These cuddly little animals are soft, squishy and so much fun! With the push of a button, the animals start wiggling and jiggling. Your child will be giggling when he finds one of these fun little friends under the Christmas tree! Buy them at toy stores across Canada or at www.littletikes.com.
The top-selling disposable bottle system is now available in a convenient gift set. Featuring two small and two large bottle holders, 30 Playtex Nurser Drop-Ins preformed liners, two NaturaLatch silicone nipples and a breast milk storage kit with breast pump adapter ring, it has everything you need to ensure your infant is happy and well-fed! Available at stores across North America; learn more at www.playtexbaby.com.
This eco-friendly infant feeding set contains a baby bowl, a cereal bowl, a Bento box and a cup perfectly sized for your little one. The bowls have convenient covers and the Bento box features a watertight lid perfect for taking out of the house. Best of all, the stainless steel interior and polypropylene exterior of these bowls make them a safe and eco-friendly choice for baby! Get the set online at www.paperlesskitchen.com.
Ju-Ju-Be has revolutionized the concept of diaper bags already with stylish, innovative bags that put the “fun” in functional. Now, the company’s fabulous bags have partnered with global lifestyle brand Tokidoki to create a line of diaper bags that will be a hit with the trendiest parent. With plenty of organization options and a style that’s sure to make you smile, it’s a must-have for any mom! Get the bags online at www.ju-ju-be.com.
Piggy Paint Color Me Happy Gift Set
Little girls will love the vibrant, durable colours of Piggy Paint nail polish and parents will love the non-toxic, eco-friendly formula! The Color Me Happy gift set features eight beautiful shades of Piggy Paint polish carefully packaged in a stylish gift box. It’s sure to provide any little girl with hours of fun creating the perfect nail look! Buy it online at www.piggypaint.com.
If your child has been begging for a dog but your family just isn’t ready to take that leap, Zoomer the Robot Dog is your dream pet! Zoomer responds to spoken commands and understands English, French and Spanish! Best of all, Zoomer charges via a simple USB connection and learns the more your child plays with him. Zoomer the Robot Dog is available at major toy stores throughout North America; learn more at www.zoomerpup.com.
For the little girl that loves to accessorize, Infinity Headbands are a dream come true! The plastic headband base features a variety of interchangeable ribbons and accessories so that your daughter can always have a headband that matches her outfit…without the hassle of having a hundred headbands in the house! Get them online at www.ambrosiadesigns.com
These adorable little monsters are the perfect stocking stuffer for little ones this Christmas. With an assortment of whimsical and quirky characters to choose from, there’s a best friend for everyone in this collection. The mini monsters are just six inches tall and very collectible. Created in Canada, they’re sure to put a smile on your child’s face! Get them online at www.monsterfactory.net.
LeapFrog’s newest learning tablet for kids has gone through a big redesign compared to the previous LeapPad tablet, and the chances are ones that kids and parents will both love. With a rechargeable battery, kid-friendly Wi-Fi, front and rear facing cameras and an on-board MP3 player, it’s got all the tablet functions your child will want with plenty of educational apps and content. Find it at stores across North America or shop online at www.leapfrog.ca.
The magic is in your little girl’s hands when she plays with the new Flutterbye Flying Fairy from Spin Master! This interactive fairy actually flies around the room and its flight is controlled by a child’s hand movements. It’s a magical experience that will have any little girl believing in fairies! Find the Flutterbye Flying Fairy at toy stores across North America; learn more at www.flutterbye.com
The Hot Wheels Car Maker is the newest way for kids to enjoy racing cars to victory. First, kids can use the molds and wax sticks to create a customized Hot Wheels car. Then they can decorate it with decals and attach it to the included chassis to create the ultimate Hot Wheels racer! With enough materials to create ten Hot Wheels cars, it will have kids creating and racing all day long! Find it in toys stores across North America; learn more at www.hotwheels.ca.
This cuddly teddy bear is sure to become your child’s new best friend, but he’s special for another reason too! “Beario” is the 2013 Starlight Bear offered by Toys’R’Us and the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. Each year the bear is designed by one of the Starlight children and this year’s bear features a red star on its paw symbolizing Super Mario, the favourite toy and character of designer Dylan, a boy with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and a contagious smile. Your purchase will support the work of Starlight Canada, which brightens the lives of seriously ill children through in and out-of-hospital programs that provide entertainment and distraction. Beario is available exclusively at Toys’R’Us and at www.toysrus.ca.
Mooshka Dolls are paper dolls that one day joined hands and became sweet, huggable girls through the power of friendship! These dolls are made with washable fabric and Velcro attachments so the dolls can hold hands. Each doll has her own unique accessory and personality and includes a finger puppet and a paper doll in the package! Find them at toy stores across North America; learn more at www.mooshka.com.
