Whether celebrating your mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, friends, teachers or neighbours, it’s time to appreciate the women in our lives who have raised us, fed us, shaped us or supported us. With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, we wanted to make your local shopping just a little easier and while this day is not about the gifts…sometimes a little something is nice.
For the artsy mom:
Arts On Queen – 2198 Queen Street East
Arts On Queen is a little shop on the corner of Queen and Balsam where you can find so many gifts for moms; a piece of art for the wall, the perfect item of jewelry or a handmade card. All items are handcrafted in Canada so you can feel good making someone’s day special while also supporting Canadian artists.
The Curated Market Co. – 2116A Queen Street East
The Curated Market Co. is a beautiful and welcoming retail space that offers the people who live, work and visit the neighborhood a place to shop and support locally designed and handcrafted goods. The owners offer a retail space to artists that is affordable within a busy community with natural foot traffic. They have a strong desire to see artists and makers succeed and grow. As soon as you step through the door, you can tell they are passionate and love what they do.
For the stylish mom:
Charming Parrot – 1978 Queen Street East
CharmingParrot is a lifestyle clothing boutique and brand born from the novel idea that fashion should complement one’s purpose and poignantly portray his or her passions without restriction. Their carefully curated collections showcase fashionable but comfortable clothing selections designed to carry forth a charismatic presence, no matter the occasion.
Boa Boutique – 2116B Queen Street East
Boa Boutique has a strong commitment to environmentally friendly and responsible fashion. Boa carries a large portion of apparel made in Canada, which keeps consumer dollars in North America and creates a smaller carbon footprint. Boa Boutique carries many beautiful styles and options for mom.
For the relaxed mom:
Pippins Tea Company – 2098 Queen Street East
Situated in the heart of The Beaches in Toronto, Pippins Tea Company is an independently owned retail shop which was established in 2004 out of a passion for tea. They offer more than 150 loose leaf teas, branded teas, all things tea related, sweets and treats, Beach memorabilia, an eclectic mix of giftware, china, cards, lotions and potions and much more.
Lush Beauty Spa – 2144A Queen Street East
Lush Beauty Spa offers extraordinarily indulgent manicures and pedicures, a relaxing setting with unprecedented levels of personal service from highly-skilled technicians, plus the most comprehensive sanitation and safety in the nail salon industry, today.
For the mom with a sweet tooth:
The Nutty Chocolatier – 2179 Queen Street East
The Nutty Chocolatier offers the finest, richest Belgian chocolate, truffles and hand-crafted chocolate specialties available. Their incredible assortment of imported candies and amazing variety of treats will please moms of all ages. Their homemade fudge and “Create Your Own Flavour” yogurt cones will make your mouth water. Sugar restricted diet? Don’t despair. They have a great selection of no-sugar added chocolates, hard candies and novelties.
For the green mom:
Green and Frugal – 2432 Kingston Road
Green and Frugal offers affordable, eco-friendly products to help everyone make the switch to green living. Green and Frugal offers natural bodycare, refill stations, bodycare workshops, aromatherapy supplies, reusable housewares and botanical ingredients for your DIY projects.
bare market – 1480 Danforth Avenue
At Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, you can find locally sourced food, home and body care products to help you move towards a less disposable lifestyle. If you’re looking to kick start being more sustainable at home, this is the place to go! bare market is conveniently located at 1480 Danforth Ave. in East York. They also offer online shopping for in-store pickup and free, local delivery for orders over $125, within Toronto. Due to popular demand, they now offer Canada-wide shipping. Don’t forget to check your DeClute Difference magazine for a special offer from bare market.
For more amazing shops and gift ideas in the neighbourhood check out the Beaches Living business directory!