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places to go, people to see: one of a kind online

The One of a Kind Show has been offering unique artisanal wares to Torontonians for nearly four decades. The massive twice-a-year fair is something many of us anticipate with bated breath. But you need not hold your breath any longer; the organization has launched an online store. Now, all through the year and across the whole country, lovers of all things handmade can shop beautiful designs by hundreds of artisans. You can scour the site for hours – I speak from personal experience! – but just to give you a taste of what's on offer, I've complied a group of great gift ideas for mom (it is Mother's Day this Sunday, after all). [caption id="attachment_29410" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Clayshapes Pottery ceramic Mother's Day Ring Dish, $14 each. Clayshapes Pottery ceramic Mother's Day Ring Dish, $14 each.[/caption] These little ceramic dishes feature layers of lacy texture and pretty ocean hues as well as subtle "mom" engravings. Made by Leslie Fruman of Clayshapes in Toronto, these are the perfect little tokens for mom to keep on her nightstand as she takes off her rings for the night. [caption id="attachment_29402" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Lover Fighter handmade italian suede Manta Ray Tote in Grey, $360. Lover Fighter handmade italian suede Manta Ray Tote in Grey, $360.[/caption] Mom's purse often serves as a mobile pharmacy, playground, restaurant and emergency preparedness kit. This large tote, made by Vancouver-based Joanna Baxter of Lover Fighter, offers plenty of space for everything supermom has to lug around. Its slouchy profile gives it a casual air, while its high-quality suede and bit of shimmer imbue it with elegance. [caption id="attachment_29404" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Aide Bodycare Pure Pumpkin Unscented Facial & Body Soap, $7. Aide Bodycare Pure Pumpkin Unscented Facial & Body Soap, $7.[/caption] Oshawa, Ontario's Michelle Treen of Aide Bodycare makes this natural soap by hand. You can use it all over and the pumpkin is super nourishing – packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids. It's a great one-step way to add a bit of pamper to a busy schedule. [caption id="attachment_29406" align="aligncenter" width="460"] VersaTile Mom's Wine Coaster, $10. VersaTile Mom's Wine Coaster, $10.[/caption] This cheeky tumbled marble coaster by Dan Fallak of VersaTile (based in Almonte, Ontario) speaks for itself! Have your found a great gift for mom at the One of a Kind Online Shop? Or perhaps something for yourself? 
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Buying Guides

places to go, people to see: one of a kind online