Whether you're prepping your kids for camp or bracing yourself for another power outage, this Super PeliLite Flashlight from Pelican won't disappoint. Not only is it submersible up to 500 feet - hello, night swims - but it projects a super-bright Xenon beam, boasts lightweight plastic construction and is guaranteed for life. $27.
Mountain Equipment Co-op (400 King West, 416-340-2667, www.mec.ca). Pelican Flashlight