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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2022

The year’s most desirable gifts, from bargain-basement stocking stuffers to big-ticket splurges
Spice spice baby

Spice spice baby

$4

per blend In late 2020, Rachel Adjei started the Abibiman Project to celebrate foods from Africa and the Black diaspora. Her inventory has grown to represent 12 nations, including trad­itional spice blends inspired by iconic dishes. Kelewele spice, for example, is based on the flavours of a Ghanaian plantain dish Adjei grew up eating.

| theabibimanproject.com
Lab grown diamond studs

Lab grown diamond studs

$1,999

and up Couple’s earrings are set with stunning lab-cut diamonds in 18k white gold. Eco-friendly, ethically-made and atomically identical to mined diamonds, these lab-grown diamonds meet the highest of standards. Shop online or book an appointment to find the perfect size. Promotion ends Nov 28.

| couple.co
Kushy fragrance

Kushy fragrance

$130

Boy Smells—who take a gender-inclusive approach—turned their Kush candles into a trio of cannabis-inflected fragrances.

| boysmells.com
Kid-proof cookbook

Kid-proof cookbook

$35

Joanna Fox spoke to Canada’s top chefs about what they serve their why-are-these-two-foods-touching-each-other-est customers: children.

| chapters.indigo.ca
Wraparound sunglasses

Wraparound sunglasses

$320

Stare unblinking into the soul of 2023 with the style and confidence of a supermodel thanks to Lexxola’s Bella Hadid–approved Neo sunglasses. 

| lexxola.com
Baby clothes

Baby clothes

$76

for the set Pair this tiny red terry cardigan with tiny matching pants to make a baby look even cuter.

| advicefromacaterpillar.ca
Holiday pizzas

Holiday pizzas

$20

and up Whether gluten-free, keto, vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or meatatarian, everyone deserves pizza. Gift a classic Pizza Pizza, or pick up new items on the menu this year—including three new poutines, the Big Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and made-for-dessert pizza with Coffee Crisp.

| pizzapizza.ca
Only Fans clips

Only Fans clips

$262

These crystal-studded bobby pins are by designer and queen of dark kitsch Ashley Williams—a favourite of Euphoria’s Chloe Cherry.

| loeuvre.co
Bordeaux-inspired red

Bordeaux-inspired red

$24.95

The iconic Trius Red comes from a pioneer of premium Ontario red wines, crafted to perfection every year since 1989. This crowd-pleasing wine features notes of black fruit layered with subtle notes of spice, oak and tobacco.

| thewineshops.com
Reptilian classic

Reptilian classic

$10

The city-dwelling croc of Bernard Wabar’s beloved 1965 book has made quite a comeback courtesy of the movie version, starring the dulcet voice of Shawn Mendes.

| mabelsfables.com
Holographic stickers

Holographic stickers

$5

Haudenosaunee artist Brit Ellis’s holographic stickers are inspired by her love of intricate beadwork and bold tattoo design.

| bluhummingbird.ca
Recycled skateboards

Recycled skateboards

$269

Each WasteBoard is totally unique and handmade from recycled bottle caps. A gift for teens with fancy feet.

| wasteboards.com
Faux-fur bucket hat

Faux-fur bucket hat

$327

They’re not just for summer anymore thanks to Ukrainian designer Ruslan Baginskiy. (Dua Lipa and Gigi Hadid will surely be thrilled.)

| ruslanbaginskiy.com
Ukrainian folk art

Ukrainian folk art

$601

This handmade vase is from the Freedom collection by the Gunia Project, a label founded to protect and promote Ukrainian pieces. 

| guniaproject.com
Blue-ribbon brownies

Blue-ribbon brownies

$25

for six Chef Marchelle McKenzie’s gooey Earl Grey squares—dark chocolate brownies layered with tea-infused custard and topped with crackling brulée sugar crust—are bursting with bergamot. It’s one of six flavours featured in her Christmas Brownie Box.

| butterandspice.ca
Famous perfume

Famous perfume

$250

and up Barely more than a decade old, Le Labo’s Santal 33 has had quite the journey from cool kid cult fave to that scent you smelled everywhere in 2015 to plot point on season two of The Flight Attendant.

