You can't go wrong with these beauties.
Individually made and designed by Vancouver sculptor Lynn Falconer, these design-art objects can be used as a wall hook, jewelry holder or decorative piece.
Created as part of Falconer’s clay studies of burlesque dancers, Physical Attachments were inspired by compositions she created observing the poses of dancers Lars, Lola, Ginger, Rose and Pearl – $188. Falconerart.com
Dreamy Trudeau sweatshirt
“Mr. Trudeau, our country welcomes you as... sorry, where was I? Sorry, it seems I got lost in the glow of your sparkling blue eyes and perfectly placed hair.”
That description from Shelfies pretty much sums up our nation’s crush on our new prime minister.
Get in on the ($60) Trudeaumania at shelfies.com.
Holiday by Haas
Renowned chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas is tying a bright red bow on the holiday season this year by stuffing Santa’s sleigh full of a new assortment of delicious Christmas-themed treats and confections.
For 2015, Haas’ new signature creations include the Tannenbaum Chocolate Tree, featuring a contemporary chocolate evergreen decorated with handmade chocolates, truffles and caramelized nuts, and Santa in the Chimney.
Gifts priced between $39 and $199. For a complete list of Haas’ Christmas collection visit thomashaas.com.
Choupette kitten ring
This ($30) kitten ring is a signature piece from Vancouver-based Foe and Dear, which specializes in handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Designer Katherine Huie created Foe and Dear in a tiny, apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during the summer of 2009, but has since relocated to Vancouver. Foeanddear.com
First Nations jewelry
The Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 Hastings St., has a great collection of hand-crafted jewelry for sale at prices lower than you’ll find downtown.
The centre is hosting a craft sale Nov. 22, offering jewelry, clothing and crafts. Vafcs.org
This set of headphones from FRENDS is straight out of its Baublebar collection, where no amount of bedazzling is too much.
FRENDS launched in 2011, with aspirations to connect a personal style with everyday life by offering fashionable electronic accessories. Their most popular items are the decorative cap sets, which can be switched out depending on your mood or what you’re wearing.
The cap sets start at $40 US. Available online at wearefrends.com or at 3057 Granville St.
Lumio Book Lamp
When shut, Lumio masquerades as an elegant hardcover book bound in lasercut wood.
When opened, it magically transforms into a sculptural light illuminated by a high-performing LED.
Lumio’s minimalist, compact form allows for maximum portability and since its diaphanous, pleated interior is made of hard-wearing and water-resistant Tyvek.
This innovative lamp is equally at home bedside, at a backyard barbeque or on the go. Its leather hanging strap enables the lightweight Lumio to be suspended, offering ambient light akin to a lustrous paper lantern.
The $190 US Lumio Book Lamp is featured in the Kickstarter@MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Store collaboration and was brought to life by 5,276 backers on Kickstarter. Momastore.org.
“I Swear This is Water” flask
Each flask in the NPW (No Problem Whatsoever) collection is small enough to place discretely in your purse or pocket, making it the ideal accessory for that family dinner you just can’t avoid.
NPW also sells the Extra Shot Coffee Mug, a mug complete with a tiny holder for a mini flask for those tough days at the office.
About $20 each. Available at Some Hudson’s Bay locations or online at NPWgifts.com.
Front & Company has earbuds sure to please the most discerning woman.
Besides unicorns, look for the Fast Food, Weapons and beaded versions — $16. Shop in person at 3772 Main St. or online at frontandcompany.com.