GIFTS & GOOD READS

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THE GIFTED TYPE The Gifted

Type goes well be­yond glossy print prod­ucts. It’s home to the city’s largest se­lec­tion of mag­a­zines, daily and weekly news­pa­pers, and jour­nals from across Canada and abroad. But the store also houses an ex­cel­lent col­lec­tion of cards, nov­elty items, chil­dren’s toys and other small gifts. Open daily, 7am to 10pm. 254 El­gin St., 613-233-9651, Map 4 E5 thegift­ed­type.bou­tiquewin­dow.com

BOO­GIE & BIRDIE The goods at boo­gie in­clude ev­ery­thing from rare, lo­cal jew­elry, bath and body prod­ucts, fash­ion items, baby clothes and chil­dren’s toys, can­dles and Turkish tow­els. 256 El­gin St., 613232-2473, Map 4 E5 thegift­ed­type. bou­tiquewin­dow.com

HOME & GAR­DEN

THE MOD­ERN SHOP Mod­ern ac­ces­sories, light­ing and fur­ni­ture are avail­able from brands such as Mu­uto, Jonathan Adler, Foscarini, Hay and Moder­nica. Check out their web­site to see their over 20,000 prod­ucts. Free ship­ping on or­ders over $99. Open daily; hours change sea­son­ally. See web­site for info. 541 Sus­sex Dr., 877748-0387. Map 4 F3 the­mod­ern­shop.ca

MA CUI­SINE A wide va­ri­ety of res­tau­rant-style kitchen gad­gets and cook­ware are on of­fer at this shop, along with glass­ware, uten­sils, linens, cook­books, and spe­cialty items. 269 Dal­housie St., 613-789-9225, Map 4 G3 macuisi­neot­tawa.ca

SHOP­PING CENTRES

BYWARD MAR­KET SQUARE This his­toric land­mark has over a dozen pur­vey­ors of fine foods, in­clud­ing a French bak­ery, a bagel shop, and cafés that serve a va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional cuisines. Also on site are bou­tiques that spe­cial­ize in fine crafts, many made by Cana­dian ar­ti­sans. Open daily. 55 ByWard Mar­ket Sq. Map 4 F3 by­ward­mar­ket­square.com

RIDEAU CEN­TRE Lo­cated one block east of Par­lia­ment Hill and ad­ja­cent to the Shaw Cen­tre and The Westin Ot­tawa Ho­tel, CF Rideau Cen­tre is home to over 160 stores in­clud­ing Nord­strom, Si­mons, Harry Rosen and An­thro­polo­gie. Other na­tional chain stores and lo­cally owned shops of­fer ap­parel, footwear, gifts, and sou­venirs. Large food court and LCBO on site. 50 Rideau St., 613-236-6565. Map 4 F4 rideau­cen­tre.com

ST. LAU­RENT SHOP­PING CEN­TRE This east-cen­tral shop­ping cen­tre has over 200 shops and ser­vices, in­clud­ing The Bay, Toys’R’Us, and Roots, as well as many other na­tional chains. 1200

St. Lau­rent Blvd. (at High­way 417), 613-745-6858. Map 5 F2 st­lau­rent­cen­tre.com

SPE­CIALTY SHOPS

WICKED WANDA’S This adult em­po­rium sells qual­ity toys and lin­gerie de­signed and made in Canada, cus­tom leather prod­ucts, fetish ac­ces­sories, and more. Friendly staff make shop­ping a com­fort­able, in­for­ma­tive ex­pe­ri­ence. 327 Bank

St., 613-820-6032. Map 4 D6 wicked­wan­das.ca

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