It’s here! Our 2017 holiday gift guide will fill your head and heart with our curated ideas for each member of your precious family. It took a lot of hours and much crowd-sourcing but we think we’ve prepared some pretty cool picks, just in time for the Black Friday sales. This year we have 10 guides listed all below, so you needn’t click around. We wish you the merriest of Christmases, the happiest of Hanukkahs and the best Kwanzaa ever. Have a peaceful, joyful season and make every memory with your kids count. xx

Gift Guide: Mom

1. Hermès Double Tour Apple Watch, Series 3. Featuring built-in cellular technology, new handcrafted leather bands from Hermès, and an additional Apple-designed watch face inspired by the classic Hermès Carrick font, it’s the ultimate tool for modern life. Answer calls, ask Siri for assistance, stream tunes, make calls and track your fitness. It’s also swimproof. $1699
2. Lowland Over-the-Knee Boot. You gotta have ’em. Nieman Marcus. $875
3. Dyson Fuscia Platinum Hair Dryer with presentation box. Dyson. $499
4. Semiprecious balance Rafiki – lapis lazuili. It’s stunning and also for a great cause. Me to We. $95
5. Clarity Strength Ring. Kaura Jewels. $965
6. Hand Stamped Necklace with Arrow Charm. These designs are timeless, and each message is strong and poignant. Beautifully crafted in silver, they make a touching and heartfelt gift for any mom. Andrea Waines. $75
7. Match boxes adorned with Hermès bags. Annechovie. $13
8. “Worthy of Love” leggings by Four Athletics, benefit girls rescued from sex trafficking via the non-profit organization Saving Innocence. For every “Worthy of Love” leggings purchase, Four Athletics will donate a pair of its best-selling black 7/8 Omni leggings directly to Saving Innocence to give to a rescued girl in need. Four Athletics. $68
9. 25 Days of Game-Changing Adv-entures Advent Calendar. The Body Shop. $169
10. DIOR Limited Edition Holiday Multi-Use Palette for Eyes & Lips. Beauty Boutique/Shoppers Drug Mart. $98

Mom Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Baby

1. Snoo Smart Sleeper. Developed by Dr. Harvey Karp, SNOO is the safest—most effective—baby bed ever made. It boosts sleep with special womb-like shushing and rocking. It smartly responds to your baby’s cries with white noise and jiggling motion—like going for a car ride—to help quickly calm the “fussies.” It encourages healthier sleep patterns and even reduces your baby’s need for sleep training. Indigo. $1495
2. Girl’s Faux-fur Vest. Joe Fresh. $26
3. bugaboo by niark1 breezy sun canopy. Make a statement this summer with the playful monsters on the petrol blue extendable breezy sun canopy. Bugaboo. Available at Pish Posh Baby. $93.
4. MAM Feed and Soothe set. Amazon. $35.68
5. Quick Zip Crib Sheets. Seriously a lifesaver so you don’t have to wrestle with the mattress while changing sheets! QuickZip. $39.99
6. Dumbell Rattle by Fred. Indigo. $13.95
7. Oeuf ‘Feminist’ Crown. Barneys New York. $48
8. Woodland Moose with Scarf by Jellycat. Indigo. $19.50
9. Baby Roots Cabin gift set. Roots. $38
10. Armani Jr. Bottle and Dummy set. Harrods. $157

Baby Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Anklebiter

1.Nat Geo’s Little Kid’s First Big Book of Things that Go. National Geographic. $14.99
2.Holiday Stocking Stuffer label combo – 6 sets of name labels and 6 bag tags adorned with the cutest designs imaginable. Mabels Labels. $30
3. B. Box smock/bib for mealtime. BBox. $18
4. Magnetic Draw and Build Dollhouse or Marine Rescue Centre. Watch your child become a designer, builder, and storyteller right before your eyes.Build & Imagine’s colorfully illustrated StoryWalls connect magnetically to build a world where dress-up characters work and play. Build and Imagine Toys. $49.00
5. Zinc Flyte Luggage. Not only does it roll along, but it turns into a scooter and is available in 3 sizes! ZincFlyte. $110.00
6. My Grandmother Doesn’t Know My Name, by Joy Shepherd. Recommended for children ages 5-9. This simple book written in prose helps children understand Alzheimer disease. A little girl is troubled by her beloved grandmother not remembering her name. The book explains that Alzheimer’s is not contagious – it affects the brain and changes the way things will be done. Amazon. $11.99
7. Stuck on You Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle. Stuck on You. $31.46
8. Peppa Pig and Danny Dog Painting. Indigo. $13.95
9. Fun on the Farm Stacker. Pottery Barn Kids. $31
10. Jamoji Kid’s Headphones. Best Buy. $29.99

