Top Of The Pops

Post inspiration goes to my sister (again)! We were talking a few weeks ago about various Christmas gift ideas, and it clicked with both of us that today’s pop stars are so much more than vibrating vocal cords behind a microphone – they’re brands. I mean, I knew this before, but with some of the holiday season’s coolest gifts being touted by some of today’s top pop divas, I thought it was time to dive in with some gift ideas. What’s particularly cool about these products is that if you’re a fan of the artist, there’s an extra special connection to the item. And if you’re not – indulge anyway. I won’t tell.

Heartbeats by Lady Gaga – $149
By now you’ve probably heard of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones – known as much for their amazing, crystal clear sound as their sleek style. Well Lady Gaga has joined this team of in-ear entertainment experts with her Heartbeats collection. Inspired by Gaga’s love of leather and studs, the headphones are incredibly stylish – but also have some pretty practical features as well. Different-sized ear tips make it easy to find the perfect fit, and a built-in microphone means you can use ’em for phone chats.

Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour DVD
– $16.99 / $23.99 (Blu-Ray)
To quote Ms. Spears – “There’s only two type of people in this world…”, only in this case, I’ll flip it to say it’s people that get Britney, or they don’t. If you’re in the latter camp, you’ll flip for this concert DVD – her first in nearly a decade – that was filmed right here in Canada, at her performance in Toronto. Mixing classic tracks with new favourites – like recent singles ‘Till The World Ends’ and ‘Criminal’ – it’s great to see Britney back in such fine form, and with an amazing spectacle of a show that rivals even the glitziest outings in Las Vegas.

Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna
– $69
Ri-ri is among several celebs who are launching their first fragrance this holiday season, and what would you expect from the Barbadian beauty but something tropical-influenced? Get drenched in the rich coconut and berry-laden scent, which also features some soft floral notes to represent Rihanna’s signature mix of party girl and pretty lady. This gift set rings in at an amazing price, and features a perfume for the vanity, rollerball for the road, plus a body lotion and shower gel so you can bask in this sweet scent all day long.

Madonna Material Girl Collection – $9.59+
The Bay is home to Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ line in Canada – a fun and flirty collection of cute tanks and rompers, sequin-embellished dresses, and cozy lounge wear. It’s definitely geared to the younger set, but the prices make it worth it for everyone to indulge their inner wild child and take a peek – with most tops under $20 and the priciest pieces barely clearing $50. Awesome choice if you’re shopping for your friend / daughter / sister and want to give them something new to wear for New Year’s Eve.

The Black Eyed Peas Experience – $49.99 (Xbox 360 Kinect + Nintendo Wii only)
Sure she’s got will.i.m,, and Taboo by her side, but it’s worth singling out Fergie and this awesome new dance video game featuring the Black Eyed Peas, if only because their meteoric star power seemed to launch with her joining the group. Grab your favourite motion sensor video game and prepare to take on some of the Peas signature moves as you shimmy and shake your way through their seemingly endless catalogue of hits. Pick an avatar that best represents your personal style, select a song, and be transported to one of many sets inspired by the group’s videos and tours, in a world where you really won’t want the party to ever stop.

Ke$ha for Baby-G Limited Edition Watches – $120-$150
If anyone knows a thing or two about the importance of time, it’s TiK ToK singer and pop’s resident party girl, Ke$ha. She recently teamed up with Baby-G to launch two limited edition watches that can go with anyone’s style – whether All-American Sporty or Leopards & Glitter (on the floor?) Girly. Each features Ke$ha’s signature on the band and under the face of the watch, and Baby-G’s trademark chunky plastic style.

Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson – $55
Yup, she’s that dominant of a force that Lady Gaga has earned herself two spots on this list – in part because she’s teamed up with another pop culture powerhouse, world-renowned photographer Terry Richardson, for this highly stylized yet oddly intimate photojournal of one year in Gaga’s life. You can’t say they weren’t seriously committed to the concept: Richardson tailed Gaga to over 30 concert dates around the world, and took over 100,000 images. The result? This gloriously glossy coffee table book that’ll easily incite a few ‘Ga-ga-ooh-la-la’s’ out of any fan.

Tapped out with my top pop gift ideas? Well I’ve got one for one lucky winner to try out for themselves – a bottle of Rihanna’s new perfume, Reb’l Fleur. Can I get a drumroll for details on how to enter?:

1) Leave a comment below until December 26th and tell me which of these awesome gifts you’d most like to see under your Christmas tree. 

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 26th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

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

4) Bonus Entry Time: Every time you leave a comment on a NON-CONTEST post that goes live during the contest period, tag it with #cgg and you’ll get a bonus entry into the draw.

If you’re looking for full rules & regs, you can always reach me at canadiangiftguide -at- gmail – dot- com. Seasons greetings!


68 Responses to “Top Of The Pops”
  1. I would most like to see the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna under my tree.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  2. Huguette En says:

    I’d like to see Heartbeats by Lady Gaga under my tree

  3. Evan says:

    Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

    I have heard and read very good reviews about the product. Thank you kindly.

  4. Halifax says:

    Madonna Material Girl items would be fun to try out

  5. Donnas says:

    My boyfriend is Bajan and of course a Rihanna fan so if I had this he’d really be impressed.

  6. Amy Brown says:

    I love the Material girl jacket! I bought a top from that line at the Bay on Friday they had 40% off so it was only $14!
    thanks for the chance

  7. Holly Sproule says:

    Heart beats by lady Gaga!

  8. Elaine R says:

    The Baby-G Limited Edition Watches look very cool!

  9. Louise says:

    Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

  10. Elaine Miller says:

    the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna

  11. Pat Battles says:

    I’d like to see Heartbeats by Lady Gaga – I could use some decent headphones!

