Holiday Shopping on Queen W

November 08, 2018

With Thanksgiving and Halloween gone, now is the time to start thinking about the holidays and getting gifts for those special people in your life. Luckily for you, this blog will cover some of the best spots to shop for gifts near RUSH. With RUSH’s prime location, you’re walking distance from some of the best shopping in the city, that special gift will never be too hard to find!

Shinola specializes in high end leather goods, as well as watches and bicycles. This beautiful store  at Queen and Ossington is filled with even more beautiful goods. From bags, to wallets and phone cases, Shinola’s craftsmanship is unmatched. Pick up any leather accessory for a loved one and they will monogram it for you for free in-store. With a lifetime guarantee on every item, a gift from here will surely stand the test of time.


This Queen West store is everything but average, selling everyday items that are refreshed and designed to bring beauty into normal activities. Their flagship store has apparel, stationery,  books, and home wares with a distinct focus on being minimal but have purpose. If you need something for that design-forward person in your life, Average is where you’ll find it.


Gravitypope is an independently owned store on Queen West providing Toronto with a wide array of beautiful, unique, and handcrafted collections of footwear, clothing and accessories, for both men and women. Recently, Gravitypope has shifted towards shoes, with one of the best selection of footwear for every season. Pick up a pair of boots or a sweater for that special someone from Gravitypope and you’ll definitely make this holiday season memorable.


Brika is a new store that sells high quality, handmade goods by artisans and designers that make for the perfect gift. The store has over 400 vendors from all over North America that fill the store with everything from cards, to kitchen supplies, jewelry and art. With a product range that is always changing, you’re definitely going to find something fresh and perfect for someone on your gift list.

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