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2011 Holiday Gift Guide - 25 Gifts Under $25

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 2:39pm
KinderBuzz Team

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  And the most expensive with all the holiday shopping and gift buying!  But don't fret this holiday season...we found some great gift ideas to make the entire family happy on Christmas morning for $25 or less!

All of us at the KinderBuzz Family wish you and your family the warmest, merriest holidays ever!

 

 

MATERNITY


Mama-to-be-Gift Basket Groovy MamaMAMA-TO-BE GIFT BASKET
Recommended by Leslie Charlton, Groovy Mama
$25.00
Available at Groovy Mama
3206 13th Avenue
Regina, SK
306-347-2229
www.groovymama.net

Pamper the expecting mom this holiday season with the ultimate gift basket from Groovy Mama!  The gift basket includes Rocky Mountain Belly Butter, Post-partum Sitz Bath and Relaxing Shower Scrub all in a beautifully handmade Saskatchewan willow basket.

 

 

 

The Mother of all Pregnancy BooksTHE MOTHER OF ALL PREGNANCY BOOKS:  AN ALL-CANADAIAN GUIDE TO CONCEPTION, BIRTH AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Ann Douglas (Second Edition)
$21.56
Available at Superstore and Chapters Indigo (online and in-store)

Having a baby?  Find out what it’s really like to have a baby from over 100 Canadian parents and a panel of experts.  Find info on topics like labour, lists of 10 best-and 10 worst- baby products, glossary of pregnancy terms, sample birth plan, etc.  New to the second edition is an overview of key pregnancy milestones (week-by-week, month-to-month, and trimester-by-trimester), Baby Gear 101, and more…all with a Canadian spin.

 

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INFANT (0 – 12 months)
 

Premium Miracle Milk BibPREMIUM MIRACLE MILK BIB
Recommended by Whitney, Henry's
Ages 0 – 12 months old
$17.00
Available at Henry's
2320 14th Ave.
Regina, SK
Telephone:  306-791-7880
www.henrysonline.ca
 

Premium Miracle Milk Bib is the most comfortable baby bib ever.  Designed with a waterproof lining and a fleece neck roll to prevent milk from going down the front of your baby.  These bibs help to absorb liquids, and keep your little one dry helping to prevent neck rashes from occuring. Top layer is 100% cotton jersey with a modern, embroidered applique (the standard Miracle Milk Bibs are printed cotton flannel).  Bibs also have adjustable neck fasteners.

 

Sara's Headbands and Hair ClipsSARA’S HEADBANDS and HAIR CLIPS
Recommended by Donna, Kids Clothing Cottage
Ages infant and up
$16 Headbands; $12 and under Hair Clips
Available at Kids Clothing Cottage
6338 Rochdale Blvd
Regina, SK
Telephone:
FB:  www.facebook.com/pages/Kids-Clothing-Cottage/131805693505267

Beautiful unique headbands and hair clips all completely hand made by Sara.  Flowers or feathers are made with a variety of rich colours and neat centers on crochet, fabric, hard bands, snap clips, barrettes and more.  Hair Clips are $12 and under; headbands are $16. Custom orders are available to match your favourite jacket, hat or outfits. 

SPECIAL OFFER:  KinderBuzz Readers receive 25% OFF any regular priced item in the store.  One use per visit.  Use promocode:  KinderCottage.  Offer valid until December 17, 2011.

 


Hug-n-Hide Activity Toys by Skip HopHUG N HIDE ACTIVITY TOYS by Skip Hop
Recommended by Amy, Hello Baby
Ages 3 months+
$19.95
Available at Hello Baby 
2555 Quance Street E
Regina, SK

These squishable animals are full of hidden surprises.  With over 10 developmental activities, you can take them anywhere with baby for hours of entertainment!

 

Winter Hats & Mitts by Sozo - Kids Clothing Cottage

WINTER HATS & MITTS by Sozo
Recommended by Donna, Kids Clothing Cottage
Ages Infant to Pre-Teen
$14 each item
Available at Kids Clothing Cottage
6338 Rochdale Blvd
FB:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kids-Clothing-Cottage/131805693505267

It’s an outdoor animal party!  Keep your kids warm with fleece-lined winter hats, mitts and gloves in cute animal designs:  Bull Dog, Monkey Knit, Birdie Knit, Kitty and Koala Bear.  Mittens come in thumbless and thumbed varieties, with an attached string making sure that your little one won’t lose them.  The infant hats have a velcro strap to help keep the furry critters on their heads.  Machine washable, dryer-safe, stylish and fun for everyone!    

SPECIAL OFFER:  KinderBuzz Readers receive 25% off any regular priced item in the store.  One use per visit.  Use promocode:  KinderCottage.  Offer valid until December 17, 2011.

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TODDLER (12 - 36 months)

Laugh & Learn ApptivityLAUGH & LEARN APPTIVITY by Fisher Price
Ages 9 - 36 months old
$19.95
Available at Toys R Us

There are dozens of apps to teach your baby to count, sing and learn the ABCs.  Now with the Fisher Price phone case, your iPhone or iPod Touch will be safe in your little one's hands.  It protects your smartphone from drops, drool, and mistaken long-distance phone calls.  Comes with a mirror on the back.
 


