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The Best Places to Buy Unique Gifts in Toronto

The best places to buy unique gifts in Toronto carry items you won't find anywhere else in the city. From quirky sweaters to delightful homeware imported from Portugal, these thoughtful gifts will trump any present bought from a big box store. 

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


Cocktail Emporium
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Cocktail Emporium

This store with locations in Kensington and West Queen West sells everything drink and cocktail related. Find an abundance of playful knick knacks and tools—from bitters to absinthe fountains— that are perfect for anyone who likes to shake up a good cocktail in style.

Spacing Store
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Spacing Store

Located at on the ground floor of the 401 Richmond building, this store is perfect for those with a love for architecture and design. Spacing is overflowing with locally-sourced books and interesting paraphernalia that celebrate all things Toronto.


Drake General Store
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Drake General Store

There's no shortage of odd and gift-worthy items for sale at this three-storey design store on West Queen West. Shop onesies, cute cheeseboards, neon flamingos and Lego brick alarms.

Kid Icarus
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Kid Icarus

This screen print studio in Kensington specializes in papers and stationery. Discover DIY kits, fun prints, notebooks designed by local artists and other items that are prefect for the arts and crafts enthusiasts in your life.


Easy Tiger
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Easy Tiger

There's no shortage of incredible items to peruse at this Dundas West store. It's all a hodgepodge of strange stock that range from multi-coloured pyramid candles to large vases with grid patterns on them, with a good mix of accessories for both men and women.


Curiosa
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Curiosa

If you know someone who's always dreamed of going to Hogwarts, look no further than this store in Parkdale that deals in all things Harry Potter. Buy a Hogwarts crest patch to iron onto your wizard s robe, perhaps, or an infinity scarf with the Marauder's Map on it.

Spruce
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Spruce

Home decor for the fashion-forward can be found at this warm little boutique in Cabbagetown. They stock an assortment of fun vintage items, a lot of cannabis accessories, and cool drinking glasses and decanters for your bar.


Saudade
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Saudade

Bringing Portuguese brands and designs to Little Portugal, this accessory store on Dundas West offers wool blankets unlike anything you'll find elsewhere in the city (they're from Central Portugal after all), jewellery, handmade plates, and mugs that will brighten up any home.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns of Saudade.

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