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The 50+ Best Christmas Gift Ideas of 2022

Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays in Canada. From adults to kids, from single to large families, this special date is not only an important religious holiday for many Canadians, but it’s also means a moment for family gatherings, delicious food, and, of course, gift exchanges. 

When we buy someone a Christmas gift, especially family members, we want them not only to like it but also to find it useful. At the same time, we want it to be creative and special. That’s definitely a challenge when there are so many products out there.

If you don’t know where to start with your holiday shopping, worry no more; we listed the best Christmas gifts of 2021 in the guide below. We hope we can help you prepare your Christmas list this year.

Our top picks

How to choose the right Christmas gift

  • Taste and lifestyle: What does the person you would like to gift do? What’s their routine like? Do they like to practice exercises, go camping, take care of the front or backyard? Do they work from home? Are they a gamer? Do they love to read books? What about cooking? Are they a coffee, home décor, or skincare lover? This step is the most important part of the gift purchasing process as it requires you to think about the person and their lifestyle. 
  • Features:  High-end or basic? This decision directly impacts the price. However, remember that sometimes the simplest presents could make someone happy. 
  • Age: For kids, the age aspect really matters, especially when it comes to clothes and toys. You don’t want to gift a teenager with a toddler’s toy. Okay, maybe this is an extreme example, but believe me, time flies and it’s always good to check first.  
  • Colours: Most products have more than one colour. If you don’t want to ask the person’s favourite colour, you can find it looking on her social media pages (especially on Facebook or Instagram pictures). Which colours does she/he wear frequently?   
  • Style: The same research process you try with colours could be applied to style. You can use social media/online platforms to check someone’s style and preferences.

Best Christmas gifts for tech lovers

PlayStation 5 Console – PlayStation 5 Edition

The PlayStation 5 is one of the most high-tech Christmas gifts for any gamer. This video game is still out of stock in most places for a long time now, and even if you find one available online on Amazon.ca or somewhere else, it will probably be around $1,000, which is much higher than its average price, around $630

Ok, but why is this happening?” You may be asking yourself. The Playstation 5 is a phenomenal console, with 3D audio technology – so you feel like the sound comes from every direction, 4K and 8K output, and an all-new generation of incredible games, high-definition graphics, HDR TV – PS5 supported games display a vibrant and lifelike range of colours, and it comes with one DualSense Wireless controller. This edition also has a modern shape, and you can choose to leave it in a horizontal or vertical position.  

According to many customers, this powerful game gives you a realistic sensation while gaming, since you feel the surfaces you walk, and different vibrations while you play, which is very immersive. Everything has a high definition, such as images, sounds, and sensitive control. If you have the PS4 and think there isn’t room for improvement, you’d be impressed after trying the PS5. 

Pros
  • Powerful. 
  • High-tech. 
  • High definition. 
  • 3D audio technology. 
  • One DualSense Wireless controller included. 
Cons
  • Pricey. 

UMIDIGI Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds are a versatile and useful gift for sports addicts, people who work from home, and anyone who likes to have music playing on the go. This UMIDIGI earbud is equipped with a microphone with beamforming noise reduction for superior vocal enhancement and background-noise suppression to ensure a clear call effect. 

Comfortable and lightweight, it has a semi-in-ear design, and a single earphone weighs only 4.3 grams. According to the brand, even if you wear it all day, there will be no discomfort. Also, convenient and practical, the charging box adopts a lid-free design, being easy and quick to take out or put back each earphone.  

High-tech, and powerful, the Bluetooth headphone is equipped with a high-sensitivity touch sensor, smart enough to detect every touch and easily manage audio playback and calls. The earbuds can even be used alone like a Bluetooth headset. 

Pros
  • Affordable. 
  • Smart Touch Control. 
  • Light. 
Cons
  • Unstable when you wear.  

Apple iPad Pro 12.9″

If you know someone who always carries their laptop around, the iPad Pro could be a match. Lightweight, compact, simple to use, an iPad is almost a computer, but smaller. In addition to a high-end camera and great battery life, this  tables also has a liquid Retina display, which provides you with industry-leading colour accuracy.   

This is also quite versatile; it allows you to use with your fingers, a pencil, a keyboard, and a trackpad.

When it comes to performance, the iPad Pro outpaces many PC laptops today with the A12Z Bionic chip  

Useful for those who work producing videos with high-quality and audio, the iPad Pro has 4K video recording, five studio-quality microphones, and four-speaker audio. You can even set up a multicamera filmmaking rig. The support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation, sold separately) also enables most forms of artistic expression. 

READ MORE: The Best Tablets in Canada

Pros
  • 4K video recording. 
  • A12Z Bionic chip. 
Cons
  • More expensive than most tablets.

Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB)

It can be hard to find a gift that suits both book and high-tech lovers. But a Kindle can do that in an excellent way. It enables you to read basically any book digitally and save them online. 

With a 6.8” display and thinner borders, it’s possible to adjust the screen light to improve comfort while reading. Since book lovers like the sensation of reading a real book page, the Kindle Paperwhite comes with a flush-front design and 300 PPI glare-free display, which gives you the real paper feeling, even in bright sunlight. 

For those who like to always have a book with them, from the bedroom to the swimming pool or beaches, you can carry your Kindle without concerning about water and wet areas. The Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters, up to 60 minutes in freshwater, and up to 0.25 meters of seawater for 3 minutes or less. Adaptable, huh?  

Pros
  • Thinner borders. 
  • Waterproof. 
  • Paper-like feeling. 
  • Adjustable light. 
Cons
  • Some Amazon/Kindle services are not available in Canada, only in the U.S.

