You guys know how much I adore my tech. It helps streamline schedules, keeps us entertained and gives us the ability to create. This year, having to stay distanced over the holidays means a bit of a shift towards items that are 100% dependable in order to keep us seamlessly connected.
- Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max offers 5G, the A14 bionic chip, and the dazzling Pacific Blue colour. It’s faster, shatter-proof, and the camera revolutionary. Night mode, capturing 27% more light, works on both the wide-angle camera as well as the ultra-wide lens and front camera. From $1549 Apple
- The Wacom Intuos input tablet lets students collaborate without having to breathe on each other or share a pencil. They are also great if you have an old iPad without a stylus or Applepencil. $104 Wacom.
- Click and Grow Indoor garden with basil. Great for avoiding grocery lines! On sale $100 Best Buy.
- Nonoleaf light panels add style to the most boring rooms. There are 9 LED panels you can adhere to the wall. Teens adore these! On sale $200 Best Buy
- Centaur Smart Chess Set. If you are geeking out as much as I am over the Queen’s Gambit, this is the thing. You can play against yourself! $370 MoMa Design Store
- The new AirPods Max are great for people like me, who have weirdly-shaped ears. The mesh on the ears is said to be fully breathable and pillowy. Sound quality A+, and playback without distortion – perfect for my opera binges. And they come in blue, too. $779 Apple.
- Tile Slim. This allows you to keep track of just about anything. For when we are some day allowed to leave the house again. $40 Canadian Tire
- WORX Robotic lawn mower. Now we are talking. Controlled by wifi and an app, it even works on steep hills! $1700 Canadian Tire
- We’re all on Zoom all the time, and most of us don’t look the greatest. Up your holiday video dinner game with this Westcott ring light. $280 Henry’s Camera Store
- Fujifilm Instax Mini smartphone printer. It’s a fun, compact, interactive wireless printer that lets users print photos instantly on Instax mini film, from any smartphone or tablet. With motion sensor, the printer is intuitive and seamlessly connects with the app through Bluetooth.$129 Staples
For more gift ideas, check out our Canadian guides here, here and here! We also have over 200 ideas in the 2019 and 2018 Holiday Gift Guides. Happy Shopping!