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Last-minute gift ideas part 2

The countdown is on and while we should have had pretty much all our boxes by now – a nice little package surprised us today. Inside I was happy to find beautiful little magnets ($14.95 each) from iPop featuring a selection of fun designs including Hamilton’s own illustration husband/wife superduo, Sorry You’re Happy.

We always got asked about carrying cool magnets and only in the last few months have we’ve been able to find ones we liked and that we felt suited the shop. The other line we are carrying, Badge Bomb features some of the best indie illustrators and designers around. We still have a few packs of these super-strong magnets left ($11.95 each).

Another last-minute arrival is this gem from Chronicle Books. The Little Book of Lettering ($28.95 each) is chock full of amazing type design including some stellar work from another local artist and designer, Jamie Lawson.

While we’re talking books – we still have a few of the ultra-cute board books from BabyLit. Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland and Dracula are in-stock ($10.95 each).

Other great gift ideas include: Quo Vadis Habana Journals, No Brow graphic novels and comics, Anthology Magazine, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks, Ecojot journals and cahiers, Stabilo Point 88 fineliners and Lamy Safari fountain pens.

More gifts ideas on Friday!



Last-minute gift ideas part 1

We are now just 5 days away until Christmas Eve and the shop has been bustling with customers in search of unique gifts. We’ve been hustling to make sure there are interesting things to still find on the shelves.

Leading up to last week’s Art Crawl we had sold our last copies of Keri Smith activity books. We are happy to report we got a new shipment of her amazingly creative books and these are always a fun gift idea.

A few other things we restocked up on: Rookie Yearbook Vol. 1, Owlkids Beastly Activity Series, Cuppow mason jar tops, Slingshot 2013 planners and Vapur water bottles.

Another fantastic idea and one of our holiday best sellers has been Matt Jelly‘s neighbourhood maps. We currently have the downtown and west-end ‘hoods framed up and ready to go ($30-$35 each).

2013 Calendars are going quick – but we still have these ones left: Paper Source Watercolour Art, Jacob Rolfe Wall Art, Studio Hinrich Typography Calendar and Smudge Ink Year-at-a-glance Fox Art.

More ideas tomorrow!