Everybody’s got a friend that’s obsessed with everything Toronto. So to satisfy their need for a house filled with kitschy items representing this fair city, take a look at these awesome Torontocentric gift ideas (that aren’t Toronto Vs. Everybody shirts).
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It may seem like a weird idea to make a candle out of Toronto neighbourhood, we can assure you these smell way better than you’d think. The Queens West Candle is said to smell earthy and herbal scent with hints of oakmoss, sage, and lavender.
Show your pride for your neighbourhood with these awesome 5-panel hats! They’re 100% wool too for that added authentic Canadiana-feel. Tuckshop co also has a bunch of really cool other Toronto merch like hats, banners and more!
Kensington Colouring BOok
Whether the gift recipient is an artist or still learning to draw within the lines, this Kensington market colouring books is the perfect gift!
Toronto Typography Art
Get a better sense for the city with these beautiful Toronto maps! These handmade prints show every neighbourhood through beautiful typography so they make a great gift for your design-obsessed friend.
What’s more frustrating than the TTC? How about trying to piece together the Toronto subway map from 1,000 tiny pieces. A great gift idea for someone who has too much time on their hands.
I <3 Toronto Pins
A great stocking-stuffer! Show your love for the city all the time with these cute I Love Toronto pins!
Toronto Street Art Strolls
Give the gift of exploration! Learn where Toronto’s best art lies through this glossy, 192-page guide art pieces in the city. The impressive book reveals exact locations of the most impressive gems in 43 neighbourhoods in the form of 1,100 photos and self-guided maps, complete with tips on nearby cafés and decadent places to combine with each walk.
T.O Public Library Shirt
You know what they say: “having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got your library shirt”! I think that’s how it goes…Find it at the Drake General Store while supplies last!
For the friend who always forgets where they live!
Parking Ticket Mug
Have a parking-challenged family member? Remind them of their unpaid parking tickets with these hilariously themed coffee mug. Available while supplies last at the Blue Banana market in Kensington.
Trinity Bellwoods Dog Poster
Dog lovers know that the summer time in Toronto means dog-spotting at Trinity Bellwoods Park. For the rest of the year, enjoy this beautiful poster to remind you of the better times!
Toronto Street Signs
What’s more authentically Toronto than historical street signs! There’s tons of options on Etsy and some of them you can even get engraved!