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Pay it Forward

December 18, 2013
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A friend recently told me about a new phenomenon – if you find a lost wallet, you add a $20 to it before returning it – the thought is it will help spread good “lost items” karma into the world. So it was all too fitting when Etsy approached me with a sweet “pay it [...]

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Etsy Finds from Field Trip

June 18, 2013
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I loved the little Etsy booth set up at the Arts & Crafts Field Trip concert recently. Such a smart example of two well developed brands coming together. Plus I discovered a few great new gifts! Colour block antler necklaces and keychains by North Hilarious pop culture colouring books by Team Art Cool clutches made [...]

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Bunny Egg Holder

March 21, 2013
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With Easter around the corner time to get hopping on sweet ideas for the little ones. I love this sweet hand-felted Easter egg holder. Bunny Egg Holder, $28. Buy Now Or if you’d rather learn how to felt something like this yourself – contact Sweetthings to set up your own felting workshop! Similar gift ideas:Pay [...]

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Animated Origami Set

July 6, 2012
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One of my favourite gift shops at the Art Gallery of Ontario just launched their kids shop. Located right beside the main AGO Shop, shopAGO Kids will offer design and art-inspired, interactive and educational toys. But you can shop online too! Animated Origami Set, $14.95. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Seedling Kaleidoscope KitThe Wild BunchZara Fur [...]

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DIY Christmas Crackers

December 24, 2011
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The Toronto Standard shows us how to make cheeky (and amazing) Christmas crackers full of useful (useless?) stuff. What fun you fill them with is all up to you! Christmas Crackers, price varies by ingredients. See How Now Similar gift ideas:Pomegranate Advent CalendarWool and The Gang KitsFelted MistletoePalm TreeDecorated Wine Bottle

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Glass Menorah

December 20, 2011
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A beautiful, modern glass menorah for the festival of lights! One of the many menorahs available at the Jewish Museum shop. Glass Menorah, $625. Buy Now Psst…here are come cute crafts from Ms. Martha to make with the kiddies over Hanukkah. Similar gift ideas:Tree Branch MenorahWalnut and Brass Reimagined MenorahModern MenorahPomegranate Advent CalendarHoliday 2013 – [...]

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National Geographic Artisan Gifts

December 6, 2011
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National Geographic has launched an artisan boutique with unique finds from around the world from Shona sculptures from Zimbabwe to exquisite cameo jewelry from a remote village in Italy to hand-painted ceramic ornaments from Usbek (above). The sale of each item supports local craftsmen in small communities and developing countries. Uzbek Ceramic Hand-painted Ornaments, Set [...]

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Seedling Kaleidoscope Kit

August 24, 2011
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New Zealand-based Seedling packages up great craft projects for big or little kids. I love to think of the wonder that could be created with this DIY kaleidoscope kit. Seedling Kaleidoscope Kit, $40.99. Buy Now Also available at Good Egg. Similar gift ideas:Wool and The Gang KitsThe Wild BunchHoliday 2013 – For KidsChild’s Own Stuffed [...]

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Curiosities Kit

May 3, 2011
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A fun kit filled with curiosities including flowers, ribbon and glitter to make perfect cards and notes. Curiosities Kit, $30 (on sale for $18). Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Paul Dotey Holiday CardsConfetti Push PopDrake General StoreLast Minute Valentine’s Day GiftsDIY Christmas Crackers

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Hugo Didier at OOAK

March 30, 2011
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One of my favourite places to find gifts is the One of a Kind Show! Another one starts today in Toronto and you’ll be sure to find amazing and unique gifts for everyone you know. I love this whimsical cup by Montreal ceramacist Hugo Didier. One of a Kind Spring Show DATE: March 30–April 3, [...]

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