Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stuff this: great gift ideas for stockings!

I'm not one of those TV-types that tries to pretend that I'm all poised and perfect.  In fact, I'll have you know that in my glorious days as a youth, I found many-an-onion (or three) stuffed into my fireside stocking at Xmas.  Can't believe it?  I know...I look like such an angel too...(wink wink).  Nothing says Xmas morn' disappointment like racing down a flight of stairs on the 25th, sleep in your eyes, joy in your heart, pep in your step, only to discover half the produce aisle wedged into your stocking: onions, clementines, an apple, lettuce (I never said my family was normal).  This year, whether you're the primary stocking stuffer for the family or simply looking to stuff some stuff in a single stocking (say that 10 times fast),  I beg you to keep your hands out of the crisper and get a little more creative - after all, sometimes the stocking is the best part of Xmas morning!!  As featured on CTV's Canada AM, here are some really fun, festive, pretty and practical gift ideas that will at the very least, land you under someone's mistletoe this holiday season:

Click here to see all of the great stocking stuffers...including a $93,000 diamond ring from Tiffany!

Here is what we featured:

180S Unisex Vail Fur Ear Warmers, $30
The Vail ear warmers feature a soft faux fur outer shell and inner liner that provide warmth and comfort on cold winter days. Patented behind-the-head design fits comfortably over your ears and allows them to be worn with other headwear, glasses, and head protection. Adjustable click-to-fit frames ensure an easy, comfortable fit on a wide variety of head sizes. They also collapse for easy storage in bag, purse or briefcase.
Pretty Parfait
Limited Edition Makeup Kit
Pretty please, with sugar on top?!
Indulge in the ultimate beauty gift…our bestselling problem-solvers together in one  brilliant set! Give the gift of long lashes, naturally full brows and a flawless smoother-than-smooth complexion. Bundled up in an adorable collectible tin, this gift is toots sweet!
set includes:
they're real!
gimme brow in light/medium
stay don't stray in light/medium
the POREfessional mini size
Sugarglam Fairies
Limited edition set for lashes, lips & face
We’re “fairy” sweet on you!
This sexy gift for lashes, lips and complexion contains our bestselling they’re real! lengthening mascara, the POREfessional primer, bronzing powder and a famous tint. All “housed” together in a collectible, reusable Sweet Shoppe tin, it’s perfect to give…and get!
set includes:
they're real!
the POREfessional
benetint medium size
It’s a blushin’ blockbuster!
For the FIRST-TIME EVER, our famous box o’ powders are all together in one cheeky sweet spot. To top it all off, it also comes with watt’s up!, our delicate champagne sheer highlighter. Follow the easy Tips and Tricks to look blushin’ beautiful this holiday!
kit includes:
bella bamba
watt’s up
LADY S from Racinne
The advanced Korean biotechnology skincare company – has launched the Lady S At-Home Spa Device.
Unlike anything on the market, this portable micro-lifting device stimulates circulation, soften fine lines, tones skin, sculpts facial features and enhances skin’s absorption of serums and creams. Travel friend too – you can charge it using a USB plug!
The Lady S retails for $199.99 and is available across the country at www.racinne.ca
and will be available in Shoppers Drug Mart in 2015
Batiste – Dry shampoo
For the beauty-crazed and fashionistas in your life, the entire Batiste collection of dry shampoos make the ultimate stocking stuffer for the hair lover in your life (and the bottles look so on trend)
Sonia Kashuk 10-piece All That Jazz Brush Set
These professional quality brushes have been dressed up with stylish black handles caged in gold ribbed details, and ivory bristles to add a sophisticated touch to your beauty routine. The ultimate holiday gift, perfect for creating festive holiday looks. *Target exclusive
Hope in a Jar & Purity Cleanser Ornaments by Philosophy
an inspiring yet festive way to share the gift of great skin this holiday with these cute ornament sets from philosophy featuring two award winning skin care products suitable for all skin types (also serves as great Secret Santa gifts)

