When the sun disappears mid-afternoon and the stores are rammed with elbow-throwing jerks, it can be hard to rouse your holiday shopping spirit. We understand. You need some motivation. So we found 148 (very persuasive) reasons for you to grab your bank card, sharpen up your elbows, and start snapping up the city’s coolest loot.
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Because everyone lost last year’s gloves
Fashionable finger-warming options for him and her.
Because the AGO has a killer gift shop… and their kids shop’s not too shabby either
Our art gallery offers a veritable mini-mall of cool holiday-shopping ideas.
Because spending this much time with the family requires a little bit of sneaky sedation
Essential items for your surreptitious seasonal sipping.
Because everyone you know loves baked goods, but you don’t know how to cook
Ten tasty holiday-dessert suggestions available at a bakery near you.
Because if anyone knows what the kids really want, it’s the Eaton Centre Santa
Christmas gift tips from a guy who would know.
Because hipsters start early
Throw away the SpongeBob t-shirt—today’s cool kids demand a proper wardrobe.
Because every dog deserves a bone (and cats like stuff, too)
How to spoil your pet this holiday season.
Because everyone secretly wants to be a DJ
Gear essentials for the aspiring spinner on your shopping list.
Because there’s a holiday album for every occasion
Find out what record is most appropriate for your yuletide gathering using this handy flow chart!
Because sledding at Christie Pits trumps driving to Blue Mountain any day
How and where to hit the slopes in Toronto.
Because you love repping your city (and your hood, too)
Toronto-centric gifts that let you show off your civic pride.
Because we gave three experts $200 to dream up a gift basket for the foodiest folks on your list
Expert-curated options for carnivores, vegans, and dessert-lovers alike.
Because it’s Christmas Eve, you’re in the PATH, and you’ve got 45 minutes to finish your shopping before the last train leaves Union Station
Just because you have a train to catch doesn’t mean you can’t get shopping done.
Because you know some people like to get deliveries
From flowers to DVDs, here are gifts that won’t require the giver or recipient to leave the house.