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Staples Canada is reinventing holiday gift-giving

From The Sentimentalist to The Tech Enthusiast, The Working and Learning Company is curating gift ideas for everyone this holiday season

Richmond Hill, ON, November 8, 2019 - Staples Canada is helping Canadians surprise those who matter most with unique, curated gift ideas this holiday season. Whether Canadians are shopping for their family, friends, teachers or coworkers, Staples has the solution to ensure their gift is meaningful and as unique as they are.

A recent survey conducted by Staples Canada revealed that 68 per cent of consumers find it difficult to find the right gift for their family members, while 45 per cent have a challenging time finding a perfect gift for their friends. Finding the right gift is a common stressor among Canadian shoppers, and that’s why Staples Canada is providing solutions this holiday season by creating a streamlined shopping experience with Gifts that Get Them.

“As The Working and Learning Company, we are always thinking of ways to help our customers get inspired and be successful in anything they do – and that includes making their holiday shopping a breeze,” said John DeFranco, Chief Commercial Officer, Staples Canada. “Finding that perfect gift can be difficult, so we thought of family, friends, teachers and coworkers alike to build a unique selection of gifting ideas that reflect who they are and what inspires them.”

Some of the gifting personalities crafted include:

  • The Entrepreneur: This is the person in your life who has a small business, a gig on the side, and always striving for the next big adventure.

  • The Artsy Crafter: This is the creative DIYer who loves to doodle and make their own gifts.

  • The Pen Lover: For the person who favours the personal touch of the written letter and prefers taking handwritten notes. Making notebooks look pretty using different colours, pens and all types of sticky notes.

  • The Tech Enthusiast: They are obsessed with always having the latest in tech innovation, staying connected and having the “smartest” home/office set up.

  • The Sentimentalist: The person who appreciates a personal gift more than anything else. Personalized photo mugs and calendars will act as a continued reminder of their loved ones. This can also go beyond loved ones to loved times.

  • Stocking Stuffers: Gifts that are small enough to fit in a stocking but still pack a great punch and under $50.

Gifts that get them

This year’s Holiday Lookbook contains plenty of gifting ideas to get inspired this holiday season. With gifts that get them gaming, creating, connecting and more, this resource was created to spark thoughtful ideas for a unique and personalized gift.

Top products for the ultimate gift exchange

Under $50
  • Gry Mattr Essential Oil Diffuser, $49.98

  • General Supply Goods + Co. Traveller Flask, $39.98

  • Google Chromecast, $45.00

Under $20
  • Splash Wood/Fabric Letter Board, $19.98

  • General Supply Goods + Co. Pineapple LED Light, $18.98

  • Poppin Mini Medley Soft Cover Notebooks, $19.99

Stocking Stuffers
  • Splash Mini USB Salt Lamp, $16.98

  • Kikkerland Cut and Serve Bamboo Cheese Board Set, $18.98

  • Zebra Mildliner 5-Colour Set, $8.49

Personalized Gifts from Solutionshop
  • Turn your favourite memory into a work of art with a canvas print, starting at $29.99 for an 8”x8” premium canvas print.

  • Customize a mug, fleece blanket or puzzle with a photo to create a one-of-a-kind and memorable gift, starting at $14.99.

  • Create a memory that you can cherish all year round with a customized calendar, starting at $19.99 for a classic calendar.

  • Find more custom gifts at

New to Staples Canada this holiday season is General Supply Goods + Co., a stylish new collection rooted in nostalgia and Canadian heritage, bringing back the look and feel of the past with a modern sensibility. Perfect for the upcoming gifting season, products include scented travel candles, woodgrain monogram notebooks, retro desk lamps, travel accessories and more.

To find more gifts that get them, visit or check out Staples Canada's new Working + Learning Blog and Spotlight Magazine at

About Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros

Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company. With a focus on community, inspiration and services, the company is committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit its 305 locations across the country and online at The company offers three co-working facilities in Toronto, Kelowna and Oakville under the banner Staples Studio. Since its transformation to The Working and Learning Company, Staples Canada has been demonstrating a renewed commitment to small businesses and consumers, through expanded services that go beyond printing in Solutionshop, thousands of new products, tech services, special events, and informative content with the Spotlight Speaker Series and newly-launched blog. A privately-owned company, Staples Canada is dedicated to helping its customers work, learn and grow. Visit for more information, or get social with @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About this survey/study:

From October 30th to November 4th, 2019 an online survey was conducted among 2,129 Canadians who are members of the Angus Reid Forum. For comparison purposes only, the sample plan would carry a margin of error of +/- 2.12 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.

About the Angus Reid Forum:

The Angus Reid Forum is Canada’s most well-known and trusted online public opinion community consisting of engaged residents across the country who answer surveys on topical issues that matter to all Canadians.

Media Information:

Alessandra Saccal, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext. 2363, [email protected]

Kathleen Stelmach, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext. 2714, [email protected]

David Dwyer, Golin, 647-828-0140, [email protected]

By Staples Canada

November 08, 2019