The Body Shop Absinthe Manicure & Moisture Duo
Give the gift of happy hands! Our purifying hand cream nurtures nails as well as hands - perfect for grooming on the go.
•This gift sends a child to class.
•Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream 30ml
•Nail File
The Body Shop Crackled Ceramic Oil Burner
BEST IF YOU WANT TO: Fragrance a room in an instant. Simple and stylish, the understated elegance of handmade ceramic works with any decor.
How it works:
The flame of a tea light (not included) gently heats the oil to scent your surroundings.
The Body Shop Olive Beauty Bag
Make someone feel beautiful from head to toe with our olive oil bath and body products. Filled with fresh olive scented treats, this sweet set makes for an ideal gift. With organic Community Fair Trade olive oil from Italy.
•  This gift sends a child to class.
•  Olive Shower Gel 60 ml
•  Olive Body Butter 50 ml
•  Olive Body Scrub 50 ml
•  Green Mini Crinkle Bath Lily
Satsuma Treats Gift Cube
Treat someone to a little bit of sunshine this festive season. This cute cube of mini bath and body treats is scented with juicy satsuma. Perfect Gift Finder →
•This gift sends a child to class. Learn more →
• Satsuma Shower Gel 60 ml
• Satsuma Body Puree 60 ml
• Orange Mini Crinkle Bath Lily
• An $11 value!
Tweezerman Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files
Perfect size files for girls on the go – just pop into your pocket or purse to nail any chips, snags or breaks on the spot
$5 at Sephora
Tweezerman Petite Tweeze Set
Set features the famous Slant and Point Tweezers in a smaller size. Matched with a fashionable leather case, this miniature set is perfect for purse and travel. 
$33 at Rexall
Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit
Keep your brows looking perfect any time, anywhere with this convenient, travel sized brow essentials kit. Fits any makeup bag or purse for quick touch ups on the go. Kit includes: Mini Slant Tweezer, Mini Browmousse, Mini Brow Brush, Mini Eyenhance Brow Highlighter, and a stylish travel case.
$32 at tweezerman.ca
Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit
A portable trio of Tweezerman’s top stainless steel nail care essentials for a quick fix anytime your nails hit a snag. The petite, travel-friendly set includes three tools for complete nail care. 
$25 at tweezerman.ca
Tweezerman Fashion Chic Zebra Mini Slant Tweezer and Mirror
A mini version of Tweezerman’s award winning, world famous slant tweezer; the zebra print texture creates an easy to hold, no-slip grip to help you grab every hair, every time. This pocket mirror is convenient and on trend all in one tiny package; perfect for tweezing on the go or mid day makeup touchups.
(no link)
$25 at Shoppers Drug Mart
eBay Holiday Collective
eBay and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are collaborating with six leading designers to offer the Holiday Collective: an inspired collection of giftable tech accessories, including these customized portable power packs.
LOFT Zipped Pouches
Travex® Connect Travel Wallet
The Original Outdoor Outfitter®
Lightweight, low-profile travel wallet is designed for when you need frequent access to cards and cash. Durable ripstop nylon construction. Interior organization for credit cards, ID, and money.
•100% ripstop nylon
•Large enough to hold passport
•Zip closure keeps contents secure
•Simple, adjustable cord strap
•6"H x 4.5"W x 1"D
Women's Camp Socks (Grey)
Keep your feet toasty warm this winter with these retro-styled Camp socks exclusively available at Sporting Life. With a classic look, these socks are perfect to pair with almost any outfit, including those PJs for days you'd rather not head outside.
Various shoe clips
Kikkerland - Mini bag toss 
Love Bamboo Coaster Set
Joseph Nogucci, $21
These trendy coasters are made of solid carbonized bamboo with a 7mm cork base, ensuring that no beverage ever touches your table. Set includes 6 pieces (L, O, V and E with 2 blank coasters); 10 cm in width x 10cm in height x 1cm in depth.
Albee Touch Screen Glove, $15
If you are frustrated with having to remove your gloves to answer a call or respond to a text message, then these gloves are for you. No more cold fingers and short responses, now you can press buttons on your touch screen without the cold and the hassle.

