Canada Gifts

A Grown-Up Spin On DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Jeff Novak | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jeff Novak

It's often said that the gifts you make yourself are the ones that mean the most to their recipients so, with Mother's Day fast approaching, we want to put a grown-up spin on the tradition of homemade gifts. Show your mom just how much you care this Mother's Day with these DIY ideas.

Give Mom A Break This Mother's Day

Sari Friedman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Canadians plan on spending an average of $63 on gifts for Mother's Day this year, according to a recent poll by Ebates.ca. But where are your dollars best spent? Let's find out.

11 Positive Gift Ideas To Cheer Up Sad People

Reggie Ramone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

With last week's unwelcoming snowfall coming to an end, we're headed for warmer days and patio-ready weather. For the glass is half full type, it's time to prepare for the fun of spring and summer -- hooray! For the glass is half empty type... well, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) doesn't stop at the sight of spring.

19 Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend's Birthday

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living

Consider his passions.. other than you!

Let Kids Open Presents At Birthday Parties, Please!

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

There has been something that's been bothering me in recent years, while taking my kids to birthday parties. It's the "present-opening" time of the event -- or lack thereof. Yes, there's a trend towards not opening presents and I'm trying to figure out why.

Artwork Is A Wedding Gift That Will Draw You Together

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Artwork is that place where you start your adult married life together. You choose artwork as a couple, and thereby visually diarize this time in your life which means so much. Every single day. Why? Because it's on your wall. Not in a drawer.

4 Toys You'll Want To Play With On Valentine's Day

Carlen Costa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Valentine's Day is coming up, and you know what that means. There's no need to be coy about this: If you're planning on getting busy this weekend, why not go the extra mile and bring the right equipment? Investing in a sex toy can make all the difference between a night to remember and an evening you'd rather forget. So here are some highly-recommended suggestions.

Great Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Men

Sari Friedman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Skip the fuzzy bears and chocolates, and opt for something more thoughtful and original -- that they'll truly appreciate. From boyfriends and husbands, to dads and granddads, we've got you covered with a range of unique gift ideas that are sure to please, and help make Valentine's Day shopping stress-free.

The Meaning Of Christmas Extends Beyond Family

Silken Laumann | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I can feel the shift happening in our family, the shift from it being all about us being together and caring about one another, to Christmas being about caring for others as well. I think this most accurately reflects the true spirit of Christmas, whether we are Christian or not.

A Night Of Generosity Taught Me The Joy Of Giving

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I've heard it said that "it's better to give than receive," and I've always joked that that couldn't possibly be true. Yes, I give. I give generously, but I have never experienced such an incredible joy from making someone feel special for a few hours.

Holiday Gift Ideas For Every Kind Of Host

Sari Friedman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Tis' the season of get-togethers. Whether you are invited to a holiday lunch at your in-laws or to a cocktail party with your best friends, nothing says gracious guest quite as well as bringing along the perfect thank-you gift.

A Holiday Guide To Giving Greener Gifts

Jillian Doucette | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Jillian Doucette

The holidays are a notoriously wasteful time of year with an estimated 300,000 additional tonnes of garbage created by Canadians between mid November and New Years' Day. With an excess of gift wrap, consumer packaging, and food waste, that's not hard to believe. Here are five ways you can give the gift of green this holiday season.

Tips For A Cheap And Cheerful Holidays

David Lester | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

It's officially December now and I have no idea what to get anyone for Christmas or how much it'll cost. Everyone should be getting ready to be merry and jolly, but I'm banging my head on the wall thinking of what everyone wold love without breaking the bank.

The Top Geek Gifts For The Techie In Your Life

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our editorial team at PTPA Media had the opportunity to evaluate some pretty amazing tech that is making waves and will definitely be leaving it's mark for 2015. No need to wait for the Consumer Electronics Show to get all geeky and excited about tech.

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Style

Perfect for those of us who were told we're "too old" for the chocolate versions.

16 Gifts That Cost Less Than $50

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Living

Buying the perfect gift is an under-appreciated talent.

22 Gift Ideas The Newlyweds Will Fall In Love With

Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Living

Before you make out a cheque, check out this list.

10 Savvy Wedding Spending Tips to Keep Your Budget in Check

Sandra Hanna | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

According to a recent survey by coupon site RetailMeNot.ca revealed Canadians spend an average total of $776 on gifts for wedding related events such as showers, engagement parties and the actual ceremony. And that's just one wedding! To keep your wedding budget in check, I've pulled together my top ten savvy spending tips.

The Top Ten Stylish And Fun Valentine's Gifts

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Here is your guide to the top ten Valentine's Day gifts! Shopping will be easy and warm the hearts of those near to you or you can do something special for yourself.

Give the Gift of Travel This Holiday Season

Amanda Blakley | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Just in time for the gifting season we've rounded up our favourite travel products that are sure to last well beyond the holidays and add a little (or a lot) of luxury to your tripping for the new year ahead. A little something for everyone on your list.

Don't Make Santa Your Parenting "Fall Guy"

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sure, Santa may determine that a child's behaviour is not up to snuff and is therefore a reason to deny said child of gifts on Christmas Day. But why does Santa have to be the judge, jury and (figurative) executioner on December 25th? Whatever happened to parental responsibility and the ability to look one's child in the eye in an attempt to deliver the verdict?

Top 10 Wines to Give as Gifts

Natalie MacLean | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

Looking for the perfect wine to give as a gift this year? You're in luck! When it comes to wine, one (bottle) size fits all, doubles of the same wine are just fine, and it's easy for the recipient to re-gift. Ideally you know the person's taste preferences: full-bodied or light, dry or sweet, New World or Old World? However, if you don't have any of that information, here are 10 great no-fail gift wines that you can give. Cheers!

Stop the Struggle: It's Time for Frustration-Free Packinging

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

With the holidays just around the corner, this got me thinking about the issue of "frustration-free" packaging. Not only is complex wrapping simply no fun for the kids receiving gifts packaged in such a manner, the fact is it's a much larger issue for the most rapidly growing segment of our population -- older adults.

Secrets For a Less Stressful Holiday Season

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

1995 was easily my worst Christmas. I was in my mid-20s, unemployed, living with my mom and in debt after quitting my job to backpack around Europe. ...

Tips on Buying Art as a Gift

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

It's quite a compliment that you thought enough of that person that you ventured into that art buying territory, no? Again, can be scary, but personal and worth the effort. So whether you wish to add to a loved one's art collection, or maybe start one for your friend, keep in mind a few helpful tips to keep you in line: