1. For the kid at heart
Wai-Yant Li from Créations Li creates ceramic wares in her Montreal studio that are both fun and functional. Using her child-like imagination, she turns something as simple as mugs and cookie jars into mythical creatures, robots, blowfish and even bees and sharks! Créations Li, Booth A-26. Chomps shark mug, $45.
2. For the home cook
A decorative cherry wood knife holder warms up kitchen decor while making trusted tools easily accessible. Beau Grain, Booth V-07. Knife holder, $64.
3. For the cat lover
Both hilarious and endearing, these beautiful watercolour illustrations range from squirrels in beanies to llamas wearing glasses. Enough said. Water In My Paint, Booth C-11. Print, from $10.
4. For the botanical lover
Hang your potted plants in this recycled leather plant hanger, finished with brass rivets for a stunning room accent. Blisscraft and Brazen, Booth K-54. Plant hanger, $75.
5. For the animal lover (who likes to nap)
Kids and adults alike will be entranced by these Montreal-made sleepy pillows. From koalas to pugs, pandas, beavers, sheep and more, each cushion is cuter than the next. Velvet Moustache, Booth X-13. Koala, $88.
6. For those who like to get their hands dirty
This lightly scented, intensive moisturizing cream will smooth and protect hands all winter. Matter Company, Booth A-54. Handcream, $21.
7. For the mixologist
3/4 oz. Tonic Maison’s original syrups, cola and tonic, welcome ginger-ale to their ranks this year. From ginger-beer to Moscow mules, this is an elegant mixer for anyone who likes their drinks with a little spice. 3/4 oz. Tonic Maison, Booth H-47. Ginger ale, $25.
8. For the host
Avril Loreti is a Toronto-based textile designer who creates bright and bold patterns for home décor accessories ranging from pillows and runners to beautiful handbags. Avril Loreti, Booth R-04. Runner, $48.
9. For the design-savvy
This walnut and birch basket can hold fruit, bread, vegetables and more. It can also be taken apart and stored easily, making it decorative, useful and space-saving. Tat Chao, Booth G-03. Basket, from $55.
10. For the textile lover
Handmade in Montreal, this retro-chic textile design and upholstery company run by Isabelle Bergeron and Emanuelle Dion is where truly unique furniture is born. Their ottomans are made from wood originating only from North America, and patterns are hand-crafted and screen-printed in their studio. Foutu Tissu, Booth T-13. Ottoman, $265/each.
11. For the nautically inclined
Inspired by the American east coast, partners Marie-Joël Turgeon and Jordan Lentink from Atelier Trema design unique, nautical-inspired clay pieces. From decorative pieces like hanging buoys to beautiful bowls and oil dispensers, each is handmade in their Quebec studio. Atelier Trema, Booth S-30. Pitcher, $65.
12. For the imaginative child
The Waldorf-style dolls from Willow Bee Dolls are made from all-natural material – wool and cotton – and can be personalised for custom orders. The facial expressions on the dolls are deliberately kept simple to allow the child playing with it to improve or strengthen imagination and creativity. And just in case this wasn’t cute enough, you can also buy handmade clothing and accessories for your doll. Willow Bee Dolls, Booth O-11. Handmade dolls, from $50.
13. For the organizational genius
We love this beautifully crafted storage bin by textile designer Nipa Gandhi, based in Oakville. Perfect for your home, office or kids’ room to store toys. Nipagandhi, Booth S-21. Yellow lotus bin, $45.
14. For the industrial designer
Crafted with concrete, the Konkret knife cube from Studio50 is a work of minimalism and industrial art to be displayed in your kitchen. Each knife cube is filled with bamboo skewers to firmly hold knives, scissors, and other sharp objects in place. Studio50, Booth N-20. Konkret knife cube, $84.
15. For the wilderness lover
These are not just any ordinary tree branches — they’re sustainable pepper mills! Artisan Cam Lavers from Pepper Mills spends his free time driving along Canadian country roads collecting interesting looking branches, and turning them into functional works of art through a 23-step process. The ceramic grinder installed in each mill has a 25-year guarantee. Pepper Mills, Booth B-43. Cottage mills, from $75.
16. For the salad fan
Who says salad can’t be fun? Cleverly concealed as a wooden sculpture when not in use, this pair of salad tongs easily snap apart at the dinner table. Morin Tardif, Booth J-07. Sculptural salad tossers, $50.
17. For the roast chicken lover
Hugo Didier, ceramist of Montreal-based company Not Made in China, crafted this ceramic ”beer can” roaster for the roast chicken lover. When it’s not in use, display it on your bar cart and use it to hold beer and cocktail accoutrements. Hugo Didier, Booth Y-31. La canette, $35.
18. For the gentleman
The father and son duo, Mehran and Sam Mansouri, of BÖ handcrafts sustainable wooden bow ties for today’s style and environmental aficionado. Each bow tie is made from reclaimed and freed raw materials, and are sourced from a wood mill in Chilliwack, British Columbia. BÖ by Mansouri, Booth F-07. Bow ties, from $55.
19. For the beer afficionado
You’ve heard of wine jellies — now make way for beer jellies. Tracy’s Wine Jellies have come out with a new line of craft beer jellies sourced from Niagara College’s brewery store. With flavours like Cherry Pilsner, IPA, Stout and Wheat Beer, these beer jellies are a unique treat for any beer lover! Even more sweet? You can buy it in a six-pack. Tracy’s Wine Jellies, Booth F-37. Beer Jelly 6-Pack, $27.
20. For the sloth lover
Because who doesn’t love sloths? Drawn and printed by Melanie Ouellette and Brice Salmon in Montreal, these guys are made to look like they are holding on to the decorative rope. Perfect for a kids’ room, or as birthday party decorations. Baltic Club, Booth Y-11. Sloth garland, $22.
21. For the custom decorator
There’s a coaster here for everyone on your list. Using 100% natural marble stone imported from Turkey, Dan Fallak runs the business from his home in Almonte, Ontario, printing the designs on the stone. They also do custom photos! Versatile, Booth O-12. Chevron coasters, $32/4.
22. For the butter-obsessed
This artisanal clarified butter is 98% lastose-free, made with certified organic butter from Ontario farms, and infused with fair trade spices. It can be used in place of butter or olive oil in your cooking, and here’s a bonus: it’s heat stable, so it won’t burn, even at high temperatures. Flavours range from sage to za’atar, maple, vanilla and more. Lee’s Ghee, Booth H-45. Ghee, from $21.
23. For the decor obsessed
These handmade, porcelain hooks are quite large and striking in person, perfect for making a bold entryway statement. Hugo Didier, Booth Y-31. Hooks, $25.
24. For the hipster
This porcelain flask, outfitted with a cork and bearded man, is from heyday design — a company specializing in modern porcelain with a vintage beat. This multi-purpose flask features food-safe glaze on the inside and outer rim, and can be used as a vase, maple syrup server, or yes, even for alcohol. Heyday design, Booth B-23. Beardo flask, $58.
25. For the host
Dinner served with a side of sass! These simple, yet so punchy, ceramic dinner plates will have your guests laughing. Designed and made by Karen King in Toronto. Said the King, Booth X-34. Dish set, $70/4.