Glider Glove Unisex Urban Style Touchscreen Gloves $25.00
Glider Gloves are the warmest touch screen compatible gloves for men and women. Made with a blend of conductive materials, now you can enjoy amazing touch response along your entire hand and all 10 fingers. With best in-class accuracy and precision, your frozen fingers will warm up to the idea of touch, tap, text, pinch, and glide!
Café Travel Mug – Metallic Polka Dots
by Indigo
Our new travel mug is a little whimsical, a whole lot beautiful, with shimmering platinum polka dots against a crisp white ground. The white silicone lid removes for easy cleaning. 8-oz. capacity. 3.5” diameter, 5.25” high. Porcelain. Dishwasher safe. Available only at Indigo.
Café Travel Mug – Metallic Stripes
by Indigo
Our new travel mug is a little whimsical, a whole lot beautiful, with shimmering platinum stripes and a chic platinum base. The white silicone lid removes for easy cleaning. 8-oz. capacity. 3.5” diameter, 5.25” high. Porcelain. Dishwasher safe. Available only at Indigo.
Founded in the summer of 2013, the Toronto-based brand has quickly become one
of the fastest growing and most popular sock brands and can be found in more than 3,000 marque and specialty retailers throughout North America, as well online at
Yo Sox boasts a large selection of humorous novelty and bold graphic patterned designs for men, women and most recently, kids. Each sock is exceptionally crafted in Turkish compact cotton with a touch of elastane for all day comfort and reinforced heels and toes for long lasting wear.
Yo Sox designs have been spotted on the famous feet of Adrien Brody, Daniel Radcliffe, Shannon Tweed, Emily Hampshire and George Stroumboulopoulos, to name a few, as well as on some of the biggest names in sports including Joffrey Lupul and Donovan Bailey. In October 2014, Yo Sox announced a new collaboration with Toronto FC star, Dwayne De Rosario, to design an exclusive collection with proceeds benefiting the icon’s DeRo United Foundation.
The first-ever Yo Sox Holiday Pop-Up Shop is located at 567 Queen St. West in Toronto and will be open from November 19 – December 22. Yo Sox also offers a unique online sockscription service that delivers a new pair of Yo Sox to your door every month for a year! Beyond the holiday pop-up initiative and Yo Sox’s online offerings, the brand has created a limited edition gift boxed collection exclusively available at the Hudson’s Bay locations across Canada during the holiday season.
The entire Yo Sox collection (including limited edition holiday styles) is available online for all Canadians at yo–sox.com. Yo Sox also recently launched a KIDS line, offering fashionable socks for even the tiniest of toes.
Men’s Skin Care Gift Pack
Rebels Refinery, $39
This manly 3-piece gift package contains Advanced Clear Skin Facial Cleanser (100ml), Advanced Clear Skin Facial Scrub (100ml) and Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer (100ml). Kit comes in burlap sack printed with soya bean ink.
Kikkerland - 4 in 1 pen tool
Kikkerland - Old and wise pen, set of 2
Are you or someone you know getting much older? This humorous yet stylish set of pens resembling wooden walking sticks is exactly the type of gift necessary for a 50th birthday party gag or simply to add to your collection of novelty pens. Being over the hill can be done in style.
DIME – Green
We took the standard keychain multi-tool and made it better. In addition to stainless steel pliers, wire cutters, a fine edge blade, spring-loaded scissors, flathead screwdriver, crosshead driver, tweezers and file, the Dime includes a unique blade designed to safely cut and score plastic packaging and a bottle opener that is exposed even when the tool is closed. Compact and lightweight, the Dime is the most valuable change you'll find in your pocket.
LED Illuminating Bands
Visibility is vital when biking or walking at night. When activated, the LED in these bands illuminates with a continuous or flashing red light. Each has a durable weatherproof nylon cover with a highly reflective spider-web pattern.
The clip-on marker (7-3/4" long) has a D-ring and a double-gate carabiner that can fasten to a backpack or jacket zipper for use as a beacon.
The bracelet (13-3/4" long) can be worn by simply slapping it against your wrist or ankle; the strip instantly curls back on itself, wrapping around the limb and holding firmly. The inner plastic spring strip is easily straightened by pressing both ends.
Each includes a replaceable long-life battery with a run time of approximately 100 hours.
Clip-On LED Illuminating Marker, $12.50
LED Illuminating Bracelet, $12.50
Replacement Batteries, pkg. of 2, $2.20
Chestnut Tools® Portable Electronic Scale
This compact, accurate, and highly functional scale has features such as automatic shut-down, tare weight, display lock and audible feedback.
It excels at weighing food in the kitchen, produce at the grocery store, or the one that didn't get away on a fishing trip. It can even save money by weighing luggage to avoid overweight charges.
The scale weighs in units of kilograms, pounds or ounces, and can convert between units. It is accurate to 1% for loads above 1kg (2.2 lb). Accuracy drops to 4% for loads between 0.25kg (0.55 lb) and 1kg (2.2 lb). Holds a maximum of 40kg (88 lb).

