The Ultimate 2022 Toronto Holiday Gift Guide

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Another year, another gift guide! We’re so excited to release our fourth annual datenight Holiday Gift Guide so you can get a jump on your shopping for this gift-giving season.

We know how much you love finding cool and unique gifts to give your loved ones that support local businesses at the same time; and we’ve got some spots that are offering the perfect products, promos, and experiences for holiday gifting!

Whether you’re in a situationship, been married for 10 years, wondering if you should get a gift at all, and all the different types of relationships that exist out there, we hope you find something that makes sense for you!

This is also the perfect time to send some hints to your loves ones about what you’d like to find under the tree or in your stocking this season, so let’s take a look shall we?


Amber Flowers Gift Boxes

Amber Flowers is a Toronto based flower shop with the sole purpose of providing the highest quality of flowers with unique high end designs. They specialize in custom floral arrangements as well as event and wedding floral services.

This ‘Flowers and Liquor’ collection is designed to bring two of the best gifts together to create the ultimate gift box. Pick from their designs or contact them directly to create your custom box with liquor and flower theme of your choice!

Where to buy: Shop online or reach out to for inquiries.

Boy Smells

Obsessed with candles? These elevated options come with modern scents for everyone, no matter who you are or what you’re into. Some of our favourite scents include Slow Burn and Cowboy Kush.

They also have lines of lotions, fine fragrances, washes, and nail polish to make a perfect wellness bundle.

Where to buy: Shop online (and you can even find their candles along or in bundles at Fika dispensary in the Distillery District)

The datenight Game

It’s no surprise we recommend this for the perfect stocking stuffer this year. We have spent the last few months crafting a game that had the perfect mix of questions to get to know your date better. Whether you’re talking, dating, seeing where it goes, not labelling it, are madly in love, etc. we made sure to include questions and conversation starters you’ve never thought to ask before (but aren’t like, too intense).

Where to buy: Shop online at


No need to think twice about a holiday gift once you find Curato: a sister-owned and operated lifestyle store with an exceptionally curated collection of home decor, furniture, women’s clothing and accessories. 

From cozy PJs to curated jewelrycomfy throw blanketsscented candles and trendy travel accessories, their collection is full of Canadian made brands that make for the perfect holiday gift! Curato, meaning ‘Curated’ in Italian is a nod to sisters Sydney & Ali Cohen’s roots and their distinctly Modern Californian design aesthetic.

Where to buy: Find them online at


Andrea is a traveller and creative based in London, Ontario who designs and delivers custom wood charcuterie boards and coasters with the most beautiful, intricate, custom designs on them. Engrave the board with a name, design, or photo – she can even do coasters modelled after special moments and photos of you and your loved ones for the ultimate sentimental and functional gift. We have this on our own gift lists for sure!

Where to buy: Order online and follow along on Instagram for gorgeous inspo and travel content.

Over The Luna

We absolutely love personalized gifts and let’s be honest, some people just don’t have it in them to make their own DIY crafts for sentimental gifts. Thankfully for all of us there’s businesses like Over The Luna that makes personalizing gifts painless (by doing it for you, beautifully).

Where to buy: Shop online or find them at the Run The World Holiday Market inside Square One, Mississauga

Cleanse Toronto

Cleanse Toronto is an artisan candle company based right here in Toronto! They make beeswax, coconut soy blend, wooden wick candles adorned with real, ethically sourced crystals and scented with environmentally friendly fragrance oils.

They are made using all of the highest quality materials, making them a very clean burn. The candles cleanse the air and the crystals cleanse your vibe! This is perfect for your date who loves a peaceful mind and a peaceful space.

They even offer Candle Parties if you’re interested in booking a private candle-loving event with all the good vibes.

Where to buy: Shop the boutique online here!

JL Cosmetics

Jean-Luc is based right here in Ontario and making Vegan, Fragrance-Free & Cruelty-Free cosmetics that are absolutely gorgeous. Shop lips, highlighters, and eyeshadow palettes that will make you datenight ready through the holiday season and right into the new year!

These bundles make the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life.

Where to buy: Shop online or find them in local Winners and Marshalls stores.


