No-fail gift guide for everyone on your list

The holidays are an undeniably wonderful time of year. For the most part, it’s filled with joy, nostalgia and one too many gingerbread cookies. It’s also a stressful time for many and if you surveyed 10 people, eight would point to gift giving as the main culprit. 

One way not to let holiday shopping raise your blood pressure is to plan ahead. Easier said than done - we know. Start by making a list of your friends and family and identifying their main interests or hobbies. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to pick out thoughtful gifts from there. 

Whether you have techie brother-in-law, an outdoorsy father or a fashion forward best friend, Sport Chek is a one stop shop for all your holiday shopping. We’ll even do the heavy lifting for you with these great gift suggestions for every type of person in your life. 

For the Adventurer

GoPro Hero 8 

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This adventure camera from GoPro is the ultimate gift for the thrill seeker or the world traveler. The GoProHero 8 preserves once-in-a-lifetime experiences by capturing video footage that will make viewers feel like they were right there with you. The newest iteration of the GoPro promises HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization, a TimeWarp feature and the ability to livestream in 1080p. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $529.99

For the Techie

Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones


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Tech gifts are a sure-fire way to please just about anyone, but the techie in your life will be especially thrilled to receive one of the most covetable gifts of the year. Wireless earphones are a must-have and for lack of a better pun, nothing beats Dr. Dre’s Powerbeats Wireless Earphones. The lightweight design, secure fit ear hooks and 9-hour battery life are amongst the improved features.

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $330

For The Fan

Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry Swingman Icon Basketball Jersey

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Nothing brought the city of Toronto, or even Canada, together like winning our first NBA championship. The Toronto Raptors made history and gained legions of new fans when they posted a 114-110 win over The Golden State Warriors. That’s why any Canadian basketball fan or even a bandwagon jumper would be thrilled to unwrap a Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry Swingman Basketball Jersey. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $130

For The Wellness Lover

BYoga B Release Yoga Wheel

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The benefits of practicing yoga are endless and imperative to connecting your mind and body. You probably have more than one family member or friend who make yoga a regular part of their daily routine. The BYoga B Release Yoga Wheel is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for any yogi in your life by enhancing those ultra-satisfying backbends. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $68

For the Winter Warrior

Nike Women’s Fast Running Tights

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Even a Canadian snowmageddon won’t stop the winter runner from getting out there and crushing a 10K. This person deserves kudos for their perseverance and even more than that, they deserve the best in winter activewear. That’s where you come in with the gift of warmth with Nike’s Fast Running Tights. These high-tech running tights incorporates Dri-FIT technology, breathable comfort and of course, a flattering fit. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $74

For The Kids

Kombi Toddler Animal Family Mitts - Spooky The Shark

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If you’ve ever attempted to get a toddler dressed in full winter gear, you know it often doesn’t end well. For new parents who encounter this eternal struggle, the Kombi Animal Family Mitts could be the best gift they could receive and bonus, toddlers won’t be able to resist the antics of Spooky The Shark. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $35

For Her/For Mom

Corkcicle 12 oz Stemless Cup

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There’s nothing more irritating in the winter than your tea or coffee getting ice cold within five minutes of stepping outdoors. Enter your winter beverage saviour in the form of the Corkcicle Stemless Cup. This stylish cup promises to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours on end. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $37.99

For Him/For Dad:

Woods Men's Keele Down Insulated Bomber Jacket

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For the super dads out there, they may  hide any pain or discomfort around their children but know deep down that winter sucks for them too. Keep him warm by gifting them an equally tough winter coat. Woods’ Keele Down Insulated Bomber will keep the cold out with an impressive 600 Fill Power Allied Feather & Down® Duck Down, waterproof technology and removable faux-fur hood. 
SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $300

For The Trendsetter

Good American Sheer Crop Bomber Jacket

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Style doesn’t always mean being impractical. The Good American Sheer Crop Bomber Jacket is proof positive that a head turning outfit can be both comfortable and easy to move in. Your fashionable friends will love receiving this athleisure-inspired metallic jacket that’s a perfect layering piece to take you from the studio to the streets. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $215

For the Eco Conscious

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler with MagSlider Lid - Seafoam

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Your camping friends have probably already hinted that they absolutely need anything YETI. Don’t let the sleek design and fun colours fool you. This cup is tough as nails with 18/8 stainless steel construction and double-wall vacuum insulation. Commuters will love the mag slider lid that prevents drinks from sloshing out. 

SHOP IT: Sport Chek, $39.99

Sport Chek is a one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.