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Fun & friendship are waiting for her at Girl Guides.

Girl Guides is a place where girls can discover fun activities together with friends. From scavenger hunts and science experiments to sharing new dance moves and exploring her community, she can try whatever it is that sounds fun to her at Girl Guides.

Registration is now open! Join the fun.

Swing by Munchkin

Some babies only nap when rocked or held – which is downright exhausting for sleep-deprived moms and dads. When you need a second or third set of arms to get through the day, Munchkin’s Bluetooth enabled Swing is here for you!

Munchkin LogoWhere to buy: $280 babiesrus.ca, bedbathandbeyond.ca, amazon.ca

Camilia®, from the Boiron’s Baby Line

Camilia®* is a great homeopathic medicine and reliable solution to help cope with baby’s teething. Developed for babies and toddlers aged 1 to 30 months, Camilia®, a homeopathic medicine from Boiron, offered in pre-measured dose, relieves pain, restlessness, irritability and diarrhea due to teething. Its only non-medicinal ingredient is purified water and is sugar-free, dye-free, preservatives-free and benzocaine-free. Camilia® is a great solution to soothe baby’s teething.

*This homeopathic medicine may not be suitable for everyone. Always read and follow the label.

Where to buy: $11.00, Boiron.ca

Tidy Dry Drying Rack

Designed with a minimal footprint and maximum practicality, the Tidy Dry Drying Rack keeps baby bottles, parts and pacifiers from consuming the kitchen after you wash! With a smart vertical design and clips to hold bottles at just the right angle for drying, this compact rack is the perfect match for limited counter space.

Munchkin LogoWhere to buy: $27 amazon.ca, babiesrus.ca

TheraBurpee Colic & Fever Rescue Kit

Sometimes, no amount of cuddling does the trick to soothe your little one. Whether baby is teething, sick or colicky, you might both need a little extra comfort and support. TheraBurpee Colic and Fever Rescue Kit is here to help – the natural way!

Munchkin LogoWhere to buy: $30 amazon.ca, babiesrus.ca

Munchkin 37° Digital Bottle Warmer

Simplify bottle warming with Munchkin’s 37° Digital Bottle Warmer, which safely heats milk to body temperature, a.k.a. the perfect 37.0 degrees. It’s easy and intuitive, with no water reservoir to fill or measurements to make.

Munchkin LogoWhere to buy: $60 amazon.ca, babiesrus.ca

Children’s Education Trust of Canada RESPs

Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. With the end of year quickly approaching, consider the gift of an investment in your child’s post-secondary education.

ENTER NOW FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN ONE (1) $1,000 RESP!*

Go Coconut Play Couch

The Coconut, is a safe and durable soft foam furniture for kids to lounge, jump and express their creativity! 100% Canadian from design to manufacturing, it is the perfect addition to any bedroom, living room or playroom! 

Where to buy: $489, gococonut.ca

The Polysleep Baby Mattress

The Polysleep Baby Mattress uses an open-cell memory foam which provides the perfect airflow, support, and comfort your little one needs to sleep soundly every night. Every Polysleep Baby Mattress is 100% Made in Canada using organic Tencel Cotton, is liquid-proof, and is covered with a 5-year warranty.

Where to buy: $350, polysleep.ca

Yamaha Music School Markham

The Yamaha Music Education System for beginners through advanced is in more than 40 countries worldwide and has graduated more than 4,000,000 students with a life-long gift of music since 1954. Join the Yamaha Music School in Markham to start your lifelong musical journey in our state-of-the-art facility.

• Recommended Age – 2-102

Surface Pro 7

Surface Pro 7 is an ultralight 2-in-1 device that can be used as both a tablet and a laptop making it ideal for learning from anywhere. With all-day battery life, improved graphics and speed, brilliant high resolution display and better connectivity, the Surface Pro 7 is ready for you to create your best work! Available in platinum and black.

Starting from $999.00 CAD, Available at MicrosoftStore.ca

Microsoft 365

With Microsoft 365, learning is limitless. Familiar applications and always-accessible files update in real time to make hybrid learning seamless and easy on Android, iOS or Windows devices.