Echo Dot (3rd gen)

Compact, light, versatile, and high-tech, the Echo Dot is considered the most popular smart speaker around the world and fits perfectly in all spaces. With a louder sound and volume control, that is a great product for everyone who likes to listen to music around the house. 

You can listen to songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Sirius XM, Spotify, Deezer, or listen to audiobooks from Audible. The device also comes with probably the most famous virtual assistant, Alexa. You can ask them to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, and control compatible smart home devices.

The Echo Dot’s voice controlled system also enables you to control your smart home tasks, like turning on the lights, adjusting thermostats, and locking doors through compatible devices. Alexa gets smarter with time and adds new skills to its list, such as checking your flights and even playing games.

Pros
  • Multipurpose. 
  • Voice control for smart homes. 
  • Smart speaker. 
  • News, weather, and other useful information. 
Cons
  • Many major apps are still not compatible with Alexa. 

Best Christmas gifts for her

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

With more than 20.000 reviews and almost 5 stars, this product is for sure a must-have for women or men with long hair. With 3 heat speeds and a cool option, this powerful dryer straightens the hair in a convenient and fast way also giving brightness and softness.   

Although the Revlon dryer is not compact compared to a traditional one, it’s easy to use at home but also carry on some trip. Only two alerts: the 1100 watts of power may vary depending on the location of use, and the unit is designed for 120- or 125-Volt Canada outlets only.  

It can be a Christmas gifts for your sister, wife, friend, mom, grandma, and anyone else who loves hair products and gadgets. If this person likes the salon effect, since the Revlon One-Step can dry, straighten and shape your hair like a salon taking up to 20 minutes if wet, and less than 10 minutes if almost dry (the time, of course, will depend on hair size, style, and other personal factors.) That is a useful product for those who like to save time while getting ready.  

Pros
  • 3 heat speeds.
  • Cool option.
  • Convenient. 
Cons
  • Designed for 120 or 125 Volt Canada outlets only.

FOREO LUNA 3

For skincare lovers, the Foreo Luna 3 is probably a must-have. Regardless of your gender, this is a great gift for any skincare aficionado.

Adaptable to each skin type, there are three types of Foreos for peoples: the pink one for normal skin, the blue for combination skin, the purple for sensitive skin, or the men ‘manly’ gothic black option. Smart, the Luna 3 model promise to clear pores, massage your face, and even get rid of spots.   

100% waterproof, this facial device gently removes dirt and oil in a gentle way. Made with ultra-smooth silicone, the 8000 T-Sonic pulsations to a deep facial cleanse deliver the efficiency it promises and leave the skin completely clean to receive the daily moisturizers.

Pros
  • 100% waterproof. 
  • Deep cleaning. 
  • 8000 T-Sonic pulsations. 
  • Ultra-smooth silicone. 
Cons
  • Pricey. 

Best Christmas gifts for mom

I Love You Mom Gift Blanket 

Having a soft blanket is more than welcome in Canada, am I right? And with at least four different colours, that is a really cute gift for your mom, besides useful, as it is more comfortable to watch a movie or read a book with a fluffy blanket at home.  

To assure the quality and avoid colour transfer, the fabric uses a dye process that fully blends the colors with individual fibers. This ensures a high-definition design that won’t fade or bleed. Longer than others, durable (machine washable), its microfleece is both lightweight and breathable.

And that is not everything. This product got almost 90% of five star reviews on the Amazon.ca website. 

Pros
  • Affordable. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • Good size. 
  • Washing  machine safe.  
Cons
  • None.

Mother’s Day Coffee Mug

Is there a best compliment than “world’s greatest mom?” That is a great fit for birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or any other special occasion. Good chances that she will love this gift, particularly if she likes to drink coffee or tea.  

Lightweight, and simple to use and clean, this dishwasher and microwave-safe mug is made with high-quality ceramic construction, has an easy-grip handle, enhanced three-dimensional touch, and prevents slippage. The inner wall of the cup is colored glaze, adding a charm and escaping the traditional mug design. 

In addition to high-temperature resistance, the mug has high-quality screen printed images fired under high heat for a high gloss permanent finish, which increases durability. 

Pros
  • Affordable. 
  • Durable. 
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe. 
Cons
  • Some people complained about the print font quality.

Best Christmas gifts for dad

Onebttl Beer Glass for Dad

The same way wine lovers like to drink out of a wine glass, beer lovers also like a good beer glass. According to VinePair, your beer glass doesn’t do magic but it can help you reach your drink’s full potential, especially if you like craft beer. 

If your dad, husband, or friend is this person, the large beer cup (450ml) is a nice gift for fathers. The quote will melt their heart, and you have four options to buy: “The best dad ever”, “The best dad in the world”, “Dad: the man, the myth, the legend”, “Dad: a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love”. And if he’s not the beer sommelier type, he will love to use his glass for other drinks, from cocktails to soda. 

The black artwork is durable and will not fade or chip with time. Its elegant box and gift card already work as the perfect gift wrapping, and a perfect gift for Christmas Day, Father’s Day, gift exchanges, and Birthdays. He will feel loved.  

Pros
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: 30 days money back. 
  • Large capacity (450ml.) 
  • Four quote options. 
Cons
  • Some users say is too large, others say is too small.

Cordless Hair Clippers for Men

Having a beard trimmer at home is pretty common for men, but a hair clipper can also be quite helpful, especially if you’re looking to cut down on barber costs.

This cordless CIICII high-performance professional hair trimmer has low noise, low vibration, low heat, LCD Display to clearly show battery power, charge indicator and a lubrication oil reminder, alongside an ergonomic design that improves the grip. 

