It’s that time of the year once again… the holiday season is upon us! Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you planning to travel over the holidays?

I’m starting my holiday gift planning early, and thinking about using my Aeroplan miles for either travel, or gifts for the family. Aeroplan has some fantastic rewards for those Aeroplan miles, which can be used for family holiday gift shopping. I can’t even begin to list all of the reward choices – you’ll have to look for yourself.

Last year, about 2.7 million rewards were issued to members including 1.9 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance carriers which offer travel to more than 1,300 destinations worldwide! Crazy numbes, right?! Also, Aeroplan members have access to over 1,000 exciting specialty, merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards.

You can save on your holiday budget by using Aeroplan miles for holiday gifts for the entire family:

Travel Rewards for the Family

I am seriously considering taking a trip from Toronto to New York City in December, and you can redeem your miles for four Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards in Economy (roundtrip) for 60,000 miles (check the dates on this one).

iFLY Toronto 4-Flight Experience – on promotion right now for 19,000 Aeroplan Miles

Legoland Florida Park pass for adults and children – 16,000 and 17,500 Aeroplan Miles

San Diego Zoo passes for adults and children – 9,000 for adults, 7,500 Aeroplan Miles for children

London Eye Standard Ticket & River Cruise – 9,000 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Rewards iFly

Gift Ideas for the Family

What if travel isn’t on your list for the holiday season? Here are some great gift ideas to use with your Aeroplan Miles. Bonus – there are some great family rewards with reduced miles on right now:

Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

A gift certificate is the perfect way to give the gift of entertainment, whether it’s cinema, books or live theatre. He or she will love these gift ideas:

Cineplex $50 gift card – 6,500 Aeroplan Miles

Chapters Indigo & Coles $100 Gift Card – 13,000 Aeroplan Miles

Mirvish $100 Electronic Gift Certificate – 14,500 Aeroplan Miles

Roots $100 Gift Card – 10,000 Aeroplan Miles

Starbucks $50 Gift Card – 6,500 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Rewards Starbucks

Gift Ideas for Kids

These gift ideas for kids are perfect for keeping kids busy, creative and tech happy! The Apple iTunes gift card or shuffle will keep those little feet dancing.

Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam – Purple – 11,000 Aeroplan Miles

Warm Buddy Warm Up Puppy5,500  Aeroplan Miles

Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB – Pink – on sale for 10,000 Aeroplan Miles

My son would LOVE this Sidney Crosby Autographed 2014 Canada Jersey – 78,500 Aeroplan Miles 

Apple iTunes $50 Gift Card – 6,500 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Rewards Sidney Crosby Jersey

Gifts for the Home

Apple TV

From movies to music to the web and beyond, Apple TV wirelessly streams your content from the web and iTunes on your computer directly to your big screen TV in Full HD 1080p. And, now it’s equipped with the A5 chip, so streaming is effortlessly smooth. – 14,500 Aeroplan Miles

iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Sit back and let the Roomba clean the house for you. The iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot features the revolutionary new Aeroforce Performance Cleaning System Tangle free AeroForce Extractors with increased airflow faster and 50% more dirt pick up.  – 91,500 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Rewards iRobot Roomba

What’s on your holiday wish list?

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Holiday Shopping with Aeroplan Miles


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    Someone can give me a Starbucks gift card anytime 🙂 Those are all really awesome ideas.

  2. Elizabeth O. Reply

    I think the most memorable gifts are the ones they can use, the travel rewards are nice! Thanks for sharing these gift ideas, I’ve been thinking about what to get my girls this year.

  3. I hope someone can give me iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot its really helpful for me doing the house choirs

  4. iFly looks really fun to have a experience, I wanna try the iFly and this is perfect gift ideas to my family.

  5. One year my siblings and I got together and got my parents different date night gift baskets from each of us. One had a giftcard to the theatre and snacks. The other was for date night at home, another for dinner out. Who says gift cards cant be personal?! 🙂

  6. I’d like to have the vacuum cleaning robot. We have a couple at church and they do a really awesome job cleaning the floors.

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