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Santa Babies


Today’s gift guide is my second one geared toward the little ones (you can check out my Mattel-focused one here – that giveaway closes tomorrow). I used to be hesitant to do a kid’s gift guide because I’m not a mom and there are plenty of parent bloggers out there that ace their kid gift guides each year. But I am shopping for more and more babies and kids each year, and ultimately I see a lot of cool ideas that I want to share with you. These, like most of my blogs, don’t necessarily cover the ‘must-have’ toys of the year (although there are plenty of those in here in my opinion), but it does cover a diverse range of ideas you may have never heard of. So go ahead, be the cool parent / aunt / uncle / sibling / friend / grandparent that surprises a child with a gift beyond their imagination. They’ll love it.

UboolyUbooly – App (Free) + $29.99 – $59.99 or on Amazon.ca
I’m going to borrow a quote from another review of Ubooly and tell you that this interactive toy is pretty much the 21st century answer to Teddy Ruxpin…only way cooler. Like Teddy, Ubooly is an interactive cuddly toy that encourages your child to dream big, tap into their imagination, and learn a few things while they’re at it. You can download the Ubooly app for free from the App Store and the Google Play store for your phone or your tablet. Then, you can purchase a Ubooly Smart Toy to both protect your device and turn it into a furry friend that your kid will love to play and snuggle with. Ubooly is designed to interact with your child, greeting them by name, and giving them the option to hear a joke, go on an adventure, and more. Unlike most games downloaded from the app store, Ubooly is not passive. Kids are encouraged to get up and ‘explore’, with their Ubooly pal guiding them and throwing educational factoids at them. And, new activities are introduced on a weekly basis so your kid will never get bored (sorry Teddy Ruxpin). If you’ve got two kids and they both have a Ubooly, their toys will even interact with each other. It’s a great way to make use of an old smartphone or tablet if you’re upgrading this year – and a cool toy that’s super transportable and always enjoyable.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary EditionRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition – $14.99
If classic Christmas is more your style, then this keepsake version of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer fable is a must-have. Believe it or not, it’s been 50 years since the classic claymation version of the story was brought to life on television, and has since been cemented as a holiday classic, in the same league as Miracle on 34th Street and Frosty The Snowman. This beautiful gift book features full-colour illustrations and a fun, read-along version of the story that’s perfect for tucking the kids into bed before Santa’s arrival. The price makes it a great choice if say, you’re shopping for a good friend’s little one, or you’ve got a dozen nieces and nephews to buy for and a tight budget to stick with.

Frozen Lip Smacker Tin
Lip Smacker Disney Frozen Lip Balm Collection Tin – $11 @ Well.ca
Shopping for a Frozen fanatic? This affordable little tin of sugary sweet lip balms from Lip Smackers is an awesome, affordable pick. Growing up, I lovedddd Lip Smackers and I’m sure kids today are still using their glittery, fruity balms as an entre into the grown-up world. But this collection still preserves that childlike innocence with its Frozen-bedecked tubes of gloss, and the charming ‘Best Flavour Forever’ tagline. Trust me – whatever little girl unwraps this will be the envy of her classmates once she gets back to school and whips out an Elsa, Olaf, or Anna lip balm. And bonus points for preventing those seemingly inevitable chapped lips this winter!

ChordBuddyChordBuddy Jr. – $169.95
You might have the next Taylor Swift or Jimmy Page in your family and not even know it – until you hand over the ChordBuddy Jr. This innovative kit includes a kid-sized, high quality guitar that’s suitable for tots as young as 4, as well as ChordBuddy’s signature guitar learning device, an instructional DVD, and a songbook. Within minutes, your kids will be able to strum familiar tunes – and get a feel as to whether the strings sing to them. Note that while this is not a ‘toy’ (i.e. like the $20 mini guitars you’ll find on the shelves of a toy store) it is still tons of fun. ChordBuddy has won all kinds of official accolades and parental approval because of its easy, approachable way to learning to play the guitar (including for adults!) It’s available through the ChordBuddy website, but many independent music stores in Canada carry it, as well as Mastermind Toys. It’s a perfect choice for that budding musical prodigy in your household.

