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Canadian Holiday Markets Open Until Christmas (or Nearly)

Vancouver Christmas Market. Photo by GusF.

By the time the second week of December rolls around, a number of Canada’s pop-up holiday markets, like Calgary’s huge Spruce Meadows Market, have come and gone. But if you’re getting a “late” start to your shopping, you still have time to find unique gifts at these holiday gift fairs. (more…)

Booksellers Choose Top 2011 Canadian Travel Books

Canada’s leading book magazine, Quill & Quire, asked booksellers across Canada to share their predictions for the best-selling Canadian travel titles this holiday season.

One of the most frequently named books was Canadian Pie (October 2011; Penguin Canada), a collection of kooky cross-Canada adventure stories, by Will Ferguson, author of Happiness and Hitching Rides with Buddha: Travels in Search of Japan.

See all of the travel book picks at QuillandQuire.com.

50 Gifts for Travel Lovers

By Carissa Bluestone and Shannon Kelly

Whether your friends and family are jetsetters or armchair travellers, you’re bound to find something on our list of gifts that they’d love. (more…)

Top Holiday Gift Picks at Toronto’s One-of-a-Kind Show

In Toronto this week or weekend? Consider checking some Christmas shopping off the list at the annual One of a Kind Show.

The huge show, with approximately 800 vendors of high-quality contemporary crafts and food, can be overwhelming. Luckily, FashionMagazine.com has done some of the legwork for you, choosing eight stylish Canadian-made gifts. (more…)

12 Stylish Suitcases You Can’t Lose on the Conveyor Belt

Recently, we overheard a woman at baggage claim relaying a sob story to an airline attendant: she had mistakenly taken the wrong suitcase and now hers was nowhere to be found. The luggage in question: a nondescript black roller exactly like 90 percent of everything ever wheeled through the revolving airport doors. (more…)