Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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Bird Rock Baby Moccasins – These adorable leather moccasins from Bird Rock Baby come in a variety of different colours, styles and sizes, so finding the perfect pair for a precious little one is easy. Fashion-loving moms will love the wide range of pretty gold, confetti and floral styles for girls, while little sports fans will especially love the baseball and football styles! Shop them all at birdrockbaby.comARV: $25

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2019 Starlight Bear – Every year, the Starlight Foundation and Toys “R” Us partner to create a bear that honours a very special child and supports the Starlight Foundation. This year, Super Bear was created in honour of 5-year-old Madison, who lives with Cerebral Palsy and Nephrotic Syndrome. Madison’s young life has been filled with doctor’s visits, therapy, and surgeries. But through it all, her family has seen what a super hero she is…just like her bear! Madison wanted her bear to grant wishes just like the Starlight Foundation does, so Super Bear holds a bright wishing star between his paws! Support seriously ill children like Madison and treat a child to a very special cuddly companion when you buy this bear exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores and toysrus.caARV: $19.99

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VTech VM5251 Video Monitor – For a new mom’s peace of mind, one of the best Christmas gift ideas for a baby is one that lets parents check in on that precious bundle of joy! This VTech monitor is packed with features, including a colour LCD screen, a two-way intercom so parents can soothe baby back to sleep, soothing sounds and lulabies and even a temperature sensor! And the 1000-foot range ensures parents will always be able to peek on their sleeping little ones! Find it at stores across North America or online at! – ARV: $129.99

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Flying Squirrel PJs – Part swaddle and part sleeper, these cozy PJs are designed to keep little ones that toss and turn comfy and cozy all night long! The baggy design feels like a blanket, while the cuffs on the hands and feet can be flipped over to keep little fingers and toes warm. And parents will love the great selection of fun prints for boys and girls alike! Learn more and shop online at sleepingbaby.comARV: $36.95

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Milaniwood Flying Caterpillar – When it comes to toys that will last for years, Milaniwood is in a class by itself. These beautiful wooden toys made in Italy are perfect for toddlers, and come in various building sets and games that kids of all ages will love. The Milaniwood Flying Caterpillar Toy is a great first wooden game for kids, who will enjoy trying to shoot their smiling friend through the wooden hoop! In Canada, find Milaniwood toys exclusively at pomango.caARV: $24.99


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My Partner Pikachu – Make your favourite Pok√©mon trainer’s dreams come true by bringing Pikachu to life with My Partner Pikachu! This interactive toy responds to touch with movement, lights and classic phrases that are sure to make him a treasured toy this Christms! In total, Pikachu has almost 200 different reactions! Find My Partner Pikachu in toy stores across Canada; learn more at – ARV: $29.99

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Really Good Stuff Children’s Yoga Mat – Have a young yogi in the house? For little ones that love to bend, stretch and twist, a children’s yoga mat from Really Good Stuff makes a perfect Christmas gift idea! The mat features 24 names and poses for children to try and a soft surface to help cushion little feet. Get it online at reallygoodstuff.comARV: $19.99

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Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Blu-ray Box Set – Charlie Brown and his friends are bringing fun to a new generation of children with this feature-packed box set! Containing nine Peanuts holiday episodes, four featurettes, an exclusive Snoopy figurine, a book of Peanuts holiday cartoons and an adorable Snoopy’s Dog House package, this collection will ensure kids can enjoy hours of happy holiday entertainment this Christmas. Find it at select stores across North America now or shop online at amazon.caARV: $99.99

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Peekaboo Beans Clothing – There’s no clothing that’s more beloved by kids than Peekaboo Beans. The company’s philosophy is that play is essential for healthy, intellegent kids. And comfortable clothes make playtime more fun! The clothing designs feature thoughtful details including higher thread count fabric for durability, flat seams for comfort and drawstrings for a great fit. Plus, the designs are adorable! Find the clothing online at – ARV: $10-$54

