by Marie Nicola
1. Pan Am Boeing 707 Wing Rib Cufflinks
What to get the style conscious mogul who, due to the high cost of oil, is forced to park the private jet for a few weeks? Well, a pair of cufflinks mimicking the wing rib fuselage of the 1950’s original Beoing 707 aircraft, of course.
Where: Janet Lewis’ Toronto Based online retail shop. www.orangefish.ca
2. Ninja Star Push Pins
Holding up your to-do list on your cork board with ninja stars is bad – ass! Yes, The Drake now has a store open for business and it’s a perfect stop for hipsters who want to shop functional and cool.
From The Drake Hotel General Store
Where: The Drake Hotel General Store, 1144 Queen St W
3. Original Black Golf Ball
Get serious distance with the slickest looking golf ball on the market. Kensington Market’s Free Your Game is the only retailer outside of Europe where you can find these badboys.
From Golf Refugees
Price: $30 for 12
Where: Free Your Game, 202 Augusta Ave. www.freeyourgame.com
4. Screen Printed Desk Calendar
If you’re the J-Lo to another guy’s P. Diddy, then why not give him a desk calendar that reminds him 365 days of the year why everyone loves him? Printed on post-consumer recycled materials, these handmade creations are the product of a Toronto based designer who has gotten exposure on Glamour Magazine’s blog
From SugarStreet Cafe
5. Vita Weights
Highly attractive, office-ready stainless steel, ergonomically shaped hand weights that would be perfect in an a young executives’ office. Get fit with ergonomic design aesthetics taking precedence.
6. Money/Business Card Holder Clip
Vancouver based Contexture Designs are a slick way to hold on to business cards. Why hold them in conventional business card holders? Reclaim beautifully polished woods in a personalized clip that says, I may hire slave labour – but at least I save trees
From Contexture Designs
Where: www.contexture.ca; Green is Black at 624 Yonge St (www.greenisblack.ca); Fleuris in the Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Case Goods Warehouse
7. Coffee Cuffs
Reclaimed veneer offcuts make these molded coffee holders look so slick when exiting the local Urbana Coffee. If the devil is in the details, then an awe inspiring mogul can’t be seen with corrugated cardboard accessories
Where: Green is Black, 624 Yonge St, www.greenisblack.ca
8. ALFIE iPod AV Entertainment System with DVD/CD and FM/AM Radio
Everyone with an office needs a personal audio system. The Alfie is compact enough to fit on a desk or a shelf and has hook ups to feed to flat screen TVs, an iPod dock to listen to your fave tracks, as well as touch sensitive controls.
From Bay Bloor Radio
Where: Bay Bloor Radio, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W
9. Hand-Baked Decorated Cookies (photo file = 249861108)
Parkdale bakery Yummy Stuff makes delicious cookies with amazing designs. Order up a batch so you can prevent having to send out your intern army to satisfy a late night sugar cookie craving.
From Yummy Stuff
Where: Yummy Stuff, 1660 Queen St W, www.yummystuff.ca
10. Layers Fragrance
Don’t let your favorite urban professional be caught looking great and smelling cheap! Invest in Toronto’s custom fragrance maven Susanne Lang’s Layers line of custom fragrances to custom blend any of the 6 ready to wear fragrances for a one of a kind scent!
From Susanne Lang
Price: 6 for $70