Last minute holiday gift ideas for the Eco-conscious shopper

The holiday season is in full swing but, if you’re a last-minute shopper or contemplating holiday purchases, we’ve got you! Here’s a list for our Eco-conscious consumer of 5 local small businesses to support.


Located in the heart of Roncesvalles Village, Ecotique is a sustainable living boutique that offers a large curated collection of environmentally conscious items, including sustainable accessories, reusable, zero waste, handmade and up-cycled products, and home decor. With an extra bonus that the majority is made in Toronto.

WE LOVE : ReBeer Recycled Beer Bottle – Aurora Tumbler

Kitras Glass Hand Blown Candy Canes

Ecotique, 191 Roncesvalles Avenue


okkudesign is a Toronto-based art studio offering handmade, environmentally conscious paper, textile goods and 100% biodegradable stationery. Are you opposed to giving out cards because of the shelf life before waste? Well then pick up one of their handmade cards that can be planted, and will grow into beautiful wild flowers.

WE LOVE: Plantable Eco-Friendly Seeded Card / Vintage Teddy Bear

The Sweetest Things

The Sweetest Things is a small family-run business located on Kingston Road Village that houses a collection of locally handcrafted items, fair-trade, unique gifts, and elusive British chocolates, sweets, and biscuits. If you are in need of a special ornament to brighten up the tree, or yummy festive treats, be sure to shop their 2021 Christmas Collection now.

WE LOVE: MORE JOY Swedish Dishcloth – Festive Dog

The Sweetest Things, 959 Kingston Rd

Labour of Love

Labour of Love is a concept store that utilizes its space not only for retail, but to discover and unite local artists. They offer beautiful pieces of jewelry made by Toronto designers, witty cards, apparel, and other fun gifts made locally.

WE LOVE: Gotamago – 2022 Foodies Calendar

Labour of Love, 223 Carlton St

The Paper Place

Are you a paper fanatic? Well, then this is the place for you! This super cute shop houses paper from all around the world for arts and crafts. With a collection consisting of more than 2000 papers, they also handpick vintage jigsaw puzzles, wooden dolls, and other unique items that would make for the perfect gift. Be sure to check out their impressive collection of hand-produced, silk-screened Japanese Chiyogami paper.

WE LOVE: Chiyogami 726

The Paper Place, 887 Queen St. West

“Last minute holiday gift ideas for the Eco-conscious shopper”

by Dave Hyun