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Five great Ot­tawa gifts to take home

5 Make It a dou­ble

Look­ing for a per­fect sum­mer sip­per? Try the Flor de Caña Cen­te­nario, a 12-year Nicaraguan rum that is smooth and but­tery with notes of caramel. It’s ideal with a bit of ice — but with notes of vanilla and spice, it can also en­liven a Dark N’ Stormy. $40.30. LCBO, var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, lcbo.com

4 green owl

The Wake­ful Owl is an adorable con­tainer for small herbs or flow­ers. Made in Bangladesh, the white­washed ter­ra­cotta planter rests on a wa­ter-sav­ing dish to keep housed plants moist and happy. $28. Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages, 371 Rich­mond Rd., ten­t­hou­sandvil­lages.ca

3 ev­ery­day carry

This Ot­tawa-made blade is a sharp ac­ces­sory for the rugged ur­ban­ite. Its multi-coloured han­dle is made from re­cy­cled skate­boards, and the sturdy, four-inch knife is pro­tected by a Hor­ween Leather sheath. $150. Maru, maruthe­cir­cle­brand.com

2 beach Time

The bright Greek Key beach towel is 102 by 178 cm, per­fect for spread­ing out on a sum­mer day. With cot­ton velour on one side and terry cloth on the other, this towel is comfy, prac­ti­cal, and lux­u­ri­ous. $147. The Mod­ern Shop, 541 Sus­sex Dr., the­mod­ern­shop.com

1 BEST of The bars

The Cap­i­tal City Tav­erns t-shirt pays homage to Ot­tawa’s old­est wa­ter­ing holes with a play­ful de­sign that con­nects five dive bars to their city. Cre­ated by Wake­field’s Sainte-Cé­cile shop, it comes in six unisex sizes. $39. The Château Lafayette, 42 York St., the­laff.ca

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