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Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that’s a challenge to find the perfect present for? If so, experts Tommy Smythe and Chef Lynn Crawford have you covered with their gift guide!

Sundance Balloons Hot Air Balloon Ride
Bucket list gift – a hot air balloon flight is on almost everyone’s bucket list. It’s a unique, adventurous and magical experience. Give the gift of flight this season with vouchers. Currently vouchers are on sale at $100 off regular pricing.
Christmas gift vouchers are for our 2015 season, you do not need to choose flight date at time of purchase. Book your flight during balloon season - May through October.

Marble & Wood Cheese/Serving Board
$54 - $68
This piece is part of the Drake General Store’s first-ever housewares collection called “House Party”. Designed in Toronto by the Drake General Store team.
Made of wood and marble the board comes in three styles (rectangle, oval and diamond), they’re perfect to use as cutting boards, but also for serving hors d’oevres and cheese to guests. Also great as a hostess gift.

Custom Food Gifts
  • Honey rosemary by Lynn Crawford [exclusive to the Marilyn Denis audience]
  • Hey Meatball Tomato Sauce by Rodney Bowers [exclusive to the Marilyn Denis audience]
  • Cheese from Afrim Pristine at The Cheese Boutique
  • Olive oil from Christine Cushing
  • Handmade fleur de sel Caramel Corn by Bobette & Belle

Customizable Blurb Books
Blurb.ca is an online self-publishing platform which allows everyday users to create bookstore quality books starting at just $4.99. Blurb customers have complete creative control to create any type of book they’d like, be it a family photo book, cookbook, notebook, wedding album and more. A blurb book is the perfect personalized gift for the holiday season.

Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes From The City’s Best Restaurants
By Amy Rosen
The Toronto food scene is widely recognized as the hottest in the country at the moment, enjoying a renaissance of new ideas, new chefs, and delicious food. The book features the best of Toronto, including Lynn Crawford’s Ruby Watch Co, Momofuku, Porzia, Nota Bene, Bannock and 45 other amazing, vibrant restaurants. Beautifully designed, with 50 full-colour food shots and another 30 full colour shots of iconic Toronto, plus portraits of the chefs.

By The Bunch Fresh Cut Flowers & Floral Design Workshops
Fresh cut flowers for delivery and holiday parties! They also offer floral design workshops.
Monthly/bi-monthly flower delivery.

Sick Kids Hospital Get Better Gift
When you give your loved ones a get better gift, you’re giving a gift with true meaning. Get better gifts help bring a smile to the face of sick children who are dealing with some pretty difficult situations. Help brighten their lives with gifts like holiday cooking and baking supplies, a stocking surprise, a welcome break for their whole family and more. Give a heartfelt gift to everyone on your list!

Custom Stationary by Jonesy
One custom sticky note pad (I was at the Marilyn Denis show), one emergency pack made exclusively for them for the show (a mixed set of birthday, thank you, congrats, baby cards to have on hand for unexpected situations), one box of 10 custom flat note “thank you” cards (with envelopes) and one box of Jonesy’s paper pens.

Saje Natural Wellness
Founded in British Columbia, all Saje products contain plant-derived essential oils and pure ingredients straight from nature. The products are environmentally friendly, healthy and supportive of the body’s natural breathing, living and healing functions.
  • Liquid sunshine: bright citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, lime and mandarin are infused with a highlight of bergamot to invoke the season of spring. Like rays of sunlight beaming through a window, all-natural liquid sunshine diffuser blend fills a room with optimism and cheer.
  • Refresh: energizing lemon, soothing lavender, and clarifying eucalyptus help sharpen focus and keep your train of thought on track, while nurturing cedar wood and mild, spicy rosewood provide a grounding influence.
The aromagem and armoageni ultrasonic nebulizers are an easy-to-use, heat-free essential oil diffuser that preserves the integrity of your oils for optimal benefit. Reduces dust and common allergens as an air purifier and humidifier, the aromagem includes both a continuous mist and intermittent mist running cycle. Everything is available on their website and over a dozen stores nationwide.

Voice Art 8x10 canvas
Each print is completely unique to you. Your voice is like a fingerprint, so no two will ever be the same! It’s not just voices; anything that makes sound can be art! Baby heartbeats, babies laughing, dogs, cats, cheerleaders, hockey team, wedding vows, proposals, or the simple “I love you's.  We do it all!
Scan the QR code on the art to hear the message that was recorded.
Let your creativity shine, because they love getting special requests. You can choose custom colors, include text, and use multiple recordings or anything else you can think of. The recording process is very easy. Record your message on your smartphone or use the technology integrated within the website. They accept any file type and do all of the audio editing for you. They also convert video into a useable audio file.

Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites, Montreal
Set in popular old Montreal the building is three gorgeous 19th-century neoclassical buildings that house the hotel’s 133 richly appointed rooms. Interior designed by Camdi. Room styles could be described as contemporary neoclassical. They’re undoubtedly modern but still peppered with that quintessential old Montreal charm. The hotel houses two restaurants, a luxury spa and one of the city’s most stunning rooftop terraces. You’re just steps from historic Notre Dame Cathedral and Place D’Armes Square. You’re surrounded by the city’s best restaurants, terraces and bars. The old port is just a two minute stroll from the hotel, as is downtown Montreal.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The most visited art museum in Canada. Multidisciplinary inspired exhibition policy to encompass fashion, music and world culture. Your last chance to see the Van Gogh and Kandinsky exhibit, a Canadian exclusivity; it’s been to Zurich in Switzerland and Los Angeles .

Grévin Montreal Wax Museum
Life size encounters of 120 wax characters from Marilyn Monroe, Justin Bieber, Meryl Streep to your favourite hockey players. Grévin is the French equivalent of Madame Tussaud’s. It’s the place to see and to be seen in downtown Montreal  .

Designer Tommy Smythe

Chef Lynn Crawford

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