A-List Holiday Gift Guide

A-List Holiday Gift Guide

Social Studies | Posted by YouInc.com - December 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

YouInc presents the very best to buy, see and do for busy entrepreneurs during the Holiday Season.

The Holidays are, as we all know, a hectic time of year – especially for time-starved entrepreneurs. That’s where we come in: The A-List’s Holiday Gift Guide is brimming with carefully curated objects of desire, not to mention Arlene’s charities of choice.

It’s a wonderful time of year – a time for giving and receiving, and for giving back.



Always Connected

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

It’s so much more than a smartphone. It’s got the latest technology, sleek look, and all the features you need to improve the way you do business and connect with friends.

Telus, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, $299 with 2-year term, $750 without term




The Forgetful One

The Tile App

It’s like the world’s largest lost and found. Attach this little guy to your luggage or car keys, and Tile will track it down. 

Tile, preorder online, $19.95




The Jet-setter


Meet your new travel companion. It’s lux, lightweight and just as adamant about style as it is security. 

Rimowa, Salsa Deluxe, see retailer for prices




The Lover of Luxury

UNLIMITED Personal Service

Kiefer Sutherland, Elton John – and now you! Pamper yourself with a concierge that tailors more than just your ride.

UNLIMITED Personal Service, call to request a quote




The Wine Connoisseur

Persuasion Wine

Perfect to enjoy after a long day of work, the blend is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Russian River Valley, and Chalk Hill Merlot. The first sip is the only persuasion you’ll need.

Tre Amici, Persuasion, $42.50 per bottle (12-bottle case)




The On-The-Go Entrepreneur

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Surface 2 is the most productive tablet for personal use. It offers all the entertainment and gaming capabilities you expect from a tablet, along with the ability to get work done.

Microsoft, Surface 2, starting at $449


Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 is a true laptop replacement, capable of running virtually all your Windows software. It offers the portability and simplicity of a tablet when you want it and the power and flexibility of a laptop when you need it.

Microsoft, Surface Pro 2, starting at $899.




The Trendsetter


Subtle burgundy leather is adorned with an attractive gold zip. It’s just the right size when carrying both business and pleasure.

Roots, The Londoner, $388




The Fashionable Adventurer

Canada Goose

A harmonious merger of function and fashion, the Como Parka delivers on warmth and sophistication in any environment. It’s perfect for the urban explorer who’s looking for a different, more premium look.

Canada Goose, Como Parka, $1850.00


Canada Goose

An upscale look with maximum coverage, the Courtenay Parka synchronizes form and function. This calf-length jacket features feminine design and a waterproof finish to keep you both warm and stylish in any urban environment.

Canada Goose, Courtenay Parka, $1000.00




The Polished Palate

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select

The true and timeless relationship between Frank Sinatra and Jack Daniel's has received a satisfying salute with the Canadian launch of Sinatra Select. If you’re getting together with old friends this Holiday season, there’s no better way to get in touch with your inner Rat Pack.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, average of $299 per bottle. Limited Release




The Tech Enthusiast

Dell Touch Laptops

Explore creativity and productivity to the max with the Ultrathin Dell XPS 15, powered by Windows 8. With a bold and vivid touch display, users can view the finer details whether for writing reports, typing correspondence, editing photos, or designing graphics.

Dell, Dell XPS 15, $1499.99 


Dell Touch Laptops

With plenty of power packed into an innovative design, the Inspiron 17 7000 Series is an excellent choice for business and personal needs. Packed full of rich features and powered by Windows 8, users can enjoy stunning clarity, whether it’s for creating reports or taking a break to watch a movie.

Dell, Inspiron 17 7000 Series, $1449.99




The Eye for Design


Each handmade item is carefully crafted in a lovely little coach house in Toronto’s downtown core. The collection is just as soothing as the space they’re created in.

Pi’lo, pillows and more, $15-$75




The Health-Conscious Snacker

Dr. Joey.s Skinny Chews

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season? Well, look no further! With less than 20 calories per chew and 4g of inulin fibre per serving, these gluten free and naturally sweetened chocolate chews are the perfect option for 3pm or night-time eating. Pop 2 to 3 chews before your holiday party to avoid over-eating. Order 2 bags or more and shipping is free!

Dr. Joey’s Skinny Chews, $18.99




The Indulgent Snacker


OMGs are delicious chocolatey graham clusters mixed with toffee bits, almonds or peanuts with a taste that will leave you saying OMG! They are available at Shoppers Drug Marts, Loblaws, Superstores, Safeways, No Frills, Sobeys, Zehrs, Metro Ontario, and Bulk Barns.

OMG, $3.99




The Bookworm

Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to suffer from any number of apparent setbacks. Gladwell draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

David and Goliath, starting at $32.00




The DIY-er

Peak 3D Multihorse

Featured on Dragon’s Den, it’s every sawhorse you’ll ever need. The Peak 3D Multihorse adjusts to any size and surface, supports up to 400 pounds, includes 4 rubber boots and all necessary screws, and is ready for use with lumber that you supply.

Peak 3D Multihorse, $68.88




Make a Donation

The Holidays are all about giving and spreading joy, so why not give to those less fortunate and help make a difference. Donate time or money to a charity, including these two personally chosen by Arlene Dickinson.

Breakfast Club of Canada

Breakfast Club of Canada

Here at the Club, helping vulnerable children is our purpose. Making sure they receive a nutritious breakfast at school and creating an atmosphere and projects that feed their self-esteem, that’s our approach. Joining forces with communities and regional agencies to find the most suitable formula, that’s our method. Helping youngsters develop their full potential and training a new, committed generation, that’s simply brilliant! Thanks to the Club, close to 130,000 students have access to a nutritious breakfast each morning in 1,266 schools across Canada.  

Click here to make an online donation; all donations made between November 25th and December 16th will be matched by Canada Pacific Railway.

For more information and other ways to donate, visit the Breakfast Club of Canada website.




Wounded Warriors Canada

Wounded Warriors Canada

From its modest beginnings in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada has made a significant impact in assisting and improving the quality of life of Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members – be they regular force, reservists, or retired – and their families.

By establishing dynamic partnerships, operating exclusively as a result of the donations made by Canadians and Canadian businesses from coast-to-coast-to-coast, Wounded Warriors Canada has been an instrument of change.

Their diverse slate of program initiatives are targeted towards ensuring our returning Armed Forces members, suffering from a range of personal health and financial issues, are supported as they transition to civilian life. Currently, their primary focus is on mental health and, particularly, the staggering impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

To make a donation, click here.


Tags: 3d multihorse, breakfast club of canada, canada goose, dell computers, jack daniels, malcolm gladwell, omg, persuasion wine, pilo, rimowa, roots, sinatra select, skinnychews, tile, unlimited personal service, wounded warriors, relationships, a-list, dr joey shulman

Kristin Kent

Kristin Kent is a multimedia journalist living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, Marketing, Profit Magazine and more. For YouInc, she’s tackling issues that matter most to entrepreneurs – and she’s doing it in a way most of us learn best. Think infographics, punchy videos and illustrated features.

Colton Chia
December 7, 2013 at 12:53 am
BCC - Great charity choice! It only costs an average of $1 to give breakfast to one child...I like that the impact of this charity is easy to measure and the low administration costs are transparent. Kudos to CP for their match donation.
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