Comes with loop straps for weighing awkward objects such as luggage.
LED USB lamp, black, white
You can easily direct the light where you want it because the lamp arm is adjustable.
Ikea - $3.99
Tweezerman GEAR Essential Grooming Kit
Packed in a convenient, sturdy leather travel case, this men’s grooming kit is full of precise, reliable top grade stainless steel tools. Kit includes Nail Clipper, Scissors, Stainless Steel Tweezer, Multi-Use Nail Tool.
$32 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Klean Kanteen Classic Bottles
18oz classic - $18.00 w/ a sport cap
16oz Vacuum insulated with a café cap - $27.95
Loop cap - $5.95
Klean Kanteen Classic Bottles in a 27oz, 40oz and 64oz version. The Classic bottle is the perfect hydration companion, not only are they stylish, but they keep you healthy and help offset the epidemic of single-use containers one bottle at a time. These also come with interchangeable cap options
Kikkerland Gentleman’s Ice Cube Tray
Made from 100% silicone and dishwasher safe
Kitsch Women’s Golden Goddess Hair Ties
You'll be glowing in golden goodness in this five piece hair tie set consisting of gold glitter, gold chain print, raw silk, tan and chestnut.
Ski Key 2 Lock
Ski Key Systems offers peace of mind plus convenience to skiers & snowboarders. Ski Key offers a quick and affordable solution for locking skis and snowboard at your favourite ski area.
Hot Shots Handwarmers
This handy travel pack makes sure You're set for a whole weekend. With six pairs in each box you can stick one in each boot and glove and pocket or you can share them with your cold friends. Each, separately wrapped, handwarmer lasts about ten hours after opening. Use only as directed.
Mini Hottieswww.sportinglife.ca

