Holiday Gift Guide

Add Action to Your Family Holidays with the ArmoGear Laser Tag Set

One of the hardest things about shopping for my boys in their tween and teen years is finding gifts that they’ll actually use that don’t involve sitting in front of the television. They both love their video games, but I don’t want games to be the only gifts they receive! Luckily, this year I’ve found …

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Surprise Kids on Christmas Morning with the Newest Building Sets from PLAYMOBIL-Giveaway

When Benjamin was about four years old, he had birthday money to spend and used it to buy a PLAYMOBIL horse and stable set. It was my first experience with PLAYMOBIL and I fell in love with the high quality, interactive building/play sets at first sight. The company is constantly coming out with new themes …

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Give the World this Holiday Season with Artisan Boxes from GlobeIn

When it comes to great Christmas gifts, I have a special fondness for items from other countries. A simple home décor item that was handmade by a talented artisan in another country usually becomes a memento that’s treasured for years. And if you’re shopping for somebody that loves exotic items as much as I do, …

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Creative Fun is Guaranteed this Christmas with the Crayola Air Marker Sprayer-Giveaway

Almost every kid loves creating unique pieces of art, and if you’ve got a creative child on your holiday shopping list, Crayola has a great new gift idea that you’ll want to see! The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer uses a special electric sprayer unit, Crayola markers and stencils to let kids create colourful rainbow pictures …

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Surprise Your Favourite Little Designer with the Crayola Creations Jewel Maker

I’m a big fan of toys that encourage creativity and creation, which is why I’ve always loved the newest innovations from Crayola. This year, the company has quite a few great products that are perfect for holiday gift giving and I was lucky enough to receive some of them to review! Crayola’s hottest new product …

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The Epic Big Nate Hardcover Collector’s Book is Epic Fun for the Holidays-Giveaway

If you’ve got an older school-aged boy in the house, you may have already heard of Big Nate. The loveable sixth-grade hero of the Big Nate cartoon strip and book series may be a bit of a self-absorbed underachiever, but his goofy demeanour and love of pranks have made him a favourite of kids across …

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Give the Gift of Creativity with Subscription Boxes from Kiwi Crate-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that I believe is hugely beneficial in my boys’ development, it’s building and creating with their hands. From simple crafts at school to projects at home with wood scraps, a hammer and nails, there’s so much learning that goes on when a child is building something on their own! That’s why …

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Delight Your Child this Christmas with the Jake and the Never Land Pirates Mighty Colossus from Disney Junior

When it comes to putting smiles on children’s faces, nobody knows quite how to get the job done like Disney Junior. Both my boys used to love the fun and engaging shows on the popular channel, from the adventurous Jake in Jake and the Never Land Pirates to clever Oso the bear from Special Agent …

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Mattel Has 9 Holiday Gifts That Are This Year’s #ListToppers for Kids-Giveaway #PlayAdvocate

Holiday shopping is in full swing right now, and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, Mattel has some great suggestions for you! From trains that do tricks to trendy tree decorations, there’s something for kids of all ages in this collection! Check out the nine toys that are sure to be list toppers …

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Surprise Your Little Boy with the Hottest Holiday Gifts from Hasbro-Giveaway #PlayLikeHasbro

If you’re still hunting for the must-have Christmas gifts of the holiday season for boys, Hasbro has you covered with tons of great choices for little boys of all ages! From Transformers to Star Wars, Hasbro Canada has gifts for whatever hero your child is cheering on at the moment! Here are my top three …

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Surprise the Person on Your #TASSIMONiceList with the TASSIMO T47 Brewer-Giveaway

It’s no secret how much I love coffee. I love a simple cup of regular coffee with cream, a fancy latte or cappuccino as a treat, a mocha when I’m in the mood for something sweet…if there’s a drink with coffee involved in any way, I’m a fan. But I’m the only one in the …

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You’ll Have Clean Kids on Christmas Morning with These Top 4 Kandoo Stocking Stuffers #KandooKids

