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10 Unique Toronto Stores to Shop for Gifts

10 Unique Toronto Stores to Shop for Gifts

Searching for some unique Toronto stores to shop for gifts for your friends and loved ones?

There are actually so many cool and unique Toronto gift and souvenir stores around the city.

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Whether you’re looking for cute handmade goods or funky accessories, you’re guaranteed to find something unique for the special peeps in your life.

Here are some of my favourite unique Toronto stores to shop at, perfect for doing any gift or souvenir shopping!

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Unique Toronto stores to shop for gifts


Unique Toronto stores to shop at for all of your holiday gifts!

Sukoshi Mart

This adorable Asian store carries Japanese snacks and stationery, Korean beauty and skincare products, and all kinds of other kawaii bits and bobs.

Sukoshi Mart has all kinds of unique items like these shiba chopstick rests and this dinosaur nightlight.

They’ve even got delicious food items and snacks, like Samyang instant noodles and matcha Kit-Kats!

If the person you’re shopping for is into cute and quirky things, this is definitely where you should shop for their gift.

Their Ontario locations are at Scarborough Town Centre and Square One (both popular malls in Toronto), and you can also shop online on their website.

LOCATION: 300 Borough Dr Unit 236, Scarborough, ON


Drake General Store

It’s always a fun time at the Drake General Store, where you’ll find all things cheeky and fun.

You can shop cool pins, patches, and kitchenware, a lot of them usually related to Toronto or Canada.

You can shop their store online, or visit them in-person at the Hudson’s Bay by the Eaton Centre!

If you were wondering, the Drake General Store is affiliated with the Drake Hotel, one of Toronto’s coolest boutique hotels!

LOCATION: Various locations


Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada

The AGO’s gift shop is massive, and there’s actually so much to see in there.

There’s more than just art books and souvenirs – you’ll find plenty of cool gadgets and Canadian-made goodies.

They’ve also done some cool collaborations in the past, like their collab with Toronto-based Pluck Teas for their own special AGO-exclusive loose-leaf teas!

If your giftee is local and enjoys visiting galleries, an AGO Annual Pass is also a great holiday gift idea.

The pass is $35 for the whole year, and it grants them entrance to both the gallery and any special exhibitions!

LOCATION: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON


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Wildly Delicious

Wildly Delicious is an amazing specialty food shop in the Distillery District, and they’ve even got a small restaurant inside their store.

They’ve got everything from unique house-made spreads, to jams, to vinegars that you can purchase for your favourite foodie (or for yourself).

Grab some of their chimichurri steak rub, French onion & goat cheese dip, or spiced whiskey marmalade to take home!

LOCATION: 11 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON


Pusateri's Fine Foods in Toronto, Ontario

Pusateri’s Fine Foods

Pusateri’s has one of the largest selections of gourmet products in the city, and they’ve got tons of local offerings as well!

Grab your favourite foodie some gourmet cheese from Prince Edward County-based Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., or some luxe chocolates from Toronto-based David H. Chow.

They have 5 locations at the Eaton Centre, Bayview Village, and Sherway Gardens, as well as in Yorkville and on Avenue Road.

LOCATION: Various locations


Unique Toronto stores to shop at for all of your holiday gifts!

Eataly Toronto

The foodie in your life will definitely appreciate you if you bring them some delicious Italian goodies from Eataly.

Treat them to a holiday dinner at one of Eataly’s in-house Italian restaurants, take them to an Italian cooking class, or find them some gourmet Italian ingredients at the market.

Eataly Toronto

If you’re looking to splurge, the White Sturgeon Caviar by Calvisius Caviar is around $300 for the smallest jar and it is truly life-changing.

Otherwise, you can grab some authentic Italian pasta ingredients and make pasta together for a fun activity!

LOCATION: 55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON


Unique Toronto stores to shop at for all of your holiday gifts!
Photo by Cocktail Emporium

Cocktail Emporium

You might’ve seen this pretty pink spot in Kensington Market on your Instagram feed before.

Cocktail Emporium is a palace of cocktail lovers’ dreams, with everything from cocktail shakers to flavoured syrups.

Stop by one of their stores in Kensington Market (their OG location), on Queen West, or inside Union Station.

Cocktail Emporium in Kensington Market, Toronto
Standing in front of Cocktail Emporium’s Kensington Market shop.

If you visit their Kensington Market store, you’ll definitely also want to hit up some of Kensington Market’s vintage clothing stores while you’re there!

You can also do a fun walking tour or food tour to get to know more about one of Toronto’s most diverse neighbourhoods.

LOCATION: Various locations


The Nooks

If you love all things Canadian and locally-made, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to The Nooks.

From handmade jewelry to fun rugs, they have all kinds of cool gifts you can shop for your loved ones.

They give makers 100% of their sales in-store and online and just charge a membership fee, which I think is a really awesome partnership!

The Nooks has locations across Ontario and British Columbia, and you can find them closest to downtown Toronto at Vaughan Mills (one of the best shopping malls in Toronto).

There’s actually a shopping shuttle bus that takes you straight from Union Station to Vaughan Mills, though it only operates during the peak summer and holiday months!

LOCATION: 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr #438, Concord, ON


Flat lay featuring red notebook, YSL Parisienne perfume, and lucky bamboo

Indigo

While Indigo may be a chain store, they definitely have some of the best gifts and souvenirs to shop, and they do offer a lot of awesome local products.

From reading socks to pretty notebooks, you can definitely find a great gift for anyone at Indigo!

They also have cards, so it’s pretty much a one stop shop for everything you need.

You can find Indigo at pretty much any major shopping mall in Toronto!

LOCATION: Various locations


One of a Kind Show at the Enercare Centre, Toronto

One of a Kind Show

Okay, so the One of a Kind Show isn’t actually a store, but this bi-annual event features thousands of locally-made artisan goods.

Makers from all over Canada come to this show twice a year to showcase their labours of love.

You’ll find everything from homemade sauces, to sustainable fashion, to unique lighting fixtures.

Check it out at the Enercare Centre every spring and winter season!

The next OOAK Show is happening this winter from November 24th to December 4th, 2022, and it’s the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts!

LOCATION: 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON


Unique Toronto stores for gifts and souvenirs:

  1. Sukoshi Mart
  2. Drake General Store
  3. Art Gallery of Ontario
  4. Wildly Delicious
  5. Pusateri’s Fine Foods
  6. Eataly Toronto
  7. Cocktail Emporium
  8. The Nooks
  9. Chapters Indigo
  10. One of a Kind Show

There are plenty of awesome and unique Toronto stores to shop for gifts, but these were just a couple of my favourite ones to visit.

Have you visited any of these shops? What are some of your favourite unique Toronto stores to shop for gifts? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog


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