This December marks the 40th annual One of a Kind Christmas Show. Returning to the Exhibition Place in Toronto, over 800 hand picked makers, artisans and designers from all across Canada joined together for 11 days of inspired shopping. This show has become a long-standing tradition in Toronto where Canadians join together to find unique and locally made and produced gifts for the holiday season. Vendors sell a wide array of items that include home décor, artisanal food, fashion, jewelry, natural beauty products, toys and visual art. Here are my top picks for unique, one of kind gifts for the holiday season!
Make sure you tell that special someone how much you love them with these beautifully hand painted cards from Made in Brockton Village. Creating playful and artistic text and images on cards, calendars and invitations printed and made of 100% recycled paper, these hand-painted designs are the perfect way to show how much you care.
Using a unique screen-printing technique to imprint on 1mm thick wood, Unik Printshop has created a one of a kind organic decorative piece of art. With no two pieces of wood being exactly the same, this year’s collection is artfully inspired by Canadian traditions. Available in a variety of sizes, they look absolutely beautiful framed.
The lovely ladies at Cassis Monna & Filles have whipped a delicious line of liquors, wines, salad dressings, wine jellies, jams, mustards and other fine delicacies made from harvested black currents from recipes developed from a long standing family tradition. These delicious treats are the perfect finishing touch on any holiday meal.
From dangly earrings, to bangles and bracelets to statement necklaces and more; the handcrafted jewellery from MoonRox is perfect for women of all ages. These fashionable and whimsical pieces are bound to please any lady this holiday season and have her sparkle into the new year.
Sip some warm eggnog or your favorite coffee under the Christmas tree this year in one of Greg Voisin Pottery’s artisan mugs. These painted pottery pieces offer a variety of sketched images on a pastel painted mug. Available in a variety of unique shapes, colours and prints, no two mugs will be exactly alike, but they will all look perfect together.
Sold at Lo Well’s boutique on Saint-Laurent in Montreal, RACHEL F’s fashion forward designs mix premium furs with high quality natural and synthetic materials to create statement pieces for both men and women. These are the perfect accessories to help you brave the Canadian winter as they are both stylish and incredibly warm.
Creating handmade body treats from fresh and natural ingredients, Froosh is committed to making reasonably priceed, deliciously smelling, vegetarian body products. From soaks to scrubs to body butters to sprays, Froosh has everything you need to turn your home into a spa and pamper yourself.
Cardinal Handmade has infused skills in woodworking, graphic design, illustration and music together to create exquisitely crafted objects for the home. Offering a variety of locally inspired pillows, wall arts and wooden pieces, you are bound to find something beautiful and unexpected.
Creating versatile and adjustable dresses out of beautiful printed material for girls and well-crafted garments and separates for boys, Redfish Kids Clothes are made with love and attention to detail and are perfect for that special little someone on your list this year. With dresses that alter and change as your kids grow, these timeless styles are have a ribbon at the back that cinches and loosens to adjust to allow the dresses to be worn for years to come.
The One of a Kind Show has expanded their retail platform house a wide range of artisans online. For more information about the One of a Kind Show, visit their online shop here: http://oneofakindonlineshop.com/