Help children understand the true meaning of Christmas with this new DVD adventure from VeggieTales! Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato remember that there’s more to Christmas than lights and music when they get a lesson from a kind little girl intent on helping her neighbour. This music-filled story is sure to warm your hearth this Christmas! Get it online at www.veggietales.com.
This newest toy from the Transformers Rescue Bots collection is perfect for preschoolers and younger children. Featuring an easy-to-transform Optimus Prime figure and a trailer that holds up to four Rescue Bots vehicles, it’s a great way to inspire imaginative play featuring the popular Transformers Rescue Bots characters. Find the set at toy stores across North America; for more information visit www.hasbro.ca.
What little girl doesn’t love Hello Kitty? Everyone’s favourite loveable cat is now available as a fully-articulated, poseable large doll that’s sure to become your little one’s new best friend. The dolls feature removable fashions in styles including Pop Star and Princess and a variety of accessories for the dolls can be purchased separately for even more imaginary fun. Find them at toy stores across North America; learn more at www.bliptoys.com.
For younger children that love the fun of superheroes, Fisher-Price Imaginext offers sets featuring a child’s favourite heroes in age-appropriate toys! These sets are full of interactive features including activation discs that trigger movements and reactions. The DC Super Friends Batcave comes with Batman, Robin and the Batwing motorcycle. Get it at toy stores across North America; learn more at www.fisherprice.ca.
The newest addition to the Beyblades collection features two BeyWarriors, two Ripcords and an Octagon Battle Stadium with two entrances. Children can spin the BeyWarriors into the stadium to create the ultimate battle. It’s the perfect gift for any boy that loves Beyblades! Find the Shogun Steel Octagon Battle Stadium at stores across North America; for more information visit www.hasbro.ca.
Your child’s present will become a new best friend when he unwraps this adorable Build-A-Bear Workshop Frosty the Snwoman plush toy! Featuring a top hat and an optional accessory pack including the scarf, pipe and broomstick, he’s a loveable reminder of the holidays long after Christmas is over. Or choose from other popular holiday characters including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa himself! Get them at your nearest Build-A-Bear Workshop or learn more at www.buildabear.ca.
Tweens and Teens
If your teen loves singing, recording podcasts or chatting with friends on Skype, the new Snowball microphone from Blue Microphones is sure to be a hit. The world’s first professional USB mic comes in a rainbow of fun neon colours to suit your teen’s discriminating tastes and can even be used to record on iPad. The studio sound is sure to impress the most discriminating musician! The Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone is available at stores across North America with neon colours available exclusively at Amazon.com. To find a retailer near you visit www.bluemic.com.
For a gift that gives back, the stunning holiday gifts from the Me to We artisans aren’t just beautiful, they help support sustainable change for impoverished families. Choose from gorgeous jewellery, handmade scarves, holiday greeting cards or donations to help provide clean water, school supplies and food to those in need. Shop online at www.metowe.com.
If your teen’s iPhone is permanently in his hand, the Belkin Grip Power Battery Case for iPhone 5 is the gift that will let him talk, text and surf even longer. The 2000 mAh battery provides up to eight hours of extra talk time and the case features a rugged design that protects the phone while keeping it powered up longer. Best of all, the battery charges with a micro USB that lets you charge your phone at the same time. Staying connected has never been so easy! The case is available exclusively at Best Buy stores or online; for more information visit www.belkin.com.
This set of three OPI top coat nail lacquers will add the perfect finishing touch to a teen’s holiday look. Featuring full-sized bottles of Top Coat, Matte Top Coat and Snowflakes in the Air, an exclusive top coat available only in this set, it’s the perfect way to glam up this holiday season! The OPI Holiday 2013 Top This! Top Coat Kit is available at select salons and beauty stores across Canada; learn more at www.opi.com.
This affordable and powerful unlocked smartphone is the perfect choice for a teen since it doesn’t cost a fortune and can be used with any network anywhere in the world. The smartphones are durable, dust and weather resistant and have the speed and power that your teen needs. As an added bonus, every verykool phone features dual SIM cards, making them perfect for international travellers as well! Get yours online at www.verykool.net.
These stylish bedding sets are perfect for a young woman with a sense of fashion. Available in three colourful choices, they’re the perfect way to quickly give a modern and trendy look to a room. Choose from Chloe Garden, Silvana Sunset and Ombre Ikat in vibrant shades of blue, pink, yellow and orange. Find the bedding sets online exclusively at macys.com.