BabibuBabibu Baby Clothing – From $10
As I mentioned, I am shopping for lots of kids these days – but it may be more accurate to say babies. In my perusal of gift ideas, I’ve fallen in love with the logic behind bamboo clothing for infants (and for that matter, adults) – and that’s exactly what Babibu’s clothing for 0-24-month-olds is all about. Bamboo is a sustainable, breathable fabric that’ll keep your tot warm in the winter and cool in the summer (just two less reasons for them to fuss). With antimicrobial properties, it also keeps baby smelling fresh and doesn’t irritate their sensitive skin. And with a similar texture to cotton, its durable yet flexible enough to be suitable for daytime, bedtime, and every time in between. Babibu’s lineup of cuddly bamboo baby wear includes everything from mittens, booties and hats, to full-on onesies, nightgowns, separates, and ‘loungies’ (aka a matching top and bottom) – all rendered in a rainbow of basic colours that are perfectly gender neutral if you’re shopping for a baby-on-the-way. I’ve highlighted some of their more ‘festive’ picks above, but bookmark Babibu (which makes all of their clothes right here in Canada!) for future gifting – healthy, comfortable clothing for little ones really never goes out of style!

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action MaskMarvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action Mask – $24.99 @ Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Target, Real Canadian Superstore
If your child flipped for Guardians of the Galaxy this summer – especially Bradley Cooper’s salty Rocket Raccoon – then this one is a total no-brainer. This adjustable, interactive mask fits snugly around your child’s head and allows them to get in touch with their inner raccoon (or fine, Guardian). By moving their jaw, the entire mask actually moves too – Rocket’s mouth opens and closes, his eyebrows go up and down, and his ears go back and forth. It’s definitely one of the coolest pieces of merch from the hit film – and one that should inspire hours of imaginative play. Alas parents, it likely won’t fit on your head – so you’ll just have to impersonate Chris Pratt’s Star Lord in an all-out family play session.

MagformersMagformers Sets – From $14.99
There have been many building toys released over the years – from LEGO to Playmobil to Lincoln Logs and beyond – but I don’t think any of them are quite as sophisticated as Magformers. These unique magnetic tiles come in a range of shapes and colours, and can be easily connected and disconnected to create pretty infinite and imaginative worlds. What I like best – apart from the limitless possibilities for play – is the SCALE in which you can build. I’ve seen Magformers creations that are several feet high and still plenty sturdy, and even the image above demonstrates the scope of worldbuilding your child can do. Magformers are generally sold in sets with broad themes and features – you can now even buy sets with nifty mechanical or light-up features – but they can easily be combined to create a skyscraper, village, bridge – you name it. It’s a great way to teach kids a range of spatial thinking and math skills, while still giving them plenty of playtime enjoyment. As a heads up, the Magformers site does not ship to Canada, but they’re a good source for inspiration and to see the full line. You can easily buy them at Indigo, Mastermind Toys, and Amazon.ca.

Nerd Block Jr.Nerd Block Jr. Subscription – $13.99 / month
I talked about the adult version of Nerd Block the other week – but did you know there’s also a cute and cuddly kid-friendly version? To recap, Nerd Block is a super unique Canadian subscription service organized by curated by Joe Nerds, a Whitby, Ontario retailer that trades in quirky, geeky, pop culture-laden toys and collectibles. For a nominal fee, each month you’ll get a box delivered right to your kid’s doorstep that’s laden with snuggly plushies, figurines, trading cards, tattoos, stickers and more – all inspired by their favourite TV shows, video games, movies and more. You can choose from either a boy or girl-oriented box, with fun brands like Disney Princess, My Little Pony, Pokemon, and Star Wars. The only challenge? Keeping your paws off your kids’ awesome monthly haul of loot!

My Life Story 100-Year JournalMy Life Story 100-Year Journal – $60 @ Suck UK
Keeping a diary is a classic rite of passage for many little girls – but this journal is so much more than that. First of all, it’s designed to span 100 years of your life (if you are so lucky to live for that length of time). Given that timeline, it’s an ideal gift for kids so they can start jotting down their innocent thoughts and startling observations and new understandings of the world around them. In fact, it can be used as a learning tool as parents can help fill in the early years for their kids, and then let their little one begin taking over entries of their own – filling the with photographs, sketches, scribbles, and notes. Eventually they’ll have the keepsake of a lifetime!

Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank – $25.50 @ Sprigs & Twigs
The piggy bank gets a new lease on life with this intelligent gift idea. As you can see from the outside of Mr. Pig’s body, there are four chambers in this innovative bank – one to ‘Save’ for a long-term purchase, one to ‘Spend’ on fun little day-to-days, one to ‘Donate’ to a worthy cause, and one to ‘Invest’, which you can choose to place into something like a GIC or RESP in the name of your child. The four chambers are accessible through each of the pig’s feet. Essentially, this piggy bank gives you a chance to talk to your kids about money from an early age, and allow them to distribute their earned and gifted coins and dollars based on whatever they’re interested in (although parents, you’ve got to do some work to illustrate why all four of these types of money behaviours are important). The Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank also comes with goal-setting stickers so you can keep tabs on how your child is choosing to use their funds, making this an ongoing, interactive way to educate them about spending and saving. The bank is available at Sprigs in blue (pictured above), green, and opaque platinum, making this a perfect gift that’ll truly last a lifetime (at least in knowledge).

Sleepy Owl Gift BoxSleepy Owl Baby Gift Box – $59
Some people don’t see a ton of point in buying babies gifts – my rationale is, you’re really actually buying something for the parents. In this case, Sleepy Owl is a Canadian natural brand with products specifically formulated to soothe the sensitive skin of infants, including common conditions like cradle cap, diaper rash and eczema. The line consists of five products that’ll seamlessly take you from bath time to sleep time, with organic essential oils and known calming ingredients like chamomile and calendula. I particularly love the adorable gift box pictured above as a great way to outfit a mom-to-be or new mommies’ bath and body care kit for their infant, but the products are available a la carte through the Sleepy Owl website or at tons of indie baby boutiques across Canada.

DohVinci Style & Store VanityDohVinci Style & Store Vanity Kit – $24.99 @ Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Target, and Real Canadian Superstore
If you remember playing with puffy paint in the 90s, then you’ll get a kick out of this updated version of that concept – one that also taps into the world of 3D printing. DohVinci is a cool lineup of girl-oriented toys that allow your kid to get in touch with their creative side and customize their toy to their heart’s content. All you have to do is insert one of the ‘Deco Pop’ tubes into the included Styler, and push the unique DohVinci compound out to create the designs of your choice. The cool thing here is if your child makes a mistake, they can simply wipe it away and try again. There’s a special brush tip and a design tip as well to give them more design choices. The compound hardens overnight, and all of the kits have a practical, long-term purpose after the arts and crafts are done. The vanity pictured above includes a mirror and a drawer, so they can stash lip gloss, jewelry, and other trinkets while admiring themselves in their new creation. Other kits include pieces of wall art, a picture frame, and a memory board, so if she loves one, you’ve got plenty of gifts to shop for down the road.

The Chair By The Side of the RoadThe Chair by the Side of the Road by Adrian Hawaleshka – $29.99
I don’t write a children’s book gift guide, but if I did, this sweet tale would definitely be on it. Written by Manitoba author Adrian Hawaleshka, the book is inspired by a real-life landmark outside of Gimli, MB, a massive chair that inspired Hawaleshka’s nephew to ask who does sit in that chair? In this charming tale about being different and not fitting the norm, our protagonist is Luka, a boy who grows twice as big as the previous year to the point where the villagers in his community become afraid of him, somewhat exiling him to a giant home deep in the woods and a massive chair that sits all by its lonesome by the side of the road. Luka is sad, until one day – as the cover illustrates – an equally large dog appears and helps Luka redefine what it means to stand out and the idea of acceptance. It’s a cute tale with lovely illustrations that, like all good children’s books, also delivers an important message. A great pick for any young readers, particularly those familiar with the infamous giant chair.

Card Trick Set WinnersCard Trick Set – $34.99 @ Winners
Encourage the next Copperfield or Blaine in your household with this crafty collection of card tricks designed for all ages (or at least from as young as four years old). This super cool gift set includes everything your kid will need to master 10 amazing card tricks – from reading minds to pulling cards out of a deck -as well as a detailed instruction booklet that’ll help them astound everyone by the time Christmas dinner rolls around. It’s an awesome and unexpected pick for any budding magician in the family, and works perfectly well for boys or girls (or even adults). Once they get the hang of card tricks, you’ll also have a go-to idea for their birthday and other gifting occasions.

