Toronto is a city you just can’t help falling in love with – a variety of architectural styles, so close to the magnificent Niagara Falls, breathtaking nature, and mouth-dropping care for its goods provided by citizens. Whether you’re a resident of neighboring countries or any other part of the world or a citizen of Canada characterized by an incurable love for your own country, this place will get under the skin of anyone who steps on its ground. On the other hand, buying souvenirs and gifts for loved ones has always been a true little tradition of travelers. There’s no better feeling than coming back from a trip full of impressions, still smelling the atmosphere of the destination you’re coming from, and sharing a bunch of presents to family and friends.
Of course, we assume that considering all the unique details that characterize Toronto, you want what you bring home to your dearest ones to be something that’ll always remind them exclusively of this lively city and the attention they got from you. True, you won’t be able to bring them Niagara Falls home, but there are other gifts that could do the job.
Original maple syrup
Maple syrup is probably in the top three things everyone thinks of when we say the word ‘Canada’. You’ve seen it dropping irresistibly from a few pieces of yummy pancakes in numerous ads, and many proponents of healthy living use it as a sweetener. Of course, you can always find those imported variants in your city of residence, but it isn’t nearly the same as the homemade syrup produced right in the heart of this country.
In case you’re visiting in March or April, there’s the opportunity to attend some of the legendary festivals where you can try and buy the best varieties of maple syrup that exist in Canada, and also take them home. Top-quality is guaranteed with premium manufacturers such as Wildly Delicious, Blossom Pure Organic, Royal Canadian Gifts, etc. You can also order the 100% natural one from Amazon, but the thing has a greater charm if you purchase it directly from the manufacturer.
Scented soaps from famous Kensington market
The charming Blue Banana Market, in the heart of the well-known Kensington area, is an unavoidable place to buy a huge number of souvenirs and abounds in a wide range of special gift programs. In addition to numerous items with a maple leaf motif and compelling captions, you can also find a lot of homemade household and home decoration products here.
The soaps sold there by the producers are mostly made from natural ingredients, organic and are the embodiment of the original local businesses. Not only do they smell lovely, but they’ll bring distant scents of Toronto and its nature to the one you give it to. We guarantee that the entire suitcase you carry with you will smell like Canada as you return to your hometown if you put in a few bags of these fragrant miracles inside it.
Have you ever tasted Canadian whiskey? Oh yes – this country is definitely multiple champions when it comes to making this alcoholic beverage. You may have heard about it before, but now the time has come to see it, taste it and find out why thousands of people are returning to Toronto regularly in order to make new supplies of this treat.
Fans of a good glass of an even better drink will be delighted if you show up with a bottle of the famous Canadian Club whiskey in your hands. If you’re considering some more options, know that you can’t go wrong with Alberta Premium Dark Horse, Kinship, Still Waters, and J.P Wiser either. Can’t decide? Well, maybe you could try some first in one of the numerous super cool pubs out there. Thanks to Kevsbest.ca, a platform that suggests you best-rated places in Toronto in any niche, you can find some decent recommendations and get some great booze before you decide on your gift!
Book ‘Toronto Makes’
Considering the fact that Toronto is a huge city, there are dozens of hard-working, diligent manufacturers, and entrepreneurs in every corner, neighborhood and part of it who supply citizens with basic groceries and necessities. Randy Bergman’s book “Toronto Makes” is all about them – it explores the world of street vendors, lovely handicraft shops, food experts, artists that offer their unique and lovely products on the streets of the city.
It’s an ideal way of representing their existence and giving them some more precious space in people’s hearts. A gift like this is simply perfect in case you want to inspire your friends or family members to visit Toronto one day. It’s adorned with amazing photographs and stories that’ll breathe new life into all your thoughts about this city and give anyone who reads it a new perspective from which to observe it.
Unicorn Dust bath powder
Here comes a special fragrant treat for kids you love – a special Unicorn Dust bath potion specially arrived from the fairy tale on the wings of miraculous creatures that bring heaps of sequins and true magic. This product was made 100% in Toronto and it’s sold in nice, eco-friendly, 300-grams pouches, right in Scout shop.
You’ll simply love a handful of various pleasant flavors, colors, and scents, apart from being able to choose the ones your little ones would enjoy the most. Another huge plus – it’s completely cruelty-free and it has never been tested on animals.
Toronto map tote bag
Every woman needs a nice, big tote bag – some for a walk around the city and going out for a coffee with mates, others for carrying books and clothes, for shopping… So many purposes! Therefore, make sure you get one of these cute, Toronto-themed ones for your favorite girls.
A black and white variant with a painted panorama of the city, with a black zipper and handles, is waiting for you in the Scout store, as well as in their online shop. Like innumerable souvenirs that you can get in these stores, it’s also handmade, of recycled material, which makes it an eco-friendly solution, too. Super chic!
Green Beaver cosmetics
In addition to being in existence for 18 years and boasting the application of the best technologies for the production of natural and quality cosmetics, Green Beaver is also a purely Canadian brand that nurtures consumers in Toronto, as well as those across the country and the world. It’ll come in handy to anyone who’s accustomed to organic, gentle preparations without strong chemicals and substances that can damage the skin, and it’s also an authentic product that you can purchase in multiple stores across the city.
Their range includes almost everything related to face and body care – soaps, lotions, baby products, toothpaste, antiperspirants and so much more. So, if you have people around you who like to pamper themselves and try new products from various parts of the world, you’ll know what’ll make them happy!