What do you get as a gift for your quirky friend who has already everything from French bulldog sweaters to ironic lava lamps? When a scented candle just won’t cut it, you need to pay a visit to Outer Layer. This Queen Street West emporium stocks some of the most charming, useful, and just plain weird items you’ll find anywhere, from bacon-shaped bandages to “hopside-down” beer glasses. So drop by and browse until the perfect present for your friend jumps out at you. It could be the elegant gift of a perfume and fragrance kit, or a funky BlueQ tote bag adorned with pictures of ‘50s-era advertisements. Take a glance at the chalkboard out front for sale info, as well as holiday-themed cartoons and quips. Past hits have included a Mother’s Day display that proudly showcased the ubiquitous and highly respected “mom jeans,” as well as a vibrant rainbow to celebrate Toronto’s PRIDE week. Before you leave, stock up on greeting cards. There’s an excellent selection, you’ll get a discount for buying in bulk, and you’ll have them at the ready for the next special occasion.

Outer Layer

577 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6 ON

(416) 869-9889

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