Gift Guide Part Three: For Him

We’ve put together a list of things for the men in your life. Those special guys who are sometimes so hard to buy for! Take a peek through – we hope you see something that just might make them smile come Christmas morning. xo

 

Made in Texas out of sustainable materials, spattered ties in three colourways will elevate his tie game. $115 each.

Made in Texas out of sustainable materials, splattered ties in three colourways will elevate his tie game. $115 each.

 

How about a sweet set of copper shot glasses! $46.95

How about a sweet set of copper shot glasses! $46.95

 

Locally made cedar cutting boards in various sizes and shapes from James Steidle. Also pictured is his carbon steel outdoor knife with copper details and leather sheath. Quality, function and beauty. Boards range in price from $35 to $250; knives are $190.

Locally made cedar cutting boards in various sizes and shapes from James Steidle. Also pictured is his carbon steel outdoor knife with copper details and leather sheath. Quality, function and beauty. Boards range in price from $35 to $250; knives are $190.

 

Key carrier from Orbitkey. Keep keys tidy and prevent jingling around. Will hold 2-7 keys and has a loop to hold a car key. $49.95

Key carrier from Orbitkey. Keep keys tidy and prevents jingling around. Will hold 2-7 keys and has a loop to hold a car key. $49.95

 

Handsome money clips for the man who doesn't want any fuss carrying his cash. Handmade in Santa Fe. $56.

Handsome money clips for the man who doesn’t want any fuss carrying his cash. Handmade in Santa Fe. $56.

 

Locally made growler carriers from Greff fit standard 64oz growlers. $90. They pair nicely with slim glasses inspired by traditional German beer tasting glasses. Short $10.95; tall $12.95.

Sturdy, locally made growler carriers from Greff fit standard 64oz growlers. $90. They pair nicely with slim glasses inspired by traditional German beer tasting glasses. Short $10.95; tall $12.95.

 

All natural skin care from Brooklyn-based Hercules Beard Co. Body balm, beard/mustache oil, shave oil and deodorant. $21.95 - $37.95

All natural skin care from Brooklyn-based Hercules Beard Co. Body balm, beard/mustache oil, shave oil and deodorant. $21.95 – $37.95

 

An extra large enamel mug for the guy who loves the outdoors. $32.95

An extra large enamel mug for the guy who loves the outdoors. $32.95

 

Handmade in Montreal by Dahls Craft, these aprons are perfect for the workshop, kitchen, studio, or garden. Made of heavyweight canvas and leather. $98 - $120

Handmade in Montreal by Dahls Craft, these aprons are perfect for the workshop, kitchen, studio, or garden. Made of heavyweight canvas and leather. $98 – $120

 

It's always handy to have a manicure kit on hand. This 5-piece set comes with a nice zip up case. $59.95

It’s always handy to have a manicure kit on hand. This 5-piece set comes with a nice zip up case. $59.95

 

A sturdy (and great looking) log carrier for the guy who spends a lot of time at the cabin and chops his own wood. Give him an upgrade from that plastic bucket. Made of heavy weight canvas with leather straps. $125.

A sturdy (and great looking) log carrier for the guy who chops his own wood. Give him an upgrade from that plastic bucket. Made of heavy weight canvas with leather straps. $125.

Gift Guide Part One: Under $30 (or thereabouts)

The shop is full of wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. Here’s a list of ideas for $30 or less (okay, one or two are a few dollars more), which would be perfect for secret-santa gifts, co-workers, or maybe just a last minute present if something unexpected comes up. These are just a few suggestions – there is so much more in store! Pop by and chat with our staff – we are always more than happy to help you choose the perfect gift. xo

 

Sweet bottle openers in a pineapple motif make a practical and festive gift. Available in copper or gold finish. $19.95

Sweet bottle openers in a pineapple motif make a practical and festive gift. Available in copper or gold finish. $19.95

 

A simple and beautiful beeswax bowl to house a tealight. Creates a gorgeous glow when lit (make sure you use the pebbles provided to insulate the bowl from the candle). A lovely way to add warmth to a room. $30.

