Something for Dad

The sun is finally shining, the trees are showing their colours again and the smell of freshly mowed grass is fills the air, which means it’s that time of year again! No, not Summer – Father’s Day of course! Looking for something to help you celebrate the dad in your life? Look no further than these stylish selections from around Manulife Centre.

The Gift of Quiet Time

“Dad! Dad! Dad! Dad!” is the soundtrack of every young Dad’s life, so give him the gift of a little quiet time with a pair of quality Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones from Bay Bloor Radio. These noise cancelling headphones will give him the break he deserves along with a fun new piece of tech to play with. Time to rock out!

For the “Cool Dad”

Of course, all dads are cool dads, but only some can pull off these stylish sunglasses from Toronto Eye Care. While they have an incredible selection of unique eyewear, this pair in particular have all of the best 80’s dad glasses vibes with none of terrible haircuts. Pick a pair up for Dad and let him know that you know.

The Gift of Organization

We all know at least one dad who suffers from the “Dad Pocket”. You know the one. Usually the back pocket of a well-loved pair of jeans, totally misshapen and faded around edge of his overstuffed wallet. For the sake of his jeans (and his posture), it’s time to streamline. Pick him up a colourful and fun leather RFID card wallet from DeCatarina Leather. It makes finding cards a breeze and protects from unwanted tapping.

A Gift to Satisfy

Picture this: Dad’s spent all day in the yard mowing the lawn, building a fence, and digging out that fire pit he’s always wanted. What better way to enjoy the spoils of his labour than sitting down in front of the fire with a wee dram of delicious whisky. The Bruichladdich 10 is a great whisky that is sure to satisfy in any situation. Pick up a bottle at the LCBO on our Concourse Level!

Something Special

It’s not every day that you get to treat Dad to something special, so make this Father’s Day the time you do. With its striking blue face, this watch from Birks will happily take him from the work week to the week end, and will be cherished for a long time to come.


For the Mom in Your Life

We’ve all been there – two days before mother’s day without a gift or a card in hand. Luckily, whether you are shopping for your own Mom, the mother of your children or picking up a little something to treat yourself, Manulife Centre has got you covered. Here are just a few of our favourite picks that would make a great gift this Mother’s Day.

Something for some “Me-Time”

This Mother’s Day why not give the gift of a little “me-time”. Treat the Mom in your life to a beauty sessions at Haartek, the luxurious salon on our Main Level. With a wide range of services they can have a day they choose, whether it’s a colour, cut and blowout with one of Haartek’s expert stylists, a mani-pedi, facial or a massage. Whatever service they choose the pamper time is sure to be appreciated.

Something for the Supermom

For the mother who juggles everything, pick up a stylish Herschel daypack from Bonny Satchels ‘n’ Duffles. Small enough to not get overloaded yet big enough to hold all of the necessary bits and bobs for the kids, this backpack will be a useful addition to any supermom arsenal.

A Little Something Special

There’s nothing like a little jewelry to make Mom smile on Mother’s Day. This stunning opal necklace from Birks is a perfect option for a special gift that will be worn for years to come. This necklace is especially perfect for the mother of an October-baby, as opal is that month’s birthstone!

Something Beautiful that Lasts

We know flowers are an easy option for Mother’s Day, but they’re a classic for a reason. When you’re on your way to Mother’s Day brunch, be sure to pick some up at Bloor Street Market. Orchids are the perfect pick for Mother’s Day and that they last longer than the typical bouquet will mean your Mom will be reminded of your generous spirit for months and even years ahead.

Something to Pamper

If the mother in your life prefers an “at home” pamper, these Soap Stories products from GRATiAE are sure to satisfy. Beautifully scented and made from all natural ingredients this soap and hand cream duo will make their skin feel amazing.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is almost here and while some of us have had our plans sorted and gifts purchased for at least a week, many of us have only just clued in to the fact that today is, in fact, February 13th. With just one day to go, here are some of our best last-minute gift ideas that you can pick up right here at Manulife Centre, for everyone you love.

Timeless Classic

Want to go big this Valentine’s Day? Make your love swoon with a stunning piece from Birks. Jewelry is a Valentine’s Day go-to, but it needn’t have a heart pendant to say “I love you”. We are currently loving the Birks Gold & Pearl collection, which is a perfect pairing of classic elegance with modern styling. With it’s ability to go from daytime to evening seamlessly, we know this is a gift that would be cherished (and worn) forever.

 

Something to Savour

In love with a whisky lover? Treat them to a bottle of Bruichladdich scotch whisky that tastes as great as it will look on their bar cart. Described by the LCBO as “pale gold” in colour with floral, honey and dried fruit aromas, a palate of caramel, apricots and banana, and a light smokiness on the finish, The Classic Laddie has a little something for everyone. The unmistakable turquoise bottle and outer packaging makes it incredibly easy to find among the wide selection of whisky at the LCBO on our Concourse Level, making it the perfect last minute gift.

A Gift that Lasts

We don’t have a florist at Manulife Centre, but we do have the wonderfully stocked Bloorstreet Market where you can conveniently pick-up a selection of cut flowers and potted plants. Instead of a bouquet that won’t survive into March, why not pick up a beautiful potted orchid? Orchids are traditionally associated with love and admiration, not to mention that they can live for years or even decades! Just be sure to care for them and don’t panic when the flowers drop, as orchids have multiple blooming cycles.

