Monday, November 8, 2021

Not Just A Mom - Favourite Small Shops


Good morning! Today on Not Just A Mom we are talking about our favourite small shops.  For me, I need to start thinking about Christmas gifts and with the rumour of the supply chain delays, I will be looking to more local shops for my gift ideas. 

I've got two categories here since my local small shops won't be that useful for many of you (but I still want to give the shoutout), and then I will also share the non-Nordstrom, non-Amazon retailers that more people have access too.

Local Toronto (West Side)
The Cookery - This is a fabulous cooking store that has many wonderful things. I also love to just browse around.
Scout - This store is on Roncesvalles Ave.  It has fun gift things to browse through and buy.
Drake General Stores - We are fans of the Drake brand (hotels and restaurants) and this store has many lovely Canadian themed gifts, and more.  I have visited the actual store on Queen West, the location within The Bay, and also their online store. 

Saje - I'm not a huge convert to essential oils, but I do love browsing in this store, and I have a few of their "magic potions" (as I call them), the immunity and peppermint halo rollers.
Keihl's - We both use their products and it's also good for gifts.
Zara - I actually don't buy many clothes here for myself, mostly it's good for the kids' selection and Zara Home goods.   

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  1. Zara has some adorable kids clothes!

  2. I didn't post today because I only have two stores I could think of and they're both very local. However, I should have. Maybe tomorrow...

  3. I bought a set of essential oils and have yet to use them at all! They smell so good though and I want to get better about actually using them but I'm often stumped on what to do with them.

  4. So many great suggestions! My daughter has some cute clothes from Zara