There are two types of gift-givers in this world: pre-planners and last-minute shoppers. For pre-planners, Christmas shopping kicks off in the fall — we don't need the Starbucks holiday menu to alert us of what's ahead. For last-minute shoppers, Dec. 25 has a way of sneaking up on the calendar year, after year, after year.
Personalized Photo Ring Dish
AncestryDNA + Traits Genetic Test Kit
Love & Lore Tailored Pajama Pant Set
Bold Pearl Trio Hoop Earrings
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
Rambler 591mL Tumbler
Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System
PlayStation 5 Console
Pure Cashmere Gloves
Cloud Cotton Robe
Ohuhu Upgraded Garden Kneeler and Seat
Fishing Tackle Advent Calendar
Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Treats Playset
LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaur Toy
Sophie The Giraffe Teether
Morgan Coupe Glasses
Ember Smart Temperature Control Mug 2
Burt's Bees Essential Kit
Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy
LitterLocker Cat Litter Disposal System
VINABON Wine Aerator
Lakrids Liquorice Winter Selection Gift Box
Mosfiata 8" Super Sharp Professional Chef's Knife
Philips Wake-Up Light Coloured Sunrise Simulation
Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera
Cuccio Naturale Milk and Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil
Personalized Book Stamp
Dimmable Candle Warmer Lamp
ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Craving Vegan: 101 Recipes to Satisfy Your Appetite the Plant-Based Way
The Daily Set
Sackville & Co. Signature Grinder
Personalized Slim Card Case
Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum
Custom Pickleball Paddle
Garni Yarl Bowl
Auckly Qi 15W Car Phone Holder Wireless Charger
The Medium Flex
GearHalo Hockey Gear Deodorizer Fresh Scent Pods
WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner
Bamboo Sheet Set
Apple AirPods Max
Foot Peel Mask
Custom Face Socks
White Truffle Gift Set
Triple Quench Body Butter Set
Nespresso Winter Wonders Cocktail Vertuo Set
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Perilogics Universal Airplane In-Flight Phone Mount
Ticket to Ride
The Flex 132 (Medium) - Set of 7
Raphael Balme Hand Painted Mug
If you identify as a pre-planner or can be persuaded to change (join us! Less stress for all!), this is the Christmas gift list you'll want to bookmark.
Whether you're shopping for your mom, your dad, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your best friend or literally anyone else, we've rounded up the 61 best Christmas gift ideas in 2023. No matter your budget or gift recipient, there's something for everyone on this list.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping and leave more room for what's really important — cheesy movies and Christmas markets — with these 61 holiday gift ideas.
Best gift for mom: Personalized Photo Ring Dish
This is, quite possibly, the sweetest gift we have ever seen. The custom trinket dish has earned praise from Etsy shoppers, with one reviewer writing, "[it's] absolutely beautiful! It came in a timely manner and the photo matched perfectly."
Best gift for dad: AncestryDNA + Traits Genetic Test Kit
Take it from someone who has given their dad an AncestryDNA kit for Christmas — it's a winner. This "Amazon's Choice" genetic test kit gives insight into your family's origins and ethnicities from over 2,600 global regions. Plus, the Traits add-on lets you discover 35+ of your most interesting traits.
Best gift for your wife: Love & Lore Tailored Pajama Pant Set
I truly believe that you can't go wrong with a gift of cute and cozy PJs. This pajama set is tailored from an eco-friendly fabric that's moisture-regulating and silky soft.
Best gift for your husband: Canada Goose Arctic Mitts
Don't let freezing temperatures get the better of you this winter. These high-performance mittens from Canada Goose combine the superior protection of down-filled warmth with a quilt-through design for even heat distribution.
Best gift for your girlfriend: Mejuri Bold Pearl Trio Hoop Earrings
Ariana Grande is a big fan of these Mejuri hoops, but she's not the only one. With a 4.8-star rating, Mejuri reviewers call the pearl and gold vermeil earrings "elegant" and "great quality."
Best gift for your boyfriend: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
If you can't trust Heather for a good book recommendation, who can you? A Heather's Pick and reviewer-favourite, this memoir gives a behind-the-scenes look at Nike and the decisions made by Phil Knight, Nike's founder and board chairman.
Best gift for your sister: Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
Backed by more than 20,000 reviews on Lululemon, this viral belt bag is guaranteed to be a welcome gift this holiday season. The water-repellent bag has just enough room for your phone, keys and wallet, making it a great option for airports and running errands.
Best gift for your brother: Yeti 20z Rambler
This best-selling insulated travel mug comes backed by a whopping 50,000 reviews on Yeti and 26,000 reviews on Amazon. Its double-walled vacuum insulation keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold and is dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.