| lelabofragrances.ca
Purple fleece loafers

Purple fleece loafers

$416

Because ’tis absolutely the season for loafing in these super-comfy boa fleece–lined purple mules.

| bettergiftshop.com
Mr. Dressup ornaments

Mr. Dressup ornaments

$25

What better way to pay homage to the country’s most beloved children’s show than to trim the tree with these nostalgic ornaments? Keep your crayons sharp, kids!

| mainandlocal.com
Sissy necklace

Sissy necklace

$292

A 14-karat gold Sissy nameplate necklace for that stylish friend who can also use more accessories.

| rswiader.com
Queer stories

Queer stories

$13

and up It’s been a banner year for LGBTQ YA fiction, and the shelves at Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest queer bookstore in North America, are lined with it.

| gladdaybookshop.com
Teeny-tiny tank top

Teeny-tiny tank top

$52

A budget option for that friend non-stop dreaming of a Joel Kim Booster–inspired trip to Fire Island.

| yeahiworkout.com
Buy Indigenous

Buy Indigenous

$165

Haida and Cree siblings Erin and Jesse Brillon create stylish, colourful sweatshirts via their Totem Design House line.

| totemdesignhouse.com
Houndstooth collar coat

Houndstooth collar coat

$2,495

SENTALER’s Houndstooth Alpaca Long Raglan Sleeve Notched Collar Coat balances luxe comfort with natural thermal insulation, thanks to its thick and textured Suri alpaca fabric.

| sentaler.ca
Auditor of the Month trophy candle

Auditor of the Month trophy candle

$81

For the film buff on your list who can’t believe you still haven’t seen Everything Everywhere All at Once.

| shop.a24films.com
Streaming light

Streaming light

$80

Logitech’s new Litra Glow emits flattering soft light thanks to an LED panel heavy on the diffusion. Bring on the Zoom meetings.

| logitech.com
Double chocolate delight

Double chocolate delight

$58

and up This buttercream-heavy double chocolate four layer cake from The Grand Order of Divine Sweets is a showstopper to bring to a holiday dinner party.

| thegoodsweets.com
Bluetooth boom box

Bluetooth boom box

$230

Kick it anywhere with the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Plus, a water-resistant speaker with powerful sound.

| ca.soundcore.com
Prep school for DJs

Prep school for DJs

$54

Creating vibes may well be the only recognized currency in 20 years, so give the little Khaleds in your life a head start with the DJ Mix & Spin Studio from Hape.

| littlecanadian.ca
Pizza oven

Pizza oven

$519

Ooni’s popular Karu 12 multi-fuel pizza oven heats up to 500 degrees in 15 minutes. Cook Neapolitan-style pies in 60 seconds flat.

| ca.ooni.com
Statement brooch

Statement brooch

$643

Take a cue from (RIP) Madeleine Albright’s statement brooch approach with this lapel accessory by Saint Laurent.

| farfetch.com
Slick slicker

Slick slicker

$630

Justin Bieber founded his streetwear line House of Drew with “swagger coach” Ryan Good in 2018, and their golden-yellow raincoat is perfect for Beliebers.

| thehouseofdrew.com
Reminder wrapping tape

Reminder wrapping tape

$30

Voilà—no need to send those annoying “Did u get it?!?” texts anymore.

| curvesbyseanbrown.com
Graphic robe

Graphic robe

$189

Black-owned Toronto lifestyle brand Kwesiya specializes in the block-print textiles characteristic of West Africa, like the bold and bright Dale robe.

| kwesiya.com
Flannel bear set

Flannel bear set

$110

PJ Salvage’s Flannel Bear Set in Aqua is one of the many whimsical—yet comfy, cute and cozy—prints to choose from this holiday season. Pack together with a matching headband to make it easier to wrap and give.

| shop.ho2.ca
Barbiecore blazer

Barbiecore blazer

$129

The hyper­feminine trend isn’t going anywhere. This gift adds just the right amount of Barbie­core to a loved one’s closet.

| zara.com
One-of-a-kind art

One-of-a-kind art

$1,300

Toronto fashion designer Warren Steven Scott explores his Salish heritage in this piece using scrap acrylic sheets from his jewellery practice.

