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Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 90 of the best presents money can buy

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 90 of the best presents money can buy


Holiday Gift Guide 2011

By Fraser Abe, Karolyne Ellacott, Kevin Naulls and Mark Teo | Photography by Carlo Mendoza

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we’ve tackled the ever-difficult task of narrowing down a list of items that would be perfect for the men, women and children in your life. We find it is always a big to-do finding that special something for the wine snob who likes to aerate his or her wine, but we’ve got it covered, and to spare moms, dads, uncles, aunts and friends from waiting in line for this year’s Tickle Me Elmo, we’ve found some cool options for rug rats that won’t break down and send a greedy child into a tantrum. Check out the 90 presents that make up our 2011 ultimate holiday gift guide »

Cord chair, $1,000
Streetcar onesie, $20
OHSO travel toothbrush, $20
Wrench bottle opener, $28
Coloured turtle lights, $3.75
Nike Free Run +2 sneakers, $125
Olympus E-P3 camera, $900
Jacks, $7
Black spiked cuff, $185
Eames Hangitall dot rack, $197
Wild hibiscus flower in syrup (for booze), $10
Hand-carved deer head, $750
Double-walled mulled wine decanter, $42.50
Barbour and To Ki To shoreman jacket, $989
Blomus wine foil cutter, $14
Holiday Gift Guide 2011
Rancilio Silvia espresso maker and tamper, $750 and $95
Suburbs Blocks puzzle, $28
Urbanears Plattan headphones, $60
Pendleton cape, $349
Stackable bangles, $15–$22
Flensted mobile, $49
Organic hand soaps, $8
Bumpercrop Goods jarred preserves, $10-$12
Kumaris cashmere travel blanket, $425
Hansa plush bear, $125
Hito necklace, $95
Cat and beard egg cups, $20 each
Pantherella cashmere socks, $75
Baccarat spin whisky decanter, $695
I Miss the Old Blue Jays plate, $92.93
Siglo humidor, $450
Toy tea set, $37
Vertibot windup toy, $12
Phonophone iPhone dock, $600
Stackable milk-bottle measuring cups, $28
Ninjabread men, $12
Out of Sight book, $22
Juice glasses, $30
Lamy Safari pens, $40 each
Hansa plush squirrel and lamb, $7 and $30
Holt Renfrew private label sweaters, $395 each
Owl timer, $21
Collared vases, $28–$38
Credo wine and baguette bag, $9
Bois d’Ombrie fragrance, $150
Salomon BBR 7.9 skis, $800
Proenza Schouler PS1, $1,595
Henrik Vibskov scarf, $395
Philip Lim muffler, $410
Moshi Moshi handset for iPhone, $40
Nooka Zen-H watch, $298
Crumpled maps, $20
Nord Electro 3 synth keyboard, $2,225
Custom Le Labo fragrances, $147 for 50 mL and $225 for 100 mL
Hattie the elephant, $140
Ath Iron Horse train set, $180
Karim Rashid gaia candleholder, $217
Golden playing cards, $22
Barbour Beaufort jacket, $475
Dino hoodie, $45
Ontario ash toboggan, $199
Printed tea towels, $25 each
Victorinox USB key and watch, $52–$325
Toronto politician puppets, $18
Mouse in a box, $35
Odd Bits cookbook, $40
Maxx and Unicorn bi-fold wallet, $90
Polaris Prize posters, $20 each
Little Marc Jacobs dress, $348
Mink teddy bear, $225
Cupcake hair clip, $10
Hockey cufflinks, $80 for a pair
City Blocks puzzle, $28
Vintage Leafs jersey, $225
Clef du Vin wine ager, $125
Stainless steel drinking straw, $3.50
Toy owls, $29
Bear toys, $65
Philip Sparks tuxedo shirt, $295
Mr. Suicide tub stopper, $34
Offal cookbook, $40
Leather iPad case, $200
Konsuke HD Gyuoto 210 knife, $215
Red fox fur chapka, $695
Head scratcher, $6
Davidoff grooming kit, $50
Toy tool set, $37
Butcher’s apron, $25
Billy notebook, $145
Pelt rug, $190

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