10 Great Last Minute Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Dec 22, 2015
There's nothing worse than last minute shopping in crowded malls with half-empty shelves. Unfortunately I have yet again found myself facing this predicament as I try to cross off the last of my loved ones off my gift list.

If you're like me, Travelzoo has you covered!

Skip buying the customary sweaters, scarves and slippers that may or may not be worn, and opt instead to give an experience. Travelzoo experiences are easier to buy (shop online from the comfort of your own home, or the office ... not that we condone shopping on company time) They're easier to give (print them and put them in a pretty envelope or simply email them across the country or across the world for free). More importantly, they'll likely be better received.

According to a recent Travelzoo Canada study, 86% of Canadians prefer to receive an experience such as a getaway or threatre tickets rather than a physical gift like clothing or tools.

Thinking of buying your loved ones an experience? Here are 10 great ideas we found in the Travelzoo Canada Gift Guide.

Globe Bistro

1. 6-Course Chef's Tasting Menu for 2 at Globe Bistro in Toronto for $79

The Danforth's Globe Bistro "has an admirable dedication to all things local" and Travelzoo members can enjoy "expertly cooked" dishes for half off (Toronto Life)

2. Tickets to the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA in Montreal from $23

Watch 22 of the world's best drivers compete in ohigh-octane racing at Montreal's biggest racing event. Tickets are avalaible for all days (June 10-12) for 50% off.
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

3. Race a Real Stock Car from $64

Ride shotgun in a NASCAR stock car driven by a pro driver with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Choose from 8 tracks across the country and save 55%.

4. Snow Tubing & Sightseeing at Mt. Norquay for 2 or Family of 4 for $45

Mount Norquay's tubing park is "a blast" and a "fun day out for the whole family" (Travelzoo members). Save $55 on tubing and sightseeing this winter.
Hôtel de Glace

5. Overnight Stay at North America's only Ice Hotel for $279

Stay at the world renowned Hotel de Glace in Quebec City for 30%. The deal includes breakfast for two, hot tub and sauna access, welcome cocktails and more.

6. Spa day at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal for $85

You'll feel like royalty as you are pampered at the Gibson Spa, housed in the CAA 4-diamond Montreal Fairmont. You'll get a massage, facial and pedicure for 60% off.
The Adventure Group Whistler

7. Guided Whistler Mountaintop Snowshoeing for $55

Ride the gondola on Whistler Mountain's summit and snowshoe into the wilderness. You're guaranteed unforgetable views of the famous mountain for almost 40% off.

8. One-Night Stay at the Chic Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary for $169

The CAA 4-diamond hotel is an elegant landmark in the heart of downtown Calgary. Stay at the century-old establishment for 40% off regular rates.

9. Helicopter Tours & Lessons over The Laurentians for $59

Soar over the sights of The Laurentians' "stunning natural beauty" (Fodor's) in a helicopter. Save up to 65% on tours and lessons next spring.

10. Golf day for 2 or 4 in Collingwood from $79

Play the 6500-yard course at the Cranberry Golf Resort, featuring winding fairways, for 70% off regular rates.  

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