| simons.ca
Umami dearest

Umami dearest

$17.50

and up Piquant with just the right crunch, packed with umami and garlic, Kimchi Korea House owner Michelle “Mama” Lee’s kimchi is sure to delight fermentation fanatics everywhere.

| kimchikoreahouse.ca
Dog puffer snowsuit

Dog puffer snowsuit

$68

and up For the purse pooch in your life with Kendall Jenner vibes but without the winter wardrobe to match.

| wagswagbrand.com
Designer scrubs

Designer scrubs

$328

for the set When you want to say, “Thanks for getting us through nearly three years of a pandemic,” but you’re just not sure how.

| wearfigs.com
Petite and sweet pastries

Petite and sweet pastries

$35

for eight Ichibake is bringing Torontonians a taste of how Japanese patissiers have expanded the humble French canelé. The fundamentals are still the same—cylindrical custard-centred treats with caramelized crusts—but the flavours are expansive: uji matcha red bean, caramel walnut, black sesame, kinako and hojicha.

| ichibake.com
Horse turtleneck

Horse turtleneck

$250

This fluffy turtleneck made from extra-fine merino wool is perfect for the ’90s girl who grew up exclusively wearing Northern Getaway.

| distillgallery.com
Throwback bandana

Throwback bandana

$21

A bandana renaissance is coming, and Madewell’s organic cotton scarves feed nicely into the ’90s obsession.

| madewell.com
Kate Bush nightlight

Kate Bush nightlight

$35

If Stranger Things still keeps you up, plug in a light featuring the iconic-all-over-again “Running Up That Hill” singer.

| etsy.com
Crewneck sweater

Crewneck sweater

$723

Direct from Italy, this cozy wool crewneck sweater from Stone Island sports a unique, stand-out dye per garment.

| tntfashion.ca
Lost buildings print

Lost buildings print

$65

These 18 iconic Toronto buildings, each destroyed over the past century, can now live on forever.

| thelabouroflove.ca
For on-the-go bookworms

For on-the-go bookworms

$429

and up Featuring the Kindle’s lifelike Paperwhite display and an easy-to-use, natural grip pen, every bit of the Kindle Scribe is built for the best possible reading and writing experience.

| amazon.ca
Plush Totoro

Plush Totoro

$80

A comforting, oversized (70 centi­metres tall) and affordable alternative to visiting Japan’s new Ghibli Park.

| ghiblimerchandise.com
Barbie's back

Barbie's back

$33

Start playing ahead of Greta Gerwig’s multiversally mad movie starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and our very own Simu Liu.

| shop.mattel.com
Classic package

Classic package

$285

Thermëa spa village’s Classic Package combines a personalized 60-minute massage with the complete Thermal Experience, including baths, rest areas and the largest event sauna in North America.

| thermea.com
Comfy moccasins

Comfy moccasins

$115

These booties are handmade with thick, durable and soft moose hide by the members of the Whetung Ojibwa Centre.

| whetung.com
A pretty-in-pink princess cake

A pretty-in-pink princess cake

$7.50

for the small size College Street café and bakery Coco’s crafts these Swedish princess cakes: petite pastel-pink, marzipan-wrapped domes of sponge cake. For the holidays, Coco’s is making a macro version for $55 with rosemary whipped cream, raspberry-cranberry jam and pistachio pastry cream.

| hellococo.ca
CD rugs

CD rugs

$250

Toronto multi-hyphenate Sean Brown’s hand-tufted CD rugs went viral during the pandemic.

| curvesbyseanbrown.com
Kid-friendly camera

Kid-friendly camera

$110

This camera for little shutter­bugs has a drop-resistant silicon exterior, a minimum 32 MP resolution and an adorable design.

| peeka.co
Top-shelf schmear

Top-shelf schmear

$8.50

and up Oakwood Village’s Primrose Bagel Co. sells cream cheese spreads that are way better than the stuff named after a certain city in Pennsylvania. Options range from deli classics (scallion-chive, roasted garlic and herb) to far-out flavours like wasabi tobiko.

| primrosebagel.com
Cloth doll

Cloth doll

$165

Doll maker Linda Patterson crafts her Waldorf-style creations, using traditional European techniques, out of her Peterborough studio.