Hickies Eslastic Lacing System
Cats & Dawgs Bowtie Collars
For those formal occasions where a plain old collar simply won’t do., dress up your pet with our stylish holiday tie. He’ll be the most dapper critter in the room, guaranteed! Woof. (Or meow).
3 scoops o’ sexy
Scoop up this sexy gift and get 3 gift sets in 1 with individually packaged sets of full size hydrating lip balms and complementing tints. It’s one for you…two for me!
Set contains
-       Lollibalm & lollitint
-       Posieblam & posietint
-       Benebalm & benetint
-       $50
Enchanting Eyes – Eyeshadow Palettes:
Fairy lights are twinkling, music is filling the air and the mistletoe awaits… so get on your
glad rags, glitter up and dance the night away! Our enchanting Winter Trend 2014 Collection will help you sparkle through the season!
Enchanting Eyes Eye Shadow Palettes: (1) Dolly Pastels and (2) Frosted Pastels (SRP: $20) Dazzle with glistening colours inspired by frosty winter walks in the park, with 2 pastel palettes in collectible Christmas jumper designs.
Rudolph Snow Land
Insert characters into the snow to create your own personal Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® SNOWLAND. With fluffy snow that expands to over 100x its original volume when you add water and lasts for weeks, when it’s too cold to play outside, you can keep warm indoors with your own winter wonderland. To rehydrate, just add more water. 7.5" x 5.5" x 2.5".
Paint Your Own Gingerbread Man
by NPW
The perfect after school craft, this Paint Your Own Gingerbread Man is a fun way to add a little personal touch to your holiday decor. It also makes an endearing gift for the youngsters to pass along to their favourite family members! Set includes: 2 paint brushes, 6 paints, 1 wooden gingerbread man, and 1 instructional manual. 4" x 4" x 8".
Rubiks Cube
250 million Rubik's 3x3 Cube puzzles have been sold making it the best selling puzzle or game invented in the last 200 years! This is the smoothest turning Cube with the highest quality labels ever produced. The ultimate brain teaser - billions of combinations.
Balsa Glider Kit
This is the original glider you recall from childhood, still made in Massachusetts by the same firm that developed them in the 1950s, and just as much fun as you remember. It has the same nostalgic look of a '50s-era jet fighter and, as always, comes as a five-piece kit of die-cut balsa parts that press-fit together in seconds (no glue or tools needed). With a little practice, you can make it perform a high "loop-the-loop" maneuver before gliding horizontally for a surprising distance.
11-1/2" long with a 12" wingspan, this classic toy is a thrill for almost any age.
And yes, they are just as fragile as you remember – they won't last forever, but at this price, it's impossible not to get your money's worth (just be sure to order at least one for yourself!).
Made in USA.
Balsa Glider Kit - $3.00 / $2.40
Book Darts
These paper-thin, 1" long bronze markers slide onto the page and securely stay in place.
They are perfect for use as non-slipping bookmarks that can even be positioned to point to a specific line. Unobtrusive and indefinitely reusable, they eliminate the need for bent corners, paper clips, underlining, highlighting, sticky papers, etc.
A good-quality item that is ideal for anyone doing research, they are popular with students, lawyers, executives, research assistants, voracious readers, etc. Tin of 50 markers.
Made in USA.
Acorn Radio & Speaker
Shea-Infused Lounge Socks
Looking foxy! These super cute fox socks are sure to keep your feet soft and toasty. Super-soft inner layer is infused with rich, hydrating Shea Butter to provide continuous moisture for up to 25 washes.
•Non-skid bottom. One-size fits most.
Twisted Peppermint Gift set
Ecocube Xmas Tree
Add 30ml of water to soil initially, and an additional 30ml every few days to keep moist. As with any plant, be sure not to over-water. Keep in a sunlit area and your Ecocube should start sprouting within 2 weeks.
Tired of being out of fresh lavender? Keep your kitchen permanently stocked with this stylish eco-friendly wood planter! Already filled with seed and fertilizer, just add water and there you have it, fresh herbs. For greener living all-year-round, when the plant for the cube becomes too large, you can set the complete Ecocube in a pot with soil and the wooden cube will compost and act as fertilizer for the plant.
3" wooden cube.
Plush Bookmark - Elf
by Andrews + Blaine Ltd
Our Plush Bookmarks from Andrews + Blaine are a quirky and adorable way to hold your place. Handcrafted and featuring a handful of charming details, they’re great stockings stuffers for bookworms of all ages! Measures approximately 3” x 7.25”.
Carabiner LED Light
This convenient small light clips easily to a zipper, backpack or key chain, so it's always on hand when you need it. Visible from a distance, the bright LED makes an ideal safety light for walking at night, providing a soft, diffused light that can be set to glow continuously or flash. You can even attach it to a dog collar to help keep your pet visible in the dark.
The 1-1/4" diameter soft polymer housing is water resistant to withstand adverse weather, and has a stainless-steel carabiner clip. Two replaceable long-life lithium batteries included. Available in white, red, blue or green.
BugLit LED Micro-FlashlightThis is a flashlight with a twist. For hands-free use, its four flexible steel wire legs can be formed into hang hooks or wrapped around an object such as a tent pole, a branch or even a wrist. The legs keep the desired shape while the tough no-slip sheathing grips well for a secure hold, ensuring you can aim the light exactly where you need it.
The bright LED operates on high, low or flash mode, running on two 3V lithium button-cell batteries (included), good for about 22 hours on the low setting. The removable carabiner lets you hang the light from a backpack, zipper or keychain. Body is about 1-3/4" long overall. Available in three colors.
Swedish FireSteel
An excellent emergency tool, this Swedish firesteel is impervious to water. It can be used in any weather condition, producing exceptionally hot, long-burning sparks.
Good for about 3000 strikes, it will light any thin, dry, combustible material (e.g., paper, grass, fine wood shavings).
At 3" long overall, it weighs approximately 1 oz, and comes with a short nylon lanyard and a stainless-steel striker blade with a built-in safety whistle.
Christian Lacroix Jigsaw Puzzle
$38 – www.holtrenfrew

