Wedding season is here! Whether you’re attending a wedding or two this year as a guest, part of a wedding party, or walking down the aisle yourself, finding the right personal touches can help to make the big day all the more special. Here, we’ve handpicked a few wedding gifts and wedding day essentials for everyone and, as always, we encourage those who can to come in-store or contact us if you’re looking for more ideas, have special requests, or need to travel a distance to visit us! We’re a small shop so we might not always have all items in stock, but we’ll always have another suggestion up our sleeves in a pinch!
For those looking for gift ideas in shop, explore our collection of Canadian-made ceramic mugs for a matching set or mix-and-match designs from Hamilton-based Greg Voisin, many featuring a little sketched heart on the inner lip of the mug for that extra touch. Hand-designed gift wrap in gorgeous and fun designs and plenty of cards to choose from, all created by independent designers from across North America and a couple from the UK. For a little something to slip in an envelope for the newlyweds moving into some new digs, a couple matching keychains showing their neighbourhood pride will do the trick. Come in store if you’re looking for even more gift ideas.
Featured finds: Greg Voisin mugs, variety of designs ($30, in-store only); Smitten Kitten vintage motel neighbourhood keychains ($9, varying selections in-store, limited selection online); Our Heiday and Red Cap gift wrap sheets ($6), Paper Source gift bags ($6.50–$7.50), and cards by Antiquaria, The Good Twin, Made in Brockton Village, La Familia Green, The Good Days Print Co., and E. Frances ($5.75–$6.00). Rotating selection of cards, gift wrap, and gift bags available in-store; select wedding cards available online.
Weddings can be a little hectic for those in the wedding party too. Look your best and have a little fun with beard oils, hair pomades, five-free nail polish, and all natural and uncomplicated Toronto-made Dalish hydrating matte lipsticks. Cover off day drinking and a night cap with flasks from Floor 9 and be stylishly ready for the inevitable tears with pocket squares and hankies. Finally, for the travelling groomsmen, check out this overnight kit to make packing stress-free. For those walking down the aisle, these little touches can also make for great gifts for your wedding party that they can use long after the big day.
Featured finds: Dalish lipsticks in L02, L01, and Rosemary ($26, in-store and online); Odeme nail polish in Maharani and Artemis ($15, in-store and online); Easy, Tiger “Groomsman” beard comb ($32.95, in-store only); Pomp & Ceremony pocket square ($32, varying selection, in-store only); Peregrine Supply Co. beard oils in Bonsai Citrus and Park Ranger ($22.95, both in-store, Bonsai Citrus available online); Floor 9 “Day Drinking” flask ($32.95, in-store and online)
Little touches make your special day even more special and adding that little extra personal feel can be in the simple details. Have guests leave love notes in a beautiful guestbook, write that traditional card to your partner for the morning of or go a little less traditional with a time capsule of Letters to My Love or offer them an entire book of all the things that make them so special to you with the Things I Love About You fill-in-the-blank book. Add a little personality to a suit with Toronto-made Pomp & Ceremony ties, pocket squares, and bowties featuring Liberty of London fabrics or pick out a piece of heirloom-quality jewellery from a host of Canadian designers, including a gorgeous shell line, perfect for beach weddings.
Featured finds: Biko mini shell stud earrings in 14k gold plated ($80, also available in rhodium plated, in-store and online); Hailey Gerrits half-moon studs in peach moonstone and gold vermeil ($65, in-store at Leslieville only); Kara Yoo small Arlo hoops in 14k gold fill ($52, also available in sterling silver, in-store and online); Lisbeth Florence puffed heart necklace in 14k gold fill ($70, in-store only); Hart + Stone Dot necklace with pearl in sterling silver ($70–$80, also available in 14k gold fill, in-store and online); Pomp & Ceremony tie, bowtie, and pocket square ($80, $60, and $32, varying selections, in-store only); Our Heiday “Loved Ones” guestbook ($62, in-store only); Fill in Love book: Things I Love About You ($18.95, in-store only); cards by Ash + Chess, The Good Twin, and Paper Epiphanies, Our Heiday, and Gotamago ($5.75–$7.25, rotating selection of cards in-store and online);
Featured photo credit: Our Heiday
We’re always looking to hear more from you, too! Tell us what made your wedding day extra special or unique to you?
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