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12 Unique Toronto Stores to Shop for Gifts

12 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

6x8 Market in Toronto's Kensington Market

6×8 Market

If you frequent the bi-annual One of a Kind Show in Toronto, you’ll absolutely love checking out 6×8 Market in Kensington Market.

You’ll find one-of-a-kind and unique goodies from over 80 local artisans and makers, some of which you might even see at the OOAK Show!

They’ve got a list of vendors on their website if you’re looking for a specific Toronto business.

You can visit their shop from Wednesday to Sunday!

LOCATION: 184 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON

Shop 404 gift shop in Toronto's Kensington Market


If you’re a lover of all things ~cute and kawaii~, you need to pay a visit to Shop 404.

This adorable gift shop in Kensington Market has everything from eclectic jewelry, to anime-themed pins, to hand-painted succulent pots.

They even offer decoden phone case workshops, where you can completely customize your own fun phone cases!

You’ll find all kinds of cool gifts, bits, and bobs, and it’s even just a great spot to shop for yourself if you like cute things.

You can visit them every single day at their location in Kensington Market!

LOCATION: 160 Baldwin St Unit 6, Toronto, ON

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

Sukoshi Mart

If the person you’re shopping for is into cute and quirky things, you should definitely pop into Sukoshi Mart.

This adorable shop carries Asian lifestyle products, beauty and skincare products, and other kawaii bits and bobs.

You’ll find all kinds of unique items at Sukoshi Mart, like these Pokemon night lights, this bubble tea plushie, or this mushroom rug.

In particular, you’ll find a lot of anime and character merch, including Sanrio and Rilakkuma!

You can visit their mall locations at the Eaton Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Fairview Mall, Square One, or Markville Mall, or you can shop online on their website.

They’ve actually got two side-by-side stores at Scarborough Town Centre: the regular Sukoshi Mart, as well as Mo•Sukoshi, which is more anime-focused!

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.

They’re a hotel gift shop/general store/flea market stand/museum shop hybrid, with a super curated selection of unique products.

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

You can check out their gift shop at The Drake Hotel, or you can shop their store online.

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

LOCATION: 1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Butter Baker Market Café in Toronto

Butter Baker Market Café

Butter Baker is one of Toronto’s most beloved bakeries, and they serve up all kinds of delicious treats, from flaky croissants, to indulgent cakes, to seasonal soft serve ice cream.

Attached to their downtown bakery is a market, where you can shop all kinds of local and Canadian-made goodies!

From home decor to cookware products, you’ll find plenty of aesthetically-pleasing products to shop.

Butter Baker Market Café in Toronto

They even have some of their own offerings in-store, like their own tea blends.

You’ll also find a waffle café at the back of the bakery, where they serve up sweet and savoury waffle creations for brunch.

You can find Butter Baker’s downtown store right by Bay & Dundas, just a few minutes away from the Eaton Centre.

They’ve also got a location in Markham, where they also sell artisan goods alongside their baked treats!

LOCATION: 120 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

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 on Queen West near Spadina.

Additionally, you can find their locations in Niagara, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Port Hope, and Masonville!

LOCATION: 474 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

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

Shopping for the foodie in your life?

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 is another great spot to shop gifts for foodies, and they’ve got multiple locations around the city.

They’ve got one of the largest selections of gourmet products in the city, as well as 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 4 locations at the Eaton Centre and Bayview Village, 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

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, which is actually painted white now.

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 Kensington Market walking tour or food tour to get to know more about one of Toronto’s most diverse neighbourhoods.

LOCATION: Various locations

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


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, but my favourite location is their new The Well location by Front & Spadina!

LOCATION: Various locations

Unique Toronto stores for gifts and souvenirs:

  1. Shop404
  2. 6×8 Market
  3. Sukoshi Mart
  4. Drake General Store
  5. Butter Baker Market Café
  6. The Nooks
  7. Art Gallery of Ontario
  8. Wildly Delicious
  9. Pusateri’s Fine Foods
  10. Eataly Toronto
  11. Cocktail Emporium
  12. Chapters Indigo

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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