• By: OLM Staff

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual holiday gift guide is here! Whether you’re looking for a nice gift for a loved one or a last-minute gift for your boss, these affordable — but awesome! — gift ideas are guaranteed to please.

Triple Monitor Extender For Multitaskers

With Christmas only a week away, coming up with gift ideas can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially for that person who seemingly has everything.

If you have a multi-tasker in your life who spends hours in front of the computer, the Mobile Pixels TRIO laptop screen extender is the perfect gift they didn’t know they needed.

The impressive multi-monitor solution is compatible with macOS, Windows, Nintendo Switch, and Samsung DeX. And since it’s plug-and-play with a USB-C cable, it’s sure to be universally compatible with nearly all electronic devices.

Check it out at the Mobile Pixels website.

Seal Up Christmas Giving With The Space Saving New FoodSaver®

Why settle for ordinary gifts when you can give the gift of culinary innovation? The NEW FoodSaver VS1210 Space Saving Vacuum Sealer is the perfect present for those who appreciate the fusion of technology and gastronomy. Whether your loved ones are passionate home cooks, busy parents, or gadget enthusiasts, this kitchen essential is a thoughtful and practical gift that helps save time, money and food and keeps on giving, meal after delicious meal.

Reasons to love:

•  Saves Food – Keeps food fresh up to 5X longer than ordinary storage methods like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap and containers.

• Saves Money – The FoodSaver® system saves by buying in bulk, buying on sale and preventing waste.

• Saves Time – Makes entertaining a breeze, marinates in minutes instead of hours and perfect for cook ahead-batch cooking and meal planning.


Look for theNEW FoodSaver VS1210 Space Saving Vacuum Sealerat the following retailers: Amazon, BestBuy, Canadian Tire, Costco, HomeHardware, London Drugs, The Real Canadian Superstore, and Walmart.

For more info, visit www.foodsaver.ca

The Gift of Thrill — Monster Spectacular!

Monster Spectacular, the ultimate motorsports performance, is set to roar into Kanata once again this Spring on Saturday, May 25. Monster Spectacular never fails to electrify the crowd with stunts by some of the biggest and most impressive monster trucks, including Red Baron, World Champion Bounty Hunter, and the world’s best female driver, Dawn Creten, on Scarlet Bandit, Shark Bite, Black Stallion, and more.

Tickets to this electrifying spectacle make a wonderful gift for the holiday season and are available at https://www.ticketmaster.ca/monster-spectacular-tickets/artist/1179968.

Galerie au Chocolat: A decadent delight handcrafted in Canada since 1985

From stocking stuffers to hosting gifts, Galerie au Chocolat makes the perfect gift to show appreciation for your loved ones this holiday season. Since 1985, Galerie au Chocolat has produced decadent high-end chocolates, delighting the North American market with its exquisite creations. Located in Montreal, this artisanal chocolate company prides itself on creating products with simple and high-quality ingredients, setting itself apart by offering all-natural, non-GMO chocolates in a peanut-free, kosher facility. For vegan-friendly, delicious gifts, Galerie au Chocolat offers a list of luxurious dark chocolate options.

Galerie au Chocolat’s dedication to exceptional taste experiences is evident in its use of gourmet ingredients, such as double-roasted almonds, sun-bathed sea salt, and real maple syrup, combined with the highest-quality Belgian chocolate. Master chocolatiers infuse the ingredients with creativity and passion, upholding a standard of excellence.

Anything from a chocolate tray wrapped with a bow, chocolate snowmen, advent calendars, and signature gift boxes by Galerie au Chocolat make the perfect festive gesture for loved ones, colleagues, and more.

Galerie au Chocolat’s chocolates are available for purchase at Shoppers, Rexall, Metro, Whole Foods, and other independent healthy market/specialty food stores. Online orders can also be made on the Galerie au Chocolat website, galerieauchocolat.ca.

