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November 13th, 2017

The holiday season is nearly upon us, which means a busy calendar of events, twinkle lights and celebratory drinks. But it’s also time to figure out what to get for inscrutable teenagers, have-it-all retirees and everyone in between. Never fear! shopAGO’s Members’ Shopping Week, running November 14–19, makes it easy with extended hours, exclusive pop-up shops and daily food tastings. As always, AGO Members can double their discount this week and receive a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.* New this year, Members can take a behind-the-scenes look at the Art Rental and Sales portfolio with a special Vault Tour! Not a Member? This Holiday Gift Guide makes it easy to select gifts for everyone on your list.

All week, shopAGO will open an hour earlier, at 10:30 am, giving you more time to check out the unique wares of artisans like these:

Floral Geometric Beaded Cuff

Chevron Beaded Earrings

Catherine Blackburn is a bead artist, painter and jeweller. A member of the English River First Nation, Catherine explores her Dene and European ancestry through her artistry. She encourages viewers to reflect on their own experiences and to explore and question how we all define and appreciate the Indigenous experience in Canada.

shopAGO carries Blackburn’s Floral Geometric Beaded Cuff (CAD $260) and Chevron Beaded Earrings (CAD $180).

Canada Cheese Board

Love My Local is run by artist and entrepreneur Leah Love, based in Vancouver, B.C. Leah finds inspiration in the many unique ways natural materials can be used, and the nostalgic feeling you get when looking back to a moment or place that is close to your heart.

Her Canada Cheese Board (CAD $106) is handcrafted and custom-made from FSC Certified rapidly renewable bamboo and finished with Balmbu (a handmade blend of nut-free oils, organic beeswax and bamboo extract).

Log Bowls

Loyal Loot is a design company run by Anna Thomas and Doha Lindskoog, based in Calgary, Alberta. Their most popular item is the Log Bowl, made from locally reclaimed trees, selected, gathered, turned and finished by Loyal Loot and local artisans.

You can purchase several different sizes of these popular Log Bowls at shopAGO ranging in price from CAD $75 – $165.

Make sure to visit shopAGO online for other creative gift ideas! You’ll be very popular this holiday season.

*Some restrictions apply. Additional discounts do not apply to items currently on sale. Members receive the regular 10% discount on all Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters satellite shop products.

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