Making life easy is the biggest seller this Christmas.
 
Home assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa are in high demand for under the tree.
 
"People like convenience and being able to speak via Bluetooth, whether it's finding out what the weather's like, help with your cooking, turning on your playlist and connecting to people," explained Lynn Wilkinson, general manager of Staples in Fort Saskatchewan.
 
Bose Bluetooth speakers have been another hot item.
 
"A lot of them now have water resistance, if you're taking it down south, out to the beach, you don't have to worry if you splash something a little bit, you'll be okay," said Wilkinson. "The sound is amazing."
 
Bose speakers come in a wide variety of sizes, from compact sets to larger home units.
 
iPads and other tablets are still quite popular, allowing the ease of connectivity nearly anywhere.
 
"The kids nowadays are immersed in technology, they know lots about how to make the most out of electronics," she noted.
 
For tech-savvy stocking stuffers, there's the Tile that will help keep tabs on items for the relative that likes to lose things.
 
"You can program it with your smartphone, so if you lose your keys, your wallet, you can press the "find" button on your smartphone to be able to find out where it is, it will beep at you, or where it was last located before you lost Bluetooth."
 
For other great gift ideas from Staples, click here.

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