While the holidays may not seem the same this year, one thing that doesn’t change is stressing about getting the perfect gift for family and friends. It’s true, a gift can’t measure the love you feel, but we still want it to be thoughtful and reflect their unique personality and tastes. 

If you’re already stressed out about what to buy your loved ones this holiday season, don’t be! Ampli has consulted our team of elves to curate a list of gifts everyone on your list will love. And best of all, each item in our holiday gift guide costs less than $100, which means you can stick to your holiday budget and still show how much you care.  

1. For the wellness junkie

Give the gift of zen to the health enthusiast in your life with this Halfmoon Mod Meditation Pillow. Handcrafted in Vancouver, it’s designed to help you meditate more comfortably and for longer—right into the New Year. The meditation pillow comes with a washable 100% cotton cover and is filled with natural buckwheat hulls. Best of all, with its modern design and neutral color, it won’t look out of place in the living room when not in use. 

Halfmoon Mod Meditation Pillow  – Well.ca – $74.99 CAD

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2. For the foodie

Treat the foodie in your life to a night off from the kitchen with dinner (or brunch) at one of Oliver & Bonacini’s restaurants throughout Canada. No matter their tastes, O&B has an exquisite dining experience for everyone – from handcrafted cocktails and elevated bar snacks at Alchemy in Edmonton to authentic Argentinian cuisine at Leña in Toronto to a mix of classic British fare meets Québécois flavor at Bar George in Montreal. O&B gift card designs are also customizable and can be sent virtually by email or placed under the Christmas tree. 

Oliver & Bonacini gift card  – $75 CAD

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3. For the person who has everything

What do you buy for the person who has, well, everything? Give them the gift of shared memories and joyous moments with a customized hardcover photo book. Dig out old family photos or memorable vacations to create a unique gift that can double as a coffee table book. Fujifilm’s quality print process ensures that the crystal blue waters of the Carribean or the orange and smattering of freckles on the grandkids’ faces are true to life. 

Preserve your memories with a photo book– Fujifilm – $30.99 CAD

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4. For the kids

Remember playing Super Mario Bros as a kid? Introduce the next generation to Mario and Luigi with this cool interactive LEGO course. Players earn virtual coins as Mario moves from the start pipe to the goal pole. You can rearrange bricks to create new levels to master, encouraging creativity and problem-solving skills. It also comes with a free LEGO Super Mario app for download. Bonus: Mastermind offers free gift wrapping and curbside pickup. 

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course  – Mastermind – $69.99 CAD

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5. For the fashion lover

Style meets hygge with this cozy rib-knit wool-blend sweater from H&M. Made from soft wool and alpaca wool blend, with a mock turtleneck and long, wide ribbed sleeves. The sweater comes in yellow-beige and black. Perfect for wintery nights sipping mulled wine by the fire. 

Rib-knit Wool-blend Sweater  – H&M – $69.99 CAD

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6. For the tech-savvy

Take your music with you wherever the party is at this holiday season with this elegant and stylish HeadRush Bluetooth Speaker. The sophisticated, grey cloth minimizes sound interference. Connect to any Bluetooth enabled device and enjoy up to 10 hours of play time. When it’s time to recharge, plug in the micro-USB cable provided. 

HeadRush CURVE Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – The Source – $59.99 CAD

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Spend $150 at The Source and earn 5% cash back.

Earn cash back on holiday gifts

Show your family and friends a little extra love this year and make the most of the holiday season with a gift that shows you care. Download Ampli and you can earn cash back when you make purchases online or in-store at partnering retailers like The Source, Well.ca, and Mastermind—all across Canada.

Still, looking for the perfect gift? Check out these 7 unique housewarming gifts under $100

For more festive tips, read more about 5 ways to get into the holiday spirit.

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