As Christmas time approaches and the holiday season begins to take shape, local shops start to stock up with wonderful Christmas and holiday gifts to spread joy and cheer with family and friends. This list of stores around Toronto and the GTA presents a wide range of fun, beautiful, and downright unique gifts that are suitable for any individual.
Outer Layer in a quintessentially unique Toronto gift store where you can shop for one-of-a-kind mugs, cool Christmas ornaments, cards, candles, and other quirky items to get a laugh out of your gift receiver.
Address: 577 Queen Street West, Toronto
Labour of Love
Labour of Love is a cozy boutique in the Cabbagetown neighborhood for handmade jewelry, paper goods, and gifts to soothe the body, mind, and spirit this holiday season. Shop for decor, candles, and interesting books, here.
Address: 223 Carlton St, Toronto
Spruce is a stunning home decor and gift shop that specializes in vintage, handcrafted, and upcycled finds and features arts and crafts created by Toronto-based artists. If you’re looking for something that will reflect the holiday season and the creativity of Toronto, Spruce is the place for you.
Address: 455 Parliament St, Toronto
Juxtapose is a card and gift shop in the Annex neighborhood, a place to buy cool gifts or gifts specific to the holiday season. They offer boxed cards and holiday accessories, as well as games, funky socks, candles and diffusers, and bath and body products.
Address: 430 Bloor St W, Toronto
Jacaranda excels in vintage pieces that are imported from Europe. On a visit here, you’ll find soaps, toiletries, stationery items, table linens, a paper shop, and seasonal gifts and ornaments that are sure to impress.
Address: 569 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto
Flatiron’s Christmas Market
Flatiron’s Christmas Market is a busy Toronto year-round Christmas store that has a quaintness and a charming atmosphere. If you’re looking for a more traditional shop with a Victorian holiday vibe, you can rummage through Flatiron’s for some locally crafted souvenirs and European decorations.
Address: 35 Jarvis St, Toronto
Scout offers artisan gifts and a whole lot of holiday items in their holiday shop, including holiday cards, stockings and decor, ornaments, and Christmas wrapping paper for any special gifts that you purchase at the store. Choose from a big range of games, jewelry, home goods, and bath and beauty products.
Phone: 416 546 6922
Address: 405 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
Evergreen Garden Market
Evergreen Garden Market is a classic general store, contemporary gift shop, and sustainable garden market that is ideal for a Christmas shopping trip. You’ll find a selection of home decor, games and toys, local food, and seasonal products stocked up for the holiday season.
Address: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Bergo Designs is a lifestyle store in the Historic Distillery District. Browse through distinct home decor, global products, jewelry and watches, and an extraordinary selection of holiday gifts – from stocking stuffers, to gifts in all price ranges, and items that will suit any interest and personality.
Address: 28 Tank House Lane, Toronto
This independent gift and card shop is perfect for those searching for cards and well-designed gifts for all ages. They aim to promote connection with friends and family this holiday season through thoughtful gifts.
Address: 1187 Bloor St W, Toronto
Simply Beautiful sources their products from small design companies and artisans, working hard to find unique, handmade products or those that are small-batch. You’ll find jewelry, skincare products, clothing, and everything in between from around Canada.
Address: 2739 Dundas St W, Toronto
The Sweetest Thing
This cute family-run gift shop is truly the sweetest thing, a beautiful gift shop that offers handmade gifts, chocolate, sweets and treats, and a specialized Christmas nook that sells ornaments, wreaths, stockings, and other things to keep you and your loved ones extra cozy this winter.
Address: 959 Kingston Rd, Toronto
The Paper Place
The Paper Place is truly a one-of-a-kind place to purchase thoughtful and intricate paper gifts. In their store, you’ll find poster wraps, calendars for the new year, jigsaw puzzles, and an unbelievable selection of papers from Chiyogami to gift wrap sheets.
Address: 887 Queen St W, Toronto
Saul Good Gift Co
Saul’s is Toronto’s go-to source for local, handcrafted gift baskets that are ideal for occasions. Go for artisanal care packages, corporate gifts for more formal gift receivers, and Christmas-themed baskets with delicious treats, teas, and other bits and bobs.
Address: 720 Bathurst St, Toronto
Blackbird Vintage Finds
During Christmas time, Blackbird Vintage Finds celebrates the joy of the season with magical holiday gifts and a great atmosphere at the store. You’ll find ornaments, candles, and other quirky items and vintage finds.
Address: 11 Trinity St, Toronto
The House and Garden Co.
The House and Garden Co. celebrates home, family, and peace during the holidays with quirky and traditional ornaments – mac n’ cheese ornaments along with classic angels – puzzles, home decor, wreaths, and vintage items.
Address: 1660 Kingston Road, Toronto
The Snowman Factory
This cozy store in Woodbridge is a magical time during Christmas, with their incredible Christmas decor, ornaments, and special treasures. They have served generations of people with their whimsical creations.
Address: 5990 Rutherford Rd, Woodbridge
Danna Bananas is where to go for fun and exciting novelty and retro gifts. If you’re looking to rebel against the traditional cozy or Christmassy gifts, you can browse through many gift categories and find things like a Rubik’s cube speaker and BBQ sword.
Address: 14B-1822 Whites Road Suite #320, Pickering
Too Good General Store
The Too Good General Store is a modernized general store for holiday gifts. Purchase a holiday care package, a coffee lover gift basket, fun socks, or cool tea accessories in their Christmas collection.
Address: 155 Main Unionville St, Markham
Crafted Decor is an award-winning gift and lifestyle store in Mississauga that emphasizes gifts that are eco-friendly, fair trade, and on-trend. Purchase items to help host your holiday parties, stunning ornaments for your tree, and seasonal picks.
Address: 232 Queen St South, Mississauga
Have fun at RetroFestival by looking at all the ugly Christmas sweaters, pop culture gifts, festive wear, Christmas kitsch, and retro decor. If classic Christmas items don’t tickle your fancy, you can find a suitable gift right here.
Address: 1100 Invicta Drive, Unit #1, Oakville
Christy’s Gourmet Gifts
Christy’s Gourmet Gifts is the ultimate treat store. Not only do they serve Ontario year-round with amazing sweets from their chocolate store, but they also offer holiday favorites like pecan butter tart toffee, espresso shortbread, and white chocolate toffee crunch.
Address: 3530 Mainway Drive, Burlington
Centro Garden brings ideas to life by combining design and ideas to produce green centric goods at their general store. They also host private shopping events so you can enjoy a more intimate shopping experience during the holiday season.
Address: 437 Brant St, Burlington
Dove + Arrow
Dove and Arrow specializes in home decor and unique local goods, but more importantly, you’ll find fun DIY kits that serve as perfect interactive gifts. Choose from an array of DIY arts and crafts kits this holiday season.
Address: 363 Kerr St, Oakville