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Need help finding the perfect gift card for your loved one? We've got just the store for you.

Outer Layer is an independently-owned shop on Toronto's trendy Queen St. West and has an extensive selection of greeting cards and gifts. Located on the corner of Portland St. at 577 Queen St. West, inside the store is packed with items that line rows of shelves, tables, and colourful walls.

No matter the occasion you're shopping for — whether it's a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or beyond — you're likely to find something suitable for the person you're shopping for.

Owned by Elana White, Outer Layer has been open since 2002. White strives to make gift shopping for consumers easy and fun. Today, Outer Layer is a go-to spot for Torontonians on the hunt for something great and was even awarded the Now Magazine Reader's Choice Award in 2018.

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The Queen St. West location has a rotating selection of 10,000 products, which includes items as unique as the giftee.

Have a friend that's obsessed with unicorns? You bet you'll find it here! Know someone who has their finger on the pulse of pop culture? There are tons of musician, TV show, and movie-themed pieces to be discovered.

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While there's a massive selection in-store at Outer Layer to touch and browse yourself, there's an even larger selection online.

Online, Outer Layer puts its products into categories to provide the simplest shopping experience for its customers. Head to the website to find gift categories like graduation, wedding, eco-friendly, baby shower, and much more. Or even specify who the gift is for, whether it be your mom, dad, a baby, or a child. Outer Layer provides products for anyone in your life.

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Outer Layer's specialty is unique gifts that fit into every niche, no matter how big or small.

Aside from beautifully designed greeting cards, you'll also find a huge selection of odds and ends at this Toronto gift store. Think barware, clothing, candles, journals, pins, keychains, toys, puzzles, books, and beauty — you name it and Outer Layer probably has it in stock for you to browse.

Gift giving doesn't have to be stressful and Outer Layer is proof of that. Give the store a visit and pick up something for a loved one (or even yourself).

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577 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, Canada