Riverside Month of Love: Gift Guide

In this month of love, surprise your loved ones (or yourself!) with something special. Riverside brings you a wide range of unique, personalized gifts – for literally every taste and interest. Check out some of our top picks:


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Ever wondered what it would feel like to just walk through Etsy? Brika’s shop in Riverside is your very own artisanal gift store, connecting you to the creations of hundreds of talented artists. Don’t miss their organic body oil workshop this Monday, Feb. 13th where you can shop, sip and pick up a last minute gift!

Sugar Loaf Bakery

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Sugar Loaf is Riverside’s non-traditional small batch bakery where “everything is made with love”. Pick up some of their special Valentine’s themed cookies or macaroons, or bring your sweetie out for their special brunch on the weekend.

The Irish Design House

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The Irish Design House brings you handmade designs- both crafts and fashion. Their shop emanates the comfort of home while connecting you to a wide range of artists, all the way from Ireland.  From comfy natural sweaters, handmade soap, and sewing lessons, they have someone for everyone!

Quince Flowers 

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You can never really go wrong with flowers. However, you can surely go the extra mile: Riverside’s Quince Flowers, with 20 years of floral excellence under their belt, is simply the best! Quince provides a personalized flower-shopping experience, with their knowledgeable and welcoming staff, and lovely shop atmosphere. Take your date for a stroll through the store and let them pick out some flowers, or just surprise them the old-fashioned way!

The Wine Rack

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Ok (this is an obvious one) but it’s a great time to get a deal on wine, so why not pick up some Ontario wine as an addition to that home-cooked or take-out Valentine’s day dinner. (Tip: Tabule in Riverside has Bring Your Own Wine Free Corkage on Tuesdays!)

The Arts Market

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With works from 50 different artists in house, The Arts Market in Riverside is sure to have what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a unique card, jewellery, hand crafted soaps, a vintage typewriter or a ‘vinyl clock’, this shop is a must to check out.

Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

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Surprise your significant other with a sweet present: some of Mary Macleod’s famous shortbread. With over 35 years in the cookie making business, Mary Macleod’s in Riverside provides the most mouth-watering hand made shortbread cookies, in a range of flavours to suit every taste.

Happy shopping and don’t forget to pick out something for yourself! 😉