Gift Guide: Last Minute Holiday Shopping in Bloor-Yorkville

The holiday shopping 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 us all, 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. Consider this your holiday shopping made easy!

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 Shopping: Gift Ideas in Bloor-Yorkville

Dining

New Year’s Eve at AP Restaurant

Why not gift a magical New Year’s Eve sky high at AP Restaurant? Known for their Japanese and Pan-Asian menu, AP is hosting “New Years Eve Among the Stars,” featuring a four-course tasting menu and in-house DJ to get the party started. Ring in the New Year while enjoying spectacular views of the city along with their extra special chef-curated menu.

51st Floor, Manulife Centre
55 Bloor Street West
Make a reservation

Fashion

Luxury Loungewear from Avec Plaisir

Avec Plaisir has been a Bloor-Yorkville staple for over 40 years! Their team prides themselves on their friendly, personal approach to shopping, making sure that every client feels comfortable and welcome. Their selection of high-quality pajama and loungewear is sourced from all over the world, featuring the most luxurious fabrics and detailing. Needless to say, gifting one of their sets will keep your loved one extra cozy throughout the holidays and the rest of the year.

136 Cumberland Street
416-922-7702

Spa Experiences

Spa Treats from the Four Seasons Hotel Festive Desk

Each year, the team at the Four Seasons Hotel transforms their East Lobby into a cozy winter wonderland featuring their expertly curated Festive Desk! If you’re looking to truly pamper a loved one, the Festive Desk has everything you could want. Choose from gift cards to The Spa (Forbes’ only 5-star rated spa in Canada) or gift the luxury of an at-home spa experience with high-end skincare products, Bathorium bath salts, diffusers, and more.

60 Yorkville Avenue
416-964-0411

Fitness

Reformer Classes at Jaybird

Look no further than Jaybird for the fitness lover in your life! You’ve probably heard the buzz around town by now, but Jaybird offers a completely unique, high-energy reformer class, lit by candles and fueled by club-worthy music. This is Jaybird’s only reformer studio, and while no experience is necessary, they warn that it might take a few classes to build up strength and get used to their method. Consider gifting a multi-class package, available for both reformer or mat classes.

110 Bloor Street
Jaybird class passes

Jewelry

Everyday Fine Jewelry from VRAI

Treat yourself or a loved one to sustainable diamonds! VRAI offers lab-grown diamonds, crafted to have as minimal an effect on the environment as possible. This allows them to offer top-quality diamonds at a variety of price points, so even if you’re working with a smaller budget, you’ll be able to find something truly stunning. The Yorkville Avenue location offers one-on-one appointments, so you can take your time finding the perfect piece. From pendants and tennis bracelets to earrings, their designs are timeless, making for what they call perfect “every day heirlooms.”

111 Yorkville Ave
Book an appointment

Plants

Plant Bundles at The Botanical Collection

Over the last several years, lush greenery has become one of the most popular ways to decorate, lending colour and fresh air to a home environment. The team at The Botanical Collection has a wealth of knowledge regarding plants and plant care, as well as an incredible number of offerings, whether you’re searching for rare and exotic plants or hardy greenery appropriate for nearly any space.

Their Plant Bundles come in sets of three and are a great lower-cost gift for your friends or colleagues. The shop also offers plant-growing essentials such as fertilizer and plant growing systems for spaces with limited light.

97 Scollard Street
289-233-5881

Tech

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 turntables, 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), their team can help you with your gifting needs no matter how big or small. We guarantee the tech-aficionado in your life will be impressed with any of Bay Bloor Radio’s offerings.

55 Bloor Street West
416-967-1122