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Discover the Joy of Gift-Giving: Make memories that last!

Amusement, Product Reviews
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Family exchanging gifts

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to choose the perfect gift for each person in your life. This can be a heartwarming and meaningful task or a very stressful event. You want to find something that truly resonates with each person. Whether it’s a captivating book for your book-loving kiddo, a piece of jewelry for your fashionable teen, a fun and educational toy for the little one, or tickets to a fun event, gift giving can turn into a lot of work. To make your gift-giving process go a little smoother, we have a list of ideas to get you started.

Gifts for Everyone

Tickets to Events at Evergreen Cultural Centre

Discover the Joy of Gift-Giving: Make memories that last! - BC Parent Newsmagazine

Say no to the holiday hustle and get them what they really want this year – time spent together! From theatre and visual arts to dance and live music, Evergreen Cultural Centre is proud to be the Tri-Cities venue for live arts and entertainment. Gift certificates and tickets to a great night out make the perfect stocking stuffers. 

Get your tickets here.

Holiday Jammers from This is J

Discover the Joy of Gift-Giving: Make memories that last! - BC Parent Newsmagazine

Comfort for the Whole Family
Pajamas for more than just the bedroom! Dream in comfort, lounge in style, and match with your family in This is J’s ethically made in Canada sleepwear.

Gifts for Children aged 1+

Little Learning Steps Wooden Activity Walker

Wheels are turning and little walkers are learning with the B. toys Little Learning Steps Wooden Activity Walker. Made for a child’s first steps, this learning walker toy comes with a ton of educational activities to help your toddler develop and improve their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, balance and stability. Little ones can discover themselves in the mirror, learn about time and numbers, spin gears, turn knobs and more for hours of learning and play.

Gifts for Children aged 3-5


Unwrap an inspiring world of audio this festive season with Yoto.  Hand-picked Yoto Player gift sets that bundle the Yoto player with age-specific content (including some of the brand’s most recognizable titles) are now available. Simply select the age of the child and the perfect gift for kids (from birth to 12 years old), can be added to your basket in just one click. 

Yoto Players, Cards, Accessories and Gift Set Bundles are available at www.yotoplay.com 

Gift-giving - child with new toy

Gifts for Children aged 5-8

Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks HW Transforming Rhinomite RC™

A 1:12 scale remote-control Monster Truck with two-wheel drive and massive tires built to conquer a variety of landscapes – indoors and out. Perform cool stunts like a 360-wheelie or go into Dynamite Mode by transforming Rhinomite into a motorized booster that can launch 1:64 scale Hot Wheels Monster Trucks up to 3 feet! 

Available exclusively at Walmart ($89.97 CAD). Ages 5+. 

child playing with Monster Truck - gift giving

Book: Baking Wonderland

Baking Wonderland is perfect for encouraging children to develop new skills in the kitchen and engage little ones with curious minds to play with their food. Written in child-centric language, with clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step recipe methods, little bakers will delight in the new skills they develop and learn along the way. With whimsical illustrations, funny jokes, fun facts and lots of cool tips, there is no shortage of education and entertainment on this baking adventure.
Available from Amazon and Indigo

Baking Wonderland Gift

Gifts for Children aged 9-12

göt2b® Color Pöp

Why not let your little fashionista express themselves? Whether looking for a quick refresh in as little as five minutes, or for deeper colour in up to 15 minutes, Color Pöp is sure to deliver stunning results. As a bonus, this is a 2-in-1 conditioning and colour formula leaving hair looking nourished with vibrant, healthy-looking shine that lasts up to six washes* depending on the hair condition and base colour. r!

Gifts for Mom and Dad

Hestra Gloves

Women’s Fall Line: The Fall Line 5 Finger is a warm ski glove for freeriding, here in a women’s version with a slimmer cut to fit women’s narrower hands. Made from durable treated cowhide* to protect from the elements with a pre-curved fit for comfort and good pole grip. The inside is in soft fleece with warming synthetic insulation, while foam panels provide extra warmth and stability. Technical details contribute to practical functionality on the mountain. For example, there is a wrist strap to reduce the risk of dropping a glove if you need to take it off. And an included carabiner enables gloves to be secured to a jacket or backpack when not in use. Perfect for those who prefer on-piste just as much as off-piste and aren’t afraid of a bit of a hike to get off the beaten track.

Gift for mom or woman

Army Leather Patrol: Army Leather Patrol is a warm, durable 5-fingers ski glove with clever functions. It builds upon the same robust concept as Hestra’s Heli Ski model, but is designed to be worn under the jacket sleeve with a comfortable neoprene collar that encircles the wrist. Fingers and palm are made of impregnated goat leather with outseams that provide comfort and a sensitive grip, while the backhand is made with flexible and weather resistant softshell fabric. A fleece liner with synthetic insulation keeps fingers warm even in low temperatures, and can easily be removed to wash or dry.

Stocking Stuffers or Hostess Gifts

Green & Black’s Premium Chocolate: Smooth

The new Smooth bars boast a five on the Intensity Scale introduced by Green & Black’s in 2021, a unique rating system that evaluates the organic chocolate bar range on a scale of one to ten based on each chocolate bar’s varying degrees of cocoa, sweetness, and flavour intensity. Smooth bars provide the perfect stepping stone for consumers interested in transitioning to higher percentages of cocoa, while still experiencing mid-range flavour intensity and sweetness.  

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Products

You can never go wrong with being clean and smelling great! All Mrs. Meyer’s products are aromatherapeutic and made with plant-derived ingredients, essential oils and other thoughtfully formulated ingredients. All of the exclusive scents below are available in Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Soap, Dish Soap, Multi-Surface Cleaner and Soy Candles.

  • Snowdrop: Citrusy and floral, Snowdrop is full of good cheer with uplifting notes of mandarin, iced petunia and praline.
  • Iowa Pine: A wonderful scent of freshly cut trees with a touch of clove and cedar. 
  • Peppermint: Touched with a hint of vanilla, it smells perfectly heartwarming.
  • Orange Clove: Brings together warm, spicy and citrus notes for a truly unique holiday combination. 
Discover the Joy of Gift-Giving: Make memories that last! - BC Parent Newsmagazine

Regardless of the gift, Christmas is time to spend with loved ones and make them feel cherished and loved. Merry Christmas!

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