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Give Your Favourite Traveler the Gift of Safety with These 3 Master Lock Gift Ideas

Almost everyone has at least one die-hard traveler on their holiday shopping list and if you’re wondering what to get your favourite wanderer, Master Lock has some great choices for helping to keep travellers safe as they wander the world! Here are my top three choices for travel gifts this Christmas: 1) Master Lock 5900D …

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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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GrafoMap Custom Map Prints Make a Great Gift for Dads and Grads-Giveaway

June is the month of shopping for dads and grads, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift, you can’t go wrong with a GrafoMap! These unique maps can be created using any longitude and latitude to showcase a specific town or city, a great memento to let Dad reminisce about his childhood or help …

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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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Let Your Kids Get a Little Gross this Christmas with The Ugglys Pet Shop-Giveaway

Do your kids prefer weird and gross to cute and cuddly? Do they laugh hysterically at rude noises and bad smells? Does just saying the word “fart” cause a reaction in your house? Then this Christmas, the perfect gift may just be The Ugglys Pet Shop toys! These bizarre pets may not seem lovable, but …

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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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Treat Dad to a Perfect Shave on Father’s Day with a Crabtree & Evelyn Gift Set

If there’s one thing that almost any man can use, it’s good shaving products. And with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Crabtree & Evelyn has some fabulous products to help you give Dad a gift he’ll love. The company sent me the Crabtree & Evelyn Duo Gift Set to check out and I knew …

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Treat Yourself to Luxury with Items from the Distinctive Assets Mother’s Day in Hollywood Gift Basket-Giveaway

Every Mother’s Day, a select group of Hollywood’s most popular moms gets a fabulous gift basket created by the L.A. based marketing firm Distinctive Assets. Packed with the hottest designer items for both mom and baby, it’s always exciting seeing which brands make their way into the gift basket each year! This year celebrity moms …

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Spoil Your Skin this Mother’s Day with FarmHouse Fresh Body Scrub-Giveaway

There is nothing I love more than a really good body scrub. With salt to slough away dead skin cells and oil to moisturize for the softest, smoothest skin imaginable, what’s not to love! FarmHouse Fresh has long offered some of the best body scrubs around and if you want to treat yourself to a …

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Go Beyond Thank You this Mother’s Day and #PutYourHeartToPaper with Hallmark

Mother’s Day is such a fun holiday now that I have children. Seeing their beaming faces as they bring me a carefully prepared breakfast in bed and homemade trinkets from school warms my heart so much. But Mother’s Day is also a time to think about how much my own mother means to me and …

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Treat Mom to Luxury this Mother’s Day with Crabtree & Evelyn-Giveaway

Believe it or not, it’s almost Mother’s Day and if you’re wondering what to get for your mother, you’re not alone! Every year I find that shopping for my mom gets harder and harder, because there’s really not much that she needs. But this year, shopping got a whole lot easier because any woman is …

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Surprise Your Loved Ones with Last-Minute Homemade Feel Good Holiday Treats from Nature’s Path

Christmas is pretty much here and if you’re looking for a last-minute gift, Nature’s Path has some easy gift recipes that are sure to delight! Featuring Nature’s Path Love Crunch – Gingerbread, these treats are quick, festive and delicious. Even better, some are vegan, making them a great choice for those with dietary restrictions! Even …

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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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Easy and Delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Squares Make a Great Edible Gift

One of my very favourite gifts to give during the holiday season is something I’ve made myself, and since I love to cook that usually means something to eat! Kraft products are a staple in my kitchen when the holidays roll around, whether I’m making my famous Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares or a tasty Marshmallow …

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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 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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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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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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Celebrate Motherhood with Top Items from the Distinctive Assets Mother’s Day in Hollywood Gift Basket

Every Mother’s Day in Hollywood, 25 of the top new celebrity moms are treated to a gorgeous gift basket created by the LA-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets. Packed with tons of designer items for Mom and Baby, these gift baskets are always extraordinary and this year was no exception! Celebrity moms and moms-to-be including Gwen …

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Charmed Aroma Candles Add Great Scent to the House with a Surprise Inside

Candles are something that I loved when I was living alone in my twenties, but after I had children, I stopped using them for quite a while. I worried about my toddlers bumping into furniture containing lit candles and I decided that for the time being, candles just weren’t worth the risk. Now my boys …

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Give the Gift of Time Spent Together with Datevitation Love Coupon Books-Giveaway

We’ve all had that moment of struggle when trying to find a perfect gift and I think part of the reason that deciding on a great gift can be a challenge is that many of us don’t really need very much. In fact, in today’s busy world, sometimes the best gift of all is just …

