Ornament 3-pack Free-Pick
BJ, or Barbie’s Basement Jewellery, is the brainchild of Toronto based indie design duo Ange and Robin, two entrepreneurs determined to craft unique accessories sharing their love of pop-culture and all things fringe. And if you’re into designing some of your own pop-art, the majority of BBJ’s items are customizable! They’ve collaborated with artists and small businesses including roller derby teams, Christian publishers, and swingers groups, in addition to CBC, AGO, YORK University, Pride Toronto, and Tim Burton’s exhibition at TIFF. They also have a side business as Trixie and Beever, designing installations and performances on their own, and in collaboration.
The ornament 3 pack from BBJ allows you to choose from a variety of festive pop culture ornaments featuring everyone from “Buddy The Elf” to Clark Griswold. These ornaments will turn your tree into a pop culture icon.
The Chemist Tree
Christmas Wishes Card ($6)
The Chemist Tree sprouted from the mind of Rovena Tey out of sheer curiosity, combined with passion and creative expression. Educated to be a scientist, born to be an artist, The Chemist Tree is a combination of Rovena’s passions and her chemical interpretation of life. The name itself is the spawn of a “Eureka” moment. At craft shows, Rovena displays her cards on a metal rack resembling a tree. One day she took a good look at her display and the conclusion was obvious: Chemistry cards on a tree, a chemist tree.
This is a super fun Christmas card sure to win over the hearts of math lovers. The triangular arrangement of numbers forms Pascal’s Triangle, which may ring a bell and take you back to Grade 11 functions class. The inside of the card is blank allowing you to leave a customize message for your loved ones and friends.
DIY Ornaments ($25)
This is a DIY kit sure to keep you preoccupied during the 12 day rush toward Christmas. Everything you need to create your own reindeer cross stitch ornament is featured in this kit. Feel free to add this charming piece to your own holiday decor or gift it to a friend or loved one. If you’re feeling creative, you can use the piece as a tag for all those wine bottles you’ll be gifting. The ornament is crafted from high quality baltic birchwood, and comes with laser cut holes making it easy to stitch into.
Green Bean Studio
Jingle Bell Crock! – funny holiday card ($4)
Founded in 2013, Green Bean Studio is home to all things cute and colourful. Bright and cheerful illustrations will make that special someone smile. The Green in Green Bean, isn’t just for colour, the studio is environmentally conscious, sourcing new ways to reduce its carbon footprint, for example, all products are printed on recycled paper.
Owner Aparna, born and raised in New Delhi, spent her formative years in Botswana, which influenced her patterns, colours, and stories. With a background in animation she works freelance on multiple illustration projects and enjoys making spontaneous illustrations for friends and family. One of Aparna’s close friends suggested she illustrate professionally, and Green Bean Studio was born. Green Bean is a family affair, with Aparna’s younger sister, husband, parents, and loving dog comprising her team.
This is a punny Christmas card sure to get the recipient rocking! The card is blank inside and comes with a matching envelope.
Christmas Large Round Ornament ($22)
LadyBird ceramics offers a line-up of hand-crafted ceramic art pieces to raise your Christmas spirits. These hand-painted winter designs can make a great addition to your holiday celebrations and a wide range of shapes, which are perfect gifts or keepers for yourself. The large round Christmas ornament can be a beautiful addition to any tree, whether it be your own or a friend’s. They can also be hung near a window and are dazzling in a bowl. Better yet, hang the ornament around a bottle of wine and give a memorable gift this Christmas.