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5 new shops for Valentine's Day gifts in Toronto

New shops for Valentine's Day gifts in Toronto will help get you out of the cliche chocolates and roses routine. A bevy of shops touting jewellery, lingerie and other giftable goods have popped up in the past year, giving you more than a couple of excuses to skip the lines at Victoria's Secret and your local florist.

Here are a few new shops for Valentine's Day gifts in Toronto this year.

Souvenir Studios
This Little Italy shop carries a melange of carefully curated accessories, home goods and apothecary items perfect for gifting. The ever-changing range of products sold here will help you get your hands on unique pieces that can't be found at any of the big chain stores. If you're on the hunt for a little bling for your bae, its selection of Foe and Dear bobbles should do the trick.

Aesop Toronto
Want to pamper your S.O.? Head to Aesop and pick them up a new fragrance and some massage oil. The West Queen West boutique, which opened last summer, carries just about every skin and haircare product under the sun, so if you want to amp up your gift throw in a new cleanser or some oil burner blends.

Gigi's House of Frills
Lingerie rarely fails as a Valentine's Day gift as it usually pleases all parties involved. If you're looking for something a little bit different than the lace and silk selections of Victoria's Secret and La Vie en Rose, opt for some of the vintage pieces sold at Gigi's. The Annex shop stocks pin-up style bras, panties and loungewear that would be a welcome addition to any ladies' wardrobe.

King's Crown
This North York grooming supply mecca popped up in Bayview Village last fall giving men accross the city a new reason to ditch their Gillette razors. If your main man likes to maintain perfectly coiffed facial hair a la Tom Hardy, one of the gift sets sold might make for the perfect gift.

Papabubble Toronto
Chocolate may be the go-to Valentine's treat, and while everyone enjoys a good truffle now and again, it may be time to try something different. The artisanal sweets sold at this Yonge & Lawrence shop are more than just your average pick n' mix items, they're so impressive looking that they'll probably last more than a day.

What did I miss? Add your go-to Valentine's Day shops in the comments.

Photo of Souvenir Studios by Hector Vasquez.

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