The products on this page were selected by our team of experts, producers, and editors - and we truly love them all. Purchases you make through these links may earn us a commission.
Surprise—it's Day 3 of our 10 Days of Giveaways! To celebrate, style expert Meredith Shaw and chef Rodney Bowers shared their top gift ideas to shop for everyone on your list this season. This list includes everything from cutting boards and soy candles to Via Rail gift cards and cookware.
This deluxe pressure cooker doubles as an air fryer, but it also has 12 functions including steam, slow cook, sear, bake, broil, and beyond. Pressure cooking lets you cook up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods and make dinner in an instant. Air fry to make guilt-free fried food with up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods, making it a gift you can feel good about giving.
SHOP: Ninja Food Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer; $289.99 at Amazon
Premium performance and lifestyle apparel brand, Athleta, is now in Canada! They launched two stores in Canada—one in Vancouver, the other in Toronto—and they are available across the country online. Designed by women, for women, Athleta is a perfect gift for the active, healthy, and confident woman in your life! They offer inclusive sizing from XXS-3X in more than 500 styles. Plus, they are sustainable too, with a B Corp certification since 2008, and over 70% of their products are made from sustainable materials.
SHOP: Athleta gift card; $100
These innovative freezer containers easily portion and store your favourite foods. They come in many varieties, including burgers, meatballs, cookies, and now soup too! These containers are designed to take up minimal freezer space and stack nicely to keep your freezer organized.
SHOP: Shape+ Store Freezer Containers; 19.99 at Amazon
MIFA is a 100% natural body care brand of aromatherapeutic and affordable luxury products for bath, body, and home. The brand is based in Vancouver, B.C., and was created by best friends and moms who understand the importance of self-care. All products are vegan and have zero synthetics.
SHOP: MIFA gift card, $100
This innovative and compact hydroponic indoor smart garden allows you to grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables in your house, year-round. Drop the pre-seeded pods in the planting holes and watch your plant grow. The automatic lighting system guarantees to sprout and it grows 50% faster than a soil plant. It can even be used as a mini nursery—just transplant the plants with developed roots to pots or in your outdoor garden when spring arrives.
SHOP: The Jardin Smart Garden; 128.70 at Amazon
There's something for every pet in Petsmart's latest holiday collection, including embellished holiday sweaters and festive accessories to make their personalities shine. They recently added to their product offerings with Canada Pooch, a brand dedicated to stylish yet functional dog apparel. Plus, with every purchase of a Chance and Friend's plush toy, you can help support programs and thought leadership that brings people and pets together. With every purchase through September 2022, Petsmart will donate $1 off the sale of this item to Petsmart charities.
SHOP: Petsmart Canada gift card, $100
Profboard cutting boards are used by professional chefs and food enthusiasts worldwide, so you know you're in good hands in the kitchen with them. They feature replaceable cutting surface sheets, available in various sizes and colours for food safety requirements. The "click system" design allows you to replace the cutting surface by pulling away from a top layer sheet and clicking a new one back into place. This not only ensures optimal hygiene but also preserves the life of your cutting board. Instead of replacing an entire cutting board, the sheets can be used on both sides, then replaced, saving you money. The sheets are made of high-quality polypropylene which is food approved and can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
SHOP: Profboard Private-Series Cutting Board; $110
These candles have an extra decorative touch with crystals! They are available in a variety of curated scents including their PEACE candle with jasmine, amber, and vanilla and their MERRY candle with cinnamon, sugarcane, and champagne. All of their candles are hand-poured in Toronto, and they have partnered with local organizations to help with animal welfare, homeless youth, mental health, and LGBTQ equality.
SHOP: Large 3-wick Soy Candles; $90 at Francis & Meyer Candle Co.
The HelloFresh holiday box is here! Make your holiday dinner fuss-free with everything you need to cook up a delicious and memorable festive feast this year. Every box feeds six to 10 people and includes a detailed recipe booklet with the timeline. You can choose from a classic box featuring turkey or a gourmet box featuring salmon. Both options come with crowd-pleasing sides and a delightful dessert. Be sure to order before December 15th to ensure you get it before the holidays.
SHOP: Week of meals; $79 at HelloFresh
The Bay has you covered for all your cozy holiday gifting needs this season. Their luxe striped throw blanket is known around the world and makes for the perfect gift for the cozy homebody in your life!
SHOP: HBC Stripes Wool-Blend Throw; $149 at The Bay
Give the gift of chocolate bliss this holiday season with Lindt! Explore the new beautifully pre-wrapped Lindor gift box collection, or choose from a selection of seasonal or classic flavours including milk, dark or white chocolate truffles, bars, pralines, and more. Chocolate makes any moment, big or small, even better. You can find the full holiday chocolate collection at a Lindt chocolate shop near you, or order online.
SHOP: Lindt gift card, $100
Give the gift of travel! Enjoy stunning scenery, exceptional service, and the relaxing ambiance of train travel. Whether you're meeting up with friends and family, or just enjoying a weekend getaway, they'll get you there and make sure you see the people and places you've been longing to see. Starting in 2022, Via Rail will welcome passengers on the first of 32 trains on the new Quebec City-Windsor corridor fleet. Via Rail offers long destination routes including the great wester way connecting Toronto-Vancouver and also the maritime way from Montreal to Halifax.
SHOP: Via Rail Gift Card, $250