FREE for students at eligible institutions, Available at MicrosoftStore.ca

Surface Go 2

With the all-new Surface Book 3, students can get the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio all in one –powering their every day with the fastest Surface laptop yet. Whether it is tackling intensive tasks, editing large video files or enjoying the best gaming experience, the Book 3 is built for performance. Available in 13.5” or 15” sizes, both with a detachable high-resolution touchscreen.

Starting from $2,149 CAD, Available at MicrosoftStore.ca

PC Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven 5 Qt

PC Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

This is heavy, long-haul cookware for an incredible price point. But that’s not all we love. The pretty, jewel-toned casserole can go from stove to oven to table and from sautéing to slow-simmering to roasting.

Where to Buy: $70, realcanadiansuperstore.ca

Sportball

Offers a wide variety of non-competitive sports programs for children 16 months – 12 years. Locations across Canada.

Where to buy: sportball.ca

Code Ninjas

With locations across Canada, kids learn to code in a fun, safe, and inspiring learning environment, with a game-based curriculum that they love. Parents love it too because their kids make real progress and gain valuable skills while having a great time. 

Where to buy: codeninjas.com

Rainbow Loom Bonus Combo Set

You never really outgrow Rainbow Loom. Introduce younger kids to this colourful loom craft and we guarantee they’ll be churning out bracelets and keychains in no time, but don’t be surprised if older kids can’t resist the hit of nostalgia, too.

Where to buy: $25, michaels.ca

pack of colour-changing markers

Moulin Roty Magic Pens

This set of 10 felt tips swap their hues, taking basic colouring to a whole new level. You no doubt remember colour-changing markers from your own childhood, and your kiddos are sure to love these ones as much as you did.

Where to buy: $10, rugandweave.com

two felted bunnies in pink and purple

Rusty Brown Grumpy Face Rabbit

A special keepsake that’s adorable and sustainable, this cutie and others like him are hand-sewn in Ontario (so no two are identical!) from recycled felt and stuffing.

Where to buy: $25, prettygrit.ca

mushroom-shaped table lamp

DEJSA Table Lamp

Ikea’s really bringing it with this minimalist table lamp that draws inspo from iconic design elements. It’s simple and casts soothing light, perfect for that meditation spot or home office you recently outfitted. Something pretty, something useful. That’s worth shining a light on.

Where to buy: $40, ikea.com

Blue hammock

Double Hammock with Tree Straps

Sorry, couldn’t hear you, we were napping in this take-anywhere hammock. Roomy enough for two, it’s made using nearly zero waste production. It’s lightweight and perfectly portable.

Where to buy: $105, mec.ca

ShiShu Creations Baby Coverall Weaning Bib

Parents everywhere rejoice! Feeding time just got easier. You can finally feed your little man or lady without worrying about them getting food on their expensive clothes. With the ShiShu Creations Baby Coverall Bib, you’ll no longer have to worry about a messy, wet baby. You’ll never be nervous about stains and spills on your little one’s outfits after they’ve finished eating.

Where to buy: single – $28.00, 2-pack – $45.00, amazon.ca

Chefs Plate

Canada’s Most Affordable Meal Kit! You need dinner and you need it fast. We’ve got all the recipes you’ll need, and they only take 15 minutes.

Use the code CHEF50X2 to save 50% off your first 2 boxes (plus free shipping on your 1st box!) Visit Chefs Plate to save today!

beautiful floral arrangement on a pink background

Pictus 3-Month Floral Subscription

There’s nothing better for brightening a day–yours or someone else’s–than a flower delivery. A three-month (or more!) subscription to a floral delivery company guarantees a cheerful mail day at least once a month! Each arrangement is crafted specifically for the recipient, and you can even specify if there are certain blooms you do or don’t want included.

Where to buy: $150, pictusgoods.com

WELLBEING HEROES MAGIC PYJAMAS

WELLBEING HEROES MAGIC PYJAMAS – 

The first-ever product, empowering kids to overcome everyday challenges.

It’s well-being in a box.

MAGIC PYJAMAS combines positive well-being messages told trough a storybook along with a pair of pyjamas that mirror the messaging of the storybook.

BOOK MEETS CLOTHING!  Cool!

For kids ages 3-8.

