Finding the perfect Holiday gift for that special someone can be overwhelming. Check out these top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas and be this year's Holiday Hero!
The holiday shopping season is upon us. If hard-to-buy-for family and friends have you scratching your head or wandering the mall aimlessly in search of that perfect gift, get inspired by checking out this Top 10 Gift List for 2018.
Whether you’re looking for something to delight the free spirit in your family, gleefully astonish the prudent and practical, or bring a smile to the face of a child, these gift ideas will help make this holiday season one to remember.
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Whether the next person on your “nice" list is into holiday classics, the latest in music and movies or even trending podcasts, give them a better way to listen to their favourites. Apple AirPods wireless ear buds instantly turn on and start playing as soon as you put them in your ear, and pause automatically when you take them out. Adjust the volume, change the song, make a call or even ask Siri a question with a simple double tap. And with industry-leading battery life and a handy charging station, your lucky someone will be able to tune out the world for a few hours of “me" time.
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Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Camera
Smart home technology is hot and getting hotter, with more and more Canadians looking for systems that help protect and manage their homes. The Nest Cam IQ is a seriously sharp security camera with crisp HD video and advanced algorithms that can identify when someone is in your home. And with Google Assistant built-in, the Nest Cam can help you manage tasks, get answers and control your home from virtually anywhere. Perfect for the person who has it all… except a smart new way to protect it!
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Therawell Himalaya Salt Crystal Lamp
Gift the gift of peace and relaxation this holiday season. The Therawell Himalaya Salt Crystal Lamp gives off a warm, relaxing glow, while negative ions help purify and clean the air naturally. Perfect as a host/ hostess gift or a secret Santa exchange, this soothing lamp helps tired minds unwind after a long day.
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Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum
There are vacuums and then there are vacuums. Ideal for the new homeowner, pet owner or parent, the Dyson Cyclone delivers big machine suction with cord-free convenience. Featuring Dyson's most powerful cleaner head yet, the machine can tackle any task, mess or floor type. Because it makes even tough clean ups fast and easy, when you give the Dyson Cyclone you're not simply giving a vacuum… you're giving the gift of time.
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Breville Barista Espresso Espresso Machine
Have a coffee lover on your list? This stainless steel espresso machine from Breville might just be the ultimate gift. Semi-automatic and fully programmable, this machine grinds beans in under a minute to produce fresh and delicious espresso every time. Throw in some biscotti and a date for a post-holiday catch-up to make this the gift that keeps on giving.
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Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Tropical Party Playset
The Hatchimals craze is still going strong, and this Tropical Party Playset – packed with lights, music and surprises – keeps the magic alive for the Hatchimal-loving child on your list. With secret sounds, a spinning dance floor, twinkling stars and glittering waterfalls, the playset delivers non-stop fun, and is sure to bring a big smile to the face of someone who's been good this year.
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Nerf N-Strike Surgefire
Become an instant favourite with the younger set this season! The Nerf N-Strike Suregefire has a rotating drum that holds 15 darts that can launch up to 90 feet thanks to the pump-action blaster. Join the fun as a target, engage in a Nerf battle, or sit back and watch the kids pour on the firepower in their family's living room
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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Powerful, compact and oh so cool looking, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer offers ultra-fast drying thanks to controlled, high-velocity airflow and a digital V9 motor. Negative ions help reduce static, four heat settings let you define the way you style, and magnetic attachments make the dryer easy to adjust on the fly. Perfect for anyone who cares about their hair.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm Smartwatch with Heart Rate Monitor
The Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch is the ideal gift for the person on your list who likes to be active, stay connected and look great at the same time. With an Always On display, there's no need to press a button or turn the bezel to show the time, and with Standalone LTE, you can enjoy the freedom of a connected experience without having to carry your phone. Loaded with features to monitor fitness, stress, sleep and even your home, this smartwatch is built those with a full life and big goals.
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Swarovski Annual Edition Ornament
Continuing the Swarovski tradition of Annual Edition ornaments, this year's snowflake design is beautifully crafted with 156 crystal facets and comes with a white satin ribbon, so you can easily hang it on a tree or in a window. A great way to celebrate the special moments of 2018, this ornament is a perfect present for someone who made a special impact on your life this year. Pair with a sentimental card for an unforgettable gift that proves the best things come in small packages.
Shop Without Leaving Your Home
While you can run out to a local retailer to purchase any of these hot gift ideas, you can also purchase them from the comfort of your home, without spending ANY money. How? Check out these items and more in the RBC Rewards catalogue (which is also accessible through the RBC Rewards app). This means you can spend a little less this year and still make the holidays special for the all of the people on your list. And if you still can’t decide on the perfect gift, RBC Rewards also offers over 70 brands of gift-cards to choose from too. Want to help out Families in need? redeem your RBC Rewards points to make a donation to charities such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald McDonald House Charity provides a home to families of sick children being treated at nearby hospitals. For a small amount of points, you can donate $1, $5 or $10. Every dollar makes a difference.
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