Look­ing for some­thing to­tally unique to gift this year? The fun and fas­ci­na­tion starts here

StarMetro Halifax - - SPECIAL FEATURE: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE -

The Guo Pei lim­ited edi­tion doll was pro­duced es­pe­cially for the cur­rent Guo Pei: Cou­ture Be­yond ex­hi­bi­tion at the Van­cou­ver Art Gallery. The Chin­abased fash­ion de­signer is known for her avant-garde sil­hou­ettes com­bin­ing con­tem­po­rary de­sign and ma­te­ri­als with an­cient Chi­nese tra­di­tions and her­itage. The hand cast and hand painted doll is part of an edi­tion of 999. The di­men­sions are

33x15x8 cm, and three wig colours are avail­able. Each doll is pack­aged in an at­trac­tive gift box, and comes with a lim­ited edi­tion cer­tifi­cate and its own dis­play stand. The Guo Pei ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Jan­uary

20, 2019. Guo Pei Doll, $500 at Van­cou­ver Art Gallery or shop­va­nart­gallery.bc.ca. Wrap up a whim­si­cal bal­le­rina or fer­ris wheel mu­sic box kit. The two-in-one kits pro­vide a pretty gift — and an ac­tiv­ity for chil­dren ages 6+ and their DIY par­ents. Each is a sim­ple model-mak­ing kit. The bal­le­rina plays Greensleeves; the fer­ris wheel plays Cas­tle in the Sky. $24.50 each at Lee Val­ley stores and

lee­val­ley.ca. My Cinema Light­box Mini is func­tional and looks great on a desk or end ta­ble. The mini comes with 100 let­ters, num­bers, char­ac­ters and sym­bols and blank tiles. The ac­tual size is 8”x 6”x 15”, it has an LED back­light, and comes with USB cable and a wall mount­ing op­tion. $29.50. Shop on­line or find stores at chap­ters.indigo.ca. Have a friend who’s go­ing south this win­ter? These wide strap flipflops are a won­der­ful way to cel­e­brate Canada. Sport­ing a Cana­dian flag de­sign, they’re bright, fun and com­fort­able. Made of 100 per cent rub­ber so they’re heavy­weight and durable too. $33.80 at zaz­zle.ca.

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