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Guide: 10 places to find perfect, unique gifts in Toronto

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Still got some items to check off the old gift list? Still got all the items to check off? What you need is a handy guide to some of the best places to buy gifts in Toronto! Good thing you’re reading this guide of cool and unique presents!

Here are 10 perfect spots to find the best gifts in Toronto.

COCKTAIL EMPORIUM

Cocktail Emporium is the perfect one-stop-shop for the cocktail lover in your life. They’ve got everything you could ever need to throw a great party and a wicked assortment of trinkets and gifts for anyone drink-savvy on your list.

What we suggest: The carry-on cocktail kit, the gunmetal bar set, or the pineapple drink dispenser

MERCHANT OF YORK

This sleek shop is the perfect place to shop for anyone and everyone. Their gift guide includes ideas for the traveller, the plant lover, the bar star, the homebody, and the early riser. Should just about cover everyone!

What we suggest: This coffee-table worthy plant care book, these pocket travel guides, or this Chemex coffee maker

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EVIO BEAUTY

Evio is a Canadian brand with a great line of eco-conscious, accessible skincare and make-up products. All products are sustainable and cruelty-free! Perfect for the beauty guru in your life or the mother in law who keeps saying your skin looks dry. Their cannabis-infused prodcuts are perfect for those who want to *ahem* elevate their skincare routine.

What we suggest: The Evio Skin Kit

PURDYS CHOCOLATES

Chocolate is always a safe bet if you’re not sure exactly what to buy. Who doesn’t love getting chocolate? It’s like, the best gift ever. Purdys has some perfectly festive gift kits that’ll make you debate just keeping them for yourself. Lifehack: buy two, give one 😉

What we suggest: The Survive the Season gift kit or the Merry and Bright gift tin

EASY TIGER GOODS

This gorgeous shop is stocked to the brim with great gifts. Minimalist jewelery, children’s toys, dishware, you name it! The goods here are on the pricier side on average, but they’re worth every penny.

What we suggest: A classic staple piece of jewelery, kid’s balancing blocks, or a chic throw pillow

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THE DRAKE GENERAL STORE

Lookingfor that perfect mix of trendy and Canadiana? The Drake General Store has tons of great gifts, from hats and hoodies to candles and home decor.

What we suggest: Literally anything from their gift guide

BL’EAU

Everyone likes to treat themselves, nobody likes to pay to do it. Give the gift of a self-care session with Bl’eau’s incredible face masks. The Canadian oceanic clay leaves your skin feeling like a baby’s bottom, and it’s a perfect gift for anyone needing some TLC!

What we suggest: The organics + transcend gift bundle or the glacial oceanic clay mask

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UNCLE OTIS

Dudes are notoriously hard to buy for, right? Ease the burden with a trip to this stylish menswear shop for all the staples and accessories your guy needs.

What we suggest: Moonstar all-weather boots, a sleek minimal wallet, or some high-quality mittens

OUTER LAYER

This place is a goldmine of gift ideas. You don’t need to know what you’re looking for, just browse along and we’re sure you’ll find something worthwhile. They’re a NOW reader’s choice best gift shop, so you should be in good hands.

What we suggest: A classic Bob Ross Chia pet or a City of Toronto racoon trash mug

BLUE BANANA MARKET

This store may specialize in wacky and tacky, but it deserves a walk-through before the end of your shopping. It’s great for random stocking stuffers and unique trinkets.

What we suggest: A deluxe scratch map or a DIY sock monkey scarf kit

Have fun shopping for all the best gifts in Toronto- the people on your list are really going to love you this year!

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