Yorkville Village is the perfect one-stop holiday destination for everyone on your list

Yorkville Village is the perfect one-stop holiday destination for everyone on your list

Veer off the city sidewalks and into holiday style with a fun and effortless day of boutique shopping. Find unique gifts for your loved ones—even the ones who have everything

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, yet in so many ways, they can be stressful, with a surplus of errands to run and gifts to buy. But rest assured that a visit to Yorkville Village will provide a seamless, stress-free and memorable shopping experience for those seeking enchanting vibes and expert help picking the perfect gifts. With exclusive holiday collections from your favourite brands, Yorkville Village has a reputation as a shopping hot spot (plus, it has great lunch options!). Keep reading for inspiration to find everyone on your list.

TNT: For the fashionista

Yorkville Village knows fashion and TNT is a Toronto-founded hub that curates all the best established and emerging designer brands under one chic roof. For the extra-stylish person in your life, surprise them with an outfit perfect for any holiday tradition from sipping cocktails around the tree to ringing in 2024. Going-out tops are back and the Magda Butrym Blouse ($1,195) is destined to be a new fave when paired with the eye-catching Alexander Wang Scrunchie Mini Bag ($1,045) to hold essentials. Or gift them a pair of Alexander Wang Billie Flats ($825), which will spruce up jeans and a trench, and some slinky Magda Butrym Satin Mules ($1,650) to take the look into evening.

Teatro Verde: For the candle lover

If you know Yorkville history, then you know that Teatro Verde—Toronto’s favourite first-class florists—got its start there in 1997. Now, the luxe emporium, which also offers an array of gifts and home decor, has a new must-visit location. With its thumb firmly on the pulse, the shop is expertly curated and regularly restocked so every visit will yield something new and exciting. That person in your life who is always burning a candle will love Glasshouse Fragrances. These whimsical soy-wax candles ($99.95 each) are made in Australia in pretty keepsake vessels with enchanting scents like Christmas Morning and Winter Wonderland.

Radford: For the host with the most

More than 15 years of beauty are behind Radford. Owned by celebrity makeup artist and aesthetician Victoria Radford, it gives clients the royal treatment when it comes to hairstyling, colouring or cutting, makeup application, medi-spa treatments, brow laminations, lash tinting and more. That same expertise is baked into Radford’s skincare line, and its luxurious Butter, The Thick Cream ($75) gives off total “I appreciate you” vibes. Specially formulated to melt like butter without a greasy feel, it’s packed with niacinamide and bakuchiol, which work to calm redness, replenish moisture and leave skin plump. And who doesn’t want to lather on a soft, rich cream after a long day of making merry?

Galerie de Bellefeuille: For the art collector

A trip to Galerie de Bellefeuille, one of Canada’s most recognized independently operated art galleries, is a must for gift buying and art appreciating. Founded in 1980, the beautiful space spotlights everything from Canadian fine art to international works, with paintings, prints, sculptures and photography. If there’s an art collector on your nice list, then Audrey Tiffany Blue 2 (US$3,900 for small format and US$20,650 for large)—a cheeky limited-edition print on canvas by world-renowned German artist Michael Moebius—will have the recipient feeling over the moon (river) with thanks.

Serli & Siroan: For the one who lights up your life

For four decades, customers have trusted the exceptional service and artisanship of fine jewellers Serli & Siroan—which is still a family-run business after 44 years. Make an appointment to ooh and ahh at the showcases of jewelry, with sparkling diamonds hand-set using old-world practices. If you’re lucky enough to have a special someone, maybe they’ll be lucky enough to receive a mesmerizing pair of Helios Earrings ($6,500). Each features a brilliant circle of diamonds set into stunning yellow gold creating a glamourous glimmer with each movement.

Whole Foods Market: For the foodie

Whole Foods is a wonder to behold. At this foodie paradise, take in the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of only the finest natural and organic eats at the foodie paradise. Pick up something to nosh on from the salad bar or some seasonal treats for teachers and neighbours, but for the main foodie in your life, give the gifts of time and exceptional flavour with an order-ahead holiday spread. Tender, juicy turkey, impressive appetizers and seconds-please sides: inviting Whole Foods Market holiday catering to your table means a gourmet array with no sweat equity. Order online at shop.wfm.com or by phone at 1-844-936-2428 starting Nov.30.

Myodetox: For the health guru

Gifts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you visit Myodetox, a science-backed treatment centre, but they should be. The clinic is reinventing the physical therapy experience with a roster of expert therapists committed to resolving pain through corrective exercises, with a wellness-focused approach and preventative practices. Sometimes self-care looks like a facial, and sometimes it looks like a pelvic health physiotherapy session ($170 for 60 minutes). The pelvic floor is made up of important muscles that support the bowel, uterus and bladder and a session at Myodetox can help restore flexibility, strength and function to joints and muscles in the pelvic region, which can assist with prolapse and incontinence and even improve sexual pleasure.

Sentaler: For friends who love giving back

Newly renovated and beyond beautiful, Sentaler’s flagship store is peak luxury, with nods to the original showroom and an impressive 10-foot alpaca fabric wall. The stunning new space is brimming with well-made coats and accessories featuring the brand’s signature ribbed detail (a favourite of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle). If you can pull yourself away from the soft outerwear, pick up a set or a few separates from the #SENTALER4SickKids line which donates proceeds from each sale to SickKids. The lineup includes a cozy ribbed hat with oversized pom-pom ($225), scarf ($325) and gloves ($225) made from soft 100 per cent baby alpaca yarn and available in a multitude of colours.

Waxon: For the person who has everything

Step away from the razor: the team at Waxon knows a thing or two about hair removal. In fact, they’re transforming the hair removal industry by making sure that traditionally painful and taboo procedures are quick, comfortable and enjoyable with accessible pricing and aesthetically pleasing surroundings. Book a brow threading, then grab the Bare Body Oil ($30)—the brand’s signature fast-absorbing, non-greasy and super-hydrating body oil for that friend who has everything but moisturized winter skin.

Sarah Pacini: For the winter lover

Yorkville is blessed to have Sarah Pacini, a brand of made-in-Italy clothing founded 25 years ago in Belgium. Unisex options abound, and the quality is consistent. Pieces are meticulously made in Italy and feature clean lines, distinct patterns and only the best materials. The cozy Snowy V-Neck Sweater ($645), for example, is crafted of a decadent blend of mohair and merino yarns. It’s comfortable, warm and ready for layering, and depicts an abstract winter landscape—ideal for that person who loves the cold (but doesn’t want to be cold).

Jean-Paul Fortin: For the one with fancy footwork

Round out your Yorkville Village trip by stepping into world-renowned, all-things-shoes Jean-Paul Fortin. Founded in Quebec in 1964, the unisex shoe store is known for its exclusive European collections. Every year a dedicated buying team combs Europe to bring back elegant soles, with a keen eye toward style and comfort—like the made-in-Italy Silia Mary Janes ($298), which elevate the classic shoe with a chic cap toe, an out-of-this-world side profile and outfit-making glossy burgundy leather.