Holiday Buyers Guide: Boogie + Birdie

Our local holiday buyers guide brings you a mixture of items made by local, national, and international brands—all made of quality materials, all made ethically, and all deserving to be featured here. These are items readily available within Ottawa and the surrounding region. We encourage you to support local businesses, makers, designers, and curators. Avoid the big box stores this season, give gifts with meaning and uniqueness, and earn extra points for it, to boot!

Today we’ll be featuring six gifts available for purchase at Boogie + Birdie.
You can find them at 256 Elgin Street or visit their website.



Love My Local Cheeseboard
Bamboo cheeseboards carved in the shape of Canada and our ten provinces. They are all designed, produced, and finished in beautiful British Columbia.
$80-$125



Alpaca Blanket
Made in Ecuador, these incredibly soft blankets are available in an assortment of colours!
$95



Past Ottawa Prints
Typographic neighbourhood prints from local artist Alexandre Laquerre are a unique way to admire your surroundings. These are an especially cool gift for someone who loves to support local & appreciates graphic design.
$25-$35



Dapper & Darling Earrings
Handcrafted here in Ottawa, these earrings bring some sparkle to your holiday season! Available in four assorted colours.
$22



So Comfy Mittens
Handmade in Sarnia, Ontario, these fleece lined mittens are made of upcycled materials so they really are one-of-a-kind!
$38



VersaTile Coasters
Turkish marble tile coasters designed and produced in Almonte, Ontario! Featured here are some of Ottawa’s most popular neighbourhoods.
$32 (set of four)

Holiday Buyers Guide: Knifewear

Our local holiday buyers guide brings you a mixture of items made by local, national, and international brands—all made of quality materials, all made ethically, and all deserving to be featured here. These are items readily available within Ottawa and the surrounding region. We encourage you to support local businesses, makers, designers, and curators. Avoid the big box stores this season, give gifts with meaning and uniqueness, and earn extra points for it, to boot!

Today we’ll be featuring six gifts available for purchase at Knifewear.
You can find them at 800 Bank Street or visit their website.



Wetterlings Axe
One of the oldest forges in Sweden, Wetterlings has been manufacturing quality axes since 1882. Many varieties suited to many tasks.
$128-$201



Haruyuki Tsuchime Nakiri 165mm
A great gift knife that won’t break the bank. Made of VG-10 stainless steel, this blade will maintain its sharp edge without being a pain in the butt to maintain.
$167



Dovo Carpe Diem Straight Razor
Steelware have been producing quality open razors since 1906. This razor here has a 5/8″ full hollow ground carbon steel blade and stylish pakka scales that add durability. It’s a razor to last a lifetime.
$295



Jagger Brush and Razor Set
This gift set includes a safety razor and brush. Safety razors reduce the shaver’s environmental footprint while simultaneously reducing irritation to the skin. Plus, you save a bunch of coin in the long run.
$121


If you’re looking to spoil that person in your life who cooks often, then look no further. This is the knife that can do it all. Hand-forged by Teryasu Fujiwara, fourth generation blacksmith.
$421



Bartwichse Hungarian Moustache Wax
Made famous by Salvador Dali, capable of producing the most outlandish of moustache styles. Keep Movember going into the holidays with this great gift for the dapper gentleman.
$35

Holiday Buyers Guide

Our local holiday buyers guide brings you a mixture of items made by local, national, and international brands—all made of quality materials, all made ethically, and all deserving to be featured here. These are items readily available within Ottawa and the surrounding region. We encourage you to support local businesses, makers, designers, and curators. Avoid the big box stores this season, give gifts with meaning and uniqueness, and earn extra points for it, to boot!



Bespoke Frames by Central Art Garage
66 B Lebreton St North / centralartgarage.com
This line of locally milled maple, walnut, and cherry moulding comes in a wide variety of colours and finishes. Clean, contemporary designs developed with the goal of delivering a stronger, more beautiful picture frame. Unique splined joints and hand applied custom finishes ensures seamless corners. Have an artist in your family? Perhaps you have something special that needs framing? This line of frames will meet your high standards, as well as the high standards of any gallery, artist, or art collector. A truly unique gift for the art enthusiast.
Price available upon request.



White Paws Dog Biscuits by Cricket & Co.
21 Murray Street / cricketandcompany.ca
Grain-free treats made in Perth, Ontario that boast a line-up of luxurious flavours (roast lamb with mint, wild hare, country pumpkin and honey, the list continues). If only they were for people, too.
$10.49-$13.99



Oval Druzy Quartz by Strut Jewelry
strutjewelry.com
Dress it up or dress it down, this necklace radiates the beauty of simplicity. The crystal pendant is paired with an 18-inch 14k gold-fill chain and is handmade right here in Ottawa by Alyssa Spaxman.
$65



Infinity Scarf by Tangente Clothing
tangenteclothing.com
Made with bamboo jersey, this casual scarf is handmade and made-to-order in Ottawa. Also available in other colour combinations!
$35


friendsmade
Classic Wool Sweater by Friends Made
friendsmade.ca
We truly wish this was the kind of sweater our grandparents gave us every year at Christmas. This is a unisex and limited run series. There are only 20 made, as displayed on the tag of each garment with its appropriate run count (1/20, 2/20, etc). A cozy yet stylish sweater made of wool with a cotton blend on the shoulders, cuffs, and waist for comfort. Be one of the very few to own this incredible garment!
Alternate pattern available, sizes S to XL.
$60



A1 Lamp by LOG Creative Bureau
logcb.com/a1
The A1 is a cantilevered floor lamp created out of a desire for simplicity and quality, while solving the challenge of manufacturing at a reasonable price point. The lamp is made in Ottawa by hand from a minimal amount of sustainably sourced eastern white cedar, along with a vacuum-formed plastic shade, brass hardware, and solid steel foot-caps. The legs conveniently slide under tables, chairs, sofas, and beds.
$50

Herd issue #07 now online!

This issue includes the inaugural Herd Magazine Holiday Buyers Guide. Local and Canadian boutiques and brands who sell quality goods that make wonderful gifts. From the dapper man’s dream axe, to the cozy Arborist onesies, to the elegant lady’s favourite necklace. They’re displayed within these pages and available for purchase within the Ottawa region. Happy holidays, happy new year, happy winter! Next issue: February 2015.

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