25 Unique Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family
Not sure what to get this year? Each one of these gifts, from cool clothes, to handy kitchenware and high-tech gadgets, offers something truly unique and memorable.
1. The Old Navy Ice Scraper Glover
Keep hands toasty during window-clearing duty with the Old Navy Ice Scraper Glove.
$10 at Old Navy
2. Umbra Bento Cut & Prep Set
Fitted with five measuring cups and a bamboo cutting board/lid, the Umbra Bento Cut & Prep Set makes meal planning-and cleanup-a snap.
3. The Evernote Smart Notebook
Analog diehards have it both ways with the Evernote Smart Notebook. Upload notes to a smartphone with a snap of the corresponding app’s Page Camera feature.
4. Damn Heels Damn Glorious Flats
Comfortably chic Damn Heels Damn Glamorous Flats roll into a cute tote for shoe swaps on the go.
5. Emjoi Micro-Pedi
Slough off winter-worn skin with the battery-powered Emjoi Micro-Pedi.
6. Click and Grow Starter Kit
The Click & Grow Starter Kit gives hope to black thumbs with software that measures precise doses of water and fertilizer.
7. Emu Australia Little Creatures
Keep tiny toes cozy in Emu Australia Little Creatures sheepskin boots.
8. T3’s Source Showerhead
T3’s Source Showerhead Filter removes up to 97 per cent of chlorine for shinier hair and softer skin.
9. PopMat Paper Placemats
Take dinner into the third dimension with recycled PopMat Paper Placemats.
10. Sony HD Action Cam
Catch all the holiday action with the waterproof, wearable Sony HD Action Cam that’s wi-fi enabled for quick and easy sharing.
11. L.L. Bean Snowman Family Gift
Deck Frosty (and friends) out in wooden glasses, antlers, carrots and buttons with the L.L. Bean Snowman Family Kit.
12. Monopoly zAPPed
The tablet-enabled Monopoly zAPPed board takes players online to get out of jail free, avoid a fine, buy property and exalt the free-market economy.
13. Everest Explorer Vest by Canada Post
You call that a blizzard? Fido’s ready for anything with the water-resistant, fleece-lined Everest Explorer Vest by Canada Pooch.
14. Kenyan Elephant Bookends
Kenyan Elephant Bookends are hand-carved from soapstone at the Undugu Society of Kenya, which provides skills training and affordable shelter to its artisans.
$80 at tenthousandvillages.ca
15. Toms Men’s Holiday Classics
When you purchase a pair of TOMS Men’s Holiday Classics, the company will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.
16. Dermalogica Bullets to Bracelets
Dermalogica Bullets to Bracelets transforms old casings into emblems of empowerment, with proceeds benefitting the joinFITE initiative supporting female entrepreneurs around the world.
17. Blue Mai Rice Bowl Candles
Mai Handicrafts, a group dedicated to helping street youth and single mothers in Vietnam, makes Blue Mai Rice Bowl Candles using fair-trade ceramics.
18. Oxfam Vegetable Garden
A Vegetable Garden from Oxfam Unwrapped provides members of poor communities in South Africa with the means to grow a sustainable source of income and food.
19. Davids Tea’s Tea for the Tree
DavidsTea Tea for the Tree ornaments come pre-filled with seasonal loose-leafs.
20. Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain UV Face Protector SPF 50
Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain UV Face Protector SPF 50 has you covered on the slopes or the street.
21. Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows in PeppiMint
Hot cocoa gets a holiday twist with Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows in Peppi-ment.
22. Stelton for EQ3 My Water Bottle
A twist of its removable top takes the Stelton for EQ3 My Water Bottle from travel container to drinking glass.
23. PetHoliday by Top Paw Reindeer Outfit
On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Pooch with this PetHoliday by Top Paw Reindeer Outfit.
$19 at petsmart.ca
24. Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collection
Chip-resistant Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collection in “What Film Noir You In?” features an eco-friendly formula for guilt-free glam.
$24 at sephora.com
25. PEZ Marvel Universe
Kids, comic-book collectors and Avengers newbies will flip for PEZ Marvel Universe candy dispensers.