Where to buy: $29.99, Toys R Us Exclusively

WELLBEING HEROES SOCKIE STARS

WELLBEING HEROES SOCKIE STARS –

The first-ever product, empowering kids to overcome everyday challenges.

It’s well-being in a box.

Sockie Socks combines positive well-being messages told trough a storybook along with three pairs of socks with capes that mirror the story with uplifting images.

BOOK MEETS CLOTHING!  Cool!

For kids ages 3-8.

Where to buy: $29.99, Toys R Us Exclusively

Melissa and Doug Stained Glass Made Easy Activity Kit

As far as craft kits go, you can’t go wrong with a Melissa and Doug pick. The company is known for smart, easy-to-use products in almost every category of childhood play. We love their stained glass window art kits for both the process and the final result.

Where to buy: $25, amazon.ca

Harry Potter Herbology Class LEGO Set

Your child doesn’t have to be a LEGO lover and a Potterhead to adore this 233-piece set (but if they’re both, you’ll pretty much reach hero status). This set comes with the classroom, gardening equipment and other accessories, mini-figs of Professor Sprout, Cedric Diggory and Neville Longbottom, and more. We love that all Harry Potter LEGO sets are bursting with imaginative play (you can get other classrooms and vignettes) while also adhering to stringent safety standards.

Where to buy: $40, walmart.ca

stretch to fit shade for car

Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™ Sun Shade

The sun can be an unwanted passenger in the car, but with the Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™ Sun Shade, you can keep out harmful rays and beat the heat. The 5 enclosed magnets securely attach to any metal door frame and won’t damage the door. With installation and removal so simple, you can transfer between cars or pack for a trip in seconds! The sunshade stretches to fit large SUV windows, allowing maximum coverage and minimal rays. For smaller or slanted windows, use the hoops-to-hooks feature to gather excess fabric. You can even roll down the windows with these car shades attached to allow a little fresh air on the ride. Keep your precious cargo sun-safe on your journey!

Munchkin Logo Where to buy:  $25, Babies R UsAmazon

Tommee Tippee – Advanced Anti-Colic Bottle – 9oz, 1pk

We’ve combined our award-winning breast-like nipple with the latest anti-colic innovation, to create the Tommee Tippee Advanced Anti-Colic bottle. This is no ordinary baby bottle.

Tommee tippee logoWhere to buy: $12, Babies R UsAmazon.caLondon Drugs

Tommee Tippee – Closer to Nature 1st Sips Soft Transition Cup

The Tommee Tippee Soft Spout Transition Cup is specially designed for a familiar breast or bottle feel for those very first sips, while paying special attention to baby’s sensitive teething gums.

Tommee tippee logoWhere to buy: $9, Amazon.caLondon Drugs – Babies R Us

Tommee Tippee – Ultra-Light Pacifier – 0-6 months

Our lightest pacifier ever means parents can spend less time replacing it every few minutes and have more quality time with baby.

Tommee tippee logoWhere to buy: $9, Amazon.ca – Babies R Us

Tommee Tippee – Closer to Nature Bottle – 9oz, 1pk

Shaped like a breast, feels like a breast, because babies prefer it that way. The award-winning range of Tommee Tippee BPA-free baby bottles are inspired by what babies love most—mom.

Tommee tippee logoWhere to buy: $11, Babies R UsAmazon.caLondon Drugs

Tommee Tippee – Closer to Nature Fast Flow Nipple – 2pk

The award-winning range of Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature BPA-free baby bottles and nipples are inspired by what babies love most—mom. With the most breast-like bottle nipple ever made, it flexes like mom and feels like mom because babies prefer it that way—making switching between breast and bottle feeding easier than ever!

Tommee tippee logoWhere to buy: $8, Babies R UsAmazon.caLondon Drugs

Closer to nature glass bottles

Tommee Tippee – Closer to Nature 3 in 1 Glass Bottle – 9oz, 3pk

Tommee Tippee baby bottles are inspired by what babies love most—mom. We know you love baby most, so we’ve combined our breast-like nipple and contoured bottle design with premium 100% medical-grade glass for the best in feeding for your little one.