If you’re looking for stocking stuffers that will have you and your kids both excited, look no further than Kandoo! With two boys in the house, I know firsthand how messy kids can get. But with Kandoo products in the house, tidying up is so much fun that your kids will actually be excited to …

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New Parfum Berger Scented Bouquets Make a Great Holiday Hostess Gift-Giveaway

With December just a few days away, I have the holiday season on my mind. I’ve already been shopping up a storm buying gifts for my nieces and nephews, my boys and my significant other. And when I went searching for the perfect hostess gift, Parfum Berger was ready to help! Lampe Berger Canada’s unique …

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The LeapFrog #LeapTV is a Holiday Gift that Gets Kids Moving and Learning #LeapFrogMomSquad

My boys love gaming systems and while I understand the appeal (I’m a bit of a gamer myself), I don’t like how long they sometimes spend sitting and staring blankly at the television. As for the games themselves, some have cleverly incorporated educational content into the games, but others provide almost no intellectual benefit. So …

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These 6 Gifts from Mattel are Holiday List Toppers this Christmas

The holidays are quickly approaching and if you’ve started the search for that perfect gift for your little one, Mattel Canada has you covered with must-have gifts that are sure to be List Toppers! From toddler to tween, there’s something new for everyone on your Christmas list! Check out these six amazing recommendations for holiday …

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Surprise Your Loved Ones with P&G Holiday Gift Sets Available Exclusively at Walmart-Giveaway #MomsShopWalmart

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for somebody special this year, Walmart Canada and P&G have teamed up to make your holiday shopping as easy as can be. Just choose from one of three stylish gift sets packed with favourite products and watch the smiles on Christmas morning! For the Star Wars fan, the …

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Giving TOMS this Christmas Helps Give Essentials to Those in Need

Between kids clamouring for presents, parents rushing around to special events and all the other hustle and bustle that the holidays bring, it can sometimes be easy to forget that so many people are wishing for nothing more than a hot meal or a warm coat for Christmas. But Christmas is, above all else, a …

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The Martello Café Stilista Primeo System is the Perfect Christmas Gift for Coffee Fans

It’s no secret how much I love coffee, and up until now I thought I’d tried just about every possible way to brew up the perfect cup. But making a really good espresso is one of those things that I’d just never managed to master. Traditional espresso machines are so hard to operate, and capsule …

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Make Your Holidays Sweeter with the Free Pure Via Tune in to Pure Recipe and Song Book Featuring Jewel

There’s nothing sweeter than the holidays and this Christmas Pure Via wants to help you enjoy those simple pleasures that make life so sweet in a very special way! I’m already a huge fan of Pure Via since this naturally sourced sweetener made from Stevia lets me bake up tasty holiday treats without adding extra …

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Surprise Your Disney Frozen Fan with Amazing Holiday Gifts from Showcase

Gifts from the hit Disney movie Frozen have been one of the hottest trends of the holidays this year and if you’re still looking for that perfect Frozen toy for your little fan, Showcase has you covered with Canada’s largest selection of Frozen merchandise! These are my personal top four favourite Disney Frozen toys available …

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Give the Gift of Classic Fun with Rubik’s Cubes and Pro Packs-Giveaway

For forty years, The Rubik’s Cube has been a top gift choice during the holiday season. The best-selling puzzle in history provides endless hours of entertaining fun for kids of all ages, even though it’s generally sure to inspire some frustration as well! And this year, in celebration of the cube’s 40th Anniversary, Rubik’s is …

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Canadian Tire is Spreading Joy to Children’s Hospitals Across Canada-Giveaway

Christmas is the season of giving, but it’s also the season of giving back and this year Canadian Tire has embraced that spirit in a very special way: by bringing holiday cheer to children that aren’t able to spend the season enjoying festive activities with friends and family. The company recently decorated nine children’s hospitals …

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Kids Sleep Better with the Cloud B Charley the Chameleon Toy-Giveaway