The kit contains a hair clipper, hair cutting scissors, hairdressing comb, USB Charging Cable (Without plug adapter), and a cleaning brush. And to make the cutting process even easier, it also comes with a multipurpose hair clipper set designed for cutting, grooming, trimming, shaping head hair, large beard, mustaches, and body hair.

Pros
  • Affordable.
  • Compact. 
  • Complete kit. 
Cons
  • Not simple to use if you don’t have previous knowledge.

TENJOY Men’s 2 in 1 Workout Shorts 

This is a good gift to improve comfort during your dad’s exercises. Many people love to listen to music, podcast, and books during indoor or outdoor workouts. This makes it easier not only for that but also to have a safe and quick access to your phone while busy, or even to keep other stuff, such as documents, cards, cash, and other small items. 

Soft and lightweight, these shorts are made of 92%, polyester 8, spandex liner 90%, polyester 10% it dries fast, and provides free movements. Besides the elastic waistband, these shorts have an internal drawcord for a personalized fit and better adjustments to multiple body types and tastes.  

Pros
  • Affordable. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • Safe pocket. 
Cons
  • Zipper not super durable.

Komal’s Passion Leather

The main reason why we love this bag is that it is a chic, versatile yet traditional gift. This vintage leather bag is a well-made product and a good match for those who need a high-quality bag to carry day-to-day stuff, such as laptops, tablets, wallets, and more.   

Sophisticated and convenient, the Komal’s bag has a removable and adjustable shoulder strap to give an option to carry in both ways as a shoulder bag or a briefcase. To increase the safety of the stuff inside the bag, the lockable inner chamber protects you from spillings. 

Multipurpose and good-sized, (18″ width x 12″ height x 5″ depth), it fits a laptop up to 15.6 inches, has one big pocket in front for files/folders and a small pocket in front for cell phones, plus two zipper pockets including one at the back to carry your main personal items with you.

Pros
  • Versatile.
  • High-quality.
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap.
Cons
  • Non-soft leather. 

Best Christmas gifts for sports addicts

APEKX Bluetooth Headphones True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

Water and sweatproof, these wireless earbuds bring a cord-free and hands-free experience to increase convenience during workouts, from the gym to running, from low to hard impact.  

The Bluetooth 5.0 system makes the transmission stable, and the noise-canceling feature will help you concentrate on whatever you’re doing. This is a good match for anyone in noisy spots, such as fitness or community centers. 

And if you plan to use the earbud every day, the magnetic charging case makes it easy to save and recharge everywhere. When when you add both earbuds back into the charging case, they will power off and charge automatically. If you’re always on the go and you’re a forgetful person, this could be a life-changing feature.

Pros
  • Affordable. 
  • Waterproof. 
  • Noise-cancelling. 
  • Lightweight. 
Cons
  • Some users say is somewhat fragile.

Fitbit Sense Advanced

If you workout often, chances are high you like to track your performance, including times and calories burned. This is an effective way of setting new goals and finding improvement opportunities, as well as figuring how your body responds to your efforts .e.g. heart rate and blood pressure. After all, you don’t want to overload when exercising.

The Fitbit smartwatch is high-tech, and detects electrodermal activity which may indicate your body’s response to stress. It also accesses the heart for atrial fibrillation – a heart rhythm irregularity – and easily shares results with your doctor if you want to. 

If you go on a lot of hikes, the Fitbit operates at an altitude up to 8,535m. Battery is also not going to be a problem when you go camping, as it lasts 6+ day s —plus, and the fast charging gives a full day’s charge in just 12 minutes. 

The smartwatch also has a GPS to use during runs, hikes, rides, and to check pace and distance without a phone. You can also use it at home to make your life more convenient with the built-in Alexa, which gives you control to weather apps, smart home devices and appliances. 

Pros
  • Battery lasts six days or more.
  • Voice control (Alexa.)
  • Altitude of to 8.500 meters.
Cons
  • Pricier than most fitness trackers.

PUMA mens Puma Evercat Contender 

Although a men’s product, based on the information posted on Amazon, this bag can easily be considered a genderless product.

This Puma bag is a great option for sports lovers, and everyone else who needs to carry a water bottle, different changes of clothes, towels, swimsuit, and more. It can also be a convenient bag for short trips during the weekend. Affordable, it can be an interesting Christmas gift idea for friends. 

100% Polyester and polyester lining, this Puma bag has a zipper closure that prevents concerns with lost personal items, plastic frame, plastic lens, footwear compartment (which is extra helpful in Canadian winters; most fitness centers ask you to switch from outdoor to indoor shoes when you enter the gym), adjustable shoulder strap, and easy access pocket.

Pros
  • Convenient. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • Footwear compartment. 
Cons
  • Not heavy duty.

ETDW Gallon Water Bottle with Straw and Time Marker

This large water bottle (128OZ/74OZ capacity) with 6 different colours is a great gift for anyone regardless of their age. We all need to drink water, but the daily intake depends on our weight and height, but the big question is… Do you remember to drink water during the day? If you or the person who will be gifted forgets to drink water regularly, this product could be a great match, since the bottle is a good helper and tells how much water you should drink from 7 am to 9 pm. 

Although convenient, this is a large product. This probably isn’t something you will carry around, but if you work at an office or from home the whole day, it will be easy to keep it with you as a reminder that you need to drink water.

Easy to clean, this big water bottle comes with a cleaning brush. It is recommended to wash it with baking soda and vinegar. 

Pros
  • Time marker which reminds you to drink enough water. 
  • Comes with a cleaning brush. 
Cons
  • Not very durable.

3 Pack Reflective Vest

For runners, cyclists, those who work outside, or even kids (this one has an adjustable strap), these vests are an useful gift to increase safety since it’s reflective and lets drivers see you from distance.  