Tommee tippee logoWhere to buy: $30, Babies R UsLondon Drugs

Boogie Wipes Saline Wipes

Boogie Wipes Saline Wipes

Boogie Wipes® saline wipes are the perfect solution for wiping away dirt and germs. They’re made with natural saline, aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E for a safe, gentle and effective clean. Boogie Wipes® saline wipes come in 90-, 45- and 30-count packs, ideal for home use or on-the-go in your purse or your kid’s backpack. Invented by moms, recommended by pediatricians and infused with 100% natural scents kids love (Grape, Fresh and Unscented), Boogie Wipes saline wipes are also an effective alternative to dry tissues for stuffy and runny noses. With no alcohol, no parabens and no phthalates, soft, soothing Boogie Wipes saline wipes make cleanup easier on both kids and moms!

 

Where to buy: $9.97 (90ct) or $4.27 (30ct) , walmart.ca

The Disney Frozen for Geox Capsule Collection

The ice kingdom from Frozen comes to life in this girl’s breathable sneaker. Trimmed with lights on the outsole, Skylin Girl by Geox is a dream come true for fans of Elsa, whose face appears on a reversible sequin patch in the shape of a heart on one side of the shoe, while her name appears on the other. Featuring a Velcro strap, elastic laces and an inside zip for a quick and easy, adjustable fit.

Geox logo

 

Where to buy: $90-105, Geox.com

Munchkin Mini Sterilizer

Munchkin Mini Sterilizer Portable UV Sanitizer

Babies drop things in dirty places at the worst times. The portable Mini Sterilizer sanitizes pacifiers, bottle nipples, and more in under a minute so you can be on your way anywhere. The Mini Sterilizer safely eliminates over 99% of bacteria and viruses such as e. Coli, Salmonella, and Influenza (flu) using just UV light and has been tested by independent labs. No chemicals, heat, or water needed! The Mini Sterilizer’s 4 gold-plated UV LED lights are mercury and ozone free and auto shuts-off when the lid is opened.

Where to buy:  $29.99, Toys R Us

Munchkin Wild Miracle cups

Munchkin WildLove Miracle 360 Cups – Reviewed by Parents Just Like You

Take a sip from something sweet, and it’s not just what’s *in* the cup. These colourful sippy cups encourage important lessons in sustainability and animal welfare. Each cup showcases a wild animal design that brings awareness to at-risk species, with purchases contributing to conservation efforts. Easy-to-clean and spill-proof with a 360° sip-from-any-side rim that seals when your child is done drinking, these cups are specially designed to help support muscle development.

Where to buy: $20 for a set of Munchkin WildLove Miracle 360 on amazon.ca

Bubzi Co’s Soothing Sleep Owl

Help baby sleep with this cute feathered friend. He plays soothing music and has soft lights to help little ones settle down. Choose from 10 classic lullabies, birdsong or heartbeat as white noise or press the light button on his stomach to project stars on the ceiling or wall. Ready to move with you, this owl is a great sleeping aid for walks in the stroller or car rides.

Where to buy: $61, amazon.ca

Upper Canada Soap Accessories Couture Ice Pack

A booboo is no match for this throwback ice pack. Its retro design features a fun rubber ducky print. Fill it up with ice, and it will soothe aches and pains such as headaches, sore muscles and toothaches.

Where to buy: $13, amazon.ca

Dyson Humidifier

This humidifier is smart, so smart that it precisely monitors temperature and humidity, automatically adjusting both to create a hygienic and comfortable environment. It has outstanding projection to evenly fill a whole room, helping you get a perfect night’s rest. It’s good year-round with cool air to help break the summer heat.

Where to buy: $600, dysoncanada.ca

Diono Radian rXT Car Seat

Engineered with a full steel frame, this car seat is built to last and grow with your child, spanning birth to booster seat. They’re built with the utmost safety in mind, but are still compact enough to fit three-across in most mid-sized vehicles, perfect for a growing family. Plush body and head support cushions keep little ones safe and comfortable for rear-facing and when the time comes, change it to forward-facing or convert to a booster seat.

Where to buy: $400, diono.com

Kandoo Flushable Wipes

Ready to take on potty training? These moistened wipes are perfectly sized for little hands and clean better than toilet paper alone. Pulling them out of the container is a breeze, too, thanks to a handy pop-up button. They’re biodegradable and flushable, making them safe for your sewer and septic tanks.