Tickle Monster Laughter Kit
TICKLE MONSTER LAUGHTER KIT MITTS & BOOKS 
by Josie Bissett

Recommended by Peter & Barry, WP Gardens Inside
Ages 18 months old+
$17.99 - Monster Mitts
$21.99 - Book
Available at WP Gardens Inside two locations:
5 - 4621 Rae Street
Telephone:  306-584-1565 or
254 University Park Drive
Telephone:  306-586-2929
www.wpinside.com

A loveable monster with big puffy mitts has just flown in from Planet Tickle. His mission is to bring joy and laughter to Planet Earth. How?   By tickling any child who happens to follow along in this book. Parents read aloud and do the tickling while their children squirm and giggle with delight. Tickle Monster is a winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent’s Choice Award and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award.  Book - 30 pages; Monster Mitts - one size fits all monster mitts.
 

Elmo RCMP T-ShirtELMO RCMP T-SHIRT
Ages 12 months+
$19.99
Available at RCMP Heritage Centre - Gift Shop
5907 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, SK
Telephone:  306-522-7333

This t-shirt is a unique and special partnership between Seasame Street and the RCMP Foundation.  Proceeds from this purchase help strengthen Canadian community initiatives supported by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Plus, it's a cute design showing Elmo as an RCMP officer!

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PRESCHOOL (3 & 4 years old)

 

Toca Boca on KinderBuzzTOCA BOCA APP GAMES
Ages 3 years old+
Prices vary from .99cents - $2.99/per APP
Available online at www.tocaboca.com

A New Way to Play!  Wonderfully cute and fun iPod, iPhone and iPad apps that entertain little ones for hours.  Paint My Wings – allows you to interactively paint butterflies, Toca Tea Party, Toca Birthday Party, Toca Store, Toca Hair Salon, Toca Doctor and coming soon, Toca Kitchen.

SPECIAL OFFER:  Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift.  Spend hours of fun cutting and styling Santa Claus's hair!  And the best gift is, it's your FREE now  for a limited time as a special thank you to all Toca Boca's fans!  For more details, visit www.tocaboca.com.
 


OMBRES DU SOIR by Moulin Roty

OMBRES DU SOIR (Night-time Shadows) by Moulin Roty
Ages 3 years+
$22.95
Available at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert Street
Regina SK
Telephone: 306-584-4270

Just like shadow puppets, kids can create stories by holdng these "night shadows" in front a a lamp casting shadows on the wall, or by standing behind a white sheet while their audience watches from the front of the sheet.  Great for fostering imagination and creativity.  Available in circus, dinosaur and medival themes.

 

Sylvia ChaveSINGING WITH SYLVIA CHAVE
Fun for the whole family
$20.00/per CD and includes shipping
Available online www.singingwithsylvia.com

 This Christmas, give the gift of music with Sylvia Chave.  Sylvia is a children's performer from Delisle, SK.  Her music is fun and engaging!  Perfect for an indoor, winter - playday.Prairie Patch

 

 
 

 

 

Mitt-ons Mitts by ONS GEAR, Inc.MITT-ONS MITTS by ONS GEAR Inc.
Ages 4+  (Small size fits ages 2 - 4 years)
$24.99
Available online, www.onsgear.com

The mitts for kids that's designed to stay on!  The removable fleece sleeve goes up all the way to the elbow so snow can't get in and little one's hands stay dry and warm.  Velcro wrist strap is adjustable for a snug fit and the thumb is made of cotton for runny noses.  Mitt-ons are made with thinsulate, and are waterproof.  Available in 3 colours and sizes. 
 

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SCHOOL AGE (5 – 9 years old)
 

Angry Bird PlushieANYTHING & EVERYTHING ANGRY BIRDS - the insanely popular game for your iPod, iPad, tablet or smartphone is now available for real-time play!  Check out some the most sought after angry bird toys for this holiday season:


ANGRY BIRDS PLUSH DOLL
$9.99
Available at Staples, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and London Drugs

A 5” plushie doll that makes funny bird sounds.  Available in red, black, yellow or blue angry birds.  Also available:  pig and eagle characters.

 

Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game
ANGRY BIRDS KNOCK ON WOOD GAME by Mattel

$24.99
Available at Toys R Us, Chapters, and Zippity-Zoom Toys. 

 Now play the popular online game for family night in your living room.  Stack 'em up and knock down those pigs!  Please Note:  Due to popularity and demand of this game, it may be sold out and unavailable.

 

 

Angry Birds Bean Bag Toss GameANGRY BIRDS BEAN BAG TOSS GAME
Ages 5 years old+
by Cardinal Industries
$19.99
Available in-store or online at Toy’s R Us

Toss the Angry Birds into the holes to win points.  2 players.  Includes 3 Angry Birds.