Hanky Panky sets
$88 & $46 - www.holtrenfrew
Jonathan Adler Bottle Stoppers
$28 - www.holtrenfrew
Paul Smith for Movember mittens
Ruby + Ed Slipeprs
$80 - www.holtrenfrew
MoMA M&Co Paperweight
$48 - www.holtrenfrew
Jonathan Adler playing cards
$90 - www.holtrenfrew
Fortnum & Mason tea
$18, $20 & $40 - www.holtrenfrew

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Slippers: The xmas gift with heart and "sole"

Slippers - let's face it, have always suffered from a bad reputation.  They're like the minivans of footwear.  Comfy, roomy, practical and typically, not so stylish.  Rarely has anyone every bragged about owning them, let alone showed them off outside of the home...until now!!  All hail the new generation of fashion footwear - slippers for indoors and (gasp!) out!!  Today's tootsies deserve luxe pampering and I've found some fashionable faves for all types of feet.  From high-end socially-conscious brands like Canada's own Manitobah Mukluks (disclaimer: I own them, love them, wear them, want them!!), to affordable little booties you can heat up to warm and soothe even the bluest of trembling toes after an afternoon on the toboggan hill.  Don't forget to treat your feet this holiday season - after all, they've been traipsed around the malls, jammed into stilettos, forced to march across hard flooring, and basically ignored for far too long!!!  Best of all, traditional, classic mukluks and moccasins are mainstream fashion once again - so don't even think about banishing them to the bedside!! 

Click here to watch my segment on Canada AM!

Ugg Women’s Scuffette II - $98
The standard in stylish luxury, the Scuffette II features cozy suede, lined with supple sheepskin-for light, breathable warmth. A cork-infused rubber outsole provides indoor durability and the padded comfort at the foundation of UGG®.
Natural and synthetic durable outsole for improved traction and wear over time.
Firm, resilient cork/natural latex base gives your feet the support they need.
Ugg Women’s Dakota Moccasin - $125
Featuring color-saturated suedes with leather-lace detailing, the Dakota marries moccasin-inspired styling and iconic UGG® comfort features. A sumptuously soft lining lends breathable warmth, while a molded-rubber outsole delivers whisperweight durability for the perfect indoor/outdoor, all-day slipper.
Natural and synthetic durable outsole for improved traction and wear over time.
“Sleepy” Slippers (Black and Cohiba)
Leather sleepers with sheepskin fur inside. Round toe. Black RUDSAK signature rubber sole.
Upper: 100% Leather
Lining: 100% Leather and sheepskin
Sole: 100% rubber
Available at rudsak.com & Rudsak locations, $85

Foxy Lady – Super Soft slippers
Fashion meets comfort! Keep your feet toasty warm with ultra-plush microfiber slippers. These super-soft, adorable foxes feature non-skid grips that spell out "Foxy Lady" for a flirty finish!
•L fits 8-10 shoe size
•Non-skid bottom
Bath & BodyWorks, $16.50
Women’s pink and leopard print slippers - $9.99 each
Men's grey moccasin slippers - $12.99
Men’s buffalo plaid slippers - $19.99
Women’s pink Aztec print slippers - $14.99
Women’s grey bootie slippers - $19.99
Women's Boiled Wool Mule Slippers
Tailored, comfy, and warm
Warm and cozy slippers in lightweight, easy to wear boiled wool, made from knitted wool that's gently boiled to create a uniquely dense, soft, felted fabric.  It's a bit of a tailored look on a super comfortable slipper.  The outsole features separated rubber pods at the heel and front to add slip resistance, traction, and durability without making them stiff.  Incredibly soft microsueded polyester covers a foam cushioned footbed for incredibly comfortable wear, whether you're relaxing, walking, or standing.  Contrasting trim around the opening accents the style.  100% boiled wool.  Imported.
•Boiled wool is warm without feeling heavy
•Rubber outsole is separated for traction and flexibility
•Foam cushioning
•Footbed is ultra-soft microsueded fabric
Lands’ End - $59
Kanada Moccasin (tan) - $79