Find a special holiday offer at Fairmont Royal York

Staycations are in! When experiences are your favourite date, gift a stay at one of the most revered hotels in Toronto. This season, you can choose from offers like:

  • The Distillery Winter Village Package that includes two tickets to the Distillery District’s Winter Village, two Hot Chocolate Vouchers at the Winter Village, and access to the REIGN breakfast buffet for two
  • Embrace the Season, giving you up to 20% off your stay
  • Fairmont Gold Experience for the ultimate luxurious stay on the 18th floor in a Fairmont Gold suite, with a personal concierge to customize your stay, deluxe breakfast and evening canapés served in the Fairmont Gold Lounge throughout your stay, and more

Where to buy: Find current offers and book here and find all the updates at their Instagram here

Chotto Matte

Enjoy a world-class gastronomic experience coupled with the restaurant’s signature electric vibe at Toronto hotspot, Chotto Matte. Enjoy specially curated gifts and experiences featuring premium ingredients for the food lover in your life.

Ideas include:

  • Chef Experience for two: Discover the bespoke Chef Experience, designed to surprise and delight, meeting the Chef and exploring some of the most premium dishes Chotto Matte has to offer. Tailored to your preferences and requirements, the Chef will curate your menu for a unique experience.
  • Sushi Experience: The ultimate culinary adventure of all things sushi, starting with a selection of small, delectable appetizers before moving on to an array of premium dishes. Be seated at the Sushi Counter and get a front row seat to the expert itamae team in action, along with sake pairings recommendations throughout the experience.
  • Nikkei Brunch: foodie experience like no other featuring premium ingredients. This elevated dining experience is available every Saturday from 12-4pm. The Nikkei Brunch allows you to immerse in a unique experience and the very best of the city’s Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in Chotto Matte’s signature elevated atmosphere, complete with vibrant music by live DJs, and free-flowing proseccos and cocktails.

Where to buy: Find their gifts and experiences to purchase online here!

Get it lasered on, together

Has this been on your romantic date list, or have you been recently inspired from Love Is Blind to commemorate your love or friendships int he form of lasered-on, permanent bracelets? This trend is a step-down from getting those advised-against matching tattoos, but is still a pretty big step!

For those looking to do something special for the person they love, these make a great day out and gift you can do together.

Some places in and around Toronto you can get this done include:

Guess Where Trips

Do you love exploring with your date? Guess Where Trips put together amazing day-trip itineraries that will send you on a romantic and fun-filled day, following a variety of themes depending on what you’re into.

Even their gift card packages are cute – everything comes wrapped up in such an aesthetic way, your giftee will be so excited to open it.

Where to buy: Browse the trips and order online, or give a gift card here.

Gift a K1 Speed date night (or a few)!

Give a gift your date will absolutely love – more time with you doing fun activities and an exciting (and possibly competitive) night out at K1 Speed.

Right now, and for a limited time until December 24, you can purchase e-gift cards online and receive a bonus on your gift:

  • Buy a $50 e-gift card and receive a $5 bonus
  • Buy a $75 e-gift card and receive a $10 bonus
  • Buy a $125 e-gift card and receive a $25 bonus

Where to buy: You can purchase them online here

Ontario Doggos Puppy Yoga Date

Dog ownership has skyrocketed, and we’re now making families full of furbabies! Ontario Doggos makes sure you don’t get stuck choosing between fun activities and staying home with your pup by creating exciting events that your pet is ALWAYS invited to. 

They offer ongoing Puppy Yoga & Bubbly days that make the perfect date ideas with the cutest photos to show for it.

Where to buy: Book a Puppy Yoga & Bubbly class or buy gift cards here!

Massages with a side of wine and charcuterie at Touch Massage Bar

Does your favourite person REALLY deserve some TLC? Send them on a solo self care day, or go for romantic couple’s massages at Touch Massage Bar.

Choose between more casual, seated massages in their gorgeous Tulum room, and after keep the relaxation going with delicious charcuterie boards and wine. There’s no such thing as rushing here!

Even their gift card packages are cute – everything comes wrapped up in such an aesthetic way, your giftee will be so excited to open it.

