The Microsoft Surface Pro 10.6″ Windows 8 Tablet with HD touch screen ($800) is as powerful as a standard laptop. The Microsoft Touch Cover for Surface Tablet, pictured in magenta (also available in blue, black, white and red), doubles as a thin keyboard that clicks onto the tablet ($80). Both at Best Buy. Read on for more cool gift ideas.
1. ‘Braiden’ Throw, with its Scandinavian print, is cozy ($60 at Crate & Barrel).
2. Cuddly Booties in faux fur for kids six to 12 months ($25 at Indigo).
3. Mooksha Dolls are hot this season; each comes with paper dolls and access to e-books and i-device apps (pictured: 13″ version, $20 at Toys ‘R Us).
4. Ainsley Jack Toss Pillow is a funky take on the Union Jack ($32 at Urban Barn).
5. Meyer Lemon Soy Candle ($20 at Crate & Barrel).
6. Bingo Game ($20 at Crate & Barrel).
7. Bamboo Clock displays time, date or temperature ($35 at ebay.ca).
9. Cozy Caribou Hoodie by Canada Pooch is sherpa-lined ($38 and up at pet stores).
10. Sony SRS-BTV5 Bluetooth Speaker pairs with some smartphones; touch the phone to its top to play music or take hands-free calls ($80 at Best Buy).
11. Lucia Room Spray Gift Set comes with four natural scents ($25 at Terra20).
12. Gentec iPhone 5 Cases feature designs by artist Aimée Wilder and fashion designer Nicole Miller ($20’$40 at Best Buy).
13. Bashful Bunny is super-soft ($20 at Indigo).
14. Canadian Olympic Team Collectable Ornaments feature four sports (pictured: skating and skiing; $15 each at Canadian Tire).
15. Sony Smartwatch connects to most Android smartphones; you can read texts, tweets and Facebook messages on it ($150 at Best Buy).
16. Compact Curling, for ages six and up, is a portable version of the classic Canadian game ($20 at toy retailers).
17. Frasier Fir Pinecone Candle comes in a pretty box with ribbon ($32 at Indigo).
19. Cucina Pinot Grigio Hand Soap in vintage-style glass bottle ($22 at Fruits & Passion).
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