In the [Girl] Gang
Looking for the perfect gift for your Galentine? Give her something that will fuel her self-expression like this amazing Feminist Icon Cross-stitch book. Cross-stitch and embroidery is having a bit of a moment right now, and we think this is the perfect empowering gift for any feminist. With this book, not only do they get to read about some incredible women in history, but they also get the gift of a cool new hobby! Pick up a copy from Indigo Bay Bloor and give this great gift with the request that they make you the one for your next birthday (because everyone needs an inspiring cross-stitch of Beyoncé on their desk to get them through the work day). It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

 

Sweet Nothings

What’s Valentine’s Day without candy? While chocolate is the more traditional option, when we think of Valentine’s Day we’re reminded of the candy hearts of our youth. So, give the gift of nostalgia this year with some sweet treats from Rexall Pharma Plus. For the full effect, we recommend pairing your candy gift with a novelty valentine – you know the kind. A simple gift like this one is sure to make the heart go all a-flutter!

No matter how (or to whom) you say “I love you” – from bling to blossoms and more – Manulife Centre has got you covered.

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Gifts for You

1. Dress, Petra Karthaus 2. Mother of Peal and Black Onyx Drop Earrings, Birks

Treat yourself this holiday season to the perfect party dress from Petra Karthaus. Polish your holiday party look with a pair of earrings from the Birks Bee Chic collection.

 

Gifts for Her

1. Black Onyx Pendant Necklace, Birks 2. Cherish Onyx Sparkle Boots, Ron White Shoes

Give her a gift she’ll adore this season. These boots from Ron White Shoes or an elegant onyx pendant necklace are sure to impress this holiday season.

 

Gifts for Him

1. Leather Backpack, DeCatarina Leather 2. Sonos One Smart Speaker, Bay Bloor Radio

This leather backpack from DeCatarina Leather will carry everything from a laptop to his gym gear all through the year. The Sonos One Smart Speaker will take his home (and music) to the next level.

 

Gifts for the Home

1. Glass Cloche with Copper String Lighting, Indigo 2. Mid-Century Inspired Chair, Nirvana Home Collection

Get your home holiday-ready with festive lighting and classic styling. Indigo and Nirvana Home Collection have a great selection of gifts for your home and your interiors-loving friends.

 

Gifts to Pamper

1. Soap Stories Salt Scrub, Gratiae 2. Eufora Styling Products, Haartek

For the beauty guru in your life pick them up a gift that will pamper from Gratiae or Haartek. Take these gifts to the next level with a gift certificate for their expert services.

 

Gifts for Health

1. Gym Membership, Goodlife Fitness 2. Protein Powder, GNC

Give the gift of #GAINS this holiday season. Gift a Goodlife Fitness membership to the family member looking to get back on the fitness wagon or give the gym rat in your life the some protein powder from GNC.

 

Gifts to Get Away

1. Carry-on Suitcase, Bonny Satchels & Duffles 2. Dior Sunglasses, Toronto Eye Care

Getting away this winter? Grab the perfect carry-on from Bonny Satchels & Duffles and finish off your jet-setter look with a fabulous new pair of sunglasses from Toronto Eye Care.

 

Last Minute Gifts

Looking for last minute gifts? Manulife Centre is the perfect destination for everyone on your list. From Indigo and Nirvana Home Collection to Rexall Drug Store and Best One Convenience, we have countless small gift options for your loved ones.


Decked & Prepped

December is here, which means holiday celebrations galore! But with holiday celebrations comes seemingly endless to-do lists and shopping lists. Luckily, Manulife Centre’s one-stop shops and services have everything you need to get holiday-ready.

 

GIFTS

From fashion and electronics to all of your holiday hosting essentials, we’ve got you covered. Get your shopping done at Manulife Centre this season for an unmatched experience.

 

Gift Wrapping at Manulife Centre 

Give more with your gifts this season by having them wrapped here. Starting December 9th, Manulife Centre will wrap your gifts in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation. For purchases not made a Manulife Centre, we are accepting donations of $5 (small gift), $10 (medium gift), $15 (large gift) or $20 (extra large gift.) Plus, receive complimentary gift wrapping for your Manulife Centre purchases. Find our gift wrapping station on the Concourse Level near Guest Services from December 9th – 24th.

 

ERRANDS

Mail your packages, drop off your dry cleaning and check all of your errands off your list. With many of our services all located in our Concourse Lounge, you can truly get everything done, all in one place.

 

Complimentary Valet Parking

Starting Monday, December 4th we are offering Complimentary Valet Parking in our parking garage! Simply enter our garage via Charles Street and follow signage on P1 to the Valet Services Booth. We will then park your car for you so you can tackle your to-do list without spending valuable time searching for a spot. As always, you can get 2 hours of parking free with a purchase of $25 or more at any of our retailers. Simply validate your parking at Guest Services on the Concourse Level before you go.

 

RELAX

Treat yourself at the salon or the movies, and enjoy a warm holiday atmosphere. With great places to eat and Toronto’s best movie theatre, a visit to Manulife Centre also makes for a relaxing holiday afternoon.

 

Holiday Entertainment

We are excited to welcome back to the Centre the talented a cappella trio from Countermeasure Music. On the following dates the trio will be roving Manulife Centre, singing the classics and spreading cheer!

Saturday, December 16th, 12pm-3pm

Sunday, December 17th, 1pm-4pm

Friday, December 22nd, 5pm-8pm

 

The Steve Koven Duo will also be on site during the holidays, this time in our Concourse Lounge. Catch them on the following dates:

Thursday, December 21st, 12pm to 2pm.  

Friday, December 22nd, 2pm to 5pm

Saturday, December 23rd, 12pm to 2pm

Sunday, December 24th, 12pm to 2pm

 

Happy holidays to all of our guests. We hope to see you at Manulife Centre this season, where you can get Decked & Prepped, all in one place.