Find of the Month: Black & Decker
Can you believe it’s time for my holiday season posts to kick off already? Cause it totally is! And this month, I’m highlighting some awesome gift ideas from Black & Decker, one of Canada’s top home appliance and tool brands. Whether you’re shopping for a neatnik in the family or a tool whiz, they’re sure to love one or all of these Black & Decker holiday gifts.
36V Max Lithium Stick Vacuum with ORA Technology – $329 (Available at Amazon.ca)
If you’re shopping for someone focused on keeping a neat and tidy home, then the ORA vacuum is an ace pick. My personal favourite feature is the fact it barely takes up any space with its slim and lightweight profile – and is actually two vacuums in one! The hand portion detaches for quick jobs in tight spaces, while the bigger unit works just as well on carpet as it does on hard surfaces and furniture. With 12 Air-Cyclone, it’ll keep that suction power and prevent clogs too. Finally, if you hate the hassles of cords, the lithium battery here is surprisingly powerful and a handy charge indicator keeps you alert as to when it needs to be juiced up again.
4V Max Battery Powered Screwdriver – $39.99 (Available at Walmart)
Working in tight spaces no longer has to be a hassle with this amazingly priced home power tool. The handle of this pivoting screwdriver actually rotates a full 90 degrees for two different hand positions, while the included LED light makes your workspace totally bright. The included charger helps recharge the screwdriver up to 6x faster than typical rechargeable tools, and the comfy moulded handle makes it easy to use even during long projects. Best of all, it comes equipped with tons of accessories like bits and screws, and even picture-hanging materials to hang up those holiday memories.
Flex Vac – $49 (Available at Canadian Tire + Amazon.ca)
Hot off the assembly line, this is one of four new auto-focused vacuums being released by Black & Decker this fall. The vacuum itself plugs right into your car’s DC outlet and is sleek enough to tuck into the trunk for quick and easy cleanup. With a four foot hose to get into compact spaces and a removable bowl / filter for simple cleaning, if someone in your family is obsessed with maintaining their car’s cleanliness then they need this lifesaver!
Dustbuster Auto Hand Vacuum – $49 (Available at Canadian Tire and Amazon.ca)
Finally to round things off, this cool Dustbuster vacuum is an ultra compact choice to keep your vehicle clean. Like the model above, it plugs right into your DC adapter and can be powered up by turning on your car. It comes equipped with a carrying case and accessories to help you get every corner of the car spic and span – including an extra long nozzle that adds up to 50% more reach. The translucent bowl makes it easy to see when it needs to be emptied / cleaned out, and given it’s removable, that’s pretty darn easy too.
This post represents just a handful of the great gift ideas from Black & Decker this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to stuff someone’s stocking with a handy lamp or hand tool, picking up lawn care items for that would-be gardener, or gifting someone with items to clean their house or build something special, they’ve got a huge selection of affordable, awesome items that are widely available at retailers across Canada.
However, the four items I featured in this post were chosen for a pretty special reason – I’m giving the lot of them away to one lucky reader, for a Black & Decker prize package worth over $465! Here’s how to enter for your chance to win:
1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by November 30, 2015 telling me what product on the Black & Decker site you’d most like to gift or receive this holiday season.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 1, 2015 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 for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Follow Black & Decker on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway, tagging them and me (@cdngiftguide) with a link back to this post. Leave a link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below. You can Tweet up to once per week over the course of the contest, for an extra four entries!