mjölk shop gift guide

December 11th, 2009

In honor of last minute Toronto Christmas shoppers, our store will be opening on Tuesday, December 15. Mark it on your advent calendar.

Expect a well-curated selection of unique accessories from Scandinavia and Japan. Expect that what we have on offer will not be found at the mall or a big box store. Expect that whatever you give from our shop, will only be received by the person on your list (and a couple more lists, if it’s an exceptional week and a half).

I imagine by now you may be tired of gift guides, but at least with this one you don’t have to hunt the items down. 2959 Dundas Street West.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5.

For men (or man-boys):



Shaving Kit

Designed by Lovisa Wattman

A sophisticated yet rugged old school shaving kit. Includes soft concrete dish and holder, soap and handmade maple and badger hair brush.

Made in Sweden.


Lilleba man

Nordic Long John Pajamas

Designed by Norwegian company Lilleba

Cozy up to your honey with this super soft and warm pajama set.

Materials: 50% cotton 50% bamboo. Sizes: Medium (adult small),  Large (adult medium), Extra Large (adult large).



Crow bottle opener

Designed by Tadahiro Baba

A beautiful and sculptural bottle opener hand-forged by artisans in northern Japan. Each piece is unique and has a very satisfying weight when held in your hand. Available in two variations.

Made in Japan.



For Women:

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Ballerina Slippers

Designed by Pia Wallén

These adorable slippers are made of 100% felted wool with anti skid soles. Sizes: S , M, L, XL.

Made in Sweden.




Designed by Tveit & Tornøe

“This characterful little family of hooks is a friendly addition to any wall. The Dots are proud of their round edges and will treat your clothes with the greatest care. They will also let you arrange them on your wall in the pattern you like. Being a very social set of hooks, The Dots love to welcome other Dots to join them on the wall. The only thing The Dots demand from you is that you uncover them every now and then and admire their shape and material”

Material: First class oak
Available in Natural oak, black stained ash
Measurements: Large: Ø 170, Medium: Ø 130, Small: Ø 90 mm

$199.00 (set of 5)



Designed by Helena Rohner

The HELENA teapot combines polished stainless steel with classic porcelain for a design that is aesthetically refreshing and functionally flawless.

Materials: Stainless steel and white porcelain.



For Baby

Bean Rattle 1

Bean Rattle

Designed by Kazuto Komatsu

The bean rattle is designed to fit in a baby’s hand, the wood is smooth and comfortable with a moderate weight. The rattle’s sound is soft, much like the sound of a mother talking to children. It can also be used to help with teething.

Materials: Beech. Measurements: L80 x W 60 x H 15mm

Made in Japan.


Lice blue

Norwegian Lice Marius Onesie

Designed by The Ugly Children’s Clothing Company
Designed in Norway for ugly babies everywhere!

The patterns for this sweater were designed by Unn Søiland in 1953. It was named after the alpine skier Marius Erisen and is the single most knitted sweater pattern in Norway.

Available in Marius red, blue, pink, and green. Materials: 100% cotton. Sizes: 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 1-2 years



For Kids

Combitoy 2

Combitoy 1

Combitoy Theodore

Designed by Arvid Hope

Theodore is more than meets the eye. He can turn into a truck, boat, house, or camper. Theodore is environmentally friendly, educational and stimulates children’s curiosity, fantasy and creativity. Each toy comes with paper backdrops to help set the scene.

Made in Norway


Rocking sheep black

Rocking sheep

Rocking Sheep

Designed by Povl Kjer

The Rocking sheep is a rocking animal that is primarily intended as a toy, but which is also a unique craft object that fits into any environment. The Rocking Sheep is made in varnished pinewood upholstered with foam and covered in lambskin. Povl Kjer gave the first Rocking Sheep to his niece as a tongue-in-cheek reminder of her parents’ rural background. The Rocking Sheep are hand-made in small series to preserve the high level of quality.

The Rocking Sheep comes in white, black, brown, grey and pink. Measurements: L83x W25 x H60cm, seat height: 40cm.

Made in Denmark



For Friends:


Pill Carafe

Designed by Charlotte Hargreave

Carafe is a new way of framing liquid. It is a carafe, it is a glass. It is transparent, it is colourful. It is for everyday use, it is for special occasions. It is for everyone, it is for you.

Handblown and lidded glass carafe. Choose between lime green or blue lid. Holds 0.5 litre, 23.5 cm tall.

Made in Denmark





Designed by Hironao Tsuboi

Lamp/Lamp gives us the mysterious sensation of the “unknown becoming known”. Lightbulbs that we have so casually used in the past now give us new values and affinity.

Made in Japan



For the Executive:


Wood business card case

Designed by Masakage Tanno

A beautiful hand made wooden cardholder. Each case has a magnet embedded in the wood to keep it closed. The craftsmanship is extraordinary, and all the hinges and detailing are made from Japanese persimmon.

Don’t fumble around for your business cards. Make a good first impression!

Hand made in Japan.



Leather Mouse Pad

Designed by Hironao Tsuboi

A leather mouse pad made without stitches. This single sheet of thick ox hide is over 4mm thick, the thickest among raw leathers. The mat is hand polished with glass by Japanese leather craftsman. Sophisticated texture without any artificial treatments that are found in most leather products.

Produced by veteran leather craft company SANTO INC, founded in 1899. Available in black and brown. W235xD180mmxH5.

Made in Japan



So come on by and say hello! We can’t wait to meet you all!

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