Our 2020 holiday gift guide is here! While this year the holidays will be celebrated differently, you can still get into the spirit of Christmas. We have something for everyone on your list. Also, we will be giving away some of these items in our 12 Days of Giveaway, which launches tomorrow! So stay tuned!
The new Pixel 5G phone is everything you could ask for. Stunning photos are possible day or night with absolute clarity and it takes clips with Hollywood-inspired effects. It’s now available with an ultra-wide lens and the new features help you to shoot and edit like the pros. With the new battery saver, your battery will last up to 48 hours, which is a real plus when it comes to cell phones. This is the ultimate gift for the photo-loving person in your life. $799
You can gift yourself or someone you love the gift of stress-free cleaning. The iRobot Roomba i3+ is a Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal. Now cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore thanks to this powerful vacuum. It effectively and efficiently pulls in stubborn dirt with a premium three-stage cleaning system and 10 times the power-lifting suction. The coolest feature is that the i3+ navigates and maps your home using state-of-the-art floor tracking sensors. That is a pretty cool feature, right? $749.99
The new ASUS Flip C436 14″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook laptop is perfect for families and professionals on your holiday list this year. Powered by Chrome OS, Canada’s fastest growing laptop operating system by Google, this is super simple to use, secure and ready when you are. Smart features are built into the DNA of every device so your device gets even better over time, making it perfect for work, entertainment or school. $1,299.99, available on Best Buy.
Immerse yourself in rich audio with the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 True Wireless Earbuds with Meridian Audio Technology. Thanks to the sleek comfortable design and the built-in equalizer, your wireless earbud experience is kicked up a notch. Who wouldn’t want stellar sound while going about their day? $199
The new Fitbit Sense is a groundbreaking new health smartwatch that brings the most advanced combination of sensors and innovative technology available on a Fitbit device to give you the deepest understanding of your body and guide you to better health and wellness. It is also the world’s first smartwatch with an on-device electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor to help you manage stress. You can manage your physical and mental health powered by 6+ days battery life and a six-month free trial to Fitbit Premium. $429.95
The new Roku Streambar upgrades any TV with powerful streaming and cinematic sound with Dolby Audio. You can continue to stream free TV, live news, sports, movies, music, and more, but now with an elevated, crisp sound. $189.99
To help men with sensitive skin and manage irritation, how about gifting them the new Philips S7000 ($199.99). The S7000 is a connected electric shaver that provides an ultimate close shave while maximizing skin comfort. It connects to the GroomTribe app, which provides personalized advice based on specific skin issues. Someone on your list will truly appreciate this.
How about giving someone the gift of oral health? Take control of your oral health with the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart ($349.95)! It is a rechargeable toothbrush available in the cool new lunar blue color. Equipped with four high performance brush heads, it lets you focus on all areas of your oral health, and the Smart Sensor technology gives you personalized feedback and coaching through the Sonicare mobile app.
To ensure we’re all staying fit, how about gifting someone some cool merch from Canadian company Kona Bikes? Their award-winning bikes are often listed among the 10 top best bikes in the world. They have a wide range of bikes for any level of bicyclist, whether you’re just getting into biking or you’re a professional. They even offer the latest in electric bikes. To look your stylish and active best, how about getting the Moto Kartel Long-Sleeve Tee, $45, or the Safety First Tee, $30?
Behold, the most softest set of cozy loungewear has arrived. Knix’s new Cozzzy Collection is an ultra-soft lounge collection that is perfect for the cold winter months. It includes a Cozzzy Crew Top, $74, which is a relaxed cut for maximum comfort and ease; Cozzzy Track Pant, $74, which is a relaxed fit with an adjustable drawstring waist, side seam pockets and cuffed hem and a Cozzzy Lounge Cardigan, $85, a layering top to be worn over PJs or loungewear. This relaxed fit, unbelted robe features patch pockets and side slits. We’d live in this all day.
For the men in your life, give them the gift of comfort with the Men’s Revel IV Polar Boot, $230, from Keen Footwear. It’s made of waterproof leather and performance mesh upper with polar traction outsole for more grip on snow and ice. It features breathable membrane with eco anti-odor for natural odor control.
When it comes to holiday dressing, Dynamite Clothing has you covered. From sparkles to sequins, the holiday collection is gorgeous. This Dakota Satin Belted Blazer, $89.95, and this Emanuelle Wide Leg Pants, $49.95, are a great combination for holidays and a formal gathering.
