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Holiday Gift Guides

Toronto’s the place to shop for everyone on your list. Here are the gifts – and the shops – that’ll have your friends and family declaring: “It’s perfect! How did you know?!” ShareThis

For the Athlete

From gym rats to fan nation citizens, we’ve got gifts for every good sport on your list. Between locally designed gear and fan swag they’ll be proud to wear, here are five sporty prezzies #FTW.

Where to Get It

Clockwise from top: Arctica women’s leggings, $66, Titika Active Couture. Sully Wong Corcho gym backpack, $186, Gotstyle or Sully Wong to order. Authentic Collection Toronto Blue Jays caps, from $43, Jays Shop. Toronto Raptors We The North tee, $30, Adidas. Ript Skin Fix Your Hands kit, $22, Academy of Lions General Store and CrossFit Studio. Royal Ontario Museum water bottle, $20, ROM Museum Store.

For the Foodie

We’re renowned for our restaurant scene, but did you know Toronto is also a hotspot for locally designed kitchenware and artisanal edibles? Our bounty of tasteful gifts will have every foodie on your list hungering for more.

Where to Get It

Clockwise from top: Hazelnut milk chocolate bar, $6, Aren’t We Sweet at St. Lawrence Market. X Umbra Studio Roll bottle opener, $35; Umbra Shift Collection Cowboy Coffee Kettle, $90, both Umbra Store. Kempton Jones Life’s Soundtrack tea towels, $20 each, Good Egg. Macarons, $13 per set of six, Aren’t We Sweet at St. Lawrence Market. Damien’s Handmade Lima Zulu hot sauce, $8, De La Mer. Pickled Red Onions, $5, and Pickled Fennel, $5, both Sanagan’s Meat Locker. Damien’s Handmade Hotel Oscar Tango hot sauce, $8, De La Mer.

For the Tech Lover

Everyone’s got a go-go gadget fanatic in their life. Wow your tech lover with a mix of next-gen and new-again retro finds that encourage creativity and highly social fun. Here are five techie treats they’ll love.

Where to Get It

Clockwise from top-right: Fuji SP-1 Instax Share smartphone printer, $199, Henry’s. JLB FLIP 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, $129, MOOG Audio. Fuji Instax Mini 8 instant camera, $99 (includes 10-exposure film pack), Henry’s. Sphero Star Wars Episode VII BB-8 App-Enabled Droid, $190, Indigo. Samsung S4 Toronto skyline hard-case phone cover, $35, ShopAGO.

For the Arts Lover

Give the gift of culture this holiday season. Creative types will say “Bravo!” to presents that test their creative mettle, gear them up for artful entertaining and give back to Toronto’s vibrant arts and culture community.

Where to Get It

Clockwise from top: Royal Alexandria Theatre Kinky Boots tickets, from $29 each, Mirvish Productions. Toronto birch plywood trivet, $40, Spacing Store. TIFF Shop & One of a Kind Holiday Collection handmade mug, $25, TIFF Shop. Inuit Stone Carving Inukshuk, $200, Craft Ontario Shop. Areaware Table Tile coasters, $24 per set of six, ShopAGO. Name That Movie trivia book, $20, TIFF Shop. Yearless Weekly Planner, $44, Drake General Store.

For the Fashionista

Fashion hounds are spoilt for choice in Toronto. From indie boutiques to regional chains and national faves, we’ve got the shops that make it easy to cherry-pick for every style devotee on your list.

Where to Get It

Clockwise from top-right: Avril Loreti hemp-canvas-and-leather Dixon tote, $120, Distill Gallery. Noujica organic-cotton neckwarmer, $45, Fresh Collective. Smythe Classic blazer, $695, Holt Renfrew. Rudsak Edina leather-and-wool gloves, $55; Corina rabbit fur earmuffs, $75, both Rudsak.

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