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Made in Canada: Take a little piece of home with you

Hand-crafted in Canada, these gifts make a big style statement when you're on the road

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These sterling-silver cufflinks ($198) will remind him that even when he’s stuck in the most boring work meeting, adventure is just around the corner. Buy online at

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It’s a scarf, it’s a dress, it’s a travelling woman’s dream. The supersoft, ecofriendly Chrysalis Cardi ($138) can be worn more than 10 different ways, making it ideal for when you have to pack light. Buy online at

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In this age of GPS you don’t often need to carry a map – but don’t let that stop you from wearing one. This silk satin scarf ($150) from Anu Raina features a Toronto transit map (Manhattan is another option). Visit for shops (items can also be made on request).

Mark Burstyn

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Allyson Simmie’s Canadian Landscape rings feature mountains, forests and other reminders of home. Available in various sizes and metals. In sterling silver, the landscape rings range from $280 to $360. In 14k gold they start at $950. Vist; to order call 902-228-2188.

Mark Burstyn

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Who doesn’t love a good pompom? This fuzzy cashmere number ($195; available in four colours) will keep your noggin cozy this winter – and keep you looking adorable in general. Buy online at

David Cyr

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Want to stand out from the hordes of black parkas? The Anouk ($579) from Quartz Nature comes in vibrant shades and features eye-catching embroidery along the cuffs. The coyote fur trim is removable and can be replaced with synthetic. Buy online at

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The Envy To Go memory foam travel pillow ($159) purports to deliver true beauty sleep by cradling your head in such a way that it keeps your face from getting smushed, so you won’t wake up with pillow wrinkles. Comes with a bamboo case and bag. Buy online at

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Tilley gear is made in Toronto but designed for taking all over the globe. The Intrepid III Bag, inspired by a Second World War utility bag, features five secure pockets and is big enough to hold a laptop ($268). Buy online at

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When he needs to look good on and off the plane, the Samuelsohn 12-pocket travel blazer ($1,195) is just the ticket. It’s waterproof, wrinkle-resistant, but still feels like a million bucks thanks to luxurious Loro Piana fibres. Visit for retailers.

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So you went to Paris in the spring and forgot to bring back the promised macarons for your best gal pal. Make amends with a gift box from Nadège in Toronto (from $26.50). They’re just as good. Buy online at

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