Last night I had the opportunity to check out the Drake General Store (North Toronto location near Yonge & Eglinton), and join them for the Holiday Media Shopping Event. I can never say no to free food and drinks - especially from The Drake - and the 30% off all merchandise didn't hurt either. I hadn't even planned on buying anything (I've just started a new job recently, and I'm trying to be sensible), but this beautiful mug stole my heart.
The cozy store was absolutely filled to the brim with books, clothing, accessories, and about 1000 trinkets - all perfect gifts for someone on your list. I was especially drawn to all of the CBC paraphernalia, as I'm quite the CBC fan-girl, but there was a lot of other apparel for sale in both kids sizes and adult sizes.
Food was provided by The Drake of course, and then Hop City supplied the beer! I don't love super-hoppy beers so I went with the lager, and it was quite good!
I love The Drake Hotel, and actually found myself there last week for the Drake x Kitchen Party, which was a massive hit, and one of my favourite events of the year! It's not a hard sell when Raymond's is catering, and Tom Power is set to be in attendance and playing a set with a Dardanelles buddy, but I was still impressed.
Anyway, I would strongly recommend checking out a Drake General Store if you're looking for some holiday shopping inspiration. You'll likely find something for most of the people on your list, not to mention half a dozen things for yourself. I mean, why not?
Check out the slideshow below to see some of the items available in store!