The Chic Canuck's Guide To Gifting Local This Valentine's Day!

Posted: Feb 08 2016

From chocolates and flowers to romantic dinner dates, make this Valentine's Day the chicest one yet with our top local picks!

tonic blooms toronto - local valentine's day guide

1. Flowers from Tonic Blooms

Our friends at Tonic Blooms have changed the way we'll be sending (and receiving) *surprise* flowers, forever. Well, in Toronto at least. This new independent company is shaking up the flower delivery game by offering customers the ability to choose chic, well-priced and locally sourced floral arrangements that are delivered in Toronto within 2 hours! With arrangements priced in the $30-50 range, we wouldn't blame you for regularly ordering fresh flowers for yourselves. We do.

Ps. We've teamed up with Tonic Blooms to offer $15 off orders for the first FIVE people who use code 'chiccanuck' at checkout!


chocolates by brandon olsen - local valentine's day guide

2. Chocolates by Brandon Olsen

Chef Brandon Olsen (previously of Bar Isabel in Toronto) is shaking up the chocolate game in Canada with his beautiful and abstract Chocolates by Brandon Olsen. Not only are these delectable treats a work of art, but his flavour combinations are out of this world. Think Fennel & Rose, Pepper Lime and Ginger, and much more. Chocolates can be ordered online at:

 gold apothecary - local valentine's day guide

3. Bath Salts by Gold Apothecary

Bath time is always a little bit sexier on Valentine's Day and why not amp up the romance with a rose-petal filled bath without having to massacre a beautiful bouquet of fresh roses? We recommend making things easier with the help of Gold Apothecary's hand-crafted bath salts, which happens to be one of the top sellers from our Skincare section. These also make a pretty great gift idea that can help lead the night in the right direction *wink wink*


figo toronto - local valentine's day guide 

4. Reservations at FIGO Toronto

If a dinner date is in the cards for you, we suggest a reservation on Toronto's newest hot spot: FIGO. With perfect lighting and the slightly hint of a wind machine (at the right tables), you're sure to look flawless while pouring yourself a glass of the Punch Americano out of the shareable crystal decanter that's meant for two.

 michelle ross chloe bracelet - local valentine's day guide

5. Jewellery by Michelle Ross

You can't go wrong with a piece of jewellery on Valentine's Day, and we suggest giving a locally made piece of amazing this year. Our best-selling piece of jewellery is none-other than the Chloe bracelet by Michelle Ross, which is handmade out of brass in downtown Toronto. We affectionately refer to this gem as 'The Chic Canuck Friendship Bracelet'.


Use code VALENTINE for 15% off your Valentine's Day purchase from The Chic Canuck!



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