2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Everyone needs a little skin care love, and Schick, Hydro Sense, and Bulldog have partnered with The GATE to give …

Jacek Chocolate

If you're looking for a few exceptional last-minute gift ideas for that person in your life who's just a bit hard to shop for, I've got the answer with 10 things that are sure to please almost anyone on your list. From chocolate to whisky, gadgets, makeup, and soap, and it's all between $10 and $85.

Clodagh McKenna

Chef, author, and all around wonderful person Clodagh McKenna came to Toronto recently, and she shared some of her love for the holidays, and Guinness.

Christmas Movie Poll

The GATE has teamed up with our friends at Roku to give away a Roku Express for every day of our brand new Christmas movie polls.

Air Transat The Cure for Homesickness

The holidays can be hard, especially when you're homesick. This year though, Air Transat helped a few Brits living in Canada get a little merrier for the season.

The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask scotch

The holidays are one of the best times of the year for entertaining, and great entertaining means having the best treats, drinks, and beverages around. Whether you need a great gift for Christmas, or just want to have something tasty around for your guests, here are seven great ideas for the holidays.

Karen Allen and Bill Murray in Scrooged

Scrooged is one of the best Christmas movies ever made, and it works so well because, next to Bill Murray's eccentric, off the wall Frank Cross, there's Karen Allen's balanced, charming, and hopeful Claire Phillips.

Roku Streaming Stick+

The GATE and Roku want you to bring your favorite streaming services to any TV with the Roku Streaming Stick+, …

If you're looking for the perfect activity for you and your family this holiday break, we're wrapping up our end-of-year giveaways with the chance to win one of three sets of passes to Legoland Discovery Centre in Vaughan Mills.


Christmas is right around the corner, so we're celebrating with a few new songs to liven up the season, and Praytell's mashup of "The Christmas Song" with "I'll Be Seeing You" is perfect for setting the holiday mood.

Breville Bambino Plus

Give the gifts that keep on giving this holiday season with six things that will really leave them saying "wow". From espresso, exercise, and cooking, to cleaning, television, and audio, I've got you covered with some of my favorite goodies of the year for the kitchen, and home.

BOGS Arcata Lace Stripe

Winter is around the corner, and to get you ready we're giving away a free pair of BOGS boots to keep your feet warm in the snow, rain, and slush.

Playmobil Aquarium

Let your little one explore a miniature world of sea life and adventure with the Playmobil Aquarium. Enter now for a chance to win this incredible toy, that will help bring your child's love of discovery home.

Philips Satinelle Prestige Epilator

Enter now for a chance to win the Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry epilator. The Satinelle Prestige makes a gift for yourself, or for someone on your shopping list this holiday season.

This year I've put together a list of my top 9 tech gifts, including a few of my favorite gadgets from the last few months. Here are a few of my top suggestions for gift giving gear this holiday season.

Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh Wi-Fi three pack

Wi-Fi has become an integral part of a lot of homes. From work to play, a good connection is important, but a lot of homes have dead zones, and that's where the Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh Wi-Fi System comes in.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

The stunts are bigger, and the story is the best yet in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which arrives on Blu-ray December 4, and you could win a copy right here.

Wemo 2018 Contest

Get ready to take control of your smart home with a chance to win a pair of Wemo Insight WiFi Smart Plugs, plus a Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer.

Toronto's Alexa Smart Home

This month Samsung gave me a demo of some of their new SmartThings products, and how they're being used at the Alexa Smart Home Pop-Up in Toronto. It was a great demonstration of just how much control there is now, and with a simple voice command, or push of a button, what you can do.

Breville Bambino Plus

The GATE is thrilled to once again team up with our friends at Breville Canada to give away the compact Bambino Plus espresso machine, featuring professional quality within a machine that fits easily on just about any counter.

Maker Bean Cafe - Caira Christopher

One Of A Kind 2018 Winter artisan show and sale is the Comic-con for craft lovers. Every year for decades--literally decades--I’ve looked forward to the annual holiday show jam packed with 800 professional artisans from across the country and sometimes beyond.

Home Depot - Holiday Decor

Home Depot is one of my favorite places for decorating ideas and seasonal goodies, and this Christmas they have a lot of things to really add some colour, warmth, and style to your home.

Sephora's Once Upon A Night Blockbuster

Let your creativity run wild and create as many sensational looks as you like this holiday season with the chance to win the Once Upon A Night Blockbuster set from Sephora.

Murdoch Mysteries: The Christmas Cases Limited Edition

Go back in time and celebrate Christmas the way it was meant to be enjoyed: with Detective William Murdoch. The GATE is giving away Murdoch Mysteries: The Christmas Cases Limited Edition DVD collection, thanks to Acorn TV.

Philips DiamondClean Smart

Enter now for a chance to win two of the best gifts for men's grooming this holiday season: the Philips OneBlade Face + Body Shavers, and the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.

Bloom Mattress

One lucky Canadian is going to have sweet dreams this winter, and for years to come. The GATE is thrilled to partner with Sleep Country for our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to give away a Sleep Country Bloom Cloud queen size mattress.

Blume Try Something New Bundle

Everything about Blume is refreshing, and that's exactly why The GATE is thrilled to work with the women's self care brand for one of our Holiday Gift Guide giveaways this year.

Oral-B Genius 9600

Brush away the sweets and treats this holiday season with a chance to win the brand new Oral-B Genius 9600, …

Sony Over Ear Headphones

The GATE has teamed up with AIR MILES to give away a pair of Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, plus a suggestion for making this holiday season a little brighter, and easier.

The holidays are coming up quickly, and it's really one of the most wonderful times of the year. While the holidays are all about celebrating loved ones though, they're also about giving, and more importantly, giving back.

Holiday Music