Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Derek Alexander Handbags

Everyone needs that classic standby, a good quality leather handbag! But, with so many brands out there to select from, oftentimes finding the right one for you can be overwhelming.

Our favorite brand of leather bags and wallets here at the Tin Box is Derek Alexander. Classic designs crafted from high quality Italian leather combine to make functional bags that will wear beautifully for years.

Available at the Tin Box locations on High Street, Edmonton and in Canmore, we also offer special orders for most designs if we do not have the piece in stock!

Jailbird Stickers: Stocking Stuffers With Something to Say!

Looking for a stocking stuffer with a bit of attitude? Then, might we recommend Jailbird stickers!

Jailbird designs was founded in 1995 based on a passion to design and manufacture unique products featuring messages ranging from classic humor to edgy statements.

With over 100 different stickers for every sense of humor, from the goofy laugh-out-loud to sublime cynicism we recommend checking them out!

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Anne Taintor Arrivals at the Tin Box!

Anne Taintor products are simply sublime! From magnets and cards to flasks and coasters featuring witty and poignant humor and vintage images, Anne's got it all!

Rather than write about these fantastically funny products, we would like to share a few pictures with you of some of our favorite new arrivals:

Anne Taintor Magnet
Anne Taintor Magnet
Anne Taintor set of 6 Coasters

Anne Taintor Flask

If these made you smile, we invite you to the Tin Box and check out more wonderfully witty Anne Taintor products!

Brighten up Your Vision With LEDers!

At first glance these glasses may appear to be your typical pair of glasses, but upon closer observation you'll discover that they have tiny LED lights attached to either side! The little LED lights are not noticeable when off, but will illuminate your surroundings when switched on. And, that's what we think makes them super-cool!

LEDers feature high quality contemporary acetate frames fitted with high quality lenses of strengths varying from 1.25 to 3.00. Developed by nurses in Calgary, LEDers are the perfect reading glasses for everyday use with the added bonus of providing a light for reading in bed, in the dim light of a restaurant, or in any other situation where an extra bit of light is needed!

If you're still seeking out that perfect holiday gift for that someone special, we think that these glasses are certain to make a practical and stylish gift this holiday season!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Elf is on the Shelf!

Seeking unique gifts for the wee ones? Then search no further than the Tin Box! From sock monkeys and sock monkey hats and mitts to Star Wars books and alarm clocks we carry a fun and funky range of kid-friendly products that will most certainly be loved!
One of our seasonal favorites is the Elf on the Shelf! Open the box to reveal a classic elf doll as well as a fantastic accompanying story book! The Elf on the Shelf is a great way to build a holiday tradition that will be cherished and carried on for generations.

Drop by the Tin Box to check out the Elf on the Shelf as well as our wide selection of other kid-friendly holiday gifts! (...And might we also mention that we offer complimentary gift wrapping services for your holiday gifts!)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Super Stocking Stuffers at The Tin Box!

'Tis the season, and that means that there are stockings to be stuffed! Here are a few of our picks for superb stocking stuffers this holiday season!
"Join the religious write" with the Jesus pen! And if Jesus isn't quite your write, we also have Buddha and Ghandi pens ready to fill your stockings!
Golf season may be over, but it's never too early to prepare for next year! The "My Sack" golf ball holder includes two golf balls delicately suspended in a suede carrying case, for indeed it does take balls to golf!
Another rocking stocking stuffer is the '80s chic mixed deck playing card set!

It's a hotdog! No, wait, it's a pencil case! The Yummy Pockets hotdog carrying case is deceptively realistic looking and very handy. We also carry the equally delicious looking Yummy Pockets PB&J sandwich carrying case.

And finally, we'd like to share with you the red snapper microfibre screen cleaner! Vacuum-packed to ensure maximum freshness, we think this snapper would be a great filler for any stocking this season!

And, of course, be sure to drop by any of our locations to see all the other great holiday shopping ideas in stock!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Get Yer Redneck Wine Glasses Here!

Tired of drinkin' yer wine out of one of them high falutin' crystal glasses? Then boy'o'boy do we have the wine glass for you and yours!

