Holiday gift guide 2010
Written by editor
Product photography by Grajewski Fotograph Inc.
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, your loved ones will appreciate these calming gifts to help them sleep in heavenly peace.
From left: Wooden brush, $32.95, shower puff, $2.50, and Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil Body Wash, $11.50, all from Maison S; Episencial Eric Carle Playful Foaming Wash and Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath, $8.99 each from McNally Robinson Booksellers; China Glaze nail polish, $12.95 for set of three, from Total Wrapture Day Spa; silk flower arrangement, $45, The Garden Room; Rogue Wave glass perfume bottles, $85 each, both from Glitz; willow branch ball, $12.95, from Maison S; Kiss My Face Peace Soap 100% Natural foaming hand soap in grassy mint and lemongrass clary sage, $9.99 each, both from Vita Health Fresh Markets; Lime Margarita body wash and bubble bath, $11.95, bar soap in Happy Hemping, Jade in Japan and Cucumber Wasabi, $6.50/100 ml each, all from Tiber River Naturals.
Home for the Holidays
No matter how far away you roam, the holiday spirit is there with you—keep the spirit alive with these gifts for the traveller(s) in your life.
Clockwise from bottom left: Bobino Cable Buddy cord wraps in small and medium, $4 to $5.50, both from The Garden Room; leather luggage tag, $14 for a set of two, U.N. Luggage; Kikkerland travel scale, $11, The Garden Room; Le Sportsac DLX shoulder-satchel with mini case, $82, and Heys zebra-print suitcase, $165, both from U.N. Luggage; Eberjey prima set pajamas, $155, from Edward Carriere; Passionata bra, $80, from The Bra Bar; Harley Davidson robe set (two hand towels not shown), $93.95, Lone Star Harley Davidson; Christopher Kon handbag, $335, CKW Handbags; The Worst Case Scenario Survival card game, travel edition, $7.99, from Kite and Kaboodle; Giorgio Porta cardigan, $225, and Umberto Vallati sweater, $325, both from Handford Drewitt.
Deck the Halls
Forget boughs of holly; these unique decor items will make any home jolly this holiday season.
Joy votive candle holder, $12, from LoLa Boutique; Krinkles dogs salt and pepper set, $50, from The Garden Room’slighted acrylic tree, $205,
from Desart; glass ornaments with tinsel and coils, $7.50 each, from Small Indulgence; Indochine Christmas ornaments, $18 for a set of six, Olde Teddy ornament, $40, all from The Garden Room; red and green ornaments, $6.50 each, both from Desart; preserved boxwood topiaries, $45-$55 each, The Garden Room; Guzzini cappuccino cups, $81.99 for a set of 6, Five Small Rooms; Abbott reindeer ornaments, $24.908 to $39.98 each, from Green Scene; menorah by Anat Mayer, $140, from Glitz.
Toyland, toyland, little girl and boy land—make the holidays even more magical with these great toys for kids and the young at heart.
Clockwise from bottom left: Rocket magnet kit, $19.95, from Toad Hall Toys; My Chanukah Playbook by Salina Yoon, $13.99, from McNally
Robinson Booksellers; Tub Soup bath toys, $14.99, from A Child’s Place; XYZ blocks, $34.95, from Toad Hall Toys, Eric Carle touch and feel stroller cards, $12.95, Atlantis Brickmaster Lego book, $32.00, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstup, $20, Olivia by Ian Falconer, $19.99, all from McNally Robinson Booksellers; Janod rattle, $34.95, and rainbow sound blocks, $34, both from Toad Hall Toys; Olivia jack-in-the-box, $34.99, from McNally Robinson Booksellers; Luv Ewes slippers, $27, from The Wonderful World of Sheepskin; Teed Off puzzle by Toymaker of Lunenberg, $23, from Glitz; knight puzzle, $16.99, from McNally Robinson Booksellers; Ecotronic flashlight tiger, $11.50, from Toad Hall Toys; Fraggle Rock’s Gobo, $26.50, from Desart; Little Red Riding Hood tea for one, $38, and ladybug ear buds, $19.99, both from McNally Robinson Booksellers; Trunki riding suitcase, $39.99, from A Child’s Place; DJ Bear huggable speakers, $57.99, from Five Small Rooms; monster bowling set, $29, from Lux for Sprouts; Elegant Baby bath set of three wash cloths and rubber duck, $29.99, from McNally Robinson Booksellers; stacking sandwich game, $34.95, and penguin ice cream maker, $9.95, both from Toad Hall Toys; chocolates, $2 to $3.50, from Morden’s; wooden sushi (part of a set), $23, from Lux For Sprouts; handbells (set of eight), $34.95, and xylophone, $29.95, both from Toad Hall Toys; Smurf mini-house, $22.99, and Smurfs, $5.99 each, and air puck hockey game, $14.99, all from Kite & Kaboodle; wooden truck (set of three), $13.95, and Automoblox car, $39.95, all from Toad Hall Toys; dancing alligator, $30, from Lux for Sprouts.