Little Kid Gift Guide (7)

Gift Guide: Big Kiddo

1.Sugru Mouldable Glue. Sugru. 8-pack $22
2. Traxxas Slash Pro 2WD. The Traxxas Slash Short-Course Race Truck puts you in the driver’s seat for intense fender-to-fender, high-flying off-road action. Traxxas. $280.64
3. Harken Blockheads Sailing gear. This dry bag, rash guard and buff will keep all of your little sailors looking hip. Harken. $15/$37/$8
4. Propel Maximum X01 Grey Micro Drone. Walmart. $24.97
5. Omano OM136C 40X-400X Student Compound Microscope. Microscope.com. $179
6. Glow in the Dark Super Slime kit. Or really anything to do with slime. Michaels.
7. Gerber Emergency Survival Kit. London Drugs. $24.99
8. Soozier Lockable 4-Tier makeup train case. Aosom. $109.99
9. Kate Spade Selfie Button. Kate Spade. $30
10. Fujifilm Instax Camera. Best Buy. $79.99

Big Kid Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Lit Tween

1.L’Oreal Colorista Spray in pastel pink. Because unicorn hair is all the rage. L’Oreal via Amazon. $12.99.
2. Pop Socket. With Wonderwoman. Oh yeah. Popsockets. $15
3. Custom Converse, handpainted with Dr. Who motifs. Etsy. $180
4. Really anything Hamilton is good to go, but we like this premium water bottle. Broadway Merchandise Shop. $50
5. Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch system can be used with single or multi players at home, or taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers. It comes with two Joy-Con that can each act as a standalone controller with an analog stick, a full complement of face and shoulder buttons, built in motion-sensing technology and new HD Rumble. And every kid wants one right now. Nintendo. $399
6. Sherlock Holmes 221B Necklace. Etsy. $5
7. Canada Olympic Team Red Mittens. The Bay. $15
8. Sportsstuff 53-1780 Chariot Warbird 2 Towable. Amazon. $222.82
9. Rip ‘n Dip Toque. This is the biggest SK8R brand out there, with the iconic Cat flipping the bird… Rip ‘n Dip. $26
10. Playseat Gaming Cockpit chair. London Drugs. $699

Tween Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Toy Kid

1. Snowboard and Helmet for American Girl. American Girl. $40
2. Hatchimals Surprise are finally here and they have an unEGG-spected treat in store for you! For the first time ever, you can hatch TWO adorable Hatchimals!. Walmart. $89.97
3. Melissa and Doug Loom Kit. All-inclusive loom set has the tools and materials kids need to make all kinds of yarn crafts. Hudson’s Bay. $27.99
4. MAYKA™ Block Tape, 2 Stud, Blue – 2m, Blue, 2 Stud. Hudson’s Bay. $12.97
5. Wooden Slingshot. This slingshot and felt ammo is perfect for play and target practice. Each one-of-a-kind slingshot is handmade from Pine Wood. They’re lightly stained and outfitted with a leather projectile pouch using rubber bands. So grab one, head outside and cause some mischief.  Hudson’s Bay. $13.99
6. Ready for a building experience like none other? Enter Popoids Deluxe Building Set, by Kahootz, a building set where colorful, bendy tubes become the framework of kids’ creations. $39
7. Hot Wheels Ballistik Racer Vehicle. Hot Wheels Ballistik Racer is a super-fast remote control moto that really carves up the road. Walmart. $89.97
8. Star Wars BB* Lego. The Bay. $129.99
9. Distressed Canvas Surplus Play tent. Pottery Barn Kids. $199
10. Sonic Snow Tube. LL Bean. $119

Toy Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Gametime

1.Settlers of Catan Game. Indigo. $64.95
2. Machi Koro Board Game. WalMart. $39.95
3. Beyblade Burst Avatar Attack Battle Set. Beyblade Burst tops bring wild fun to the Beyblade Burst Avatar Attack Beystadium. Beyblade Burst tops can “burst” into pieces, resulting in 2 points for the other player (burst rates vary). Walmart. $59.86
4. Prime Climb. A game for mathematicians. Indigo. $29.95
5. Magnetic World Puzzle. Indigo. $49.95
6. Hector Saxe Valentin Travel Chess Set. Barneys New York. $550
7. HASBRO Monopoly Game: Star Wars 40th Anniversary Special Edition. The Bay. $49.99
8. Osmo Coding Wonder Kit. Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad and iPhone by opening them up to hands-on play. Osmo. $159
9. Atari Flashback Game Console. Best Buy. $74.99
10. Speak out Game for families. Canadian Tire. $24.99

