A little festive decor can go a long way when it comes to conjuring the holiday spirit in your space. Hence, when shopping for trimmings, quality truly always trumps quantity. This year, make sure you steer clear of the tacky, disposable decor (sorry dollar store fans) in favour of more unique holiday decorations.
Head to these 11 Toronto stores to deck the halls in style with unique decorations.
It’s Christmas year round at Canadian Tire as the there’s a team that’s solely dedicated to designing Christmas decor literally 365 days a year. If you thought that Canadian Tire was simply the place to stock up on wiper fluid and get your tires rotated, then think again because it’s filled with not only beautiful holiday decor, appliances, outdoor furniture, kitchen essentials, and much more.
The modern, design-forward branch of Williams Sonoma turns into a one-stop shop for holiday decor around this time of year. You can find basically everything you need to add sparkle to your tabletop and bar cart (entertainers, a walk around West Elm in December is mandatory even just for inspo), mantel, front door, and beyond. You’ll also be able to cross a few names off your list if you’re shopping for gifts.
This art supplies and hobbies store wants you to ‘create your own holidays’ and offers everything you and your family need to do it. Shop paper and wood ornaments, garlands, DIY mantel-pieces, advent calendars, and a solid selection of seasonal lighting. If you need to keep kids busy over the holidays, DeSerres can certainly help.
Midoco is known for its stationery and art supplies, but the store also stocks some quirky holiday gifts, decor, cards, and wrapping paper come the festive season. If you’re hosting kids over the holidays, or just want to add some whimsy to your table setting, shop the creative decor and party favours here.
This beloved craft supply emporium offers indoor and outdoor decor for all holidays, as well as Christmas trimmings like wrapping paper, cards, and stocking stuffers. The holidays are prime time for Michaels – come early on a weekday morning if you can and avoid the crowds.
Come to Spruce to invest in a few key items to create that ambience of hygge, the quality that makes your space feel cozy. It’s all about uniquely curated home goods here, so if you’re wanting some sculptural candle sticks, festive painted plates, wooden advent calendars, or the like, you’ll definitely cherish whatever it is that you buy here.
Chapters Indigo brings out an inventive, elegant selection of holiday decor from coasters, glassware, and spice mixes, to candelabras and art prints right. The merch here is perfect enough to find a nice host gifts for whoever you may need one for, but also artful enough to offer some beautiful gems you’ll continue to bring out year after year.
Leave it to CB2 to stock holiday decor that fits in perfectly in your chic condo. Expect to shop items like wreaths, trees, mantle sets, and entertaining provisions that are hip, modern, and offbeat enough to be noticed by your guests in a good way, of course.
Find all the functional accessories you need to make the season bright at iQ Living on the Danforth. Whether you’re after entertaining supplies, bakeware, barware, stemware, stocking stuffers, and gifts, it’s all here. Come for all the stuff no one ever told you needed for the holidays and nail it like an adult.
If you’re looking to get in the spirit, come to Blue Banana Market in Kensington Market. This lofty space pulls together handmade holiday decorations, one-of-a-kind gifts, and curio from over 200 artists and makers. There’s a ton to explore here and it’s like an elevated flea market, but a lot more whimsical.
A walk through Brika that houses 50 or so rotating makers will put you in the mood to get giving. Shop unique holiday decorations and handmade gifts and homewares like coasters, trays, and cushions and throw blankets are all made with a lot of love. Market founders and owners Jen and Kena have combed through the city’s finest so you don’t have to.
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