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2015 Toronto Gift Guide

Holiday shopping in the Big Smoke

December can get overwhelming with everyone to shop for: siblings, friends, friends with benefits, mom, dad, daddy . . . the list goes on.  While this guide can’t help you figure out whether or not you need to buy a gift for that guy you’ve been sleeping with, it should at least give you a few ideas for everyone else.

Here are a few picks to give you some inspiration as you try to cross people off your list.

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre — Buddies Holiday Pass
12 Alexander St, Toronto
$50
 
 

This holiday deal is an ideal gift for the theatre lover on your list. Give the gift of live performance and shared experience with the Buddies Holiday Gift Pass — two tickets to the 2015–16 Season for just $50. The pass saves 20 percent off full price tickets and provides access to a variety of shows at Toronto’s leading destination for queer theatre. Holiday passes are available for The Gay Heritage ProjectGertrude and Alice and Body Politic. A limited number of these passes are available.

 
Grooming — The Men’s Room
465 Church St, Toronto
 
 

The Men’s Room offers everything a gentleman might want for the holidays: stylish clothes, high quality grooming products and sex gear. The store also boasts a slick new  barber shop featuring a full line of services. Guaranteed to have something for everyone, the staff will help make sure that the man in your life is a happy camper.

 
Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails — Glad Day Bookshop

598 Yonge St, Toronto
$20

The perfect gift for the mixologist in your friend group can be purchased at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore. The guide holds a collection of over 100 recipes that feature homegrown Canadian ingredients. 

Dinner Voucher — Smith
535 Church St, Toronto
$25-40

Schedule a date night and stick to it. Dedicating your time and the promise of a night out can be a very meaningful gift. Treat yourself to a classy evening and try someplace new. The Church-Wellesley Village is full of great restaurants and Smith offers a great atmosphere for a romantic meal.

Luxury Gift Baskets
Baskits.com
$25-400 

It may seem cliché but there’s nothing like getting a basket full of gifts. This Canadian luxury gift basket provider offers same day Canadian shipping on gift bundles comprised of more than 100 top food, drink and beauty brands. Hundreds of available basket themes allow you to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, holiday party host, or your own chocolate craving.