Category Archives: Christmas gifts for men



Well, it looks as though I may be a little late for Fathers’ Day (except for those who live in the Montreal area), but it’s useful to get some ideas for gifts for those hard-to-buy-for men.

I have a number of boxes which make good gifts for men  (#302, #308 & #310), These boxes are all from Lombok.

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Icons might be another good idea.  Some men I know identify with St. George (and the Dragon) — #203 Bulgaria.  #200 is an old icon of a Romanian patriarch.  #204 is an attractive cloth icon of St. Nicolas from Bulgaria.

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Small square carpets make good gifts for men.  They can be used for coffee table decorations or on a chair.  Both of the following carpets are from Uzbekistan:  #511 is made of silk and #512 (much less expensive) is made of wool.

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Decorative wooden ikats holders can be used as tie hangers or as a decoration over door frames (#240, #240B).  Both hangers are from Lombok.

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Coasters are useful gifts. #401 is lacquer from Vietnam & #536 & #535 are from Lombok and are made of wood and rattan.  All these coasters have boxes which can be useful in other ways.

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Sometimes men do like cushion covers with masculine designs.  #273, #274, #275 & #276 are from Vietnam.  They’re hand embroidered by hill tribes from the Sapa Valley.  #259 is from Turkey and is a representation of whirling dervishes.

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Happy Fathers’ Day!

Donna Davidson

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Christmas is coming soon and I bet there are many of you who haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet. If you live in the Montreal area, you can do One Stop Shopping at my Montreal Bazaar.  I have items for men women and children and many inexpensive stocking stuffers which are not on my website.  My official Open Houses are over, but  I am still open for business until noon Mon. Dec. 24.  I am expecting some people on the afternoon of Sun., Dec. 23, so that would be a good time to come. You can also make a special appointment with me if that time doesn’t suit you.  However, please telephone me at 514-739-5744 if you plan to visit. I live in the Snowdon area.

Item #294, a beautiful hand carved marble box from Viet Nam would make a great gift for a man or woman – or teenager. This hand carved wooden box from Lombok would be a good gift for a woman or man.  – #302

Children would find these sand animals from Thailand fun – #658

Item #657 would be a perfect stocking stuffer of the cat lover on your list.

Last week a friend wanted to buy a wall hanging or panel for his wife.  I showed him a number of items including one which he thought would be too elaborate for his wife’s taste. However, when he showed his wife my website, that was the one she chose. So, if you are not certain about a friend’s or relative’s taste, you can make a better choice by having them look at my website.

I am originally from British Columbia, and when I would return there from traveling abroad, I would ask my relatives to pick out a number of items they would like for birthday and Christmas gifts. Before I left, I wrapped their gifts and for those special days they received gifts that they liked.  You could be sure that a relative or friend would like the gift you are planning to give them by having them pick a few from my website.

I hope to see some of you before Christmas, but if I don’t, Merry Christmas!  For those of you who receive money for Christmas, feel free to contact me after Christmas or in the New Year.