Holiday Gift Guide [New Guide]

Updated: Nov 2

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means winter is just around the corner. This is the perfect time to start thinking about setting up the play space in your home.


We will be experiencing a new reality this winter; with some families opting for in-home learning and everyone experiencing a lack of physical outlets for their child in public places, all while braving the cold weather.


Finding ways to set up a play space that allows children to expend energy, use their imaginations and play independently is everyone’s goal.


The toys on our website are carefully curated in order to optimize the play experience - to encourage independent and imaginative play from a very young age.


We are here to help make the upcoming winter months easier for every parent and caregiver.


Gift Ideas for Baby:


We have compiled a collection of open-ended, imaginative gift ideas for babies that are bound to be a favourite well beyond the baby years! All of these toys will stimulate baby’s natural development and their innate need for sensory exploration.


1. Rainbow stacker

A truly open-ended toy. Use it as a stacker, as a maze, or as a building tool.


Benefits:

  • Develop hand-eye coordination

  • Learn concept of sequence and size

  • Enhance fine motor skills development


2. Wooden box drum

Making music can have profound effects on the developing brain.


Benefits:

  • Develop hand-eye coordination

  • Fine and gross motor development

  • Enhance sensory development


3. Wooden train

Your child will love to pull this train where he/she goes and work on loading and unloading the peg people and logs over and over again!


Benefits:

  • Develop fine and gross motor skills

  • Increases coordination


4. Bead stacker


Benefits:

  • Learn basic concepts of math: counting, problem solving, and addition and subtraction

  • Develop fine motor skills

  • Use the pincer grasp

  • Hand-eye coordination skills



Gift ideas for Toddlers:


Help spark the sense of imagination, creativity and curiosity in any busy toddler with these perfect gift ideas! As our children’s energy level and enthusiasm around play increases, it is important to provide them with the resources needed to support their cognitive, emotional, and physical development. These toys do just that!



1. Learning Tower

Use this learning tower to engage children in helpful tasks around the home. Many toddlers show an interest in helping with chores, like cleaning and cooking, all the time. This is a tool that will help make the experience easier and safer.

Benefits:

  • Helps children feel confident and empowered

  • Teaches balance and coordination

  • Strengthens fine motor skills

  • Builds hand-eye coordination


2. Brooklyn House

Use this beautiful handcrafted house for endless hours of imaginative play when combined with peg people, dolls, animals and cars. When not in use for play, this sturdy, durable toy can be used as a bedside table. Talk about fun and functional!


Benefits:

  • Increases fine motor skills development

  • Encourages open-ended play


3. Standing Sensory Bin

Sensory bins are an amazing tool that allow children to explore the world through their senses.


Benefits:

  • Promotes calm, focus, and self-regulation

  • Enhances balance and coordination

  • Increases sensory development

  • Develop fine motor skills

  • Math and science skills - e.g. sorting, measuring, guessing, problem solving


4. Way to play road

Perfect for any car lover! The puzzle-like pieces can easily be manipulated by small hands. This toy can be used indoors or outdoors.


Benefits:

  • Develop fine motor skills

  • Learn problem solving skills

  • Test patience, resilience and perseverance


5. Ball sorter

A great toy for young children who are beginning to explore the concept of colours.


Benefits:

  • Math skills development: sorting and counting

  • Language skills development: naming colours

  • Fine motor skills development


6. Set of wooden blocks

One of the most beneficial toys for brain development, as the play opportunities are endless!


Benefits:

  • Improve hand-eye coordination

  • Develop mathematical skills

  • Promote creativity and enhances the imagination


We hope this comprehensive gift guide helps to make holiday shopping easier for you! Please reach out if you have any questions regarding the toys mentioned above or any other toys on our website.


Happy shopping and Happy holidays!



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