| watsonandlou.com
Face tool

Face tool

$406

For the biohacker on your list, here is the TheraFace Pro. The eight-in-one tool features microcurrent toning, percussive massage and light therapy.

| therabody.com
Facial device

Facial device

$379

Foreo’s UFO 2 pairs with your phone to help fake fancy spa treatments at home. If you’re not using an app, are you even doing face masks right?

| sephora.com
Upcycled container

Upcycled container

$485

EcoBirdy uses discarded plastic to make kids’ furniture, like this too-cute kiwi box that can be used to store toys and other small objects.

| goodeeworld.com
Pop art

Pop art

$230,200

and up The dearly departed Queen herself purchased four of these 1985 Andy Warhol prints for her collection.

| sothebys.com
Arts and culture one-stop-shop

Arts and culture one-stop-shop

$45

and up Delight the arts and culture lover in your life with artisan-made gifts from across the Silk Road: from elegant tableware and décor, to fashion and fragrance.

| shop.agakhanmuseum.org
Running hat

Running hat

$110

French brand Satisfy makes a running cap that repels water and dirt and dries three times faster than lesser hats.

| satisfyrunning.com
Mini claw clips

Mini claw clips

$10

Chunks’ high-quality two-toned clips will keep any kiddos on your list looking put-together and super stylish.

| shopfrock.ca
Kids’ coat

Kids’ coat

$115

An oversized faux-shearling coat for the niece or nephew who’s always stealing your copy of Kinfolk.

| blanchou.ca
Designer earrings

Designer earrings

$95

Lobat’s Jeyran earrings are from the Toronto brand’s Yalda collection, designed to celebrate the Earth on the longest night of the year: December 21.

| lobataccessories.com
Fish pitcher

Fish pitcher

$14.95

and up Hydration meets conversation starter in the delightful GurglePot, which sounds like a babbling brook when water is poured from it.

| putti.ca
A loose-leaf legend

A loose-leaf legend

$6

for 60 grams Great Fountain Fast Food, a family-run restaurant in the food court at Scarborough’s Dynasty Centre, offers exceptional Hong Kong milk tea—and recently started selling their secret loose-leaf blend by the bag.

| enjoy2eat.ca
Mini-soap set

Mini-soap set

$25

These made-in-Canada bars come in packs of eight but make excellent stocking stuffers individually. They’re basically gift-wrapped already.

| boogieandbirdie.ca
Psychedelic slippers

Psychedelic slippers

$75

Verloop’s sock slippers are fleece-lined, padded and made with deadstock yarn of every colour.

| shop.verloopknits.com
Holiday PJs

Holiday PJs

$60

These dreamy pyjamas make for the perfect winter gift to fend off frigid nights and frosty mornings.

| northernreflections.com
Banderilla candle

Banderilla candle

$45

These candles are made with aromatic melipona wax by Mexico City artisans and come in a buffet of delicious colours like pistachio and truffle.

| 100percentsilkshop.com
Merch for the revolution

Merch for the revolution

$4

and up Buttons, totes, tees and sweatshirts from The Outrage, an activist hub, carry calls to action. For the progressive you support.

| the-outrage.com
Telfar bag

Telfar bag

$199

If the Bushwick Birkin is good enough for Bey, AOC and Lil Nas X, it’s good enough for someone on your list.

| telfar.net
Gaming mouse

Gaming mouse

$131

Keep cool during even the toughest Elden Ring boss battles with Marsback’s upgraded Zephyr Pro gaming mouse.

| marsback.com
Triple band ring

Triple band ring

$4,300

This blue topaz ring is made from sustainably mined gemstones and recycled 14K solid gold, designed locally in Toronto. Only ten of these rings were made as part of an exclusive and timeless collection.

| nijmamfinejewelry.com
Body glow trio

Body glow trio

$58

Uncover your natural glow with the Body Glow Trio, delivering exfoliation, hydration, and an oh-so-healthy glow. Includes Waxon’s Citrus Mint Body Polish, Bare Body Oil, and Natural Loofah Soap.

| waxon.ca
A smoked salmon alternative

A smoked salmon alternative

$12.50

Ex–Schmaltz Appetizing chef Josh Charbonneau’s fishy new business inside the Hamilton Farmers’ Market specializes in Scandinavian-­style cured fish. Our favourite is the pastrami gravlax: New Brunswick salmon bathed in gin, cured in sugar and kosher salt, and coated in a pastrami spice blend before being sliced.