Made of nylon elastic band and high-gloss reflective cloth, it’s also lightweight, practical, and comfortable, being adjustable to many body types and shapes. Ideal for those who practice outdoor exercises or activities, this product improves the reflectivity and visibility, and the reflective vest can be seen even in extreme weather conditions during the day or night; definitely an important feature for Canadians.   

If your kids love to play with their friends in the evenings, whether riding their bikes or going to the playground, this is a valuable option to prevent accidents.

Pros
  • Affordable. 
  • Reflective. 
  • Adjustable buckles and elastic straps for adults and kids. 
  • Visibility of 360°. 
Cons
  • Thin. 

Best gift for coffee lovers

Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker

For everyone who likes to drink coffee during the day, especially if you’re always on the go, the Keurig Coffee Maker comes with one water filter handle, and one filter to help ensure the taste quality.

Quiet and convenient, this machine brews multiple coffee cup sizes (6, 8, 10, 12 oz.), so you can control not only the coffee quantity you’d like to drink but also its boldness levels. In general, the smaller the selected cup size, the richer and concentrated your drink will be.

This is also a good option if you often host and like to offer your guests some coffee after dinner. The water reservoir allows to brew five cups before having to refill. 

Simple to use, you just need to insert a coffee pod, select the cup size and wait a little bit for your hot, fresh coffee. 

Pros
  • Quiet.
  • Brews multiple cup sizes.
  • K-cups are widely available at any grocery store.
Cons
  • People often complain about the plastic water tank.

DEATH WISH COFFEE Dark Roast Coffee

This is not a gift for everyone’s taste, since the brand describes it as the world’s strongest dark coffee. This is going to be an intense beverage, which is the perfect match for those who like to wake up and drink a special, rich cup of coffee to keep their eyes open during the day.

With more than 4 stars and 30 thousand reviews on Amazon.ca, the Death Wish Coffee brand promises to bring the highest quality energy and artisanal flavour with every sip. With USDA Certified Organic coffee and Fair Trade certifications, this is not only a flavourful coffee but also a good option if you care about where your coffee comes from. 

READ MORE: The Best Coffee Brands & Roasters in Canada

Pros
  • Strong dark coffee.
  • USDA Certified Organic.
Cons
  • Pricey.

Best decor gifts

Outdoor String Lights

If you are looking for a creative Christmas gifts, here’s a good bet! If the person just moved to a house or apartment with a deck or backyard, or is deciding to do some changes at home, these string lights bring charm to any outdoor space or even indoor, making it cozy and modern while being a versatile gift choice for adults and kids.   

Durable and weatherproof (ready for rain, wind, and damp climates), the outdoor lights have dimmable compatibility in addition to an energy-saving technology. Besides G40 outside string light, the product comes with 25 glass bulbs plus 1 spare bulb. Each 1.5-inch light bulbs have an E12/C7 candelabra socket base, 5W per bulb, warm white dimmable string light help you to save more electricity bid, consequentially saving on bills.   

Easy to install and convenient, the string lights have the portal size and are lightweight to carry and practice to store at home. It comes with 25 hanging sockets, 6-inch lead with male plug, 12-inch spacing between bulbs, 6-inch tail with a female connector, having in total length 25 feet.

Pros
  • Weatherproof. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • Easy to store.  
Cons
  • Short cord.

ASAKUKI Essential Oil Diffuser

It’s almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t like to live or stay in a perfumed place, from the office to the bedroom, this essential oil diffuser isn’t only great for diffusing aromas only but also as an aromatherapy tool. Depending on the essential oil or smell you pick, it could help you reduce stress, anxiety, depression, as well as help your sleep quality.  

Large and simple to use, it has a 300ml water tank, 7 different LED light colors, multiple mist diffuse modes, as well as a safety auto-switch that prevents it from overheating in case it runs out of water. So, the decision won’t burn when empty.  

Another function is working as a humidifier improving the home’s air and atmosphere quality especially during winter, when the air is drier and we constantly use the heater. That is a useful gift for everyone, regardless of age and taste. 

Pros
  • Multifunctional. 
  • Multiple mist diffuse modes. 
  • Safety auto-switch. 
Cons
  • Hard to take the lid off. 

8 Inch White Marble Ceramic Flower Vase

Chic and simple, with marble patterns, this ceramic flower vase has a beautiful and modern design to present people who like to decorate their space with charming items. 

The vase is fitted with bottom protectors, which prevents scratches and keeps it nice-looking longer. Still, like any other ceramic, this one is not 100% protected from breaking or falling, so you’d still need to take the basic care required for any vase.

Although beautiful enough on its own, you can use the vase to gift someone with natural flowers (that is our extra tip!)

Chances are high your friend will love the efforts and attention you’ve added to the gift. Although affordable, this is product feels sophisticated and has a 60-day warranty for defects, accidental damages, and dissatisfaction. 

Pros
  • Affordable.
  • Classy.
Cons
  • Heavy.

Best gifts for barbecue lovers

Hamilton-Beach 25361C Grill (Indoor Flavor & Searing Grill)

Affordable and good-sized to have at home or apartment, especially for those who love to enjoy a barbecue time with the family, this complete electric barbecue set is the perfect match. Convenient, it comes with more than 30 barbecue tools and is considered the most complete grill accessories set on the market, including anything most people would need for a barbecue.     

Besides being BBA Free, rust-proof, and dishwasher safe, it comes with long-handled grill tongs, spatula, fork, scissor tongs, meat knife, 2 basting brushes, 2 grill cleaning brushes, meat injector, meat thermometer, pepper & saltshakers, 8 corn holders, 6 skewers, grill glove, carry bag, small knife, and fork, 2 grill mats, kitchen shears. Yes, even pepper and salt. As you can see, this is for sure a convenient gift ready to be used.   

