The babies gifts have been taken care of. Now it’s time to get the presents for the bigger kids. This should be the easiest time when they start telling you what they want from January. If they haven’t told you what they want yet, we’ve pulled together some gift ideas that will make your kids smile on Christmas morning! From the creative story-teller to the more mature photographer, we’ve got you covered.
Gifts for the Story-Teller/Creators
Squishville Ski Chalet
Brrr, it’s cold outside! Keep warm with Lola, Cam, Fifi and Winston at the Sky Chalet! Strap Lola and Cam into their skis and snowboard and then slide them down the rooftop skop slope! Get Winston suited up in the adorable snowman outfit for an epic snowball fight! Join Fifi in the Adirondack chair with a delicious cup of hot cocoa! Then, curl up in front of the fire with all four Squishmallows to plan the next day’s adventures. Head off to dreamland by squishing into the bed upstairs.
Availability: Walmart, Toys R Us and Indigo
Fisher-Price® Thomas & FriendsTM Launch & Loop Maintenance YardTM
Young conductors can get ready for loops of Sodor adventures with the Thomas & FriendsTM Launch & Loop Maintenance YardTM train set from Fisher-Price®. This epic track set features 16+ feet of track for little engineers to recreate the loop de loop featured in the show, Thomas & FriendsTM All Engines Go!
Kids can send the motorized Thomas engine through the loop, up two different hills, and then use Carly the Crane to complete the track and help Thomas make his delivery. This set is compatible with any Thomas & FriendsTM track, except wood. (Additional track and train sets sold separately and subject to availability.)
Toys R Us, Amazon, Walmart
Gifts for the Builders
BRIO Christmas Steaming Train Set
Add the finishing touches to your Christmas decorations with the Christmas Steaming Train Set or get your little one building! Build this Christmas tree train set around the base of your tree and watch the steaming train drive around with realistic steam effects. The battery-powered engine produces safe-to-touch steam as it moves and is easily refilled using the water load. This festive train set also includes snowy tracks, a north pole train station with a Christmas tree and of course, a Santa Claus character.
Available on the Mastermind Toys website and all major toy retailers
Adventures with Peach Starter Course
Introduce children to the interactive LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with this 354-piece set. It features a LEGO® Peach™ figure that gives instant expressive responses via an LCD screen and speaker. LEGO Peach can be connected to LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ via Bluetooth to win bonus coins for teamwork.
GraviTrax POWER Starter Set XXL
With GraviTrax POWER, automate and program your marble run tracks with the introduction of electronic elements into the GraviTrax ecosystem. Use the controller to program the Starter, Trigger, and Finish and watch your builds come to life. When a marble goes through the Trigger or lands at the Finish, a new marble will automatically launch. This starter set includes 138 pieces and features all of the current POWER pieces available from GraviTrax. Power elements include remote, elevator, lever, triggers, switch, and launcher. This set incorporates basic coding principles and can be used as a stand-alone or be combined with other GraviTrax sets.
Availability: Available on the Mastermind Toys website and all major toy retailers
Gifts for the Fashionista
If you’re looking for some amazing new styles with a local twist, check out these great products.
Wilding Zora Shoes
This stylish winter appropriate shoe makes a great holiday gift idea for kids and is also beneficial for our planet. Zora is handmade and one of a kind, with an upper made from natural material. Wildling minimal shoes are great for improving foot health, especially for kids. This mid cut features fabrics that have an exceptionally dense weave, making it water-repellent. With proper care, Zora will keep feet dry even in soggy and cold weather in Canada.
Petite Revery Knit Cardigan
Designed with comfort in mind, this Knit Cardigan will help your little one stay cozy this Fall/Winter. Made from 100% merino wool, a natural and eco-friendly material, this lightweight cardigan is soft, hypoallergenic, and will keep your child warm while they’re out on their adventures. The colourful buttons that adorn this cardigan playfully brightens it. Did we mention that these buttons are made from recycled plastic? Available in two colours: Turmeric & Cocoa
Petite Revery Corduroy Bumbag
This corduroy bumbag is made for all your little one’s fun-filled adventurous pursuits this Fall/Winter. With an adorable, stylish look, this is the perfect accessory designed for exploring and playing.
Gifts for the Photographer
FUJIFILM Instax Mini 11
The Instax Mini 11 is a beloved cult-classic instant camera. With features like automatic exposure, you always have bright and crisp photos. Never miss the chance to get photos anywhere and any time of day. The user-friendly specs make the Mini 11 easy for everyone to use. Your selfies never looked so good – show your silly face moments with the selfie mode! It is available in five fun colours.
Availability: In-store and online at all major retailers, Amazon.ca