With temps in TO still reaching high into the 30s, it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it is! In case you still need to add it to your calendar, Canadian Thanksgiving 2017 is taking place on Monday, October 9th (you’re welcome). Since it’s always a good idea to bring a gift for your host, why not go above and beyond the standard bottle of vino and surprise them with a thoughtful and local gift? This month’s Flare Localist segment on BT featured local gift ideas for your host or hostess on Turkey Day. See below for my top picks from right here in Toronto, you can watch the recording of the live Localist segment on the BT website here.
Click HERE to watch the segment and see below for more details on everything that was featured!
Focusing on marble dyed fabrics and leathers, Toronto-based Spare Label creates hand-printed marbled silks, cottons and leathers + they also host workshops! Unique, modern and super chic, this is a brand that should definitely be on your radar. If you’re interested in shopping their products in person, Spare Label will be taking part in INLAND Fall 2017 — the homegrown Canadian shopping event — that takes place Sept 29-30 here in Toronto at 134 Peter Street.
Based in Toronto’s Parkdale area, Gold Apothecary is an aromatherapy-focused indie company that makes all natural, hand-blended bath salts using high quality ingredients, essential oils for thier exquisite scents with no synthetic dyes. As the weather gets cooler, this is definitely a host gift that will get some use and be appreciated when indulging in a relaxing bath after hosting Thanksgiving! Gold Apothecary products can be purchased at GoldApothecary.com and Easy Tiger Goods on Dundas West in Toronto.
For the glam hostess who definitely needs some rest after hosting Thanksgiving, TO-based Cilque makes luxe 100% silk bedding to help you get the best sleep ever. Known to help increase the longevity of a blowout and reduce wrinkles, their silk pillow cases are not only a great gift idea but come perfectly wrapped when ordered, too. Cilque products can be purchased at Cilque.com!
PERTH SOAP CO.
Toronto based soap company, Perth Soap Co. makes all of their products in Perth Ontario and these luxury soaps smell seriously AMAZING! Super moisturizing, milky and priced at just $10 a bar, they make an affordable and thoughtful gift option that will have your host thinking of you every time they use it. Perth Soaps can be purchased at PerthSoap.com and at Pink Tartan in Yorkville.
TORONTO EATS BY AMY ROSEN
The perfect gift for the foodie host! Toronto food journalist , Amy Rosen’s newest book Toronto Eats will be a welcome addition on any cookbook shelf. Treat your host to endless inspiration from over 50 of YYZ’s talented chefs. Designed with the home cook in mind, these recipes can easily be re-created without being too ‘cheffy’ and technical! Toronto Eats can be purchased at local boutiques and at Indigo.
(Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)