When it comes to gift shopping in Toronto, my number one retail recommendation is always The Drake General Store. Filled to the brim with odds and ends for your home and life, there’s always an abundance of fun things to find that anyone would be crazy not to love. Even when I’m not shopping for others, I like to frequent the shop (in person and online) to browse their latest items and, perhaps, purchase a gift or two for myself – because why not right?

Just in time for the holiday season, The Drake General Store has revamped their online store to be better than ever AND teamed up with to offer readers the chance to win a $100 gift card to shop their new online store!

See below to check out some of my favourite picks that are available now, and how to enter to win the $100 gift card:


If you’re seeking a classic Canadian blanket that doesn’t feature Bay stripes, I suggest one of these beautiful 100% virgin wool blankets by MacAusland’s Woollen Mills. There are four beautiful colours to choose from, and the family has been making these blankets in Prince Edward Island since 1932!


Have you ever seen a night light so cool? If you’re a scaredy cat at night like me, I suggest stocking up on these little moons by Kikkerland!


In my family, no Christmas stocking would be complete without some fancy chocolates! I love that The Drake General Store teamed up with Soma to offer us exquisite flavours like birch syrup toffee pop rocks with salt and pepper – yum.


Have you got visitors in town over the holidays? These crumpled soft city map of Toronto would make a great welcome gift!


Now to THE GIVEAWAY! Drake General Store has partnered with Gracie Carroll to offer you the chance to win a $100 gift certificate for their brand new online shop. To enter…

- FOLLOW @drakegenrlstore and @GracieCarroll on Twitter

- TWEET ” I entered to win a $100 online gift card from @drakegenrlstore + @GracieCarroll, Enter Here:

- Once you’ve followed and tweeted, click HERE and fill out the form + submit!

We’ll choose one winner at random. Contest closes December 6, 2013. Winner will be notified via email. No purchase necessary.