Holiday Gifts

How To Give The Gift Of Tech (When You're Not A Techie)

Janette Ewen | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
Janette Ewen

A recent survey by Intel Canada and Microsoft Canada found that 55% of respondents said tech products often top their loves ones' wish lists, with half (50%) saying they're likely to give technology as a gift this year. For someone like me with a décor and lifestyle background, the thought of buying a new computer for someone can be intimidating and often overwhelming. Where to begin?

Santa-Worthy Holiday Cookie Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

From scrumptious, crunchy white chocolate cookies mounded high with berry jam, to fudgy brownie-stuffed chocolate chip cookies that are super easy to make, we've got a festive assortment that will knock the socks off your fireplace!

The Minimalist's Guide To Holiday Giving

Megan Radford | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Living
Megan Radford

Christmastime can bring quite a lot of gift-giving angst for many. Whether you have a receiver who says "I really don't need anything this year" or you are just stuck for ideas, it can be hard to shop for all the people on your list.

10 Holiday Gifts For Kids Who Love To Learn

Joanne Sallay | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Gifts connected to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are also very popular this season. Many modern tech toys help kids interact with technology without losing hands-on play. These gadgets can come at higher price points, so family members may want to pool their resources for one big present.

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Stylish Man

The Huffington Post Canada | Philip Mak | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Style

All the must-have gifts from clothing to accessories, tech to grooming.

A Slacker Mom's Guide To Holiday Gifts

Jennifer Weedon Palazzo | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada
Jennifer Weedon Palazzo

Ah, holy hell. It's holiday gift giving time. And if you're a slacker like me, that means a last minute rush. As if having to roast an overstuffed blo...

25 Christmas Gifts $10 And Under

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living

Cheap has never looked this good.

The Ultimate Edible Holiday Gift List

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

The best part about this gift list is that everything on it is EDIBLE. You heard that right. No need to walk around the mall frantically searching and waiting in lines...all it takes is your awesome self, the kitchen and a few delicious ingredients.

Move Over Chocolate, It's All About Beauty Advent Calendars

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Style

What can we say? It's the perfect gift for the beauty lover during the holidays!

How To Survive The Holidays From The Comfort Of Your Couch

World Vision | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Living
World Vision

The calendar is jammed with events and parties. There are all those presents to buy. While this sounds like fun to the busy-bodies among us, it can be a bit of a nightmare for those who default to lazy-mode. By following my couch potato's guide to surviving the holidays, you can do what I did last year, and binge on Netflix.

10 Useful Things To Bring To A Holiday Party

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Living

It's a good gift when the host doesn't know whether to serve it or save it.

Supportive Housing Brightened My Most Difficult Holidays

Street Haven | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Impact
Street Haven

It can be an especially challenging time of year when you are not in contact with your family. I spent most of my youth estranged from my family, feeling isolated and living in poverty. Christmastime can serve as a painful reminder of what is missing from your life.

5 Thrifty And Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas

Tea Nicola | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tea Nicola

Whatever you do, aim to create experiences and not just give 'stuff'. Stuff comes and goes, but experiences create emotional connections that stay with us for a lifetime. In the end not only will you be giving better gifts, but you might save some money in the long run as well.

Chic Gifts To Give People You Don't Know Very Well

The Huffington Post Canada | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Style

"Because I’ve learned my lesson from the year I gave a friend a half-used pad of paper."

A Holiday Guide To Giving Greener Gifts

Jillian Doucette | Posted 12.10.2016 | 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.

Make The Most Of Your Holiday Budget

Sandra Hanna | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

Recent data from RetailMeNot.ca predicts that Canadians will spend an average of $1,425 per household during the holidays. To help keep your budget in check, check out these six tips for holiday spending this festive season.

8 Holiday Shipping Mistakes You Don't Want To Make

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living

Even if you make the deadline, these packaging mistakes will cost you.

The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Theresa Albert | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Each year at this time, I am inundated with requests for interviews on how to make the holidays a little healthier. I am a big believer in buying gifts that support the goals of the receiver. Here is the ultimate "I love you so much I will help you take care of your health:" gift guide.

5 Ways To 'Give Smart' This Giving Tuesday

World Vision | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

For me, Giving Tuesday isn't a stand-alone event. It marks the beginning of my holiday giving, and fits right in with the spirit of the coming season, alongside sleigh bells, choirs, or the laughter of children as they make their annual wish lists.

Black Friday 101: When To Spend And How To Save

Sandra Hanna | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

A recent survey reveals that while 65 per cent of Canadians think Black Friday is a great way to score a deal, only 28 per cent plan to shop that day.

Your Holiday Guide To Clutter-Free Gifts

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

With the holidays a few weeks away the yearly "what am I going to do with all those gifts" anxiety is settling in.

Kindness Is The Best Gift This Holiday Season

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

It is my hope that the gift of giving back is something we're going to see a lot of this holiday season. From sponsoring an immigrant family escaping a war-torn nation to lending a helping hand at a local soup kitchen, there's always a way to give back.

Be A Conscious Consumer Over The Holidays

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.19.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

On Black Friday, we are all encouraged to over-consume. This intense promotion continues right through the holidays (and then there are clearance specials, Boxing Day promotions and New Year kick-off deals). But what happens if we stop, think and don't react impulsively? What do we really need?

10 Of The Best Places To Buy Unique Holiday Gifts In Halifax

Yelp Canada | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Holiday gift buying can be a nightmare. What do you get the person that has everything? Don't worry, we've lined up 10 amazing local businesses to make you look like a gift giving hero to everyone on your list this holiday season.

20 Christmas Gifts Your Boyfriend Will Actually Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Style

Guaranteed he'll think you're the best girlfriend/boyfriend ever.