Durable and safe to cook, this grill also comes with different types of brushes for cleaning all kinds of grill after they cooled down. And to avoid burnt food, it has a digital meat thermometer which can prevent over-cooking everything inside.

If your dad, mom, sibling or friend loves barbecues and doesn’t have a good grill yet, this could be the perfect fit. 

Pros
  • More than 30 tools.
  • BPA Free.
  • Dishwasher safe/easy to clean.
Cons
  • Difficult to clean.  

BBQ Grill Accessories Tools Set

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone who has everything and is a barbecue lover, here’s a nice choice. Complete, the set has 34 barbecue tools from scissors to basting brushes (2), also including a spatula, fork, meat knife, 2 grill cleaning brushes, meat injector, meat thermometer, pepper & saltshakers, 8 corn holders, 6 skewers, grill glove, carry bag, small knife, and fork, 2 grill mats, kitchen shears. Yes, I told you, it’s a full kit! 

According to the manufacturer, all the accessories are made from premium food-grade stainless steel, which is BPA FREE, rustproof, and dishwasher safe. And to improve even more the cleanup time, the set contains two different types of BBQ brushes designed for cleaning all kinds of grills after they cool down. 

The set also comes with a digital meat thermometer that can prevent over-cooking and provides flexibility when it comes to taste and doneness for a large group. The kit also has 2 grill mats that offer an individual way to cook delicate meats like fish. 

Pros
  • 34 tools. 
  • BPA Free. 
  • Rustproof. 
  • Dishwasher safe. 
Cons
  • Some items are too short.

Best gifts for music lovers

JBL Flip 4 Portable Waterproof

Powerful, the JBL Flip 4 connects up to two smartphones or tablets to the speaker, and its battery supports up to 12 hours without recharging.

If the person you will gift loves to listen to music everywhere, this speaker is a useful option to have background music, for small parties, or even listening to podcasts with a higher quality device.

Waterproof, this is also a viable purchase for those who like to listen to music outdoors, like at the beach or pool, without worrying about rain or spills. It’s even possible to submerge the Flip 4 in water.

One of the nicest things about this speaker is that it lets you connect to up to 100 other JBL speakers simultaneously, so you can amplify the sound and throw a party for a large group.

Pros
  • Waterproof.
  • Durable.
  • Good battery life.
Cons
  • None.

JBL Tune 700BT Wireless Bluetooth

The JBL Tune 700BT is a lightweight and powerful yet affordable wireless headphone

In addition to providing up to 27 hours of battery life, it also has the JBL Pure Bass Sound, which makes the music you’re listening to more immersive.

This pair of headphones can be used anywhere, from home to outdoor exercises, or even at the office, since it allows you to take calls and manage sound hands-free thanks to the convenient buttons on the earcup that also activate voice assistants for on-the-go help.   

Another high-tech and useful feature is that the JBL Tune allows connection with two Bluetooth (700BT) devices simultaneously – a multipoint connection that ensures you won’t miss any calls on your phone while streaming videos on your tablet, for example.  

Pros
  • Bluetooth.
  • Lightweight.
  • 27 hours of battery life.
Cons
  • Not noise-cancelling.

1 BY ONE Record Player with 36 Watt Bookshelf Speakers

Vintage and contemporary at the same time, this record player is built from wood and metal materials with a unique sense of layering, bringing charm and sophistication to any room. Besides its classic look, this record player has a range of tech features, including a wireless system ready to play music from all your devices like iPhone and Android smartphones, tablets, computers, or even via the USB port.

Providing a rich sound, the Audio-Technica Moving Magnet-type cartridge and stylus produce rich, warm audio and outstanding sound clarity.

Pros
  • Rich sound.
  • Wireless.
Cons
  • Pricier than many popular record players.

Best gifts for camping lovers

SWTMERRY Sleeping Bag 3 Seasons

Resistant, comfortable and waterproof, this sleeping bag is available in six different colours, which makes it quite versatile. 

If you know someone who likes outdoor activities even during winter, this could be the perfect gift. This sleeping bag can keep your body warm even in extreme conditions up to -25℃, but it also works in positive temperatures, like 17 or 24 degrees.  

Compact and lightweight to carry for long walks or hiking, this product was designed for outdoor adventures.

Each sleeping bag comes with a travel-friendly carrying bag, and a compression sack with straps, which makes it quite convenient to store and carry the sleeping bag along.   

Pros
  • Waterproof.
  • Weather-resistant.
  • Lightweight.
Cons
  • Not very durable, according to some reviewers on Amazon.

Coleman 2000015167 Camping Coffeemaker

Can you imagine seeing the sunrise while camping? For coffee lovers who like to go camping, that is for sure the perfect purchase, since it combines two great things into a single experience. 

The Coleman coffee maker, ideal for camping, has a steel base that fits over most camp stove burners. Once it starts to boil, the water will move through the filter and brew itself into the glass decanter. 

If you need your daily coffee fix, this will be super useful when you don’t have any coffee shops around.

 

Pros
  • Affordable.
  • Convenient.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • The coffee doesn’t stay very hot for too long.  

LE Outdoor LED Camping Lantern

More than just improving everyone’s comfort while camping, this LED lantern is also a safe option to have when is already dark. A good choice for camping fans, this LED lantern is up to 1000lm, providing enough brightness, also being adjustable with 4 modes: 700lm (daylight white), 300lm (warm white), 1000lm (daylight white) to 1000lm (flash mode).   