This very special edition of the best-selling book Dragonology, the first in the Ology series by Candlewick Press, has been redesigned with a beautiful new cover and logo. A must-have for any fantasy fan, it will have even the most skeptical scholar starting to believe in dragons! Find it in bookstores across North America; for more information visit www.candlewick.com.
These micro-sized building sets take fun to a whole new microscopic level! The smallest block is mere millimetres, which means that it is finally possible to build intricate structures that are only a few inches high. With a variety of models to choose from including animals, world landmarks and even a special holiday series, you’re sure to find one that your teen will love. For more information visit www.mynanoblock.com.
This sleek holiday compact will have any woman looking her best as she heads off to holiday parties. Featuring petal essence face accent in Snow Lotus and four complimentary petal essence eye colours in Snowcap, Gilded Sun, Nepali Night and Plum Twilight, it has everything a woman needs to create ravishing holiday looks. This limited edition set comes covered in hand-crafted lokta bark paper from Nepa, pre-wrapped and ready for gift giving. Available at stores across North America or online at www.aveda.com.
Just because a woman is cooking and cleaning doesn’t mean she can’t still look great! The stylish aprons from Jessie Steele come in a variety of cute fabrics and cuts so that a special woman in your life can have an apron that’s as original as she is! From basic to bombshell, cooking and cleaning are way more fun with a cute apron! Get them online at www.jessiesteele.com.
For holiday decor that makes a statement, consider adding beautiful recycled copper accents to your home. Native Trails hand-hammered copper star ornaments are completely original and a great accent for gifts. Hang a few on the tree, drape one around the neck of a bottle of wine or add one to a loved one’s gift instead of a bow. Native Trails also offers home accents including picture frames and keepsake boxes all gorgeously crafted from recycled copper. Get them online at www.nativetrailslifestyle.com.
The Ninja Ultima Blender is the ultimate versatile kitchen appliance, with exclusive dual stage blending and professional-grade power. This variable speed blender can chop, grind, puree, mix and crush ingredients so that you can create the recipes you’ve been craving with ease. Get it online at www.ninjaultimablender.com.
Give the gift of beautiful, radiant skin with luxurious wild rose skincare products from KORRES. The Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum brightens skin, smooths fine lines and improves skin texture, while the Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment brightens the undereye area while diminishing the look of fine lines and dark circles. Nourishing vitamin C will ensure skin is radiant and winter-ready! Get the KORRES Wild Rose products at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart stores; learn more at www.korres.ca.
MedicAlert ID bracelets have been helping save lives for over 50 years, but they’ve never been so fashionable! Thanks to a new partnership with Persona, the fully customizable ID bracelets have been reimagined for the modern woman. These bracelets would make a great gift for a loved one living with diabetes or a serious health condition and proceeds support one of Canada’s most trusted charities. Find them online at www.medicalert.ca.
The tea-lover on your list will adore this scrumptious trio of teas perfect for the holiday season. Featuring Orange Dulce, Vanilla Bean and Bombay Chai, the company’s whole leaf tea pouches offer superior flavour thanks to the hand-crafted, hand-stitched process. It’s a dream come true for anyone that loves tea! Get the Sweet Selections set online at www.mightyleaf.com.
The earth-inspired, elegant jewellery from Rumi Sumaq is designed by Coco Paniora Salinas and each piece is one of a kind. Whether a woman favours the fresh and youthful look of macrame or the timeless beauty of silver, these stunning necklaces, bracelets and earrings are sure to please. Treat a special woman in your life to jewellery that’s as unique as she is! Rumi Sumaq jewellery can be purchased online at www.rumisumaq.com.
This diamond-enforced cookware takes non-stick cooking to a whole new level. The PFOA-free non-stick coating is durable, effective, eco-friendly and even metal utensil safe! It’s sure to be a hit with anyone that loves to cook and is available at a great price from Pangea Sales! Shop online at www.pangeadirect.ca.
A perfect hostess gift, this soy wax candle features organic ginger, ginger lily and clove for a scent that is incredibly soothing and relaxing. The candle features a 95% recycled glass holder and has a burning time of over 40 hours. Find the candle at Aveda retail stores and select spas and salons across North America; find a location near you at www.aveda.com.
Every home needs a good wine rack for holiday entertaining and this stylish beauty from designer Jordan Murphy will add class to the house while keeping bottles organized. It holds five to six bottles and, as an added bonus, the racks can be stacked and interlocked to expand the storage space as needed. Available in black, white and nickel; buy it online at www.umbra.com.
This luxurious shower gel is the perfect way to unwind during the busy holiday season. The creamy foaming formula will leave the most harried woman feeling refreshed and relaxed while the soothing scents calm the mind. Available in Guava, Basil Lemon, Jasmine and Fig scents, this shower gel will leave skin soft, smooth and moisturized. Find it at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart; learn more at www.korres.ca.
