The ultimate 2016 holiday gift guide

Bowie Mug

$22

Artist Kate Beaton’s Ziggy Stardust–emblazoned cup is just extraterrestrial enough for early mornings. Topatoco.com.

Wooden Coffee Scoops

$30

each. Hamilton woodworking shop Bellowing Timber handcrafts these stout, curvy scoops. Bellowingtimber.com.

Sugar Bowl and Creamer Set

$40

Bodum’s sleek serving vessels complement the brand’s classic French press. The Green Beanery, 565 Bloor St. W., greenbeanery.ca.

The Grill of the Future

$7,000

Pellet BBQs are all the rage for a reason—they’re fast, easy to use and seriously good looking. The Bob Grillson model is also controlled by its own smartphone app. Appliance Love, 950 Dupont St., 416-516-9500, Appliancelove.com.

Folksy Bowls

$10.70

each. Instagram-worthy dishes for a breakfast smoothie bowl (or not-so-virtuous helping of ice cream). Westelm.com.

Wooden Toy Donuts

$3.50

each. The faux powdered rounds from Erzi would pass for the real deal in a Timmy’s display case. Ava’s Appletree, 870 Kingston Rd., 416-515-0808, avasappletree.ca.

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Limited Release Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

$20.95

A perfect addition to your holiday party, this big, bold coastal California wine is aged in Bourbon Whisky Barrels and pairs well with strong cheeses, charcuterie boards, and hearty, winter-friendly pasta dishes. Lcbo.com.

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Entourage Sparkling Brut

$24.95

Toast to the season with this crisp, buttery Ontario sparkler—great with oysters on the half shell. Lcbo.com.

Inniskillin Sparkling Vidal Icewine

$79.95

Bubbles add a novel effervescence to Inniskillin’s world-renowned icewine. Lcbo.com.

Spiced rum (in a bottle worth keeping)

$44.95

This cold weather-ready spiced sipper comes in a ceramic bottle you’ll want to keep after the last drop has been drunk. Krakenrum.com.

Sparkling water on demand

$199.99

With three fizz-levels and an easy-to-use push-button design, sugar-free bubbly bevvies have never been so accessible. Sodastream.ca.

Chef-made pet food

$65

Tom&Sawyer makes real food for four-legged friends that's as tasty as it is nutritious, delivered right to your door. This meal and treat pack for dogs includes the seasonally appropriate “Pawliday Gobbler” Turkey dinner. Tom&Sawyer, 1247 Queen St. E., 647-247-3212, tomandsawyer.com.

Theatre subscription

$45

and up. Tarragon Theatre’s holiday packages—ranging from single-play gift packs to four-play subscriptions—will satisfy any tier of theatre-lover. Tarragontheatre.com.

Sweet Treats

$185

The Sweet Danger gift basket from Pusateri’s contains peppermint hot chocolate, salted caramel shortbread and enough chocolate to satisfy even the strongest of cravings. Pusateri's, 1539 Avenue Rd., 416-785-9100, pusateris.com.

Museum-inspired cufflinks

$159

These stainless steel cufflinks, which come in a luxe velvet and leather box, are inspired by the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., 416-646-4677 ext. 7805, shop.agakhanmuseum.org.

An easy-on-the-eyes e-reader

$129.99

This lightweight e-reader has a 6" Carta E Ink touchscreen that displays an easy-on-the-eyes, print-on-paper look, so you can comfortably read for hours. Kobo.com.

Honeycomb pendant

$225

Ten per cent of sales of this sweet pendant go towards the honey bee research centre at the University of Guelph. Maisonbirks.com.

A pair of pearly studs

$750

These 18 karat gold stud earrings with a mother of pearl middle were inspired by the hexagons found in beehives.   Maisonbirks.com.

Old Montreal-inspired pendant

$575

The design on this pendant is inspired by the patterned ceiling of the first Birks boutique in Old Montreal. Maisonbirks.com.

A classic timepiece

$295

The distressed leather strap adds a contemporary look to this classic men’s watch, which comes with free engraving. Maisonbirks.com.

American oak-aged whiskey

$39.95

Ireland’s most iconic whiskey, Powers Gold Label is triple distilled and matured in American oak casks, resulting in a complex spice and honeyed experience. Lcbo.com.

A mysterious single malt

$199.90

Try your hand at decoding the flavour profile of this mysterious, limited-release single malt: no tasting notes, cask information or age statement. A true test of the senses. Lcbo.com.

An old-school sipper

$44.95

A tribute to the first drops of Jameson whiskey, Jameson Crested is a vivid blend of Pot Still and grain whiskies – full bodied, rich and complex. Lcbo.com.

Retro Fridge

$3,000

SMEG’s retro-chic kitchen appliances come in a Crayola box of colours and have become cult faves. Thebay.com.

REAL JERK HOT SAUCE

$3

each. Bring some of the heat of Drake and Rihanna’s steamy “Work” video into your kitchen. Thebay.com.

Ice Cream Candle

$11

The best thing about this retro-cone candle: it melts just like real ice cream. Easy Tiger, 1477 Dundas St. W., 647-748-6161, easytigergoods.com.