Goldieblox Movie Machine KitGoldieBlox and the Movie Machine – $34.99
You’ll notice as I’ve written this post I’ve referenced a lot of famous folks – that’s because some of today’s best toys tie back into developing your kids’ long-term interests. GoldieBlox is a super smart series of toys that encourages girls to take a real interest in typically guy-dominated fields like science, technology, engineering and math (‘STEM’ as its known), while tapping into their creative and problem-solving sides. Each of the toys are compatible with the others, but can also be used independently. The more kits you have, the more areas of Goldie’s world you’re exposed to (along with her equally intelligent friends). One of their latest innovations is GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine, which as per my famous people mention, may help a budding Kathryn Bigelow or Sofia Coppola enhance her skills. The kit comes with a storybook that explains how a film festival is in danger of being canceled – unless Goldie (and your child) can save the day! From there, your kids will work with new characters in the series (Valentina Voltz and Li Gravity) to learn about animation and movie-making while building a zoetrope; a pre-cinema animation device. Once their creation is ready, they can invite everyone to check out their finished film – then start all over again. The kit also ties into a free app on the App Store, for even more movie-making fun. You can use Goldieblox’s store locator to track down your nearest Canadian outlet – a quick search in my area pulled up dozens upon dozens of locations!

There you have it. I’m pretty happy with this round-up of gifts that range from the unexpected to the clever to the fun to the creative. I hope you’ll find some inspiration from it as you shop for whatever little ones you’re gifting to this Christmas. And I’ve got a prettttty awesome $540+ prize package for kids to give away! If you win, you’ll be nabbing:

– Your choice of a Ubooly Smartphone or Tablet Toy
– A copy of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
– A ChordBuddy Jr. set
– A set of Babibu ‘Loungies’
– A Magformers Classic 30-Piece Set
– A one-month subscription to Nerd Block Jr.
– A Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank
– $80 worth of Sleepy Owl products
– A DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Kit
– A copy of The Chair By The Side Of The Road
A GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Kit

Here’s how to enter for your shot at winning:

1) Drop me a comment by December 10, telling me which of these gift ideas for babies and kids you love the most (feel free to highlight as many as you’d like).

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 11, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: There are quite a few bonus entries to be had. Go for all of them, go for one of them, go for none of them – it’s up to you. Whatever you choose, be sure to leave each bonus entry in a separate comment below.

Ubooly is on Twitter. Follow ’em, send out a tweet about this post / giveaway that also tags me (@cdngifguide). Link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Raincoast Books (the distributor of Rudolph) is on Twitter. Follow them, send out a tweet about this post / giveaway that also tags me (@cdngifguide). Link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

ChordBuddy is on Facebook. Like them, leave a wall post about why you’re interested in their products, and link back to that wall post in a separate comment below.

Babibu is on Facebook. Like them, leave a wall post about why you’re interested in their clothing, and link back to that wall post in a separate comment below.

Magformers is on Facebook. Like them, leave a wall post about which set you’re most keen on trying, and link back to that wall post in a separate comment below.

Nerd Block Jr is on Facebook. Like them, leave a wall post about which Nerd Block Jr. you’d want, and link back to that wall post in a separate comment below.

Pin The Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank to Pinterest. Leave a link to your Pin in a separate comment below.

Sleepy Owl is on Twitter. Follow them and tag both of us @cdngiftguide) in a Tweet that links back to this post. Leave a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Tweet Using The Hashtag #dohvinci with a link back to this post (and tag me @cdngiftguide!) Then link back to your Tweet in a comment below.

Add The Chair By The Side of The Road to Your Goodreads ‘To-Read’ List. Link back to you to-read list in the comments below.

GoldieBlox has a new video up on YouTube. View it, share it on Facebook (or your preferred social medium) and link back to your shared post in a separate comment below.

 

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255 Responses to “Santa Babies”
  1. Loralie Baker says:

    I love the money savvy piggybank such a great learning tool!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Magformers are really neat–they use them in kindergarten here. (BTW, I noticed a set at Winners about a week ago)
    DohVinci looks like a great idea to keep the kids busy on Christmas holiday.

    But my most favourite is the Nerd Block Jr subscriptions. I am soooo tempted! πŸ™‚

  3. Steph says:

    The gift that caught my eye for my little sister is the frozen themed lip smackers. She can’t get enough of ‘frozen’ merch – she’d love them

  4. Victoria M says:

    The Sleepy Owl products look awesome, I love the packaging.

  5. Julie G. says:

    The Frozen Themed Lip Smackers would definitely be a hit with my oldest granddaughter. She’s crazy about anything ‘Frozen’ right now.

  6. My three year old niece is obsessed with lipbalm and is a serious girlie girl. So she would LOVE the Lipsmackers.

  7. Joan G. says:

    I think the My Life Story 100 Year Journal and the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition are my favourite gifts.

  8. Leah says:

    I love the Babibu baby clothing! So cute

  9. sonia pinette says:

    I would like to win the chordbuddy jr.