A simple and beautiful beeswax bowl to house a tealight. Creates a gorgeous glow when lit (make sure you use the pebbles provided to insulate the bowl from the candle). A lovely way to add warmth to a room. $30.

 

Adorable wall calendar featuring Amelia Hedgehog in all her glory! $30.

Adorable wall calendar featuring Amelia Hedgehog in all her glory! $30.

 

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Handy cord keepers to help stay organized; choose from three different types of leather. $15.

 

Something to tease your brain with: fun games that anyone would enjoy. $12.95

Something to tease your brain with: fun games that anyone would enjoy. $12.95

 

Locally made scented candles are so cute. Choose from igloo or A-frame cabin. $28.95

Locally made scented candles are so cute. Choose from igloo or A-frame cabin. $28.95

 

Unisex, natural aromatherapy sprays for face, body, linens or gyms bags. $28.95

Unisex, natural aromatherapy sprays for face, body, linens or gyms bags. $28.95

 

Warm your home with the lovely scent of natural incense in one of these ceramic holders. Choose from cabin or longhouse. $18.95.

Warm your home with the lovely scent of natural incense in one of these ceramic holders. Choose from cabin or longhouse. $18.95.

 

Carry-on cocktail kits for the jet setter! $29.95.

Carry-on cocktail kits for the jet setter! $29.95.

 

For the quirky person on your list. A fun cartoon book musing about pop culture, relationships and the hilarious side of foodie subculture. $24.95

For the quirky person on your list. A fun cartoon book musing about pop culture, relationships and the hilarious side of foodie subculture. $24.95

 

Fun toques with faux fur pom-poms to stay warm and look cute at the same time. $34.

Fun toques with faux fur pom-poms to stay warm and look cute at the same time. $34.

 

A tea towel and calendar in one! Would make a sweet wall hanging too. Made in Nova Scotia. $27.

A tea towel and calendar in one! Would make a sweet wall hanging too. Made in Nova Scotia. $27.

 

 

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Bondi Laces: not your run-of-the-mill shoelaces. Tipped with silver, gold, or rose gold coloured caps these will dress up your favourite oxfords, boots or sneakers. And for each pair sold, Bondi laces contributes to providing education for children in need. $22 – $24.

 

 

Fun and colourful hand painted wall charms to add playfulness and positivity to your space. $23.95 - $34.95

Fun and colourful hand painted wall charms to add playfulness and positivity to your space. $23.95 – $34.95

Gift Guide Part Five: For the Home

Pendleton blankets always make a gift that someone will love and appreciate for years. We have lots in stock: full size blankets, throws, saddle blankets, even the perfect outdoor blanket that is waterproof on one side and wooly on the other.

Pendleton blankets always make a gift that someone will love and appreciate for years. We have lots in stock: full size blankets, throws, saddle blankets, even the perfect outdoor blanket that is waterproof on one side and wooly on the other.

 

Functional , sturdy and beautiful storage hampers in lost of sizes from Toronto-based Pehr Designs. Lots more patterns in the shop.

Functional , sturdy and beautiful storage hampers in lost of sizes from Toronto-based Pehr Designs. Lots more patterns in the shop.

 

We love these cedar cutting boards made by local woodworker James Steidle.

We love these cedar cutting boards made by local woodworker James Steidle.

 

A great little Japanese coffee grinder with ceramic burr mechanism for the coffee aficionado.

A great little Japanese coffee grinder with ceramic burr mechanism for the coffee aficionado.

 

Forest&Waves blankets are cosy and can be used everywhere - take them camping, to the beach, the cabin, the campfire...

Forest&Waves blankets are cosy and can be used everywhere – take them camping, to the beach, the cabin, the campfire…

 

Another Forest&Waves blanket in a different pattern.

Another Forest&Waves blanket in a different pattern.