Since it’s almost impossible to predict weather conditions, this camping lantern is water-resistant, which is a great differential. This means there’s no problem if you’re camping by the water or if it’s a rainy day.

The lamp uses 3 x 1.5V D batteries (not included) as a power supply, which enables anyone to carry the camping lantern everywhere, from indoor to outdoor spaces, or even for a walk at night. 

Pros
  • Lightweight. 
  • 4 light modes. 
  • Water-resistant.  
Cons
  • These lights only are not ideal for a large group. 

Core 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent

Well sized for up to nine people, this high-quality tent is the perfect match for those who like to go camping with friends, family, and want to stay comfortable everywhere with enough space to rest.  

Durable, the tent has 68D Polyester (600mm hydrostatic rating) and its advanced vents draw cool air in from adjustable air intake vents on the ground and allow hot air to escape through a large mesh ceiling. A trusted option for hot summers, as well as unstable weather.

People who went camping with this tent, both on the beginner and pro levels, have mentioned that this is an easy tent to set up, so it’s possible to save an important time to enjoy the trip without any concerns.  

Pros
  • Large (it fits up to 9 people.)
  • Durable. 
Cons
  • A pricey Christmas present.
  • Heavy for hiking.

Best gifts for kids

Walkie Talkie for Kids

With three different colours to choose, that is a really nice and fun gift for kids 3-12 years old. This works as a great incentive for interaction and communication. My daughter is almost six and she loves her walkie-talkie. She uses it even during a walk with our dog. Besides the clear sound the adjustable volume, the walkie-talkie contains 22 main channels & 99 sub-channels, up to 2-mile wireless talkback. This means kids can even chat with their friends in the neighbourhood.   

Safe for any ages above 3, this product has quality certification (FCC CE RoHS), and is made of environmentally friendly materials (ABS), no BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings.

Lightweight enough to carry it with you everywhere, this also has an ergonomic design.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Clear sound.
Cons
  • Fragile.

Panspace Unicorn Bath Bombs

Kids love the bath time. They really enjoy this moment to have fun and play with water.

This bath bomb can provide even more fun as some of them come with a surprise jewel inside. This specific package is 2 in one, having not only 6 different bath bombs but also a bracelet, a necklace, earrings, and hair ties. Kids will love this jewelry bonus! 

Made with organic shea butter and essential oils, these bath bombs are guaranteed to relax kids 3-12, and the ingredients are safe for sensitive skin, according to the manufacturer. It contains no artificial flavours or colours.

With vibrant colours, surprise toys inside, and creating plenty of bubbles, this bath bomb kit still manages to have a wide variety of aromas: coconut, orange, lemon, green apple, lavender, and strawberry. This makes it a great Christmas gift choice, as well as a nice Birthday gift options for kids. 

 

Pros
  • Six different aromas.
  • Surprise inside.
  • Vibrant colours.
Cons
  • Not exactly a long-lasting gift.

Joyano Swing Car

The Joyano Swing Car is a fun toy for any small kid. Ideal for 3 year olds up to 50kg, this high-tech swing car can work as a useful gift that can be used for years ahead. Convenient, it requires no batteries or pedals, making the experience even easier.   

Comfortable, the car moves forward as the rider twists the butterfly steering wheel left and right to propel the car forward, using natural momentum. Since kids sometimes don’t have enough strength, it has smooth-riding and the steering wheel is super responsive, which makes the car suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.  

Safety, which is the first key feature for a product like this, seems to be a priority for the Joyano Swing Car, which has textured footrests that provide the rider with a firm grip to keep kids safe when they get their wiggle on.

Pros
  • Smooth ride.
Cons
  • Price above $100.

Fidget Toys Set (Fidget Pack Sensory Toys)

Kids can be more anxious than adults sometimes, especially after a global pandemic and so many restrictions. So, sensory toys can help them deal with this feeling, as they keep the brain focused and the hands busy.

This could be a good option even for adults struggling with anxiety.

The package includes Stress Relief Balls, Tracks, Chain Fidget Toy, Stretchy Strings, Pop Tubes Fidget Toy, Push Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory Toy, Squeeze Bean, Marble Mesh, Infinite Cube, Squeeze items, and one storage bag to keep all the toys, small enough to hold it in the palm of their hands.

Depending on the kids’ age, toys may fall with more or less frequency, but that is not a problem exactly, as this kit is supposed to be kid-proof and should be able to handle small accidents.

Pros
  • Both kids and adults will be entertained.
Cons
  • Some users didn’t find it very durable.

KidKraft 53185 Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen

That is a great gift for any kid. Almost all of them love to pretend they are cooking and like to spend time in the kitchen helping their parents make a meal. Large and complete, this incredibly realistic set has a dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator, 4 metal accessories (a pot, a pan, and two spatulas), and it collects hundreds of five-star ratings.  

The setup is not so simple, according to many customers, since the product comes with multiple pieces. But that’s also what makes this kitchen special and more realistic compared to the average kitchen for kids. It also comes with a removable sink for quick and easy cleaning. 

It’s possible to have two, three, or more kids playing at the same time with this gourmet toy.  

Pros
  • Realistic and complete.
  • Durable.
Cons
  • Difficult to set-up.

Crayola Kid’s Wooden Easel

This is a versatile gift for any girl or boy 3+, since it provides many tools; the board is pretty complete and includes a double-sided easel, paper roll, 3 paint pots, plastic clips, dual-sided dry erase, and chalkboard easel.  

To make the experience functional and fun, the large clips hold the paper in place while kids draw, colour, and create. As a gift, this is adaptable, useful, and creativity stimulating.

This is a wonderful choice if you want your kids to explore their artistic side as they play.

