Whether you have beer drinkers, pot smokers, puzzle doers or transit nerds on your list, these quickie gifts won't break the bank
Public transit nerds can do no wrong at the Spacing store. If you know someone who doesn’t have one of these cute TTC magnets, you can grab one for $3 or sets for each subway line and the soon-to-be-defunct Scarborough RT. $3 each, sets from $10. spacingstore.ca
Vintage shop Black Market has taken classic styles you might consider thrift-shop go-tos – animal print, sequined – and applied them to face masks. For your loved ones who can’t party on New Year’s Eve but want to look festive in the LCBO lineup. Packs of three for $20. blackmarkettoronto.com
Remember when Canada was cool? Author Greg Marquis puts late Beatle John Lennon and still-cool art star Yoko Ono’s notorious 1969 visit – as well as the rise of celebrity activism – in a wider Canadian context in this newly released book. $24.95 at Formac Lorimer Books. formaclorimerbooks.ca
I bet you know someone that has resisted the pandemic jigsaw puzzle trend. Gift shop Outer Layer has an assortment of puzzles ranging from abstract patterns to portraits of late rock stars Prince and Freddie Mercury. Resistance is futile. $19.95-$29.95. outerlayer.com.
Imagine a cheese grater that fits in your wallet like a business card and you have this portable weed grinder. The perfect accoutrement for a future park hang. $10 at Tokyo Smoke. ca.tokyosmoke.com
For the person who has everything but still can’t sleep. Dispensary CAFE has a variety of cannabis-infused teas that will make the winter months dreamier. $5 per tea bag. iamcafe.com.
These locally made, two-inch concrete planters come with a plant (if you do pickup) and the marble aesthetic will add a touch of outdoorsy-ness to your indoor space. $29 at Likely General. likelygeneral.com.
This novelty gift is ideal for that person who is obsessed with posting pizza-related memes on social media – or just obsessed with eating pizza and could use a night light. $12 at Studio Brillantine. studiobrillantine.com