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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.

Assorted natural cream deodorant $24 each by Stacey Davis, Lovefresh

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

Backpack $215 and sports bag $160 by Marie-Anne Miljours, MATU

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

Assorted tumblers $18 to $32 by Sophia Kim, ophiaclayart

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 in a jar $8 to $12 by Heather Daymond, Shut Ur Pie Hole

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

Rutilated quartz necklace in 10k yellow gold $3250 by Sin Kim, Sin Kim Jewellery

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

Mohair throw $500 by Darlene Bolahood and Charles Sylge, Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers

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

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Porcelain salt and pepper shaker $35 each by Hae Jin Lee, Haejin Lee Ceramics

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

June bug tunic dress 1 $54 by Madeleine Bernatchez, Couleur-Moi

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

Magnetic knife holder in cherry wood $64 by Guillaume Gareau-Loyer, Beau Grain

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

Solitary ring in yellow gold $440 by Kimberlee Clarke of Cinderella Garbage

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

Hand-woven scarves in silk and organic cotton $175 to $450 by Dani Ortman

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

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Gold chrome cufflinks $33 by Jennifer Chow, Nostalgic Links

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

Cups and saucers $30 each by Marie-Claude Girard, Marie-Claude Girard

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

Cashmere and merino wool bralette $64 by Sara Torrie, Sartoria

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

Dolls $175-$185 by Mirit Cohen Essel, bubynao

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

Ceramic and recycled leather hanging planter $95 by Rachel Dhawan & Aaron Reaume, Blisscraft & Brazen in collaboration with Wai-Yant Li, Créations Li

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

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Merino Lap Rug from $500 by Tania Bridge, Bridge Home Décor

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

Parks of Canada candle $35 each by by Natalie Gluic, Smells Like CanadaGroup

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

Night light $70 by Kira Varvanina, Miloshka

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

Wool vest with leather $380 and jersey dress $195 by Elisa C-Rossow, Elisa C-Rossow

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

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