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Holiday Gift Guide for the Creative, Cool Kid in Your Life Holiday Gift Guide for the Creative, Cool Kid in Your Life
Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series.  This is a 3 part series that started with a compilation of really... Holiday Gift Guide for the Creative, Cool Kid in Your Life

Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series.  This is a 3 part series that started with a compilation of really cool gifts ‘for the ladies’(check it out HERE!).  I’m continuing on with the cool gift goodness with PART 2 which you’re reading now! If you are looking for great ideas on what to give that creative, cool kid in your life, you have come to the right place.

Gift Guide for the creative cool kid in your life

Below you will find a description of each product being featured in the North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide. I will also take the time to tell you a bit about each business.  Many of these businesses are small and local to Vancouver (or are Canadian), which I know will appeal to a lot of you!  Take a moment to read about the choices I made for this gift guide and why any wee one would LOVE to receive these gifts this holiday season.

1. Wuchild: Feminist Sweatshirt $38.00

Who is a feminist? These stylin’, cozy, and fleece lined sweatshirts will hopefully get the conversation started around equality, opportunity, social justice, and more.

Wuchild is an online children’s clothing apparel shop run by two moms in Vancouver.  They are the creators of the Feminist top as well as other popular items such as the “Parklife Vancouver” sweatshirt, headwraps and more.

Connect with Wuchild: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

2. Vancouver Aquarium: Aquadopt Kit $55.00

This “Adopt an Otter” kit is such an incredible way for us to teach our kids the importance of supporting causes we are passionate about.  If you have an animal-lover in your household, this is the gift for them!

The Vancouver Aquarium Aquadopt Kit  includes a Plush Sea Otter, Certificate of Adoption, Sea Otter Fact Booklet and a Sea Otter Collector Card. By purchasing this kit you can support the care of the sea otters at the aquarium, their Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and their mission to conserve aquatic life.

Connect with the Vancouver Aquarium: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

3. BC Playthings: Snapo Snap and Play 275 piece set $39.99

Snapo blocks are made in the USA and stimulate learning and spatial abilities through three dimensional creative Play. BC Playthings carries a variety of styles and size boxes, so get in there to check them out.  (Their website is currently under construction.)

BC Playthings offers a wide array of quality, wholesome toys, fidgets and educational tools. They are a great resource for parents, educators, therapists and medical professionals with many different philosophies and needs.

Connect with BC Playthings: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

4. Emerson Apparel: Forever on Adventure Tee $28.00

Nothing is more fun for a child than jumping in puddles, building forts, & climbing trees. #TRUTH.  Children can do so in great quality and comfy clothing (not to mention super cute!).

Emerson Apparel clothing is made right here in Vancouver.  The mama behind the brand named her business after her creative and active little girl.  The goal of Emerson Apparel is to offer us parents clothing that allows for self-expression and artistic creativity. Mission accomplished.

Connect with Emerson Apparel: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

5. Underables: Baggy Pants by Moí $39.00

These black baggy pants with white birds are made by a Scandinavian company called Moí.  They are 95% organic cotton, making them not only stylish but very soft against the legs of our littles.

Underables is run by a Vancouver mama who partners with ethical and sustainable brands from around the world, bringing them to us in Canada! Thanks, Cher!

Connect with Underables: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

6. Imports Dragon: Qixels Design Creator and Fuse Blaster $45.00  

Qixels are the cubes that fuse with a blast of water. Build your design then spray with water and the Qixels will fuse together.  My girls love melting beads and this takes away the need to iron.  Start to finish, it’s something kids can work on independently! It’s a great quiet time activity that allows kids to concentrate and have fun all at the same time!

Imports Dragon is a Canadian company based out of Quebec. They offer a great selection of brands from preschooler toys to collectible figurines for all ages.

Connect with Import Dragons: Website // Facebook // Twitter 

7. Lost My Name: The Little Girl/Boy Who Lost Her/His Name $29.99

The Lost My Name books are personalized books to make bedtime more exciting.  The story is a journey that you child’s character goes on and the letters of their name are used to tell the story.  You have to visit their website and watch the video the fully understand how cool this really is!

Connect with Lost My Name: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

8. Pocket Folk: Superhero Peg Dolls $12.00 each

These hand-painted peg dolls bring back old fashioned play & imagination. Each Pocket folk doll is painted free-hand with non-toixc paint and there are so many cute dolls to choose from.  The Peg Dolls in the giveaway are Superheros, but Pocket folk offers everything from princesses to woodland finger puppets.  Make sure you check out their Etsy shop to see the wide variety of peg dolls offered!