Bobbette and Belle's Cookbook

$35

The venerable Toronto bake shop’s first cookbook looks (almost) good enough to eat. Amazon.ca.

Pepper Grinders

$100

This Danish-designed set comes with pepper­corns from Cambodia, which were introduced to Canada by a Toronto couple. Drompepper.com.

Bone-handled bar set

$79

A bottle opener, jigger and corkscrew that will bring old-school style to any home bar cart. BYOB, 972 Queen St. W., 647-727-3600., cocktailemporium.ca.

Custom Saya

$75

and up. Mississauga firefighter Tom McLean makes these sayas—or knife sheaths—from scratch. Jamie Oliver has a few of his custom pieces Sharpandshinyshop.com.

Face Wash

$46

Youth to the People’s cleanser lets you have your kale and wash your face with it, too. Jacob and Sebastian, 622 Queen St. W., jacobandsebastian.com.

Drinks: A User's Guide

$24

Toronto cocktail writer Adam McDowell’s how-to book features tips on sipping in style. Chapters.indigo.ca.

Chef-Approved Meatshare

$99

and up. This meat share—run by the chefs at Richmond Station—divvies up a side of beef (plus pork and chicken, when available) among 15 happy carnivores. Westsidebeef.com.

Hand-Painted Ceramic Plate

$70

Artist Laura McKibbon paints rustic scenes, like this log cabin, onto vintage Hycroft dinnerware. Lauramckibbon.com.

Phillips Automatic Pasta Maker

$300

Aziz Ansari’s Emmy-winning Master of None used homemade pasta as a major plot device. This machine will dazzle guests without much elbow grease. Bestbuy.ca.

Vegan Soap

$7.95

and up. Buck Naked’s cruelty-free bars come in lavender-rosemary, cranberry-mint and avocado, among other delicious scents. Bucknakedsoapcompany.com.

Fossil x Me to We Watch

$175

These fair-trade beaded watch bands are handmade by skilled tradeswomen in Kenya. Shop.metowe.com.

Cool Clutch

$508

Mola Sasa’s bags are crafted from traditional fabrics, which are handmade by artisans in Colombia. Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W., 416-922-2333., holtrenfrew.com.

Waste-Free Tee

$44

Nudnik’s stuff is reconstructed from old sweaters and T-shirts that would otherwise end up in landfills. Nudniktoronto.com.

A very patriotic jacket

$170

Four dollars from every Peace Collective purchase—including this bomber—goes toward Breakfast for Learning, which provides morning meals for kids in need. Peace Collective, 131 Ossington Ave., 416-546-5877, peace-collective.com.

Earth-friendly boots

$165

Cool, designed-in-Vancouver kicks from Native Shoes are made from BPA-free plastics and no animal by-products. Nativeshoes.com.

Buzzing Bees

$35

Donating toward Plan Canada’s honeybee program gives a family in need a beehive, which is a sustainable source of income. Plancanada.ca.

Brass and Unity bracelet

$599

and up. A portion of the proceeds from these bracelets—which are designed by a Canadian Forces vet and have been spotted on celebs like Channing Tatum—supports Wounded Warriors Canada. Brassandunity.com.

SAVE A BIRD

$25

and up. A donation to the Canadian Peregrine Foundation comes with a very official certificate of adoption. Peregrine-foundation.ca.

Custom charcuterie stand

$100

This mini-display is made from salvaged timber, so no two pieces are alike. Canadian Salvaged Timber, 442 Dufferin St., Unit J, 416-530-1333, canadiansalvagedtimber.ca.

RETRO KEYTAR

$980

Here’s the perfect gift for lovers of A Flock of Seagulls and Ryan Gosling wannabes—the Canuck heartthrob played one of these in the buzzy TIFF film La La Land. Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W, 416-593-8888, .

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS BY EDWARD BURTYNSKY

$92

The esteemed Canadian shooter’s landscape photography is as striking as ever in his 2016 coffee-table tome. Chapters.indigo.ca.

HAND-CAST BOWL

$32

Artist Stephen Lindsay lines these concrete bowls in silver, gold or copper. Urbanproduct.ca.

WOOD AND GLASS BUBBLER

$275

For the stylish stoner, this pipe-bong hybrid from Marley Natural is made from sustainable walnut. Tokyo Smoke, 850B Adelaide St. W., 647-348-6596, tokyosmoke.com.

THE CHIEFTAINS CHAIR

$17,980

Finn Juhl’s design is made to order and takes a couple of months to make, so it won’t be under the tree. But trust us: it’s worth the wait. Mjölk, 2959 Dundas St. W., 416-551-9853, mjolk.ca.

Canadian-made sparklers

$6,900

Sophie sported a pair of earrings from this Canadian designer during the state visit to Washington in March. Jdj-jewellery.com.

DIY STOP-MOTION ANIMATION KIT

$35

This set comes with clay and four backgrounds, and uses a smartphone app to help filmmakers-in-training flex their creative muscles. Amazon.com.

HIGH PARK CAPYBARAS POSTER

$24

Local artist Nicole Burton’s tribute to everyone’s favourite rodents-on-the-run is as 2016 as it gets. Squareup.com.

