The Ultimate 2023 Toronto Holiday Gift Guide

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Another year, another gift guide! We’re so excited to release our fifth 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?


Accent & Co

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 Accent & Co that makes personalizing gifts painless (by doing it for you, beautifully).

Where to buy: Shop online or shop in-store located at The Well

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.

Kilne Cookware

Proudly designed in Canada, this brand has all the cookware, dinnerware, and accessories needed for those holiday dinners. Even better yet, gift a set to your culinary enthusiast friends! Crafted with precision and elegance, Kilne’s cookware combines functionality with aesthetic appeal, making it a perfect addition to any kitchen. They have tons of sets available such as The Everything Pot, The Ultimate Knife Set, or their Wooden Utensil Set. Take a look at their Bundle & Save sets as well.

Where to buy: Shop online

Candle Lume

Enhance your gifting candle experience through customization based on what they remind you of! Each candle comes with a choice of 16 vibrant colours and 10 exquisite scents. From collections of astrology, animals, winter holiday, and even “weird”, you’ll have a whole assortment to gift! All candles are hand made out of Toronto, Canada using materials of premium soy wax that are locally sourced and safe to burn.

Where to buy: Shop online

Coal and Canary

Gift the scent of the holiday season with candles from Coal and Canary from a range of festive scents or Sweater Weather collection! Each Sweater Weather collection comes with a type of wooly/ knit sweater or mitts along with a diffuser or candle which acts as the perfect little gift to a friend. All their candles are hand-poured luxury wood wick candles for every occasion with the highest quality vegan soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils.

Where to buy: Shop online or find them here for all the retail locations they’re in.

Abeego Food Wraps

Those holiday dinners are bound to have leftovers so gift the hosts reusable beeswax food wraps that will not only protect but allow the food to breathe! Abeego is proud to create products without generating waste and they offer bundles & gift sets for every kitchen.

Where to buy: Shop online or find them at your nearest local retailer here.

Comfee Cushion

It’s time to get cozy and comfy and gift a Comfee Cushion! These are portable designer therapeutic vibrating massage cushions with a pressure activated class 2 medical device inside. The vibrational massage component of the cushion increases blood flow and oxygen to the muscles which releasing pain and tension. There are a variety of cute designs too!

Where to buy: Shop online or pick up by appointment only in Grimsby, Ontario

Cool to Connect

Make connection cool with Cool to Connect! Gift a deck whether it’s the Intimate pack for a partner, Classic to a group of friends, family, or coworkers, or a Guided Journal – Cool to Connect has every reason to make conversation fun!

Where to buy: Shop online

Magnetic Holding Hands Eye Decor Crew Socks

Match with your boo this holiday season with the cutest magnetic hand holding decor socks! They’re so adorable and the hands magnetically stick together when you get close to each other to really show your love or friendship.

Where to buy: Amazon, My Face Socks, Etsy

We’re Not Really Strangers Game

Don’t be strangers this Christmas and gift a game from We’re Not Really Strangers. Shop the gift guide for small games that say “This reminded me of you”. For the host of the party, for the host of the after party, self love, or for you and your partner – there’s something for everyone!

Where to buy: Shop online

Fuse Neon

Bring some colour to the space with a neon sign from Fuse Neon! If you’re looking for trendy pieces as a surprise gift then Fuse Neon has lots of designs to shop from such as the Toronto skyline, CN Towner, Wonder Bread, and flowers. What makes this brand so unique is that you can also customize your OWN design to any text, shape, and colour that you want! Receive a personalized quote and get your order in 3-4 weeks.

Where to buy: Shop online or design your own!

Inflatable Air Beds from Bestway

If you have family members visiting from outside afar during the holidays these inflatable air beds are the perfect gift! They’re affordable, comfortable and everyone can stay together and have a good night’s sleep!

Where to buy: Canadian Tire or Walmart

GelaSkins Custom Phone Cases

Surprise your favourite person with a customized phone case from GelaSkins! If you know this person loves switching up their phone cases to fit their current mood, then GelaSkins is great to have one personalized to absolutely any design you can upload.

Where to buy: Online at

Miles The Label Holiday Collection

Looking for a new set of clothes for your children? Miles The Label’s has released their first-ever Holiday Collection! Their “A Very Miles Christmas” collection has the cutest prints of Santa and reindeer in the classic Christmas colours of red and green.

Where to buy: Shop online at or find them in stores here.

Bevvie Lovers

Tia Maria Espresso Martini Kit

Gift your cocktail lover friends an Espresso Martini Kit with a recipe by Tia Maria! Take a shaker, pour in 25 ml Tia Maria cold brew, 25 ml vodka, a double or single shot of espresso coffee and some ice. Shake well, strain into a martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans floated on top!

Where to buy: LCBO

Baileys Tiramisu

Tiramisu is the perfect adult treat to enjoy with close friends and loved ones. Whether it’s the dessert itself or served as a cocktail, Baileys Tiramisu is great gift to add in for those who have a boozy sweet tooth. It’s a limited-edition liqueur that combines the flavours of Baileys Irish Cream with the decadent coffee and creamy chocolate flavours of a tiramisu dessert.

