Toronto: Last-Minute Gifts for Girls

Christmas is about 80 hours away. If you’re still seeking that special something for that special someone, better think – and act – fast. To help you along, and ensure major holiday point-scoring with your Ms. or Mrs., check out our last-minute gift guide for the lady in your life.

Warm & Safe
Clothes are iffy. Play it safe with the one-size-fits-all wonder of a scarf, and keep it classic with this blue and grey cashmere-wool number, available at the Yorkville outpost of Urban Outfitter’s up-market sister brand, Anthropologie. $158. 78 Yorkville Ave., 416-964-9700.

Go Luxe
Pamper her. Or, pay someone to pamper her. The Hazelton Hotel’s spa package includes a night’s stay, breakfast for two at ONE, and $150 credit at the Hazelton Spa. From $650. 118 Yorkville Ave, 416-963-6300

Bling Bling
Bring in pics of your lady’s favourite pieces, and one of the sixty-odd in-house designers at custom jewelry shop Made You Look will (very quickly) create something to suit your squeeze’s tastes. Approx. $50 – $1,000. 1338 Queen St. W., 416-463-2136; 1273 Queen St. W., 416-516-9595.

Now that ballet-related entertainment is officially dude-friendly, take your gal to see Billy Elliot, the Broadway blockbuster, which arrives to Toronto on February 2. $36 – $130. Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria St.

Get Cozy
Décor may not be your forte, but you can’t go wrong with a cozy organic cotton blanket (pictured above), which comes in a stylish herringbone pattern. Throw it on the couch, and pair it with a roaring fire and a bottle of red. $100. 109 Atlantic Ave, 416-597-0110.

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