The perfect money-related gift ideas for everyone on your list

Wooden box with seedlings under a plastic cover

For the home chef: Planter and seeds

The cost-conscious cook in your life will appreciate the ability to have fresh herbs and vegetables while avoiding the rising food prices we’ve seen at grocers – and the sense of accomplishment they’ll get by growing their own food is the gift that keeps on giving. We love that this planter is made in Canada, easy to use (the instructions promise no green thumbs required), looks great near a window (even in a small condo), affordable (less than $40), and includes four seeds each: basil, arugula, lettuce, and kale, plus two bottles of plant nutrients. But, you can also add other seeds, such as cucumber and strawberries. Just vertical sowing kit, $39.99; four-seed pack, from $5.99.Lisa Hannam

Luggage style backpack open to show two stacks of clothes

For the traveler: luggage backpack

Perfect for the avid traveler on your list, this carry-on features a laptop sleeve and a large main compartment that opens like a suitcase. It has plenty of space for clothes, gadgets and personal care items. Plus, it meets Air Canada’s and other airlines’ maximum over and under seat baggage size requirements, so your friend or family member can save on checked baggage fees. Choose from five colors. Hynes Eagle Weekender cabin backpack$72.99.—Margaret Montgomery

Sparkling water maker on a kitchen counter

For your picky partner: sparkling water maker

We all know someone who, when given the choice, opts for sparkling water over still. A sparkling water maker, like SodaStream’s new Art model, can make the choice even easier for the right recipient. With its sleek new design and dishwasher-safe bottle, this machine helps eliminate the waste and cost of regularly buying bottled sparkling water. Also available: a wide selection of tasty flavor packs, like Pepsi and bubly. SodaStream Art Starter Pack, $169.99; flavors starting at $6.99.Justin Dallaire

A flat, rectangular device with a large screen displaying text

For the book clubber: E-reader

Although an eReader costs a little money upfront, it saves space and money in the long run. E-books are often much cheaper than printed copies, and your loved one can borrow e-books from the public library. The latest Kindle model features an improved high-resolution display, 16GB storage capacity, longer battery life and a new dark mode for easy reading indoors and outdoors. outdoors and at bedtime. Amazon Kindles, $129.99.—Nolawie Getu

Glass and Plastic French Press Coffee Maker

For the Coffee Lover: French Press

It might be a budget cliche to save money on a daily coffee, but for some it works! As food prices continue to rise, we could spend even more on coffee next year. A great resolution is to invest in a simple and elegant French press. Coffee machines like Keurig and Nespresso are convenient, but using a French press is much cheaper and cheaper than buying coffee pods. In addition, your loved one will have more control over the taste of their morning infusion. Master Chef 8-Cup French Press$19.99.Jessica Lopez

Plastic cloth shaving device with Conair logo

For a thrifty or eco-friendly friend: Cloth razor

With this inexpensive gadget, your gift recipient can revive their favorite t-shirts and sweaters and make them look fresh and new again. This rechargeable model from Conair features an easy-to-grip handle and an extra-wide shaving head to quickly remove lint, fuzz, and pilling, and it’s adjustable for different fabrics. Makes a great bottom stuffer…and then you can defuzz the bottom too. Conair Extreme Fabric Defuzzer$24.98.—Jaclyn Law

Plastic ATM toy with keypad and screen

For your niece or nephew: electronic ticket vending machine toy

If you’re shopping for kids and want to teach them about money, don’t buy a piggy bank. Instead, buy an electronic ATM. The Dr. STEM Talking ATM isn’t as small as Mr. Piggy, but it has a cool design that mimics the real ATM experience. The toy is fully functional – you can deposit money and the digital screen shows a balance. The ATM has a working number pad and even includes a mini debit card. Children aged six and over will have fun and learn about banking and saving money. Ben Franklin Toys Dr. STEM Talking ATM$68.85.—Jessica Lopez

Small rectangular device with the Ledger logo

For Bitcoin Enthusiasts: Crypto Hard Wallet

A great gift for the cryptocurrency enthusiast in your life, the Ledger Nano S Plus hard wallet holds up to 100 apps and supports over 5,500 tokens, plus it’s NFT– and Challenge-friendly. Available in five colors. If the recipient of your gift has been really well this year, you can upgrade to the Bluetooth-enabled Ledger Nano X ($209 incl. HST). Nano S Plus Register$114 (HST included).Jaclyn’s Law

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