| joshysgoodeats.com
At-home peel

At-home peel

$105

Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial is finally available in Canada, in its original formula of chickpea flour, matcha tea, milk thistle and apple.

| sephora.com
Fire TV Omni QLED 4K

Fire TV Omni QLED 4K

$1,069

and up The Fire TV Omni QLED series reimagines the typical smart television with the new FIre TV Ambient Experience, turning your TV into an always-smart device. Put down the remote and call on Alexa for hands-free experience while enjoying movies, shows and live sports on a brillaint 4K QLED display with bright, vivid and lifelike colours.

| amazon.ca
Performance hijab

Performance hijab

$42

and up Finally, an athletic hijab that’s lightweight, sweat wicking and quick drying from the Canadian athleisure champ.

| shop.lululemon.com
Baby blanket

Baby blanket

$118

Narwhals, bison and beavers, oh my! This cozy quilted blanket is a veritable Hinterland Who’s Who of Canadian creatures.

| drakegeneralstore.ca
Michelada must-haves

Michelada must-haves

$23

for the set Tangy, citrusy and spicy, the Mexican michelada may smack of summer, but it’s ideal for any festive fiesta. Recreate the savoury cocktail with Fonda Balam’s mix and rimmer set, or use the rimmer to flavour-boost soups, fruit and snacks.

| fondabalam.com
6ix-scented candle

6ix-scented candle

$41

Apparently, Toronto smells like cherry blossoms, citrus, cloves, bacon and whiskey. (Is Matty Matheson their perfumer?)

| homesick.com
Scandi turntable

Scandi turntable

$199

Swedish House Mafia teamed up with Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA to design a turntable minimalist enough to honour its roots.

| ikea.com
Mobile plans

Mobile plans

$60

and up With holiday deals on mobile plans from $60/mo, now’s the perfect time to upgrade.

| rogers.com
“Toronto Girl” doll

“Toronto Girl” doll

$115

Maplelea brings a CanCon approach to its dolls with backstories. Alexi lives in Cabbage­town and loves science and gymnastics.

| maplelea.com
Portable lamp

Portable lamp

$323

Muuto’s Piton portable lamp is a designer take on vintage flashlights by Canadian Tom Chung.

| finnishdesignshop.com
Goth pronoun pins

Goth pronoun pins

$12

Communicate preferred pronouns and an undying—or undead—love of all things dark and doomed in one snazzy pin.

| etsy.com
Daria shorts

Daria shorts

$73

The only appropriate clothing to wear for a busy day of procrastination (or when working from home).

| chalk-line.com
Faux-fur coat

Faux-fur coat

$1,235

Proenza Schouler’s belted coat was the jewel in Selena Gomez’s outerwear crown on the latest season of Only Murders in the Building.

| proenzaschouler.com
Sustainable carry-on

Sustainable carry-on

$818

Not only is this 360-degree spinner made from recycled materials, but Paravel also offsets emissions related to its production.

| tourparavel.com
Superstar beret

Superstar beret

$200

How better to ring in 2023 than in a literally star-studded leather beret from Toronto slow fashionista Michons Marigot?

| michonsmarigot.com
Plain tank

Plain tank

$25

The comfy classics have been everywhere this year. Kotn’s version is stretchy, thick and ribbed with a flattering square neckline.

| kotn.com
Cross-stitch kit

Cross-stitch kit

$36

Cottagecore enthusiasts in search of a new hobby will be thrilled with this cabin sunset cross-stitch set. Note: provides stress relief.

| iheartscout.com
YTV hoodie

YTV hoodie

$88

and up YTV’s long-running game show Video & Arcade Top 10 walked so that the e-sports industry could run. A hoodie for a retro gamer.

| retrokid.ca
Puffer tote

Puffer tote

$134

Some days, you just want to go back to bed, so your bag might as well double as a pillow.

| mymum-madeit.com
Lego Encanto house

Lego Encanto house

$65

With apologies to parents’ feet everywhere, this multilevel 587-piece replica of the Madrigal family home proves who the real star of the show was all along. (Sorry, Maluma.)

