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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: monster friends for human kids

From her home in Dartmouth, N.S., Blythe Church sews these handmade monsters, which she says live in the back of closets and behind furniture and “eat the things that your vacuum leaves behind, like paperclips, marbles, bits of string and belly button lint.” They all have jagged felt teeth, dog noses and long, tentacle-like legs (which make many silly poses possible), and each is unique and totally lovable. $44. See 18 other gifts for kids »

Available at Kid Culture, 2986 Dundas St. W., 416-859-9006