Holiday Gift Guide 2017



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Tumzee – Tummy time is often more a chore than a pleasure for both baby and mom. The Tumzee aims to change that with an innovative design that helps support baby on his tummy more comfortably while making it easier for the family to interact with him. The incline allows a baby to play with toys or family members, while the curved sides and T-support keep him secure and stop him from sliding. It’s a must for babies that need more time on their tummy! Find it at select stores across North America or shop online at – ARV: $44.99

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VTech Pop-a-Balls Drop & Pop Ball Pit – Ball pits are something that kids of all ages love, and VTech has found a great way to let babies experience that same fun with this interactive ball pit. The toy features 30 colourful balls along with a counting hoop, slides and even a popping reservoir that shoots the balls into the air! Like all VTech toys, the ball pit combines fun and learning with an interactive activity panel that plays music, animal sounds and phrases. Find it at toy stores across North America; learn more at – ARV: $59.99


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Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar – Start the holiday fun before Christmas with a Playmobil Advent Calendar! This high-quality advent calendar features twenty-five fun items that combine to create a magical workshop complete with elves, reindeer and, of course, Santa himself! Perfect for getting in the holiday spirit, this set is a must for Playmobil fans this Christmas. Find it at stores across North America; learn more at – ARV $31.99

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FurReal Friends Chatty Charlie the Barkin’ Beagle – If your little one dreams of having a puppy, give him the next best thing with this toy! The adorable beagle doesn’t just bark, whine and wag his tail like a real dog, he also has a fun collar that translates his puppy noises into human phrases! With over 80 phrases, Chatty Charlie will provide hours of entertainment as he shares his feelings with his new owner. Find it at stores across North America; learn more at – ARV $69.99

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Awesome Little Green Men – Taking old-fashioned plastic soldiers to the next level, Awesome Little Green Men are detailed soldiers that kids will love to collect for all kinds of awesome battles! Choose from individual blind grab bags or larger Battle Sets, then read up on the rules and launch an epic war with one of your friends. Awesome Little Green Men Battle Sets contain everything needed to start battling, with many more great characters to add to your army in the future. Find them at stores across North America; learn more at – ARV: $5.95 to $34.99

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Spy Code: Operation Escape Room – Escape rooms are all the rage right now, and this clever new game brings the fun home with three challenges that need to be completed to set a captive player free. Gather between two to six players and solve the puzzles to get the keys that will free your friend and let you escape the room! Perfect for parties or family game night, this innovative game is a great way to enjoy all the fun of an escape room experience any time you like. Find it at stores across North America; learn more at – ARV: $39.95

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Worry Eaters – Anxious children will fall in love with these adorable monsters that gobble up their worries. Large zippered mouths let kids write down their worries and zip them up for the monsters to eat in the night (with a little help from Mom and Dad). The next morning, kids can be encouraged that their worries have been taken away by the loveable monsters. Best of all, parents will hopefully have a better understanding of their children’s worries, giving them the information they need to help eliminate those worries permanently! Find Worry Eaters at select stores across North America; learn more at – ARV: $19.99


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Sphero Mini – The miniature version of the popular Sphero robotic ball, this adorable little sphere will roll, spin and move on command…thanks to a handy smartphone app! Teens can take the Sphero Mini anywhere and then pull it out to entertain friends or pass the time. Interchangeable shells let owners change the colour of their Sphero Mini on a whim, and the Sphero Mini can even be controlled with facial expressions when playing! Feeling adventurous? Program your Sphero Mini using JavaScript! Get yours and learn more at – ARV: $49.99

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Alcatel A50 – If your teen is in need of a new smartphone, the Altacel A50 will satisfy all his requirements. An 8MP rear camera ensures great quality photos, while the Android Nougat operating system lets teens add their favourite Google Play apps to personalize the phone. The vibrant 5.2” screen is perfect for everything from watching movies to video chatting with family. Best of all, the phone includes three SNAPBAK cases to let kids use their phone as a speaker, double the battery life or deck the phone out in lights! Find it at Telus or Videotron stores across Canada; learn more at – ARV: $240 or $0 on 2-year term

