2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is coming and sometimes we all need help finding just the right gift for everyone on our lists!

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Gifts for Baby

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Baby Banana Magical Unicorn Brush

Purchase directly from Baby Banana for only $9.99 USD

Baby Banana’s Magical Unicorn Brush makes brushing and teething an enchanting experience! Made of 100% food-grade silicone, this toothbrush is perfect for brushing baby’s teeth as well as soothing sore teething gums. Its soft silicone bristles massage gums, while its easy-to-grasp wings make it easy for baby to hold and manipulate. This adorable brush not only helps baby establish good oral care habits early, it also offers an exciting variety of shapes and textures to explore–from long flowing hair, to a dimpled unicorn horn. This magical creature will become baby’s best brushing buddy!

Gifts for Children

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Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Popcorn Party Playset

Purchase from Amazon for only $14.97 CAD

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There’s no stoppin’ the poppin’ fun! This Play-Doh popcorn maker toy for kids ages 3 and up comes with everything you need to make creative Play-Doh popcorn masterpieces. Use the machine to crank pretend popcorn into the 3 buckets, which come in small, medium, and large. Next, mix it up with silly snack mixes! Add fun play food toppings like pretend pretzels, crazy candy, and more with the candy-themed stamps and molds. Don’t forget to squeeze in some silly syrup or butter with the syrup tool. This Play-Doh popcorn toy comes with 6 cans of Play-Doh compound in both small 1-ounce and standard 2-ounce sized cans. The 2 creation cards feature step-by-step instructions for 4 fun things to make. Add this Play-Doh set to your list of movie night party supplies for a great kids’ activity, or have a Play-Doh popcorn party on a snow day, rainy day, or any day you’re feeling creative!

 

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Baby Alive Happy Hungry Baby

Purchase from Amazon for only $49.97 CAD

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Baby Alive happy hungry baby loves to eat Pick out baby’s food and mix it with water to make doll food that looks like the real thing After you’ve mixed up her food, put on baby’s bib and sit her at her feeding tray. When you give baby her spoon, she opens wide and really eats her doll food She also giggles, moves, and ask for more When she’s “all done” give her a drink of water from her sippy cup. Uh-oh Time to change baby’s diaper With adorable doll movements and over 50 sounds and phrases, This sweet baby doll makes feeding and changing time feel oh-so-real and oh-so-fun for little mommies and daddies It’s a great toy or gift for boys and girls ages 3 years old and up.

 

 

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Disney Frozen Pop Adventures Arendelle Castle Playset

Purchase from Amazon for only $39.99 CAD

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Inspired by the new and epic adventure in Disney’s Frozen 2, the Pop Adventures toys offer an exciting playset experience. Kids will delight in opening the case and watching an iconic scene pop up right before their eyes! This pop-up effect is delivered through the material of the playsets — a soft plastic that collapses when the playsets are closed and rises when the playsets are opened! Inspired by Disney’s Frozen 2, this pop-up Arendelle Castle playset is designed like a carry-and-go case with a convenient handle. This collapsible playset pops up to reveal 2 floors. The bottom floor is for the piano, piano stool, table, 2 chairs, and throne, while the second floor is designed to be Elsa and Anna’s bedroom. There are Elsa and Anna dolls included for kids to play out lots of favorite moments from the Frozen films or create their own. Then, store all of the accessories inside of the playset for next time. Collect other the Disney Frozen pop-up playsets (each sold separately) to recreate familiar scenes with characters kids know and love. Give this Pop Adventures castle playset as a holiday gift or birthday present for kids ages 3 and up who love to imagine exploring the magical world of Arendelle and beyond!

 

 

 

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Disney Princess Ariel and Sisters Fashion Dolls

Purchase from Amazon for only $39.93 CAD

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In celebration of 30 years of Disney’s animated film the little Mermaid, this Ariel doll comes with 2 of her sisters, in all their mermaid glory! Kids who are fans of the little Mermaid or simply enjoy playing out mermaid stories will love this set of fashion dolls. The beautiful Ariel, aquata, and arista fashion dolls are inspired by their characters in the movie. Ariel has long red hair and a molded bodice. Her blonde-haired sister has a molded coral bodice and tail, and her brunette sister has a blue molded bodice and tail. Imagine the mermaid dolls exploring in their sparkly outfits and hair accessories. Place the tiara on the Ariel doll’s head to complete a style fit for princess of the sea. A great gift for kids 3 years old and up, this set of 3 mermaid dolls is made for pretending Ariel and her sisters are adventuring together!

