Holiday Gifts

How To Survive The Holidays From The Comfort Of Your Couch

World Vision | Posted 12.18.2015 | 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 12.17.2015 | 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 12.14.2015 | 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 12.10.2015 | 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.

Make The Most Of Your Holiday Budget

Sandra Hanna | Posted 12.08.2015 | 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 11.30.2015 | 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 11.30.2015 | 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 11.25.2015 | 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 12.10.2015 | 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...