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Alberta Venture’s Gifting Guide

From new smartphones to smart looking knives, we’ve created a list that you can to use to shop for the business person in your life – or give to those who are shopping for you

Dec 6, 2012

by Alberta Venture Staff


For The Guy Who Loves Gadgets (but hates Apple)

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Tablet
With the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, you might as well have a home theatre system with you everywhere you go. It boasts a 1920 x 1200 resolution full HD screen with Super IPS+ mode (meaning it’s suitable for outdoor use), scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and SonicMaster audio technology for high-quality sound.
$499.99 www.bestbuy.ca
Other ideas: Nexus 4 smartphone, from $309 play.google.com

For The Foodie In Your Life

Haruyuki Tsuchime Knife
Said to look like waves striking a beach in the moonlight, Haruyuki Tsuchime blades from Seki, Japan, make a striking introduction into the world of high-end Japanese knives and a great addition to any kitchen.
From $105, knifewear.com
Other ideas: Wine Collective subscription, $87.99 per month, Palate Expansion shipment winecollective.ca

For The Guy Who Likes To Look Good

Cashmere Scarf
If there’s one fashion accessory that enjoys a long season in Alberta, it’s the scarf, so it right with cashmere. Designers like Brooks Brothers and J. Crew offer soft cashmere scarves for both men and women in stylish plaids, Fair Isle knits, and solid colours.
US $348, cashmere heather plaid scarf, brooksbrothers.com
Other ideas: Saphir shoeshine starter kit, US $195, hangerproject.com

For The Person Who Likes To Entertain

Nespresso Espresso Maker
Good coffee at home and the office takes time and talent – that, or frequent runs to the neighbourhood café. But things change when you’ve got a Nestle Nespresso machine. Its 16 premium blends and collection of accessories lets you make barista-quality espresso, lattes and cappuccinos simply by loading a capsule and pressing a button.
$369.99, Nespresso CitiZ Limousine espresso machine, futureshop.ca
Other ideas: Victoria Spirits gin, From $48, 750 ML, victoriaspirits.com

For The Gal Who Likes To Indulge

Fairmont Gift Card
There’s no question that Fairmont is the name in luxury hotels in Canada, and with 16 properties in the country, it’s safe to say that one of these gift cards – redeemable for accommodations, services and meals regardless of whether or not you’re a guest – won’t go unused.
fairmontgiftcard.com
Other ideas: Kiehl’s Creme du Corps, $37.50, 250 mL bottle kiehls.ca

The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Charitable Donation
Sometimes we just don’t need more stuff, and that’s where CanadaHelps comes in. The donation-facilitation website connects donors with more than 80,000 charities, making it easy to contribute, either on your behalf or on someone else’s, in just a few clicks.
www.canadahelps.org

Experience Alberta’s history pass (unlimited access to historic sites and museums)
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in work we forget there’s a world out there. Give an escape – many escapes – with an Experience Alberta’s History pass. Passholders get one year of unlimited access to 18 provincial historic sites and museums.
$30, adult; $75, family
history.alberta.ca/mainfiles/experiencealbertahistory.aspx

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