It may not be the date night out that we’re used to, but there are plenty of ways to create a special Valentine’s Day at home! Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, the whole family, attending a virtual “Galentine’s” or simply celebrating yourself, we have plenty of options to create an extra special day at home. Below, you’ll discover unique retailers offering ways to pamper yourself, bring joy to your loved ones, and elevate your life at home.
55 Avenue Road (Yorkville Village)
Radford Studio has made a name for itself as the hub for all things beauty and skincare. For the Galentine’s in your life, we suggest browsing their at-home 24k gold face masks. There are a few different sets and bundles to choose from, and the studio also produces Radford skincare products, allowing you to shop local while also supporting a Toronto-based brand. Radford masks and skincare work together, making it easy to pick and choose complimentary products. Anyone needing a self-care moment will surely appreciate a reason to pamper themselves this Valentine’s Day.
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Bay Bloor Radio
55 Bloor Street West (Manulife Centre)
For the home electronics aficionado in your life, Bay Bloor Radio is a must for expert service and top notch quality. Since 1947, Bay Bloor Radio has continued to expand and advance their offerings while retaining their commitment to a personalized shopping experience. Offering e-gift cards, curbside pickup, and delivery, their talented team can help with any questions you might have. There’s no time like the present to focus on home improvement, and a gift from Bay Bloor Radio means your loved one gains access to their on-going education seminars, service department, and assistance with any customizations.
The Cellar Hair Salon
26 Bellair St
Due to COVID closures, salons in Toronto have been closed for several months, meaning many of us may be sporting multi-tonal hair at this point. Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a customized root-touch up? The team at The Cellar is offering virtual consultations complete with custom colour kits for pick-up. The kits include everything necessary, including plastic capes, gloves, application brushes and of course all applicable products. Comprehensive instructions and safety protocol can be found online here.
Game & Hobby Zone
820 Yonge Street (lower level Cumberland Terrace)
A true “fun for the whole family” option, Game & Hobby Zone is filled with much more than your average board games! From brain teasers to novelty items, books, arts & crafts, and puzzles, there are endless options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for ways to engage all members of the family or cater to the kids, we encourage you to browse their new website and discover plenty of unique items. Their team has been working extra hard throughout the last couple of months, adding one-of-a-kind finds to their inventory while expanding their ecommerce platform.
Phone: (416) 413-1511
153 Yorkville Ave
Bringing a lounge-meets-steakhouse atmosphere to the neighbourhood, STK always promises a fun night out. While you’ll need to wait to visit their stunning contemporary space, you can bring their full menu home. Offering both curbside pick-up and “bellhop” delivery, you can select from mains, sides, salads, and accompanying wine selections. For a perfect Valentine’s date night, we suggest trying out their “Dinner for Two” pre-set menus and perhaps add a bottle of bubbly to go.
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136 Cumberland Street
For 37 years, Avec Plaisir has been focused on providing women with top notch service, placing an emphasis on fit, style, and quality. Their vast selection includes lounge and sleepwear, robes, lingerie, swimwear, and more. The owners work hard to select brands and pieces not found in mass retailers while also only sourcing items with the finest quality fabrics. During the current restrictions, Avec Plaisir is offering gift cards and consultations from home: the perfect gifts for a loved one.
89 Bloor Street West
When it comes to gifting jewelry, APM Monaco is a great choice for fashion-forward pieces with a contemporary price point. No stranger to a little sparkle, even their more minimalist pieces are sure to make a statement. A great gifting idea is their customizable collections, which can include personal messages, custom drawings (using an iPad and stylus pen from home), monograms, and more.