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Holiday Gift Ideas For Girls

Every publication out there has their version of "gifts to get" right now. I find them quite handy because it's getting harder every year to find something interesting for the people on your list. For those of you looking for some home grown gifts, this list has 100% Canadian content and mainly from local Torontonians.

Bennie and Olive Ipod Case
Bennie and Olive, known for her tongue in cheek Canadiana inspired accessories decided to make her version of an ipod case. Cases are made to look like books, all covers are actual pulp fiction cases from the 50's to the 70's and the inside cover has an old fashion library card case. Fits 20G and 40G ipods.

Triggered Response Bath Lotions And Room Sprays
With hilarious names like "Good People Do Bad Things Sometimes" and "Self Love Is Better Than Prime Time T.V" you simply can't go wrong. Oh, and they smell really, really good too.

Foxy Originals Jewelry
Nothing like a little inexpensive bling to get you in the holiday season. Every year, this duo keeps coming up with cuter and cuter things to make your outfits complete.

Melissa Beth Designs Laptop Cases
We all have laptops now and really, who wants to carry it in a boring, black case when you can carry it in a fashionable tweed one? Bags are not just for laptops but can also be used to tout books or other office gear.

Wish: Market To Table Cookbook
I've been a fan of Wish Magazine since the very beginning and they've just released a cookbook with all the recipes that has been featured in their magazine in their inaugral year. Beautiful food styling and simple, delicious recipes, it's a great gift for any on your list who love to cook.

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Sweetness In The Belly by Camilla Gibb
A wonderfully emotive novel about one woman's quest for love and understanding while living in a racially and religiously diverse world.

Esthero CD Wikked Lil Girls
Long awaited since her 1998 debut, Breathe From Another, this album manages to relive her ethereal mix of hip hop, jazz and soul. A really great, easy listen.

Knitting Lessons From Romni Wools
Knitting is still the hot thing to do among fashionable girls and if you're anything like me, you're still probably knitting scarves. This store is said to have the largest selection of yarn in all of Canada. Combined with supremely competent staff and easy lessons, you can't help but be inspired to knit more that just one little scarf.

Pampering by Polish Beauty Bar
People often forget that the best way to deal with the stress of the holidays is to be pampered. Go for a mini manicure and a pedicure to make the winter blahs go away.

Note Cards By Pantry Press
Pantry Press still makes cards the old fashion way by using a letterpress. It makes for very elegantly simple stationary. It's great to have blank or custom made cards to send as "Thank You" for all the wonderful things you'll receive this season.


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