Beautiful Wall Calendars By Darlene Kulig

Darlene Kulig is a Canadian artist with a flair for capturing our native land in her colourful, semi-abstracted, spirited landscapes. Whether she is depicting time spent at a lakeside cottage, a hike through an Ontario woodland, the majesty of the mountains in the west, or the beauty of the red sand dunes in the east, her unique joyful style is dotted with her signature effervescent champagne bubbles.

The calendars make a great hostess gift and are perfect for teachers or anyone who loves art. They are $25 each and available at darlenekuligartist.ca, where you will find various other gift ideas, including puzzles and pillowcases.

OLG Lottery is the Gift of Exciting Possibilities

Giving is easy when you give the gift of an OLG lottery game. Available at more than 10,000 retailers across Ontario and at OLG.ca, there’s a holiday lottery gift option at every price point for every adult on your list!

Gift options include the new NEW MERRY MILLIONS*,  Lottery Gift Cards, the $100 ULTIMATE INSTANT, and the Holiday INSTANT $20 GIFT PACK, all priced from $5-$100!

As a reminder, all lottery products, including INSTANT tickets, are a form of gambling and are not suitable gifts for children and minors. If you decide to buy lottery gifts for friends and family, please ensure the recipients are at least 18 years of age and older. OLG promotes responsible gambling and is committed to helping players create and maintain smart play habits. PlaySmart, an award-winning program, supports all of OLG’s products and helps players enjoy games in a responsible way.

Broadway Across Canada Tickets Make A Great Gift!

This holiday season, stuff the stockings of your loved ones with tickets to Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. They also make a great gift for that someone on your list who is hard to buy for.

The winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Ain’t Too Proud tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.

The show is at the National Arts Centre from Tuesday, December 26, until Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Tickets start at $64.20 and can be purchased using this link.

Ready-To-Eat Healthy Meals

Give the gift of healthy eating. Patak’s ready-to-eat veggie curries make great stocking stuffers!

Chef Anjali Patak is the granddaughter of the founder of Patak’s, the leading brand of authentic and flavourful Indian food. Anjali Patak recently visited Canada to celebrate Diwali, one of the most important festivals in India. While visiting, she appeared on several top TV shows, including The Social to promote and talk about the importance of Diwali (November) and Holi (March) and its importance in Indian and South Asian culture.

She also spoke about how Indian food is an excellent bridge to eating more vegetarian dishes, including Patak’s ready-to-eat veggie curries inspired by the most popular Indian dishes. Patak’s ready-to-eat veggie curries are packed full of authentic flavour and wholesome ingredients. Just heat and serve for a quick dinner, easy lunch or delicious side dish.

Available at most major grocery stores, Patak’s popular curries are non-GMO and free from artificial colours and preservatives.

For more information, visit, pataks.ca

Mr. Coffee 4-In-1 Single-Serve Latte, Iced, And Hot Coffee Maker

The perfect gift for remote workers and coffee lovers!

Mr. Coffee’s convenient 4-in-1 functionality lets you brew, froth, and create coffeehouse-style lattes, cappuccinos, iced, and hot coffee drinks with one personal coffee maker.

The built-in integrated milk frother makes hot or cold foam for perfect coffeehouse-style lattes and cappuccinos any time of the year. No pods means you can choose your favourite coffee brand to create flavourful hot or iced coffee, lattes and cappuccinos in minutes. The built-in scoops and easy measuring system helps you brew the perfect amount of coffee and froth the right amount of milk for lattes, cappuccinos, and coffee. This versatile machine does it all!

Visit mrcoffee.com to purchase or for more product information.

Find Mr. Coffee on Instagram @mrcoffee and TikTok: @therealmrcoffee

WaterH Smart Waterbottle Tracks Your Hydration

Give the gift of hydration this holiday with WaterH Inc.’s smart water bottle that tracks water quality and consumption. The award-winning design not only looks good, but the built-in TDS sensor sends reminders via the Water App to ensure you consume enough water each day. Set up is super easy. Simply download the app, click to pair, tap the top of the WaterH bottle lid, and you are done.

