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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide - Toronto Small Business to Support

This Valentine’s day you can shop local, supporting small businesses in Toronto to find the perfect gifts. E’s Element is proud to be part of the rich, thriving community of business owners based in the GTA. Here are some of the local businesses we love that offer thoughtful gifts for yourself or your loved one.

Floral Arrangement 

A pretty bouquet of flowers is always a thoughtful gift to remind your loved one you’re thinking of them. This Valentine’s day you can support Thyme studio’s small team of three, Kwan Rujira, Nas Neufeld, and Off Suriya, who breathe life into the business. Based in Toronto, Thyme studio offers a wide selection of equally beautiful choices. You can opt for fresh or dried flowers, and different sized bouquets or vases. They are price friendly starting at $30 and have two locations for pickup or delivery to Toronto and Mississauga. 

Find Thyme Studio on Instagram


via @thymestudio


Hand Crafted Chocolates

Mary’s Bridgadeiro Chocolates is a Black women led business offering the perfect Valentine’s day treats! Using long standing family recipes and careful techniques, these Brazilian Bridgadeiro chocolates are made with immense love. Mary sources all ingredients from local producers and creates in small batches. You can get these handcrafted treats shipped right to your home. Starting January 23rd, after a quick holiday closure, you can also visit their storefront at 1912 Danforth Avenue, Toronto. Chocolate boxes start at $12, but for a bit more you can purchase a gift-ready box wrapped in a beautiful reusable fabric wrapping!

Find Mary’s Brigadeiro Chocolates on Instagram 


via @marysbridgadeiro


Meditation and Movement Workshop 

Goodspace Toronto is a wonderful movement studio that is investing in inclusivity, community and equity. They offer a wide range of yoga, pilates, breathwork classes and more. Instructors are highly experienced,  mindfully guiding participants through a calming, restorative experience no matter your experience level! This is a great outing to give to your partner or to attend together. The studio encourages you to dress comfy and bring a water bottle, mats are provided. A movement class is the perfect place to sport E’s Element Athleisurewear! We recommend our Shaping Cycling Shorts for max comfort! Enjoy a refreshing bond building experience, starting at $26, while supporting a great business dedicated to nurturing people and community.

Find Good Space TO on Instagram


Silk Pillowcases

Valentine’s day is a time to express love to yourself, your romantic partner, your friends and any other loved ones in your life! Silk pillowcases are the perfect gift to encourage a luxurious sleep. Not only are these great for your skin and hair, they make your sleep super comfortable! Cultivate is a Black owned business based in the GTA. Their company name does a great job at capturing their brand philosophy, to provide support for wellness, and sustainable self-care, especially for young Black Canadians. Available for under $45 their products are a unique gift for this Valentine’s day .

Find Cultivate on Instagram


Sleepwear and Lingerie 

Comfortable sleepwear and lingerie make great gifts that someone may not splurge on for themselves but are sure to appreciate. The founder of Madyn Beauty, Tye Clarke, started this business to help people to celebrate themselves and feel beautiful in the comfort of their homes. Like E’s Element, Madyn Beauty launched during the lockdown period of 2020. You can read more about the launch and development of E’s Element as it is similarly rooted in Tye’s drive to help people feel good in what they wear all the time. Starting at $34 you can choose soft satin sleepwear that feels great on the skin and comes in so many cute colours!

Find Maydn Beauty on Instagram


Candle Making Date Night

For those whose love languages are quality time, or gifts, this is the ultimate surprise for Valentine’s day. Book a candle making date in Yorkville Toronto where you can customize a scent and vessel for your candle. This is a fun activity to do with your partner and you’ll walk away with a candle that will reminds them of you every time they smell it. For $95 you can participate in an hour and half experience and have a high quality candle! Browsing the store is an added bonus as they carry some of the most renowned candle lines, including Drake’s Better World Fragrance House line!

Find Kandl Artistique on Instagram


Body Oil 

Mother and daughter duo, Sade and Rachel, have developed a high quality, 100% vegan skincare line based out of Toronto. Their products, including soaps, moisturizers and lotions, are formulated with all natural nutrients that effectively target various skin concerns. Their nourishing body oil is made with jojoba, prickly pear, and calendula. This luxurious gift promotes relaxation and is perfect as a moisturizer, for massages and can be used for face and hair. This oil retails at $90 and they offer more products starting at $14.

Find Sade Baron on Instagram


via Sade Baron website


Cookie Baking Mix 

Stellar Eats is an all women owned and operated business offering a range of delicious and nutrient rich baking mixes. Purchasing one of their double chocolate cookie mixes is a great treat for Valentine’s that you can have fun baking with your partner! Starting at $14.99, they also offer brownie, cupcake, coffee cake mixes and more. On top of being such a sweet treat, you can feel good about supporting Stellar Eats as they donate a portion of their income to a non-profit of your choice. Some of the communities they’ve been able to fund so far include Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank, National Eating Disorder Association and more!

Find Stellar Eats on Instagram


via Stellar Eats website

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