Solid stainless steel monogram cufflinks dress up any shirt in a chic, personal way, and the Sextet connection necklace is an ideal gift for someone special. It can be customized and personalized. Both items are from the popular Blend Creations contemporary jewelry line. Ottawa’s Eric Jean-Louis and Vivian Cheng, husband and wife, are the designers behind it. See www.blendcreations.com or call 613 266-8433.
Geared to wee ones aged one and up, the award winning Pound and Tap Bench by Hape allows kids to make music and get lots of fun stuff done. In the process, they develop fine motor and problem solving skills. Hape’s All Season House, another award-winning toy, entices kids of all ages to use their imaginations and play creatively. Six rooms, moveable stairs, and a reversible winter/summer-themed roof are included, along with four room sets. There are also lots of fun items to go with it. Available at Tag Along Toys in Kanata. See www.tagalongtoys.ca
She’ll appreciate some TLSC (tender loving skincare) from the luxurious, eco-friendly Bare Love Beauty collection. Created by Ottawa mom Rebecca Cook, this all-natural skincare line includes fuss-free body, face and hair treatments. The products are available at Queen Mother Maternity, terra20, DermStore.com, ebeauty.ca, Green Beauty and select Moksha Yoga locations. See www.barelovebeauty.com