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Dropmix – This innovative game from Hasbro lets teens combine tracks from top artists in a whole new way as they compete to create the ultimate mix. The game uses 60 included cards featuring loops, beats and samples from hit songs, that players can then combine in unexpected ways. The free downloadable Dropmix app is used to control the game, and optional expansion packs let teens add even more music to their mixes! Developed in collaboration with Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., aspiring mixers and music-lovers alike will enjoy seeing what kind of tunes they can create! Available at stores across North America; learn more at – ARV: $129.99


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Crated With Love Subscription Box – There are few things better for a relationship than a little extra romance, and Crated With Love has come up with an innovative way to ensure that romance is fun and easy to squeeze into a busy schedule. The monthly subscription box comes with a variety of themed activities that encourage couples to learn more about each other as they engage in various activities together. Surprising your loved one with a subscription is a great way to show you care while also ensuring romance-filled nights that can last all year! Order yours at – ARV: $19.99

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McCrea’s Candies and Neilsen Massey Vanillas – Food lovers will adore the vanillas, flavour extracts and gourmet caramels from McCrea’s Candies and Nielson Massey Vanillas, so combine products from the two companies to create the ultimate foodie gift basket. Start with a Short Gift Box containing two of McCrea’s Candies’ top caramel flavours: Pure Vanilla and Black Lava Sea Salt. Add a decadent jar of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar for sprinkling on top of cookies or rimming the glass of your favourite sweet beverage. Finish off the basket with gourmet Nielson Massey flavour extracts for extra-special holiday baking, coffee or cocktails and you’ll have a foodie’s dream come true! Shop online at and – ARV: $9-$23


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Eau Claire Distillery Christmas Gin – When it comes to a liquor that’s special enough for a gift, handcrafted spirits are always sure to please. And the exquisite Christmas Gin from Eau Claire Distillery takes that concept to new heights with its smooth and sublime spirit that features the flavours of frankinsense and myrrh. The label is pure Canadiana and feels instantly festive, ensuring that this gin will put a smile on the face of that special man in your life. Christmas Gin and other select spirits are handcrafted in Turner Valley, Alberta; find them locally or shop online at – ARV: $34.95

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La Tourangelle Winter Gift Trio – The artisan oils from La Tourangelle are a welcome addition to any cook’s kitchen, so give your favourite chef a gift that will take favourite dishes to new heights with this trio of gourmet nut and seed oils. Containing Roasted Pecan Oil, Roasted Walnut Oil and Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, it’s sure to inspire culinary creations worthy of any restaurant. Perfect for salad dressings, marinades and adding flavour to pasta dishes, these oils have a smooth and delicate flavour that’s positively addictive! Find the Winter Gift Trio and other gift sets online at – ARV: $30.99

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Zuru Fidget Cubes – Kids and adults alike will love clicking, gliding, rolling and fiddling with Zuru Fidget Cubes. These little cubes come in a variety of colours and themes, including new Marvel Heroes cubes. They’re designed to help keep fidgety folks occupied to encourage better focus, but are also lots of fun to play with just for fun. Find them at stores across North America or learn more at – $ARV $19.99

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MAYKA Tape – Have a LEGO fan in the house? Let him take his construction fun to new heights with MAYKA Tape! This tape sticks to tables, countertops, floors and more, and is compatible with LEGO building bricks so that your budding architect can build in every direction. MAYKA Tape comes in a variety of colours and two different widths; find it at select stores across North America or at – ARV: $7.99-$19.99

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Squish-Dee-Lish Toys – These slow-rise foam collectibles come in a variety of adorable shapes packed in blind grab bags for surprise fun with every package. A panda with pancakes? A pig in a blanket? Each is as sweet as it is cute, and are a fun-filled collectible for little ones. Make sure to check out the newest Shopkins Squish-Dee-Lish series if you have Shopkins fans in the house! Find them at stores across North America; learn more at – $ARV: $5.99