  10. kittypride says:

    What a great combination of goodies! I like them all and I know my kids would love the ChordBuddy and the
    one-month subscription to Nerd Block Jr.

  11. Katherine says:

    I would love the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer book for my 4 year old son. He is really into books and he is just starting to get into Christmas! Also this book reminds me of being a kid πŸ™‚

  12. i like the magformers sets. my kids would have fun building with these

  13. Susan Stirling says:

    I love them all; I have so many little grandchildren and great-nieces/nephews that each and every one would be a welcome gift! I would absolutely adore the sleepy owl lotions for my new little grand-girl, Fiona! Would love to use them on this little bundle of joy!

  14. LINDA says:

    I love the Magformers set.

  15. Elena says:

    Love the Cordbuddy Jr. Both of my kids are interested in the guitar and have asked for a small one.

  16. Debbie14 says:

    Any one of these gifts would be awesome to win.

  17. What a great idea. I would re-gift these to the Kitchener Family and Children’s Services.

  18. nicolthepickle says:

    My daughters would love the Frozen lip smackers because they like anything frozen, but I’m most interested in the Ubooly app. I’m impressed that it’s not “passive” as you say.

  19. nicolthepickle says:

    raincoast books tweet.

  20. nicolthepickle says:


    Comment to Chordbuddy.

  21. nicolthepickle says:


    Fb comment to Babibu.

  22. nicolthepickle says:

    Like and commented on magformers facebook page.

  23. nicolthepickle says:


    Nerdblock Wall comment.

  24. Evren Ay says:

    I would love a chance at winning this prize pack for my 3 year old daughter, there are a few prizes that I think she would really like! The vanity kit and the nerd block toys would probably be her favourite! However, whoever wins, will enjoy this prize pack!

  25. nicolthepickle says:


    Money savvy bank pin.

  26. nicolthepickle says:

    dohvinci tweet.

  27. nicolthepickle says:

    I added The Chair by the Side of the Road to my to read list. I’m sorry my list is so long :P. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/22550637?shelf=to-read
    I love books and reading.

  28. bruce says:

    I’d like to win this for the Christmas Bureau

  29. tammy ta says:

    I like the piggy bank best-cool idea

  30. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the A copy of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer most…it brings back memories of my childhood

  31. Anna Conrad says:

    The piggy bank and baby items are wonderful!

  32. I like The Chair by the Side of the Road – i think it would be great for Christmas – thanks

  33. Susan says:

    Super ideas that aren’t just a repeat of all the other big toy company items. Love every item on this list!

  34. JanW says:

    I like The Chair by the Side of the Road. If I don’t win it I’ll be buying it!

  35. cookie3 says:

    Seeing that I believe in teaching kids the value of a dollar early I love this
    Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank – $25.50 @ Sprigs & Twigs

  36. GARRY S says:

    CHORDBUDDY JR

  37. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the one-month subscription to Nerd Block Jr., the Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank and The Chair Beside the Road.

  38. Joleen Bell says:

    I love the Money Savvy Piggy Bank. Great idea and teaches money management at an early age

  39. aly3360 says:

    I think the My Life Story 100-Year Journal is a really sweet gift. Most kids (especially girls) keep a diary at some point. If they’re able to carry this along with them their whole life it would be a very neat heirloom someday.

  40. Patricia says:

    I think that the Ubooly would be a great gift.

  41. Jessica e says:

    Magformers Classic 30-Piece Set looks super neat!

  42. LoriZ says:

    I love so many of the ideas shared here! A few of my favorites are: the Magformers Set, the Rudolf book, the Sleepy Owl products, and GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Kit.

  43. Susanne Craig says:

    The best gift would be a copy of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” for my youngest grandson. A classic story to introduce him to for the first time, this Christmas.

  44. gbomberry says:

    Chord Buddy Jr is just the ticket for one of my grand nephews

  45. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Babibu!

  46. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Magformers!

  47. Evren Ay says:

    Liked Nerb block jr!

  48. Evren Ay says:

    Pinned Money Savvy Piggy Bank on PinInterest!

  49. Valerie Caldicott says:

    Babibu Baby Clothing – From $10 for my Granddaughter, I love the look

  50. Donna L. says:

    I’d love the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit for my niece.

  51. Evan says:

    I really like the Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank and the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition for holiday gift ideas. Great contest offering. Thank you.

