With the holidays coming up in less than a month, it’s time to shop for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Retail stores, especially small ones, have taken a major hit from the pandemic. So, this year, it’s more important than ever to support and shop local. There are so many stores in Toronto that have a ton of high-quality and unique gifting ideas, you’d be surprised at all of the awesome items you can find!
Here are local stores in Toronto to shop at for gifts this season.
Hoi Bo is the perfect gift to give. The brand holds true to offering pure and simple pieces. Shop sustainable products including handbags, footwear, dresses, tops, jackets, and so much more, that will seamlessly fit into anyones wardrobe.
TOWN is your one-stop-shop for gift giving this year. This shop located on Bloor Street West, downtown Toronto sells both cards and gifts. If you don’t want to run all over town gift shopping this year, just head over to TOWN the store!
Armed offers trendy and fun, tarnish free jewelry, so you never have to worry about ruining your new pieces. The brand has a bunch of different styles of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and even a breathtaking ‘The Rove’ apparel collection.
Good Intentions is a boutique hosting a large collection of exclusively women-owned Canadian brands and vintage clothing! There are tons of gift-worthy items to shop, including its Mystery Gifts Bags – which do the work for you!
Vancouver-based company Smash+Tess has changed the game for day-to-night clothing. Its pieces can transition seamlessly with comfort and style. Give the gift of chic and cozy this season!
This one-stop shop is for all things cocktails. Quite literally. Cocktail Emporium has all of the bar tools you’ll ever need, glassware, ingredients for special drinks, and more. If you know a lover of cocktails, you need to check out this shop.
Souvenir Studio has beautiful ceramics, home accessories, furniture, textiles, jewelry, and so much more. The company focuses on being able to showcase emerging designers and artists in the store. If any items catch your eye at this local store to give as gifts, then check out the website to book an appointment to shop.
Likely General is full of unique and quirky pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. The brand primarily focuses on selling the work and expressions of women, marginalized, queer, and non-binary folks first. Inclusivity and community support at its finest!
For the beauty lovers that you know, check out Gee Beauty. Founded in Toronto in 2005, the brand sells lovely, high-quality make-up, not only from its own brand but others as well. Other brands found at the shop include Dr. Barbara Sturm, Dr. Dennis Gross, OUAI, and so many more.
For the person in your life who loves all things vintage, you may want to check out Blackbird Vintage Finds to get them their perfect gift. You can find everything from typewriters to jewellery at this eclectic vintage and gift shop in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.
Mejuri sells stylish fine jewelry for your everyday lifestyle. If you know someone who loves accessories, then you need to take a look at this brand. Gorgeous jewelry that your loved ones can cherish forever.
Easy Tiger Goods is a lifestyle concept store that specializes in beautifully designed and well-made products. These products include home décor, accessories, jewelry, and other interesting knick-knacks. The brand curates a selection of goods that are made with integrity by creators, to ensure high-quality pieces.
At The Wanderly, it’s all about the stories that each product tells. The company seeks out artists and creators who produce these interesting and unique items. The inventory is ever-evolving, so always keep an eye out for new featured pieces.
Shop locally – and sustainably this holiday season at Merchant of York! This store is the home to plenty of unique products made by brands that share its core values of creating items that have good design, are high quality, long lasting, and sustainable. There are tons of gift-worthy items to shop, guilt-free!
Relevé is the home to a variety of high-end active and loungewear that any fitness-lover, (or comfort-lover), would love! Treat them with a hoodie they’ll never want to take off or a new set to flex during their next workout.
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