Owners, Hyun Suk and Catherine Choi, met in South Korea, while Catherine was teaching English as a Second Language. They fell in love and decided to settle down in Toronto, Canada. Having a great appreciation of tradition, beauty and design, they decided to open Hanji Gifts in November 2011. Hanji Gifts started as an introduction to Korean tradition and design and has developed into a diverse and safe space that offers a wide variety of giftware, papers, stationery, craft supplies, accessories and cards, all carefully picked out for the highest quality and innovative design. While the majority of items sold at Hanji Gifts are imported from South Korea, there are some carefully selected handmade goods that are made locally in Toronto as well. Hyun Suk and Catherine Choi are proud of providing local artists, as well as artists from South Korea, the opportunity to share their creations with the world, through them. Shopping at Hanji Gifts is a truly unique experience.
KOREA TOWN: 619 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON, M6G 1K8
This is our original location and conveniently nestled between Christie and Bathurst subway stations, deep in the heart of Koreatown. We are forever grateful to this community for welcoming us with open arms and supporting us since 2011.
WEST QUEEN WEST: 940 Queen Street West, Toronto ON, M6J 1G8
Our Queen street location opened in December 2014. This location is much larger and helped create more space for all the product that kept being discovered. We love being on such a vibrant shopping street, serving a beautifully diverse clientele.
BLOOR BY THE PARK: 1568 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON, M6P1A4
Set to open in April 2017, this is our newest location and we are very excited about being in this diverse and growing neighbourhood. Just west of Dundas West station, we hope to be an accessible option for those in the neighbourhood or traveling from in, around and out of town.
Hanji Gifts line
Our card line developed when we noticed that customers were looking for Toronto themed cards. Since we mostly import from South Korea, and had some fun card designs floating around in our heads, we decided to start our own card line to meet our customer’s needs. We hope to design more cards with other cities in mind and expand our card sales beyond Toronto.