World Colouring Poster

November 28, 2014
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A super fun way to introduce the world to kids is this giant colouring poster. Spotted at Merci in Paris it makes a great gift for creative kids. World Colouring Poster, €19.90 Buy Now Similar gift ideas:DoodleArt Mindfulness Colouring BookYou’re My Star PrintTree of Life PrintParisian Picks

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

November 21, 2013
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You can give the gift of rebuilding and relief to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Plan Canada is deploying teams of technical experts to support the immediate delivery of clean drinking water, food, medical supplies, shelter and educational resources for children and families affected by this disaster. And if you send your [...]

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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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Give Help

March 14, 2011
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Last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan reminded us all how fragile our planet is. Donate in your name or as a gift to someone else to support the Red Cross‘ efforts in this region. I’m also a big fan of the texting donations – the easiest way to quickly send over funds. In Canada [...]

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Scratch World Map

November 1, 2010
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My beautiful sister is traveling the world and when she gets back she will have tons of countries to check off her list and scratch off this map. A fun take on been there, done that, this foil surface map lets you scratch off all the places you’ve been. Scratch World Map, $28 USD. Buy [...]

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Travel Tunes

September 13, 2010
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My sister is leaving for an extended trip around the world and I spent a lot of time thinking about what to give her. She has the necessary backpack and travel essentials, my parents have given her a good camera to capture all the sights and I didn’t want to load her down with anything [...]

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City Lights Day/Night Globe

March 10, 2010
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A day to night gift for an inquisitive kid. By day it is a geopolitical globe and by night it illuminates city lights as if you are viewing the earth from space. City Lights Day/Night Globe, $99.95. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Zara Fur Lined Hightop SneakersBitsboxWorld Colouring PosterVintage GlobeGifted Insights – PFR Design

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Exotic Instruments from Musideum

May 19, 2009
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Give a gifted musician an exotic instrument to explore their sound. Toronto’s Musideum specializes in rare instruments from around the world such as the Ocean drum that replicates the sound of ocean waves, the Sansula thumb piano based on an African instrument (above) or the Hurdy Gurdy mechanical violin. Sansula from $48. Buy Now Similar [...]

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Kiva Loans

April 16, 2009
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I just received an email that my Kiva 4 month old loans to small businesses around the world are being repaid! I can’t tell you how inspiring it is to see how such a small donation can make a big difference to an independent worker in a less fortunate country. My father gave each member [...]

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