For those of us who love the search for the perfect gift for someone, Christmas is the best time of the year. There are some fantastic options out there, and when you are looking for that perfect gift, it might be time to look local. We have brought together the five best local Christmas gift ideas for Torontonians.
5. Canadian Gear
There are some great options in and around Toronto to get your very own toque or sweater that showcases your Canadian or Toronto pride. There are some great spots in the city to look at these companies have knitwear lines that will be perfect for the slopes or Square One. Plus, if you can find the infamous, ‘City of Neighbourhoods’ toques you will be able to can rep your hood whether it be Scarborough or Parkdale.
4. A Customised T-shirt
When you are looking to find the perfect gift for your special someone, it might be time to look towards the personalized t-shirt. There are plenty of options when you are looking to design your t-shirt, and the most important thing is that they have a robust design template to utilize. If you are in the Christmas spirit, there are some fantastic stores if you are looking for some great options for developing Christmas t-shirts and some of them even have glitter as an option! No matter if you are looking for a fully customized t-shirt or something that is off the rack for Christmas, there are some fantastic options to ensure you can find the perfect Christmas present that is made right here in Toronto.
3. Restaurant Gift Card
It might seem like a little bit of a cop out, but giving the gift of food is never a bad thing. Here in Toronto, the possibilities are endless and providing your loved one, or friend a gift card might get them to find their new favourite place. When you are looking to order your gift card, you can either head into one of the great restaurants, or if you are little more adventurous, some great companies offer gifts and experiences that will spark someone’s culinary senses. Give the gift of a great dinner out, and if you are lucky, they will end up inviting you out to enjoy the meal with them!
2. St. Lawrence Market Gift Card
One of the more unique spots in our fair city, St. Lawrence Market has something for everyone. From grooming products for men to some tasty treats, a trip to the market on the weekend is something else. This is the kind of gift that is perfect for someone who is new to the city, or for someone who would love to be a tourist in their town. It is a fun day out in downtown, and most people will ensure it turns into an adventure. Make sure to stop by the market to pick up the gift card, as it will ensure that you have an excuse to scout out some great shops in case you are asked to come along for your friends or loved ones day out at the St. Lawrence Market!
1. Yoga Packages
If you are looking for an excellent gift for someone who loves to be active, why not look around for a yoga package! There is a tonne of great studios around the city, and many offer yoga, Pilates and even RMT services. Whether you get them a sample pack, a 10 class pack or even a whole months pass, the main thing is you find a studio or something that they love, and ensure they are empowered to do it! Try and find a yoga studio or Pilates studio which have multiple studios around the city.
When looking for your next great Christmas present, why not look local? From personalized t-shirts from the great guys and gals at your local store to a yoga or Pilates class pass to keep fit, the possibilities are endless. What is your go-to local Christmas gift? Comment below, and start a conversation!