Where to buy: LCBO

Water and Wines Puzzles

Make gift giving easy at Water and Wines’ gift section! It’s more than just a puzzle, these open doors to learning about the diverse world of wine in a fun and engaging way. Find wine puzzles of anywhere in the world and escape into the world of wine.

Where to buy: Shop online or find a local retailer near you here.

Koi Imayo Tsukasa Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake

For the Sake enthusiasts, this Koi Imayo Tsukasa Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake has won numerous awards and would make a great gift for the holidays this year. The taste is round and flavourful on the palate with a hint of cocoa on the finish. The bottle design itself is very elegant and this sake is best paired with grilled Wagyu steak and scallops.

Where to buy: Shop online at Sake Social or LCBO

 Tre Amici Best of 2023 Wine Pack

Gift a friend or loved one six of everyone’s favourite wines from the Tre Amici Best of 2023 Wine Pack! Gift them all to 1, split them up, hosting or even solo-sipping, you’ll find a favourite wine. Individual tasting notes and food pairings for each bottle in the pack are also included to make the perfect gift a priceless one.

Where to buy: Shop online or in store


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 in the 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.

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!

This Candle Is Lit

Love to get crafty? Build a bond together with a candle making workshop as a gift this year! This December, learn how to make holiday themed Shaped Candles with no experience necessary. They have all the tools you needs for this hands on experience.

Where to buy: Shop online, in store at 3308 Dundas St W for workshops

Epic Experiences

Give the gift of memories and fun adventures with these experiences from Epic Experiences! They have a Christmas Gifts section with a variety of things to do in your city such as sightseeing tours, helicopter rides, archery and more!

Where to buy: Shop online

Gift Card to a Dreamy Stay at Hotel Julie

Enter the world of Hotel Julie where there is a modern twist on a Shakespearean classic. It’s elevated and stylish with 9 uniquely designed flats in a reimagined 18th century inn. If know you anyone who is into this type of vibe, gift a gift card to a dreamy stay at Hotel Julie!

Where to buy: Shop online

Toronto’s Annual Gala: Motionball

 Swap material gifts for experiences like tickets to Toronto’s annual gala: Motionball! Celebrate Special Olympics athletes at Liberty Grand on February 9th, 2024. 

  • Early bird tickets are on sale Dec 1st-3rd for $85; following this, the tier 1 ticket price will be $125 from December 4-31. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Tickets include complimentary open bar with specialty cocktails, late-night bites, 8+ live entertainment acts and DJs across two grand ballrooms, and luxe silent auction items. And the best part? Partying alongside the Special Olympics athletes you’re supporting.

Where to buy: Online here

Holiday Packages at Pearle Hotel & Spa

What could be better than gifting a Hotel & Spa package? Listed below are some package deals being offered this holiday season at the Pearle Hotel & Spa:

  • Discover Burlington Offer (November 1, 2023 — January 31, 2024)
    • 100 CAD hotel credit daily to be used towards Food and Beverage outlets in the hotel or the SPA
    • Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle 
    • Rate based on availability. Some blackout dates apply. Not valid for groups of 10 or more
  • Wrapped with Love (Monday and Wednesdays from November 20th to December 20th, 2023)
    • 20% off any luxurious aesthetic spa service
    • Body treatment, manicure, and pedicure, or facial
  • ‘Tis the Season (November 23, 2023 -January 14, 2024)
    • 20% off Room Rate
      • Complimentary Welcome Gift
    • Valet Personalize your stay

Dogtopia Gift Cards

Dogs should get gifts this Christmas too! Gift a gift card for your doggo or a friend’s and get these furry animals pampered at your local Dogtopia! This doggy day care provide safe socialization, education, and exercise – it’s a safe and exciting environment for your pup!

Where to buy: Your local Dogtopia location

For the Foodies

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

Grand Order Of Divine Sweets

This sweet downtown Toronto bakery is your paradise if you love everything fandoms, geeky and fun. While this spot 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.

Cured Catering

Give your guests something to talk about by gifting a stunning charcuterie board from Cured Catering! They have something for every occasion including: Birthdays + Celebrations, Desserts, and Charcuterie Gifts. The Christmas collection is super festive as well that will make a beautiful gift to a holiday event.

Where to buy: Shop Online

Bite Me Cookie

If they’re cookie monster approved, then they’re gift-worthy! Bite Me Cookie bakes fresh cookies and treats that are dangerously tasty. Their cookies are chewy with different toppings that you can order like Cookies N’ Cream, Twix, Peanut Butter, and more! Brownies and blondies are also on the menu for variety. Better yet, they have a festive collection where some treats have some candy cane bits on top!

Where to buy: Purchase on their online order form here

Eataly Gifts

From curated gift boxes to artisanal ingredients and an impressive selection of panettone and pandoro, there’s something for everyone in Eataly’s marketplace. To make the experience even more special, guests can grab a glass of bubbly from Bollicine Bar to enjoy as they explore the marketplace through the end of December.

Where to buy: Browse some of their holiday picks here.

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