Pros
  • Versatile.
  • Two boards (chalk and whiteboard.)
Cons
  • It takes up some space, so it makes sense to consult with the kid’s parents first — if you’re not buying for your kid.

Bets gifts for teenagers

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

The FUJiFILM Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera has five different colours (red, purple, white, blue, and black), and is easy to use – you don’t need to adjust the exposure manually, for example. 

Perfect for selfies, this product comes with a built-in mirror next to the lens to frame the face in a better way. Easy to carry everywhere, the camera has a minimalist design and a compact size.  

This camera provides good quality pictures and is a good accessory for trips and special days with friends and family. It is difficult to find a place to print our photos these days, so we end up never doing that. The Instax Mini 11 solves that problem.

An instant camera will also protect you from losing your photos. I once lost many photos when my HD broke some years ago, and that has taught me to save photos in multiple devices.

With the FUJiFILM Instax Mini 7S Instant, you won’t have to worry about it, since you can take and save pictures instantly. 

Pros
  • Good quality photos.
  • Compact.
  • Easy to use.
  • Selfie mode.
Cons
  • Some users complained about photos coming out in shades of yellow, or even completely black. We see that as a normal thing for an instant camera, but it may indicate a problem if that happens with every film pack.

BONAOK Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke

Versatile, the BONAOK microphone can also be used as a speaker and a recorder, with 48 colorful LED lights flicking in sync with the rhythm. That is a great option if the person you will gift loves to listen to music or sing with friends.  

With Bluetooth connectivity, the BONAOK is also lightweight and can be carried to any place when recharged. Speaking of battery life, this microphone has a 2600 mAh rechargeable multi-protect lithium battery (18650), which ensures a longer singing session. 

With five different colours, (black, grey, pink, golden), the microphone has a humanized design and adopts high technology with a three-layer filter net to reduce the noise. 

Pros
  • Four colours available.
  • It allows you to record.
Cons
  • The volume isn’t high, according to some reviewers.

Best grandpa and grandma gifts

Grandma and Grandpa Coffee Mugs

Not only a Christmas gift option, this is a useful present for your grandparents’ anniversary, grandparents day or any other special day that it would make sense to gift both of them at the same time.

This is beautiful way of making them feel special and loved while enjoy their morning drink. This gift will probably be used in daily life and won’t be forgotten inside the closet – which is a real concern if you like to buy people convenient gifts. 

Both mugs are dishwasher safe and have a capacity of up to 380ml. They also have been designed ergonomically, which makes it comfortable and properly sized for a good grip. 

Pros
  • Affordable.
  • A 2-in-1 gift.
Cons
  • Only one size available.

My Favorite People Call Me Grandpa Shirt

This is one of the best Christmas gift ideas for your dad or grandpa. It can be a unique gift for someone who’s probably one of your favourite people in the world. 

We love this gift because it sweetly mixes a fun and a sentimental message, showing them how much you love them every time they find it in their closet. 

 From S to 5XL, this shirt is available in multiple sizes and colours (black, gray, navy, and blue) to best fit your grandpa. This shirt is also made of 100% cotton and is machine washable.  

Pros
  • Affordable.
  • Useful.
  • Sizes from S to 5xl.
Cons
  • Not all grandpas like shirts with messages.

Grandma Gift Blanket

If you look for a thoughtful gift, here’s the perfect fit. Inexpensive and unique, this blanket has 5 different colours (soft taupe, purple, red, coral blue, silver) and is an all-seasons usable gift option since is lightweight (‎726 g), and made of microfleece. If your mom or grandma is always feeling cold and likes to read a book, watch TV or sleep being covered, this could be the right purchase.

Convenient and durable (machine washable), the manufacturer uses an advanced dye process that fully blends the colours with individual fibers to avoid design transfers and ensure a high definition that won’t fade or bleed, which is a real concern when buying someone a gift.    

 

Pros
  • Machine washable.
Cons
  • Not ideal if your mom already has a lot of stuff.

Best gifts for bag lovers

Classy 15.6 inch Laptop Bag

Chic, this is a beautiful and useful bag for daily work. Durable, it’s made of prime leather and polyester lining, also offering water-repellent, and scratch resistant. On rainy days, your partner or friend won’t need to worry about damaging what’s inside the bag. With three different solid colours, such as blue, grey, and black, this is a versatile and an easy accessory to match with clothes. 

Convenient, this classy product has an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, which makes it a multi-purpose laptop bag. The person can use it as a tote bag from school to the office, making a perfect gift choice for many situations and types of people. 

 

Pros
  • Adjustable and detachable shoulder straps.
Cons
  • Some users mentioned the zippers are fragile.

MUIFA Multi-Function Diaper Bag

Versatile and classic, this diaper bag doesn’t look like one, which is good if you’re not looking for the obvious diaper bag. Available in four different colours, it can be a good gift option for both moms and dads. 

The MUIFA diaper bag also has a large capacity, allowing the person to carry a milk bottle, water bottle, clothes, diapers, a towel, and more while having separate pockets. For any mom or dad, it’s crucial to go outside confident that you’re carrying all you need for your baby. And it doesn’t hurt that this diaper bag is super fashionable and suitable for any occasion: trips, restaurants, and shopping malls.  

Pros
  • Practical.
Cons
  • Zippers are hard to open.

AmazonBasics 17.3-Inch HP Laptop Case Bag

Lightweight, slim, compact, and practical. This case carries laptops up to 17.3-inches. Adjustable to multiple needs, this bag has shoulder straps, so it can be handled or carried in both ways. 

Besides a laptop, the case has storage pockets for a portable mouse, phone, cables, cellphone, pens, and enough space to a add wallet, car keys, and personal stuff to be transported with more protection.