Silver and Gold
Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold—fulfill your special someone’s wish list with these sparkling items.
From left: Bra by Pleasure State White Label, $83, from the Bra Bar; necklace stand, $22, from Bejewelled; Cédé sterling silver necklace, $295,
and bracelet, $150, both from Dimitra’s; silver cuff, $20, and gold cuff, $40, and gold ring, $18, all from LoLa Boutique; ring holder, $10, from
Bejewelled; mirrored tree ornament, $14.50, from Small Indulgences; aluminum stacking boxes, $56 for set of six, from Shakti; hairband, $24,
and votive holder, $6, both from LoLa Boutique; gold clutch, $148, from CKW Handbags; automatic Bulova timepiece with leather strap and see through back, $475, luxury white gold diamond tennis bracelet, from $3,190, and textured Eco-Gold diamond eclipse necklace, made from 100% recycled gold, from $799 all from Diamond Gallery; bracelet, $14.95, from Total Wrapture Day Spa; Betsy Johnson heart pendant necklace, $55, from LoLa Boutique; Joannie Rochette “iheartmom” silver pendant, $150, Roberto Coin 18kt yellow gold and diamond earrings, $1425, and Birks LUNA bracelet, in silver and 18kt yellow gold, $675 all from Birks; earrings, $70, from Silver Lotus; personal chopsticks set, $9.99, from Five Small Rooms; men’s 18kt white gold and diamond band designed by Damiani & Brad Pitt, $2,775, from Birks.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
These winter warmers are the perfect way to make sure your friends and family stay toasty during the chilly winter months.
From bottom left: Scarves, $39 each, from Bejewelled; light-weight fashion gloves, $19, from Peppertree Fashions; bison footstool, $190, from
The Wonderful World of Sheepskin; ear-flap hat, $37, from Boes; fog lantern, $40 and honey pot fireburner, $25, both from The Garden Room;
Lavish Lamb blanket, $39.99; pajamas, $70, from Diva Lingerie; faux mink blanket, $129, from Urban Barn; striped sweater by Steelman, $195,
and Funsport shell, $110, and sweater, $130, all from Chestnut Lane Boutique; cashmere-lined leather gloves, $100, and scarves, $125 each, all from Vittorio Rossi Clothiers; Harley Davidson tuque, $19.94, Harley Davidson Winnipeg; “tea book”, $36, Ocean Pure tea cup and saucer (part of a set of two with spoons), $75, bronze Beehouse teapot, $54.99, and warmer, $15, all from Cornelia Bean; Lindt chili chocolate bar, $3.39, from DeLuca’s Specialty Foods; soft travel mug, $19.99, from McNally Robinson Booksellers; Uganda Bugisu “AA” coffee, $7.50/half lb, and Mexican “Oaxaca”, $7/half lb, both from Black Pearl Coffee.
Silent Night: Maison S, 161 Lilac St, 475-9264. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Park Shopping Centre, 475-0483, www.mcnallyrobinson. com. Total Wrapture Day Spa, Unit N-2255 Ness Ave, 837-9727, www.totalwrapture.ca. The Garden Room, 444 Academy Rd, 487-1151, www.gardenroomshop.com. Glitz Gallery, 586 Academy Rd, 487-3444, www.glitzgallery.com. Vita Health Fresh Market, 166 Osborne St, 984-9551; 19-845 Dakota St, 984-9554; 2211 McPhillips St, 984-9555; 180-2025 Corydon Ave, 984-9552; Cityplace, 984-9556; 1765 Kenaston Blvd, 984-9558; 46-11 Reenders Dr, 984-9553; www.vitahealthstores.ca. Tiber River Naturals, 408 Academy Rd,
474-2333, or 3-1650 Kenaston Blvd, 284-4247, www.tiberriver.ca.
Home for the Holidays: The Garden Room, 444 Academy Rd, 487-1151, www.gardenroomshop.com. U.N. Luggage, 175 McDermot Ave, 943-1068, www.unluggage.mb.ca. Edward Carriere, 162 Spence St, 987-6441,www.edwardcarriere.com. The Bra Bar and Panterie, 554 Des Meurons, 231-3487, or Unit J-1765 Kenaston Blvd, 487-3487, www.thebrabar.com. Lone Star Harley-Davidson, 231 Oak Point Rd, 633-2453, www.lonestarharley.ca. CKW Handbags, Unit 104-147 Provencher Blvd, 233-3327, www.ckwhandbags.ca. Kite and Kaboodle, Johnston Terminal at The Forks, 942-2800. Hanford Drewitt, 354 Broadway, 957-1640, www.hanforddrewitt.com.
