Back to articles 'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Categories: Family Guides

If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the kids (and adults) on your list, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide showcasing some popular Canadian products, local holiday shows, great gift certificate ideas and fabulous online stores.

At Little P Baby Store our aim is for unique natural and organic Canadian-made products. We carry a selection of Cloth Baby Diapers, Baby Carriers, Baby Sleepwear, Hip Baby Gear, Potty Training Products, Natural Skin Care Products and items just for Mom.

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Give a child the gift that will last a lifetime with the AWARD WINNING - 4 Piggies Financial Kit for Kids. Each kit includes 4 cute and colourful piggy banks for SPENDING, SAVING, SHARING and SCHOOLING along with the children's book "The 4 Little Pigs".


Citrus Silver designs meaningful jewellery that is stamped with names, words or dates. All of our stamped pieces are sterling silver and made in Canada. Affordable, personal, and beautiful. Order online and we will ship within 1 week.


Join the Toronto Centre for the Arts this December for some fantastic family shows! High-steppers Sheesham and Lotus bring you an audacious mix of Old-Time, Ragtime, fiddle and banjo sung through their patented sepia-phonic Monophone! Dressed sharply in the old style, they play jaw harps, ham-bone percussion and home-made bass harmonicas in the ragtime and mountain style.


Dufflebag Theatre returns with a hilarious rendition of
the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.


Whether it is coffee or tea you crave, Markcol has what you are looking for. From k-cups for Keurig or T-discs for Tassimo we have the largest selection around! Try our Seven Sisters Fresh Roasted Coffee or Loose Leaf Tea!


This Christmas give your loved one the gift of Love and Beauty that will last a lifetime. Luminous Mountain is the perfect holiday gift for both children and adults alike. A gorgeous and inspiring book, enchanting and transforming. Obtain a copy directly from the local author or order online by visiting:

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A balance bike - the perfect gift under the tree for your little one! Balance bikes teach kids from ages 1-5 how to ride a two-wheeler without training wheels! New for 2012 - The best selling Strider No Pedal Balance Bike has been redesigned with a custom mini saddle to better fit toddlers, quick-clamps on seat and handlebars and easy, no-tool assembly for parents.

Use code Parentsource10 for 10% off any first bike.


Glama Gal Tween Spa is the ultimate tween hot spot in Ajax. Not sure what to get your Tween this Christmas, come check out our New Direction Memorabilia Section or Purchase a Gift Card For a VIP Spa Package in our BFF Lounge. Indulge in a Chocolate Facial or Cupcake Pedicure! Visit us today beside Safari Bar and Grill on Kingston Rd.


Get your "BLING ON"! Stella & Dot is an EXCLUSIVE accessories brand, making gift giving a pleasure this holiday! Check off your list with Stella & Dot gifts this year! Something special for everyone, because they deserve it! Fast shipping. No hassle return & exchange.

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Give the gift of health to a new mom or a mom2be with a FITMOM Durham Gift Certificate. FITMOM Durham offers pre-natal fitness & yoga fusion plus Lamaze Childbirth Education classes for the mom2be. New moms will experience the positive effects of exercising with their new baby in the popular FITMOM+Baby classes and FITMOM+Baby Bootcamp. Classes are offered throughout Durham Region.


Make your gifts extra special this year by making them one of a kind at Ceramics Canada, Durham Region's only Fired Arts Studio! We offer a huge selection of ready to paint bisque as well as glass fusing and pottery making. All ages welcome... Drop in anytime! Forget the mall, make them all!

This Christmas season choose A Gift of Art for your gift shopping. We have something for everyone big or small no matter your budget, a unique gift created locally will be appreciated for years to come.

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Both in-store and online, Mastermind carries a distinct collection of over 10,000 educational and fun toys, books, games, arts and crafts, puzzles and science kits offering exceptional service and complimentary gift wrap. Mastermind Toys can also be followed on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.


Canadian dolls for Canadian girls--that's Maplelea! High quality 18" vinyl play dolls with Canadian-themed stories, accessories, doll furniture and matching clothing for real girls. Order at or 1-800-668-4339. Only $9 to ship any size order, anywhere in Canada.


The Wackiest Little Gift Shop on the Web. Perfect for holiday shopping--unique and wonderfully unusual kitsch, toys, games, gag & gift ideas for kids, babies, pets, adults & the "hard to buy for". Check us out for off-beat, funky & fun ideas!


Now available! Great deals on all organic baby gift sets at Baby Organic - Canada's online organic baby store. There is a FREE SHIPPING policy for any order with no minimum purchase required. Please check website for more details.


Educators, parents, and children love the realistic doll clothing inspired by cultures from around the world. The realistic doll clothing is crafted by hand in Canada. The dolls come with four different skin tones to reflect the diversity of our communities.



Start And Finish Your Holiday Shopping at the Art Gallery of Ontario Browse our Online Gift Guide for Inspired Gifts.