The countdown to the holidays is officially on! This week Plenty will share a some of our favourite gifts to give this season to the special people on our lists. To kick off the week of gifts, for the man who has everything, we’ve come up with a few showstoppers and some reliable favourites that are sure to put a smile on his face.
Poor air quality and noise pollution can disrupt sleep, concentration, and even health. To help create a healthier home environment, use the Healthy Home Coach – the perfect gift for the gadget lover. This smart indoor climate monitor tracks and records air quality, humidity, temperature and noise and offers advice to improve indoor climate and keep things comfortable. It is compatible with iPhones featuring iOS 9 and above, and Android smartphones 4.2 and above. $119, available at Netatmo.com, Amazon.ca, BestBuy.ca
With its breakthrough deep learning algorithm, Presence detects and reports on people loitering around your house, cars on the driveway and animals in your yard. Real-time analysis lets users know if something is detected in the monitored area. This outdoor camera comes in handy whether you’re in your home or a continent away. It’s a gift that will benefit any home owner. $349.99, available at Amazon.ca, Best Buy Canada, and Home Depot.
Thoughtfully designed and handcrafted in entirely Calgary by a team of dedicated artisans the Forge Collection comprises functional bags for work and play, like this Weekender that is perfect an overnight or for a getaway to paradise. Prices range from $119-$179. Order online at MotherCo.
Available at the LCBO, the Last Great Malts of Scotland is a collection of splurge-worthy and wallet-friendly drams. The Aultmore 12 is the smoothest example on Speyside, distilled since 1897 and only tasted by a few is the perfect gift for the connoisseur who likes to discover new things. Tasting notes: spicy, floral, grassy. $79.95.
A good boot is a necessity in most climates. Loaded with technologies to keep feet dry, comfortable and slip resistant, the Bogs Johnny 5-Eye boot is the ideal boot for any city walker or nature hiker.
The coveted U.K.’s Men Rock‘s assortment of grooming products has something for every guy, whether he be clean shaven or sports a simple soul-patch. The Beardy Beloved ($71) is Men Rock’s iconic, bestselling beard kit providing everything a blade shunner needs to keep the follicle forest under control. The soothing beard balm, beard soap, and moustache wax in oak moss will relieve itch and moisturize. A variety of products and prices. Available at The Hudson’s Bay.
Surviving Canadian winters takes among many things, a heavy-duty snow brush and an ultra-strong ice scraper that won’t snap. Kungs, a Finnish car care company knows a thing or two about arctic weather, and has developed a line of brushes, scrapers and mini-shovels that are a must-have for snow-bound motorists. The Arctic-is ice scraper combines a waterproof, durable glove with soft lining with ice-breaker teeth to keep hands toasty while breaking up ice covered windows. Prices vary. Available at Sears Auto Center.
Dedicated to creating and manufacturing high quality fashion, Muttonhead is committed to making fairtrade clothing so while the sticker price may seem high, be aware that the margins are in fact quite low and you are paying for domestic labor. Make no mistake, the exceptional quality of their products (and there are a plethora) and the company’s values are proudly Canadian. Black and Blue Scarf shown, $112. Available at various stockists and online.
Who says electronic devices needed to be cased in boring black? Moda:ko handcrafts functional and stylish accessories for everyday devices using premium textiles sourced from across the globe. Available in a variety of unique colours, and designs at select locations, online and at the One of a Kind Show in November. Featured Multi-colour Neville iPad/Tablet Case, $85. Starting at $45.