Six Toronto-themed Gifts to Celebrate the City this Season
With November coming to a close, the holidays are practically here. As you make your list and check it twice, wouldn’t it be nice to give gifts that spread joy and empower a sense of community? We thought so! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or are just enjoying this time of togetherness with friends and family, the season of giving is upon us. We’ve rounded up our top picks gifts for every occasion—from the perfect hostess gift to Toronto-themed trinkets of appreciation. Enjoy!
1. Socks that don’t Suck
Show your sense of humour and appreciation for the city’s unofficial mascot with these Raccoon socks from Main and Local. Also available: a poutine print, as well as a graphic of streetcars. Get yours at Hudson’s Bay.
2. A Cup O’ Canada
For the tea lover in your life, David’s Tea has a sweet and satisfying oolong tea dripping with maple syrup, buckwheat, and roasted chicory. Serve it warm or over ice (or with bourbon?). Check out all of their festive flavours here.
3. A Sweater Sporting City Pride
Know someone who is home for the holidays? Give them the gift that won’t let them forget where they’re from. The Peace Collective’s line of high-quality apparel celebrates the city in the most fashionable way with designs for men, women, and yes—even kids. Check out all the styles and variations here.
4. A Treat for the Tree
We all know that someone who just isn’t the same without their morning Double-Double. Give a gift that’s iconic, instantly recognizable, and anything but “old fashioned plain.” Browse all handcrafted ornaments from the Drake General Store here.
5. A Gift for the Gourmet
For the home chef on your nice list, there’s Amy Rosen’s Toronto Eats. This cookbook features 100 signature recipes from the city’s best restaurants, including the pecking duck from DaiLo and Insanely Awesome Brownies from The Espresso Institute of North America. Order it on Indigo here.
6. City of Champs
Let’s face it— when the Raptor’s took the NBA Championship this year, we all felt like winners. Continue the celebration with a gift commemorating the occasion. Check out the entire championship collection here, including pendants, stackable rings, and more.