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The De’Longhi Coffee, Espresso and Cappuccino Combination Machine is One Machine that Does it All-Giveaway

One of the very few downsides of loving coffee as much as I do is that I tend to have way too many different devices for brewing that perfect cup. From single-serve machines to drip brewers and everything in between, my love of fancy coffee drinks means I’m either constantly moving different brewers in and …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bell’O Digital Headphones Make a Great Gift for Music Lovers-Giveaway

The holidays are fast approaching and with so many of my family members being almost as technologically connected as I am, there’s one gift that I always know will be well received: a good set of headphones. I know personally I often struggle to find a pair of headphones I really like so coming across …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get Mom What She Really Wants this Mother’s Day and Save Money Too at Ebates.ca

Do you ever wonder what Mom REALLY wants for Mother’s Day? Ebates Canada recently commissioned a study to find out what moms would most like on Mother’s Day compared to what they actually receive. Spa treatments and vacations are at the top of a mom’s list of wants, and flowers and gift cards are what …

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Warm Someone’s Heart with Adorable Hot Water Bottles from Warm Tradition-Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you’re looking for a way to show your loved ones how warm and cuddly they make you feel, Warm Tradition has the perfect gift idea for you! The company’s shaped hot water bottles and covers will help adults and children alike stay nice and warm on the chilliest …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Surprise a Special Someone this Christmas with Personalized Jewellery from Jewlr

If there’s one thing that most women love, it’s personalized jewellery. Whether it’s a necklace featuring the birthstones of a mother’s children or a ring containing the name of the woman and her husband or boyfriend, there’s just something special about having a pretty and sparkly accessory that was made just for you. But finding …

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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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Give a Perfect Gift or Save Money Shopping At Your Favourite Stores with CardSwap.ca-Giveaway

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Give the gift of choice with CardSwap! I’ve featured CardSwap.ca on Mommy Kat and Kids in the past and I always loved the concept. Canadians with unneeded gift cards sell them to CardSwap.ca for cash and bargain-hunters buy gift cards at a discount for shopping they had …

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