Holiday Gifts

Green for the Holidays

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

These days, filling a large green plastic bag with paper and boxes is virtually unheard of in Canada. Thankfully. There is greater thought and consideration behind the reuse of products and how we can adopt more sustainable practices when celebrating our holiday festivities.

Great Book Gift Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

My ultimate favourite gift to give and receive is books.They are timeless and can give hours of entertainment! As the holiday season is upon us, I wanted to share with you a few of the classics that have hit home in our house.

The Top Ten Stylish And Fun Holiday Gifts

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easy to leave holiday shopping to the last minute. With a busy work schedule and social events every second day, it can be tricky to get everything on your list. Here is your guide to the top ten holiday gifts! Shopping will be easy and warm the hearts of those near to you.

Impossible To Shop For: Finding The Perfect Gifts For The Tricky Ones On Your List

Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living

Every year, it’s a gamble. Will she love your Christmas gift? Will he find a place for it at the back of his closet? Will you need to keep the recei...

The Coolest Christmas Gifts Around

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Style

This holiday season, surprise your girlfriend with cool Christmas gifts. Skip the gift cards and body wash sets and opt for something a little diff...

Our Favourite Things for Women: A Pain-free Holiday Gift Shopping Guide

Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living

It’s a question you struggle with every year: How do you find the perfect gifts for the women in your life? It’s that time of year where lists are...

Avoid Department Stores With These Montreal Gift Ideas

Yelp Canada | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Here are some hand-picked gifts from beautiful local shops in Montréal that will have your loved ones saying "Bonjour, Hi!" and help you stay zen as well. Let's keep the season centered, shall we?

Fit For The Holidays: Apps To Help You Keep Away The Christmas Weight

Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living

This festive season is going to be different because you’re not going to let those extra holiday pounds sneak up on you. With the help of these apps...

The Thrifty Guide To Tipping During The Holidays

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Tipping may be customary after visits to the salon or local coffee shop, but should patrons be expected to dig even deeper when doling out g...

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

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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.

How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Black Friday

Melanie Raposo | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Living
Melanie Raposo

Black Friday has nothing short of incredible deals on tons of tech like TVs, tablets, audio and more. But before you claim squatting rights in line at your favourite retailer, consider these shopping tips for buying tech during Black Friday.

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:

The Best Gifts Don't Always Come in A Box

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Canadians are frantically scrambling to knock those last few items off of their Christmas shopping lists. Traffic is impossible, free parking spaces are non-existent, and stores are jammed to the rafters; last-minute stress abounds. Come Boxing Day, many will survey the carnage -- the mounds of packaging and torn wrapping paper -- and lament the waste and excess of holiday consumerism. It's a good time to stop and think that, just maybe, the best gifts don't come in a box.

Last-Minute Shopping Tips for Clueless Husbands

Vicki Murphy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Tick tock, hubbies of the world. 48 hours remain before Christmas Day. When ye men finally take your hands out of your sweatpants and think, "Hmmm. Guess I should get out and do some shopping." Gee, ya think? Here are a dozen easy, inexpensive ideas to help.

This Holiday Season, Deck the Halls Without the Toxics

Jen Mayville | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

The holiday season is upon us. While you're getting into the festive spirit by hanging up decorations or buying gifts for loved ones, there is chance that something not-so-festive could sneak into your home: toxic chemicals. Some of these chemicals have links to cancer, obesity, asthma, and a slew of other health problems.

Viruses Are Perfect Gift Wrappers

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

In the microbial world, gift wrapping -- better known as cellular packaging -- is also considered to be an art. All germs perform some aspects of packaging but the masters are without a doubt the viruses. Viruses are unique from all other germs in that they don't start to thrive until they have entered a host cell.

Better Than Coal: This Year's Top Stocking Stuffers

Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living

As every kid knows, finding their stockings bulging with gifts on Christmas morning is just as exciting as seeing the presents under the tree. But as ...

Green Energy Gift Guide 2013

David Dodge | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

Whether you want to spread the good word when it comes to green energy or you're buying a gift for a total green energy nerd you've come to the right place. These gift ideas work for the person who geeks out about the latest solar modules or loves driving their SUV in the suburbs.

Festive Fashions: Look Your Best This Holiday Season

Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living

It’s not only the season to be jolly -- it’s the season to get dressed up with more glitter and flair! You need not spend a small fortune on your ...

LOOK: The Ultimate B.C. Gift Guide

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it's time to shop, shop, shop! Whether you're looking for something special for a partner, a parent, or ...

The Best Of This Year's Electronics

Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living

It's that time of year again: the newest gadgets and gizmos have arrived, and they are being frantically added to the wish lists of adults and childre...

So Hot Right Now: The Toys Your Kids Want This Holiday Season

Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living

It’s every parent’s holiday nightmare; driving around town on Christmas Eve in a vain attempt to find the toy that your child needs to have. Sure,...

Give Kids What They Really Want This Christmas -- Your Time

Jennifer Petrilli | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Petrilli

Where do you turn to find that perfect gift for your kids? We tend to look everywhere but the most obvious place: our kids. And I don't mean the list for Santa they've been compiling and revising since last Christmas. What our kids really want they will never write down on a list. make sure you maximize the time for you and your kids. That's the perfect gift this holiday season.

100 Awesome Gifts For $20 And Under

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Living

Canadians, start your spending. As the holiday season ramps up, it is incredibly easy for the gift list to spiral out of control, and as the number...

Top 20 Savvy Gifts Under $25

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

"Holiday budget" doesn't need to be an oxymoron. Our Top 20 Gifts Under $25 has something for everyone on your list--including the babysitter, the dog and the teacher.