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With shipping deadlines looming, it’s not the time to let holiday stress get to you because we’re here to help! These gifts are so good that the people in your life might think you’ve been spending all year selecting the perfect items.
Most of the time it’s not easy to figure out what to get someone, especially if they say they have everything they need.
Instead of leaning on a gift card this year, we’ve put together 27 last-minute gift ideas that are a great choice for the hard to shop for people on your list this year.
This eye pillow will help anyone slip into deep relaxation with the subtle scents of french lavender. Use this pillow during yoga, before bed or any time you want to feel relaxed.
SHOP IT: Purple Hill Lavender Farm, $28
Roku Streambar is the perfect gift for anyone looking to take their movie-watching experience to the next level. It has a big sound with rich Dolby Audio and delivers crisp, clean audio. Control this stream bar by speaking to Amazon Alexa and/or Google Assistant devices.
SHOP IT: Walmart, $170
This stainless steel wine tumbler from Yeti will keep your drinks nice and cold. This stylish double-wall vacuum insulated tumbler is also dishwasher safe.
SHOP IT: SportChek, $35
Scented candles are used the same way as we have always been using perfume: as a way of adding personality, but now it is for our homes. Harlow & Bentley’s hand-poured luxury soy-based candles are artfully crafted with lead-free cotton wicks.
SHOP IT: Harlow & Bentley, $23
Everyone loves a cozy blanket for the colder months. You can’t go wrong by purchasing a throw blanket for the hard to buy person on your list.
SHOP IT: Casper, $99
This small Sony wireless speaker packs all the bass into a compact size. Give the gift of music this holiday season.
SHOP IT: Staples, $30
Is there someone on your list that is obsessed with the latest TikTok dances? Get your TikTok-obsessed bestie or the person who dreads traditional workouts aa subscription to STEEZY Studio, where there are 900+ easy-to-follow dance classes for all levels. It will arrive in your loved one’s inbox as soon as you check out online, so no worries about any postal service delays.
This microfiber towel from DevaCurl is designed for curly and wavy hair. It will help absorb just enough water to allow you to start adding your curly hair products to your hair after a wash.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $19 (originally $27)
This Is J has some of the softest, coziest PJs and loungewear. It is a female-founded business with products made in Canada!
SHOP IT: This Is J, $164
This set features three moisturizing products, including Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum to target pigmentation and brighten skin; Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream to soothe skin and reduce signs of ageing; and lastly, the nutrient-rich Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream featuring antibacterial manuka honey.
SHOP IT: Well.ca, $60 (originally $69)
The collaboration, Indigo Arrows x aMASK by FREED, brings together two Canadian female entrepreneurs with a passion for design, community and giving back. If you purchase one of the masks, 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to The Butterfly Club, a program and safe space designed to engage, motivate and support Indigenous girls and Two-Spirit youth.
SHOP IT: Freed, $25
Let the fun begin for the kids who are obsessed with graphic novels. This kit has everything they need to create their story.
SHOP IT: Staples, $25
Spiritual lifestyle brand Orijin Jewelry, a Black-owned jewelry company, wants to send Canadians a powerful reminder to stay present and connected as we enter the most wonderful time of the year!
SHOP IT: Orijin Jewelry, $180
This one is perfect for the spirits enthusiast or cocktail lover in your life. This is a premium rum from Venezuela called Diplomático, and it’s great for making creative drinks like the Diplo Toddy - rum twist on a hot toddy or a Diplo Old Fashioned.
SHOP IT: LCBO, $60
Add the Keurig K-Slim single-serve coffee maker to any kitchen without taking up a lot of space.
SHOP IT: Walmart, $98 (originally $128)
This might be an intimate gift to give, but it will help out anyone who has issues with ingrown hairs and helps with bikini line redness. The Sweet Escape oil is full of the softest essential oils with citrus and sugary smell.
SHOP IT: Bush Balm, $36
No more fighting with the cork! This rechargeable wine opener will make it a breeze to open any bottle of wine.
SHOP IT: The Home Depot, $27
The Lito Eye bookend is a decorative object handcrafted in porcelain with 24-karat gold plating.
SHOP IT: Noda Designs, $350
This coffee table book is perfect for art and sports enthusiasts alike. Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues has created a visually stunning, near 300-page coffee table book showcasing over 200 iconic ski resort trail maps.
SHOP IT: James Niehues, $90
When it comes to gift-giving, Hounds Vodka is the perfect surprise for the at-home bartender who loves to try something new.
SHOP IT: LCBO, $36
OK, Google, add to cart and get here before Christmas. Help bring Google and music into your loved ones’ homes this holiday season.
SHOP IT: The Home Depot, $69
This all-natural, deep cleaning line of Canadian products is a great gift for the guys in your life this holiday season. This holiday bundle of shampoo, body odour spray, and hand and body soap is perfect for the construction worker, miner, farmer, first responder, healthcare worker, hockey player, cook, chimney sweep or campfire lover on your list!
SHOP IT: SootSoap, $45
Main and Local’s Toronto Raccon Mug is like a love letter to the city. Make someone laugh with this cute mug.
SHOP IT: Main and Local, $19
Coach’s Swinger Bag nods to the min-bag moment, and we are here for it. Think Paris Hilton in the 2000s.
SHOP IT: Coach, $350
This holiday gift box includes 2 hand-poured aromatic candles that each last up to 40 hours. One offers a clean aroma with refined fresh citrus notes, and the other has hints of smoked wood. The gift set also includes an eternal rose in the colour of your choice.
SHOP IT: MFLEURS, $189
JOEY’s gift boxes are the perfect gift idea for people who procrastinate. Each box is a mix of food and drinks gift boxes with themes including Chocolate & Coffee, Truffle Popcorn and Chardonnay, “An Orange Christmas” with Veuve Clicquot, Scotch and Wine. Orders will have same-day delivery through the JOEY online ordering platform.
SHOP IT: JOEY Restaurant, $50
We all want to be comfortable while working from home, but we also want to look polished and put together, especially on those days when we’re forced to stare at our Zoom reflections. If there’s someone on your list who is always in a Zoom meeting, gift them with this extremely flattering sweatshirt this year.
SHOP IT: ADAY, $230