Every year it seems like it gets harder and harder to find just the right gift to surprise and delight the special people in my life. That’s why I’ve put together this gift guide for you! Here’s where you’ll find my suggestions for fun, practical, and eco-friendly gifts and stocking stuffers. I’ll be adding more gift ideas, reviews, idea roundups, and giveaways as we go, so be sure to follow along to find the perfect present!
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This beautiful little board book features mamas from all over the world. Mamas nursing their infants and toddlers, nursing a single child, twins or tandem, nursing indoors and outdoors. The sweetly simple rhyming text gently shows how human and animal mamas all nurse their young – sitting up, lying down, standing up, and even upside down! 16 pages of full colour hand painted illustrations accompanied by sweet, simple rhyming text.
Earlier this year, ATTITUDE launched a new line of baby care essentials enhanced with blueberry leaf extracts. Living up to its promise of creating products that contain only gentle, effective and natural ingredients, this new, gentle baby collection encompasses a complete range of dermatologically tested skin care products: 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash, 2-in-1 foaming wash, natural bubble wash, nourishing body cream and lotion, protective diaper cream, and air purifiers with irresistible scents.
Bring your imagination to life with Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits and Covers made for hours of limitless fun. Indigo stores across Canada now carry a variety of Antsy Pants fan-favourite Build and Play Kits including a Farmer’s Market, Lemonade Stand, and Donut Shop, along with all-in-one kits including a Fire Truck and Pirate Ship!
Maplelea Girls are high quality 18″ dolls, each representing a province or region of Canada. With soft, huggable bodies, poseable arms and legs, and eyes that really open and close, any child will love finding a new friend under the tree! Each doll has her own unique story, personality, and interests, and comes with a starter outfit, keepsake box, and 64-page journal detailing her life story. Maplelea also carries an amazing range of accessories and interchangeable outfits to extend the fun.
Foster your child’s curious mind with a selection of reference books from DK books. Delve into the wonders of the natural world with these beautiful volumes exploring our amazing planet and the plants and animals that live here.
With three locations in Vancouver and one in downtown Victoria, Kaboodles has been the Neighbourhood Toy Store since 1980. From traditional classics to the downright zany, each toy, game, and puzzle is carefully selected based on quality, play value, and “fun-quotient.” Awesome personal service and their whimsical atmosphere make Kaboodles Toy Store a welcome place for holiday shopping for kids and adults alike!
You can never go wrong with creative pretend play and Playmobil. This year, we’re fans of both their new Dinos (Explorers) theme (think Jurassic adventures on Dino Island) and and their new Spirit theme based on the hit Netflix TV show Spirit Riding Free. Boys and girls everywhere will spend hours creating worlds of pretend play with these classic toys.
Give the gift of intrigue and adventure! A Mail Order Mystery is a story for kids that unfolds through a series of installments that come in the mail. Envelopes can come from anyone, anywhere, any time, and they may contain letters, newspaper articles, top-secret files, made-up magazines, wax-sealed missions, or hand-written notes. They could include keys, locks, maps, puzzles to solve, codes to crack, and clues of all kinds. All is revealed in the final mailing, a grand finale that includes an artifact or collection of keepsakes unique enough to be a cherished memento of the Mail Order Mystery experience.
Limeapple’s soft and snuggly mermaid tail blankets are perfect for holiday cuddles! Shop Limeapple’s 12 Days of Christmas Sale from December 1-12 for incredible deals and steals.
You can never go wrong with books for Christmas! Owlkids Books has been publishing children’s magazines and books for over 40 years, and we’ve chosen a selection of their quality children’s books perfect for gifting to any child from toddlers up to preteens.
Make treasured memories with this new line of Do-It-Yourself keepsake ornament kits featuring Santa Claus, a Christmas angel, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and naughty elves! Each kit comes with three origami ornaments to make together from high-quality paper created from recycled t-shirts (yes, you read that right!) and nontoxic dyes. 10% of profits go to the National Wildlife Federation for the preservation of the Environment and Pollinator Health.
You can never go wrong with Hasbro party games like Taboo and Catch Phrase! We’re also really excited about Hasbro’s newest FurReal Friend, Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie. This interactive plush friend features 100+ sound-and-motion combinations, responds in the Wookiee language, and reacts whenever he’s in motion – sometimes in surprising ways!
In The Book puts the magic in the story by writing your child into the adventure as it unfolds! Our favourite is Tim Burton’s gothic fairy tale, Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, which has been adapted into a delightfully spooky and magical story told through fun-to-read-out-loud rhymes and hand-drawn illustrations. The special edition hardcover volume is presented in a beautiful gift box with your gift recipient’s name across the top of every other page, on the cover, and in the personalized dedication.
Psst! In The Book also carries dozens of other Disney, Marvel, and original personalized storybooks the kids will beg to read with you over and over.
Lil’ Gleemerz are interactive toys that light up fun and friendship with their rainbow light-up tails, glowing eyes, and quirky sounds and phrases! They respond to touch and sound with over 100 reactions to discover – they purr, growl, fart, say funny phrases, flash dazzling light shows, and even play games.
