Twenty unmissable gifts at the Christmas 2015 One of a Kind Show

Twenty unmissable gifts at the Christmas 2015 One of a Kind Show

Starting next Thursday, November 26, shoppers can once again head to the Ex for handmade crafts, delicious snacks and tons of yuletide spirit. This year’s One of a Kind fest features an unprecedented number of artisans and designers (800, to be exact). It can get a little nuts, so we handpicked our favourite finds—including stunning jewellery, home products and cool kids’ toys—to help bring some method to the madness. Here, 20 slam-dunk Christmas gifts.

Toronto brand Lovefresh makes beautifully packaged all-natural deodorants that actually work. $24. Lovefresh.com

This practical backpack and weekend bag are made in Montreal from durable cotton and vegetable-tanned leather. $215, $160. Matumtl.com

BC-based artist Sophia SoHyun Kim’s clay tumblers are inspired by oak, birch and pine tree textures in the Pacific Northwest. $18–$32. Sophiaclayart.com

Butter tart fans will love this kitschy spin on the dessert, from Winnipeg bakery Shut Ur Pie Hole. $8–$12. Shuturpiehole.ca

Sin Kim’s stunning statement necklace is made out of quartz and 10-karot yellow gold. $3,250. Sinkimjewellery.com

This fuzzy mohair throw is hand-woven and hand-dyed in Haliburton. $500. Wheweavers.ca

Vancouver-based ceramicist Haejin Lee crafts salt and pepper shakers that resemble mini vases. $35 each. Haejinlee-ceramics.com

Kids will love that they’re actually allowed (and encouraged) to colour on this organic cotton dress, which comes with a set of washable markers. $54. Coleur-moi.ca

A convenient way to secure sharp knives? This magnetic cherry wood strip, from Quebec label Beau Grain. $64. Beaugrain.ca

The rock in this Cinderella Garbage ring is actually made from compressed recycled trash. The band is yellow gold. $440. Cinderellagarbage.com

Designer Dani Ortman hand-weaves intricately patterned organic cotton scarves from her studio in Manitoulin Island. $175–$450. Daniortman.com

A great gift for grown-up Lego fans: gold chrome cufflinks from Vancouver brand Nostalgic Links. $33. Nostalgliclinks.com

Each espresso cup by Quebec-based artist Marie-Claude Girarde comes with a warped square saucer. $30. Mcgirard.com

Toronto label Sartoria upcycles extremely cozy bras out of cashmere and merino wool sweaters. $64. Sartoria.com

Bubynoa uses vintage fabrics and hypoallergenic stuffing to create these unique dolls. $175–$185. Bubynoa.com

Any amateur horticulturalist will appreciate this hanging planter, crafted in Montreal out of ceramic and recycled leather. $95. Creations.li

Guelph-based Bridge Home Décor’s lap rugs are hand-woven with merino wool for an ultra-soft lounging experience. $500. Facebook.com

Smells Like Canada’s new line of national park–based aromatherapy candles come in scents like Algonquin Park (balsam fir) and Kootenay Park (cedarwood). $35 each. Smellslikecanada.com

Miloshka uses laser-cutting techniques to craft playful children’s decor, like this safari-themed nightlight. $70. Facebook.com

This Elisa C-Rossow vest is handmade in Montreal from lamb leather and tightly woven gabardine wool. $489. Elisa-c-rossow.com

$13. November 26–December 6. Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., oneofakindshow.com