We went to vintage shops together, bookstores, and then some more shops to try to find gifts. It helped because we got a good sense of what the other person was looking for, but ultimately, turned to Kijijito find the perfect gift! Continue reading for big surprise.
Every year it's the same deal. James and I get 3-4 gifts for each other for Christmas; while most of them are little stocking stuffer-type items, we get one main gift that's more special, a bit on the pricier side and really something we've been wanting for a while. This time we've decided to shake things up! We are turning to the second-hand economy to find the ultimate gift for each other, and we're sharing our journey with you.
Even though I've been working downtown for more than four years (and living in the city for a little over a year), besides my daily work and life routine, it's hard to get out and explore different pockets of Toronto sometimes. Recently James, Frenzi and I were invited to spend 44 hours at 44 Charles Street West in Manulife Centre, a 51-storey commercial and residential tower, right in the heart of Yorkville (corner of Bay and Bloor), and we truly got to experience the fast-paced downtown living that they always talk about in the movies.