One of my favourite companies when looking for gifts for little ones is Cloud B, and that’s partly because I know just how important a good night’s sleep is not just for babies, but for their parents too! My boys loved climbing into bed and looking at the softly lit stars created by their Cloud …

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Give Your Kids the Gift of Creativity with Kiwi Crate Subscription Boxes

With so many gift options consisting of tech devices, video games or battery-operated toys, it can be hard to really encourage creativity and imagination in kids when choosing Christmas presents. But those gifts that let kids build, use their hands and learn are often the most popular ones and that’s why Kiwi Crate has made …

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Do Your Christmas Shopping in Style with the Showcase Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re struggling to get started on your holiday shopping this year, there’s one destination that can take you from start to finish no matter who’s on your shopping list. Showcase has identified the top ten gift-giving trends for 2014 and there really is something on here for everyone! Here are the ten most coveted …

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Kids Can Listen to Their Favourite Books Again and Again with the Sparkup Magical Book Reader-Giveaway

Due to the nature of my job, I have to travel fairly often and while I am sometimes able to take my boys with me, other times I have to leave them with family while I’m away. I know that they have a great time while I’m gone, but I also know they miss some …

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Fashion is Eco-Friendly with the Stylish Bags and Purses from Canopy Verde

Eco-friendly is a word that I think about a lot when it comes to things like food or cleaning products. But I must admit it’s not a word I’ve thought about much when it comes to personal care items like the bamboo products from Ecoy, or when it comes to fashion accessories. So, when I …

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Find the Perfect Gift for Kids of All Ages on the Mattel Holiday Toys Website

If there’s one company that immediately springs to mind when it comes to holiday shopping for kids, it’s Mattel. Boys, girls, toddlers and tweens can all find a favourite toy among Mattel’s incredible collection. In fact, my oldest son once went through a Hot Wheels phase that lasted for years and even had me hunting …

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Celebrate the Holidays with Exclusive New Toys from Build-a-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

In this house, it’s just not the holidays without at least one or two new fun-filled toys from Build-A-Bear Workshop! Whether we’re choosing a special stuffie for one of the cousins or I’m treating the boys to a new cuddly friend, Build-A-Bear has been a part of our Christmas for years now. And this year …

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Cut the Cord and Enjoy Your Music with Jabra Step Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds-Giveaway

One of the most frustrating things about headphones and earbuds is that the connector often breaks before the headphones themselves do. In fact, on a recent plane trip I had to hold the connector of my favourite pair of earbuds into the outlet through my entire flight because it wasn’t registering otherwise. That’s why when …

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Toddlers Love Learning with the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorer Playset-Giveaway

It takes a special combination of elements for a toy to really appeal to a toddler. Bright colours, music, lights and plenty of interactive pieces help to keep little ones entertained for hours at a time and VTech has been an expert at creating toys that fit those requirements for a long time now. This …

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Kids Will Love Racing and Learning Tricks with Ollie the App-Controlled Robot-Giveaway

For a Christmas gift that really gets kids excited, there’s just nothing better than a remote-controlled device. Last year, the Sphero took the holidays by storm with its innovative app-controlled design that let users control the toy’s movements with their smartphone. This year Orbotix, the company that created the Sphero, is at it again with …

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Kids Will Love Learning this Christmas with the VTech InnoTab Max Tablet-Giveaway

It’s hard to believe it, but Christmas is only about six weeks away and my boys are already starting to get excited. The hunt to find the perfect toys for under the tree has begun and this year, VTech has a great new option for parents that want to combine fun and learning! The new …

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Encourage STEM Learning with HEXBUG VEX Robotics Building Kits

My boys have been fans of the HEXBUG product line since the brand first released the adorable HEXBUG Nano micro robotic creatures, little critters powered by vibration technology that raced around elaborate tracks. Since then, we’ve discovered some of the other great HEXBUG products and now, just in time for the holidays, HEXBUG has a …

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Your Favourite DIY Fan Will Love Craft Kits from Darby Smart

