This is the last in a series of three holiday gift guides I'm featuring this month. As mentioned, all of the items featured can be purchased at Chapters/Indigo, my very favourite store to shop at at.
So far, we've talked about gift ideas for the home cook, and present possibilities for the party enthusiast. Today I'm finishing up by sharing some of my best suggestions for the kids. In fact, my own children just *might* be getting something featured here this year!
1. Wooden Pizza Party Set ($27.95): I love all of the Melissa & Doug wooden food sets, but I think the pizza party is especially adorable. The kids can take orders and customize dinner for the family!
2. Boogie Board LCD Tablet ($39.99): I never leave home without a stack of notebooks and case of pencil crayons. This fun LCD tablet would certainly lighten my load when going out for dinner, killing time in the ice rink or taking long road trips.
3. Junior Chef's Kitchen ($199.95): I love this stylish wooden kitchen for kids.
4. Everyday Kitchen for Kids ($29.95): A compilation of 100 tasty recipes for kids to make that use no sharp knifes, no stove tops and no motorized appliances.
5. Drumstick Pencils ($8.99) : Funky pencils make every daunting homework task just a little more fun, don't you think?
6. The Hobbit ($9.99): An essential modern classic for every family bookshelf.
7. Kobo Mini eReader ($79.99 $49.99): I love paper books as much as the next person, but I don't love dragging bags of them around with me when we we travel. As an avid reader, Ben was given his first ereader last year and it's been such a treat to travel lightly now that he can store his reading material digitally.
8. Sno Ball Maker ($9.95): My kids have had these for years, and love them. There's something extra fun about making perfectly round snowballs quickly and efficiently.
9. Wonder ($17.99): Whether you're buying for a boy or a girl, this tween fiction is a must read for anyone...adults included.
10. 5,000 Awesome Facts (about Everything!) ($22.95): My kids have always loved fact books and this one is a fun for kids of all ages.
11. Perplexus ($24.95): We have a few different versions of this game, and have given it as a gift more than once. Kids of all ages love to try and roll the ball along the track in hopes of successfully making it to the finish line.
12. The Original Pumponator ($12.95): When all of the Scott cousins gather at our house they raid my storage bins for my balloon supply and inevitably one adult gets stuck blowing up the balloons. This kit is great for kids who love to play with balloons even when it isn't a birthday party.
13. Zoo Pack Owl Backpack ($24.95): If I was buying for a pre-schooler this year, I would purchase this backpack and fill it with a few fun reads.