Where to buy: Get gift certificates here


SOS Treats x Pi Co Pizza Kits

 SOS Treats are now available in-store at select Pi Co. locations! To celebrate, they have partnered to create a new holiday inspired cookie kit that comes with a Pi Co. gift card along with your dozen-pack of cookies perfect for the holiday season!

Choose between a kit with a $25 gift card, or $50.

Where to buy: Order online via the Pi Co. website & Pi Co. app

Love of Cocktails

LOC (Love of Cocktails) is your go-to Toronto based cocktail kit company for the perfect boozy gift set & customizable cocktail classes or experiences! Make it a date night out OR in, depending on what you’re into and give the perfect gift with a little bit of edge.

Where to buy: Find their cocktail kits here or inquire about private cocktail classes!


Does your giftee always need a little drinky drink in their hand? If you don’t already know and love Blume, their all-female Canadian team makes plant-based Superfood Latte Powders so you can enjoy your favourite seasonal and cafe drinks without worrying about the syrups and sugars!

We recommend their limited edition Sweater Weather bundle with Salted Caramel Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Reishi Hot Chocolate that make 30 lattes per flavour ($65), the Holiday Bundle with Gingerbread Latte, Mont Cocoa, and Salted Caramel ($65), and/or the Bestsellers Bundle that includes Oak Milk Chai, Rose London Fog, Matcha Coconut, and Blue Lavender to help them find their new favourite.

Where to buy: Shop online here; they are also in TONS of stockists around Toronto including Indigo, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, and more!

For the wine lover on your list

Inniskillin Later Autumn Riesling

Inniskillin Late Autumn Riesling is the perfect gift for a white wine lover. This light and off-dry Riesling is filled with delicate notes of citrus, pear and spices that pair perfectly with poultry and creamy sauces. This bottle is a nod to the beginning of fall and winter festivities and the perfect addition to any dinner party.

Jackson Triggs Reserve Sparkling

Nothing could help spread more holiday cheer than gifting a bottle of sparkling wine. For a lively choice, explore Jackson Triggs Reserve Sparkling. This wine features a vibrant fizz with citrus and brioche notes. Perfect for cheering with your nearest and dearest!

Meiomi Pinot Noir

For the West Coast fan, give a top-quality Californian Pinot Noir. Meiomi Pinot Noir displays elegant notes of red fruit jam, mocha and oak. This is the perfect gift to be shared with loved ones.

Crafty Ramen subscription

Calling all ramen lovers! If your date is a foodie, they’ll love having the best ramen ingredients in a ready-to-make kit delivered to their door for future ramen dates.

All you have to do is select the box you want, select items, select your delivery frequency (skip a month, change your ramen, or cancel at any time with no penalties), and even earn points – a gift idea with a benefit to you, too!

Where to buy: Shop online here

Bangrang Big Banger

Pull up to your friendsmas and holiday parties with this Big Banger! Know someone who always likes to throw a good party? They’ll be able to hydrate everyone at the function with this pink lemonade keg of Bangarang.

The best part? It delivers to your (or their) door!

Where to buy: Find it online for delivery

Get hot with TRUFF sauces

These aren’t just any hot sauce product… the iconic TRUFF sauces have absolutely taken over the hot sauce scene in North America with their savoury and spicy sauces to enhance meals, for pasta, for dipping, cooking, and so much more!

This is a truly luxurious food product that doubles as a great gift and they even offer gift packs, bundles, and gift cards for gifting all the foodies on your list.

Where to buy: Shop online via SavoryImports for TRUFF in Canada

Grand Order Of Divine Sweets

This sweet downtown Toronto bakery is your paradise if you love everything fandoms, geeky and fun. This spot is newly reopened and while it sounds like an amazing date idea (can confirm, the drinks and sweets are awesome!), their treats make an amazing gift for your favourite person.

In addition to the cafe, you can shop for truffles, cupcakes, cookie boxes, hot chocolate bombs, themed chocolate bars, and gift baskets available for delivery right to your door!

Where to buy: Visit them in-store or shop online for pick-up, and Canada/US shipping.

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