There’s nothing better than a homemade gift, but a homemade gift can sometimes go wrong too. Pinterest provides endless inspiration for easy crafts and gifts, but just like everyone, I’ve had some Pinterest “fails” when trying to replicate a seemingly easy craft! That’s why I love the concept of Darby Smart craft kits. I received …

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Imagination Takes Off with the Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave-Giveaway

It’s hard being a preschooler and wanting to play with toys for older children. My youngest son was introduced to various superheroes by his brother, but most of the toys featuring those heroes are designed for older children. That’s why I love the Fisher-Price Imaginext line. Not only does it feature all kinds of great …

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Plush Toys Get Original with Monster Factory Mini Monsters-Giveaway

As much as I love a classic soft, plush teddy bear, I have a special place in my heart for misfit plush toys. There’s just something so endearing about a more original stuffed animal or monster and my fondness for the unique has resulted in my boys having quite a collection of odd stuffies. That’s …

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Find the Spirit of the Season with VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas-Giveaway

There are so many different cartoons that focus on basic learning skills for young children, but not as many that teach important life lessons in a fun way. VeggieTales is always a top pick in our household because my boys love the fun and silly plotlines and music, while I love the important lessons the …

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Let Your Child Create Customized Cars with the Hot Wheels Car Maker-Giveaway

Hot Wheels cars have been a hit in our household since my oldest son received his first one from Santa in his Christmas stocking when he was just one year old. Since then, he became a passionate collector and there was a time when he was able to tell me not just the name, but …

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Your Handyman Can Tackle Any Job with the Ryobi 18V One+ 6pc Ultimate Combo Kit

One of the most foolproof gifts for a handyman is new tools and coming from a family that has a talent for DIY, home renovating and mechanics, it’s one of the reasons tools are often on my Christmas list. Ryobi tools are one of the brands that I always know will be well-received, and with …

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Clean from Floor to Ceiling with Ease with the Shark Rocket Vacuum

There is nothing worse than having to drag around a big, hefty vacuum to clean carpets in a house. But having tried a few different vacuums over the years, I also know that lighter stick vacuums often don’t do more than sweep off surface dirt from a carpet. So if you’ve ever longed for a …

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The Ninja Ultima Blender Has All the Power and Versatility a Home Cook Needs

One of the easiest ways to eat healthier is to prepare food at home, and now Ninja blenders are taking that concept to a new level by making it easier than ever to prepare all kinds of healthy and delicious foods at home. Recently I received the Ninja Ultima Blender to review and I could …

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Home Cooks Will Love Woll Diamond Plus Cookware and PushPan Bakeware from Pangea Sales

New kitchen essentials are a great gift for anyone that loves to cook or bake, and since top-of-the-line products can be pricey, it’s a great way to treat a loved one to quality cookware that will be loved for years. Pangea Sales Inc. is an Ontario-based distributor of high-quality and unique cookware and bakeware at …

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Fantasy Takes Flight with the 10th Anniversary Edition of Dragonology-Giveaway

If you have someone on your Christmas list with a love of all things fantastic and mythical, the best-selling Ology books from Candlewick Press are probably already on a wish list. And this holiday season, the first book in the series, Dragonology, is being released in a very special 10-year anniversary edition. Here’s a synopsis …

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Experience the Ultimate Marriage of Function and Fashion with New Ju-Ju-Be Tokidoki Bags-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that a mother never stops needing regardless of her child’s age, it’s a diaper bag. My boys aren’t in diapers anymore, so I don’t want a bag that actually looks like a diaper bag. But since I’m carrying my own gear as well as items for my boys any time I …

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Hasbro Canada Toys are a Great Gift for Boys this Christmas-Giveaway

Every year, one of my favourite holiday moments is flipping through toy catalogues with my boys and checking out some of the newest and best toys available. And invariably, Hasbro has a collection of must-have toys that get my boys absolutely giddy about the upcoming holidays. This year is no exception and I was so …