 

Simple and elegant handmade ceramic airplant holder for the minimalist.

Simple and elegant handmade ceramic airplant holder for the minimalist.

 

Prints from Banquet Atelier. Locally made. We particularly love this Palmistry print.

Prints from Banquet Atelier. Locally made. We particularly love this Palmistry print.

 

Silver and gold (or brass for that matter). Lovely pieces to add a bit of functional shine to the house.

Silver and gold (or brass for that matter). Lovely pieces to add a bit of functional shine to the house.

 

Brass incense holders make a sweet little gift. Dishes sold separately.

Brass incense holders make a sweet little gift. Dishes sold separately.

 

...and we have lots of incense to go along with the incense holders.

…and we have lots of incense to go along with the incense holders.

 

The mulitpurpose hammam towel is a classic gift. Use as a towel, beach blanket, table cloth, shawl, throw, sarong...

The mulitpurpose hammam towel is a classic gift. Use as a towel, beach blanket, table cloth, shawl, throw, sarong…

Gift Guide Part Four: For Her

Here’s some of our top picks for the ladies – where do we start? Whether she’s your BFF, significant other, mom, sister, boss, daughter….we think you’ll find something just right for her. These are just a few ideas – so much more in the shop. And we love helping people find the perfect gift so come on in and talk to us!

 

The softest t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They're thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.

Super soft and cosy t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They’re thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.

 

Simple, elegant  and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We've got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.

Simple, elegant and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We’ve got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.

 

A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.

A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.

 

Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.

Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.

 

Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.

Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.

 

To go with the ring holders... small handmade dishes which ideal for holding earrings.

To go with the ring holders… small handmade dishes which are ideal for holding earrings and other small objects.

 

Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals - fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn't have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.

Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals – fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.

 

Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).

Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).

 

We don't think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.

We don’t think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.

 

Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.

Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.

 

Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in black and oxblood.

Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in matte black and oxblood.

 

This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.

This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.

 

Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.

Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.

 

 

Gift Guide Part Three: For Him

Here are some suggestions for the men in your life: dad, husband, boyfriend, son, father-in-law, brother… all those guys that you want to make feel loved and appreciated!

 

Copper finished stainless steel flask - one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry on him.

Copper finished stainless steel flask – one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry.

 

The perfect waxed canvas duffle bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It's roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green.

The perfect waxed canvas duffel bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It’s roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green (photo credit from YNOT).

 

Who wouldn't like a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

Who wouldn’t appreciate a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

 

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

 

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

 

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

 

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun - not just for guys either :)

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun – not just for guys either :)

 

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

 

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

The Look of Lauren Moffatt

Our first Fall delivery of Lauren Moffatt has arrived and we are blown away by the beauty of these pieces! If you like clothing that is timeless, vintage-inspired and feminine, then Lauren Moffatt is your girl. A Philadelphia native,  Ms. Moffatt headed to New York at the age of 24 to pursue her dream. She launched her label in October 2000, and has come a long way from sewing hundreds of pieces on her sailboat home on the banks of the Hudson River.

Her love of art and design shines through in her work: the colours, the details, the textures – it’s beautiful. Below is what we have in store now and there’s more to come – we’d love you to come in to take a closer look.

 

I don’t know how many times you can say “OMG” in a single breath, but that’s what we did when we saw this dress. It’s 100% silk with delicate lace details throughout and comes with it’s own silk slip. Ladylike, timeless and utterly lovely.

The wool Ponyboy sweater paired with the Great Gatsby silk skirt and red leather belt is so charming! The sweater has red and cream banding on the neck, cuff and bottom hem and a cute LM monogram on sleeve. The skirt is lined. Pretty, so pretty. 

The silk pintuck blouse is my personal favourite. A classic piece that will never go out of style. It has asymmetrical snaps that can be unsnapped for a casual look (as shown) or snap it up and tuck it in if you’re feeling dandy. Wear it to work, wear it on a date, wear it on girls’ night – wear it whenever you want to feel lovely.