| lego.com
Tassel mobile

Tassel mobile

$63

For the maximalist who has everything—everything but a multicoloured, multi-tiered tassel mobile.

| advicefromacaterpillar.ca
A peck of pickles

A peck of pickles

$40

for the bundle Zaz’s brine-soaked cucumbers, tangy turnips, and petite and punchy yellow peppers add flair to a charcuterie board, brighten up a salad or make for a nice nibble on their own. The Holiday Bundle (three kinds of pickles, two kinds of hummus, baba ghanouj) is a grazer’s dream basket.

| zazjars.ca
A mail-order charcuterie kit

A mail-order charcuterie kit

$85

Loaded with almost a kilo of cured meats, these made-for-mail-delivery boxes are brimming with charcuterie company Seed to Sausage’s award-winning salami as well as rarer offerings like duck prosciutto.

| seedtosausage.ca
Chill pill

Chill pill

$35

These minty tablets are formulated with ashwagandha, a natural herb used in India for thousands of years to curb stress—reminding us to pause and find calm and clarity in the moment. Gift to parents, the busy coworker or the friend that needs a break between holiday parties.

| slowlii.com
Golden Girls glassware

Golden Girls glassware

$40

Give one of your own golden girls this set and, together, pour one out for Betty White and the gang.

| amazon.ca
E-scooter

E-scooter

$2,799

The Monster S-84V by Emmo is not only a cute and safe way to get around town—it also comes with an energy-saving LED lighting system.

| emmo.ca
Cuckoo for cocoa beans

Cuckoo for cocoa beans

$45

Chachalate’s single-origin chocolate bars are made with just two ingredients: lightly roasted cocoa beans and organic cane sugar. Can’t decide? A tasting bundle includes three different chocolate bars, cocoa beans, nibs and a helpful guide.

| lovechachalate.com
Planter pendant

Planter pendant

$599

Is it a light fixture? Is it a planter? It’s both! And it’s made in Canada by Toronto homewares studio Object/Interface.

| cassonhardware.com
Stealthy storage

Stealthy storage

$38

Puebco’s book box is perfect for stashing secrets in plain view and making you look well read.

| puebco.ca
Planet-friendly laptop

Planet-friendly laptop

$1,079

and up A customizable, upgradeable and—game-changer alert—repairable high-performance laptop. Finally!

| frame.work
Celeb-approved jewellery

Celeb-approved jewellery

$541

Willow Smith and Kylie Jenner go to Toronto experimental jeweller and silversmith Steff Eleoff for their drip.

| steffeleoff.com
Artful puzzle

Artful puzzle

$37

Four Point Puzzles collaborated with Toronto artist Micah Lexier on the 1,000-piece—and very hang-worthy—Several Found Things.

| fourpointpuzzles.com
At-home yoga set-up

At-home yoga set-up

$775

Celebrate the Canadian arrival of buzzy, beloved LA yoga brand Alo with the Ultimate Home Studio Set.

| aloyoga.com
Top Gun time

Top Gun time

$20,400

Have a loved one who knows watches? This one, from IWC’s Top Gun line, is stylish and protected against drops in air pressure.

| iwc.com
Pot paraphernalia

Pot paraphernalia

$16

Studio A-OK’s slogan-emblazoned tamper knows what’s up and isn’t lying.

| easytigergoods.com
Platform heels

Platform heels

$150

Because six-inch sandals are a far more versatile addition to your wardrobe than you may think. Just ask Olivia Rodrigo.

| stevemadden.ca
Hanukkah candles

Hanukkah candles

$36

Hand-dipped in the Rocky Mountains, these pure beeswax candles come in a selection of bright colours to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

| honeycandles.com
Caesar recipes

Caesar recipes

$40

The co-founders of Walter Craft Caesar published Caesar Country as an ode to our national drink, with recipes from Canada’s top bartenders.

| chapters.indigo.ca
Smart speaker

Smart speaker

$80

Small size, big personality. The Echo Dot with Clock is the perfect smart home tech gift for the minimalist in your life, capable of delivering vibrant sounds and Alexa-powered assistance anywhere in your home.

