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The Best Places to Buy Unique Gifts in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / October 30, 2015

gifts torontoThe best places to buy unique gifts in Toronto will get you in the spirit of giving. Offering everything from eco-friendly accessories to apothecary goods, these boutiques offer presents that are exponentially better than gift cards. Many of these spots boast one-of-a-kind and hard to find items, so there's a good chance nobody else will be doling out the same gifts as you.

Here are the best places to buy unique gifts in Toronto.

Spacing Store

Spacing Store

At the Spacing Store you’ll find everything from decorative knick knacks to chic home decor pieces. If you’re looking for something with a distinct Toronto theme, the store carries TTC token cuff links, City of Neighbourhoods caps and toques, and Yasmine Lewis Toronto printed pillows. More »

Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger

If you’ve got design savvy friends, Easy Tiger is where to go for gift shopping. The store stocks a little bit of everything - stationary, accessories, apothecary items, and homeware. You’ll find the shelves lined with minimalist goods like geometric necklaces, mini notebooks, and leather wallets. More »

Likely General

Likely General

Likely General is ideal for those who like to go off the beaten trail when it comes to gifts. The Roncesvalles shop carries colourful patches from Rosehound Apparel, sarcastic street wear from Stay Home Club, prints by local artists and a smorgasbord of design goods that will amp up the cool-factor of your gift recipient’s apartment. More »

Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus

Trying to find a gift for a DIY or stationary junkie? Try Kid Icarus. The store has two locations (Parkdale and Kensington Market) and carries everything they’ll need to craft to their heart’s content. It also sells novelty goods and the a few home decor items, if you want to go a different route. More »

Len Toronto

Len Toronto

Len Toronto covers all the classic gifting basics – candles, cards, and coffee mugs – with a few less expected items thrown in. The shop is infused with a healthy dose of Canadiana, stocking maple syrup candles, hockey printed pillows, and maple leaf tea cozies. More »

I Have a Crush on You

I Have a Crush on You

This gift shop-gallery hybrid is ideal if you're on the hunt for something out of the box. The store carries kitschy items like "How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety" pamphlets, kazoos, and mock prayer candles. It also sells Toronto-themed items, like neighbourhood keychains by Smitten Kitten. More »

Saudade

Saudade

Saudade carries mainly homeware items, making it the best place to hunt for housewarming gifts. Filled with pieces from Portuguese designers, you’ll find its shelves lined with Claus Porto soaps and candles, woven blankets, ceramics, and a few kitchen items. More »

Labour of Love

Labour of Love

Labour of Love is your one stop shop for gifting. The store caters to pretty much any recipient, with products like beard oil, cocktail bitters, and gemstone rings filling up the shelves. They also have a bridal collection, which is handy if you’re looking for a present for a bride-to-be. More »

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