KAYTRANADA’S 99.9% ON VINYL

$30

The Haitian-Canadian’s debut album, with its buzzy, electro-tinged hip-hop bangers, won this year’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. Fatbeats.com.

Travel Shave Kit

$279

This kit includes a real badger-hair brush and a leather case that was hand-stitched in Italy. King's Crown, 2901 Bayview Ave., 647-348-1774, kingscrown1774.com.

SELFIE ILLUMINATOR

$50

and up Kim Kardashian is obsessed with the Lumee smartphone case, which has a forward-facing set of lights. Lumee.com.

OCULUS RIFT HEADSET

$849

The Cadillac of VR gaming devices. Bestbuy.com.

Moleskine LiveScribe

$249

This notebook can be paired with the Bluetooth-enabled Livescribe smartpen (sold separately) to instantly digitize sketches. Store.moleskine.com.

3-D PRINTING WORKSHOP

$50

and up Loved ones will learn the basics of 3-D printing, and can take home their own designs (like these 3-D printed air plant holders). Makelab.ca.

stylish HEADPHONES

$400

With their leather detailing and gold tint, Sennheiser’s Momentum 2 headphones are perfect for music-loving aesthetes. En-us.sennheiser.com.

hair dryer of the future

$500

The Dyson Supersonic has three speeds and four temperatures— and looks seriously sci-fi. Dysoncanada.ca.

TESLA MODEL 3

$46,755

The most affordable Tesla yet is only available for pre-order (and there’s a limit of two per customer). Tesla.com.

SOYLENT COFFIEST

$48.50

per month, and up. A superefficient meal-replacement drink and caffeine boost all in one. Soylent.com.

CUSTOM CYCLE

Varies

Toronto’s Mariposa builds bikes—from city cruisers to track racers—to your specifications. Mariposabicycles.ca.

SUSPENSION YOGA GIFT CARD

$25

and up. The Flying Yogi is Canada’s first studio teaching suspension yoga, otherwise known as aerial yoga. The Flying Yogi, 007-245 Carlaw Ave., 647-993-9644, theflyingyogi.ca.

PUMA IGNITE

$174

Homegrown R&B star The Weeknd sports these kicks in Puma’s latest ad campaign. Ca.puma.com.

HERSCHEL SUPPLY DUFFEL

$150

A classic nylon shoulder bag that’ll work as well for the gym as for a weekend away. Sporting Life, 2665 Yonge St., 416-485-1611, sportinglife.ca.

The Great One’s tell-all

$35

Wayne Gretzky’s memoir, released this fall, coincides with the NHL’s 99th anniversary. Chapters.indigo.ca.

HOCKEY flask

$38

The Drake General Store’s insulated vessel mimics the colours of rinkside boards. Drakegeneralstore.ca.

EPSOM SALTS

$18

These made-in-Toronto salts are perfect for a post-gym soak. Reallygreatgoods.com.

TEAM TORONTO TEA TOWEL

$20

Artist Avril Loreti’s homage to the Leafs is more a showpiece than a func­tional item. Brika, 642 Queen St. W., brika.com.

KEVIN PILLAR’S SOCKS

$11.95

The Blue Jays centre fielder designed this capsule collection with Yo Sox earlier this year. Yo-sox.ca.

WATERROWER CLASSIC

$2,221

Help someone blow off steam, House of Cards–style, with a solid walnut, hand-finished rowing machine. Waterrower.com.

Cat-lovers' subscription service

$29.95

and up. This subscription service delivers artisanal feline luxuries, including treats, toys and apparel, once a month. Thewhiskerbox.com.

Grass in a box

$27

and up. Pooch Patch is a square of real grass in a box that dog owners short on outdoor space can put on their balcony or patio (it's great for pups with mobility issues, too). Poochpatch.ca.

Top banana plate

$16

Donna Wilson's melamine plate is as cute as it is practical. Hopson Grace, 1120 Yonge St., 416-926-1120, hopsongrace.com.

Doggy bow-tie (and collar)

$25

This tartan tie—and adjustable cotton shirt collar—will have Fido looking dapper for the holidays Miloclothing.com.

Bird-print scarf

$15

Perfect for accessory-lovers and amateur ornithologists alike Simons.ca.

Deer totem puzzle

$33.95

This 3-D model works well as an art piece, or a plaything for tots Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6648, shop2.ago.net.

Whimsical colouring book

$22.50

Part colouring book, part adventure narrative, all fun Chapters.indigo.ca.

Fancy flatscreen

$3999.99

and up. Considered the best TV that money can buy, LG's splurge-worthy OLED 4K televisions deliver crisp, vibrant colours and impeccable, lifelike image quality even at wide angles. Lg.com.

KWAF x Toronto Life Discovery Pack

$85

Crammed with artisanal, locally made potent potables (and some chocolate, just because). Also included: A one-year subscription to Toronto Life magazine (or a one-year extension, if you're already a subscriber). Kwaf.ca.

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Toronto Life's December Foodie Box

$18.95

A package chock full of zesty artisanal finds from local makers, put together with help from FoodiePages. Foodiepages.ca.