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Surprise Your Honey with a Sustainable JORD Wood Watch this Valentine’s Day-Giveaway

If you’re looking for an original gift for your sweetheart this year, a stunning and unique wooden watch from JORD is a gift that’s sure to make a statement. These beautiful watches are made with a selection of different woods from all over the world to create a look that is unique, stylish and sustainable. …

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Racing is a Blast with New Angry Birds GO! Telepods Sets from Hasbro

If you have kids that love Angry Birds in your house, you’re probably already familiar with the huge collection of Angry Birds toys, games and merchandise available. But now, birds and pigs are facing off in a whole new way with Angry Birds GO! Telepods! These fun new sets feature race tracks and karts that …

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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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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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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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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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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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Get Fun Gear for Summer and Stock up for School at Stuck on You

Whether I’m helping my boys keep track of their favourite toys at the park or organize their supplies for school, Stuck on You has been helping me out for the last three years. The Australian-based company has been featured numerous times on my site because its gorgeous personalized labels, backpacks, growth charts and other items …

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Chocolate Indulgence from Chubby Chipmunk Featured in the Distinctive Assets Mother’s Day in Hollywood Gift Basket-Giveaway

Last month, Hollywood’s most well-known celebrity moms were treated to a special Mother’s Day gift basket from LA-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets. The baskets were packed with exclusive goodies for Mom and Baby including products from Earth’s Best Organic, Credible Cravings, Pact, CCILU and many others. Moms-to-be Penelope Cruz and Jessica Simpson and new moms …

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Get Kids Ready for Summer or Prep Early for Back-to-School with Stuck on You-Giveaway

For more than two years I have been in love with the amazing variety of name labels and personalized products from Stuck on You. This Australian-based company doesn’t just offer the highest-quality name labels for school supplies, clothing and all of a family’s other labelling needs. Stuck on You also carries fun personalized growth charts, …

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Find the Perfect Gift for Any Occasion at MemorableGifts.com-Giveaway

June is a busy month for gift giving. In addition to Father’s Day and graduation ceremonies, it’s also the most popular month for getting married. And when you’re looking for the best gifts for any of the special occasions that may be on the calendar this month, MemorableGifts.com has all kinds of beautiful and useful …

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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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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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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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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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Anna’s Budget Tips-Keeping the Holiday Gift Giving Under Control

It’s the most wonderful time…but also that time of year that might just make you want to grab your cash and credit cards, crawl into a hole and not come out until after New Year’s. Between parties, decorating, travelling or hosting out of town guests, requests for year-end charitable donations and, of course, gift giving, …

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Give a Quality Writing Experience this Christmas with the Parker IM Pen -Giveaway

When it comes to shopping for men, I usually find that it’s easy to find the perfect gift for some men and almost impossible for others. My dad is one of those men in my life for whom I’ve always had a hard time choosing a gift, partly because he already has everything that he …

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Give a Special Child a Cuddly Companion with Holiday Plush Toys from Build-a-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

Looking for a great gift for a darling little boy or girl this Christmas? To really make a child feel special, you can’t go wrong with one of the adorable Christmas plush toys from Build-A-Bear Workshop! From popular characters like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Grinch to original friends like Christmas Cookie Bear …

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Find Unique Hostess Gifts at Lavish & Lime this Christmas-Giveaway

While gifts for friends and family are a big part of the holiday season, with all the entertaining that goes on during the holidays, remembering a gift for the hostess is important too! A little token for the special woman that organized a wonderful party can really help a hostess feel appreciated. And if you’re …

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Burt’s Bees Has Good-For-You Gift Sets for Everyone On Your List-Giveaway

Christmas is just around the corner and if anyone on your list is a fan of natural beauty and personal care products, Burt’s Bees has some special holiday gift sets that you’re sure to love! I received two of this season’s exclusive gift sets and I was so excited to check them out. My favourite …

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Warm Dad’s Heart This Father’s Day with a PicturesOnGold Photo Dog Tag-Giveaway

If you’re still desperately looking for the perfect gift for your husband or father for Father’s Day, your search ends now! PicturesOnGold has the present you’ve been searching for and it’s sure to melt any Dad’s heart! Last month I had the chance to feature the beautiful PicturesOnGold sterling silver photo locket on my site. …

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Inspire Mom to Open Up with For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom by Dionna Ford

Mother’s Day is almost here and the new book For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom by Dionna Ford is a great choice for a gift that you’ll enjoy as much as your mom. This innovative journal is full of inspirational questions, writing prompts and more that will help moms to …

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