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Finding gifts for our loved ones can be difficult. With the holidays just around the corner, you may be on the lookout for some unique, one-of-a-kind and local gifts. Whether they are into sweets, jewelry, clothing, cards, candles and more, here are some of the most unique local gift ideas for the holidays that you should check out!
1. Mitraya Jewelry
If you’re looking to gift beautiful handmade jewelry pieces to your loved ones this year, you have to check out Mitraya Jewelry. This small business based in Vancouver is passionate about making unique jewelry to let your inner goddess shine bright. With options like gold, silver, pearls, beads and more, you can find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Use code “TODOTORONTO” to receive $5 off your order!
2. Niagara Parks Annual Pass
This holiday season, gift your loved ones a magical experience. Each Niagara Parks Annual Pass offers unlimited access for the entire year to participating attractions, like Journey behind the Falls, Niagara Parks Power Station + Tunnel, Butterfly Conservatory, Whirlpool Aero Car and many more! Plus, with the pass, you’ll get access to some of their popular seasonal events and discounts across their culinary locations and gift shops. This pass makes the ultimate gift idea with so many different things to do and see.
3. Rubble Road Soapstone
This local business specializes in DIY Soapstone carving kits for all ages, available in 3 kit sizes and 29 different shape options. All of their products are made in Canada and comes in a variety of shapes, including over 26 animals. This makes such a fun gift for the holidays.
4. Mary Macleod's Shortbread
Ring in the festive season with Mary Macleod's Shortbread. This business offers handcrafted all-butter shortbreads that are made in small batches and by hand using only simple, premium ingredients. They offer 4 delicious flavours, including 2 gluten-free flavours, like Classic, Chocolate Crunch, Dutch Chocolate, Maple Crunch, Gluten Free Classic and Gluten Free Chocolate Crunch. Whether you're looking for a thoughtful Christmas gift, a stocking stuffer, or a tasty treat to share around the tree, their shortbread makes the perfect gift. Use code "TODOTORONTO" for 10% off!
5. Tonton Art
If you’re looking for all thing stationery and paper goods, check out Tonton Art. They produce stationery and paper goods featuring local Toronto restaurants and food. This is a great customized gift idea for the foodie lover in your life! Shop art prints, greeting cards, stickers & more.
6. SowSweet Greetings
SowSweet Greetings is a proudly Canadian and woman-owned small business that offers plantable stationary for the conscious consumer! From punny greeting cards to gift tags and more, they pride themselves on their ability to put smiles on faces and flowers in the ground. With products for different occasions and themes, there is something for everyone. Use code "TODOTO10" for 10% off all Holiday greetings cards on their website from now to Dec 24.
7. Drake General Store
Drake General Store combines a hotel gift shop, a classic general store, a flea market stand, and a museum shop all into one. This store has everything you can think of and is a great place to shop for during the holidays.
Where: 575 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6
8. Home & Away Jewellery
Home & Away Jewellery offers a variety of ready-to-wear pendants that are miniature graphic abstractions of roadways and natural features that characterize specific Canadian locations. They have 80+ designs, including rural routes, cities, provinces, and parks. Crafted in sterling silver or solid 10-karat gold, every piece includes a corresponding paper map for easy gifting. Use code "TORONTOTHEGOOD" for 5% off!
9. Inoki Bathhouse
Give the gift of self-care this holiday season. With 2023 coming to an end, treat yourself or your loved ones with a relaxing experience at home. Inoki Bathhouse offers luxurious spa-grade tea bath blends designed to help restore, relax, and rejuvenate. Plus, their blends are packed with nutrients that will leave your skin feeling super soft and your muscles at ease.
10. Wanderlust Creatures
Wanderlust Creatures is where you can find push pin travel maps & flag push pins to help travellers keep track of all their travel adventures. Handmade in Canada, they also feature products for your pets, like pet collars and tags.
11. Soul Chocolate
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without chocolate right? For all your chocolate needs, check out Soul Chocolate. The artisanal chocolates here are handcrafted with high-quality ingredients and sourced with care. With different flavours of chocolate bars to spreads to hot chocolates and more, there is something for everyone to help satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.
12. Salted Co.
If you know a foodie, then you should check out Salted Co. These are not your typically nuts, but ones with sophisticated flavour combinations blended to pair perfectly with your favourite drinks. The salted fancy cocktail nuts and honey salsas are hand crafted in small batches in Toronto.
13. Milk Jar Candle co.
Do you know someone thats obsessed with candles? If your answer is yes, then you have to check out Milk Jar Candle co. Candles here are free from toxic ingredients and come in a variety of different scents. Plus, they also host workshops thats designed to bring people together. Since 2016 they’ve donated $1 from every Milk Jar product to non-profits and initiatives that support inclusion.
14. Genuine Tea
Genuine Tea is family owned and was Voted Best Tea in Toronto in 2020 + 2021 (NOW Magazine). They are also proud partners of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Shop from their loose leaf teas, tea bags, wellness teas, matcha and more. There is something for every tea lover here.
15. Canadian Succulents
If you and someone you love are obssessed with succulents, then you have to check out Canadian Succulents. This small business offers locally grown succulents that are arranged in hand-made concrete pots. Plus, they offer workshops too!
Souvenir is a local shop in Toronto that features items ranging from home accessories to stationery to ceramics to textiles to art and more.
Where: 1232 College Street
17. Hoi Bo
Hoi Bo launched in 2007 with a desire to create a sustainable brand that would offer a unique balance of beauty, design, craft and functionality. At Hoi Bo, they make everything themselves and they offer a wide range of products, like clothing, accessories, bags and more.
Where: 15 Trinity Street, Toronto
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