Gift Guides 2016

With a few days to go until the big day, peruse 21 gifts that are simple to snag – just in time. more

Dec 21, 2016 5:00 PM Life

Does Santa dab? If so, he might answer the collective prayers of smokers in Canada and fast-track legalization. more

Dec 19, 2016 4:06 PM Life



Ready to choose those gifts? We've colour coded our fantasy items – this week, highlighting blue, black-and-white, purple, pink and neutral. more

Dec 16, 2016 6:00 PM Life

There was big bounty this year for graphic novel enthusiasts, thanks to new releases by Seth, Daniel Clowes, Chester Brown, Shigeru Mizuki (posthumously), and a Margaret Atwood debut. Make your fave reader happy with one of our picks. more

Dec 15, 2016 11:42 AM Books

After a play's run ends, the published script can reach those who either missed the show or want to relive the experience. Here are some recently published Canadian plays that would make great gifts for the theatre lover on your list. more

Dec 14, 2016 5:11 PM Theatre



Plus: more holiday gift ideas to finish off your list more

Dec 14, 2016 2:15 PM Life

These books rocked our world this year – read them yourself or buy them as gifts more

Dec 13, 2016 12:09 PM Books



Plus: a pack of artful present picks for every character on your list more

Dec 7, 2016 5:18 PM Life

NOW's boozy gift guide steers you to the best bottles, books and accessories more

Dec 7, 2016 5:00 PM Drinks

With dozens of seasonal shows currently onstage, I ask a bunch of artists to share their holiday faves, survival tips and messages for a certain president elect more

Dec 7, 2016 12:52 PM Stage



Plus: more great gift ideas that you can actually afford more

Nov 30, 2016 5:52 PM Life

Support local vendors and buy unique gifts at these seasonal markets more

Nov 30, 2016 4:25 PM Life

A present of art is beautiful both for the giftee and the creator more

Nov 30, 2016 2:00 PM Art

Stop buying and start making this season more

Nov 24, 2016 3:38 PM Life

In our first gift guide of the season, we're putting that Obama family motto in reverse: when everyone else goes high, we go low. We've rummaged for 25 great gifts that won't break the bank. more

Nov 23, 2016 6:00 PM Life


Courtesy of the Toronto Human Society

But if you want to welcome an animal into your home this winter , consider adopting one of the 130,000+ pets in Canadian shelters and foster care more

Nov 18, 2016 3:40 PM Life


Mike Ford

As the holiday season bears down on us, you, hapless holiday host, are agonizing over the upcoming title fight between you and a plucked 12-pound bird, a sack of potatoes, three cans of cranberry sauce and whatever the hell goes into stuffing. more

Nov 16, 2016 6:40 PM Food & Drink