In The Market


CONTEST ALERT! Find out what’s in store for you at one of Calgary’s best and beloved gift markets this holiday season (or online, if you’re not in YYC). Plus, enter to win a Loyal Loot Log Bowl!


For The Happy Couple

Personalized Cutting Board

CONTEST ALERT! For the last day of my blog’s fifth year anniversary I’m celebrating love, marriage, and giving away a $100 Breakaway Experiences gift card!

Clean Cut

na Coille Studios Reclaimed Wooden Cutting Board

Celebrate this Earth Day with an eco chic gift idea – beautiful cutting boards made from reclaimed wood from the Ottawa Valley.

Ever Green

theUncommon Green Street Map Tumblers

CONTEST ALERT! I’ve got an ‘evergreen’ gift source for you – theUncommonGreen, a unique, sustainably-focused brand that creates beautiful barware and serveware. Plus I’m giving away a $150 shopping spree to one lucky winner!

Knock On Wood

Knock On Wood

Take one part ethically harvested walnut, mix it with some talented Canadian artisans, and you’ve got today’s gift idea, care of OnOurTable.

The Future Looks Cheesy

the future looks cheesy

What It Is: A crafty cheese board that replicates your favourite slumber party Ouija game, replete with four serving utensils for slicing and dicing up cheese and other assorted sundries. This isn’t the biggest of all cheese boards, I’ll give you that, but it works well for treating guests to an appetizer before the main … Continue reading


Bento Cut & Prep Set

CONTEST ALERT! I’ve got the scoop on Retail News’ Best Gift Idea Award winners in today’s post…plus the chance for you to win every single one of them.

Flash Post: More In Store

More In Store

A perfect gift for the avid chef or kitchen novice – cutting down on trips to the garbage and making clean-up a snap! Plus, it’s all kinds of pretty.

Fish of Plenty

Hostess With The Mostest

CONTEST ALERT! The Retailer Spotlight is shining brightly on Canadian gift shop Orangefish today. Learn about their vast and budget-friendly range of items + win a $50 gift card!

Merry Brittmas!

Greatest Hits from the Canadian Gift Guide

Merry Brittmas to all! If you’ve got a spare moment between opening those CGG-sourced gifts this morning, come check out my 10 greatest hits from the past year + find out how to earn two bonus entries into another contest.

Mother’s Day The Quirky Way


Methinks it’s time I tell you all a little more about Quirky – one of my go-to sources of gifting inspiration over the last few months. Learn all about this interactive product development site, and check out my top 3 picks for Mother’s Day!

Chop Chop


Kitchenware goes chi chi chic with Joseph Joseph’s extensive line of eye-popping kitchen gadgets, including the super stylish and functional ‘Index’ cutting board system.