2021 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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Christmas is right around the corner, but global supply shortages and shipping delays have turned shopping for gifts into an absolute nightmare. Even if you do manage to find something in stock, chances are the shipping times on it are going to be ludicrous and nevertheless subject to potential delays.

If you’re still scrambling for Christmas presents, our last-minute gift guide has you covered with ideas that those you care about will not only love but you can actually find in stock at the eleventh hour.

Apple Gift Ideas

Apple.ca has already published a gift guide for the holidays. Popular options for this holiday season include the iPhone 13 lineup, AirTags, 2021 Apple TV 4K, AirPods Max, new AirPods 3, and the all-new M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pro models.

Apple is, unfortunately, experiencing some supply issues with the higher-end iPhone 13 series phones, so we suggest you steer clear of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max if possible. If you’re looking to save some money, Apple’s certified refurbished products are definitely worth checking out.

Sonos Roam

If you’re looking for something for a loved one that will make for an excellent on-the-go listening experience, the $229 Sonos Roam is a pretty good choice. The Roam is a compact, ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker from Sonos that we found to be more than powerful in our review earlier this year.

Sonos Arc

The Sonos Arc was announced last year, and was the company’s first soundbar to support Dolby Atmos. It is also one of the first products to support Sonos’s next-generation S2 mobile app.

Even on its own, the Arc makes for a great addition to any home theatre setup. You can also take its performance to the next level by pairing it with a Sonos Sub. The Sonos Arc currently retails for $1,099 with free shipping but back-ordered. It may be best to find this in a store if you can.

To learn more about the Sonos Arc, check out our review of it.

Amazon Kindle

If you’re looking for a present for someone who loves to read, you simply can’t go wrong with an Amazon Kindle. The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with a larger display, warm backlight, 20% faster page turns, 10 weeks worth of battery life, USB-C, and more, and is currently on sale for $114.99 (23% off).

Also, Amazon has a huge sale right now on a variety of its devices, offering free smart bulbs with Echo products and more.


With everyone spending a lot more time at home around the holidays, TV shows and movies around the fireplace can make for some quality family time. Disney+ offers a fantastic selection of content, from Pixar films and Star Wars to Marvel, Disney, and more. The service is compatible with any mobile device, Apple TV, and can also be accessed on the web.

A Disney+ subscription can make an excellent gift this holiday season, and only costs $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year.

Honourable Mentions

Here’s to wishing you and your loved ones early happy holidays from all of us here at iPhone in Canada.