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Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Rush – Every kid loves bubbles, and they’ll love the endless bubbles of Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Rush even more! This fun battery-operated bubble machine uses traditional bottles of Gazillion Bubbles Premium Bubble Liquid and a rotating center to create an endless stream of bubbles that will have kids jumping in delight! Find it in stores across North America, learn more at gazillion.funrise.comARV: $29.99

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Klikbot Studio Pack – From the makers of Stikbots, the new Klikbot toys feature interchangable pieces, articulating limbs and action accessories that will add even more fun to your child’s stop-motion creations! By combining the Klikbot characters with the Stikbot Studio app, kids are able to create amazing videos featuring all their favourite characters. Find them at stores across North America; learn more about the entire line at stikbot.toysARV: $14.99

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Foam Alive and Stretchy Sand – Have a little one that’s always creating crafts and science experiments? They’ll enjoy hours of hands-on playtime with Foam Alive and Stretchy Sand! Foam Alive is a unique mess-free substance that firms up when played with or molded, and melts into a puddle when prodded. Stretchy Sand has a grainy, slimy, dough-like texture that lets it be pulled and stretched. Kids will love the unique textures and abilities of these two fun products, and parents will love that both are mess-free and never dry out! Available at stores across Canada; learn more at – ARV: $9.99

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Scooby-Doo Where Are You! The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set – This limited edition Mystery Mansion box set is packed with the ultimate in fun for any Scooby-Doo fans on your holiday list! Containing the complete series on 4 Blu-ray discs, a Scooby-Doo encyclopedia, a special Scooby-Doo Funko Pocket POP! keychain and four bonus features, it’s sure to be a beloved keepsake for years to come! Find the set at stores across North America or online at amazon.caARV: $89.99

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Play-Doh Animal Crew Pigsley Splashin’ Pigs Playset – Animal-loving kids will have a blast using this new set to create a whole family of baby piglets! Kids use Pigsley, the mother pig, to create as many little piglets as they like, and can even make them jump around in the pig pen with the push of a button. For more messy fun, kids can add Play-Doh mud to the pig pen, too! Available at stores across North America; learn more at playdoh.hasbro.comARV: $14.99

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furReal Walkalots Big Wags Pets – The newest addition to the adorably realistic furReal Friends collection, new Walkalots Big Wags let kids take their furry friends for walks, just like real pets! For added fun, the Big Wags pets feature a special leash that lets kids attach up to two Lil’ Wags pets as well! The Big Wags pets feature a bouncy walk and spring-activated tail motion, along with adorable pet noises for the most realistic experience yet. Learn more and find a retailer at furreal.hasbro.comARV: $29.99

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Really Good Stuff Calm Down Kit – Sometimes a kid can have a hard time managing strong emotions. And when anger or frustration threaten to take over, a little hands-on playtime can work wonders. This innovative kit contains six calming tools in a locking tub, with room to add more over time. Get it online at reallygoodstuff.comARV: $29.99


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HyperStrike Bow – For the warrior at heart, the new HyperStrike bow is sure to be a gift that provides hours of fun! Featuring the bow itself and four foam-padded arrows, the bow is capable of shooting up to 250 feet! Available in three different colour combinations along with a wide range of accessories, the HyperStrike will help ensure victory during any neighbourhood face-offs. Learn more and find a retailer at – ARV: $50

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The Comfy Blanket Sweatshirt – This oversized wearable blanket is perfect for the comfort-loving teen in your life! From cuddling up on the couch playing video games to lounging in bed reading, life is a lot more comfortable when wearing The Comfy! Choose from a variety of colours and three fun holiday styles; the reindeer is sure to add a little extra cheer to the holidays. Order yours online at thecomfy.comARV: $59.99

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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series Limited Edition Blu-ray Set – A favourite with teens and young adults, The Big Bang Theory is one of those rare series that fans love to watch over and over again. That’s why this feature-packed box set is the perfect Christmas gift idea for any fan you know! Containing all 279 episodes, over 12 hours of extras, a bonus disc with never-before-seen featurettes and a collectible pop-up book, this set will provide hours and hours of entertainment. Find it at stores across North America or shop at amazon.caARV: $179.99

