Holiday Gifts

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 12.10.2013 | 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 12.03.2013 | 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 11.29.2013 | 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 11.29.2013 | 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 11.30.2012 | 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.

Cheap Toys For Toddlers Who Don't Know the Difference

Vicki Murphy | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Christmas. The birth of Jesus. And the crucifixion of your credit card. In spite of these uncertain economic times, we're spending more than ever on crap for our little crappers. You give your youngster a big, expensive gift only to watch him toss it aside to play with the wrapping paper. This year, save yourself money with homemade gifts...

Stylish Gifts For The Men In Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Men can be hard to buy for -- some like sports, some don't; some are into fashion, others could care less. And with the festive season just under ...

Are You a Hard-to-Buy-For Mom Like Me?

Jenna Em | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

I admit that I'm a hard-to-buy-for Mama, usually offering few suggestions of what I'd like for the holidays. But ask me what I want for the kids, I can instantly rhyme off gifts for my entire brood. This is often the case with us Mamas who put our families first, and ourselves last. So I've decided to make a wish list for the Holidays, and cease being the difficult one this year.

Gift Gurus Are Back — Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Gift

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

After a year of hibernation and trend hunting, we've finally emerged from holiday wrapping paper, eager to help our fellow Canadians find the perfec...

Top 8 Budget-Friendly Toys For The Holidays

The Associated Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Not all the testers for Good Housekeeping's annual Best Toys list wear lab coats. Some are barely out of diapers.For its 2012 list, e...

How To Do All Of Your Holiday Shopping In One Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living

The tinsel and lights out on display and the carols are being played over and over. Yes, it’s that time of year again and you’re determined to mak...

Holiday Gift-Giving And Present Ideas For The Early-Bird Shopper

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Style

It's that time of year where stores start playing Christmas carols, holiday decor replaces Halloween decorations and malls start filling with people s...

Saved by the Print Button: Very Last-Minute Gifts

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada
Minnow Hamilton

Last minute madness in your house is the norm. (You've actually turned it into an art form.) So you can easily handle a little hiccup this time of year -- forgotten gifts, suddenly out-of-stock orders and too-late shipping dates. Keep calm and carry on savvy-style, with these last-minute gift solutions.

10 Gifts For The Homeowners On Your List

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies and Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Style

Home is where the heart is. So why not give that person who spends their days lovingly arranging and rearranging every room in their home a unique and...

Cheap Holiday Gifts Under $5

Erin Scholz | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Scholz

With the holiday season coming up, and purse strings tighter than usual, I've been thinking of frugal ways to check people off my list. Here's a few ideas to show the people you love you're thinking of them... without spending more than $5.

10 Christmas Gifts That Can Never Go Wrong

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style

Picture this: It's days before Christmas and you are either running through department store aisles, searching for deals online or trying to figure ou...