Pandora is celebrating its 20 anniversary this year with this Pandora Moments Charm Bracelet. The iconic snake chain bracelet acts as a beautiful form of self-expression as you keep adding to your collection of Pandora charms. This bracelet makes a great gift for that lady in your life — or you can keep it for yourself. $220.
Call It Spring
The see-through style of this chic Vuwen pump will revive your passion for fashion. They pair perfectly with a classic black dress for any festive plans — even if it’s at home this year. $59.99
The Sephora Collection PRO Editorial 2.0 Palette is a surefire way to win over the makeup lover in your life. It’s a deluxe eyeshadow palette with 28 high-pigment shades in beautiful satin, matte, metallic, and chrome finishes. $85
The Valmont Prime Renewing Pack is the ultimate bestseller, with one jar purchased every two minutes worldwide. It provides intense hydration and cell renewal, serving as an antioxidant and natural UV filter. Often dubbed dub as a “cosmetic photoshop,” it will surely keep your skin camera-ready and devoid of signs of fatigue. $360
Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart has an assortment of gifts that are sure to suit any beauty or skincare lover on your list. This Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum Christmas Set is for the strong, bold and free woman experimenting her freedom. This set includes the 90ml and 30ml Libre Eau de Parfum. $168
Quo Beauty’s Merry Metallics Brush Set is for the individual who is always running out of makeup brushes. This set contains: All Over Shadow Brush, Buffing Foundation Brush, Angled Concealer Brush, Cheek Definer Brush, Flat Shader Brush, Bronzer Wing Brush, Crease Diffuser Brush and a Clutch Pouch. $60
This Signature Advent Calendar from L’Occitane is everything a beauty lover would want this holiday season. Discover 24 pampering treats like the best-selling Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, and the award-winning Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum. $84
The Body Shop
The Body Shop has a stellar lineup of gifts, including vegan gifts like this Winter Jasmine Little Gift Box. You can lather up, moisturize and scrub up from head-to-toe with the floral and fragrant Winter Jasmine Little Gift Box. Made with jasmine extract from India, this little box of treats and surprises will leave you smelling seriously festive. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for treating yourself or someone special. $30
Bath and Body Works
You can never go wrong with candles. Bath and Body Works has delicious holiday-scented candles for everyone in your life. The Winter Candy Apple, $24.50, and Champagne Toast, $24.50, are quite popular festive options this season.
One of my my favorite products is the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, $135. It is an award-winning black cleansing balm that removes all makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. The skin literally feels super soft and hydrated.
A BritBox subscription is perfect for the Anglophile in your life who can’t get enough of British TV shows and movies, and it’s where you’ll find the largest collection of Agatha Christie content, Father Brown, classic Doctor Who and more. BritBox is available for $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year.
One thing that we’re sure of during the lockdown is that everyone is streaming shows and films online. You can’t go wrong with a Netflix subscription. I mean, there’s a lot to watch. Plans range from $9.99 to $18.99 a month. Check out what’s new on Netflix December here!
Amazon Prime Video
There are also several options to stream on Amazon Prime Video. From The Boys to Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, there’s a fan who will love this gift of streaming. A subscription is available for $7.99 per month.
Crave provides a selection of shows from Showtimes and HBO, as well as classics you can’t miss. If you’re subscribing to Crave directly, the cost is $9.99/month. The Movies + HBO add-on is an additional $9.99.
Audible.ca lets you listen to thousands of audiobooks, original premium podcasts, and more. They recently announced their inaugural collection of Canadian Audible Originals, featuring some of Canada’s most distinguished, inspirational and entertaining voices and creators, including Colm Feore, Yannick Bisson and Tanya Talaga.
To add a little sweetness to your festive cheer, how about snagging some of these adorable holiday chocolates from Lindt? Our top picks: Lindt Teddy Assorted Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar, $13.99, and Lindt Champs-Elysees Assorted Dark Chocolate Box, $35.99.
For entertaining your housemates and families, a little ugly Christmas sweater shopping goes a long way. Miller Lite has holiday-themed merch that puts you right into the festive spirit and you currently have a chance to win this limited-edition holiday sweater with the purchase of a specially marked case of 24 Miller Lite from the Beer Store! (Don’t forget to drink responsibly!)
Main and Local
Main and Local has the cutest novelty gifts — you can get creative with your presents this year. The poutine-themed gifts are a standout. From Matchmaker Poutine Socks Pack, $22.99, to the Poutine candle, $18.99, you can gift a poutine lover these treats.
Happy Holidays! ~Marriska Fernandes
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