Game Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Dadio

1.Canada Goose Expedition Parka. Canada Goose. $995.00
2. Bakerstone BBQ Pizza Oven. Canadian Tire. $139.99
3. The RYOBI 2,300 PSI Brushless Pressure Washer is engineered to handle the toughest jobs. This pressure washer features a 13 Amp High-Efficiency Brushless AC Induction Motor and a Gas Pressure Washer Style Axial Cam Pump. Home Depot. $259.00
4. My Pod. Because sometimes soccer is played in the rain. Under the Weather Pods. $99
5. Cuisinart Electric Meat Slicer. Canadian Tire. $149.99
6. Babolat Pure Strike 16×19 Tennis Racquet. ATR Sports. $239.99
7. The Ellison Diaper Bag. This Bag, designed for dads, grows into a professional messenger bag…much more smoothly than baby grows into a professional drama queen. E.C. Knox. $395
8. If the dads in your life are as forgetful as those in ours, they need Tile to find their keys, wallets and passports. Tile. Combo pack of 4. $60 (on sale).
9. Il Bisonte Leather Hip Flask. Barneys New York. $195
10. Kings and Gentleman’s Maca Root Grooming Kit. The Body Shop. $45

Dad Gift Guide

Gift Guide: 4 the Cousinz

1. Spycode – Operation Escape Room. Bring the excitement of Escape Room Challenges into your home with Spy Code Operation Escape Room from Yulu Toys.  This interactive game tests your spy skills by challenging a team to work together to complete 3 exciting tasks in order to set the captured player free from the master belt before time runs out.  The game play includes tests of skill, strategy and luck and offers different levels of difficulty so that kids and adults can play over and over. Amazon. $28.50
2. Zingdama and Spin Circuits. All the rage, the neices and nephews will rip these puppies open as soon as they open the boxes! Zing. $8.99 and $9.99.
3. Stikbot Movie Set – pirate scene. Stikbot turns kids into creative moviemakers. These easy-to-pose figurines with strong suction cup hands and feet can stick to almost any flat surface.Kids can then test their animation skills and let creative juices flow! Walmart. $24.97
4. Pediped Delaney Silver Shoes. Every baby needs to show their sparkle! Pediped. $46.00
5. Fold + Fly Butterflies, Birds and other Animals that Fly. If they are into origami and creating, this is the book for them! Amazon. $15.99
6. 12 Days of Healthy Nails from Quo by Orly. Perfect for those cousins wanting to groom and make their nails extra fabulous! Shoppers Drug Mart. $40
7. goSili silicone to go cup. The first all-silicone To-Go Coffee and Tea Cup that holds its shape! GoSili cups are 100% European grade silicone with an embedded stainless steel ring to hold its shape. It won’t collapse when gripped.  goSili. $14.95
8. KuKuRuza popcorn. The 7-bag Flight Popcorn Sampler from Seattle’s famous gourmet popcorn shop is a perfect way to satisfy the gourmet on your list. KuKuRuza. $29
9. Wizarding World Loot Crates. This officially licensed subscription boxes can be ordered individually or in a series. What better surprise for a Harry Potter fan than to open up this ‘Defence against the dark arts’ box! Loot Crate. $66
10. Pod Pocket. Made specifically so you never lose your AirPods again, these silicone Pod Pockets also ooze style. Pod Pockets. $19.95

Cousins Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Gran + Gramps

1. Acrylic Blocks from Posterjack. There are a ton of amazing finds on the website, and each and every one becomes an heirloom. Various prices.
2. Medicines For Children + Families in developing countries. You can give a gift of healing in the name of your own family with this life-saving gift. Thanks to donations from partner companies, your gift multiplies 9X in value to purchase, ship and distribute medicines and vital antibiotics for children and families. World Vision. $60
3. Cream Chunky Knit Blanket from Consort$795.00
4. Buckle Rain Boots. Joe Fresh. $39
5. 
121-Piece Mixed Media Travel Set. This comprehensive mixed media set is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced artists. deSerres. $79.97 (on sale)
6. Photo Blanket. Collage.com. $54.99
7. Spice Set. 12 essential, fresh spices from Raw Spice Bar. $65
8. Hermes Balcon Du Guadalquivir Change Tray. Barneys New York. $705
9. Roots Cabin Napkins, 4-pack. Roots. $35
10. LED Grow Light Kit. For their ‘vegetables’… Lee Valley. $249

Grandparent Gift Guide (10)

 

If you’re still looking for ideas, you can find guides from a couple previous years here:

2016

2015

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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