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bring a bit of ot­tawa home with you

Where Ottawa - - CONTENTS -

Sou­venirs and gifts you’ll love

1 Lis­Ten up

The ul­ti­mate head­phones by V-Moda are also a per­fect travel com­pan­ion: they fold into a small hard-shell case and prom­ise the best in sound qual­ity and de­sign. $450. Long and McQuade, 1193 Hunt Club Rd. or 66 Hearst Way, long-mcquade.com

2 MinT condiTion

The sesqui­cen­ten­nial coin set was de­vel­oped in a demo­cratic way — via a con­test that saw over one mil­lion votes cast. The five-piece set in­cludes the world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin! $20. Royal Cana­dian Mint, 320 Sus­sex Dr., mint.ca

3 cozy up This comfy coat will make you ready to em­brace the cooler climes of au­tumn. Its neu­tral colour com­ple­ments vi­brant ac­ces­sories, and the prac­ti­cal fea­tures — full zip, two front pock­ets, cuffed sleeves — will make it a wardrobe es­sen­tial. $10. H&M, Rideau Cen­tre, 50 Rideau St. or Bayshore Shop­ping Cen­tre, 100 Bayshore Dr., hm.com

4 on The Go

This mes­sen­ger bag was made us­ing an­cient tan­ning prac­tices and sus­tain­able tea bark ex­tracts. And be­cause it’s from Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages you can rest as­sured that the peo­ple who made it re­ceived a fair price for their work. $169. Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages, 371 Rich­mond Rd., ten­t­hou­sandvil­lages.ca

5 on The side The name says it all: when you have beer, you want snacks. Sweet, salty, and in­ter­na­tion­ally-in­spired, this Ot­tawa startup of­fers the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment for beer (prefer­ably craft, of course) and other fizzy drinks. $7-$10. Pot & Pantry, 244 El­gin St., beer­snacks.ca

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