Don’t show up empty handed. Some local Leslieville gift options

‘Tis the season for parties and visits

If you’re in the Leslieville hood here’s some ideas for the party host and their pets.

Most merchants offer gift certificates which make great stocking stuffers.

Host Gifts:

Sandy Aleksander

1183 Queen St. E


You can always order a custom charcuterie or gift basket a few days ahead but if they’re not too busy they can put one together on the spot.

Want something ready to go? They have lots of yummy options from soup kits, premium Caesar mix,  Rustichella oils and vinegars all the way to crazy, decadent chocolates.


1122 Queen St East


You can’t go wrong here, hardest part is not buying something special for yourself!


Arts Market 

790 Queen St. E


So many unique artisan pieces from vintage wares to funky art and everything in between. You can find some fun Secret Santa gifts too.

Support and shop local talent.


Home James

998 Queen St. E


So many amazing things to choose from!

One fun item is the A Day in the Life of Leslieville photo book, a great gift for locals or another way to make your “outta the hood” friends envious.

Leslieville Farm to Table Market

1144 Queen St. E


Featuring a Christmas vendor’s section for the month of December you can find dog treats, giant chocolate Santas, fresh bread, produce (in case of some sort of kale emergency), jewelry, condiments and the perfect host gift in this eclectic one-stop-shop.

Stuff for Pets:

The Bone House

946 Queen St. E


The Bone House has a great selection of dog gear and treats as well as some lovely household scents in the form of candles, incense and sage smudges.

Timmie Doggie Outfitter

1178 Queen St. E


Lots of choices from walking gear to toys and cookies for both cats and dogs. Maybe pick up a gift certificate for a spaw day for your favorite pooch.


Pet Valu

Queen & Coxwell

1656 Queen St. E


Heading to the LCBO @ Queen and Coxwell? Pop into Pet Valu and pick up some Trixie’s Kitchen or  Bosco and Roxy’s cookies for the resident hounds on your party list, it’s right next door.

Making your own edible gifts?

Value Village

924 Queen St. E


Bringing some baked goods or other tasty treat? Avoid the plastic containers and use a unique platter or plate from VV. It’s cheap, you’re recycling and you can feel good about leaving it behind.



Yes, I  know I’ve left out some places, add your favorites in the comments.

Happy, Happy Holidays!



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