 

 

 

RePEat Utensils Set by To Go WareRePEaT UTENSIL SET by To Go Ware
Recommended by Amy, ACORN eco-boutique
Ages 5+
$14.99
Available at ACORN eco-boutique (online and in store)
215 James Street North, Lumsden, SK

This bamboo utensil set is perfect for life on the go!  A handy carabiner on the back lets you clip and carry a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks wherever you may roam…to school, when camping, or for any take-out meal.  The utensils are made of durable and sustainable bamboo, and come in 5 different colours!  Perfect for a busy lifestyle and our precious planet.

SPECIAL OFFER:  KinderBuzz Readers receive 20% OFF To-Go Ware in store or online at www.acornecoboutique.ca/to-go-ware-repeat-utensil-set.  Use promocode:  Kinder-Acorn-20.  Offer valid until December 15, 2011.

 

Moshi Monsters Plush DollMOSHI MONSTERS PLUSH
Ages 7 - 10 years of age
$12.95 each
Available online or in-store at Chapter's Indigo.  Check out the official website, www.moshimonsters.com.

Welcome to the online world of Moshi Monsters, a social networking online game and adopt-a-pet site for kids.  The latest count has over 50 million players registered world-wide.  Kids can register and adopt their plush monster online, or log on to the website to adopt a virtual pet monster.  Each monster has its own personality and unique characteristics.  The more you play with and care for your little monster, the more it comes to life.

 

SIMON FLASH by Hasbro

 

SIMON FLASH
Ages 8+
$21.86 and up
Available at Walmart, Toys R Us, Zellers

Simon Flash is a new take on the old Simon game using 4 colour game cubes.   Enjoy playing 4 different games that use lights, sounds and colours to test your brain:  1) correctly repeat a colour sequence, 2) shuffle the cubes until all the cubes are no longer lit up, 3) arrange the cubes in the correct colour sequence, or 4) move the cubes around until they’re all the same colour. An interactive game that’s fun for both kids and adults.

 

JACKS
Recommended by John Peet, Gallery Shop Manager
MacKenzie Art Gallery

Ages 5+
$6.95
Available at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK
Telephone:  306-584-4270

Jacks is a classic game for the whole family to enjoy.  No batteries, no electronics, but a whole lot of fun.  The set consists of solid metal jacks, a rubber ball and a little bag to keep them in.  Warning:  This product contains small parts and is not suitable for children under 3 years old.
 

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PRETEEN (10 -13 years old)


Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe

JUSTIN BIEBER - UNDER THE MISTLETOE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Ages 10 years old+
Newly released CDs Justin Bieber
$12.99
Best Buy

For the tween who is a die-hard "Bie-lieber" comes the most anticipated Christmas Holiday CD of the season, Under the Mistletoe.

 

 

THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Ages 10+
$25.99
Available at Saskatchewan Science Centre Atom + Geek Science Shop
2903 Powerhouse Drive
Regina, SK
www.sasksciencecentre.com

Young astronomers will enjoy building, and watching their own Solar System.  And it's actually powered with solar energy! 

 

The Hunger Games by SuzanneTHE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Ages 12+
$9.99 and up (paperback); $15.19 and up (hardcover)
Available at Chapters Indigo, Walmart, Superstore and Costco

With the release of the movie in March 2010, Hunger Games fever is already heating up!  It's the first book of the triliogy with the same name.  Welcome to the world of Panem and its unforgettable heroine, KatnissEverdeen, who is chosen to represent her district in a reality game show of survival.  Full of action and adventure, suspense and romance, as well as an emphasis on family values, friendship and loyalty, this book is sure to be a hit with your young reader. 

 

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FOR MOMS & DADS

 

Starbucks Holiday Coffee

 

Starbucks® CHRISTMAS BLEND COFFEE
Recommended for Moms & Dads this holiday season
$18.95/ 1lb ground coffee bag
Available at Starbucks and Safeway stores while supplies last
www.starbucks.com

Creat a new holiday tradition with Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee.  We love the special sweet and spicy blend of that great Starbucks coffee.  Great for Christmas company and festivities or just a special cup on Christmas morning.

 

 


GLASS LED GLOBES & MINI SHIMMER LIGHT DECORATION for the Holidays
Recommended by Karen Van Duyvendyk, Dutch Growers - Regina
$7.99 - Mini Light
$19.99 - Glass LED Globe
Available at Dutch Growers - Regina
3320 Pasqua Street
Regina, SK
306-721-4769
www.dutchgrowers.net

Two beautiful holiday decorations to choose from for a great stocking stuffer idea.  The beautiful glass LED globes contain holiday figurines: snowman, angel or a bird. Or choose the holiday favourite--the adorable mini shimmer light.

Mini Shimmer Lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AglovesAGLOVES
$17.99
Available only online at www.aglove.com

No more freezing your fingers while trying to use your smartphone this winter!  Agloves are the top-rated touchscreen gloves on the market, and they are the perfect gift for moms & dads this holiday season.  Agloves are compatible with any type of touchscreen, smartphone, camera or tablet. They are knitted with bioelectricity-conducting silver nylon thread.
 
 
 
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