| amazon.ca
Boyfriend socks

Boyfriend socks

$18

Because it’s not the holidays without the giving or receiving of socks, and Le Bon Shoppe’s classic tube ones fit the bill.

| gatley.ca
Clay earrings

Clay earrings

$55

These lightweight earrings were made by Toronto-born-and-raised twin sisters Edie and Jacquelyn Assinewe, members of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation.

| assinewejewelry.ca
Professional webcam

Professional webcam

$408

The Opal C1 rivals DSLR cameras in quality and will be appreciated by anyone who wants to look good on video calls.

| opalcamera.com
Scandi candy

Scandi candy

$70

and up for trays Sukker Baby offers Scandinavian treats like lip-puckering sour candies and herbaceous Finnish licorice, all made with natural flavours and real sugar. The sweet tooth who can’t decide between Banana Caramel Bubs and Percy Pigs can opt for a custom tray of confections.

| sukkerbaby.com
Eco-friendly cookware

Eco-friendly cookware

$575

Caraway’s four-piece ceramic-coated cookware set is an eco-friendly alternative to Teflon and requires less oil for cooking and less scrubbing to clean.

| chapters.indigo.ca
Adult electric scooter

Adult electric scooter

$1,000

Zip around the neighborhood or across campus on the Ninebot by Segway KickScooter MAX electric scooter. This powerful scooter reaches a top speed of 30 km/h and can go 65 km on a single charge.

| bestbuy.ca
Flannel shirt

Flannel shirt

$165

This ultra-soft hand-brushed shirt is by Portuguese Flannel, a family-run business based in the textile town of Guimarães, Portugal.

| parkprovince.com
Roomba with benefits

Roomba with benefits

$2,377

It’s a mop, it’s a vacuum, it cleans and maintains itself. The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is the one true robot overlord for neat freaks.

| ca.roborock.com
Espresso machine

Espresso machine

$3,500

The Cellini Evoluzione machine from La Pavoni is a great insurance policy for espresso fans in case the world shuts down again and they can’t get out for a quality cup.

| northwestkitchenware.com
Toronto boot

Toronto boot

$795

The Toronto Boot is a versatile choice that will carry you through treks across the city or deep into the rugged wilderness. The innovative design focuses on performance and comfort to keep you warm and dry every step of the journey.

| canadagoose.com
The obligatory Atwood

The obligatory Atwood

$37

This year’s necessary non-fiction—Burning Questions—is a collection of essays from the past 18 years, spanning a recession, Trump and a pandemic.

| typebooks.ca
Balloon dog–shaped bench

Balloon dog–shaped bench

$899

Pets don’t make for good presents, but Attackle does. This four-legged friend is as happy indoors as out and never needs to be walked.

| fatboycanada.com
Room spray

Room spray

$32

Lohn’s Nord Everywhere Mist smells of balsam fir, spruce, cedar and pine. One spritz makes even the indoorsiest of cats want to forest bathe.

| shoplohn.com
Table tennis set

Table tennis set

$530

If your in-laws are rec room types, this made-in-Japan set of ping pong paddles from Parisian fashion house Casablanca will wow them.

| ssense.com
More Mario Kart fun

More Mario Kart fun

$33

A total of 48 newly-added Mario Kart courses are speeding their way onto Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass. Experience beloved and nostalgic courses from past Nintendo systems—free to anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

| nintendo.com
Electric pickup

Electric pickup

$68,000

and up Ford’s F-150 Lightning has 11 outlets, a ginormous “frunk” (that’s car-speak for “front trunk”) and the ability to power your home for up to three days.

| ford.com
Artisanal oil

Artisanal oil

$10

Light and nutty, Pristine Gourmet’s sunflower oil is a far cry from the bland supermarket-­sized jugs of the pantry standard. Cold-pressed and GMO free, it’s a sunshiny, delicate drizzle.

| pristinegourmet.com
A tee for the introverted

A tee for the introverted

$55

Leave it to Queen of Gen Z Billie Eilish to give us a lyric as apt for 2022 as this and then put it on a T-shirt. 

| shopca.billieeilish.com
Children’s poncho

Children’s poncho

$65

and up Getting kids into jackets is hard. Throw this loose-fitting acrylic-and-wool poncho over their heads instead.

