Six Totally Untypical Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy in Toronto
Sure, it’s easy to stop by your nearest pharmacy and scoop up a box of chocolates and a card to accompany the roses you waited in line forever for on your lunch break.
But that’s been done a million times before. Why not surprise your significant other (SO) with something beyond flowers and chocolate this Valentine’s Day?
Here are six totally untypical Valentine’s Day gifts to buy in Toronto.
Surprise your SO with a spa day with a special offer from the Miraj Hammam Spa in the Shangri-La Hotel. The unique Hammam & Gommage treatment, where you’re steamed and deep exfoliated from head to toe (an esthetician eliminates all that dead skin you didn’t know you had off your body so you leave feeling baby-soft), followed by a soothing couples massage.
Swap the chocolates for a comforting gourmet boozy hot chocolate to-go, and rent a pair of snowshoes from Mountain Equipment Co-op. Toronto is full of snowshoe options (like the King’s Mill Park Trail or the Cedarville Ravine and Beltline) that make for a romantic, calorie-burning, and untypical Sunday-fun day. You don’t have to be a superstar athlete to excel in the snowshoe department either – if you can walk, you can snowshoe.
The Drake General Store offers some cute Valentine’s Day gifts that won’t break the bank. This includes coffee mugs that say things like “Best I ever had,” and “You could have my heart or we could share it like the last slice.” To complement these are the cute Arborist Arrow Valentine’s socks or the heart-covered Arborist Sweat Heart socks.
Show some love to your city and help your SO rep their ‘hood loud and proud with an exclusive City Love tee designed by StyleDemocracy. The tees easily become comfy weekend staples – whether you’re lounging in one in Mississauga, Scarborough, or Markham. Shop the collection here.
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Give the gift of a refined escape from the grind at Ontario’s newest glamping spot, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, located just a 90-minute drive from Toronto. A Valentine’s Day gift card from Whispering Springs means the ultimate couples getaway, complete with bubble baths in the forest, a safari-style tent complete with luxe linens and robes and a soaker tub, champagne tent service, and romantic campfires beneath the starry night sky.
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Do you know any other untypical Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Let us know in the comments!
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Erin is a Toronto-based writer, actor and queen of the side hustle. When she’s not writing the day away in a face mask, she’s taking in the city’s vibrant arts scene, doing a red carpet interview or brunching with her leading ladies. Follow me: @erinnicoledavis