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