This vacuum is the ultimate cleaning machine with the versatility to go from floor to ceiling with ease. Weighing less than eight pounds, it easily converts from an upright vacuum with powerful deep-cleaning abilities to a handheld vacuum with great suction. For carpets, blinds, hard floors and dusty corners, the Shark Rocket has the cleaning power you need! Learn more at www.sharkrocket.com.
Tradeworks Women’s Workshop Christmas Canadiana Ornaments
Not only do these recycled wood ornaments look beautiful on the Christmas tree, they also support an important cause. The stunning ornaments are handcrafted by women entering the carpentry workforce who experience barriers to employment such as addiction, injury, homelessness or self-esteem issues. The Christmas Canadiana line was designed by former program participant Toni Glick, who used classic Canadian icons and a yoga theme to give the collection a west-coast feel. The ornaments made beautiful gifts and support a worthy cause too! Find the collection at RONA stores or shop online at www.tradeworks.bc.ca.
Hamilton Beach Fizzini Hand-Held Carbonated Water Maker
For the man that loves carbonated beverages, the new Hamilton Beach Fizzini will help make enjoying that glass of soda cheaper, easier and healthier. This compact hand-held unit fits easily on the top of the included one-litre bottle and features adjustable fizz control for the perfect beverage every time. Just add your favourite Fizzini Flavoured Syrup for a thirst-quenching treat that has less than 50 calories! Available at select stores across Canada; to find a retailer near you visit www.hamiltonbeach.ca.
For a sleek and affordable tablet option, the HP Slate 7 tablet is sure to be a hit. Weighing just thirteen ounces, it’s perfect for the on-the-go man in your life. And with onboard apps and Beats Audio, it’s sure to provide hours of entertainment whether your man prefers gaming, listening to music or watching movies in his spare time. The HP Slate 7 tablet is available at stores across North America or get it online at HPShopping.ca.
Surprise your favourite music-lover with Plantronics’ new premium Bluetooth wireless earbuds. These earbuds feature high-quality audio that’s crisp and vibrant for the ultimate listening experience. With a portable charge case, a sweat-proof and durable design, multiple fit options and up to 14.5 hours of listening time, they’re quite simply the best earbuds your man will ever own! Available at electronics stores across North American and online; for more information visit www.plantronics.com.
If your man is always on the road, these travel pants will help him get where he needs to go while keeping money, identification and other important items safe and secure. Featuring a stain-repellent Teflon coating, wrinkle-resistant fabric and hidden pockets especially designed for passports, smartphones, money and identification, they’re the perfect pants for anyone that travels for work or pleasure! Get them online at www.clothingarts.com.
For the man that has everything, there is no more meaningful gift than a UNICEF Survival Gift. Choose from gifts that can change the life of one child or ones that can benefit an entire community. Popular choices include the gift of a bed net to prevent malaria and school supplies. With prices to fit every budget, these gifts are always appreciated. Learn more and shop online at www.survivalgifts.ca.
This luxurious gift set contains Sky for Men Body Wash, Shave Gel and After-Shave Balm with a fresh, clean scent and the natural power of botanicals to nourish skin. The set makes getting a close, smooth shave easier than ever and is sure to please that hard-to-shop-for man on your Christmas list. Get it from your local Arbonne representative or shop online at www.arbonne.ca.
The stylish swim shorts from Tom & Teddy is swimwear with a twist: a range of sizes lets dads and sons each have matching swim shorts for those warm-weather excursions! With fun nautical and ocean-themed patterns in shades of blue, red and white, these swim shorts have a timeless style and fun feel that will appeal to both boys and men. Find them online at www.tomandteddy.com.
This power tool set features six essential tools and is sure to become an essential in any handyman’s arsenal. Featuring a Circular Saw, Compact Drill, Impact Driver, Reciprocating Saw, JobPlus Base and Work Light along with two Lithium+ batteries and a charger, it’s the must-have kit on any tool-lover’s Christmas list! Find it in Home Depot stores or online at www.homedepot.ca.
These adorable toys will have your pets excited to celebrate the holidays too! Choose from cute danglers, jingling toys and chew toys with a fun festive theme that will have even your pets in the Christmas spirit! These toys are festive, fun and great for popping in a stocking. Get them at your local PetSmart stores; see the full collection online at www.petsmart.com.
This line of cat and dog food featuring real, wholesome ingredients and high levels of protein is a great way to ensure your pet stays healthy and happy for years to come. With both whole grain and grain free varieties and real ingredients such as turkey, duck, salmon and sweet potatoes, it’s food that you and your pet will both feel great about! Find it at specialty pet stores across Canada; learn more at www.petcurean.com.