Pomegranate Advent Calendar

November 24, 2014
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I’m a big BIG fan of advent calendars, but less so of the so-so chocolate they are often filled with, which is why I was very pleased to see the Pomegranate advent calendar. These cute calendars can be customized for 8, 12, or 24-day countdowns to Christmas or Hanukkah with gifts of your choice. There [...]

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Parisian Picks

August 15, 2014
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Back at the blog after a fabulous extended stay in Paris with my lil family! Here are some of the favourite finds from our trip we gifted to friends and family: Something street from the arbiter of cool – Colette Tee, Buy Now Our favourite of all the macarons – Pierre Herme Macarons, Buy Now [...]

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Holiday 2013 – For Kids

December 13, 2013
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Gifted’s picks for the top 5 gifts for big and little kiddies this Christmas: 1. Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Kit, $40 USD. Buy Now 2. Shared Canada Tee, $25. Buy Now 3. Storybook Blocks The Very Hungry Caterpillar Set, $38 USD. Buy Now 4. MHRS X Nanoblock Sunglasses, $80 USD, Buy Now 5. [...]

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Holiday 2013 – For Him

December 4, 2013
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What to give a great guy? Here are Gifted’s top 5 picks for him this Holiday: 1. Bartek Design Bowtie, $35 USD. Buy Now 2. Filson Travel Dop Kit, $98 at Harry Rosen and select stores across Canada. Buy Now 3. Victorinox Swiss Army Bike Tool, $50. Buy Now 4. IL Ceppo 2 Piece Travel [...]

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Scandi Advent Calendar

November 30, 2013
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The Christmas countdown starts tomorrow and one of my favourite traditions is marking the days with an advent calendar. Skip the cheap chocolate and fill these numbered bags with special treats. Scandi Advent Calendar, $129. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Pomegranate Advent CalendarAdvent Calendar#UnwrapEtsy Shopping EventDIY Christmas CrackersSuperstar Tree

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Tree Branch Menorah

November 27, 2013
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Happy Hanukkah to all those celebrating! Light up the lights with this rustic tree branch menorah. Tree Branch Menorah, $19. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Walnut and Brass Reimagined MenorahBeeswax CandlesGlass MenorahModern MenorahPomegranate Advent Calendar

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Walnut and Brass Reimagined Menorah

December 8, 2012
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Pretty much the coolest Menorah we’ve come across! This design competition winner, uses adjustable mirrors to reflect the growing number of candles for each night of  Hanukkah. The base is turned from a solid piece of walnut with hand painted markings for each night and the mirrors are framed in hand fabricated brass and backed [...]

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Silk Tie Easter Eggs

April 8, 2012
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Happy Easter! Follow this link to see how to created the pretty patterned Easter eggs above using old silk ties. Silk Tie Easter Eggs. See How Now Similar gift ideas:Decoupage Paper Napkin Easter EggsDIY Christmas CrackersDIY TieCeramic Egg CupsPomegranate Advent Calendar

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Best from Christmas 2011

January 20, 2012
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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 [...]

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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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