Tall Classic Mukluk (navy) - $299
Harvester Grain Moccasin - $129
Deerskin Moccasin - $119
Kanada Moccasin (grey) - $79
Harvester Grain Moccasin (white) - $129
There are several ways in which Manitobah contributes to Aboriginal communities;

  • CAHRD - The Center for Aboriginal Human Resource Development: on an ongoing basis Manitobah partners with CAHRD to provide an annual education bursary that supports an Aboriginal student to attend a post-secondary institution. Manitobah has also hired individuals through CAHRD to work in-house with the brand.
  • The Storyboot Project: This not-for-profit project aims to revive the traditional art form of mukluk-making by creating partnerships with elders and artisans who create mukluks and moccasins the traditional way. These artisans hand-make a limited collection called Storyboots which are sold through Manitobah and its retailers including Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew's The H Project. For every Storyboot sold, the artist receives 100% of the proceeds.
  • The Storyboot School: A new initiative launched this year, whereby Aboriginal youth are given the opportunity to learn the traditional art form of mukluk-making from Aboriginal artisans. Here is a link to a video about The Storyboot School: http://bit.ly/1nbVj4U. It it's inaugural year, Aboriginal artisans have invested more than 1,600 hours teaching over 80 Aboriginal youth the intricate and detailed traditional art of mukluk-making.
  • Walk With Us Program: For each registered pair of mukluks or moccasins bought, $1 is donated to either CAHRD or The Storyboot Project. The consumer can decide where that dollar is allocated. Every pair is eligible to be registered, to register visit http://www.manitobah.ca/
Hot Booties™ Microwavable Slippers
Treat your feet to long-lasting heat with Hot Booties™.
Bed Bath & Beyond, $19.99
Faux Shearling Reading Socks — Holly Berry
One-up the chill factor and treat your feet to the warmth of the season with our latest collection of Reading Socks designed in a soft cable knit with a plush shearling lining. An after work delight, we highly recommend pairing it with a cup of tea and a selection from this month’s must-read list. 100% acrylic. Hand wash cold. Lay flat to dry. 20.5” x 8”. Indigo, $34.50
Slippers, assorted colors assorted sizes
Wool is soil-repellent and durable. Read more
Size12x12 " 
Ikea, $9.99
Slippers, assorted patterns
Lightweight slippers keep your feet cozy and warm.
Ikea, $14.99
Purple Slipper - $89.95
Limegreen Slipper - $89.95
Petrol shoe - $89.95
Charcoal shoe - $89.95
*Links don’t exist for these colours
Red ankle shoe - $99.95
Glerups are also available at more than 600 retailers in Canada.
Ruby & Ed slippers - $80
Ruby & Ed booties - $105
Newborn socks - $7.99
Disney Girl’s Frozen slippers - $12.99
Disney Boy’s Cars 3D slippers - $16.99
Xhilaration Kid’s furry bootie slippers - $16.99
Joe FreshBaby Boys’ Pre-Walking Leather Footlets - $12

Baby Girls’ Pre-Walking Leather Footlets - $12
Ulla + Viggo
The moccasins are from Etsy shop ulla + viggo, made in Winnipeg
•Ballet flats: $25
•maroon/oxblood moccasins: $30
•red and black plaid lace up booties: $35
•caramel Mocc boots: $38
•the mocassins: $36
Would also be great to mention that Etsy has gift cards for last minute gift idea.
About Etsy
•Etsy is a global online marketplace where shoppers can browse handmade and vintage items from around the world.
•Etsy has a fantastic local search option so you can support makers from your local community.