Labour of Love: The Ultimate Gift Emporium


Your friends might as well be professional gift-givers. One year they gave you a vinyl copy of your favorite album which you played over and over for weeks. Another featured a t-shirt with the cover of your favorite children’s book on the front that quickly became a wardrobe staple. It’s like they’re reading your diary or something. This year, turn the tables on them and step up your gift-giving game with a visit to Labour of Love. Grab your pals and bring them to this quirky Cabbagetown boutique, which offers an artfully-curated selection of pretty much everything cool, including clothes, accessories, handmade jewelry, home décor, books, and paper goods. Discreetly stalk your friends and keep on eye on what they’re pining for the most. When they’re not looking, just go ahead and buy that umbrella that they were checking out–the one that looks like a samurai sword when it’s closed–and save it for next month’s birthday extravaganza. And pick up a copy of 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie on your way out, too (#6 suggests trapping the zombie in a tanning bed). Your friends may laugh now, but they’ll all be grateful to have you around when the time comes to finally use your skills against the undead.

Labour of Love

242 Carlton St Toronto ON M5A 2L1

(416) 923-8988

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