Second Skin

I, like so many others, have an iPhone. The joys of having a sleek, pretty phone are not lost on me – but people that wrap theirs in crazy Nintendo Gameboy-sized blocks of shatterproof rubber are. Enter Gelaskins, Canada’s numero uno experts when it comes to beautifully designed, removable, and thin covers to accentuate, not exaggerate, your must-have electronics.

That’s right, I said electronics. Gelaskins produces their designs for just about every electronic device you can imagine (over 100!) including phones, MP3 players & iPods, video game systems, laptops, tablets, eReaders and more.

Not only are there tons of choices for what device you’re decorating, there’s tons of choices for what you’re decorating it with. Gelaskins has over 100 artists on their roster, from urban artist Justin Bua through to pop culture classics like Mr. Messy from the Mr. Men & Little Miss series. On select devices with screens – like iPhones or iPods – you can also download a matching wallpaper for a totally immersive look.

And if you can’t quite find something that floats your boat (which truly, I might mock you for), you can even upload your own original artwork. How about pre-loading an iPod with your wedding songs and a photo from the big day? Or taking a snapshot of your mom’s favourite books and adding it to an eReader skin?

If you ARE worried about the protective benefits (or conversely, potential for damage) from Gelaskins, don’t. They are ridiculously easy to put on and take off, are super thin to prevent interference with laptop cases or covers, yet they also help prevent scratches and cosmetic damage to your fave gadget.

And finally, best of all, the prices are completely and totally reasonable. Pretty much everything on the site is under $30, making them perfect completer pieces or ways to customize your big electronics gift purchases this holiday season. If you want to put such great power in your giftee’s hands, you can also hook ’em up with a gift card to do their own browsing & buying. Buying for the whole family? If you buy three Gelaskins, the fourth one is free.  And today also happens to be the last day of their holiday Black Friday / Cyber Monday – scoot on over for 20% off your purchases.

Because I like you all, I’ve got another contest for you – this time for a $25 gift cert to Although I encourage you to do some shopping today while the big sale is still happening, this’ll be just the ticket if you’re gifting someone with a shiny new electronic this holiday season.

1) To win the $25 Gelaskins Gift Certificate, leave a comment below before December 7th and tell me what gadget you’d most like to buy a Gelaskin for. Be sure to include your name and email address (the latter of which only I can see) so I can contact you if you win!

2) Entries are limited to one per person per email address (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 7th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) For a bonus entry: Get one of your friends or family members to post a comment (and earn an entry) themselves, and name check you in the comments. And if they get someone else to do the same for them…well it’ll be a chain of potential winning 🙂

For full rules & regs, feel free to drop me an email at canadiangiftguide -at- gmail -dot- com. Good luck!

39 Responses to “Second Skin”
  1. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    I would like to buy a Gelskin for my iPad 2 however I am sure my daughter would want me to purchase one for her Blackberry phone!!!

  2. Stacey says:

    I like the skins for the ipad!

  3. Elaine Miller says:

    I would get the “gelli” for my iPhone4!

  4. Linda Chaput says:

    Great designs.I would love to win the design “Red Metal” for my laptop.

  5. pat harrison says:

    I’d like one for my ipod

  6. Holly Sproule says:

    I’d want one for my Ipod!

  7. debra says:

    I’d want one for my ipad though it would also be great for our laptop or my son’s nintendo ds

  8. Erin says:

    I’d love a Gelaskin for my Iphone!

  9. Amy Brown says:

    I’d love to win for my iPhone!

  10. Ashley says:

    Thanks Amy for showing me this great blog! I would looooooooove one of these to cover my very scratched, sad-looking iPod 😉

  11. Gail says:

    I would get one for our video game system!

  12. donna l. says:

    for my iPad!

  13. nick a. says:

    I’d like one for my iPad

  14. Susan says:

    I would choose a Gelaskin for my Kobo Touch.

  15. I would like it for the ipod touch

  16. sean pynaert says:

    my wife’s iPhone 4

  17. Pat Battles says:

    I would get one as a gift for my daughter’s ipod touch

  18. Linda Warren says:

    Wow, are these ever great! I’d love to get one for my grandson!!

  19. Kiki says:

    I’d love to get one for my husband’s iPad!

  20. thomas rusinak says:

    gelaskins would look good on my cheeks face and butt!

  21. Melody says:

    i love these… i’d get one for my nephew’s new ipad

  22. Deborah says:

    I would love a gelskin for my ipod

  23. Tanya says:

    for my Blackberry Torch

  24. Gabriel Chow says:

    I’d love to get a Gelaskins for my brand new iPod

  25. Holly says:

    I would get one for my iPhone 4S

  26. Marjorie Keith says:

    ipod, I have a nano

  27. Debbie says:

    for my iPod Touch (V2)

  28. Ksenia V says:

    I’ve wanted Van Gogh’s cherry blossoms one for my laptop for sooo long.

  29. Ernie Martin says:

    I’d like to get a sweet Gelskin for my ipad

  30. mousecat says:

    I would get a gelskin or my notebook!

  31. corie says:

    would love to get one for my laptop! these are awesome!

    corieandnickolas @

  32. AT says:

    I would love to dress up my MacBook or my iPhone, both of which are on my list for Santa….

  33. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Would love one of these colorful accesories for the ipod touch… they are so awesome!! Thanks for finding them.

  34. Bee says:

    I’d love to customize my nexus s. There aren’t very many accessories out there for the nexus.

  35. Lois Anderson says:

    I will be looking to get one of these for my daughters iphone, she would indeed feel like a winner!

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