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The essential gift guide for the tech-loving family

Need to buy a gadget for your tech-loving kid but not so “techy” yourself? Not to worry, Marilyn’s tech expert Amber MacArthur has curated a list of gadgets and gizmos to make your holiday shopping experience a little bit easier.

Click here to enter for your chance to win a large selection of the items featured on our show.

 

STREAM WITH GOOGLE…

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The Google Chromecast Ultra is perfect for anyone who loves all things streaming. With this premium streaming device, you’ll be giving the gift of TV shows, movies, video, songs, games, sports and more from over 1,000 apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and HBO NOW in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Even better—they can use their smartphone as the remote!

Google Chromecast Ultra, $90 at the Google Store and Best Buy.

 

…AND GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO WATCH!

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Live vicariously through TV shows with CraveTV, Canada's premium streaming service. Crave will take your TV lover on endless adventures (over 10,000 hours of adventure, to be exact). This holiday season, CraveTV is offering the gift of 3, 6, or 12 month subscription options!

Crave TV, $7.99/month at Crave TV.

 

BECOME A MASTERMIND GIFT GIVER

Moonlite Gift Pack

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Invented by Toronto mother and former Google veteran, the Moonlight Gift Pack turns your cellphone into a children’s storybook projector! Turn off the lights, get interactive and share your bedtime story in a new way.

Mastermind Moonlite Gift Pack, $49.99 at Mastermind Toys.

Etch-A-Sketch Freestyle

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Give your child a gift from the past—with a twist! Mastermind’s Etch-A-Sketh Freestyle is a new and improved version of the classic Etch-A-Sketch that you used as a child. It’s lighter, sleeker, way more colourful and allows your young artist to alternate between thick and thin lines and double-sided stampers.

Mastermind Etch-A-Sketch Freestyle, $39.99 at Mastermind Toys.

Zing Thumb Chucks Metal Series

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Learn new techniques and tons of tricks with these conjoined Metalchuckz. Composed of two balls connected by a special belt, this toy offers an addictive workout for the brain and fingers. Plus there’s bunch of tutorials on the mobile app.

Mastermind Zing Thumb Chucks Metal Series, $11.99 at Mastermind Toys.

 

AFFIRMATIONS…BUT NOT THE TYPICAL KIND

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Instill self-worth into the next generation with affirmations of greatness—it’s a gift that last forever! This holiday season, Love Powered Co. wants to give the gift of mindfulness, love and connection. Their “I AM” affirmation cards strive to create a positive routine between child and parent.

Love Powered Co. Not Your Typical Affirmation Cards….We Go Deeper. 22 Powers to Affirm the Greatness Within Your Littles (and you!), $39.99 at Love Powered Co.

 

MERGE THE PHYSICAL AND THE DIGITAL WORLDS

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Push your child’s imagination with virtual reality—it’s a toy of the future! The Merge Cube is a holographic gadget that you can hold in your hand. Pair it with Merge AR/VR goggles and immerse yourself fully into the future of play.

Merge Cube, $29.99 at Walmart.

Merge Goggles, $79.99 at Walmart.

GET YOUR PRESCHOOLERS A MOVI-ING

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It’s never too late to get your preschooler following directions and thinking critically. With 3 game modes and 6 games to choose from, Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi encourages toddlers to get their minds and bodies moving.

Fisher-Price® Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi™, $69.99 at Toys “R” Us.

 

GET IN ON THE CURL SECRET

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What’s the secret to choosing a curling iron and straightener? Metá e Metá (Half & Half)™ Curl Secret™ from Infiniti Pro by Conair! With this innovative product, you don’t have to decide on which one to spend your money on. The curling chamber creates soft loose waves  and the straightening plates create silky straight hair!

Conair Metá e Metá (Half & Half)™ Curl Secret™ from Infiniti Pro, $149.99 at Conair.

 

PROTECT YOUR SMARTPHONE

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Give someone some piece of mind a Catalyst phone case, designed specifically designed for Apple products. These cases are drop proof and come with a grippy rubber bumper and lanyard attachment.

Catalyst iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus Cases, $59.99 at Catalyst.

 

SNORING BE GONE!

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Nightingale is an advanced smart sleep system that plugs into your bedroom wall to mask indoor and outdoor sounds. It covers up to 300 square feet!

Nightingale Sleep Solution, $179.99-$299.99 at Best Buy.

 

MAY THE DRONE BE WITH YOU

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The Collector’s Edition Star Wars Battle Drone comes in a lit wax sealed box that plays clips from the original John Williams soundtrack on opening. You can also play clips when flying and battling.

Collector’s Edition Star Wars Battle Drone by Propel, $199 at Propel.

 

AN ICY FAIRYTALE

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Why not commemorate the winter season by going to see your favourite Disney characters on ice with someone you love?

Disney on Ice, $15-$120 at Disney on Ice.

Thanks to Amazon for providing our exciting 10 Days of Giveaways mascots including the Polar Bear, Peguin, Classic Elves, and Funny Elves!

*NOTE: Unfortunately, Disney on Ice tickets will not be included in our online contest.

 

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