  12. Dreena B says:

    I’m crazy about perfumes, so I’d like to see Rihanna’s fragrance under my tree!

  13. Monica S says:

    I need a new pair of earbuds, so I wish for the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga under the Christmas tree

  14. Erin says:

    I’d love the Heartbeats earphones!

  15. lisa bolduc says:

    Something from the madonna material girl collection

  16. BlessedTA says:

    The Ke$ha for Baby-G Limited Edition Watches

  17. Laura says:

    I would love the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga – but I wouldn’t say no to the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna 🙂


  18. Danny says:

    i love giveaways i just wish i could win one so many entries so this is my first time here let’s see if you bring me the luck I’ve been looking for this would help with an xmas gift for my sister!
    good luck to everyone!

  19. donna l. says:

    Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

  20. Laura Harrison says:

    love the name of the fragrance, and love RiRi! ❤

  21. MANUEL VIZCAYA says:

    I would like Lady Gaga’s Heartbeats

  22. belinda m says:

    I would love to see the Ke$ha for Baby-G Limited Edition Watch under my tree


  23. sean pynaert says:

    madonna’s collection looks great

  24. Sophia says:

    Definitely a pair of Heartbeats by Lady Ga Ga!

  25. jane says:

    Lady Gaga’s scent all the way!

  26. Anne-Marie T says:

    I would like the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna under my tree

  27. Doreen Riopel says:

    I would love to see the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga and Rhianna perfume. Thanks

  28. ginette4 says:

    I’d love to see under my tree Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

  29. wayne says:

    My wife would love the Keisha Baby-G Watches

  30. Janet Baron says:

    Has To be heart beats By Lady Ga Ga.
    Would be wonderful in my stocking!!!

  31. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I think my choice in this category would be the “Black-eyed Peas Experience” for Wii as my son just loves that sort of music and I think it would be great exercise for him too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. I would like to try the Lady Gaga headphones. they are very cute

  33. Adri says:

    Heartbeats by Lady Gaga and Rebl Fleur of course! It would make me happy to find these items in my stocking. 🙂

  34. myra says:

    Reb ‘I Fleur Fragrance by Rihanna would be nice for moi 🙂 !!!

  35. crescenza2 says:

    I’d like to see Rebl Fleur under the tree.

  36. debbie f says:

    I’d like to see the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna under my tree

  37. Melanie says:

    I would like to see ri ri’s new perfume Reb’l Fleur under my tree 🙂

  38. Glenn Maguire says:

    pick me!

  39. Susan says:

    I would like to see Heartbeats by Lady GaGa under my tree.

  40. Heather says:

    I’m hoping for some Heartbeats under my tree! Sleek and Stylish, tres chic!

  41. Amy Johnson says:

    I’d like to try out the black eyed peas experience ! It’d be so much fun to know how to dance to their music haha.

  42. I’d like to see The Black Eyed Peas Experience for Xbox 360 Kinect under my tree !

  43. Stacey says:

    I love the Material girl jacket

  44. sandy says:

    I’d actually like to see Reb’l Fleur under the tree; I desperately need some perfume!

  45. Julie Plourde says:

    I would like for sure the gift set from Rihanna!

  46. Evelyn says:

    I would really want to see the Black Eyed Peas Experience under the tree. Do you know how much fun that would be???!!!

  47. Glogirl says:

    I would love to find the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga under my tree!

  48. crystal c says:

    Reb’l Fleur by Rhianna would be my pick, love perfume.

  49. Christa says:

    I recently left a comment on another giveaway about I will leave the same reply here. I would want the Lady Gaga headphones 🙂 My dog Dexter recently ate my other headphones that I won last year in a contest. They were/are pretty expensive and the chances of me buying them myself are next to I loved those things 😦 Border Collies would eat ANYTHING..Dex is proof to

  50. alan shawn says:

    great contest

  51. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Would love to get Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

  52. Erika says:

    Some of Madonna’s Material Girl collection!

  53. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    Of any of the awesome gifts I do like Madonna’s Material Girl collections please and thank you.

  54. Ryan Betesta says:

    Heartbeats by Lady gaga looks like a nice prize!

  55. Debbie Bashford says:

    The Ke$ha for Baby-G Limited Edition Watches

  56. Brook says:

    The Black Eyed Peas Experience on Wii would be lovely to get under the Christmas tree. I have been hooked on the tv ads for this game! Every time I hear the music, I am up with the kids mimicking the moves!

  57. lori lehner says:

    I would love to win anything !

  58. Marlene V. says:

    I really like the The Black Eyed Peas Experience game- thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Athena says:

    I’d love anything, but especially the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Gift Set by Rihanna!

  60. Jayme Lynn says:

    Oh man I LOVE that jacket. I’d have to say I would be one happy girl to find Madonna’s Material Girl Collection under my tree this year 🙂 Rhianna’s new scent sounds lovely as well. I love anything that smells of coconut!

  61. Kelly P says:

    I’d love gaga’s Heartbeats!

  62. Sandra Betesta says:

    i would like the Lady Gaga headphones most

  63. Nicole says:

    Heartbeats by Lady Gaga would be amazing!


  64. andalene says:

    The Madonna Material Girl collection would be nice – I rarely get new clothes.

  65. Jennifer Harding says:

    I’d most like the Madonna Material Girl Collection

  66. zachary h. says:

    i would most like to see the reb’l fleur fragrance set under my tree! i love rihanna she is gorgeous and inspiring to me!

  67. Leslie says:

    the fragrance gift set by Rihanna

  68. Maegan Morin says:

    I think that I would most like to have the The Black Eyed Peas Experience ( I really really want it, it looks like so much fun!)

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