The A-List March Break Gift Guide

The A-List March Break Gift Guide

Social Studies | Posted by - March 11, 2014 at 1:00 am

Arlene picks the very best to buy, see and do for busy entrepreneurs and their families this March Break.

Whether you’re heading south, taking a ‘staycation’ or just dreaming of one, this carefully curated list of to-dos and to-haves will ensure a successful March Break.



For a blissful staycation


Avoid the airport line-ups and long winter drives. This March break, escape without leaving the city. Sip on a cocktail, unwind in the whirlpool and enjoy a gourmet lunch – all while wrapped in your cozy spa robe.

Elmwood Spa, March Break Stay & Play, $209 (value $247)




For a calculated traveler


Skip the guesswork and avoid overweight luggage charges. This tiny but powerful digital device lets you weigh your luggage on the go.

Heys, xScale®, $24.97




For the jet-setter

SurfacePro 2

Keep an eye on your business while you’re at play. The Surface Pro 2 offers portability and simplicity at its best. Run windows software anywhere with the simplicity of a tablet, but flexibility of a laptop.

Microsoft, Surface Pro 2, starting at $899




For the linguist in you

Lonely Planet

What’s that word again? This free app comes with 35 top phrases you’ll surely use on your trip. Upgrade, and unlock an entire phrasebook of carefully chosen, idiomatic phrases in multiple languages.

Lonely Planet, Fast Talk, free up to $4.99




For a day at the movies

Scotiabank Scene

Turn your movie-going and banking transactions into free movie tickets and more. This entertainment rewards program, a joint venture with Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank, offers its members everyday savings at concessions, exclusive rewards, and a chance to earn even more rewards through contests and games – it’s a great day at the movies.

Scene, Scene Card, FREE




For a day on the greens 


Keep your skin refreshed and protected from the sun with this lightweight skin hydrator. It is dermatologist-tested, suitable for all skin types and contains SPF 30 – perfect protection before you tee up.

MKMen®, Advanced Facial Hydrator Sunscreen, $27




For the lucid dreamer


Ready for a wild ride? Try one in your sleep. Remee uses low profile electronics hidden in a comfortable sleep mask, designed to help increase the frequency of your lucid dreams. You Inc. members will receive a $10 discount with this promo code: ‘youinc’

Remee, Remee, $95USD




For the seasoned sightseer


This is organization at its best. The Grid-It! is designed to provide endless configurations of objects, digital devices and personal effects. 

Cocoon, Grit-It! starting at $9.99




For an digital home-sitter


What will the frigid temperatures do to your home? Who’s actually knocking on your door? Let Twine tell you while you’re on holiday. This simple device and web app gets the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing.

Supermechanical, Twine, Prices start from $149.95




For the kid in you


Indoor play for those rainy March break days. Kids and parents will have a blast racing these cars with help from their iPhone. Each Anki DRIVE car thinks for itself and has one goal in mind: victory.

Anki, DRIVE, $199.99




For extra in-flight comfort


This is the travel pillow you always wished you had. The Evolution Pillow™ is made of responsive memory foam, has a washable cover, and includes a travel bag that compacts the pillow to one-quarter of its size. Sweet dreams.

Cabeau, Evolution Pillow, $29.99




For the world traveler


This is the perfect kit to ensure you’re connected and fully powered in many of the countries you may travel. It includes a USB power adapter, a 30-pin to USB cable, and a set of six AC plugs with prongs that fit different electrical outlets around the world.

Apple, World Travel Adapter Kit, $45




Tags: scotiabank, apple, cocoon, elmwood, gift guide, heys, lonely planet, microsoft, mkmens, pillow, remee, scotiabank scene, twine, blog, a-list

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.

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