Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 21, 2017

A coco-almond fondant made with the molecular gastronomy kit from molecule-r.com.

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Gift-giving Canuck style

10 great sites to shop patriotically

1. What hockey-loving physician wouldn’t be blown away unwrapping a fiberglass replica of Gerry Cheevers’s scarred-up mask on Christmas morning? Buy reproduced masks of all your favourite bruised and bygone goalies at BC-based hockeymasks.com.

2. More of a doer than a spectator? Mec.ca is where you’ll find the latest and lightest for cyclists, skiers, hikers, runners and all-around Everest climbers.

3. Self-proclaimed foodies can go from medical to food science with a cookbook, Chef Starter Kit or Molecular Gastronomy Kit from Montreal-based Saveurs MOLECULE-R Flavors inc. molecule-r.com.

4. Shopping for the tea drinker who practices yoga moves while sipping rooibos? Try davidstea.com. The site sells loose teas in their unadulterated form or married with fun flavours like mint, chocolate or candy. For that old-world drinker on your list who prefers a cup and saucer to a mug, there’s sloanetea.com.

5. For those who’d take a corkscrew over a strainer any day — and who live in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba or BC — there’s winerytohome.com,which delivers Ontario wine straight to their door.

6. That Canadian success story of all things stretchy, Lululemon, is where to shop for anyone who appreciates nicely made yoga, gym and running wear. lululemon.com.

7. Etsy, on the other hand, is best for crafty types. Everything from beaver hats handknitted to order to any possible depiction of the goose to original clothing and accessories is at etsy.com/ca.

8.Where would you buy wooden or odd mechanical toys? Pocket microscopes or miniature steam engines? How’s about woodworking, gardening or cooking tools? Right! leevalleytools.com.

9. Calgary-based rivasecostore.com sells everything the eco-minded person would want, from clothing to organic duvets to DIY supplies.

10. Naturalpod.com is where you shop for the new parent who bans plastic toys.

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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