Do you struggle to find the perfect gift for your kids?  Whether your kids are young or old, here are some great ideas that bring both fun and games under your tree.

Encourage healthy screen time

Osmo combines digital fun with hands-on learning, encouraging healthy screen time for kids from 5 to 10 years of age.  It features 3 interactive games, makes coding fun and accessible for kids.

Osmo Coding Starter Kit – $139.99

Can be purchased at Best Buy, Amazon or Indigo

Get creative and use your imagination

With more time at home, we want our kids to continue to be creative and use their imagination.  Building with LEGO bricks exercises creative thinking and whatever you can imagine, you can build.  Perfect for the picky shoppers on your list.  For the 4th year running, the LEGO Group is encouraging families to get creative and give the gift of play to a child-in-need, simply by making a Christmas / Holiday ornament out of LEGO bricks as part of its Rebuild the World campaign’s #BuildtoGive activity.  Every Christmas / Holiday creation shared on social media using the hashtag, a LEGO set is donated to a child in need giving up to 1 million children in hospitals, children’s homes or vulnerable communities.

Wellness and self-care for kids on the rise with more at home time

Our kids are home more which means fun when enjoying beauty products.  Lightup mirrors and face masks are a perfect gift for teens.  At Winners, you can gift more and spend less on all of your family.  You can also send a digital gift card by mail, email or text an surprise your loved ones this holiday season.  1 gift card = 3 stores for more merry.

Family fun with the hottest TikTok trend

If you are on TikTok (or more importantly your kids) then you know all about the fun and fruity game #jellyfruitchallenge that has amassed more than 85 million views to a whole new level. Players take turns spinning the wheel and landing on a colour that determines which Juicy Jelly Splooshie they will have to eat.  Showcase is the first to identify emerging global trends and immediately develops the worlds most popular exclusive products.

Juicy Jelly Splooshies Fruit Jelly Board Game – $29.99

Make choices that will help to keep your family safe

During the holidays, that means there will be lots of toys and gadgets that require batteries.  If you are buying gifts that required lithium coin batteries – or have holiday related items around your home that take these type of batteries – consider Duracell Lithium Coin batteries with bitter coating that are designed to help keep children safe. Duracell takes battery safety very seriously and is continuously working to update precautions and safety standards, but the first step is education and taking simple steps to prevent accidental ingestions.

Can purchase at London Drugs

Bring innovation under your tree

            The Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact and lightweight system that’s build specifically for handheld play for gaming anywhere and everywhere.  Just launched, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a brand new product innovation.  Bring the fun of the Mario Kart series to the real world using the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite system to control a real-life, physical Mario Kart.  Create a real-life custom course in your home using a physical Kart, along with gates and signboards that allow player to create a real-life custom course in your home.

Nintendo Switch Lite – $259.99

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – $129.99

Nintendo – Official Site – Video Game Consoles, Games

Shop smart for your teens

Online at the Aeroplan eStore it’s the “The 12 Days of Gifting” are from December 2 to December 13.  Aeroplan Members can earn up to 10X the points on select brands via the Aeroplan eStore. The eStore is an easy and convenient way to earn more points and get to your redemption goals faster. The featured store on December 4 is HBC with 8X points and for the balance of the days, stores like Lululemon, Old Navy and Gap are also featured!

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