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5 Hot Shops for Christmas Gifts Galore

Shop this season's top picks for those who made the nice list.

Edward Carriere

Pair shopping with pampering at upscale salon and spa Edward Carriere. A hidden gem for sought-after scents, this boutique beauty parlour boasts shelves lined with intoxicating perfume and candles by Parisian fragrance house Diptyque, sitting prettily next to luxury bath care.

Humboldt's Legacy

Shop lavish Turkish towels and vibrant, one-of-a-kind Indian sari blankets (like Julia Roberts did!) at eco-friendly shop Humboldt’s Legacy. Sure to please the sustainably-minded aesthete on your list.

Little Tree Hugger Bath, Body & Boutique

Every piece has a story at Little Tree Hugger Bath Body & Boutique, an emporium of Manitoba artisans’ designs. Inimitable silver coin pendants by Awestruck Jewelry are inspired by history and hand-minted by an archaeologist.

Five Small Rooms

For the person who has everything, the beautiful, carefully chosen wares for kitchen and home from Five Small Rooms are sure to charm. Pick up a whimsical “gurgle pot” – the irresistible fish-shaped vessels come in an array of colours and sizes, and make great flower vases.

CMHR Boutique

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights Boutique stocks ethical and sustainable giftware. Artful mugs with a message make perfect presents. Who doesn’t want a side of wisdom with their morning caffeine hit?