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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Bogged down with holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered!

By Katrina Caruso

Scratching your head over what to get your colleague or daughter-in-law? Here are some gift ideas that are awesome, available on Amazon.ca, and all under $50. With Amazon’s Prime option, you can get these items shipped to you or your destination in 1 to 2 business days.

For the adventure-seeker: Inflatable Solar Powered Light ($19.92 on Amazon.ca)

If you have a friend who loves to camp or hike, these small blow-up lights are sure to be a hit. They give off a good amount of light and are collapsible, so they don’t take up a lot of space. They’re also ideal for other outdoor activities where you can’t easily access a plug.

For the cocktail connoisseur: Ice Mould Set (two moulds for $20.95)

A nice twist on the usual ice cube, these moulds create cubes that make any beverage look extra special. They come in two shapes—spherical and large cubes—and are made to fit in standard glasses.

For the world traveller: Scratch the World Map ($30.99)

Your jet-setting pal will love this world map, which allows users to scratch and uncover the countries to which they’ve travelled. Bonus: this makes for a beautiful decorative statement. (We’re not responsible for the wanderlust this might cause!)

For the music aficionado: Waterproof Shower Speaker ($31.99)

This is a great gift for that person in your life who loves to sing in the shower. It connects to devices through Bluetooth, so his or her phone stays dry while he or she sings along to favourite tunes. Comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, with up to 6 hours of battery life.

For the bath enthusiast: Bath Bomb Gift Set (six for $35.99)

This set of six bigger-than-average bath bombs will be appreciated by anyone who loves aromatherapy and the feeling of being spa-pampered. Each bath bomb is made with one essential oil: peppermint, citronella, lemon, rose, orange, and lavender. They’re vegan and all-natural.

For the coffee addict: HyperChiller ($45.99)

Who doesn’t love a good iced coffee? This coffee maker is portable and only takes one minute to chill coffee. The HyperChiller is sure to be a hit for any of your caffeine-loving family members! They’re dishwasher safe and can also be used to chill other beverages.

Photo: iStock/BakiBG.