I admit I'm guilty of buying online or big stores (ie. Indigo; Winners; Homesense) for gift items. But I love this local store "Pulp and Paperie" at 1042 Coxwell Avenue. It's one of my fave place to shop and window shop for gift items. Its run by two lovely ladies and friendly as can be. You can catch what's in the shop on Facebook and a website opening soon - http://www.pulpandpaperie.com/
I also snagged a Moleskin agenda for myself.