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This year, give the gift of a one-of-a-kind cutting board made in Strathmore, a stone diffuser or a magnetic hourglass.

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Cutting Board by Reid’s Woodworks

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Made by Reid’s Woodworks in Strathmore, this one-of-a-kind cutting board features cherry, maple, walnut and purple heart woods. $90, at Ninth and Brick.

1312B 9 Ave. S.E., ninthandbrick.com

 

Textured Pottery Mugs by Connie Cooper

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Textured pottery mugs by Connie Cooper, $34 each, at Alberta Craft Gallery Calgary.

cSpace King Edward, 1721 29 Ave. S.W., 587-391-0129, albertacraft.ab.ca

 

Trullo Conical-Lid Table Container

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The Trullo conical-lid table container by Kartell is inspired by the distinctive houses found in Alberobello in the south of Italy. $215, at Robert Sweep.

808 16 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8525,  robertsweep.com

 

DubTub Bath Board

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Forget Calgon, let DubTub take you away! This bath board is made in Calgary from reclaimed wood and will hold a tablet, two tea lights and a wine glass. Plus, the company plants a tree for every DubTub sold. $75 at The Raven’s Room.

108, 908 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-7283, theravensroom.ca

 

Stone Diffuser and Peppermint Essential Oil

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Stone diffuser made by Vancouver company Vitruvi, $119, and peppermint essential oil, $15, both at Fieldstudy.

102, 1812 4 St. S.W., 587-356-2134, fieldstudyshop.com

 

Cheeseboard

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With three cheese forks stored underneath the marble top, this 10-inch cheeseboard is the perfect hostess gift. $47 at Nordstrom.

CF Chinook Centre, 587-291-2000, nordstrom.com

 

Plant Pal Shelf Sitter

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Plant Pal Shelf Sitter, also available in Zen pose, $69 at Metro Element (plants sold separately).

1221 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-257-7588, metroelement.com

 

Brushed-Finish Polished Brass Vase

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Brushed-finish polished brass vase designed by Kaschkasch, $166, at Dwell Modern.

701 11 Ave. S.W., 403-508-9980, dwellmodern.ca

 

Exto Electric Cord

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The Exto electric cord by Conway Electric is as stylish as it is functional, with dual-power and dual-USB ports. $160, at Recess.

1323 9 Ave. S.E., 587-433-4226, recessshop.ca

 

Kikkerland Magnetic Hourglass

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Literally hours of fun watching magnetic filings make stalagmite formations with the Kikkerland Magnetic Hourglass. $22, at Indigo.

Multiple locations, chapters.indigo.ca

 

Bürstenhaus Redecker Dustpan and Hand Brush

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For the design-minded tidy person, a dustpan and hand brush, German-made by Bürstenhaus Redecker. $26 and $38, respectively, at Guildhall.

1222 9 Ave. S.E., 403-454-4399, guildhallhome.com

This article appears in the December 2019 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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