Gear and Gadgets

The 2022 Christmas Gift Guide

Oooh yeah! It’s that time again. The stores are setting up displays while tweets rain down on my feed with complaints of “it’s too early!” and “we haven’t even had Halloween yet.” Well, I love everything Holiday related and have waited long enough.

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So, unlike those recipe posts that make you read the blogger’s family relationship with a cookie, let’s get right to the good stuff.

The New Goodies – NEW Gifts for Christmas 2022

  • A Lectric eBike – The Lectric XP 2.0 is the brand’s flagship ebike: the ultimate next-level ride, engineered with award-winning features that make it the most popular single model on the market.
  • Some therapy sessions. Hear me out – this is probably worth discussing with the ‘gift’ recipient first rather than on Christmas morning with the family gathered around, but having some online therapy sessions with a group like Alli Therapy could mean the world to someone.

NEW from TekyGo!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, so you’d better make being indoors super fun. Thankfully, TekyGo! has the good stuff.

TekyGo! Junior Bouncer Bundle – $259

Plug, play, and bounce into a world of learning, activities, adventure and fun.

The TekyGo! Junior Bouncer Bundle is the most talked-about new children’s toy of 2022 and the fastest way to access the TekyGo! platform of learning and activity games. Designed for children ages 2-6, this bundle includes everything you need to get started with no additional accessories required.

The Junior Bouncer Bundle includes  everything you need to get started:

Keep an eye out for TekyGo! Black Friday Sale 20% off all products – Nov 18th until the 27th.

Gift Ideas for Grown Ups

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  • Apple Airtags – track everything! Super useful for keeping tabs on your kids, your pet, and your bike!
  • ANIÁN shirts – ANIÁN transforms post-consumer textiles into beautiful and functional garments that are built to last.
  • Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con™
  • Sleep mask – I have one of these and it’s super cool, never sweaty, doesn’t squash your eyes, and blocks the light!
  • Loba a stylish and smart pill and supplement organizer.
  • SENDESTAR Water Bottle 64oz (the big one!) Double Wall Vacuum Insulated, Leak Proof, Stainless Steel
  • Maple Leaf Wall Mounted Rustic Bottle Opener by SchneidersWoodworks on Etsy
  • Adjustable arm weights – Better Body
  • DadBod Apparel – hats and shirts for the Dad in your life
  • A Lectric eBike – The Lectric XP 2.0:
    • An 850W peak planetary geared motor achieves the perfect balance between torque and speed.
    • A unique combination of variable pedal assist and throttle delivers the speed and sustainability to own the road as either a Class 1, 2, or 3 ebike.*
    • All XP 2.0 eBikes are foldable to 37 x 18 x 28 inches, designed for compact travel.
    • Five levels of pedal-assist enhance the experience of riders of all capabilities.
    • Versatile throttle delivers pure power on demand; the flexibility of an on/off switch enables access to any trail, including controlled access to national parks.
    • Ultra-reliable gear selections provide seamless shifting, boosted by a 7-gear drivetrain.
    • Puncture-resistant fat tires, coupled with adjustable oil front fork suspension (40mm of travel), are designed to power through all types of terrain.

Why not add a large basket? From a cooler on a hot day to a pet carrier on a morning ride, the Large Basket is ideal for taking all of your favorite on-the-go items with you!

  • Steel encasing and hardware ensure extra stability.
  • Full compatibility with the Lectric standard and Premium Headlight.
  • Easy installation – basket is attached with just a few pieces of hardware, included in your purchase.

Gift Ideas for Moms / Sisters / People who need a nap

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  • Sleep mask – This is in the Dads’ list, but they’re good for anyone.
  • Satin pillowcases – Good for hair, apparently
  • A new water bottle – Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid
  • DETOX Home SPA Gift Set / Bath Soak Organic Skin Care by ELUCX on Etsy
  • New kitchen knives from House of Knives
  • Tickets to their favourite artist or band
  • A dinner reservation or date night – then make it special, book the time in your calendar
  • A reservation for a spa date with a close friend (not the family or kids!)
  • I asked some friends and the popular answer was “an uninterrupted nap”, but good luck getting away with giving that as a Christmas gift.

Locally Made (Canada)

Here are some of the best Made in Canada gifts that are always great to receive but support small businesses in our hometowns.

Gifts for Babies

Gift Ideas for Kids

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Decor gift ideas – via Etsy

Top Books for Gifts

While books are a highly personal choice and everyone has something different they want from a new book, these are a few of the books trending on TikTok (#BookTok), Amazon, GoodReads, and a few of my own personal favourites.

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Kids Books

Books for Teens

Books for Adults

Gifts for Nature-Lovers and Outdoorsy People

For those of us who would rather be outside than bundled up indoors, these are the coolest gifts to encourage their insanity passion.

  • More to come…

5 Comments

  1. Chad

    September 28, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Damn that’s a comprehensive list. And some really cool ideas.

    I know I’m going to have to buy Goldeneye for the nostalgia but I’m almost afraid to find out how bad that game really was by today’s standards.

    An extra idea for the kids. Our three boys are absolutely loving Magformers for building. They are actually pretty neat, I don’t mind breaking those out as well.

    1. jamesrcsmith

      September 28, 2022 at 10:57 am

      I’m excited about the Goldeneye game coming out. Hopefully they’ve improved the graphics a little, though at the time we loved it.

  2. Ladena

    September 28, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Great list! I think Apple AirTags will be a great gift this year. Thanks for compiling this. So many ideas here!

    1. jamesrcsmith

      October 3, 2022 at 10:50 am

      You got it! I love having the peace of mind that comes with being able to find my stuff (and cat)

  3. Ladena

    November 14, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    What a great gift guide! That fold up bike is awesome and I totally agree, Anian shirts are the most amazing present!

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