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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 unique products, local holiday shows and attractions, great gift card ideas and fabulous online stores.
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My First Look and Find Book & Giant Puzzle

Price: $25

Description: Little ones can use the big book based on their favourite TV show as a guide to find items hidden in the 40-piece jigsaw puzzle they've put together. Your child will happily discover colors, shapes and counting! A great gift for growing minds.


Ceramics Canada

Make your gifts extra special this year by making them one of a kind at Ceramics Canada, Durham Region's Fired Arts Studio offering paint your own pottery in both earthenware and stoneware, hand building with clay, glass fusing and pottery wheel classes. Our offering and selection is huge! From Christmas trees to Custom Snowmen to ornaments to mugs, plates bowls, and and so much more in between. All ages welcome... Drop in anytime! Need gifts? Forget the mall, make them all! (We're now located at 100 Bloor East in Oshawa between Simcoe and Ritson on the North Side)


Diversified Theatre presents Wizard of Oz: The Panto

Live onstage this Holiday Season! Join Dorothy and her friends on this classic adventure that is filled with singing, dancing, laugh-out-loud comedy and tons of audience participation! A wonderful gift idea that is fun for the entire family! Suitable for ages 3 to 103!

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Glama Gal Tween Spa

Give the special child in your life the gift of an experience!!!

Start your holiday shopping early with some Glama Gal Gift Cards. Purchase online and have them sent right to your inbox or print at home.
Select your closest Glama Gal location and shop today:

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Toy Maker of Lunenburg

Established in 1979, the Toy Maker of Lunenburg manufactures eco-friendly traditional wooden toys and brain teasers.

All our products are made with domestically harvested woods from company’s using sustainable practices.

Each and every toy is carefully hand crafted in Nova Scotia for you by the Toy Maker.

Save 10% off using this link

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Toronto Zoo Membership – Become A Member!

Give a gift of wildlife conservation and one that lasts all year. Purchase a gift voucher for a NEW one-year membership for that special someone to receive the following:

FREE admission to the Zoo for 12 months
FREE Zoomobile rides (seasonal)
Discounts on guest passes, education programs and children’s Zoo camp
And more!

To order or for more information, please call Member Services at 416-392-9101 or stop by the Membership Office.

*Valid for gift vouchers for NEW one-year memberships only. Not to be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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Dagmar Ski Resort

This Christmas Season chose Dagmar Ski Resort as the go to destination for your Family and Friends! A wonderful option to purchase outdoor fun is at your fingertips! Shop On-Line for Holiday Camps, Programs, Season Passes, Coupon Books, Gift Cards, Stocking Stuffers and more!!! Dagmar Resort has something for everyone, big or small and in every budget!


The Original PlasmaCar®

The Original PlasmaCar® is an innovative ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction and kid power! Its sleek, aerodynamic design allows you to reach an exhilarating speed of 10km/hour. All you need is a smooth, flat surface. Fun for kids and big kids alike!

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Chewigem Chewelry

We can help save the sleeves and tame the stims. Our thoughtfully designed, age appropriate, high quality jewelry can help with chewing, sucking or fidgeting caused by anxiety, autism, SPD or ADHD. Our wide range of designs enables the user to choose fun or discreet.


Myfunvelope A Christmas Gift Packed With Fun And Creativity.

The best Christmas gifts inspires curiosity and keep children interested and engaged. Myfunvelope craft kits do just that. Finally an affordable craft subscription for Canadian kids.

Myfunvelope is running a giveaway for their Big Christmas Gift Package. To enter visit


The YPT Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest this Holiday Season!

This beloved Broadway musical features a stellar cast of 14 and your favourite musical numbers, including Home, Be Our Guest, and Beauty and the Beast. Holiday family fun for ages 5 & up. Tickets from $20 (HST & service charges extra; prices subject to change) A great gift idea! 416.862.2222 x2


Mabel's Labels

Your one-stop shop for personalized, unique, thoughtful gifts! Mabel’s Labels has great gifts everyone will love. From Personalized Books that put your kids into the adventure to sweet little Stocking Stuffer Combos – great for teachers & bus drivers, as a hostess gift or even just as a unique add-on to other gifts!

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Ross Petty's A Christmas Carol

November 24-December 31 at the Elgin Theatre, Toronto

After 22 years, the Elves in Ross Petty’s holiday extravaganza factory are jumping for joy. Finally, they can begin creating audience delights for a Family Musical that’s actually about Christmas!

Get ready for a show to delight children and adults alike with songs, dances, jokes, ad libs and a generous helping of audience participation.

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Get your family off the couch and onto the slopes this winter at Brimacombe - Durham's largest ski and snowboard area! Located less than one hour east of Toronto, Brimacombe has everything your family needs! From lift tickets and lessons, to rentals and retail, to food and family time - we've got your family covered this winter season. For more information, please visit


3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season. They have a full range of comic book, super hero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall! They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them any where in the room! Your kids will loves having these in their rooms and they're also the perfect editions to a den, family room, man's cave or office!

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Hockey Sockey

HOCKEY SOCKEY is a Canadian company dedicated to the sport of hockey and its crazy fans! We manufacture NHL licensed headwear and team uniform onesie - the closest you can get to suiting up in your favorite team's uniform!


Little Red Canoe Book Co.

Little Red Canoe Book Co. is a Canadian book box service delivering nature-themed reading adventures to kids aged newborn to 8. Every two months, there's a new book box theme to discover and enjoy! The perfect idea for birthdays, baby showers, Christmas and more.


Second City Family Holiday Show, Miracle on Mercer Street!

Featuring The Second City’s adorable puppet troupe and their funny human friends, Miracle on Mercer St. tells the story of a 13 year old girl who spends the winter holiday visiting her grandmother in the town of Hollydale. But the town is being torn apart as the residents clash over their different traditions, and by a dastardly mayor’s plan to chop down the town’s oldest tree. Can the townspeople come together to save the tree, and enjoy the holidays in peace?

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Maplelea Girls

Give your daughter a doll that reflects our country’s proud spirit and identity! Maplelea 18” dolls with journals tell Canada’s story in a fun and interesting way, and encourage her to tell her own story. With over 25 Canadian Girl dolls and a huge range of accessories there’s everything from Ringette to Highland Dance, from warm winter parkas to matching PJs for dolls and girls. Only available online at Not sold in stores.


BubbaBeans is Canada’s New Online Baby Store

As a small Canadian family business, we appreciate the value of quality, brand name products at great prices. Check out our constantly growing collection of Baby Gifts, Toys and Essentials today – orders over $39 are shipped right to your door for free!

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Second City: Winter Break Camps

Improv Games Camp for grades 2-4, 5-8 & 9-12

Think on your feet, be spontaneous and be a team player! Campers play fun improv games (like Whose Line is it Anyway?) to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

Great for Beginners – No experience is needed for these camps. Have a little or a lot of improv experience–you’ll have a blast either way!


Black Creek Pioneer Village

We’ll bring the jolly, you bring the cheer! Black Creek Pioneer Village is the place to be this Christmas season. Experience the Holidays with traditional Victorian activities. From Festive Weekends to Storytime with Santa there is something for everyone!


Great Pretenders

Celebrating over 25 years and 25 awards, Great Pretenders continues to excel in designing and manufacturing creative products that are machine washable, size flexible, reversible, comfortable, and proide long lasting play value to customers. All our products are designed in house and we continue to manufacture many of our products in Canada. As one of the oldest dress up companies in North America, and the only domestic costume manufacturer, we know what it takes to create and produce toys that ignite and inspire imagination.