GIFT GIVING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Bluenotes Tee for Kids Help Phone
“Buy a tee, help a kid.” Get a Bluenotes tee designed in collaboration with seven of Canada’s musical artists. 100% of the proceeds of the tee support Kids Help Phone and the fight against bullying. Artists who collaborated on the tee include Simple Plan, Lights, Hedley, Kardinal Offishall, Alyssa Reid, Walk Off the Earth, and the Gregory Brothers. The tee is inspired by pop star, Cyndia Lauper’s song “True Colors”. The featured musical artists recorded a remake the “True Colors” song which is available for purchase through iTunes with proceeds going to Kids Help Phone. The tees are only $10 and are available for a limited time at all 120 Bluenotes locations across Canada or go to bluenotes.ca to purchase online.
Wildlife Adoption in support of WWF
Who wouldn’t love to adopt an at-risk wildlife species in support of the World Wildlife Fund as a gift? We think the Giant Panda would be perfect. Click here to check out the WWF store and all the selection of adorable stuffed animals. Most importantly, you’ll be supporting WWF’s conservation efforts and you’ll also get an applicable tax receipt.
Traditional mattresses have used metal springs or memory foam. With metal springs pressure points can be uncomfortable. With traditional memory foam you get support but a lack of airflow leading to overheating and humidity. Octaspring features a springs made of memory foam to try to achieve the best of both springs and memory foam. Just launched in Canada, who couldn’t use a better mattress, or if that’s not a practical gift, how about starting with a pair of Octaspring pillows to try out the same comfort technology that is used in their mattresses. You can get them from SleepCountry. To learn more visit octaspring.ca
Anchor bracelets from Fitzroy Boutique right here in downtown Toronto. Only $22.
TTC Token Cufflinks
Here’s something original! What’s more Torontonian than cufflinks featuring vintage TTC tokens? Check them out on Etsy (via Torontoist).
Bulgari Octo Maserati Special Edition
If money were no object, consider this incredibly intricate collaboration between Roman watch-and-jewelry Bulgari and Modena-based high-end sports car maker, Maserati. The Bulgari OCTO Maserati Special Edition timepiece which retails for $32,000. It features a sapphire caseback bearing the Maserati trident emblem. It’s a sporty 45 mm timepiece with several intriguing complications including a jumping hour with the hour displayed at the window at 12 o’clock. At the unorthodox 6 o’clock position is the Bulgari calibre GG 7800, a manufacture movement from the brand’s Swiss workshop in Le Sentier. The advantage of this configuration is that the hour indicator is never obscured. The calfskin strap is inspired by Maserati’s car seat upholstery. The dial resembles the Maserati radiator grille. Ask our friends at Bandiera Jewellers for a closer look at this magnificent timepiece.