  52. nikki robak says:

    I like the Piggy Bank, Thanx for the giveaway

  53. Alison K says:

    Of these gift ideas for babies and kids, I love items that don’t need batteries the most so Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition, The Chair by the Side of the Road, ChordBuddy Jr., Magformers Sets, and a Nerd Block Jr. Subscription would be my favorites. Thanks.

  54. Loretta Krauter says:

    The chair by the side of the road love the illustration!!! Would love to read this to my fabulous amazing grand kids Grayson and moxie!!!

  55. Jessica Lord says:

    i love the goldiblocks

  56. Alison K says:

    @RaincoastBooks bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/538538295073193984

  57. Alison K says:

    @SleepyOwl4 bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/538538576729112578

  58. Samantha D. says:

    My daughters would love the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity kit!

  59. Samantha D. says:

    #dohvinci bonus entry: TWEETED

  60. Sunshine G says:

    The Magformers set looks like so much fun!

  61. Erin W says:

    I love the Magformers, my daughter and I would have a lot of fun with it!

  62. Juliette says:

    I’m the biggest kid ever . . . I love Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action Mask – I’d wear it at Halloween, if it’d fit my chubby face. I over indulge in the treats.

  63. Vicky D says:

    The Magformers, nerd set, and vanity set would be perfect for my grandkids!

  64. SueSueper says:

    The ones I like the most are Card Trick Set and the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Kit

  65. Pam says:

    the raccoon action mask is awesome

  66. janicour says:

    The Chair by the Side of the Road by Adrian Hawaleshka – Ubooly – App (Free) + $29.99 – $59.99 or on Amazon.ca Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank – $25.50 @ Sprigs & Twigs Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action Mask – $24.99 @ Toys β€œR” Us, Walmart, Target, Real Canadian Superstore My favorites!!

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  69. janicour says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77194581088410960/ janicour This is my favorite of all!!

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  72. The frozen lip balms and the sleeping owl gift.

  73. Mike Mottishaw says:

    I think the Frozen set is so sweet- love the characters one & all! πŸ™‚

  74. Donna Vey says:

    My little nephew would love ChordBuddy Jr

  75. mousecat says:

    I really like the money-savy piggy bank!

  76. Kelly Kennedy says:

    I love the Sleepy Owl Bath Box.

  77. KellyPC says:

    I love the Sleepy Owl baby gift set!

  78. Tina L. says:

    I like the Magformers set. It will keep kids entertain for a long time.

  79. israel y says:

    i like the Magformers, they look fun

  80. Tracey says:

    I love the Magformers and Card Trick Set!

  81. Margaret Helgason says:

    I like the Magformers and the Money Saver Bank

  82. Kevin B says:

    I like the magformers set

  83. Katrina says:

    I think all these gifts ideas are cool great selection. I love the mag formers set! Encourages imaginative play rather than scripted!!!

  84. Leanne Boucher says:

    I like the Santa babies they are cute!

  85. dabrowne says:

    the ChordBuddy Jr. is my favorite

  86. Ann says:

    The Frozen Lip Smacker set would be perfect for my little niece. However, my nephews would love the magic kit.

  87. silverneon2000 says:

    I would like the Nerd Block Jr. Subscription as my son would enjoy this

    Londia

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  88. silverneon2000 says:

    Follow Ubooly on Twitter and Tweeted https://twitter.com/silverneon2000/status/539087716143472641

    Londia

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  89. silverneon2000 says:

    Follow raincoastbooks and tweeted

    Londia

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  90. Anne Derkat says:

    The Piggy Bank and the Chordbuddy would be exceptional objects to win.

  91. intensev5 says:

    I really love the Magformers Sets

  92. Elaine Boychuk says:

    A set of Babibu β€˜Loungies’ for my nephew’s Christmas baby to come..

  93. Vicki H says:

    I saw Chordbuddies on tv and thought it was an awesome idea, so I asked for it for myself, but haven’t got it yet, wasn’t aware it was in production yet. so great ideas!

  94. shtrqueen says:

    Love the piggy bank.

  95. Joyce says:

    A ChordBuddy Jr. set

  96. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    So many excellent gifts! I especially like Chordbuddy Jr., the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Ubooly interactive toy.

  97. Nicole B says:

    I really love the nerd block jr and the piggy bank!

  98. 4seasonsmom says:

    I love the piggy bank and the lip smakers and the nerd block and the guitar. I love them all!!

  99. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would love the Card Tricks set for my daughter. She loves magic.

