Holiday Gift Guide Canada 2022: Top Tech Gift Ideas
Christmas is just around the corner, and with all the sweet Black Friday deals out there at the moment, there’s no better time to get your holiday shopping done. Here are our top picks for tech gifts this holiday season:
Apple Gift Ideas
Apple’s latest flagship smartphone series, the iPhone 14 Pro, absolutely has to dominate holiday gift guides this year. Starting at $1,399 for the iPhone 14 Pro and $1,549 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny — but it’s also the best Apple has on offer this year.
Supply is tight, though, so you’d best be quick about it if you want to get an iPhone 14 Pro for a loved one (or yourself) this Christmas. Earlier this month, Apple warned that low production at its Chinese factories could impact iPhone 14 Pro supply and increase wait times globally.
If you’re not looking to break the bank, here are some more options from Apple:
- AirPods Pro 2 — $299 on Amazon (save 9%)
- Apple Watch Series 7 — up to 22% off on Amazon
- Apple Watch SE (first-generation) — up to 23% off on Amazon
- iPad 9th-generation (2021) — $379 on Amazon (save 12%)
The 2021 iPad will soon drop down to $359 from Walmart on Black Friday, so keep an eye out for that.
Apple also has its own holiday gift guide for this year that’s worth checking out.
Sonos Gift Ideas
Sonos makes great speakers, and it is also offering some irresistible deals this Black Friday with up to 20% off some of its most popular products.
Take a look at some of our favourite gift ideas from Sonos below:
- Sonos Arc Wireless Soundbar — $879 (was $1,099)
- Sonos Sub — $759 (was $949)
- Sonos Sub mini — $549
- Sonos Roam SL Portable Speaker — $159 (was $199)
The Sonos Sub mini isn’t discounted since it’s a fairly new product, having only launched last month. However, we were pretty impressed with it in our review and believe it’s a solid contender for this year’s holiday shopping lists.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google is offering a whopping $300 off its 2022 flagship, the Pixel 7 Pro, for Black Friday. If you’re looking to get an Android phone as a tech gift this year, the Pixel 7 Pro can be a had for as low as $879. You can also get the base Pixel 7 for $649.99, a $150 discount from MSRP.
Our review of the Pixel 7 Pro was pretty favourable, and it makes for an excellent, competitively-priced (even more so with the $300 discount) flagship for Android users.
Google’s new Tensor G2 in-house chip is decently performant and offers next-generation AI capabilities. In patented Pixel fashion, the Pixel 7 Pro also features an impressive camera setup that blows much of the competition right out of the water.
The Pixel 7 Pro is an even better option for anyone who already has or is looking to buy into Google’s Pixel ecosystem. Speaking of which, the Google Pixel Watch is also on sale for the first time this Black Friday.
Amazon Echo Studio in White
Amazon launched the Echo Studio in white (or Glacier, as the company calls it) back in September. The company has plenty of products in its Echo line, but it says the Echo Studio is its “best-sounding smart speaker ever.” You can currently get the Echo Studio in white for $259 over on Amazon.ca.
Amazon is also offering up to 50% off base Echo devices (including 2022 models).
Disney+ offers a fantastic selection of content, from Marvel movies to Pixar titles, Star Wars content, 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.
NordVPN ensures your connection to the internet is secure, encrypted, and yet still high-speed, in a day and age where what you do online is more important and valuable than ever before.
For Black Friday, NordVPN is offering up to 59% off its yearly plan and up to 68% off its 2-year plan, with three months of free service and a 30-day money-back guarantee on both plans.
Get your loved ones (or yourself) the gift of internet safety and freedom this holiday season with a NordVPN subscription.
- Anker MagGo Magnetic Wireless Charger for iPhone — $69.99 on Amazon
- iRobot Roomba Combo™ j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop — $1,399
- Up to 50% off Fire TV 4K Devices on Amazon
Happy U.S. Thanksgiving to those celebrating it in Canada–let the wallet cleansing begin (that is before Boxing Day arrives).
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