I wanted to share a few of the many wonderful gifts we’ve been given by friends and family. Hand made items! We [...]

Read the full article →

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

December 21, 2012
Thumbnail image for Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

If you still need to shop, here are some quick gift ideas that will be ready in time for Christmas! Tickets – look up the website of a loved one’s favourite theatre or music hall and order tickets to an upcoming performance. Charity donation – adopt an animal in someone’s name, donate towards life saving [...]

Read the full article →

Father’s Day Gifts

June 15, 2012
Thumbnail image for Father’s Day Gifts

Thankfully, my father has gotten much easier to shop for. A lovely bottle of wine rarely fails. And still to this day I always make a special brunch. Pair a bottle with a fun bowtie like the one above for the more dapper dad. Or for a new dad, capture early memories into a photobook. [...]

Read the full article →

Best from Christmas 2011

January 20, 2012
Thumbnail image for Best from Christmas 2011

After a wonderfully busy Christmas followed by a little curve ball thrown in the new year, I decided to take a little break from Gifted. But now I’m back and excited to share some of the best gifts I saw given or received this past holiday season! My boyfriend gave my father a 4D historical [...]

Read the full article →

Partners & Spade

August 23, 2011
Thumbnail image for Partners & Spade

I stumbled upon the awesome NYC store/gallery/studio Partners & Spade. They sell quirky gifts and collectables from salt and pepper shakers on wheels and confidence trophies to 1960′s centerfolds and pre-boxed vintage self-help book collections. Take a peek inside the store with the Store-torialist. Boxed Self Help Sets by Christopher Baird, $450-$750 USD. Buy Now [...]

Read the full article →

Good Reads

March 4, 2011
Thumbnail image for Good Reads

While away on a recent vacation I powered through several good books (all different types of good) including A Time In Between, The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, The Pillars of Earth and for guilty pleasure Scar Tissue. Nothing beats escaping into the characters and story of a great read so share your favourite [...]

Read the full article →

BookMarc Pencils

February 28, 2011
Thumbnail image for BookMarc Pencils

On a recent trip to NYC I popped in to Marc Jacob’s new store, BookMarc. This adorable shop sells books and trinkets for those who are as smart as they are stylish.How cute are these little pencil crayons? I also fell in love with the I Love You key chain. BookMarc Pencils, $9 USD. Buy [...]

Read the full article →

Favourite Children’s Books

January 13, 2011
Thumbnail image for Favourite Children’s Books

One of the smartest Christmas gifts I saw this year was from an agency I work with at my day job. Through Stories Worth Sharing they offered to donate a children’s book to the Children’s Book Bank for every client who wrote in. From the Paperbag Princess to Each Peach Pear Plum, Where The Sidewalk [...]

Read the full article →


December 16, 2010
Thumbnail image for E-Reader

Many bookworms will be making the switch to an e-reader this Christmas. Though nothing will replace the look, feel and smell of a real live book, the convenience of an e-reader is hard to beat. There are several options out there so do a little research before you decide which to give. The Amazon Buy [...]

Read the full article →