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Speakers’ Spotlight Annual Holiday Gift Guide!

Speakers’ Spotlight Annual Holiday Gift Guide!

Have some hard to shop for people on your list this year? Not to worry, the Speakers’ Spotlight  Annual Holiday Gift Guide is here to help! With gifts ranging from what to give the fiction lover on your list to the  music connoisseur, we’re sure there’s something for almost everyone here!

For the idealistic leader: Weology: How Everybody Wins When We Comes Before Me, by Peter Aceto, President and CEO of Tangerine.  In Weology, Peter explains the “people-first” leadership strategies that have made Tangerine such a popular bank with Canadians.


For the fast food lover: Eat St., Recipes from the Tastiest, Messiest, and Most Irresistible Food Trucks by the show’s host (and corporate comedian extraordinaire), James Cunningham. Bringing together the best recipes from four seasons of the show, the Eat St. cookbook features over 125 mouth-watering recipes from the top food vendors from all over the world.

For the non-gluten glutton: Lifestyle personality Mary Jo Eustace proves that gluten-free need not be gross. Her new gluten-free cookbook offers plenty of delectable dishes that are not only healthy, but also taste great!

For the music lover:
Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can, by astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield— it’s the first “off planet” album ever recorded!

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For the beauty junkie: Ours skincare, by Cheryl Hickey. The products in Cheryl’s skincare line are designed to look after the delicate skin of parents and children alike, and available at Rexall stores everywhere.

For the fiction lover: Bestselling author Lawrence Hill’s newest novel, The Illegal. Fast-moving and compelling, The Illegal is a timely literary thriller that addresses the fate of undocumented refugees who struggle to survive in nations that do not want them.

For great parents (or want-to-be great parents): The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids, Without Turning into a Tiger, by Dr. Shimi Kang.  In this excellent book, Dr. Kang offers a balanced parenting approach based on bonding, role modeling, and firmly guiding children towards a balanced way of life leading to internal drive for health, happiness, and success in the 21st century.


For the backyard rink enthusiast: In his 28 years on Hockey Night in Canada and now as host of Hometown Hockey, Ron MacLean has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has great stories to tell. Now, in his new book, Hometown Hockey, Ron shares more hockey tales from across the country.

For the hockey fan and/or the strong-yet-silent type: Clint Malarchuk’s incredible memoir, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond. Here, the well-known former NHL goalie shares his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head—in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well. Truly an incredible read.

For the most “awesome” person you know: The Book of Awesome by happiness expert Neil Pasricha is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life’s little moments and the under-appreciated, simple things that make us happy–from popping bubble wrap to hitting a bunch of green lights in a row, to waking up thinking it’s Monday and realizing it’s Saturday.


For the sommelier: Anything from celebrity chef David Rocco’s line of wines, which features a Pinot Grigio, a Chianti and a Prosecco, all affordably priced to enjoy with any meal, and even in cooking (of course).

For the most “tea-rrific” person in your life: What could be better than a gift from DAVIDsTea, the acclaimed brand started by our very own David Segal? In 2008, David was simply a 27-year-old tea loving entrepreneur, with a vision to redefine the tea experience. Today, DAVIDsTEA has hundreds of stores throughout North America — and thousands of tea drinkers are very thankful for that!

For the discerning perfume lover: Something from Barbara Stegemann’s  range of perfumes. Her “7 Virtues” company sources organic oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Rwanda, Haiti and the Middle East) to encourage change and to reverse the effects of war and poverty…and the perfumes smell great, too!


For the “Aging Gracefully” lady in your life: The Time of Your Life, by celebrated Canadian and mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau  explores the fundamentals women need to create their best future, by discussing cornerstone issues such as housing, money, sex, friendship and children.


For the rock fan: Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything, by Moist frontman and creative tour de force, David Usher. Based on his wildly popular speaking engagements, Let the Elephants Run is an essential guide to helping people to reconnect with their imaginations and nurture their creativity in a tangible and productive way.