Perfect for both them overpriced fancy wines as well as cheaper drink yer-redneck-self-a-bottle wines, these mason jar style redneck wine glasses are the ultimate gift for that there redneck on yer holiday shopping list! These not-so-fancy glasses even feature a genuine two part mason jar lid for that touch of down home country authenticity! Priced at only $16.00, we're a'hoping you'll be able to get yours before they're all gone!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mogo: We Just Click!

New to the Tin Box are Mogo charm bracelets!
These fun bracelets are adjustable and can be linked together to wrap and create headbands or belts! They are available in a variety of vibrant colors as well as the classic black and grey.

A whimsical range of magnetic charms attach securely via strong magnets to the metal studs on each bracelet. Charms are available in themed sets of three or individually in the twelve different birthstone colors. The bracelets may be filled with your collection of Mogo charms, or look equally charming as simple studded bracelets!
 Inspired by their designer, Paige Clark's, childhood memories of her pony named Mogo, and her love of accessorizing, we think these charm bracelets are perfect fun for any girl!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Be a Kameleon!

Coco Chanel once said, "fashion fades, only style remains the same."

This quote had us thinking about one of our fabulous designer jewelry lines, Kameleon, that is available at our High Street location. If you are unfamiliar with this line, basically you choose a setting - a ring, pendant, bracelet, or earrings, all solid sterling silver - and customize your piece by selecting interchangeable jewelpops that snap easily yet securely into your setting. It's a simply brilliant concept, you pick the piece that best suits your style then are able to switch it up with various jewelpops to match your attire or mood!

With an upcoming Kameleon event, to be held the afternoon of Saturday, November 12th, we are especially excited to have the opportunity to offer you a full range on Kameleon settings as well as an extensive array of jewelpops! And as the holidays fast approaching, several special offers, promotions, and holiday themed pieces will be offered throughout the event!

One of the first things that I noticed when looking through our Kameleon pieces was the quality of the sterling settings. When so much of the silver jewelry one might see when perusing shops these days tends to be of light construction, all of Kameleon's settings are sturdy and solidly constructed without being overly heavy or bulky, they cut no corners in terms of creating exquisite and timeless yet trendy silver settings. They are designed to be worn everyday and to take daily wear and tear in stride. Moreover, the variety of settings offered is diverse and ranges from simple elegant settings to more elaborate enameled and patterned pieces. Each piece is designed to showcase the jewelpop(s) that you select for it, from genuine gemstones and pearls, to dazzling crystals, to detailed enamel and more!

With Kameleon, your style can remain the same while being as ever changing and dynamic as you are!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Birds of The Box!

It's almost turkey time and the bird is the word, so here at the Tin Box we figured we'd share a few of our fine feathered friends with you!

This adorable turkey timer will help you roast that turkey to succulent perfection this upcoming long weekend, and these owl mugs will provide you with a fitting vessel to sip tea out of while preparing that Thanksgiving dinner!
 This awesome owl mug truly is a hoot! It would certainly make a great gift for an office coworker or any owl appreciator!
 Early is the bird, indeed! And these fun alarm clocks will ensure that you're awake when you need to be whether the birds are chirping outside or not.
 Here are a couple more fantastic bird-themed timers for the kitchen!
 You'll literally be hearing birds with these yellow duck ear buds that combine great sound quality with a fun look. And, why not try out the green owl cord wrapper with them? Distinctive bird key toppers will prevent any key confusion!
The key toppers pictured above feature a flashlight incorporated into the key cap. They are especially handy as they days begin to become darker earlier!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Lakapooki Arrivals: Pack your Lunch in Style!

Just arrived at the Tin Box are a selection of Lakapooki products! Lakapooki, a family-owned and operated business, based in Oakville, Ontario, excels at providing award-winning and innovative products to Canadians. Moreover, they focus on offering environmentally conscious designs and giving back to Canadians through organizations that help children and others in the community maximize their potential.

One of the terrific Lakapooki products that just arrived in stock is the Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bag. With a focus on function and fantastic designs as well as pure fun, these bags are composed of an eco-friendly bamboo fabric that feels much like silk. Beside being grown in a sustainable manner without the use of pesticides, this fabric is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial.

Itzy Ritzy bags feature a zipper closure, a waterproof PVC-free lining, and are machine washable. They will fit  a 7" by 7" inch sandwich perfectly, as well as being an ideal holder for other items including fruit, snacks, cosmetics, cell phones or iPods, and other small items. Itzy Ritzy bags can be carried alone or fit perfectly into a backpack or handbag.