Best gift for teenage girls: Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System
Beloved by Yahoo Canada editors, the Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System is likely at the top of any beauty lover's Christmas wish list. Thanks to its internet virality (470 million views on TikTok and counting), the Shark has been notoriously difficult to get your hands on. A worthy adversary to Dyson's iconic Airwrap, the Shark FlexStyle is half the price of the Dyson while offering equal styling value.
Best gift for teenage boys: PlayStation 5 Console
Since first launching back in November 2020, getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 has been a challenge for many video game enthusiasts. Luckily, it's going to be a lot easier getting your hands on the highly-coveted gaming consoles this Christmas — at least according to Sony, the maker of the PlayStation. This holiday season, here's where you can buy a PS5 in Canada: Amazon, Best Buy Canada, The Source, Walmart Canada and GameStop.
Best gift for your mother-in-law: Pure Cashmere Gloves
Even the pickiest of mother-in-laws is sure to appreciate these 100 per cent cashmere wool gloves. The cashmere is "so nice and warm," writes one shopper.
Best gift for your father-in-law: MasterClass
Whether they're into cooking, music, business, tech or art, MasterClass covers every topic under the sun. Individual courses are taught by some of the most famous faces on the planet, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Chris Hadfield and many more.
Best gift for your sister-in-law: Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
The bathrobe to end all bathrobes. Parachute's Cloud Cotton Robe features fluffy four-ply gauze, a snug waist tie and two hidden side pockets. The reviewer-loved robe is made from premium 100 per cent long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in seven colours.
Best gift for your brother-in-law: Courant Catch:3 Wireless Charger
This sleek wireless charger allows you to organize accessories and charge your devices at the same time. According to one shopper, it's a "great gift for the guy who has everything."
Best gift for your grandma: Garden Kneeler Seat
To help reduce strain, this versatile gardening seat can double as a kneeler by flipping it upside down, with a detachable pouch to hold your trowel, gloves and more. The seat and kneeling pad are made from EVA foam, helping reduce the pressure on your lower back and knees.
Best gift for your grandpa: Fishing Tackle Advent Calendar
The perfect gift for any freshwater fishing enthusiast in your life, this 64-piece advent calendar includes an assortment of tackles, lures, hooks and more.
Best gift for little girls: Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Treats Playset
My sister has four kids under the age of seven and she swears by Kinetic Sand. This particular play set comes backed by more than 11,000 reviews and a 4.6-star average rating. "My 2-year-old loves this," writes one reviewer. It's "a lot of fun" at a "decent price."
Best gift for little boys: LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaur Toy
A fantastic gift idea for dinosaur-obsessed little ones, this LEGO play set rebuilds into a Triceratops and Pterodactyl Dinosaur toy. The "Amazon's Choice" set has earned nearly 38,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.7 stars. "I bought this for my 6-year-old grandson." writes one shopper. "He absolutely loved it."
Best gift for teething tots: Sophie The Giraffe Teether
A tired, teething baby is heartbreaking on all fronts. Provide at least a little bit of relief to your teething little one with this Sophie The Giraffe teether. It’s made of 100 per cent natural rubber and food paint and has nearly 15,000 reviews on Amazon.
Best gift for your best friend: Morgan Coupe Glasses
Drinks just taste better in pretty glasses, it's a fact of life. These stunning couple glasses are available in nine colours and come in a set of four.
Best gift for new moms: Ember Smart Temperature Control Mug 2
As any new parent or child-minder can attest: drinking piping hot coffee is a rarely-experienced luxury. The solution (other than a babysitter) is Ember's temperature control smart mug. This high-tech mug can keep tea, coffee and hot chocolate hot for hours on end so you don't have to keep running to the microwave to reheat your brew.
Best gift for new dads: Kangaroo Hoodie
This innovative men's hoodie features a zip-on carrier pouch that's designed to fit comfortably over a baby carrier. When your little one gets too big or it's time to move to the stroller, the pouch zips off again, leaving you with a high-quality, comfortable hoodie.
Best gift for teachers: Burt's Bees Essential Kit
Understatement of the century: teachers work hard. Say thank you this holiday season and treat the educators in your life to this five-piece Burt's Bees set.
Best gift for dog parents: Treat Puzzle Dog Toy
A bored puppy is a naughty puppy, and a naughty puppy is a destroyer of all that is fragile and expensive. Dog puzzles are great for mental stimulation and beating puppy boredom. Challenge their brain and save your stuff while you're at it with this top-rated dog puzzles.
Best gift for cat parents: LitterLocker
I, admittedly, do not have a cat (allergies); however, according to one cat-obsessed friend, this LitterLocker is "so worth it." This litter disposal system makes litter box cleaning easier and eliminates daily trips to the outside bin. Runner-up cat gift idea: an automatic cat water fountain. "Cats don’t drink enough water and this helps them drink more," according to my friend.
