Each year we bring you great gift ideas from Staples Canada and this year we are back at it. Staples has such a wide array of products and not only can you pick up for your family and friends, they also have a stellar home gift selection.
Great Gift Ideas from Staples Canada
I think most of us know that Staples Canada offers so much more than office staples but did you know the actual variety they have in stores? Read on to find something for the special people on your list.
Top Tech Gifts for Him & Her
Plug ‘n’ play streaming devices like the Google Chromecast Ultra ($70.99) is a great way to bring what is on your phone or tablets screen onto the TV. All it takes is an HDMI port on your TV to stream up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality over a Wi-Fi Network.
Microsofts Surface Pro ($1299) goes seamlessly between a tablet, laptop and on the go studio. We got to play with this amazing piece of tech a few times this year and it’s high-resolution PixelSense Display and the stunning screen will have you trying to figure out what it can’t do.
If you want to give the gift of experiences a virtual reality product like HTC’s Vive Virtual Reality System ($799)will let the person wearing it does everything from travel the world to take a close look inside the human body while studying anatomy.
Gifts for Home
If you have a home where there is a lot of traffic in the front door–babysitter, kids, wife who always loses her keys (that’s me) an August Lock ($299) auto locks behind you and unlocks as you approach. You can create virtual keys (and revoke them) to the kids, sitters, and anyone else who needs access to your home when you are not there.
It’s next level security although a NETGEAR Arlo Pro security system ($329.88) sends notifications right to your smartphone complete with a video that is stored in a cloud.
Google Home ($99) and Amazon Echo (Presale Now-Released Dec 5 $99) are the newest in getting a connected home. Both are not only speakers but also hear voice commands. You can tell them to play some music while you’re cleaning the home or dimming the lights once you are finally ready to call it quits for the night.
All mint everything. The Sencor lineup of products brings a modern (but retro) feel to your kitchen. You can choose from a toaster, stand mixer, kettle, digital scale or stick blender. No one is stopping you from splurging on them all either 🙂
Gifts for Kids & Teens
STEM toys are the hottest things on the market and favoured by parents, educators and the government alike. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and it promotes creativity, logic, and teamwork all while developing open-ended skills.
Even toddlers as young as 18 months old can start their STEM education with the Guidecraft Grippies Builders ($55.66) which are open-ended magnetic toys that allow endless combinations of creativity.
My husband and 9-year-old are currently obsessed with the Star Wars Battling Quadcopter Drones ($149.99) and I think we may need to get either my husband or son their own because they suck at sharing them and want to battle it out.
If you have a kid who has a phone you may want to invest in either a Morphie Juice Pack Wireless Charging Cell Phone Case or Hbutler Mighty Purse Wristlet Portable Battery Charger. Selfies and social media can really drain their batteries, make sure they don’t have an excuse to not pick up your phone calls.
I just found out that the HP Sprocket 2-in-1 ($219.99) exists and it is going under the tree for my daughter. She was asking for the original HP Sprocket but she is SANS cell phone at only 8-years-old, the 2-in-1 will make sure we are both happy 🙂
Stocking Stuffers, Teacher Gifts, & Gifts for Your Secret Santa
We are HUGE fans of the Me to We brand that allows you to not only gift an item but also help a child in need as well. A Me to We Rafiki Friend Chain is something my daughter loves to gift to friends.
A Staples Gift Card. Sometimes the best gift of all is the gift that can be chosen by the receiver. A teacher will most likely put the gift card purchase back into your child’s classroom so it’s a win-win. My own kids like getting gift cards so that they can put them towards the purchase of something big (or something we won’t buy them).
One can never have too many notebooks. They can be for lists, writing down goals and dreams or lesson plans and the Hilroy Fashion Notebooks can be appreciated long after they are gifted.
Staples Canada on Social + $100 Gift Card Giveaway
Make sure you check out all of Staples Canada’s holiday deals online. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop year round as they always have great sales you won’t want to miss.
Staples Canada has generously offered one of my readers a $100 Gift Card to help them #ThinkStaples for those on their holiday list. The contest is open to Canadians and will run to 12/15. Good Luck!