These are a few of our favourite places to find healthy gifts in Toronto … more than ever, this holiday season should be about taking care of ourselves … and those we love, too. Apply Empathy Economics to everything you buy and gift.
On the other side of the curve, what businesses do you want to be there for you?
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Ecoexistence has been around for years … for good reason. Owner and good human, Kym Klopp, has been curating and stocking all things better for you and the planet.Curbside pick-up is made easy … and done with a smile!
Health Hut + nutbar
Feel good shopping from here! Health Hut on College and nutbar with three locations have combined forces in Leslieville … under the new lockdown situation they are offering curb-side pickup, quick delivery, and shipping. From organic skin care, to superfood snacks, get your feel-good gift essentials here. We used to frequent nutbar VERY often pre-covid and appreciate how they have adapted repeatedly during this pandemic.
The Rock Store
This special retailer on Harbord has a diverse collection of crystals, books, and other products (and services when available) that support personal growth and healing. We love labradorite.
Just Be Woodsy
A simply beautiful line of affordable and functional pieces made using trees that once formed the fabric of our city. They salvage, mill, kiln dry, and make everything from custom furniture to exquisite wood charcuterie boards. This is David’s salvaged wood board made from a fallen tree.
The Akira State Workbook and The Akira Concept Shop! (shameless self-promotion … we believe in it!)
The Akira State Workbook (just published) offers over 350 pages of wellness guidance (learn more if you don’t know about it yet). In the spirit of the holidays (and The Akira Concept’s values), when you purchase The Akira State Workbook (or bundles) directly from us for the holidays, you will be supporting yourself, those you love, our small business, AND Building Roots Toronto. We are also offering contactless pick up from us directly in Toronto or free delivery (in the M postal code) for this or our signature organic toque, t-shirts, foot massage balls, and more.
Local food makers, farmers, artisans, and creators.
Keep your dollars in Toronto! The independent grocery stores, farmers markets, and “independent creators” have everything from artwork to wine. Try shopping at Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market to “build your own gifts” … think baskets, appetizer boards or to bulk buy one special item for everyone on your list (a preserve, cookies, chocolate).
Check out The Akira Concept Gift Guide for creative and covid-friendly gift ideas for everyone on your list.