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10 Toronto themed holiday gift ideas for 2016

Toronto-themed gifts will definitely delight the urban dweller on your Christmas list. They probably already proudly represent their city wherever they go in the world, so help them out with one of these locally produced goodies.

Here are my picks for Toronto-themed holiday gifts.

Retro-inspired T dot sweatshirt

This sweatshirt ($60) from Coy Depot looks warm and cozy and it has a great little locally inspired logo on the front. Let your friends rock one of our city's most popular moniker all season long.

Blue Jays tumbler

The Drake General Store sells these retro-inspired bar glasses ($12 each). They feature a blue jay, so they're perfect for that classy Toronto sports fan in your life.

50 Objects the Define Toronto

Get this book ($15) from the Spacing Store because it's Spacing's first ever book! This relatively short paperback traces 12,000 years of human history of the area now known as Toronto.

Raccoon phone case

Is there anything more Toronto than a trash panda, also known as a raccoon? Doubt it! That's why you should probably invest in one of these adorable raccoon-loving iPhone cases from Crywolf.

No fun patch

Pins and patches are all the rage these days in Toronto. Harken back to the days when the city earned the reputation of being no fun with this 90s-inpired patch ($7) from Northwood General that's perfect for the back of a vintage jean jacket.

TTC shower curtain

The TTC launched its new online shop with a slew of gift ideas, including this shower curtain ($90) featuring the names of your favourite subway stations.

Peace Box

Just in time for the holiday season, Peace Collective is launching a gift box ($100) featuring some of the Toronto brand's best-selling items, including t-shirts, tanks and crew necks. Each one has a $200 retail value.

Minimalist neighbourhood posters

Toronto-based artis Ryan Bannon designed a series of posters showcasing three west side neighbourhoods: Ossington, Trinity Bellwoods and Kensington Market. Each one is $50 and the series goes for $125. Best of all, they're printed at Kid Icarus.

Toronto calendar

Help a friend get organized for 2017 with this stunning calendar by Gotamago. It features full-colour sketches of the city and it's bound and printed right here in Toronto.

Toronto soap

Don't worry, this soap from Labour of Love doesn't actually smell like Toronto. Instead, each mini TO the Good handcrafted soap bar ($6) comes in scents like French lavendar, tea tree and lemon sweet orange.

Know of a cool Toronto-themed gift idea? Let us know in the comments.

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Hector Vasquez

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