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Brighten Your Daughter’s Bedroom with the New Seventeen Bedding Sets

Teens can be picky about their style and that’s never more noticeable than when they’re decorating their bedrooms. Most teenage girls want grown-up style, but they still want the fun and colour of youth in a look as well. Now, Seventeen has come out with an exclusive line of bedding especially for teen girls that’s …

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Surprise Your Child with a New Festive Friend from Build-A-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

If there’s a company that knows how to celebrate the holidays in style, it has to be Build-A-Bear Workshop. Each year I wait eagerly to see what type of loveable Christmas characters the company will release and each year I’m impressed by how many choices there are for kids and adults alike. From adorable stocking …

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Learning is Fun this Christmas with New Toys from LeapFrog-Giveaway

If you’re looking for a gift for your child that’s lots of fun and still educational, LeapFrog Canada toys are always a great choice. From toys for infants right up to school-age children and tons of educational value, a gift from LeapFrog is always a hit. My personal favourite toy from LeapFrog this year is …

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Shaving is More Luxurious with the Arbonne Sky for Men Gift Set-Giveaway

Often, men tend to put a lot less care into their shaving routine than women. But using high-quality, nourishing products makes a big difference in getting a close, smooth shave. This Christmas, treat your man to the Arbonne Sky for Men gift set and let him experience the results for himself! Arbonne products are created …

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Enjoy Brighter, Healthier Skin this Winter with the KORRES Wild Rose Collection-Giveaway

Finding the right skin products is a constant challenge for me, partially because my skin is constantly changing! I deal with hormonal breakouts all year long as well as the typical aging concerns of a woman in her thirties. But winter brings added challenges such as dryness and dull skin. No wonder finding the perfect …

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Add Unique Flair to Your Wardrobe with Jewellery from Rumi Sumaq

When I choose jewellery or accessories for my wardrobe, I want them to be as original as I am. Even the simple silver necklace I wear every day is one that I personalized to suit me specifically. And when I’m dressing up, I want my accessories to stand out and reflect the unique spirit within …

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New Hello Kitty Dolls from Blip Toys are a Little Girl’s Best Friend

If you have a Hello Kitty fan in your life, she will love the brand new Hello Kitty Dolls from Blip Toys! These dolls take fun to a new level with poseable bodies and different outfits to help inspire hours of creative play. I received the Princess Hello Kitty Doll to check out and I …

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Treat Your Favourite Tea Drinker to Mighty Leaf Tea this Christmas-Giveaway

It’s no secret that I am crazy about coffee, but I love tea just as much. And this past summer I had the chance to discover a variety of tea that is going to be my favourite for years to come. Mighty Leaf Tea is an innovative company that combines the rich, delicious flavour of …

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Give the Gift of Endless Entertainment with the HP Slate 7 Tablet #HPFamilyTime #Slate7

If you have a technology lover on your shopping list and want a great gift without spending too much, HP Canada has the perfect solution! The HP Slate 7 tablet is a sleek and powerful 8GB Android tablet with features to keep everyone happy, whether you’re shopping for a music-loving teen or a tech-obsessed husband. …

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IHOPE Canada Watches are a Useful Gift that Supports Canadian Causes

If you want to give a gift that is useful, stylish and makes a difference, look no further than IHOPE Canada watches. These watches feature a fun interchangeable strap that lets you change the colour of your watch in an instant simply by popping out the face and putting it into a different strap. And …

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Get Glam this Christmas with the OPI San Francisco Collection-Giveaway

Dress up your holiday look with hot nail lacquers from OPI! My personal favourite from OPI at the moment, and one of the trendiest collections of the year, has to be the OPI San Francisco collection. This set of fifteen nail lacquers in shades of brown, blue, red and grey, celebrate the landmarks and culture …

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Babies will Have Dishes for Every Meal with the thinkbaby Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set from Paperless Kitchen-Giveaway

