As anticipation for the holidays builds you want to make sure you’re putting smiles on those little faces Christmas morning. Creativity makes the holidays magic so there are no batteries required for our suggested gifts. With a mix of cozy, wellness and play for kids aged zero to 10, here are our recommendations for high quality Canadian created gifts that will please both you and your littles. —Jenn Wint
Doll from Koolorez Dolls offer children the opportunity to explore and celebrate diverse cultures, sparking imagination and inclusivity in play. In two doll styles, Koolorez dolls promote awareness and diversity with inspiration from Caribbean and African culture and fashion.
Jammies from Belan. J Buttery soft, ribbed bamboo jammies will have any kiddo sleeping easy. Up to size 5, Belan. J makes 95 per cent bamboo rayon, 5% spandex pyjamas so comfy they won’t want to take them off. Perfect for lounging, snuggling or sleeping these jammies are easy to wash and easier to wear.
Unwrap Your Dreams by Amy Beeman This sweet bedtime story about navigating the adventures of dreamland is the perfect nightcap. Unwrap Your Dreams shares rich, colourful illustrations paired with soothing, melodic rhymes. This story shows kids the wonderful places dreams take us and the magical adventures waiting once eyes are closed.
Couch by Kiddie Couch Kiddie Building forts, making obstacles, or relaxing at story time, this is the perfect family furniture. Kiddie Couch is a four-piece play couch allowing kids to build, entertain and be creative. In a variety of colours, couches function as a comfortable place to rest, but also as a playground for endless hours of play.
Baby’s Skincare from Naetal This simple, clean, effective skincare is essential for every baby and mama. Crafted in small batches from all natural ingredients, Naetal Skincare products like Baby Butter are effective in helping reduce dryness, itchiness and skin irritation while soothing and moisturising. Products come in a roll on stick making it easy for littles to apply themselves.
Dollhouse from Coco Village A dollhouse will keep kidsbusy for hours letting their imaginations run wild. Thoughtfully designed in soft colours, this wooden house from Coco Village encourages learning and development through the neutral environment which allows kids to be creative. Compliment the dollhouse with beautifully crafted solid wood characters and house accessories.
Wooden balance bike from Runners Nothing looks better under the tree than a new bike! Canadian-made Runners bikes are the perfect first bike for your little one to gain confidence and pick up speed. Each bike is handcrafted to be safe for toddlers to learn to balance, coast and steer. As soon as your little one is walking, they can get started on the bike.
Stuffy from Petit Loulou Make your own monster with a DIY plush monster sewing kit or choose one of Petit Loulou’s incredibly cute cuddly plush characters. With soft, colourful toys for infants through to pre-teens, these carefully designed and handcrafted stuffies make great gifts. Products can also be personalised, or custom made from a child’s drawing.
Rocker and Ramp from True Little North Wobble, climb, balance and play with this transformable indoor play structure. Kids as young as six months old can explore open ended play, pulling themselves, exploring and finding balance. The True Little North reversible ramp attaches to make a slide or bridge. Products are responsibly sourced and made from FSC-certified plywood.