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NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster – Taking on rivals has never been more intense than with this newest NERF blaster in hand! The motorized action and high-capacity dart drum give the blaster the ultimate speed, distance and accuracy. Battle throughout the neighbourhood with a blasting range of up to 120 feet! Find the blaster at stores across North America; learn more at nerf.hasbro.comARV: $69.99

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ZAX Foam Throwing Axe – Have a teen that’s been wishing they could give axe throwing a try? Let them practice their technique without any danger with this unique foam throwing axe! Featuring suction cups along the edge that stick to virtually any flat surface (yet release with ease), this throwing axe will provide hours of fun as kids work on their aim and prepare for the day they can try the real thing! Find the throwing axes at stores across North America or online at zing.storeARV: $14.99

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Funkoverse Harry Potter Strategy Game – Everyone loves the adorable and collectible Funko Pop! figurines, and now they’re even more fun thanks to the debut of the new Funkoverse strategy games! The Harry Potter edition features four exclusive Funko Pop! characters and can be combined with an expansion pack for even more fun. Funkoverse games are also available in Rick & Morty, DC and Golden Girls editions. Get them online at funko.comARV $40


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Totes Cirrus Rain Boots – Having a good pair of rubber boots is a must for everyone, but finding a pair that actually looks good is a lot harder! Luckily, Totes has that figured out! Their exclusive Cirrus rain boots are available in a variety of bright colours, with a lightweight design that makes these boots a pleasure to wear. And lifetime durability means the lucky woman with these boots can enjoy years of dry feet in nasty weather. Shop online at totes.comARV: $70

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Wine Country Table – This beautiful book is half cookbook, half coffee table book and 100% a perfect gift for any wine lover! Featuring a stunning visual tour through 23 California farms and wineries, it’s packed with recipes, wine pairing tips and information on how sustainable farming can create world-class food and drink. Learn more and shop online at discovercaliforniawines.comARV: $45

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Angels’ Cup Coffee Subscription Box – For the coffee-loving mom, this is a gift that keeps on giving all year long! Each month, a box of four mystery coffee blends is sent out to be tested, tasted and enjoyed. Subscribers can choose from Light, Medium and Dark Roast blends, then use the Angels’ Cup app to make notes, guess the coffee’s origins and keep track of their favourites. Learn more and subscribe at angelscup.comARV: $10.99 per month

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Roku Premiere – This sleek and compact Roku player is perfect for the woman that’s been dying to dive into Disney+ this holiday season! With the ability to stream HD, 4K and HDR video, enjoying all those classic Disney movies and new series in beautiful high definition is easier than ever before. Learn more amd shop online at roku.comARV: $49.99

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Live Clean Holiday Hand Soaps – The perfect hostess gift, these pretty bottles of holiday-scented foaming hand soap are sure to be a welcome gifts during the busy Christmas season! Available in two new limited-edition scents, Fresh Snow and Frosted Apple, the foaming formulas are vegan, free of SLS, 98% plant derived, and enriched with Vitamin E and organic botanicals. Available at stores across Canada; learn more at live-clean.comARV: $4.99

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Hamilton Beach Drink Maker – If you know a woman that swears by her morning smoothie or breakfast omelet, the Hamilton Beach Drink Maker will be a surprisingly useful addition to her kitchen! The retro-styled machine makes tasty milkshakes for the kids, but it’s also great for blending up breakfast beverages or perfectly mixing ingredients for omelets and pancake batter. Available at stores across North America; learn more at hamiltonbeach.caARV: $69.99

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Totes Travel Umbrella – Having a good travel umbrella is a must for any on-the-go woman, and the Totes Auto Open/Close Compact Umbrella isn’t just portable, it’s stylish and easy to use as well! The revolutionary Auto Open/Close feature makes opening this umbrella easier than ever before, and the NeverWet technology helps rain slide off without soaking the fabric to keep the umbrella four times drier than a standard umbrella! Best of all, the lifetime warranty means this umbrella will always be ready to use when needed. Get it online at totes.comARV: $30

