Holiday shopping season is upon us, Toronto, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be putting under the tree this year! Whether you’re looking for thoughtful gifts for your besties or silly stocking stuffers for your coworkers, these holiday gifts are perfect for the Torontonians in your life.
Check out these fun holiday gifts and start crossing them off your list!
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, 65 Front Street West & online
These Toronto-themed waterproof stickers are the perfect small gift for your favourite local. Stick them on your Christmas cards or throw them into a stocking and they’re sure to put a smile on your bestie’s face.
Cost: $3 each
Sponsored Pick: Kit & Ace’s Good Feels Brushed Crewneck Dress
A closet staple that can be used all year round? Bring it on! This classic crewneck dress is soft and flattering, for all the good feels. It’s made with lightweight and insulating brushed french terry fabric and comes in 8 fabulous colours for every taste.
Where: Kit & Ace stores or online
For the coffee addict on your list! All 16 Balzac’s cafés have their own custom-designed image which is available in a 15oz ceramic mug as well as a poster.
If you want to go all out, you can also throw in a Balzac’s custom coaster set or a postcard, along with ground coffee or tea.
Cost: $12.95 each
Sponsored Pick: KORITE’s Infinity Ammolite Ring
This 14K gold Ammolite ring from KORITE is a part of the Infinity collection. Delicate curves create a lightness that stirs the imagination. The gleam of true diamonds represents the celebrated milestones that change and sculpt who we are.
Where: KORITE’s website
A candle by Drake
Give your Toronto ting the gift of Drake’s distinctive fragrances. The rapper’s signature candles come in five unique scents, “each based on a different memory,” according to the description. Some of them include notes of Canadian fir trees and smokey campfires.
The candles are now conveniently available at Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Canada.
Where: Select Shoppers Drug Mart stores
Cost: $62+ each
A delicious local goodie basket
Give your loved one the gift of delicious snacking provided by Toronto’s very own Dear Grain bakery. In it, you’ll find “an assortment of gourmet foods for those who love to cook, entertain and bring people together.”
There are both large and small made-to-order baskets to choose from, each of them loaded with delicious bites and a gift card to Dear Grain. Or, you can put together a bread-baking starter kit with Dear Grain’s quality ingredients for the aspiring baker on your list.
Where: 48 Ossington Avenue
Cost: $65 Small, $120 Large
Sponsored pick: Samsung: Get the perfect gift for the person in your life who does it all
We all know that one person who truly seems to do it all, and with the holidays only a month away, finding the perfect gift can be stressful. Luckily for us, Samsung has a gift that can keep up.
Enter the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, designed to maximize productivity and truly do it all. With a big, immersive display, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is basically two phones in one. Flex Mode allows users to enjoy a standard smartphone experience on the outside and a tablet-like experience on the inside. Plus, you can even launch up to 3 apps side by side thanks to the Multi-Window view.
And better yet, Canadians can save up to $360 on select Galaxy Z Fold4 devices this holiday season! Just check out their website or stop by your local Samsung Experience Store, and get saving today!
*Flex Mode supported at angles between 75° and 115°. For your convenience, it may be difficult to maintain Flex Mode while moving due to shaking or other movements. It is recommended to keep the phone stationary while in Flex Mode
*Certain applications may not support Multi Active Window or App Pair
Where: Local Samsung Experience Store or Online
Cost: From $2269.99
Indigenous-made skincare sets
Wildcraft is an Indigenous, Ontario-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.
Cost: $58 to $131 each
TTC Ginger Bus Kit
You’ve heard of gingerbread houses, but what about gingerbread buses? The TTC has new edible buses you can make this holiday season on its online store, along with tons of fun and nostalgic items that true Toronto locals will appreciate.
Toronto handcrafted chocolate
Count down to Christmas with this 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
Cost: $85 each
Toronto’s official Christmas tree returns & with it a massive holiday season celebration
Toronto is getting a brand new ultra-immersive holiday experience this year
Canadian-made candles and fragrances
This Canadian company crafts limited-edition candles with scents of smoked apple and mulling spices that make the perfect stocking stuffers, plus perfume rollers for a luxurious and sophisticated gift.
This candle is layered with a blend of smoke, sweet spice, and crisp, zesty fruit, “ideally suited for those who love to bring an element of the outdoors in.”
Cost: $32 each
Toronto-made personalized 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.
Cozy made-in-Toronto fleece
Muttonhead is a locally-made apparel line with the coziest collection of Sherpa fleece beanies and sweaters, perfect for the chilly weather.
You can also shop for gifts based on your price range, with options ranging from $25 to $150.
Province of Canada set
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 & Online
Cost: $108+ Sweatshirt, $124 Sweatpant
Cruelty-free Canadian cosmetics
Nudestix is a Canadian brand known for its vegan and cruelty-free makeup and skincare only available online and at select retailers like Sephora.
This limited edition 3-piece mini palette is a perfect small gift for the beauty lover on your list. You can also score up to 40% off all purchases over $70 and an exclusive gift on orders over $100 during their Black Friday sale from November 22nd to 27th.
Cost: $32 each
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