  100. dorcontest says:

    I love the Babibu Baby Clothing, Lip Smacker Disney Frozen Lip Balm Collection Tin and the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Kit . Very sweet gift package. πŸ™‚
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  101. dorcontest says:

    Watched the GoldieBlox has a new video up on YouTube. dorcontest lamoureux left comment too
    Shared video on twitter. https://twitter.com/DoreenLamoureux/status/539139831511523329
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  102. CLC says:

    I love the Magformers and the movie machine. Very cool.

  103. dorcontest says:

    tweeted with the Hashtag #dohvinci

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  104. dorcontest says:

    follow Sleepy Owl is on Twitter and tweeted @doreenlamoureux

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  105. dorcontest says:

    follow Raincoast Books (the distributor of Rudolph) is on Twitter and tweeted @doreenlamoureux

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  106. mcmc says:

    the magformers set wiuld be great fun for all our little ones to play with on Christmas morning

  107. aclily19 says:

    I love the Guardians mask.

  108. Mary Warner says:

    My pal’s ten year old would love the Lip Smakers.

  109. Liberty says:

    I like the Magformers. It would be a great gift to win.

  110. Brenda Penton says:

    I really like the Nerd Block Jr. Subscription. I am thinking of getting a subscription for my kids.

  111. photomum says:

    I love the Rudolph book,the frozen lipsmackers,
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  112. Edith Rennes says:

    I think the Magformers looks like a lot of fun

  113. Laura says:

    I think the Chord Buddy guitar would make a great gift for a kid.

  114. carrie says:

    magformers- hands down!

  115. Caelin Webber says:

    Love the Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank! I have seen this idea before, but only has separate banks, never as one! It’s never too early to start teaching kids about money!

  116. Michael says:

    I think I saw the Magformers in a museum when I was travelling and the kids loved them so they would be the first thing they play with!

  117. truckerofbc says:

    My daughter would love the frozen lip smacker

  118. Darlene Boyle says:

    RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER book

  119. lisa bolduc says:

    ohhh I love the hat set that you have pictured with the Babibu Baby Clothing

  120. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Movie Machine and the Piggy Bank are awesome.

  121. Samantha h says:

    Chord buddy jr and dohvinci. My kid would love the chord buddy and I think the dohvinci is pretty cool

  122. Sherry K says:

    I love the book – The Chair by the Side of the Road – it would be lovely for my niece. The Sleepy Owl Gift Box would be very nice for my newest nephew.

  123. Sherry K says:

    Magformers -https://www.facebook.com/magformersllc/posts/812669665462053

  124. Nicole says:

    I love the piggy bank & The Chair by the Side of the Road book. Both would be perfect for my son.

  125. Heather Swanson says:

    Baby clothing for my friends new son

  126. michelle halliday says:

    Love the sleepy owl gift set

  127. I LOVE the Sleepy Owl products…I’ve always wanted to try them!

  128. JaimeeM says:

    I like the nerd block jr subscription

  129. JaimeeM says:

  130. JaimeeM says:

  131. JaimeeM says:

  132. JaimeeM says:

  133. Vanessa L says:

    Love the Magformers set – would make a great gift!

  134. Sherri F says:

    I love the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit!!!

  135. tani says:

    a copy of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer would be a great gift xo

  136. aly3360 says:

    following Ubooly on twitter and tweeted

  137. aly3360 says:

    following @raincoastbooks

  138. Tracey Flattes says:

    The smartphone – maybe then they will stop using mine. Lol! Also love the idea of a piggy bank to encourage them to save their money!

  139. Elena says:

    Definitely the Magformers

  140. angela griffin says:

    magformers!

  141. Mike Gismondi says:

    Magformers

  142. Crystal says:

    I have a niece who would love the lipsmackers and nephews that would love the nerd block jr subscriptions and the magformers,

  143. Natalie SQ says:

    I like this large lego like aspect of the Magformers Set, but as a girl who wanted to have a diary I really like the My Life Story -100 year Journal too!!

  144. Robin Redmond says:

    So many goodies here! My middle daughter would love the Doh Vinci set while my eldest would love the journal. I’d probable donate the other toys (and the baby goodies) to CHEO’s MDU to hand out to children facing chemo or radiation treatments over the holidays.

  145. aly3360 says:

    following babibu on facebook

  146. aly3360 says:

    following chord buddy

  147. Susan T. says:

    The Ubooly is so adorable I kind of want one for myself! I’ve already bout that Lip Smacker Tin for my niece and I know my nephew would love the guitar!