Best gift for your neighbour: Wine Aerator
Make every bottle of wine that much nicer with this "Amazon's Choice" wine aerator. The aerator fits all wine bottles and is engineered to improve flavour and provide more bubbles than competitors.
Best gift for the office: Lakrids Liquorice Winter Selection Gift Box
Give your office treat stash a luxe upgrade this holiday season with the Lakrids liquorice gift box. The set includes both seasonal flavours and popular Lakrids classics.
Best gift for the at-home chef: Chef’s knife
I, for one, am not a chef (or anything even close to resembling one). However, my partner is and if there’s one thing he always brings over to my apartment: it’s his own chef’s knife. Practical and thoughtful, it might even inspire a gourmet meal or two for you to enjoy.
For the person who hates waking up: Philips Sunrise Alarm Clock
Waking up at the crack of dawn is never easy, especially when you live in Canada and the sun doesn’t come up until you’re on your way to work. This sunrise simulator helps you wake up naturally using a combination of light therapy and sound. When it’s time to go to sleep, the alarm clock also features a nighttime sunset option, gently sending you off to dreamland.
Best gift for 20-somethings: Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera
If there’s one age group that feels like they lost out during the pandemic, it’s high school graduates and college-aged kids. While you can’t bring back the memories, you can help them document new ones. Make sure to add a few film packs to the gift so they can document on Christmas Day!
Best beauty stocking stuffer: Cuccio Milk and Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil
Dry, cracked hands — meet cuticle oil. This milk and honey cuticle oil is formulated with a rich blend of oils to moisturize, protect and nourish dry, brittle, cracked cuticles, nails and skin. Oh yeah, one more thing: it has more than 99,000 ratings on Amazon.
Best gift for readers: Personalized Book Stamp
Gift a truly unique gift this Christmas and celebrate the book lover in your life with this custom "from the library of" stamp. It's "absolutely perfect," writes one shopper, who called the quality of the stamp "amazing."
Best gift for new homeowners: Candle Warmer Lamp
While a candle is a great gift idea, it’s not the most foolproof — especially if you don’t know the recipient's scent preferences. A workaround is this Candle Warmer Lamp. The decorative lamp allows users to melt their candles at their preferred speed while still enjoying the scent.
Best gift for the carnivore: Digital Meat Thermometer
If meat is their main food group, it’s probably for the best that it’s cooked through. Avoid any food poisoning mishaps and enjoy tender, perfectly-cooked beef, pork, chicken and more with this top-rated meat thermometer.
Best gift for vegans: Craving Vegan
To all of the vegans out there: thank you for saving our planet. Give the veggie in your life a little food inspiration this holiday season with the "Craving Vegan: 101 Recipes to Satisfy Your Appetite the Plant-Based Way" cookbook.
Best gift for the person who needs a skincare routine: The Ordinary The Daily Set
This affordable set provides the building blocks of a healthy skincare routine. It includes everything you need for daily care, including The Ordinary's Squalane Cleanser, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.
Best weed gift: Sackville & Co. Signature Grinder
Quite possibly the most elegant grinder on the market, this four-tiered grinder includes a mesh screen and diamond-sharp teeth for a perfectly fluffy grind. Shop the grinder in black or gold (pictured).
Best gift for the person who has everything: Personalized Slim Card Case
With just enough room for your everyday cards and cash, this slim leather card case is available in more than 15 colours and can be made uniquely yours with a monogram debossed into the leather.
Best gift for your kind-of-close friend: Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum
This fan-favourite brow and lash serum promotes a thicker, fuller and healthier look and comes backed by more than 1,300 five-star reviews. "A fantastic serum," writes one reviewer. "I have used it for fourteen days and it already made my lashes fuller. It is easy to apply and there has been no irritation. I love it."
Best gift for a university student: Metro Backpack
Take it from a shopping editor who actually owns this backpack: It is worth the price tag. Whether for work, play or travel, this airport-friendly accessory is worth its weight in gold. Shop the "incredibly functional" backpack in 10 colours.
Best gift for the Pickleball pro: Personalized Pickleball Paddle
Yes, you can absolutely buy cheaper Pickleball sets (these, for instance). However, no one can deny how cute these paddles are. These personalized Pickleball paddles can be customized with your name and favourite colours.
Best gift for knitters: Yarn Bowl
This oh-so-cute yarn bowl is a unique and innovative gift for those who always have their knitting needles close by. Designed to make knitting or crocheting easier, the thread of the ball of yarn is fed through the opening and helps avoid tangling.
Best gift for road trippers: Car Phone Holder Wireless Charger
Listen to your tunes and keep your charge with this handy car mount charger. A must-have for long road trips, this charger is compatible with most Qi-enabled phones.
Best gift for the frequent flier: Away The Medium Flex Suitcase
Even if your ticket isn't first class, your luggage can be. Away's The Medium Flex suitcase has a flex feature that allows for an additional 1.75" (4.45 cm) of space and includes interior organization and 360-degree spinner wheels. Shop the suitcase in seven colours.