Deck the Halls: LoLa Boutique, 11-2090 Corydon Ave, 896-5652. The Garden Room, 444 Academy Rd, 487-1151, www.gardenroomshop.com. Desart, 117 Osborne St, 284-0823. Small Indulgence, 105-1700 Corydon Ave, 487-2040. Five Small Rooms, 1857-B Grant Ave, 488-8099, www.fivesmallrooms.com. The Green Scene, 245 Lilac St, 475-8054. Glitz Gallery, 586 Academy Rd, 487-3444, www.glitzgallery.com.
Toyland: Toad Hall Toys, 54 Arthur St, 956-2195, www.toadhalltoys.com. McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Shopping Centre,
475-0483, www.mcnallyrobinson.com. A Child’s Place, Grant Park Shopping Centre, 284-7633, or St. Vital Shopping Centre, 257-5289, www.achildsplace.biz. Wonderful World of Sheepskin, 250 Dufferin Ave, 586-8097, www.worldofsheepskin.com. Glitz Gallery, 586 Academy Rd, 487-3444, www.glitzgallery.com. Desart, 117 Osborne St, 284-0823. Five Small Rooms, 1857-B Grant Ave, 488-8099, www.fivesmallrooms.com. Lux for Sprouts, 1735 Corydon Ave, 1-877-589-8889, www.luxforsprouts.com. Kite and Kaboodle, Johnston
Terminal at The Forks, 942-2800. Mordens’ of Winnipeg, 674 Sargent Ave, 783-4551.
Silver and Gold: The Bra Bar and Panterie, 554 Des Meurons, 231-3487, or Unit J-1765 Kenaston Blvd, 487-3487, www.thebrabar.com. Bejeweled Accessories, 545 Academy Rd, 489-1933. Dimitra’s Jewellery, 1700 Corydon Ave, 477-4653, www.dimitrasjewellery.com. LoLa
Boutique, 11-2090 Corydon Ave, 896-5652. Small Indulgence, 105-1700 Corydon Ave, 487-2040. Shakti, 194-B Osborne St, 415-3338. Diamond Gallery, 1-1735 Corydon Ave, 488-9813, www.diamond-gallery.com. CKW Handbags, Unit 104-147 Provencher Blvd, 233-3327, www.ckwhandbags.ca. Total Wrapture Day Spa, Unit N-2255 Ness Ave, 837-9727, www.totalwrapture.ca. Birks, 191 Lombard Ave, 786-7468, www.birks.com. Silver Lotus, 111 Osborne St, 452-3648, http://silverlotus.tngsecure.com. Five Small Rooms, 1857-B Grant Ave, 488-8099, www.fivesmallrooms.com.
Baby, It's Cold Outside: Bejeweled Accessories, 545 Academy Rd, 489-1933. Peppertree Fashions, 123-C Scurfield Blvd, 837-2435.
Wonderful World of Sheepskin, 250 Dufferin Ave, 586-8097, www.worldofsheepskin.com. Boes, Polo Park Shopping Centre, 775-6646, or St. Vital Shopping Centre, 255-2955. The Garden Room, 444 Academy Rd, 487-1151, www.gardenroomshop.com. Lavish Lamb, 471-0694, www.lavishlamb.ca. Diva Lingerie, Grant Park Shopping Centre, 452-1802. Urban Barn, 1-1594 Regent Ave W, 663-7656, or 7-1585 Kenaston Blvd, 489-9753, or 1430 Ellice Ave, 452-2102, www.urbanbarn.com. Chestnut Lane Boutique, 568 Academy Rd, 487-1681. Vittorio Rossi Clothiers, 1730 Corydon Ave, 489-1001, www.vittoriorossiclothiers.ca. Harley-Davidson Winnipeg, 1377 Niakwa Rd E, 254-3974, www.harleydavidsonwinnipeg.ca. Cornelia Bean, 417 Academy Rd, 489-5460, www.corneliabean.com. DeLuca’s Specialty Foods, 950 Portage Ave, 774-7617, www.deluca.ca. McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Shopping Centre, 475-0483, www.mcnallyrobinson.com. Black Pearl Coffee, 460 Dufferin Ave, 586-3989, www.blackpearlcoffee.ca.