The countdown is on! If you’re still looking for gift ideas, all you need to do is grab a coffee and spend some time in Bloor-Yorkville! With every budget in mind and every type of gift no matter how big or small, we’ve curated a list of memorable experiences, unique items, and much more so you can enjoy the holiday season with your shopping sorted!
Mindset Brain Gym
62 Cumberland St
One of the most unique destinations in our neighbourhood is Mindset Brain Gym, dedicated entirely to (you guessed it!) mental fitness. The large studio is filled with beanbag cushions, couches, an incredible assortment of books to read, kombucha on tap, teas, blankets, and the pièce de résistance: the meditation studio. Drop-in classes run throughout the day, focused on different forms of meditation, and guests are encouraged to arrive early or stay late to enjoy the calming space and amenities. Their class packages are the perfect gift for anyone needing to destress over the holidays.
Mindful Movement Centre
68 Scollard Street
Offering mat pilates, reformer, and yoga classes, Mindful Movement Centre is a calming studio with small class sizes. With a 16-person maximum for mat classes and 6-person maximum for reformer, you receive individualized attention, a quiet atmosphere, and an overall grounding experience. New student packages offer a reduced rate, making a class pack a thoughtful and health-focused gift, especially for anyone in your life working through injuries. The team focusses on providing rehabilitation expertise, management of chronic conditions, and personalized goal setting, so no matter one’s fitness level or health restraints, they’ll be welcomed into an inclusive atmosphere.
100 Bloor Street West
If high intensity, dim lighting, and a no-holds-barred approach to fitness is the desired method, Barry’s Bootcamp is the place to be. The iconic “Red Room” is where it all happens with sprints, weight training, and overall fearless fitness experience. With a cult-like following, the athlete in your life will not be disappointed seeing Barry’s under the tree.
Four Seasons Spa
60 Yorkville Ave
The ultimate in luxury experiences is a day at the Four Seasons Spa and the perfect choice for anyone in your life needing a bit of pampering! The best part is whether you gift someone a manicure, facial, massage, or a more indulgent package of services, guests have access to all of the facilities, including the relaxation pool and sauna, making for a day of leisure and luxury. Another unique idea is gifting a blow-out or styling appointment before a big night out! Beforehand, your friend or loved one can enjoy some uninterrupted spa time.
Jewelry & Unique Accessories
89 Bloor Street West
While jewelry certainly can be mean diamonds, it doesn’t have to! APM Monaco on Bloor Street is one of only two in Canada, ensuring a unique find. With a true fashion-focus behind their designs, the pieces will speak to the most discerning of tastes. The handcrafted pieces have a wide price range, making it an accessible option. The initial-embossed necklaces make a great gift for your best friend, sister, or mom.
55 Avenue Road, Yorkville Village
Hair accessories are having a serious moment in fashion! Clips, bobby-pins, and decorative hairpieces are the most coveted items both on and off the runway. Hefter Collections has been in Bloor-Yorkville for over 30 years and has an incredible assortment of unique hair accessories and sparkling evening bags! It’s certainly a must-visit for original designs. The fashion-enthusiast in your life is sure to love one of their unique finds!
Royal De Versailles Jewelers
101 Bloor Street West
If you’re thinking about a gift along the lines of exquisite diamonds and Rolex watches, Royal de Versailles is a place like no other. Offering a selection of brands not available elsewhere, you’re sure to find the highest quality timepieces, wedding and engagement rings, and contemporary styles of jewelry. That extra-special someone in your life is sure to love any of the one-of-a-kind pieces.
55 Bloor Street West
A mainstay on the corner of Bay and Bloor, the newly renovated Birks flagship features an entire Van Cleef and Arpels boutique, as well as a redesigned engagement area designed for an interactive and relaxed buying experience. With varying price points, Birks also offers unique gift ideas such as picture frames, cuff links, keychains, and cardholders, making a gift card to Birks a great choice for those appreciating the finer things.
95 Bloor Street West
A bit of a mecca for gift-giving, Victorinox is filled with fantastic options. From compact Swiss Army Knives, to kitchenware, travel items, briefcases, and even fragrances, there’s a style and item for almost anyone. Victorinox is sure to be a successful stop while shopping for any of the men on your list!
Wishing you the best throughout the holiday season. Be sure to step out and enjoy the beautiful crown lights along Bloor Street and the decorated Village of Yorkville Park!