Five last-minute gifts

Still stumped for ideas with the big day approaching? Why not think wellness

Holidays can be a stressful time, so why not give the gift of wellness this holiday season? These gifts are good for the body, mind and soul.

1 Spiritual seekers

Give the gift of spirituality with these sterling silver lockets, bracelets and pendants with the word “spiritual” engraved on them. North Toronto businessman Shlomo Rosenzweig developed the line of jewellery in memory of his brother, David, who was murdered in 2002. They can be bought at and range from $25-144. A portion of the proceeds go to the David Rosenzweig Fund for Victims of Terror

2 Desk Lovers

Okay, so you’re a workaholic and there’s no changing that. So why not be a desk devotee in the most comfortable way possible? The AirCentric chair is made with breathable foam, and the chair offers ergonomic support and an array of customizable and adjustable features. Cost is $700–1,000 depending on what you get customized. It comes in six colours but the red one is best if it’s from Santa. To be fitted for a chair visit 75 The Donway West, Suite 1408. (416-385-88610)

3 Detox divas

If you need a little detox after all the food and spirits of the holiday season, consider a full body detox. Seta Kerim of the Seta Wellness and Skin Clinic at 1256 Yonge St. offers a two-hour Wellness Detox Package for $225, which includes a personalized skin treatment, a half-hour of nutritional counselling and manual lymphatic drainage. Treatments can be purchased individually but the package deal saves you $40. Call 416-960-2456 or email; gift certificates available.

4 Tea totalers

It seems so natural to want to indulge in sweets around the holidays. If you’re a tea lover you can get a double whammy while you’re wrapping the gifties and sipping a cuppa tea with these shortbread cookies. Made with butter and infused with premium loose-leaf teas, Tea Aura cookies contain no added colours, preservatives or artificial flavours, and they’re produced by North York based Susan Ho. Available at Culinarium in midtown; see for other Toronto locations.

5 Fireside fanatics

You’ve heard of the saying “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”? How about the fire without the smoke? If you love the idea of an outdoor fire but are looking for an eco-friendly way to do so, look into the Allusion Outdoor Fire Burner. When fueled by Real Flame, a non-toxic isopropyl alcohol gel found online and in retail stores, this design savvy piece doesn’t emit smoke or soot. Best part is it actually creates a warm yellow flame, much like a fire. For sale online for $299 through Toronto based company Develpro,

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By: Kelly Gadzala
Posted: Dec 14 2009 11:32 am
Filed in: Business
Edition: Toronto