Best gift for the scatterbrain: Tile Mate
Never lose your keys, wallet, or luggage again with the reviewer-loved Tile Mate. Attach the Tile Mate to everyday objects like your keys, backpack or bag and keep track of where they end up, whether in Bluetooth range or far away.
Best gift for the scatterbrain who prefers Apple devices: Apple AirTag
Same, same but different: The Apple AirTag helps keep track of important items and find lost objects. Whether you stick the AirTag to your remote, keep it inside your luggage or attach it to your four-legged friend's collar, Amazon shoppers say the AirTag has "saved" them when they needed it the most.
Best gift for hockey bros: GearHalo Fresh Scent Pods
The inside of a hockey bag is no one’s idea of a rose-scented paradise. These innovative deodorizer cubes can be used inside sports bags, running shoes and more to eliminate odours and moisture.
Best gift for germaphobes: WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner
It’s often said that the average cellphone is dirtier than a toilet seat (ew). Therefore, a screen cleaner may help bring peace of mind. This "Amazon's Choice" cleaner is specifically designed to clean and polish any cell phone screen and electronic device.
Best gift for a better night's sleep: Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
Give your sleep situation a major upgrade this winter with these incredibly soft bamboo sheets from one of Oprah's favourite brands, Cozy Earth. The set has earned a near-perfect 4.9-star rating from more than 6,100 reviewers and been dubbed the "very best sheets in the whole world."
Best gift for the audiophile: Apple AirPods Max
Now, I don't know about you, but I sure would not mind finding these Apple headphones under the tree. Apple's top-rated over-ear headphones provide active noise cancellation, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking and transparency mode for interacting with the world around you.
Best Secret Santa & White Elephant gift: Foot Peel Mask
Say bye-bye to dry, cracked heels with these "Amazon's Choice foot peeling masks. The masks remove dry dead skin to reveal baby-soft feet. They're the "best I've used," writes one shopper.
Best gag gift: Custom Face Socks
I will never not find these custom face socks funny. Whether you get them printed with their face, your face, their dog's face or anyone else's, these custom socks are too good to pass up.
Best gift for foodies: Truff White Truffle Gift Set
Not only is Truff’s famous hot sauce one of Oprah’s Favourite Things, but the gourmet hot sauce has won praise from thousands of shoppers. This set includes the brand's White Truffle Oil and the fan-favourite White Truffle Hot Sauce.
Best gift for nurses: Beautycounter Triple Quench Body Butter Set
Nurses and health care workers are used to washing their hands several times a shift, if not an hour. These clean beauty body butters are formulated with a rich and deeply hydrating blend of shea butter, mango butter, and peptide-rich acacia seed extract for long-lasting hydration.
Best gift for coffee lovers: Nespresso Winter Wonders Cocktail Vertuo Set
Perfect your espresso martini at home with this curated gift set. The set includes two limited-edition cocktail glasses, a barista shaker, an ice cube tray and 3 x 20 Nespresso pods.
Best gift for food prep: Vegetable Chopper
Look, no one likes chopping onions; they just don’t! Luckily, that’s where this “Amazon’s Choice” vegetable chopper comes in. Beyond onions, this handy device can chop peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, zucchini and whatever else your veggie stir-fry requires.
Best gift for campers: LifeStraw
If your gift recipient is the type who likes to get lost in the woods to "find" themselves, we suggest giving them this $24 LifeStraw for Christmas. The personal water filter eliminates 99.99 per cent of waterborne bacteria and waterborne parasites.
Best airplane gift: Perilogics Universal In-Flight Phone Mount
Asking for a friend: Where did all the TVs in airplanes go? This adjustable clamp attaches directly to your tray table so you can enjoy downloaded movies or your flight’s entertainment system without having to hold your phone.
Best family board game: Ticket to Ride
My family and I love a good board game night, and I would bet we aren’t the only ones. This “Amazon’s Choice” board game has over 24,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating. "Honestly, this game is fantastic," writes one shopper. "It's expensive, but worth it."
Best gift for your carry-on bag: Cadence Travel Containers
These travel containers are, admittedly, on the pricier side but take it from someone who owns them: they’re worth the investment. The leak-proof, TSA-compliant magnetic containers help you maintain your routine and safeguard your stuff when you’re away from home.
Best gift for your boss: Raphael Balme Hand Painted Mug
If you have the kind of boss who you would want to buy a gift for, you’re already winning. Win the "best employee" award and sweeten your odds for a year-end raise with this cute mug.
Best gift for content creators: Portable Selfie Light
This lightweight portable selfie light can be attached to your phone, laptop or wherever else you need good lighting. Amazon shoppers say it "definitely enhances your picture quality" and give it 4.6 stars.