Babies are so much fun to shop for, especially at Christmas. And this year, one of the best gifts for a new baby that I’ve found is the thinkbaby Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set from Paperless Kitchen. I’ve featured the eco-friendly cleaning supplies from Paperless Kitchen on the site in the past, but this online boutique …

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Travellers Stay Safe with Clothing Arts P^Cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Pants

If you’re shopping for someone that loves to travel this Christmas, Clothing Arts has a great original gift idea that’s sure to be loved for years to come. The company’s innovative P^Cubed Pick-Pocket-Proof Pants are designed to be the absolute perfect pants for travelling, not just because of their style and comfort but also because …

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New Toys from MGA Entertainment Make Great Christmas Gifts

Shopping for kids at Christmas is always so much fun, with plenty of amazing choices that are sure to result in beaming faces on Christmas morning. For a long time, MGA Entertainment has been one of my top choices when I’m looking for a gift that will get a great reaction, and this year is …

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Your Child will Fall in Love with Spin Master Zoomer the Robot Dog-Giveaway

Every year there are one or two toys that every kid dreams of finding under the tree and this year, Zoomer the Robot Dog is one of the undisputed hottest toys of the holiday season. This frisky pup lets children have all of the fun of a real dog without the hassle, mess or responsibility. …

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Protect Your Clothes in Style with Aprons from Jessie Steele

I love having the right accessories to go with my wardrobe and as a busy mom, that means one of my most frequently worn accessories is an apron. Whether I’m doing some Christmas baking or dealing with daily chores that seem unending, an apron is always an essential for me to help keep my clothes …

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Helping Others is Delicious with the New Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys Program

Christmas is a time to celebrate, a time to make memories with loved ones and a time to think of others. This year, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies is giving families a way to do all three things with its new Treats for Toys program and I cannot wait to be a part of it! The concept …

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Parents and Little Girls Will Both Love the Eco-Friendly Nail Polish from Piggy Paint-Giveaway

One of the gifts that almost every little girl gets excited about is makeup, since it gives younger girls a chance to feel like grown-ups. But so many sets designed for little girls feature cheap, harsh cosmetics that don’t work well and contain questionable ingredients. That’s why I’ve been a long-time fan of Piggy Paint …

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Make Quick and Customizable Holiday Beverages with Soda Stream

I am really not a fan of soda. I dislike it not only because it’s full of sugar and caffeine, but also because it results in the production of a large number of wasteful plastic bottles. And while I don’t mind drinking soda water, I find myself getting annoyed by the idea that I’m basically …

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Your Kids Will Be Ready to Hit the Ice wiith Hockey Gear from Sport Chek-Giveaway

If you have a sports enthusiast to shop for, high-quality sports equipment is always a great gift and no store has a better selection than Sport Chek! My oldest son has been passionate about learning how to play hockey this year, so recently Sport Chek sent us one of its top gifts for the Christmas …

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Hasbro Has Tons of the Hottest Toys of the Holiday Season-Giveaway

Shopping for older children can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. The latest fads change so fast that it’s hard to know what the newest and best gift for an older child might be. Fortunately, Hasbro specializes in creating toys that keep up with the trends and this year, the company has some great …

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Give the Gift of a Great Shave Wet or Dry with the Philips AquaTouch Electric Shaver

I am a big fan of a man with a smooth, close shave. I don’t mind the look of facial hair but when it’s time to get close and cuddly, there’s just nothing better than a clean shave. Philips has been helping men get that close shave they crave since 1939 and now they’re innovating …

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Find Fresh and Functional Gifts for your Favourite Coffee Lover at Williams Fresh Cafe

Williams Fresh Café has won acclaim across Ontario for its fresh and tasty food and delicious holiday drinks. But this Christmas, the popular coffee chain has expended its holiday line to include a fantastic selection of gifts all priced under $25! I received a box of the Williams Fresh Café gift items to review and …

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Celebrate the Christmas Season with New DVDs from NCircle Entertainment

