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Best Samsung watches of 2022

Wearable smart tech, like a Samsung watch, puts your important health and fitness data within reach at all times. With the flick of your wrist, you can see how many steps you’ve walked, chart your activity levels for the week, record your heart rate, gain information about your sleep patterns, and even keep up with phone calls and email. At the same time, your Samsung watch can work with your smartphone to control your music, display notifications, keep you updated on the weather, and much more.

Traveling again? It’s time to upgrade your suitcase

Your passport has been stuck in a drawer for far too long. But now that almost 70% of Canadians are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and with an international vaccine passport coming in the fall, it’s almost time to get back in the air and travel the world again.

Along with double checking all the required paperwork for your destination and making sure you have a negative Covid test result, all you need is a lovely new set of luggage to celebrate a long overdue vacation.

The perfect Father’s Day gift for every kind of Canadian dad

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20, and with the promise of a summer with fewer Covid-19 restrictions ahead, dads all over Canada will be ready to celebrate. Forget about the traditional and — let’s be honest — lacklustre Father’s Day gifts of socks and a tie. This year, treat Dad to a gift that better represents his interests, passions and unique personality. We’ve gathered together a range of products at different price points to suit every kind of Canadian father.

All the beach day essentials you need for a Canadian summer getaway

Beach vacations down in the tropics likely won’t feature in your summer plans this year because of Covid-19 restrictions, but luckily, Canada boasts some truly beautiful beaches from coast to coast.

You can enjoy the postcard-worthy red sand beaches of Prince Edward Island or stunningly clear glacial lakefront beaches in the Rockies. Visit a surfer’s paradise in stormy Tofino on the west coast, or stroll across the white sands in Maritime Quebec on the Îles de la Madeleine, to mention just a few...

The perfect Mother’s Day gift for every kind of Canadian mom

Sunday, May 9, marks the second Mother’s Day celebrated during the pandemic, and the normal festivities, like a big family brunch, a barbecue or even a weekend away, likely won’t be possible for many moms. Depending on your provincial or territorial restrictions, you may not be able to even see your mom this year, so why not get her an extra-special gift to show just how much she means to you?

Fun, smart outdoor-themed products to reignite kids’ wanderlust

Canadian kids, just like their parents, just passed the one-year milestone of Covid-19 restrictions. Our youngest citizens have had to sacrifice so much. They’ve endured months of homeschooling and haven’t been able to socialize with their friends, see extended family members or attend extracurricular activities — and even when in-person learning resumed, their experience of school was far from normal.
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