2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Daily giveaways, gift guides for everyone, recipes, food and drink ideas, and music!

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday cocktails are a great treat for your get together this season, and I have ten exceptional cocktail, whisky, and spirited gift ideas that will stand out.

Grey Goose Ceasar, Pom-Tini, Noel Vodka

Happy holidays! Nothing says the holiday season quite like celebrating with friends and family, and if you're going to celebrate in style, Grey Goose vodka is the perfect ingredient in a number of excellent cocktails.

Holiday Gift Guide Gadgets

Looking for a few last-minute gift ideas? Look no further. I have gadget suggestions from big to small, including cameras, smart speakers, phones, and smartwatches, to helpful business products.

Christmas Streaming

Cozy up with friends or family and enjoy the Christmas spirit with some of the best classic holiday movies, all from the best streaming services.

Bring home one of the year's most imaginative, heartwarming animated films as Abominable arrives on home video. Best of all, we're giving away three copies of the film on Blu-ray, just in time for the holidays.

The Polar Express

Christmas is nearly here, and if you’re looking for the perfect classic holiday movie or TV show, we’ve got you …


Enter now for a chance to win a year of sports with a DAZN subscription, giving you access to sports events around the world on your TV, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Hello Bello

Affordable baby-care brand Hello Bello launched in Canada this year, and we've partnered with them to give away a special prize pack filled with baby essentials.

We Are Knitters

For the knitter in your life, or for anyone looking to try knitting for the new year, we’ve teamed up …

Home Depot Canada Fantasy

If your holiday decorations aren't dazzling you this year, it's time for an upgrade, and The Home Depot Canada has you covered with holiday décor and festive gifting essentials for any style.

Roku Character Poll

Welcome to the final week in our Roku Canada Christmas character poll and giveaway! This week we're giving away the grand prize, a Hisense 55" 4K Ultra HD LED Roku Smart TV!

Sharp Plasmacluster air purifier

Did you know that the air in your home can be up to five times dirtier than the air outside? …


This holiday season, you gotta catch 'em all! So we teamed up with Wicked Cool Toys to give away a Pokémon prize pack featuring four plush toys.

PC Financial - Redeem The Holidays

If the holidays stress you out, you're not alone. A new survey showed that almost half of Canadians get stressed about holiday budgets and getting into fights with relatives, and even more people have compromised on holiday meals and decor because of finances.

Clif Bar Holiday Giveaway

Bring some festive cheer to your winter adventures with Clif Bar’s all-new Peppermint Bark, an organic and non-GMO energy bar …

TCL Alcatel 3V

Get a great deal on your next smartphone with the affordable TCL Alcatel 3V, featuring a 6.7-inch screen, stereo speakers, Google Assistant, and a 16 MP rear camera.


Help get your house party-ready with the Galanz Retro Mini Refrigerator, a fridge that's perfect for beverages, snacks, or anything you need to chill before your next get together.

Thirsty Elf at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel

The spirit of the holiday season is thriving in Toronto this year, and it's staying all month long at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Have yourself a Merry Christmas with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and a full chorus as they bring a sleighful of festive favourites to Roy Thomson Hall.

Celebrate Christmas this year with Handel's Messiah, performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and of the most beautiful and beloved choral masterpieces.


Disney+ has become one of the most talked-about streaming services in less than a month, and Baby Yoda may just be the unofficial mascot. Plus, it's the perfect holiday treat for everyone in the family.

Game of Thrones S8

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones arrives on Blu-ray today, and in honour of one of television's greatest series, we're thrilled to give away two copies of the show on 4K UHD.

Now this is how you celebrate one of television's greatest series. Last week, HBO sent me one of the most incredible boxes that I've ever seen, and it came with the perfect collection of Game of Thrones goodies just in time for the holidays.

Roku Giveaway and Poll

lcome to week three of our Roku Canada Christmas character poll, and congratulations to our first two winners so far! One random person will win a Roku Premiere, and on December 16 we'll draw from all the entries to give away a Hisense Canada 55" 4K Ultra HD LED Roku Smart TV!

Drinks by the Dram whisky advent calendar

Wow the whisky lover in your life, or make December a little more bright for yourself, with the best advent calendar ever, and you can find it at the LCBO now.

Legends of Arendelle

Are you ready to visit Arendelle for storytime? The fairytale world from Disney's Frozen 2 has popped up in Toronto's CF Toronto Eaton Centre until December 8, and the interactive experience includes stories thanks to the Google Nest Mini.

Breville Barista Pro

Take you espresso and coffee skills to the next level with the chance to win the Breville Barista Pro, just …

Samsung A50 & AKG Y500

Are you ready for an early present? The GATE and Samsung want to set you up with a new phone and a pair of excellent wireless headphones, just in time for the holidays.

Osmo Genius Starter Kit

This holiday season give your kids something they'll enjoy and learn from with the Osmo Genius Starter Kit.

Soulpepper's A Christmas Carol

Soulpepper's A Christmas Carol is Toronto’s favourite theatre tradition, and we're giving away two pairs of tickets to see this iconic play and get into the spirit of the season.

Week two of our Roku Canada Christmas character poll is here, and one random person will win a Roku Premiere, with a grand prize draw, on December 16, for a Hisense Canada 55" 4K Ultra HD LED Roku Smart TV!

Bogs Footwear

Get ready for warm, comfortable, dry feet this winter with the chance to win a pair of boots from Bogs footwear.

Playmobil Crystal Palace

Give the gift of imagination this holiday season with Playmobil's Crystal Palace playset, an intricate, detailed, and adventurous Winter Kingdom that comes with figures, toy furnishings, and a sparkling ice cave.

Arbonne His & Hers gift sets

Celebrate the season with two special gift sets from Arbonne's Holiday Collection that will bring a little merry to the someone on your list, including the Merry Man kit, and Deck The Halls Minis.

Bring some light to your winter routine with the Philips Wake-up Light, that's sure to help brighten any morning, and get you ready for the day ahead.

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker

Get ready to brighten up your mornings with the Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker. We're giving this unique coffee maker away that can brew both K-Cup pods and ground coffee.

Roku Giveaway

Welcome to our #GATEGiftGuides! We teamed up with Roku Canada for a special giveaway and Christmas poll, and one random person will win a Roku Premiere, with a grand prize draw at the end for a Hisense Canada 55" 4K Ultra HD LED Roku Smart TV!

Every year I launch The GATE's Holiday Gift Guides with a charity guide. The holidays are coming up quickly, and we all spend a lot on gift giving, but it's also a great time to give back to our communities.