Where to buy: $5, walmart.ca

Positively Izzy

By Terri Libenson

Ages 8-12

This spinoff of Invisible Emmie finds Izzy, a creative kid who loves making up stories and skits, but her grades aren’t great. Then there’s Bri—she’s the smarty pants, but she’s also super shy. Who knew their worlds would come together the day of their school’s talent show.

$12, amazon.ca

The Strongest Mum

By Nicole Kent

Ages 3-5

Little Bear’s mum is strong—she can carry everything from her cub’s bike to Flamingo’s piano. Eventually Little Bear realizes that even mums get tired and need a hand. This is a special story about helping each other and the sweet relationship between parent and child.

$24, indigo.ca

Megabat

By Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich

Ages 7-10

It’s basically the very cool story about a boy and his bat. This early chapter book finds Daniel moving into a new house where he’s far away from his old school and friends. At the same time, Megabat gets shipped across the world and winds up in Daniel’s new place.

$15, amazon.ca

Pages And Co. Tilly And The Book Wanderers

By Anna James

Ages 9 +

Books are magical—that’s what 11-year-old Tilly discovers at her grandparents’ bookstore. Each page of her favourite books bring exciting adventures. Just wait until Anne (of Green Gables) and Alice (from Wonderland) show up.

$22, indigo.ca

Eraser

By Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant

Ages 3-7

Eraser’s not like Glue, who keeps things together, or Pencil, who’s always on point. Ruler and Pencil Sharpener are the only school supplies who appreciate Eraser, who’s tired of cleaning up everyone’s mistakes. When she decides to go out on her own, everyone realizes how important Eraser is.

$26, indigo.ca

Log Driver’s Waltz

By Wade Hemsworth, illustrated by Jennifer Phelan

Ages 4+

If you grew up in Canada in the ’80s (here!) you likely remember the animated short about a log driver—it aired during cartoons. The iconic story is back to delight a new generation. “For he goes birling down and down white water, that’s where the log driver learns to step lightly…”

$22, indigo.ca

Cookina Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet

So you like to BBQ, huh? Made for high-temperature cooking (to to 550°F!) this reusable, non-stick sheet keeps your BBQ and smoker clean while cooking your favourite foods like steak or wings without all the mess. A great alternative to tinfoil, bring this sheet your messiest, stickiest marinated food then throw it in the dishwasher. And yes, you still get grill marks.

Where to buy: $23, staples.ca

Nike Air Vomero 10 Shoes

Comfort is key with these kicks. They’re designed to be your daily runners and have premium cushioning and a dual-density sole so your feet will feel great as they hit the pavement. The neutral arch makes them perfect for long-distance runs and the mesh exterior allows feet to breathe.

Where to buy: $140, dickssportinggoods.com

Love Child Organics Super Blend Purees

These tasty little puree packs are perfect as a meal for babies (six month and up) or as a snack for little kids. Packing a healthy punch with a blend of organic vegetable and fruit purees plus quinoa and acerola fruit, they’re gentle on tiny tummies while still being rich in nutrients. Easy to squeeze and handy to throw in the diaper bag or lunch box, these BPA-free pouches are fun to slurp with 15 flavours to choose from.

Where to buy: $2, well.ca

Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream For Stretch Marks

Hypoallergenic and dermatologist approved, this massage cream helps to reduce stretch marks and visibly improve the skin’s elasticity. Packed with pure shea and cocoa butter, natural oils, elastin and collagen, it will leave your skin feeling quenched for 48 hours. Use it during pregnancy or postnatal on areas that are prone to stretch like hips, thighs, tummy and bust.

Where to buy: $9, palmers.com

Dole Fruit ‘N Gel Bowls

With five fun flavours to choose from, including apple in raspberry gel, mandarin in orange gel, mixed fruit in cherry gel, peaches in peach gel and peaches in strawberry gel, snack time is always a jiggly bowl of fun. Each package contains four 123-gram cups filled with real fruit in a flavourful gel.

Where to buy: $3, walmart.ca

Duck Washi Crafting Tape

Add a pop of colour or sheen to your gift wrapping or craft project care of this easy-to-peel washi tape. The possibilities are endless with 32 design and colour options. Use it to personalize stationary or school supplies, create labels or organize your pantry, create a chore chart with it or make a design on the wall. It tears easily by hand, can be written on and it peels off without damaging the surface it was stuck to.

