The best part about our neck of the woods is that it’s 100% self-contained. People who live here literally don’t have to go anywhere else to get what they need and that includes holiday shopping. Yonge and Eglinton is lined with ideas for anyone on your list.
Holiday shopping for the athlete
For the extreme sports freaks in your family, a visit to Sporting Life Bikes & Boards (2454 Yonge St at Roselawn) is your best bet. The accessories in there are fantastic and the staff walk the talk. Tell them about who you’re buying for and they’ll help you find the perfect gift.
Looking for more traditional gifts for more traditional sports? Sport Chek (2529 Yonge St between Keewatin and Sherwood) is the spot. And look out for the Toronto Maple Leaf gear. It’s bandwagon time.
Holiday shopping for the techie
Best Buy (2400 Yonge Street at Montgomery) is where you want to be. Selection, price and an excellent return policy make them a go-to. But more than that, the sales staff there don’t work on commission so no one’s going to push you into overspending.
Holiday shopping for the trend hunter
We’re loving the Drake General Store (2607 Yonge St at Albertus) for those kitschy things you can’t find anywhere else. If you’re part of an office Secret Santa, this is where you want to look innovative options..
Holiday shopping for the foodie
A gift certificate for a night out is always a good gift, and Yonge and Eglinton is full of places to send a friend. Right now, we’re big fans of Tio’s Urban Mexican (2584 Yonge St at Albertus). They do a to-die-for deconstructed taco.
Best Holiday shopping for you
Looking to treat yourself to something special this season? Think about a teeth-whitening session. Start the year off with fresh pearly whites and a killer smile.