Lakapooki also brings us the Goodbyn and Bynto lunch boxes. Easy to open, with a built-in handle, separate compartments, included water bottle, and a super-fun sticker set, these truly are the ultimate lunch boxes.

The Bynto has five separate compartments, each of which seal individually to prevent food from spilling and mixing into other compartments, and eliminate the need for any wasteful plastic bags in your lunchbox.

The Goodbyn, the smaller counterpart of the Bynto, features three compartments, and is perfect for smaller lunches or snacks.

Both the Bynto and Goodbyn are made of FDA-Approved materials and are 100% recyclable! The hundreds of stickers included with both lunchboxes allow them to be creatively individualized by the little ones.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cate and Levi Puppets!

Handmade in Toronto by creator and dad, Josh Title, Cate and Levi puppets have just arrived at the Tin Box! Title's vision was to offer intricately crafted and uniquely designed puppets that are also made in an environmentally conscious manner, and he has certainly succeeded!
Beside the fact that they are tonnes of fun, the great thing about Cate and Levi puppets is that they are fashioned completely from reclaimed wool! And, because they are made from recycled materials, no two puppets are the same meaning that each puppet has unique colors and patterns. As well, a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of each puppet is donated to charities that help provide assistance and support to children in need.
With walruses, giraffes, cats, dogs, parrots, and even a moose, we hope you have the opportunity to discover these wonderful puppets in store!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Adorable Agate Jewelry!

Here at the Tin Box, we'd like to feature a gorgeous style available exclusively at our High Street location! These retro agate pieces are great for a fun "sophisticated hippy" look!
The rich hues of dyed agates combine with gold in a bold yet refined statement!
Add an equally beautiful bangle or a great pair of earrings to complete your look!
These great pieces add the perfect splash of color to your wardrobe as it transitions into the darker more muted fall tones, and are wonderful with a chunky knit sweater and leggings or jeans and a tee!

Fabulous and Feathery Fall Accessories!

New to all Tin Box locations are the lovely feather creations of Monague. From long flowing hair clips and earrings, to delicate accents in the form of barrettes, Monague offers a style to suit everyone.
Each Monague piece is handcrafted by First Nations' artisans in British Columbia using methods that have been passed down through generations. Various domestic feathers and hides are selected and dyes to create vibrant teal, fuchsia, and emerald hues that combine perfectly with their earthen-hued non-dyed counterparts.
Feathers are definitely a hit this fall, and Monague certainly offers fantastic quality and style!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Books of the Box!

Here at the Tin Box we know that back to school rules! So, with that in mind we figured, why not hit the books?
Our first course includes "My First Dictionary", expertly compiled by Ross Horsely. "Corrupting young minds one word at a time", from abandon and bittersweet to vodka and zigzag, this book sardonically reveals the subtly understood but often unspoken meanings behind many of our favorite words!
And now that you've got the words down, you'll need to know how to use them in conjunction with today's technology...and, perhaps more importantly, how not to! In that spirit, our second class will feature "Damn You, Autocorrect!", by Jillian Madison. This compendium of "awesomely embarrassing text messages you didn't mean to send" will assist you in learning the ins and outs and ups and down-down-downs of text messaging with Autocorrect and all the hilarious faux pas that can completely alter the meanings of those well intended messages!
 For a more in depth discussion of failed texting, we look to the prime examples provided by our parents! In "When Parents Text", coauthored by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, examples of the "befuddled meeting the bewildered" are aptly showcased! Never has "so much been said and so little understood" in these hapless but wholehearted attempts at keeping up with the kids!
After a brief lunch break, our fourth class will commence with a discussion of the comic things nobody would ever say without the influence of that substance known as alcohol! In Kathleen Go's "Things Drunk People Say" boozing social butterflies are quoted at their best.
Finally, the recommended reading for our last lesson (if you aren't asleep at your desk!) is Bill Shapiro's "Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See". This book offers a voyeuristic exploration of real love letters, the honest, funny, guilty, heart-wrenching and everything in between. A consummate study tool for explaining and amending all those communication breakdowns, this one is definitely required reading for everybody!

Drop by the Tin Box and check out these and other comical, informative and purely pointless but ever so interesting books that are on our reading list!