Where to buy: duckbrand.com

Whiskey In A Cup By Reese Witherspoon

You’re invited into Reese Witherspoon’s southern life with her debut book, named after something her grandmother, Dorothea, always said about beauty and strength making southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” Learn how she does her hair, make her favourite recipes and read tips on throwing the perfect southern party.

Where to buy: $45, indigo.ca

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask

If you need a moisture boost, try this hydrating mask. It’s gentle and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. The results are instant, leaving skin hydrated and smooth while also working to contour skin, sealing it for optimal absorption. To use, place mask on a clean face and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.

Where to buy: $4, walmart.ca

Oster Versa 1400 Performance Blender

Sleek but powerful, this blender will crush whole ice cubes, veggies and fruits into smoothies and more. It’s packing a powerful 1400-watt motor which whirls the blade a whopping 250 miles-per-hour. The large eight-cup capacity makes it perfect for families, but still low enough to sit nicely on the counter. Comes with two recipe books and a seven-year limited warranty.

Where to buy: $280, oster.ca

Fitbit Ace Kids’ Activity Tracker

Fitness can be fun for kids with this colourful wristband. Geared for kids eight and up, it’s showerproof, tracks steps, activities and sleep. Kids will be rewarded with badges for a job well done when they hit milestones, will get friendly nudges to be active and can set goals and challenges for themselves. Parents can set up a family account to track their kids.

Where to buy: $130, fitbit.com

Sanissimo Salmas Chia And Flax Crackers

Sanissimo’s new Salmas Chia and Flax are oven-baked, corn-based crackers with no added sugar, no artificial colours or flavours, and are made with only four ingredients. The non-GMO and gluten-free crackers don’t skimp on taste, either. Each box contains eight packs of three crackers that offer a fulsome flavour with a perfectly crunchy texture. Practical and portable, they can be enjoyed at home, on social occasions or on the go. Serve them with a variety of toppings.

$4, walmart.ca

Popflix Cinema-Style Kettle Popcorn Popper

Family movie night just got a whole lot better thanks to this theatre-style popcorn maker. With the capacity to pop 10 cups of popcorn, this retro-looking machine is easy to clean, has an illuminated on/off switch and comes with a measuring scoop for kernels, a measuring spoon for oil and a scoop for dishing up your perfectly popped corn.

Where to buy: $90, walmart.ca

HP Sprocket Photo Printer

Your photos don’t just have to live in your phone. Printing your favourite memories is easy with this sleek, pint-sized printer (it’s about the size of a cell phone!). Using Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone or tablet, it prints 2 x 3-inch photos and stickers in just 40 seconds. Comes with a 10-sheet pack so you can get started printing straight away. Oh, and the pretty gold and white design doesn’t hurt, either.

Where to buy: $160, amazon.ca

Cravings Hungry For More By Chrissy Teigen

Supermodel and super-famous Instagrammer Chrissy Teigen is unapologetically driven by a deep craving for delicious food. In her second cookbook, (to follow up Cravings in 2016) Teigen takes us on a spin through some surprising culinary mash-ups that reflect her travels and Thai heritage (there’s even a chapter called “Thai Mom”).

Where to buy: $40, indigo.ca

Xbox One S 1TB Console Two-Controller Bundle

Family game night is about to become much more exciting! Play the best exclusive games with the most advanced multiplayer and enjoy the unique entertainment experience that only Microsoft can provide with Xbox One Console. Games like Ashen, Sunset Overdrive, Rare Replay, the Halo: Master Chief Collection and State of Decay 2 aren’t available anywhere else! Included with the console comes two wireless controller, HDMI cable, and power supply.

Where to buy: Starting from $380, xbox.com

Sylvania RCA Smart Android Wi-Fi Home Theatre Projector

Take movie night up a notch with this projector. All you need is a blank wall or a white sheet to enjoy a theatre-like experience at home. Wireless capability makes it great for presentations and its super bright 2000 lumens make whiter whites, blacker blacks and crisp, vivid colours. With streaming capabilities, watch everything you love on Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and more on it.

