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Monday, November 22, 2010

What is the best Christmas gift you have ever received?

I'd love to hear the best Christmas gift you have received. Please leave a comment and I will feature your gift idea in an upcoming post.

Even the gift geek needs some help ;)

Keep on gifting - The Gift Geek

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I didn't think I could be a bigger fan of Admiral Road ... but I am!

I have blogged numerous times about one of my favourite companies - Admiral Road.

They sell the most amazing blankets for babies, kids and even dogs - yes my pup ethel has one.

If you haven't checked their site lately - you should. They have a few new ADORABLE designs:
Personalized Elephant Baby Blanket - Boy
Personalized Elephant Baby Blanket - Girl
Personalized Lion Baby Blanket

Personalized Blossoms Kids Blanket

I also think some of their camp blankets are new as well. They are certainly worth checking out.

I love the new products Admiral Road!

The Gift Geek

Coming soon! Toronto One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale

I go to the One of a Kind Show at least once a year. This year's Christmas show runs from:

Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, December 5, 2010
Weekdays and Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place


$10 Adults
(A $2 saving compared to ticket at the door!)
$6.50 Senior (65+)
$6.50 Students (13-17)
Free Children (12 & Under)


$12 Adults
$6.50 Senior (65+)
$6.50 Students (13-17)
Free Children (12 & Under)

Surface (Monday - Sunday) $13 daily, then $10 after 6 pm
Underground (Monday-Friday) $13 daily, then $10 after 6 pm
Underground (Saturday-Sunday) $15 daily, then $12 after 6 pm
Ontario Place parking $5 per day

Hope to see you at the show -
The Gift Geek

Gift Guides in time for the holiday season

Many online magazines/bloggers have published gift guides in time for the holiday season - check a few of them out below.

- NOW Toronto Holiday Gift Guide - 2010
- High-Def Digest Holiday Gift Guide 2010: The Essential Holiday Blu-rays
- 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Geeky Gadgets, Fashionable Finds, and Great Buys For Boyfriends!
- CultofMacs 2010 holiday gift guide for teens
- CultofMac’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Keep your gifts unique - The Gift Geek

Friday, November 19, 2010

Proud to be a Torontonian!

When I came across this excellent piece of art from Ork Posters, I just had to get it. It was ordered today and I can't wait to have it framed and hung in my condo. For only $22 USD - poster ( 30" x 24")or $27 USD- screen print (30" x 24") you can get one of these awesome typography art posters of your favourite city:

POSTERS - White and black OR blue and green (below)

Screen Prints - Brown and Yellow or Red and White (below)

I learned about this company when The Toronto Star featured a Toronto artist creates similar art of Toronto neighbourhoods using words. Dave Murray sells his typography art of three Toronto neighbourhoods through his online store.

The three neighbourhoods are: Kensington Market, The Ossington Strip and Queen West & Parkdale.

The posters are printed on Japanese hemp paper and are 100% acid-free and lightfast - 21" x 31" in size. Posters are between $40-$50 Canadian dollars and there are three colour options.

Dave Murray is starting on Leslieville next, according to the Star article.

Although I believe in supporting local artists, I don't have a connection to any of the areas featured in Dave's art, so I purchased from orkposters.com. In saying this,I do look forward to seeing the neighbourhoods Dave will feature in the future.

Keep your gifts unique -
The Gift Geek

Thanks to Guest Blogger Amy - I purchased your recommendation

You may remember my friend Amy writing a guest blog a few weeks ago. Well I loved her "find" so much that I ordered her gift recommendation from vista print - address labels, pens and sticky notes for me, my sister and mom and dad. They are going to make great stocking stuffers too.

Check out some of the items I ordered ...


Return Address Label (Address removed)

Sticky Note PadThanks again Amy!

Your pal the Gift Geek

The perfect Mo Sista thank-you card

For the third year in a row I am participating in Movember. During the month of November men (Mo Bros) grow moustaches (Mos) in support of men's health (In Canada -Prostate Cancer Canada). Women (Mo Sistas) can also participate by providing the Mo Bros with morale support and collecting donations for the cause.

This year, I have collected $1000 (so far) from my generous sponsors. To thank them I ordered the most fabulous personalized cards from etsy store ylimepulp. The seller changed the cards to read Mo Sista (rather than mister) and my full name.

Although the seller is in the U.S.A, the cards arrived within a week and a half. I am going to frame one of my cards for my desk as the 3D moustache makes me smile every time I look at the card.

ylimepulp has a wide variety of stationery, which makes this gift geek very excited.

Thank you Emily from ylimepulp for putting a smile on this Mo Sista and all of my Movember sponsors.

Check out Emily's shop and tell her the gift geek sent you.

It's gift giving time - keep it unique!
The Gift Geek