The Ultimate 2019 Gift Guide for the Kids

We're making it easy for you to put a gift the kids will love under the tree

We’re making it easy for you to put a gift the kids will love under the tree

Put a smile on the kids’ faces this Christmas with these fun and thoughtful holiday gifts. From educational books to fun games and cute home decor, there are a variety of awesome presents to choose from for the young ones in your life.

To make things easier, we’ve gathered our top picks so all you have to do is select your favourites and get shopping…


1. Guinness World Records 2020, $15.18

Kids will love reading all about the fun, quirky and interesting record-breaking facts in this 66th installment of Guinness World Records from Indigo, all wrapped up in an electrifying neon cover.


2. Kitten Bath Mat, Simons Maison, $9.99

Made with 100 percent cotton, this plush kitten bath mat from Simons will liven up any bathroom space. Not only does it come at a great price, it’s also super-cute and will keep the toes warm.


3. Purdys Joy Gift Box, $25

Although we don’t want to encourage too much sweet stuff, it is the season to indulge. Purdys gift box will indeed bring tons of joy to any child, just like the name suggests. It’s filled with a delicious variety of holiday treats such as white chocolate, a hedgehog, Sweet Georgia Browns, a peanut butter bar and more.


4. Wooden Building Blocks, $89.99

Vancouver’s own Union Wood Co’s blocks are a great way for kids to stay busy and use their imagination to create different structures. The blocks are made with natural, high-quality American hardwoods in cherry, walnut and maple.


5. Hudson’s Bay Charity Bear Sam, $23.99

Named after explorer Samuel Hearne, HBC’s Heritage Charity Bear is super adorable and supports an important cause. All the net proceeds from the sales of this 13th-annual limited-edition teddy will go towards HEADFIRST, a program dedicated to making mental health a priority in our community.


6. Christmas Bathtime Favourites by Lush, $94.95

Make bath time delightful with these festive vegan bath bombs from Lush in all shapes and colours. This fun box is packed with 11 different types, such as the penguin bomb, golden wonder, snow fairy, Rudolph, Santa’s workshop and more.


7. Frozen Disney Sweatshirt, $25.90

Now this is a gift that will give you tons of brownie points. Comfortable and trendy, kids will absolutely love showing off their favourite Frozen characters on this sweatshirt from Zara. Best of all, the front part is completely detailed in sparkles—who can resist!


8. Jacquard Knit Sweater, $22.99

You’ll be on top of the cool list for sure with this one. H&M’s Christmas-y dinosaur sweater is perfect for the holiday season thanks to its festive pattern and cotton/wool blend material. It’s also available in a deep blue with reindeer, so you might as well get both for such an affordable price.


9. Magical Unicorn Dreams Puzzle, $24.95

Unicorns continue to be a huge trend again this year—and this pretty puzzle from The Cross unveils a world of magic, sparkles and lots of treasure. Plus, it’s a great activity that will keep the young ones engaged.


10. Lion Bath Wrap, $65

We can’t get enough of this lion bath wrap from  that keeps kids cozy and warm after a bath. It’s made with a 100 percent cotton weave for added comfort and great durability. If lions aren’t their thing, there are lots of other fun critters to choose from.


11. Crayola Inspiration Art Case, Staples, $29.99

This art case from Staples is a dream come true for anyone who loves being creative. From crayons to coloured pencils and markers, it’s filled with 140 different pieces that will bring any picture or character to life. Best of all, the tray conveniently folds up to make for an easy carry.


12. A Walk in the Woods Throw, $15

A cozy throw is always the perfect addition to any couch or bedroom, especially for the winter months. This beautiful Nordic design features a forest theme on a soft polar fleece, and the mint-green is a complimentary shade to any home decor. Available at Simons.


13. Lego Stars Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter, $154.99

Here’s an awesome Christmas pick for a young Star Wars fan! The Rebel U-Wing Fighter comes with four big engines, wings, a pilot and characters featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Put all of that together with Lego’s other construction sets and you’ll have yourself a very happy gift recipient. Available on Amazon.


14. Azul Board Game, $42.99

Board games aren’t just a good time for the kids, but also a great way to get the whole family together. This award-winning one from Best Buy takes you back in time to Portugal during the rule of King Manuel I who challenges players to decorate his palace walls with Moorish tiles.


15. L.O.L Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper, $149.94

L.O.L Surprise! fans will rejoice with this 2-in-1 Glamper featuring 55 things that will wow them—more than 10 hangout spots, an exclusive doll and a truly fantastic layout. The dolls can get their true diva moment on the runway after getting ready in the vanity, then can grab a bite at the fun BBQ patio too. Even cooler, there are real lights and sounds that add to all the fun. Available at Toys R Us.


16. Nike Brasilia Backpack, $42

A backpack is a practical gift that goes a long way,  and our favourite is the Nike Brasilia that has all the space for his or her essentials. It’s spacious, adjustable, and durable whether they are going to school, or heading to different activities.


17. Barbie DreamHouse, $199.99

The DreamHouse is part of Barbie’s latest collection for the holidays, and makes for an extravagant gift thanks to all the features. We’re talking three stories, eight room, over 70 accessories, transforming furniture pieces, lights, sounds, and lots more. The possibilities are endless with this one!