 

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furReal Walkalots Big Wags

Purchase from Amazon for only $22.37 CAD

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Pet walkers wanted! what’s more fun than walking a pet? walking lots of them! fur real walk a lots pets feature a connectible system that lets kids walk one pet, or their favorite pack! this cuddly pup comes with a two-part detachable leash to walk him across the floor as well as a connector to add up to two walk a lots Lil’ wags pets (sold separately). push him along by his leash and he’ll move forward with his wobbling head, signature bouncy walk, and spring-activated tail motion. He also makes pup sounds and funny noises, making the walk feel that much more real. Shall we take a stroll around the house? sounds like fun! fur real and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. Includes pet, leash (2 pieces), handle, connector, and instructions.

 

 

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furReal Cubby, the Curious Bear, Interactive Plush Toy

Purchase from Amazon for only $115.89 CAD

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furReal Cubby, the Curious Bear Interactive Plush Toy is a dream companion for kids ages 4 and up – one who’ll excitedly take part in all their adventures, and snuggle next to them at the end of day. Cubby is a curious young cub, and is eager to be picked up and held (he hugs you back!), play peek-a-boo, and even dance from time to time.

And let’s not forget snack time! Feed him his bottle or treat and he’ll make eating sounds.

He’s a chatty little bear, too – he babbles back when he’s spoken to. In nighttime mode, this cutie closes his eyes, makes sleepy sounds, and plays one of four 5-minute sequences of soft music. Sweet dreams, Cubby!

 

 

 

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Suitables

Purchase directly from Suitables from $34.99 USD.

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Ever notice on Christmas morning that kids would rather play with the box than the gift inside? There’s something magical about simple play with no rules or goals, just imagination!  Suitables has taken this concept to the next level and created beautiful corrugated cardboard wearables that kids (with adult help) can transform into an airplane, train, rocket ship or firetruck. Imagine that!

Just in time for holiday giving, Suitables is offering free shipping on any of their 10 make-it/wear-it costumes. Parents and grandparents might have a hard time selecting among the Aircraft Carrier ($39.99) or Union Pacific Diesel Train ($39.99) or the magical Cinderella’s Coach ($34.99).  After assembly, the one-size outfit fits most preschoolers to tweens.

 

 

 

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Scoop Magazine

Purchase a subscription directly from Scoop Magazine for £56.00/year

Scoop, is a renowned story-telling magazine for children aged 7+. Launched in September 2016, it boasts some of the biggest names in children’s literature amongst its contributors including Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Catherine Johnson, SF Said, Jacqueline Wilson, John Agard and Michael Morpurgo

Each issue includes short stories, non-fiction, poetry, comics, interviews, reviews, activities and quizzes. We explore everything from punk to painting, from science to poetry, from super-natural phenomena to playwriting. Essentially it’s for children who are passionate (or about to be passionate) about reading. Children who want to know what’s going on in the world, who have a terrific sense of humour, and who love the idea of writing for a magazine and entering creative competitions.

Beautifully illustrated on rich feeling matte paper, Scoop Magazine makes for an excellent gift for any child who loves to read and explore the world around them.

 

 

 

Gifts for Her

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The Pocket Palette

Purchase directly from the Pocket Palette starting from $4

Simply ingenious! The Pocket Palette is a single-use, full face makeup kit for on-the-go!  Comes with mascara, lip/cheek color, and bb cream (or foundation).

Never have to worry about carrying a bulky make up kit. Each makeup item is perfectly portioned so you can carry a full face of makeup anywhere you go. It is about the size of a Post-It note and is really thin too.

Great stocking stuffer gift! Ideal for holiday parties and New Year’s Even to freshen up your face before midnight.

 

 

 

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ZizzyBee Reusable Storage and Travel Bags

Purchase 3-Pack LARGE ZizzyBee Bags for only $22.95

The ultimate, reusable bag is here just in time for the holidays and winter travel season…use ZizzyBee Bags to save 1000+ ziplock-style plastic bags a year! These eco-friendly, mesh bags are washable and feature a zipper closure, making them perfect for activities of all kinds!

(Lifetime Replacement Guarantee – in 7 years only ONE bag has been replaced from thousands of orders – these bags are super strong!)

 

 

 

Gifts for Everyone

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Shinesty

Purchase directly from Shinesty

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Do you need to one-up your obnoxious neighbor Greg who turned his house into an LED light show synced to Thriller for Halloween? Well you’re in luck, we’ve got you supplied with matching Christmas outfits for the whole family to wear so that you can regain your status as the most festive household in the East Carbondale Villas. We got matching Christmas pajamas for the baby, holiday suits and dresses for the kids, matching Christmas suits and dresses for ma and pa, and and even a cozy Christmas dog sweater for the pup after you catch him taking a grade-A deuce in Greg’s yard. Good doggo.

 

 

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