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Hot Art: Creative Presents

The Gardiner Shop (photo by Lisa Sakulensky)

Gift-giving season is here. Instead of settling for socks, why not pick out some Canadian-crafted jewellery, ceramics or paintings from these fine gallery boutiques:

1. Art Interiors has been exposing Torontonians to emerging artists for nearly 20 years. Its annual Festival of Smalls, from November 12 to December 24, offers a unique gifting opportunity, with hundreds of small works for less than $250.

2. The shop at the Gardiner Museum features curated retail exhibitions by Canadian ceramicists, as well as functional and decorative woodworking, glassware, jewellery and more.

3. Yorkville’s The Guild Shop showcases works by Ontario Crafts Council members. The abundance and diversity—everything from silk scarves to Inuit carvings—can be overwhelming, but attentive staff are more than willing to help narrow your options.

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