Stocking Stuffers From the Neighbourhood

Everyone knows good things come in small packages. Stocking stuffers, while tiny, can arguably be the most fun to shop for (and open) during the holiday season. When the typical candy and socks are already taken care of, it’s time to think outside the box sock. Thankfully, the perfect trinket or token is just around the corner. Leslieville and Riverside shops shine extra bright during the holidays, which is why we’ve wrapped up (no pun intended) the best stocking stuffers available in the east.

Bicycle Repair Kit from Good Neighbour
With new bike lanes being added to the city every year, cycling is more popular than ever for Torontonians. For the cyclist in your life, pick up a mini Bicycle Repair Kit. Inside you’ll find 2 metal tire levers, a 6-in-1 bicycle tool, rubber adhesive solutions, 9 rubber patches and a metal rasp. Available at Good Neighbour, located at 935 Queen Street East, for $29. The coolest way to stay safe on two wheels.

Red Sky Candle from Tiny Record Shop
Made in Toronto, the mini Red Sky by Kerry Lee candles are tiny but fierce. Available in an arrangement of scents, from Cannabis Rose to Lavender to Spiced Eucalyptus, the soy-based candle packs a pungent punch. You can find the candles for $16 at Tiny Record Shop located at 804 Queen Street East.

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Trinket Trays from Black Rooster Decor
If you’re looking to add a little glam to your gift, head on over to Black Rooster Decor at 1025 Queen Street East to shop their trinket tray table. You’ll find an array of porcelain accent trays with different designs and messages, each ranging from $15-$70 (did we mention how easy these are to gift?).

Espresso Face Balm from the Arts Market
For the beauty guru; Parkdale Butter’s Espresso Face Butter is hydrating and long-lasting. Filled with Vitamin E and non-GMO soy butter, the cream is gentle but nurturing for all skin types. You can find the Espresso Face Balm at the Arts Market located at 790 Queen Street East for $20.

Holiday Candy by Papabubble from BRIKA
It wouldn’t be the holidays without some sugary treats to snack on. This year, Papabubble, a sweets company from Spain, released an exclusive line of Toronto-themed candy and you can pick them up (while supplies last) at BRIKA. The mini packs or jars filled with the multi-flavoured candy bits feature Toronto and Canadian graphics and are sure to delight any sweet tooth. You can pick up your own pack for $7 or $18 at BRIKA located at 768 Queen Street East.

Mini Succulent Arrangement from Quince
While not technically a stocking-stuffer, head on over to Quince Flowers at 660 Queen Street East to pick up a mini potted succulent or holiday arrangement for a host or plant lover. Shop from any of their pre-planted and potted succulents and plants to ordering a custom arrangement to wow at your next function. The small potted creations start from $30 and are an excellent alternative to the typical bouquet.

KEY-Chain from Tiny Record Shop
Whimsical and fun, as the contents of a stocking should be, these literal KEY-chains are perfectly silly yet oddly practical. Made from a soft, bendable rubber and available in an assortment of colours, never lose your keys again. You can find the KEY-Chains at Tiny Record Shop for $19.95.

Bracelet by Mai Lin fro Brika
Local jewellery designer Mai Lin‘s line of thoughtful and inspiring minimalistic bracelets have become a smashing hit over the past year. The friendship bracelets feature inspirational messages and simple beading that make it perfect for pairing or worn on its own. The bracelets start from $26 and can be found at BRIKA located at 768 Queen Street East.

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