2017 Holiday Gift Guide



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Our top gift-giving ideas for the whole family.

PHOTO BOOKS

Choose from a variety of themes and select up to 300 photos to design a custom book. Smart autofill helps to create the perfect book of your memories. Available at: Walmart $30+

ALPHABET ZOO

The Leapfrog Spin & Sing Alphabet Zoo lights up, plays songs, makes animal noises and spins. It’s basically hours of fun for any baby. 6–36 months Available at: Toys R Us, Amazon, Mastermind $25

PHOTO BOOKS

Choose from a variety of themes and select up to 300 photos to design a custom book. Smart autofill helps to create the perfect book of your memories. Available at: Walmart $30+

COZMO

This little bot has a big brain. His personality actually evolves the more he is played with, making him one of the more sophisticated robots out there. Available at: Best Buy $250

MAPLELEA DOLL

Maplelea is a distinctively Canadian play experience featuring a collection of 18” dolls with story journals and accessories that celebrate our country’s spirit and identity. Available at: maplelea.com $7–$125 (accessories and dolls)

ENERGY LIGHTS BY SKECHERS

You’ve never seen shoes like this! These classic high-tops feature colour-changing lights in the soles, and are rechargeable! Available at: Skechers $85

FINGERLINGS

These sparkly little monkeys will steal your heart with their happy chatter and adorable eyes. They come to life with over 50 animations. 4+ Available at: Mastermind Toys $25

GET A GRIP

Game on! All you have to do is complete drawing and sculpting challenges. Seems easy right? Here’s the catch: you can’t use your thumbs! Super fun for all ages. 8+ Available at: mass retailers $25

HEXBUG NITRO CIRCUS CAPTURE IT

Kids can launch their stuntmen over the ramp, plus add special effects with the Nitro Circus app and record each awesome trick. 8+ Available at: HEXBUG.com and mass retailers $39

SCOOP & LEARN ICE CREAM CART BY LEAPFROG

With eight scoops of ice cream and six toppings, little ones can take orders and then build cones in correct sequence. 2+ Available at: Toys R Us, Amazon, Mastermind Toys $50

Q AND A A DAY JOURNAL

Every date comes with a specific question to answer. After you fill it in for a year, start over! There is room for five year’s worth of answers, which allows you to look back and compare your responses. Available at: Indigo $19

PARTY BALL BLUETOOTH KARAOKE MACHINE

The speaker connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth compatible device, the disco ball lights up, and the party begins! Perfect for a family sing-off. (Bonus points if you throw in some dance moves.) 6+ Available at: Mastermind Toys $60

L.O.L. SURPRISE TOTS

Inside every ball is a little doll – but you never know which one you will get! Plus, she might cry, change colour or come with fun accessories. Surprise! 6+ Available at: Toys R Us $10–$14

MAGIC SCENE CREATOR BY CRAYOLA

Kids can turn still pictures into animated scenes by using special action cards. The kit comes with 70 cards, but kids must provide their own creativity. 3+ Available at: mass retailers $28

NINTENDO 2DS XL

Lightweight, powerful and perfect for gamers of all ages, the 2DS XL is compatible with Nintendo 3DS and most Nintendo DS games. Available at: major retailers $200

OLYMPIC RED MITTENS

These cozy Hudson’s Bay mittens have become a Canadian tradition. A portion from each sale supports athletes through the Canadian Olympic Foundation. Available at: Hudson’s Bay $15

QUILTED WEEKENDER BAG

With an extra roomy interior, this bag is ideal for a frequent flyer. The removable strap can be used for shoulder or cross-body carrying. Available at: Indigo $60

REEBOK FLOATRIDE RUN ULTRAKNIT

These lightweight runners feature a low-cut design for freedom of movement. They are ridiculously comfortable. Available at: Reebok.ca $180

SPHERO

Get interactive with your favourite characters. Spider-Man and Ultimate Lightning McQueen are the newest additions to the Sphero line of app-controlled toys. Available at: Best Buy $200–$400

TOMTOM TOUCH CARDIO FITNESS TRACKER

Track your heart rate, activity and sleep, and set goals to improve upon your fitness level. Available at: TomTom.com $130

UNDER ARMOUR GOLF UMBRELLA

A true golfer won’t let a little rain get in the way, but it’s always nice to have a trustworthy umbrella on hand. Available at: UnderArmour.com $45

VTECH 4-IN1 STROLL & GROW TEK TRIKE

This trike transforms through four stages: from the parent-controlled stroller mode, to training mode, to trike mode and, finally, drifting mode. It features an LED screen with kid-friendly content for each stage (like left and right directions and road safety). 9 months–6 years Available at: Toys R Us $150

WHO’S THE DUDE?

Take charades to a new level. Each scene must be acted out – along with your blow-up, life-size Dude. Teens and adults will love this one. 12+ Available at: Toys R Us $30

XBOX ONE S

Gamers will love the visual depth of this system. With backwards compatibility, Xbox One S gives you more ways to play. Available at: Microsoftstore.ca and electronics retailers $300

YVOLUTION NEON FLASH SCOOTER

Along with the sharp performance handling and the lightweight frame, this scooter comes with motion-powered LED lights in the wheels. 5+ Available at: Toys R Us $130

ZOOMER ENCHANTED UNICORN

Who doesn’t want their very own unicorn? She moves on her own and has a light-up horn to share her feelings. When she’s hungry, her interactive apple will do the trick. 7+ Available at: Toys R Us $120
PHOTO BOOKS
ALPHABET ZOO
PHOTO BOOKS
COZMO
MAPLELEA DOLL
ENERGY LIGHTS BY SKECHERS
FINGERLINGS
GET A GRIP
HEXBUG NITRO CIRCUS CAPTURE IT
SCOOP & LEARN ICE CREAM CART BY LEAPFROG
Q AND A A DAY JOURNAL
PARTY BALL BLUETOOTH KARAOKE MACHINE
L.O.L. SURPRISE TOTS
MAGIC SCENE CREATOR BY CRAYOLA
NINTENDO 2DS XL
OLYMPIC RED MITTENS
QUILTED WEEKENDER BAG
REEBOK FLOATRIDE RUN ULTRAKNIT
SPHERO
TOMTOM TOUCH CARDIO FITNESS TRACKER
UNDER ARMOUR GOLF UMBRELLA
VTECH 4-IN1 STROLL & GROW TEK TRIKE
WHO’S THE DUDE?
XBOX ONE S
YVOLUTION NEON FLASH SCOOTER
ZOOMER ENCHANTED UNICORN

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