The holiday season is well underway and while it might be hard to believe, we’re in the final two week stretch for securing gifts! Lucky for all of us, Bloor-Yorkville offers unique ideas for every person in your life, no matter how pressed for time you are! Whether you’re looking to gift a special item or unique experience, our retailers offer the best of fashion, food, wellness, and culture. We’ve put together a few ideas for your loved ones, friends, and family.
Don’t forget to stroll through the neighbourhood to experience our 138 lit-up trees on Bloor Street and discover the Village of Yorkville Park, now transformed for the holidays! We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season.
Holiday Gift Ideas in Bloor-Yorkville
Personalized Travel Accessories from B Hemmings & Co
Stop by B Hemmings & CO for a truly special loved one! Whether shopping for a set of top-of-the-line luggage or smaller accessories, their monogramming services take every gift to the next level. Monogramming is available for all leather bags and goods, includes up to 3 initials and in some cases can include colour. The team has been curating and discovering the world’s greatest quality in business, travel, and lifestyle essentials since 1978, promising you the best experience and product possible.
162 Cumberland Street
Day of Pampering at The Hazelton Hotel Spa by Valmont
For those who need a bit of a time out from the world, it doesn’t get much better than a day of pampering at The Spa by Valmont. Located at the luxurious Hazelton Hotel, the spa offers world-class facial and body treatments, as well as personalized massages (including prenatal) aimed to release stress and toxins. There are also a number of manicure, pedicure, and wax treatments to choose from. Guests of the spa also receive access to the saltwater pool and lounge area, making for the ultimate experience in relaxation.
118 Yorkville Ave
Dinner with a View at The One Eighty & a Movie as a VIP at Varsity Cinema
A great option for the best friends in your life, it doesn’t get much more convenient than dinner at The One Eighty followed by a showing at Varsity Cinema! Both located in the Manulife Centre, The One Eighty sits at the top of the tower, on the 51st floor, and offers stunning views of the city. After dinner, pop down to the second floor where you can visit the Cineplex Varsity Lounge and then attend a showing in the comfort of the VIP cinemas.
55 Bloor Street West
The One Eighty: (416) 967-0000
Varsity Cinema: (416) 961 – 6304
Accessories from Petra Karthaus
Located at the Manulife Centre, Petra Karthaus is a European fashion destination located in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville. With a strong focus on fashion, each season the boutique selects accessories and jewelry to compliment the collections. For the “person about town” in your life, we suggest browsing their selection of Bogner shoulder bags, which include designs specifically for phones, travel, and life in the city.
55 Manulife Centre
Music & More from Bay Bloor Radio
Since the 1960s, Bay Bloor Radio has been the place for all things related to home entertainment. From full media setups to turn tables, portable audio, TV/Video, and wireless accessories, you’re sure to find something for the music lover on your list. Complete with gift guides for every budget (including under $100 and stocking stuffers such as wireless ear buds), the team can help you with your gifting needs no matter how big or small.
55 Bloor Street West
Group Fun at E-Exit
The only escape room in Bloor-Yorkville, E-Exit is the perfect idea for a friend group or family outing. E-Exit can accommodate groups as small as 2 or as large as 60 and offers varying levels of difficulty. We suggest gifting this experience for the adventurous people in your life! It’s an unexpected way to have fun and try something new.
70 Yorkville Avenue
Fine Dining at Enigma
We can’t imagine a better idea for the foodie in your life than a dinner at Enigma Fine Dining! An intimate and modern European fine dining restaurant, Enigma celebrates the best of local and international ingredients. Set in a gorgeous space on St Thomas Street and led by Chef Quinton Bennett, Enigma offers a blind tasting menu, serving a seasonal, evolving selection. Guests can also opt for the wine, cocktail, or juice pairings.
23 St Thomas Street
Runway Hair from Salon Dew
We’re not sure it gets more luxurious than a blow-dry membership. The Blow-Dry Club at Salon Dew is the perfect way to pamper a loved one with the gift of a good hair day …every day. Membership packages include 6 blow-dries and a free hair treatment. Salon Dew has been featured in a number of publications, including Vogue, Elle, and Allure, and is committed to reducing beauty industry waste through implementing environmental-focused practices.
68 Scollard Street
Date Night at the Park Hyatt
If you’re looking for a romantic night out, we suggest the Writers Room Bar (a storied space with over 50 years of history!) at the recently re-opened Park Hyatt Hotel. The gorgeous space features unparalleled views of the city and cozy seating. In the warmer months, guests can get comfortable on the outdoor rooftop couches, but for now we suggest warming up with their fantastic cocktail and snack menu and enjoying the twinkling lights of the city.
4 Avenue Road
Personal Training with Catalyst Health
Catalyst Health is a multi-disciplinary lifestyle and health destination. The clinic employs both fitness and medical professionals to provide a well-rounded approach to one’s health. We’re sure anyone in your life who’s either already into fitness or looking to get more active would love to receive personal training from one of the highly qualified Catalyst trainers. Their team is currently offering both in-person and online sessions, creating the most comfortable environment possible.
162 Cumberland Street