The experts at Staples share their Holiday must-haves

Gift-giving can be overwhelming but Staples’ experts are here to inspire you by sharing their must-have gifts for this Holiday season.

“Finding the perfect gift for that tech-savvy person on your list will make you the ultimate gift giver,” said Jot Toor, vice president of divisional merchandising at Staples Canada, who has over 19 years in the consumer technology industry. “With rapidly changing tech trends, Staples has the latest gadgets and wearables for you to choose from, at the best prices.”

Here, Jot shares the hottest tech on everyone’s wish list.

  • Bright Tunes Speaker Lights
    Light up the holiday season with these white LED string lights with four built-in Bluetooth speakers.
  • JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker
    The JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker is a portable, rechargeable, and splash-proof Bluetooth speaker.
  • Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones
    Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones offer great sound with industry leading active noise cancelling that makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better.
  • Nest Thermostat
    The Nest Thermostat has a sleek design with a bigger and sharper display. With Farsight, it lights up when it sees you coming and shows you the time or temperature from across the room.
  • Fitbit Charge 2
    Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2. Its PurePluse continuous heart rate makes it easy to maximize workouts, track calorie burn and get a snapshot of your cardio fitness level.
  • HP Pavilion Wave desktop
    The desktop PC is now reinvented with HP Pavilion Wave. It’s designed unlike anything you’ve seen before and includes a wireless keyboard with volume control and optical mouse.


  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard Chameleon Edition
    The Phantom 3 Standard Bundle comes with a Phantom 3 Skin Decal Sticker. Use the Auto-Hover option to let your Phantom 3 Standard hover perfectly in place, holding both position and altitude until you fly it again.


  • MSI Leopard Pro Gaming Laptop
    The next generation in affordable gaming laptops is here. The GP62 Leopard Pro features NVIDIA GTX 960 graphics, top quality audio with SoundBlaster cinema, Killer™ E2400 Game Networking and more.
  • Asus ROG 17″ Gaming Laptop
    Play games at a high-resolution and with a smooth frame rate with the ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop. The powerful NVidia graphics technology gives you high-end performance for advanced games.
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q 24″ TN eSports Gaming Monitor
    ROG Swift PG248Q is a competition-grade gaming monitor that gives you seamless visuals and super-smooth gameplay.

“Finding the right gift adds to the excitement of the holiday season,” said Elio Tremonti, vice president of online merchandising at Staples Canada. “With so much to choose from, Staples has exactly the right gifts for everyone on your list – from your boss, to your family and even your child’s teacher.”

This Holiday season, Elio narrows down his list to the top 10 items you wouldn’t think you could find on

  • Keurig K50 Hot Brewing System
    Brews a perfect beverage in under one minute, offering a choice of three cup sizes with a removable Drip Tray to accommodate travel mugs.


  • Whalen Ottoman Gaming Chair
    The compact fold up seat offers a great space saving solution and doubles as a stylish ottoman. Even more storage can be found in the hidden compartment under the seat.
  • Jewelry
    Whether it’s bracelets, earrings, or necklaces, customers can find a wide range of products in both contemporary and classic designs on
  • Garmin Forerunner® 230 Running Watch
    Stay on pace for your next personal record with Forerunner® 230, the GPS and GLONASS running watch with smart features.
  • HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
    VIVE is a first-of-its kind virtual reality system developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, VIVE features an adjustable headset, two wireless controllers and precise SteamVR Tracking.
  • Call of Duty: Guardian WiFi Drone
    Your Guardian WIFI Drone puts you into the action while taking surveillance photos and video. Attach your smart phone and ensure nothing sneaks up on you.


  • Gyrocopter Smart Board
    A self-balancing, personal transporter that uses gyroscopic technology to revolutionize the way you travel. Steering and stopping are controlled by dynamic equilibrium all based on the shifting of your body weight.
  • Canon SELPHY CP1200 Compact Photo Printer
    The Canon SELPHY CP1200 Compact Photo Printer lets you print wherever you are. The compact design makes it easy to travel with and print from your mobile device using Wi Fi or Air Print.
  • Thinkware X330 Full HD Dashcam
    The Thinkware X330 is a high-quality dash cam that acts as a reliable witness in the case of an incident.
  • Roku Premiere Streaming Player
    Get powerful streaming performance and stunning 4K resolution at an amazing value. The new Roku Premiere is for HD & 4K Ultra HD TVs.

As vice president of online merchandising, Elio is responsible for launching fresh and inventive products on He has helped curate over a quarter of a million products online that range from tech, home décor, travel, beauty, recreation, furniture and much more.

More holiday gift-giving ideas are available either in-store or online at, or through the Staples mobile app and the Staples Holiday lookbook.

Throughout the season, join the conversation using #ThinkStaples.


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