‘Tis the season for all sorts of holiday excitement, from seeing old friends and relatives to catching classic holiday movie marathons. Of course, it’s also the season for gifts and we have some ideas for you.

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We’ve created an Advent Calendar at the Best Buy Warming Lounge at Union Station’s “Union Holiday” event in Toronto. We then stuffed it full of the top 24 gifts of the season, including exciting tech from top brands like Microsoft, Sony, Chromebook, and more.

But even if you can’t make it to the Warming Lounge itself, we’re taking the excitement of the Calendar nation-wide with a contest designed to give all of Canada a chance to win those gifts as they’re revealed each day. And we’re hosting that contest right here on our blog.

Read on to learn more about the Lounge itself and how to enter our contest.

Experience Holiday Excitement at the Best Buy Warming Lounge

Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, beside the iconic Union Station’s fantastic new skating rink, is a warm and cozy haven where anyone can come in out of the cold, relax, and explore a winter wonderland of tech: The Best Buy Warming Lounge.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be there to greet you, inviting you in to make yourselves at home and explore all the wonderful activities and tech we’ve got lined up for you. Devices from leading brands will be featured at the Lounge, giving you a chance to go hands-on with some of the season’s top tech.

Our Personal Gift Advisors will help you find the perfect gift for someone special. Blue Shirt Advisors will take some time to understand the needs of the people on your gift list. Then, they’ll give you some knowledgeable advice on the best gifts to give.

Nothing perks up the day quite like a fun gaming session. It’s a good thing, then, that we’ll have gaming consoles in the lounge for you to enjoy. Take home a snapshot of your day at the lounge. Our staff will be bringing around Fujifilm INSTAX mini Link Smartphone Printers, giving you the opportunity to snaps some pictures with your phone, link up wirelessly, then print out your favourite moments from the lounge. The excitement extends to social media with Instagram contests and giveaways. Visit, post, and share the fun.

What’s a holiday lounge without Santa Claus? On special weekends, the Best Buy Warming Lounge will play host to Santa himself. And you can expect other great festive surprises too.

Our Advent Calendar Wall in the Warming Lounge captures the excited anticipation of the holidays by providing a fun countdown until December 24th. Inside the Advent Calendar are Best Buy’s Top 24 gifts of the season. Each day, one of the Top 24 gifts will be unveiled in person, then shared on social media, and here on the blog. (NOTE: These gifts are the contest prizes we will be giving away in this blog contest!)

Excitement that begins at Union Station then extends to all of Canada

So if you are in the Toronto area come on down to the Best Buy Warming Lounge at Union Holiday, have a skate, warm yourself, and experience Holiday Excitement.

Even if you can’t make it to Toronto, follow Best Buy on Twitter and Facebook … and enter here on the blog to win one of the Top 24 gifts as revealed each day in December leading up to Christmas.

Our Top 24 gifts of the season will have something for everyone’s Christmas list. Each day from December 1st to 24th, one prize will be revealed at the Union Station Warming lounge and everyone who entered here on this blog post before that draw will be eligible to win that prize (click here for full contest rules and regulations). To learn more read the full details below.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy but you can only enter once; note that due to the huge number of comments we get there may be a delay before your comment appears below, but it will eventually appear so do not enter more than one comment.

In a comment below, tell us one thing available at Best Buy that you would love to see under the tree with your name on it this year.

What you can win

Each day from December 1st until December 24th, we will randomly select one winner from all eligible comments on the blog at the time the prize is drawn to receive the prize of the day. The daily prizes will be announced as they are drawn at the Warming lounge in Toronto, on social media, and right here on the blog. Winners will be announced once they have been contacted and have their eligibility confirmed.

Dec 1 – Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Dec 13 – Google Nest Hub Max with Google Assistant
Dec 2 – Jabra Elite 75T headphones Dec 14 – ASUS Chromebook Flip 14″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop
Dec 3 – Microsoft Surface 3 13.5″ Touchscreen Laptop Dec 15 – Fitbit Versa 2
Dec 4 – Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer Dec 16 – Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Ceramic Fan Heater
Dec 5 – Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete Curling Iron Dec 17 – Bose Frames Alto Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses
Dec 6 – Sony XB41 Portable Speaker Dec 18 – Thinkware X700 Full HD 1080p Dash Cam & Rear Camera
Dec 7 – Sony Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones Dec 19 – Nanoleaf Light Panels
Dec 8 – Lenovo Smart Clock with the Google Assistant Dec 20 – Victrola 7-in-1 Nostalgic Belt Drive Turntable
Dec 9 – Garmin Vivoactive 4S Smartwatch Dec 21 – Nintendo Switch Lite – Turquoise
Dec 10 – Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine Dec 22 – Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush – Pink
Dec 11 – Osmo Genius Starter Kit Dec 23 – Wolf Gourmet Countertop Stand Blender
Dec 12 – JBL Boombox Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Dec 24 – Click and Grow Smart Indoor Garden


Entries will be accepted from November 25th until the last prize is drawn on the morning of December 24th.

Remember you can only enter once. However, the holidays are a time for connecting with friends and family, so share this contest and you can all be hoping someone you know and love’s name gets listed among the prize winners of this contest.

Win exciting prizes from Union Holiday Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.


  1. BB is my first choice for home electronics or major appliances for my home. I will be dropping in for my washer/dryer on Boxing day

  2. Oh! I have such a little crush on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm Smartwatch with Heart Rate Monitor in Rose Gold- oh, she’s as pretty as a peach. Other than that, I would love a Surface, or a new Smart TV or an XBOX of my own! Basically, y’all have my whole Christmas list, and I was good this year – so, do please tell Santa :):):)

    (Thanks BestBuy!)

  3. I would like to give a new Iphone or Samsung galaxy to my dad. He’s the most difficult person to shop for, but I know he will need a new smartphone for retirement. He definitely won’t expect it, but I know he will be thrilled.

  4. I’d love it if I was able to gift my hubby with a tablet for Christmas.
    He works so hard to make sure our three kiddos and myself are all taken care of, it would be wonderful to gift him something special to show how much we appreciate everything he does.

    • I’m a need vs wants kind of person. I really need a new fridge and vacuum, but I really want something techy like a Ring Pro or new laptop under the tree.

  5. I would really love to surprise my hard working husband with one of these amazing gifts for the holidays. He always puts his family before himself and I’d love to offer him a gift to say thank you for all that he does. While all of these presents sound incredible, I think he’d enjoy the Nintendo Switch Lite the most! Thank you so very much for the opportunity, Best Buy! Happy Holidays to everyone!!

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