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15 awesome Toronto gifts to get the local in your life

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Ainsley Smith Dec 03, 2018 1:34 pm 493

This holiday season, be the ultimate gift giver by sharing your love for Toronto with the most coveted apparel, art, and home decor that reps hometown pride.

So if you’re making a list and checking it twice, these are some Toronto gifts that are very, very nice.

Toronto Skyline Artwork

Lauren P Artwork

This stunning Toronto skyline illustration is the perfect gift for the city enthusiast on your shopping list. After taking on the corporate world, Lauren continued to turn her passion for illustration into a full design company and now Lauren P is one of the hottest custom illustrators in the city and she can bring your visions of Toronto to life.

Where to buy: By Lauren P
Price: 9’12 $50 or 11’2 $65

Wooden Toronto Coasters

Maker Bean Cafe

Every Torontonian will appreciate this nod to our fine city. The best part? This four-pack of coasters not only highlights great imagery from our incredible city, but you can customize the street address or neighbourhood on one of them.

Where to buy: Maker Bean Cafe
Price: $24

Toronto Jay Gear

 

CryWolf

Sport some pride for our wonderful city with this handsome blue jay from Ossington Street’s CryWolf. Designs come in t-shirts, tanks, baseball tees, sweatshirts, with sizes for men, women and kids too.

Where to buy: CryWolf
Price: $30

Toronto Heart Map

Sadie and June

There’s no better way for that special someone on your list to show off their love for Toronto than with a hand-embroidered vintage map of the city.

Where to buy: Sadie and June
Price: $25

Toronto Serving Board

Love My Local Toronto Serving Board

We all have someone who loves to host on our shopping list, which makes this handmade, solid bamboo serving board shaped like Toronto the perfect gift.

Where to buy: Spacing Store
Price: $88

Toronto Neighbourhood Gift Baskit

Baskits/Forest Hill

Treat the Toronto foodie on your list to a perfectly curated box of goodies that celebrate local neighbourhood brands. Neighbourhoods available include Forrest Hill, Richmond Hill, Bay Street, University, Street and more.

Where to buy: Baskits
Price: $125

Trash Panda Calendar

Toronto Raccoons

It’s known as the animal we all love to hate or our city’s unofficial mascot. And you can give the gift of adorable raccoon photos every month, all year long, in the form of a 16-month calendar that features and supports Toronto wildlife.

Where to buy: Toronto Raccoons
Price: $19.99

Turonno Toque

The Button Machine

Everyone knows it’s not pronounced “TOR-on-TOE”, and now every non-6ix local you know will too with one of these awesome ‘Turonno” toques.

Where to buy: The Button Machine
Price: $25

Blue Jay Rocks Glass

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The Drake General Store

This blue jay rocks glass doesn’t only give a nod to Canadian wildlife, it’s a less obvious way to incorporate your favourite sports team into your barware.

Where to buy: The Drake General Store
Price: $12

Peace Collective Canada Pooch Gear

Peace Collective

For the animal lover on your list, look no further than Peace Collective’s adorable collaboration with Canada Pooch that lets you and your dog show off your Toronto pride.

Where to buy: Peace Collective and Canada Pooch
Price: $49.99

Retro TTC Scarf

TTC Store

For the fashionable Torontonian on your list, give them a gift that celebrates TTC history, while looking hip with this retro-styled scarf, featuring vintage TTC logos.

Where to buy: TTC Store
Price: $14.95

Toronto Neighbourhood Candle

Vancouver Candle Co.

No Toronto home is complete without a candle repping the neighbourhood that you live in. Handmade by Vancouver Candle Co., you can choose from eight different neighbourhoods including Queen West, The Annex, Leslieville and more.

Where to buy: Vancouver Candle Co.
Price: From $20

Toronto Skyline Shower Curtain

Cafe Press

Rub a dub dub, you’ve got Toronto in your tub! This Toronto shower curtain is the perfect way to celebrate your love of the city.

Where to buy: Cafe Press
Price: $49.95

TO Public Library Tee

Drake General Store

Every Torontonian will appreciate this uber soft tee that pays homage to all our city branches. Plus, 10% of profits are donated to the Toronto Public Library Foundation as an added bonus.

Where to buy: The Drake General Store
Price: $38

Dancing Drake Pins

Dancing Drake Pins/Etsy

No gift guide could be complete without at least one Drake reference. Show your favourite Drake admirer you care with this awesome set of dancing Aubrey pins.

Where to buy: Etsy
Price: $27.47

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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