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10 Sweetest Secret Santa Gifts Ever, for under $30 (Great for Stockings Too!)

10 Sweetest Secret Santa Gifts Ever, for under $30 (Great for Stockings Too!)

What better way to surprise colleagues, fill those stockings or thank someone than with the inspired works of Canadian artists and artisans. Cedar Lake and Cedar Lake Studios carries fun and fantastical works perfect for stuffing stockings. Choose one or more to create stockings that will fill hearts with merriment and joy this Christmas!

1. Sure-to-make-you-laugh Bookmarks For the book-lover on your list, these comical bookmarks will make them smile every time they pick up their book. Buy one, or all five! $6.95 each.

2. Hand-formed Pottery Mug Sure to become the lucky recipient's favourite mug, this one-of-a-kind mug is hand-formed rather than thrown on the wheel, creating the pleasing cylindrical shape. $29.95 More finishes and colours available at Cedar Lake Studios.

3. Sopwith Camel Illustration Framed Print or Magnet: Printed from the original drawing by Elora artist Norm Stiff, and solder framed by his wife, Pam, the Sopwith Camel image comes in a framed print ready for hanging or as a fridge magnet. So cool! Size: Print 4" x 6", Magnet 2" x 3" $24.95 and $9.95

4. Agate Stone Bracelet This stone-bead bracelet of peacock agate with a charm is perfect for those who love the silky feel of smooth stones. Created by a Metis jewellery designer. $29.95 Other natural agate colours also available: blue, orange and marbled.

5. Laugh Out Loud Magnet Set From the mind and pen of Winnipeg, Manitoba graphic designer, Ingrid Kumpolt, these magnets are sure to bring merriment this season. Presented in a round gift tin. Also available: I love: Cats, Music, Gardening, Books, Fishing and Canada. $18.95

6. Group of Seven Matted Prints Yes, these matted prints are slightly above the $30, but iconic Canadian art at this price makes a great gift and may be worth the splurge! $35.95

7. Hand-turned Twig Pots London, Ontario wood turner Bob Gunther loves working in miniature, and that is evident in these tiny twig pots - true tiny works of art. $19 and $29 - Pots similar to those shown. More twig pots available at Cedar Lake Studios.

8. 100% Linen Tea Towel - Chipmunk The friendly original-artwork chipmunk is hand-silk-screened onto the pre-washed 100% linen tea towel. Each tea towel is hand-sewn on the artist's mother's Singer sewing machine. A gift that will delight for years to come. Cheeky Beaver and Bear also available. $24.95


9. Pottery Soap Dish Handmade pottery and handmade soap by this talented Ontario potter. A lovely gift or addition to a stocking, this pair will lead the gift experience with its amazing scent.$17.95 (includes dish and soap)


10. Last, and certainly the sweetest, Bean-to-Bar Chocolates Made by a Swiss-Canadian Baker and Candy Maker, these fresh bars make sweet stocking stuffers, or try all six! So good, it will be hard to make sure they make it into the stockings. $7.95 each

Most of the products listed are available online. For pottery soap dishes, twig pots and chocolate bars please visit Cedar Lake Studios, 19 Ainslie St. Cambridge, Ontario, or contact us for shipping availability.

Happy Shopping!

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