Its that time of year again, when kids are on their best behaviour and dreams are added to the ever growing wish list. To reduce the gift finding frazzle here’s a gift guide with something for all the kids on your list.
With Interac® Debit shopping is even easier, paying for purchases just like using cash and no credit card bill surprises after the holidays.
If your building fan already has enough LEGO sets taking up storage space, encourage a little independent creativity with DK Canada’s The LEGO Ideas Book ($27.99 Cdn) or The LEGO Play Book ($24.99 Cdn) from Chapters.
|THE MUSIC LOVER|
This USB rechargeable HMDX Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ($49.99 Cdn) from Best Buy enables music fans to enjoy tunes from any Bluetooth-enabled device while the B. Piccolo Carousel Bells ($29.95 Cdn) from MasterMind Toys lets young ones create their own music.
|THE SPA GIRL|
As little girls grow into preteens they may start to replace toys with pampering. The Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System ($139.00 Cdn) from Sephora gives them a home spa-like treatment.
Craft kits from Michaels, like this no-sew Stretchy Headband kit or this Duct Tape Tote will keep them busy and give them something to show their friends at school.
Encouraging the love of reading is a gift that will last a lifetime. Budding readers will enjoy learning to read with Leapfrog’s new LeapPad Ultra ($159.99 Cdn) from Sears while your junior book hound will love to escape into the world of ebooks with the Kobo Arc 7 ($149.99 Cdn) available at Chapaters.
|THE LITTLE ONE|
The mamaroo Plush Infant Seat ($269.99 Cdn) from Babies R Us recreates the bounce and sway movement of a mom, offering five different ways to soothe and entertain the smallest family member.
|THE SPORTS FAN|
When you can’t make it out to the rink get into the action at home with this tabletop NHL Eliminator Flip Air Hockey Table Game ($24.99 Cdn) from Canadian Tire, offering up to four player fun.
The Disney Infinity starter set ($74.99 Cdn) from Future Shop enables you to step into the world and character of their favourite Disney movies while the Toy Box mode opens a whole new level of creativity. These are just two of the reasons we think families will love this game.
Encourage a little pretend play with toys such as this Work Belt Toy Set ($49.99 Cdn) or this All Season Furnished Doll House ($199.99 Cdn) from Scholar’s Choice.
Sometimes the best gift you can give the kids is family time with games from Mastermind Toys, like Qwirkle ($24.95 Cdn) and Mindtrap ($29.95 Cdn).
Although a number of these gift guide items are from national shops, many small businesses, like your local bookstore or toyshop, also accept Interac® Debit as a form of payment should you find the perfect gift and you only have coffee money in your wallet. Don’t forget to keep your store shopping a secret and get your gift wrapped when you are out. Many shops even offer this for free.
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