The Metrolinx Shop Holiday Gift Guide Is Here
Published: Nov 23, 2023
Updated: Nov 28, 2023
The holiday season is just around the corner and we know that you want to find the best gifts for everyone on your list. Don't know where to start? We are here to help!
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for transit enthusiasts, for adults, for kids, for students, or for every single person on your gift giving list - we’ve got you covered. Your hard-to-buy-for aunt? We’ve got gifts for her. Your office holiday gift exchange? We’ve got gifts for that. Your fur babies? We’ve even got gifts for them, too!
But you don’t want just any old gift guide. You want unique gift ideas. You want the best present ideas ever, right? Well, not to toot our own (train) horn too much, but our gift guide includes the best selling GO Transit, Metrolinx, UP Express and PRESTO items at The Metrolinx Shop. We think the people on your list will be super excited when you give them an awesome GO, Metrolinx, UP Express and PRESTO-themed gift instead of the same scented candle you gave them last year (seriously, take the candle out of your cart now).
So take a look at our gift guide and then head over to The Metrolinx Shop to start shopping and checking names off your list. Also, you get FREE shipping on orders over $100! And, if you happen to see one or two or five things that you would love, make sure to add them to your own wish list and let your friends and family know. After all, you deserve great gifts this holiday season, too!
Best Gifts for Those Who Love to Celebrate the Holiday Season
GO Holiday Ornaments
The perfect gift for that person who just loves adding to their holiday decoration collection is a gorgeous glass, hand-painted ornament. Pick the vehicle ornament that matches their route — the GO Train Ornament or the GO Bus Ornament. Or, choose the adorable GO Bear Ornament. He’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face this holiday season!
Best Gifts For Little Ones
GO Wooden Train Set
Does the little one in your life get overjoyed by the sight of a GO train going by? Let them experience that excitement at home with a Wooden GO Toy Train Set! Complete with GO engine and passenger car, the CN Tower, GO Bear and more — it’s everything a kid needs to recreate a train ride around the GGH!
Mini GO Bear Plush Toy
Cuddly, huggable plush toys are always a hit with kids and GO Transit’s loveable mascot, GO Bear, will make a great addition to any stuffed animal collection. Pick up a few Mini GO Bear Plush Toys and give one to all of the special kids in your life.
GO Bear Pillow
The soft and squishy GO Bear Pillow is perfect for snuggling at night or cuddling up against on the couch when you’re watching a holiday movie.
Best Gifts To Keep Them Cozy All Winter
Help your friends and family keep the winter “brrrr’s” at bay with warm and comfy apparel that also shows off their love of GO Transit! Kids will look cool while staying toasty in a GO Striped Hoodie or a Kids GO Train Hoodie, and adults can also rep their favourite way to commute in a GO Train Hoodie or a GO Logo Hoodie.
GO Knit Scarf & GO Knit Toque
Best Gifts For People Who Have Everything
Are you stumped every year on what to buy that person who already has every new book, gadget, and kitchen accessory? The answer is simple. The answer is socks. No matter how many tech toys a person has, they can always use another pair of socks and they’ll appreciate ones that are unique! Choose the GO Transit & UP Express Socks!
Everyone needs to stay hydrated, and that’s why the GO Water Bottle, Metrolinx Water Bottle, UP Water Bottle or PRESTO Water Bottle is a great gift for absolutely anyone on your list! With double-walled insulation, it will keep their water cool wherever they go!
What’s better than a nice hat to cover up that bedhead? GO Train Ball Cap or GO Bus Ball Cap are perfect for the person on your list who rolls out of bed and runs to catch the GO train or bus to school or work.
Coffee Mugs or Insulated Tumblers
Anyone on your list who can’t start their day without a caffeine jolt will appreciate another mug to add to their collection, maybe a GO Coffee Mug? It’s great for home or at the office - or the home office! If your gift recipient likes to take their coffee or tea along for the commute, a GO Insulated Tumbler, Metrolinx Insulated Tumbler, UP Express Insulated Tumbler or PRESTO Insulated Tumber will keep their beverage nice and hot while they ride.
Best Gifts for New Parents
Babies go through a lot of outfit changes, so any new parents in your life will be grateful for some more onesies for their little one. And, they’ll be extra grateful for the fantastic photo ops of their baby in adorable GO Transit apparel – get your hands on a GO Bear Onesie or GO Baby On-Board Onesie, or UP Express apparel – UP Baby on Board Onesie. Perfect for pre-outing pics!
Best Gifts For Transit Enthusiasts
The true transit enthusiast in your life needs more than a t-shirt or a pair of socks to express their die hard devotion to trains. They need something that says “transit = life”. The GO Engineer Hat or UP Engineer Hat is the gift you should chugga-chugga-choose!
Best Gifts To Keep Them Busy
GO Transit System Map Puzzle
With a long winter ahead, it’s always good to have things to do indoors when the weather is just too cold even for skating, skiing, or sledding. A GO Transit System Map Puzzle is a great gift for any puzzle lover or person who just likes to hibernate inside when it’s chilly. It also makes a fun family activity during the Winter Break from school!
Best Gifts For Pets
Wrap It Up!
Planning an In-Store Shopping Trip? Get There With GO!
When you have a full day of holiday shopping planned, don’t waste any time circling those busy parking lots, looking for a spot. It’s easy to get to tons of great shopping locations with GO Transit! Head downtown to the Eaton Centre or Queen West, take a trip to the Toronto Premium Outlets for great deals, get upscale gifts at Yorkdale, or find the perfect presents for everyone at Square One or Scarborough Town Centre.
You can skip the driving stress to these shopping destinations and more, and take advantage of convenient and affordable fares like the $10 Weekend Pass or Weekday Group Pass!