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Pomango Family Organizers – Pomango products are an organized mom’s dream come true, and are so fun to use that the whole family will love them! Get kids cleaning with the Family Chore Reward Chart package, keep track of appointments with the 2020 Family Calendar and record those precious moments through the years with the My School Memories book! All Pomango products are colourful, durable and sure to make life a little easier for a busy mom. Order them online at pomango.caARV: $12.99-$24.99


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Hurom Easy Clean Slow Juicer – For the dad that’s determined to get in shape this year, the Hurom Easy Clean Slow Juicer will be his favourite gift ever! The juicer uses an exclusive slow speed auger to ensure that the maximum amount of juice (and nutrients) is extracted every time it’s used. And, even better, the unique easy-clean design means a quick rinse will have the juicer sparkling clean and ready to use again! Learn more and shop online at hurom.caARV: $699

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TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System – For a man that loves to stay connected, the TP-Link Deco system will ensure that even in the biggest house, he’s always online. From streaming music to answering emails, this unique multi-unit system ensures a strong connection throughout the entire house. The system’s app will even let him monitor the connected devices and give certain ones priority when it’s needed! Find the system at select stores across North America; learn more at tp-link.comARV: $199.99

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Gotham: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set – There’s something universally appealing about Batman, a superhero that doesn’t actually have any special powers to help him fight crime. And anyone that’s seen the Batman movies will enjoy watching the full five seasons of Gotham to discover what inspired Bruce Wayne to first step into that signature black batsuit. Find the box set in stores now or on amazon.caARV: $112.99


IQAir Atem Air Purifier – For the dad that’s stuck in an office most of his time, this sleek personal air purifier will help ensure he’s breathing easy all day! The unique design lets him create a clean air zone where he needs it most, whether that’s at a workbench or at his desk. And the air purifier’s portability means that even on the road, Dad can enjoy clean air right down to the 0.003 micron level. That’s filtration small enough to catch most viruses! Learn more and find a retailer at iqair.comARV: $399

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Beatles Abbey Road Ugly Christmas Sweater – The ultimate Beatles fan will be ready for the holidays with this special ugly Christmas sweater that celebrates the release of the Abbey Road LP 50 years ago! In classic ugly sweater style, the design features holiday colours and prints surrounding the iconic cover. Showing love for George, John, Paul and Ringo has never been more festive! Get it online at uglychristmassweater.comARV: $59.99

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Mac Sports Collapsible Wagon – From camping to fishing to days at the beach, having this collapsible wagon packed in the car makes outdoor adventures more fun! The unique design makes folding and unfolding this wagon quick and easy, and its large storage space ensures plenty of room for outdoor gear. Save 10% with couppon code MAC10KAT at macsports.comARV: $89

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Minimal Silicone Containers – For the family that’s trying to cut down on their plastic use, these sleek silicone containers from Minimal are the perfect compact solution! Leak-proof, BPA free and recyclable, they’re the perfect solution for lunch kits, leftovers and so much more. And the collapsible design is a great space saver that’s ideal for crowded kitchens! Learn more and order online at minimalbottle.comARV: $16-$28

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The Negg – Hard-boiled eggs are a great healthy snack, but peeling them can be such a pain! That’s where The Negg comes in! Add a hard-boiled egg and a capful of water to the little cup, shake for a few seconds and then slide the shell right off! The Negg is compact, easy to use and comes in a variety of fun colours. Learn more and get yours online at neggmaker.comARV: $14.95

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GivKind Socks – Replenish a loved one’s dwindling sock drawer and support a great cause with GivKind socks! The socks come in six fun designs and three different sizes; the shark ones are adorable! And, best of all, every purchase of a pair of socks feeds a child in need. Keeping those toes warm never felt so good! Get them online at – ARV: $9.99

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Steeped Coffee – Know a coffee addict that’s always on the run? Steeped Coffee is sure to become their new favourite drink! The compact, individually-wrapped packages each contain a single-use coffee pod that’s added to a cup of just-boiled water to brew the perfect gourmet cup anytime and anywhere! Available in five deliciious blends, Steeped Coffee is perfect for frequent flyers, road warriors and anyone else that wants to ensure they always have access to great coffee. Order them at steepedcoffee.comARV: $15 for 10 pouches