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Hot Shopping: Thomas Sabo Watches

In an age when smartphones and tablets have become the go-to devices for time telling, a watch makes a real statement. Let this stunner from Thomas Sabo do all the talking: made from matte black ceramic with a rotatable black ion-plated stainless steel bezel and matte black ceramic inlay, it’s classic, bold, and transitions seamlessly from work to play. $1,339.

Available at Magpie Jewellery, Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-562-0101, www.magpiejewellery.com, plus two other Ottawa locations.

Hot Shopping: Fun and Funky Holiday Gift Ideas

Now that we’ve officially hit December, the countdown is on. In just a few weeks, you’ll have tons of pretty presents under the tree. To make getting there a little easier, we’ve highlighted a few gift ideas that you can snag for someone on your list (including those out-of-towners), or use for inspiration. Happy hunting!

Black doesn't mean basic with this Empreinte bra.

Lingerie is a classic, and for good reason. Take the time to give your girl something she’ll love from Brachic (service is top-notch, so feel free to ask for help and suggestions). Along with higher-end brands like Empreinte (featured), Prima Donna, and Andres Sarda, this boutique has an extensive range of sizes (A to N with band sizes 28 to 46), as well as colours, materials, and fits. Thank us later. 433 Richmond Rd., 613-321-0401.