Christmas is just days away and my boys are bouncing off the walls with excitement! We have been celebrating the season with lights, carols and, thanks to NCircle Entertainment, lots of new holiday DVDs! Here’s a few of the festive titles NCircle has available this Christmas: The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About …

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Entertain Your Kids with the Where’s Waldo: Santa Spectacular Activity Book-Giveaway

When winter break boredom strikes, it can be hard to find entertaining activities for my boys that don’t involve a screen. But neither one of my boys can say no to a good book and both of them love fun activities. So I was thrilled when I got the chance to review Where’s Waldo: Santa …

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Stuff Your Family’s Stockings with Personal Care Products from Infusium 23, PERT Plus and BRUT-Giveaway

Stocking stuffers may be small, but they can still be incredibly useful! I always love seeing what fun new goodies might be in my stocking after Santa visits and whether I find the pastry blender I’ve been lusting after or a new tube of flavoured lip-gloss, unpacking all my treasures is an exciting event even …

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The Dremel 8220 Cordless Rotary Tool is the Ultimate Versatile Christmas Gift-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that almost every man can get excited about, it’s a Dremel Rotary Tool. It’s such a handy little gadget that it can be used for all kinds of jobs and whether you’re shopping for someone that loves working with wood, etching glass or even just doing little home repairs, Dremel is …

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Protect Your Baby’s Skin with the Live Clean Baby Skincare Essentials Gift Set-Giveaway

Over the last few months I have fallen in love with the eco-friendly bath, body and hair products from Live Clean. From the adorable EnviroKidz line that my boys love at bath time to the luxurious Spa Therapy products I received just as winter arrived in Saskatchewan, there are amazing choices for everyone in my …

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Holiday DVDs from Paramount Provide Hours of Family Fun-Giveaway

Looking for kid-friendly entertainment over the holidays? Paramount has a great collection of DVDs featuring beloved characters ranging from Shrek to SpongeBob! If you’re looking for a new DVD for your kids this Christmas, check out one of these great titles: Kung Fu Panda: Holiday – In this hilarious action adventure, Master Shifu calls on …

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Turn Learning into a Game with the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

My family has always loved the interactive and educational products from LeapFrog. From the time my oldest son was just a toddler right up until today, our toy collection has always featured the hottest new LeapFrog products and our Leapster Explorer is the boys’ favourite gaming system years after receiving it. So I was delighted …

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Jolica Jewellery and Accessories Provide Beautiful and Meaningful Gifts for Loved Ones

I love finding new jewellery and accessories but I really want the pieces I wear to be unique and meaningful. Costume jewellery is fun, but it just doesn’t add the same special touch to an outfit as a handcrafted accessory with a unique look. So when Jolica, a company that specializes in Fair Trade accessories, …

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Find Great Gifts for the Whole Family at Overstock.com

I used to enjoy Christmas shopping in malls and department stores when I was younger, but with two boys to bring and the challenge of trying to hide whatever I’m buying from their inquisitive eyes, I’ve started to do as much of my shopping as possible online. It took me a little while to really …

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Get Your Man Mistletoe-Ready with BIC Flex4 Razors-Giveaway

While a little bit of scruffiness can look good on a man, for the most part I prefer a clean-shaven look. It’s smooth, appealing and makes for much more enjoyable moments of kissing and cuddling. But when cold winter weather makes skin dry and the busy Christmas season has the whole family running from one …

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Minimize Waste and Keep Food Fresh with the FoodSaver V3460 Vacuum Sealing System

As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve always kept a pretty close eye on the family budget. A little bit of planning can save a lot of money over time and I always have my eyes out for new ways to save money. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I still sometimes find that food goes bad before …

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Fill Your House with Fragrance this Christmas with Scentsy

There’s really no one moment or memory that stands out to me about the Christmas season. My affection for the holiday is a combination of tastes, sights and smells all combining to inspire the feeling of Christmas. That’s why I was so excited when I got the chance to review some very special holiday products …

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Start Your Child’s Collection of Trashies with the Trash Pack Garbage Truck