  148. karen Petrychlo says:

    I love the frozen lip chap, all my grandchildren love Frozen !

  149. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love the Nerd Block Jr. Subscription. I think I’d enjoy getting this as much as my daughter would.

  150. Maryanne says:

    The Nerdblock Jr subscription would be amazing for my budding Nerd child!

  151. aly3360 says:

    liked magformers on facebook

  152. Paul says:

    Going with the money savvy piggy-bank. Good to learn to save.

  153. Allison Jansen says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer book. What a nice keepsake.

  154. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Sleepy Owl Baby Gift Box most!

  155. Brooke Berger says:

    I love the magformers because it encourages children to use imagination

  156. Annie says:

    The Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank is a great idea

  157. Followed UBooly and tweeted:

  158. Followed Raincoast books and tweeted:

  159. Followed Sleepy Owl and tweeted:

  160. Laura F says:

    My granddaughter would love the Chord Buddy!

  161. Taps says:

    my daughter would love the DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Kit.

  162. Erika E says:

    So many wonderful gift ideas, I love the Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank!

  163. Tracy D says:

    Goldie Blox and the movie machine looks awesome, my niece would love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  164. They are all great gift ideas. I love the Sleepy Owl Baby Gift Box – $59 for my new grandson. |
    Thank you for all the work you do , I love your blog. #HappyHolidays

  165. I follow Raincoast Books (the distributor of Rudolph) on Twitter. & tweeted this https://twitter.com/christinee28/status/541325546345734144

  166. I tried to like ChordBuddy on Facebook but The link is broken & I got this “Not Found, Error 404”
    I would have liked them & told them I’m interested in their product for my nephew the musician of the family & I would have also thanked Canadianguide.com for the great gift ideas!

  167. I like Magformers on Facebook & left this post on their wall … https://www.facebook.com/magformersllc/posts/815847248477628

  168. Darlene W says:

    I like the Magformers set for the grandkids but all are great

  169. stacey h says:

    i have so many nieces and nephews – each one of the prizes would go to a great home – auntie may have to get a lipsmacker though πŸ˜‰

  170. teganmtaylor says:

    The GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Kit, is really great!

  171. edmontonjb says:

    I really love the Money Savvy piggy bank. What a neat idea!

  172. BlessedTA says:

    – $80 worth of Sleepy Owl products

  173. Lisa S says:

    I originally read this post to get some gift ideas for my two year old niece (which I did) but I ended up adding several things to my wishlist as well – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer book is a must have as well as an Ubooly and a ChordBuddy! I love Christmas!

  174. Maegan Morin says:

    I would love to have the Sleepy Owl products!

  175. Susan Stirling says:

    I would love the babibu lounger .. .got the cutest new granddaughter to put them in!

  176. Burcu says:

    I love Sleepy Owl Baby Gift Box

  177. Jessica e says:

    followed on twitter as @jtranho and tweeted: https://twitter.com/jtranho/status/542420384176300033

  178. Jessica e says:

    followed on twitter as @jtranho and tweeted: https://twitter.com/jtranho/status/542420574861946880

  179. Jessica e says:

    followed on twitter as @jtranho and tweeted: https://twitter.com/jtranho/status/542420718374236161

  180. Judy Hunting says:

    My son would surely love the Frozen Lip Smackers the best! I love the money generation bank.. What a great tool for kids

  181. Trevor says:

    I love the piggy bank, my daughter would love to have this.

  182. Trevor says:

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  186. aly3360 says:

    pinned the piggy bank!!

  187. aimee says:

    the nerd box subscription is cool, my kids would love it

  188. Lisa S says:

    Chord Buddy Facebook comment:

  189. Lisa S says:

  190. Lisa S says:

  191. Marlene says:

    Card Trick Set – love magic
    Nerd Block Jr. Subscription – love this idea of getting mystery items each month (cool toys for the kids) they even have them for adults.. hehe πŸ™‚
    Sleepy Owl Baby Gift Box – my friend is having ababy this would be great
    Overall everything all are great gifts.

  192. icecreamandpickles says:

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! We watched it today and my son loves it.

  193. kim heintz says:

    These are all amazing, wow. I really like the Magformers and ChordBuddy Jr. most though!

  194. kim heintz says:

    Ubooly Bonus!

  195. kim heintz says:

    Raincoast Books bonus!

  196. kim heintz says:

    Piggy Bank bonus!

  197. kim heintz says:

    Sleepy owl Bonus!

  198. kim heintz says:

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