15 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids
Find the perfect gifts for the good boys and girls on your Christmas list. These new games, books, and toys for kids of all ages are child, parent and Santa-approved.
1. Wooden Vespa-Style Scooter
Your child riding will be riding in style with this retro-European spin on the balance bike. Pleather seats and storage units complete the charming wooden package.
$99.95 at Indigo
2. Personalized Classic Novels
There’s nothing like a good book-especially when it’s all about you. Get your kids reading with these personalized novels that allow you to insert your child’s name into classic stories such as Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and more!
$24.94 at ustarnovels.com
3. Cool iPod Speaker and LED Lamp
For the picky teenager, here’s a night-light that has everything: crystal clear sound, a dimming switch, and three trendy colours to choose from. And it’s iPod, iPad, and iPhone compatible.
$24.94 at amazon.com
4. Scratch Map
The only thing better than travelling to different places, is scratching them off when you’re home. Get your child excited about the world with this colourful and decorative way to keep track of former trips and to look forward to those ahead.
$24.00 at uncommongoods.com
5. Handheld Digital Microscope for Kids
Fun meets science in this handheld device that gives your kid a really big view of teeny tiny things. Plus, once you zoom in on a detail you like, you take a video or photo of your wonderful find.
$63.97 at amazon.com
6. Memory Clothes Keepsake Bear
Give a gift they’ll keep for life and preserve your child’s favourite clothes by turning 6-10 articles into a custom-made and eco-friendly bear.
$98.00 at the patchwork bear
Ever wanted to own the CN Tower, the Calgary Stampede, or Niagara Falls? Well, here’s your chance! Build log cabins, buy landmarks and turn them into ski lodges. This quintessential Canadian game is loads of (educational) fun for the whole family.
$34.95 at Shop Reader’s Digest
8. Air Drumsticks
Skip the obtrusive drum set and opt for these portable music makers instead. The Blue Box MiJam Lite FX Drummer features a variety of real drum sounds as well as background beats for beginners.
$19.98 at Toys “R” Us
9. Sno Stompers
Get your kids outside (and loving it) with these child-friendly snowshoes that come in either dinosaur or bear footprints.
$24.95 at Indigo
10. LeapFrog Crammer
The pocket-sized digital Crammer lets kids store and listen to their favourtie songs. Plus it gives them song-based tutorials and quiz questions in math, science, social studies and more.
$17.72 at amazon.com
11. Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit
Complete with over 20 thread colours, 8 different patterns, 4 handy looms and a whole lot of 90s nostalgia, this friendship bracelet kit is a timeless hit-and a great way to give your kids some colourful new acessories.
$28.76 at Sears
12. Lemony Snicket’s “Who Could That Be At This Hour?”
Fill the Harry Potter void with the latest from A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket. With illustrations by crticially acclaimed Canadian artist Seth, and Snicket’s signature adult-friendly wit, this new release is a must-read for the whole family.
$12.91 at Indigo
13. LeapPad2 Explorer Learning Tablet
Blend fun with learning in this portable gaming console that comes in both stylish green and pink. The educational LeapPad2 Explorer includes a touch screen as well as learning paths so you can see where your child excels, and where they could use a bit more support.
$106.47 at Walmart
14. Dream Lite Pillow Pets
Give your little one (and yourself) the gift of a good night’s sleep with a present that’s cuddly and bright. These adorable pillow pets project star patterns and come in a variety of animals, from penguin and zebra, to ranibow unicorn, and more!
$29.99 at Toys “R” Us
15. Air Fork One
Make mealtime fun and easy with this creative children’s stocking stuffer.
$13.58 at amazon.ca