They’re dirty. They’re gross. And they’re one of the hottest toys of the holiday season! If your child has been begging you for Trash Pack toys, you’re not alone! These adorably grimy figurines and play sets have become a hit with children of all ages! Recently I received the Trash Pack Garbage Truck to check …

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Let Your Children Build Some Fun Christmas Morning with Meccano

If you have a child that loves to build, let them create something amazing with the construction toy that’s been a favourite of children since 1901, Meccano! Over the years, Meccano has changed a lot and this year the company has some great choices for the holiday season. I recently received a few of them …

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Fill Mom or Dad’s Stocking with Stylish Gifts from Levenger-Giveaway

When Santa comes down the chimney to fill a stocking, he generally has lots of fun trinkets for the kids in the family. But finding goodies to fill Mom and Dad’s stockings can be a little more difficult! That’s why Levenger is there to lend Santa a hand with all kinds of great stocking-stuffers available …

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Surprise Your Little One with the Little Tikes Big Adventures Action Fliers Play Set

It’s almost Christmas and if you have a toddler or preschooler on your shopping list, Little Tikes has a gift that’s full of high-flying fun! The Big Adventures High Fliers track is an interactive play set that’s quickly become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. I was thrilled when I got the …

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Find Fresh Fashions for your Children at La-di-da Boutique

If you have a fashion-forward little boy or girl and you’re looking for the trendiest outfits for your child this holiday season, look no further than La-di-da! This New Jersey-based store with an online boutique features the hottest children’s fashions from favourite designers including Caramel Baby and Bonpoint. I took a look at the store …

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Enjoy the Adventure of Geocaching with the Magellan eXplorist GC Handheld GPS Device-Giveaway

It can be hard to find the perfect gift sometimes. A present that’s useful, fun and maybe even encourages you spend quality time with your family isn’t something that can be found on every store shelf. But this year, Magellan has a gift that does all those things and it’s sure to put a smile …

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Beat the Clock and Play as a Team with Volcano Island Coundown-Giveaway

My boys love to play board games but often, it’s hard for me to find games that are easy enough for my boys to play and still entertaining for me. Fortunately, Spin Master Games knows games well enough to be able to create one that’s fun for kids and adults, so when the company gave …

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Tips on Stocking Stuffing from LifeSavers-Giveaway

When Christmas rolls around, I think everyone gets excited about the presents. But in our family, the stockings are just as eagerly anticipated. The fun of choosing just the right items to fill a stocking and the joy of seeing my boys pulling out their treasures is always such a special part of the holidays. …

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Mom Will Love the Customized Jewellery from Something About Silver-Giveaway

If you need a special gift for Mom, customized  jewellery is always a good option and online boutique Something About Silver has an absolute stunning selection of sterling silver jewellery that any lucky recipient is sure to love. I recently received the Forever Necklace to review and it’s a piece that is guaranteed to warm …

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Take to the Skies this Christmas with LiteHawk Remote Control Helicopters

If you’re looking for a great gift for a an older child this Christmas, LiteHawk has toys that will keep him entertained for hours. LiteHawk helicopters come in a huge variety of styles and are sure to be a hit with everyone from school-aged kids to grown adults. Recently I received two of the new …

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Experience High Quality Sound with the RHA MA450i Earphones-Giveaway

Almost everybody loves relaxing to their favourite music but without a high-quality pair of headphones or earphones, listening to music can be more frustrating than relaxing. I always seem to have a hard time finding a pair of headphones that are both comfortable and have a great sound, so when RHA, a UK-based manufacturer of …

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Let Your Baby Ring in the Holidays with gJoy gPants from gDiapers-Giveaway

A few months ago, Mommy Kat and Kids reviewer Elizabeth and her baby boy Chase had the chance to review gDiapers, the easy to use, eco-friendly and stylish diapering system that’s a hit among Canadian moms. Now, just in time for the holidays, gDiapers introduces the gJoy gPants! These adorable diaper covers feature a cheery …

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