It’s not easy to find the best gift for your holiday shopping list.
Daily Hive’s 2021 gift guide will take the stress out your decision-making process.
From toys to tech to gear that isn’t afraid of hitting a few muddy puddles — or ski hills — we’ve got you covered.
The classic Lego kit Around the WorldAs they create 15 ideas inspired by famous animals and objects from around the world ($69.99), your budding adventurers will have hours of fun. The set includes a wallmap with colorful information that shows each animal’s home continent.
BC’s Jan and Jul has gained a cult-like following from parents who know that warm and waterproof is the way to survive Canadian winters with kids. From its inception, it has been a household name. Stay-Put Cozy BootiesFor babies (32.99), to waterproof Mittens for a Good Cause$25.99 buys 10 meals for a child in crisis. These are purchases you can feel good about.
Peanuts has teamed with Swatch to create a whimsical collection suitable for kids watches. Bright and cheery Pow Wow Charlie Brown EditionThis is a treasure for a lifetime.
Vancouver-founded is a well-known brand for kids apparel in Canada. Paper PlainFor little ones, makes hip streetwear. Founded four years ago to push the boundaries of children’s fashion, Paper Plain creates inspired tees, crews, hoodies and hats that will seriously up every kiddo’s daily style.
Let kids get their beans out — and save your couch in the process — with a mini indoor trampoline (ToysRUs, $59). This Little Tykes gem features a handlebar for stability and can be folded down for storage.
Fairechild Canada’s rain pants ($82) are inspired by French underwear. They come in a variety stylish, nature-inspired colours like morel and red oak. Suspenders hold the pants in place, while brass snaps at your waist allow you to dress yourself. Bonus: The pants are machine washable and designed to fit through at least three sizes, so they’ll last well beyond the winter months.
Start the Lego obsession early in life with the LEGO® DUPLO® Town Amusement Park ($139), a set that lets toddlers explore a mix of attractions meant to engage, entertain and stimulate growing minds. With slides, a Ferris wheel, train and colour-changing rainbow light, it’ll transport your whole family to the fair.
Let the wee ones in your life conquer any terrain, and nail some serious style in the process with the Kensington Treklite boots from Vancouver’s Native Shoes ($75). There are many styles to choose from Glitter Child pink and gold they’ll truly let your wild child SHINE.
To make the holidays memorable, get the whole family dressed in matching, comfortable jammies. Fabkids, an online clothing store for children ages 2–10 This year, is selling adorable family holiday pajamas. A brand created by parents, tested by kids, and loved by all, Fabkids playground-proof designs are here to add some fun and style into your child’s wardrobe!
Don’t let a little adverse weather stand between a kid and their precious playtime. The Tuffo Muddy Buddy ($36.95), an all-weather coverall, features two zippers that make it easy to change clothes quickly. It also has a generous fit that allows for movement and layers. Available in sizes from 12 months to 5T.
The Westport Dollhouse ($349) is a way for children to create a fantasy land. The realistic home features two floors, an attic and a roof made from shingle. It is ideal for playing. Personalize the home by adding your family name.
With its adult versions selling out at nearly every drop, Vessi has branched out to children’s shoes, making puddle jumping a family sport. The Kids WeekendThe $195 waterproof knit is machine washable.
These clear 3D Picasso tiles are available in hundreds of configurations, which allows for endless hours of fun. This starter set comes with 100 pieces and costs $59.99 (Amazon).
Children love snacking. Get rid plastic and Tupperware bowls. Instead, make a bento lunchbox that is 100% recyclable. PlanetBox. PVC-free, dishwasher-safe with separate compartments, attached lids and dipper container for sauces and wet items, it’s perfect for smaller meals and snacks on the run. Bonus: Each box comes with a set of cute magnets.
Angel and Eleanor were twins that founded the company in 2005. Clips for pacifiers and teethers, Vancouver designer-led baby brand Loulou Lollipop has ventured out into table wear — and it’s adorable. These are easy to clean and make mealtimes more enjoyable thanks to their adorable wildlife collection. They are free from BPA and Phthalates as well as other harmful substances.
Rachelle Warkentin of Vancouver created the Baby Banner ($105), a custom portrait for your newborn. Warkentin draws and prints the work using 100% cotton rag, rag paper with a natural finish. To create the work, Warkentin uses a reference photograph and uses only minimal bold strokes to preserve it. This will be a treasure trove that the whole family can enjoy.
Backpacks can be durable and fashionable. HerschelYou can make schooldays more exciting and brighter for as low as $44. They also make a wide range of durable and reliable products. dependable diaper bagsThey can withstand all the baby-related chaos and elements.
They are waterproof, windproof, as well as rainproof. MEC Toaster SuitIt is perfect for winter play and can be used all year ($159). Infants can range in size from 6-24 months old to 7 years, while children can be as large as 7.