Top 10 Gifts for Kids (Holiday 2009)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

With so much choice for kids these days, it's hard to know where to start. Here are some of the playful things that caught our attention this year:

1. iKaraoke for iPod 

For the wannabe pop star in your household. Plug it into your iPod and you’re on! No batteries required. 
$35 (USD) from Griffin Technology


2. Sephora’s Ultimate Blockbuster Make-up Palette

It has enough eye shadow, lip gloss, blush and other tools to keep even the most enthusiastic, budding make-up artist busy for hours.$48 (USD) at Sephora.com (Canada and USA), and at Amazon.com.

3. Twilight: Bella and Edward dolls 

Don’t just read about them or watch them on the screen, now you can play with them too.From $139 to $179 each from Tonner Doll Company and Amazon.com (Edward Cullen DollBella Swan).   

4. Doodles at Dinner: 36 tear off place mats

Bring peace to mealtimes. Your little one doodles while the adults enjoy a bite.$11 (CAD) at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.

5. Bakugan Battle Brawlers 

These marbles turned action figures are a huge hit among boys 6 to 11. Various prices. A starter kit is available for about $15 (CAD) at various toy retailers, including Canadiantire.ca and Amazon.com

6. Canadian Olympic Team Lamb’s Wool Sweater

Get the kids into the team spirit.$75.00 at The Bay. (Ships internationally)   

7. Nintendo DSi 

This is the new version of this best-selling portable gaming system. Includes a camera, plus music player and internet browsing capabilities. $185 (CAD) for pink, white, blue or black. Available at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com

 8. “Pod” bed

For your fur baby, here’s a doggy bed that’s worthy of display in the poshest pad. Custom made with faux fur lining and various veneer options. $550 online or in-store at Barking Babies in Vancouver. 


 9. ivivva athletica for girls (by lululemon)

Dress your mini-me in lululemon athetica’s new dance-inspired clothing line for girls that move.Available at 3 lululemon locations: Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria. 

10. The “Young Bond” series, by Charlie Higson

For book and film buffs aged 11-13, check out the “Young Bond” series by Charlie Higson and learn how 007 got his start.About $10 (CAD) at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com

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