Holiday Gifts

Black Friday 101: When To Spend And How To Save

Sandra Hanna | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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 11.25.2015 | 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 11.24.2015 | 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 11.20.2015 | 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 11.17.2015 | 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 11.16.2015 | Canada Style

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

The Women In Your Life Will Love These Holiday Gift Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Style

You'll be a winner in her books, guaranteed!

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.

Here's What Happens When The 'Picasso Of Pastry' Creates A Skincare Collection

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Style

It's a collection good enough to eat.

Green for the Holidays

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 02.16.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 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.

How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Black Friday

Melanie Raposo | Posted 01.14.2015 | 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.