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Hot Shopping: Think Outside the (Toy) Box

Pirate ship from Nest.

This beautiful pirate ship will remind you of a time before video games. Designed by a German toy boat and model company that has been in business since the late 19th century, this vessel is constructed from wood grown in sustainably managed forests and decorated with non-toxic paints. Even better, it actually floats and is suited for outdoor play, so with summer (hopefully!) just around the corner, the kids will have a blast trying it out on water. Available at the charming children’s store Nest. $95. 204 Dalhousie St., 613-241-7333.

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