Holiday shopping season is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be putting under the tree or in that stocking! Whether you’re looking for thoughtful presents for your besties or silly stocking stuffers for your coworkers, these holiday gifts are local and will be loved by any Torontonian.

Check out these fun holiday gifts and start crossing them off your list!


If you’re from Toronto, chances are you know Kotn. The clothing brand is “on a mission to change how things are made. Better for the people, better for the planet.”

Offering everything from clothes, to perfumes, and duvet covers, you can find something for everyone on your list. Plus, their flagship store on Queen Street West makes shopping easy. PS They also have a store in Leslieville!

Where: 754 Queen St W and 978 Queen St. E

Cadette Jewelry

Cadette Jewelry is crafted right here in Toronto. The artisanal jewelry company has a series of gold engravable pieces that would make the perfect gift for a loved one.

This customizable mantra bracelet is made from 10-karat solid gold and can be engraved with any personal mantra, word, or phrase that is meaningful to you. It also features an evil eye, a symbol of protection that wards off negative energy.

Where: Online

Sponsored Pick: The best holiday gifts for your favourite Torontonian

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Looking for a one-stop-shop for your holiday shopping this year? The Source has something for every type of Torontonian on your list.

Give the gift of crystal-clear music with Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds, for the friend with busy commutes across the city. Or, if you’re shopping for a work-from-home friend, the Meta Quest 3 512GB VR Headset offers an immersive escape into new virtual realms from the cozy confines of their apartment. Have a photographer on your list? The Google Pixel 8 Pro 256GB Bay takes incredible photos in the dark — perfect for holiday parties or capturing the sparkling CN tower all lit up.

Province of Canada

It doesn’t get more Canadiana than Province of Canada! This sustainable local brand makes a variety of warm and cozy apparel, perfect for brunch in the city or lounging at the cottage.

This French terry crewneck sweatshirt and drawstring sweatpant set is an easy way to please anyone on your gift list.

Where: 1004 Queen Street East

Kilne Cookware 

Not only is trendy Canadian cookware brand, Kilne, hosting a Black Friday sale until November 27th, the company’s HQ is also in Toronto!

So if you have a foodie in your life, check out some of their dinnerware sets, or flagship knife set!

Where: Online

Sponsored Pick: CanadaHelps

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Looking for last-minute gift ideas that are still thoughtful and meaningful? 

CanadaHelps offers charity gifts that you can select for price, cause, and occasion. Give the gift of generosity and put it towards food insecurity, education, homelessness, animal welfare, and more. Pair your gift with a personalized eCard available immediately, so you can shop as late as Christmas Eve and STILL get your gift on time! 

Where: Shop Online

Peace Collective

If you’re looking to support local in more ways than one, Peace Collective is where you need to shop. This proudly Canadian apparel store gives back to communities in need with every garment sold, including mental health research and refugee aid.

The company has several nostalgic collections for Toronto locals, including TTC, CBC, and sports team apparel.

Where: 7 Trinity Street, & online

Salted Co

Know someone who loves to snack? Salted Co are “no ordinary nuts. These almonds are taken to the next level with sophisticated flavour combinations blended to pair perfectly with your favourite drinks. You can choose from Wine, Cheese or cocktail pairing trio gift sets.

Salted fancy cocktail nuts and honey salsas are hand crafted in small batches in Toronto!

Where: Online and at local retailers

Graydon Skincare

Know someone who loves skincare? Graydon is a Toronto-based skincare brand that uses clean, superfood ingredients that will help your loved ones achieve the freshest, most radiant skin, even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!

Where: Online

Genuine Tea 


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Genuine Tea is a local gem for those who enjoy a perfect cup of… tea. While they source ingredients from around the world, the teas are blended and packaged in Toronto.

The award winning tea company promotes mental health and wellbeing by donating 1% of proceeds to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Where: Online


Kandl is known for its signature blue jars, and small batch candles that are assembled in Toronto.

But if you know want a very local experience, you can gift ‘candle making‘, which takes place at their studio in Yorkville.

88 Avenue Rd


Wildcraft is an Indigenous, Toronto-based beauty brand which prides itself on 100% natural, plant-powered skincare. Its assortment of skincare is ideal for the skin minimalist on your list.

Wildcraft has a number of holiday gift sets available for purchase online, ranging from body scrubs to hydrating serums, clay masks, and much more.

Where: Online

Chocolat de Kat


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Count down to Christmas with a gourmet chocolate advent calendar by a Toronto chocolatier. The advent calendar features the most eagerly anticipated holiday all-stars, and limited edition flavours, so every day is a delicious surprise.

You can also assemble your own custom-made box of chocolates for the sweet tooths on your list.

Where: 824 St. Clair Avenue West & Online

LOHN Candles

If you are like us, you love candles! And what’s better than a local candle? At LOHN, candles are handmade by a team of makers and women in a studio located just outside of Toronto.

With LOHN, you can expect sustainable coconut & soy wax candles made with phthalate-free scents, reusable food-grade vessels, and vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free ingredients.

Where: Online

I’m Library People Mug

Know someone who loves books and libraries? This limited edition I’m Library People mug is designed to hold a large cup of a favourite beverage, and is the ideal companion when lounging by the fire and cozying up with a good book.

The best part? A portion of the proceeds from this item directly supports the Toronto Public Library.

Where: Online at The Spacing Store and at Balzac’s Cafés across Ontario

TIFF membership


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TIFF Membership is the gift that keeps on giving for those movie lovers in your life.

A TIFF membership includes over 350 TIFF Cinematheque screenings available free for Members year-round, early access to tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival, Member pre-sales, discounts, and so much more.

Where: Online

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen Pancake Essentials

You’ve probably waited in line for brunch at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, particularly for those pancakes. But now, the famous Mrs. Biederhoff’s Buttermilk Pancakes are available in small-batch wild blueberry compote. You can gift it, and/or make it for yourself!

Where: 85 Hanna Ave, or online