Where to buy: $298, walmart.ca

Google Home Mini

Hey, Google… With this device you’ll be asking Google a lot of questions. Powered by Google Assistant, tell it what to do or ask it questions. Using your voice, you can quickly find out just about anything, like who won the game, what the weather is or what’s happening in the city. Ask it to find you a route on Maps or have it make a hands-free call. When combined with a Chromecast device, it offers endless entertainment care of YouTube, Netflix or Spotify. It can recognize different voices, keeping all users on track.

Where to buy: $40, bestbuy.ca

Trunki Ride-On Suitcase In Tipu Tiger

Travel in style with this fun ride-along suitcase, whether it’s to a sleepover or for vacation. Tipu the Tiger is sturdy and just the right size for a tot to sit on, which is fun for them and easy for you to schlep them through a busy airport. Plus, its roomy interior means there’s lots of space for more than just the essentials.

Where to buy: $70, amazon.ca

Fisher-Price Learn With Me Zebra Walker

Encouraging both first words and first steps, this sturdy, four-wheeled zebra will keep your little one busy with an interactive book that has pages to turn and buttons that light up. ABC’s and 123’s are fun to learn with his songs and phrases. When it’s time to walk, he’s ready to roll with an easy-grasp handle and music that will get kids grooving.

Where to buy: $30, walmart.ca

Calico Critters Grand Department Store

Who doesn’t love a trip to the mall? This fancy department store does not disappoint with two levels of luxurious shops including a cosmetic bar, chocolate store and a fashion boutique with gowns, purses and accessories. There’s even a couch to sit on if you need a break. Features a working manual elevator and revolving door. Calico Critters sold separately.

Where to buy: $140, toysrus.ca

Fingerlings Hugs

You might be familiar with little Fingerlings, but these long-armed, plush buddies are large and ready to hug it out. They love giving reactions, so swing them around, tickle them, rock them to sleep, give them a kiss or a giant squeeze. They’re respond with laughter, snores, monkey sounds, burps and even toots.

Where to buy: $40, mastermindtoys.com

Poopsie Slime Surprise Pooey Puitton

What’s inside this “designer” bag? It’s full of poop-themed DIY slime, of course. With all the sparkle you need to customize your own unicorn poop, this purse is packing over 35 slime surprises like scented and rainbow fun. When you’re done with your slime for the day, store it in the air-tight storage containers. Includes everything you need to make slime including sparkles, crunch packets, mystery scents, a keychain and an instructional booklet.

Where to buy: $100, indigo.ca

Hot Wheels Retro Fireball Crash Playset

Take it old-school with this throwback set from Hot Wheels that celebrates their 50th anniversary. Originally produced in 2001, little racers can put their cars in three entrance points throughout nine different crash zones. Cars will zoom down the spherical track, which spans 21-feet. But watch out for the meteor! When it gets hit, it blasts open. Includes five vehicles.

Where to buy: $80, indigo.ca

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Get ready to board the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station with this 801-piece Lego set. It features a railway bridge for the train to pull in under, steps leading to the famous Platform 9 3/4, luggage, a “Wanted” poster, moving brick entrance and Daily Prophet newspapers. Once onboard, order a chocolate frog from the Trolley Witch or recreate the spooky scene of the Dementor on the train. Includes five minifigures, a Scabbers and Dementor figure.

Where to buy: $100, toysrus.ca

Rainbocorn Sequin Surprise

As seen in the 2018 ParentsCanada Holiday Toy Guide: Every plush Rainbocorn hatches from its bright mystery egg and has a unique reversible sequin heart that reveals a magical surprise when swiped! With six different sequin hearts to collect, they are removable so you can wear them, too.

Where to buy: $29.99, toysrus.ca –  rainbocorns.zuru.com

Philips Air Purifier Series 2000I

Thanks to a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, an air purifier works hard to reduce up to 99 percent of common allergens and odours, this model has three automatic settings including allergen, bacteria and virus to thoroughly purify the air. Manual speed settings put you in control of how loud you want the machine to be, meaning you don’t have to compromise sleep in favour of clean air. You can control your air purifier from anywhere using the app. Change the fan speed, check up on the filter or turn it on with ease.

Where to buy: $550, bestbuy.ca

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