| minitipi.ca
A grab bag of goodies

A grab bag of goodies

$50

and up Snack Town’s mystery boxes are stuffed with a mix of sweet and savoury snacks and drinks. Imported munchies include Japanese Cheetos, British Cadbury bars and US brands like Rap Snacks. Also: familiar treats in hard-to-find flavours, like strawberry-matcha Oreos, Haribo french fries and banana-flavoured Fanta.

| snacktown.ca
Sailor Moon phone case

Sailor Moon phone case

$89

and up A phone will be able to take some punishment thanks to this Pretty Guardians case collab with Casetify.

| casetify.com
Affirmation card deck

Affirmation card deck

$22

Why? Because you’re good enough, you’re smart enough and, doggone it, people like you.

| cryingoutloud.ca
Pro multi-styler

Pro multi-styler

$60

Straighten or curl with the Pro 1 Multi-Styler with Twist & Curl technology. The ceramic titanium plates combine with the heat control sensor to protect color treated hair for less damage and color fading.

| walmart.ca
Winter Chelsea boots

Winter Chelsea boots

$340

Handmade in Portugal, Maguire’s winter-friendly Chelsea boots have a removable sheepskin lining and an extra thick sole.

| maguireshoes.com
Not-so-sweet syrup

Not-so-sweet syrup

$15

Sweet and sticky with a kick, this chili-infused maple syrup is Canada’s answer to Mike’s Hot Honey. It’s a pizza topper, a chicken wing dip, a meat marinade and a cheese board accoutrement all in one.

| driptgourmet.com
A better nut butter

A better nut butter

$9

Wander’s Thai peanut butter, infused with lemongrass, lime leaf and ginger, is perfect for experimenting with satay sauce, smoothies or noodles.

| tastewander.com
Sloth Baby T-shirt

Sloth Baby T-shirt

$33

This tee is a super-soft nod to Kamala Khan’s YouTube channel. It has a flawless fit, and the Ms. Marvel fan in your life will love it.

| store.ign.com
Orange-peel organizer

Orange-peel organizer

$108

By which we mean a 3D-printed, biodegradable, compostable desk organizer made from orange peels.

| krilldesign.net
Next-level humidifier

Next-level humidifier

$73

Fladifyre’s essential oil diffusers create the illusion of rippling flames using light and vapour and make great dorm room decor.

| fladifyre.com
Family trip fun

Family trip fun

$22

and up Gift a visit to Little Canada—an immersive journey through the sights and sounds of Canada, in miniature scale. From captivating vistas, to famous Canadian landmarks like the CN Tower and Niagara Falls, this unique adventure is filled with wonder and holiday spirit.

| tickets.little-canada.ca
Superhero cape

Superhero cape

$36

A reversible made-in-Canada cape for hours of low-fi, high-flying fun.

| littlepeeps.ca
Travel guide

Travel guide

$66

From mullets to mermaids, Florida—and Florida!, a new guide to the weirdest state in the USA—has something for everyone.

| shop.a24films.com
Vintage plate

Vintage plate

$34

How often does a piece of decor pay homage to the comedic genius of Baroness Von Sketch and also speak the unadulterated truth?

| watsonandlou.com
Opera gloves

Opera gloves

$211

These elbow-length fingerless lace gloves from Cornelia James—the OG fancy glove maker—are perfect for the friend who gets invited to Bridgerton- and Euphoria-themed parties on the same night.

| corneliajames.com
Celebrating time together

Celebrating time together

$3,100

and up Celebrate time spent together with the gift of a beautifully designed Rado timepiece from the True Square Automatic Open Heart collection. Both watches are highlighted by an intricate, gilt-edged cut-out dial. Available in black or white.

| gembijou.com
Booze-free bubbles

Booze-free bubbles

$34.20

for a 12-pack Barbet’s effervescent cocktail-like (but alcohol-free) sparking waters use all-natural ingredients. Wild Card, which combines tangy blood orange and calamansi with gentle jalapeno heat, offers a complex kick to the taste buds.

| drinkbarbet.com
Portable projector

Portable projector

$1,150

Samsung’s new Freestyle projector, speaker and streaming device pivots 180 degrees for aiming anywhere in any room.

| samsung.com