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The 2017 #TechTO Gift Guide

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We’re excited to share TechToronto.org’s 2017 #TechTO Gift Guide, designed to help you discover the best consumer gifts from local Toronto tech companies. Buying from a local tech company is the perfect way to support Toronto’s booming technology ecosystem while finding the perfect present this holiday season. This year, give the gift of Toronto tech!

 

For the home automation geek…

Ecobee Smart WiFi Thermostats deliver better comfort, real control, and more savings to your home. Plus, the new ecobee4 has Amazon’s Alexa built right in, so you can ask to play music, hear the news, or order groceries right from your thermostat.

 

For the home services you can’t automate…

Jiffy On Demand instantly connects homeowners with home service professionals in real time, delivering instant appointments. A Jiffy gift card will make your techie homeowner happy by delivering on-demand snow removal, landscaping, furniture assemble or any one of Jiffy’s 30 services. TechToronto.org newsletter subscribers can use promo code “TECHTO” to get $50 off their first service.

 

For the socially woke…

The Soular Backpack offers a ‘One for One’ backpack purchase, that provides solar powered backpacks to kids in East Africa. This enables them to do their homework every night without the use of the carcinogenic kerosene lamp. TechToronto.org newsletter subscribers can use promo code “TechTO” to get 15% off!

 

For your future little tech star…

Little Robot Friends are fun, expressive robots that introduce kids age 7+ to the world of code and electronics. Empower your little one to think creatively with technology.

 

For your future not-so-little tech star…

Wealthsimple offers the smart and simple way to invest in Future You. They use a Nobel Prize-winning approach to build a diversified portfolio of low-fee funds in minutes. Give the gift of financial brilliance with a Wealthsimple gift card this holiday season.

 

For the foodie…

The Carnivore Club is the world’s first subscription service dedicated to delivering premium cured meats right to your door. Hand crafted by local artisans for a one-of- a-kind taste experience. TechToronto.org newsletter subscribers can use promo code “TechTO” to receive 15% discount!

 

For the selfie-star:

InkBox is the world’s first semi-permanent tattoo lasting just a couple weeks. It’s been showing up in the feeds of Instagram influencers everywhere. You can even upload your own artwork (ask to see Alex’s custom #TechTO tattoo, I won’t tell you where). TechToronto.org newsletter subscribers can use promo code “techto” to receive 25% their order!

 

For the snorer (yes you read that right)…

Smart Nora is the contact-free snoring solution that lets couples sleep soundly. You know it’s making waves world-wide when it’s added to the famous Oprah Favorite Things list. TechToronto.org newsletter subscribers can use promo code “TechTO” to get $20 off their Smart Nora gift!

 

For the meat lovers…

Meatme.ca offers a unique way of sourcing sustainable Canadian meats. Give a gift card to make holiday meals more delicious and sustainable.

 

For the zen-master…

Muse is a brain sensing headband that makes meditation easier by providing you with real-time audio feedback on what’s happening in your brain when you meditate. Gift the Muse headband to a loved one that needs a good break, or simply loves a good meditation session.

 

For the klutz…

Do you know someone who’s broken a few too many iPhone screens? Hitcase makes state-of-the-art phone cases that helps protect our precious tech. (Heads up- Hitcase is based in Vancouver, so you’ll be supporting the awesome TechVancouver ecosystem). TechToronto.org newsletter subscribers can use promo code “HITCASETECH15” to receive 15% off storewide!

 

Happy Holidays!