Inexpensive, the product has more than 4.5 stars on Amazon.ca and around 70 thousand reviews.

Pros
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
Cons
  • Tight.

Best Christmas gifts under $50

Digital Luggage Scale

Compact and lightweight, this up to 110lb weight capacity luggage scale is an ideal gift for anyone who travels all the time and is not willing to pay unexpected overweight bag fees, or that inconvenient situation at the airport when we need to switch items between luggage. 

Affordable, this portable scale is easy to store and simple to use. The person just needs to push a button to switch measurement units between g, oz, kg, lbs. After that, push button under load to use tare, and again to reset the scale back to zero.  

Large, the digital screen is convenient to read the numbers from a distance. To check the battery life, its built-in battery and overload indicator alert you when the battery is low or your bag is over the maximum weight limit. 

Pros
  • Up to 110 lbs. 
  • Large digital screen. 
  • Simple operation. 
Cons
  • The battery does not last long. 

COCHOA Men’s Real Leather wallet

Useful, classy and neutral, this is a really nice Christmas idea for your boyfriend or friend. The price, less than $30 for a real Nappa leather and well-made wallet, is really good. The Nappa leather is conventional drum-dyed leather that is finished with natural pigments to attain a smooth and buttery touch. Able to appeal to most tastes, the Cochoa wallet has nine colour variations, from black to navy, and is approved by more than 80% on the Canadian Amazon website.   

With 2 ID windows (DL & Other ID Cards), the leather wallet allows for quick access when traveling or at the store. The 8 card slots and 2 more slots behind them make it easy to carry more than 10 important cards for daily needs, such as driver’s license, health care, and others. 

To avoid bad surprises, the wallet is equipped with advanced RFID SECURE, a unique metal engineered specifically to block 13.56 MHz or higher RFID signals and protect the valuable information stored on RFID chips from unauthorized scans and make them anti-theft. Amazing, huh? A high-tech and fashionable holiday gift.

Pros
  • Compact. 
  • Carries more than 10 cards. 
  • RFID SECURE technology.
Cons
  • Thin. 

UTO Large Leather Wallet

Available in more than 15 different colours and with different shapes or accessories, there’s probably a version of this wallet that will the taste of someone in your life. Depending on the model, prices can vary, but it’s usually around $29-$36.  

The large capacity allows you to carry 18 cards, and the wallet also includes 1 clear plastic photo ID or driver’s license slot, 1 pen loop, 2 gusseted pockets for things like a phone, cash, a checkbook, and a passport.  

Sometimes it’s hard to find a wallet with space for coins, but this UTO wallet created a zippered pocket specially for coins. The brand also designed an extra place for stickers/small note pages.   

Removable, the wristlet strap (6.29″(16cm)) is long and comfortable, which makes it convenient to carry everywhere as a small bag. This is definitely a useful trick for running errands, quick trips, or when you go shopping.

Pros
  • Large capacity.
  • More than 15 colours available.
  • Zippered pocket for coins.
Cons
  • Zipper not super strong.

Best Christmas gifts for readers

Fire HD 8 tablet

This Kindle Fire 8 has different colours (black, white, and a twilight blue teal shade) to fit any taste. Its 8-inch HD display makes it great for reading or watching other media with good resolution, and to avoid interrupting reading time too much, the battery lasts all day. Of course, depending on how much of a heavy user you are and how bright you keep your screen. 

The 32 GB or 64GB storage options are more than enough for any books and media you want to download to this Amazon tablet. It can even go up to 1TB with an additional microSD card.

30% faster than the previous models, the Fire 8 allows anyone to enjoy books, TV, movies, magazines without issues. 

Pros
  • Large storage.
  • Great even for non-readers.
Cons
  • A pricier Christmas gift.
  • Limited to the Amazon app store.

Our methodology

Our team spent over 25 hours researching the best Christmas gift ideas regardless of price for a range of needs, including babies, toddlers, grandparents, teenagers, and adults to help you find a useful gift. We only added to our list gift options with more than 4 stars on Amazon and other review platforms. 

Common questions about Christmas

Why do we celebrate Christmas?  

Celebrated on December 25th, Christmas is a traditional celebration in Western society due to Jesus’ date of birth. For Christians, this is considered an important date to celebrate his life, and everything he did. Over time, more elements were added to the holidays in popular culture, and this also turned into an opportunity to enjoy some time off with parents and special friends. It’s a Christian celebration well known across the world, and it’s often celebrated even by non-Christians. 

Why do we give gifts at Christmas?  

Every year, people give others gifts a sign of gratitude in Christianity for what God has done in their lives. However, in the popular culture sense, Christmas gifts are also a sign of gratitude and appreciation for someone in your life.  

What is the meaning of 12 Days of Christmas? 

According to Wikipedia, the Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. In some Western ecclesiastical traditions, “Christmas Day” is considered the “First Day of Christmas” and the Twelve Days are 25 December to 5 January, inclusive, with 6 January being a “thirteenth day” in some traditions and languages. 

What can be considered a good Christmas gift? 

Anything, really. For us, it’s usually a useful one. The person you will gift should not only like it, but also use the product or service. This is actually a nice way to make people remember about you in their day-to-day life. That is why considering someone’s lifestyle and routine before buying them a gift is so important. 

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Updated date

April 21st, 2022

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Bruna Drummond

Bruna Drummond is a writer and a PR expert. She is a mom and loves to write about anything related to housekeeping (cooking, cleaning, and decoration), but also technology, fitness, and animal stuff. When she's not working, she spends her time exploring the city, watching documentaries, or reading books based on true stories.
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