Customize the frequency of reminder notifications, and never again question whether you have drank enough water in a day. Away from your phone? No problem; an LED light on the bottle ensures you get the notification to drink more water while the built-in TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) sensor meter scans your water quality. No more guessing about water quality based on taste or smell; you can drink with peace of mind knowing you’re hydrating quality water.

Visit waterh.com to unleash the power of hydration.

Unwrap Comfort This Holiday Season With The La-Z-Boy Scarlett Recliner!

This holiday season, elevate your comfort game with the La-Z-Boy Scarlett High-Leg Recliner. Whether treating yourself or surprising a loved one, this accent chair is the gift of relaxation, style, and making cherished memories. It’s not just a chair; it’s a statement piece, your personal oasis of comfort, here to make your holidays merrier than ever. The Scarlett is a great example of a new type of modern recliner. It’s coined a secret recliner, meaning no one could tell it was a recliner unless you sat on it. With its fresh, clean silhouette, the Scarlett chair gives you many possibilities to create the perfect room. Its versatile look features casually tapered arms and tall wooden legs. This chair will complement any room design and reflect your unique style by choosing your favourite colour from a vast selection of fabrics and leathers.

Engineered for relaxation, you’ll sink into the Scarlett’s plush cushions. Plus, by pushing back, you’ll enjoy two reclining positions to find your perfect angle for unwinding after a long day of holiday festivities.

Over 500 product reviews have rated the Scarlett 4.8 out of 5! Customers have put this chair to the test, and their verdict speaks volumes about its quality and comfort. Patricia V. shared, “The chairs are extremely comfortable, and you cannot tell that they are recliners. They fit in very well with our decor.”

Find out more at la-z-boy.com

“Champions,” Highlighting the Lives of Those Who Uncover the Truth

“Truth is a reflection. It shows us who we are. Through this reflection, we learn, grow, and move forward. But sometimes, the truth is warped or distorted. In those times, who can we trust to uncover the truth? In a time of information overload, having credible news sources that not only share stories but seek to provide accurate, factual information provides us with peace of mind. Where misinformation aims to alter the narrative, journalism lays bare the truth.” — Champions

News Media Canada has published a bilingual illustrated book titled Champions, honouring notable Canadian news media industry journalists. With custom illustrations by Canadian artist Rachel Joanis, Champions aims to reflect and showcase the lives and stories of notable journalists across Canada. These are the people who champion the truth and influence news and media. The book is available for purchase in both English and French in hardcover format, but also available for free as an e-book or download as a PDF. To further champion the power of words and increase literacy among Canadian children, all proceeds from the sale of Champions will be donated to First Book Canada- a charity that provides books and educational resources to hundreds of thousands of children throughout the country each year.

Price: $35

Click here to purchase Champions.

Pizza Pizza Crave Combo for holiday snacking & streaming!

This year, Pizza Pizza is excited to re-introduce the Crave Combo as it returns for another successful year of snacking and streaming. It comprises a large 3-topping pizza, 3 drinks and two months of Crave Basic on Pizza Pizza.

Available for purchase online and in Pizza Pizza restaurants nationwide between November 20, 2023, and January 7, 2024.

To learn more about terms and conditions, please visit www.pizzapizza.ca/cravecombo

Pricing for Ontario residents (varies by region): $15.99

Former Ottawa Radio Personality Debut Novel Summer At Pine Lake

When not helping people get back to nature and recalibrate, Alyssa Delle Palme loves to write about the benefits of nature. In 2022, her first short story, Just Rosie June, Wild and Free, was included in the children’s book When I am Among the Trees. Her debut novel, Summer at Pine Lake, hit the bookstore shelves in September.

The book is the perfect read for teens to dive into and reminisce about their own great summer memories. Summer at Pine Lake is available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, and Smashwords.