This year’s Starbucks holiday collection features a selection of sleek, stylish, and glittery items designed to spread holiday cheer including reusable tumblers, mugs, and cold cups. Perfect for gift giving between friends or at the office, any of these will let your recipient sparkle year round while enjoying their favourite drinks at home or on the go!
These stainless steel essential oil diffusers are both pretty and practical! Apply a few drops of your favourite essential oil on the included felt pads, place inside the diffuser, then clip it to your car vent to freshen and scent your car naturally.
Never spill your wine again! This set of two elegant stainless steel wine glasses are double wall insulated with a BPA-free clear lid and non-slip base that’s perfect for travel, the outdoors, boating, and more.
Surprise someone special with this smart countertop garden. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers, and more in water, not soil. The interactive LCD screen control panel reminds you when to add water and nutrients, and the kit includes a 7-pod gourmet herb seed kit containing Genovese basil, Thai basil, thyme, mint, curly parsley, chives and dill.
Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is the Charge 3, packed with lots of smart features compatible with iPhone, Android & Windows Phones. Better measure your calorie burn, track your heart rate 24/7, and monitor your sleep quality with a battery life of up to 7 days. Choose from 15+ exercise modes, set goals, and get real-time stats during your workouts. Swim proof and water resistant to 50 meters.
These are the socks you’re looking for! These officially licensed polyester/spandex socks are the perfect accessory for any Star Wars fan.
Butter up your man this Christmas with a 4-pack of DuckButter beard oil. Comes in 4 scents: Beard Commander, Forrest Ranger, Metro Spice, and Cool Mint. Made in the USA with natural and organic ingredients to nourish and protect. Also available in a gift set with a beard brush and comb.
We all have those hard-to-shop-for people on our list! If you’re on the hunt for a unique and unforgettable gift this Christmas, check out the gift experiences at Breakaway Experiences where you can find once-in-a-lifetime and bucket list experiences, from pampering spa packages and craft beer tours, to outdoor adventures like rock climbing and flying lessons.
Inspired by the technology NASA uses to keep its International Space Station clean, VentiFresh is an eco-friendly, high-tech odor eliminator three times more effective than baking soda. Just plug it in and the UV photocatalyst technology removes odors on a molecular level without maintenance or filter changes. Place VentiFresh in your cat litter box, trash cans, gym lockers, fridge, diaper pail, shoe closet, and more. Ships worldwide!
Omaïki isn’t just diapers anymore! Did you know Omaïki also carries a complete range of reusable, sustainable, zero waste products for mom, baby, family, and your home? Omaïki’s Zero Waste Starter Kit contains 1 Kliin towel, 2 handkerchiefs from the HÖM collection, 1 HÖM Multi case, 1 BKind bamboo toothbrush, 1 bamboo straw, and 1 straw cleaning brush to help you cut down on your use of disposable items and reduce waste in your home.
Wacom’s pen and touch tablet serves as a natural, customizable tool for digital creation and a smart alternative to the traditional mouse. You already know how to draw with a pen and paper – working with the Intuos is simple and natural. Write, sketch and even draw out your ideas, no matter your artistic ambitions. Combined with a sleek design and easy use, each Intuos pen tablet comes with a free creative pack, including downloadable software, services and online tutorials too. Even the Intuos’ limited-edition pistachio green color is perfect for the holiday season!
It’s tough to choose between the convenience of leak-resistant plastic lunchboxes, and steel lunchboxes which are often bulky, but satisfy the goals of a sustainable lifestyle. With Vaya Tyffyn, you get the best of both worlds! When cutting-edge engineering and technology meet ingenious design, the result is Vaya Tyffyn.
Lock Stars are the new collectible lock accessory from Hasbro. Each monstrously cute lock figure includes 2 keys, 2 charms (1 hidden inside its belly), and a mystery mini lock pal. Use the key to open the lock and reveal the adorable hidden surprise! Kids will love collecting all the robots, monsters, animals, and other funky characters and rocking their locks on their backpacks, shoes, or other accessories.
Discover, collect, build, and display your favorite Disney themed playsets with the Disney Doorables series of mini collectible mix and match, stackable playsets. Behind every door, there’s a surprise in store! Playsets include characters from all your favourite Disney movies, including Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Lilo and Stich, Monsters Inc., Tangled, Moana, and more!
Before Harry Potter burst onto the big screen, he burst on to the literary scene with the instant classic “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book’s U.S. release with this Christmas tree ornament that brings the story to life with an exciting 3-D interpretation of the Quidditch game from original cover art.
Toy Block Tape instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for LEGO and similar building blocks, figures, and accessories. This essential building block accessory comes in 9 colours and can easily be cut to any length you need.
Made of non-toxic, food-grade wax and hand-knitting yarn, Wikki Stix are a unique creative activity toy. Bend them, twist them, stick them! Allergy-friendly Wikki Stix are free from latex, gluten, peanut and other nut oils or byproducts. Perfect for crafts and practicing fine motor skills.
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