Connect with Pocket Folk: Website // Facebook // Instagram

~~ WIN ~~ 

I have partnered with all of these fantastic businesses/vendors to be able to host a huge holiday giveaway (value $300!) including all of the products described above! I am so excited about this giveaway and I just know you will be too! :)

This giveaway is open to all Canadians! Make sure you enter as many ways as possible for your best chance at winning!  Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Maureen Anderson

    November 24, 2015 #1 Author

    I hope to be able to see my grandchildren this Christmas.


  • Angela Mitchell

    November 24, 2015 #2 Author

    I usually have a couple of things on my wishlist each year but this year I’d be happy to just have a fun, healthy, and relaxing time with my family over the holidays.


  • Tamara seib

    November 24, 2015 #3 Author

    I pretty much have everything I need ?but this giveaway would be the super sweet icing on the cake ! I love reading your posts by the way ?


  • Sunshine H

    November 24, 2015 #4 Author

    Mostly good health, but I have also been saving up for a smart phone.


  • ivy pluchinsky

    November 24, 2015 #5 Author

    A Kitchen Aid Mixer!


  • Jolan Holmes

    November 24, 2015 #6 Author

    Excited to just go home and visit family for the holidays


  • Alicia

    November 24, 2015 #7 Author

    Healthy and happy family


  • dawn gordon

    November 24, 2015 #8 Author

    my wish list is the book zoo, some yoga equipment like a bag and pants, and an adult coloring book


  • andrea amy

    November 24, 2015 #9 Author

    I want a new mouse for my computer


  • Kam

    November 24, 2015 #10 Author

    A new tablet would be nice!


  • Randy

    November 24, 2015 #11 Author

    On my wish list is a nice watch.


  • Megan Bernard

    November 24, 2015 #12 Author

    A fun family trip would be nice :)


  • Jeannie

    November 24, 2015 #13 Author

    I would love a laptop or a tablet this christmas.


  • Heather D Sparrow

    November 25, 2015 #14 Author

    I mainly would love anything that would make life a little easier or luxurious that I would not normally buy for myself.


  • Erika

    November 25, 2015 #15 Author

    Wow! All these products look amazing!


  • Amy Heffernan

    November 25, 2015 #16 Author

    This year some new perfume is on my wish list. Thanks!


  • Cheryl

    November 25, 2015 #17 Author

    I just want all the family together happy and healthy :)


  • Sydney Barron

    November 25, 2015 #18 Author

    I’m obsessed with that feminist sweater I want matching ones for my daughter and I!


  • Nicole Scholz

    November 25, 2015 #19 Author

    I would love to win this. I have have 7 kids to shop for and this would be such a blessing. Thank you for the opportunity!


  • Coral

    November 25, 2015 #20 Author

    S N O W is #1 on my wish list! (For my neice ?)


  • Mike Gismondi

    November 25, 2015 #21 Author

    Star Wars lego!


  • Shannon

    November 25, 2015 #22 Author

    My father in law asked me what was on my list on the weekend, all I could come up with was a new garlic press! I’ve asked for some new joggers and house coat before baby #2 arrives in the Spring!


  • Judy Cowan

    November 25, 2015 #23 Author

    I would love to get the pasta maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I follow all the Instagram accounts as @poodlemom123 (


  • Erin W

    November 25, 2015 #24 Author

    Honestly? I’m asking the hubs for a metal detector Ha!


  • ophelia

    November 25, 2015 #25 Author

    I’m not asking for much…just wish to pass my exam!


  • maria

    November 25, 2015 #26 Author

    To not be stressed.


  • Karin Femi

    November 25, 2015 #27 Author

    I wish for hand-me-downs from my friends with babies and a bassinet for my future baby.


  • Andria

    November 25, 2015 #28 Author

    A tropical vacation for two, lol. Im dreaming I know.


  • Lori

    November 25, 2015 #29 Author

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…


  • Lori M

    November 25, 2015 #30 Author

    Keurig with the basket cup to use your own coffee


  • Rhonda W G.

    November 26, 2015 #31 Author

    A new pair of winter boots please!


  • Becca currie

    November 26, 2015 #34 Author

    What don’t I want?! I think I may be worse than the kids! I definitely want another Stendig calendar, some leg warmers and a The KiDs are alright poster.


  • Cristina

    November 26, 2015 #35 Author

    Wishing for a calm and uneventful Christmas season!


  • nicolthepickle

    November 27, 2015 #36 Author

    An Etch a Sketch. I think my daughter would love one.


  • Monique L.S.

    November 27, 2015 #37 Author

    I could use a new pair of boots.


  • Bailey Dexter

    November 27, 2015 #38 Author

    An ironing board that doesn’t make noises as I iron! LOL


  • Jenn

    November 27, 2015 #39 Author

    I’d love a new laptop.


  • Viv Sluys

    November 28, 2015 #40 Author

    The only think on my wish list is a gift card to a pottery painting shop.


  • Thea

    November 28, 2015 #41 Author

    If I say my wish it might not come true! 😉


  • Gillian Morgan

    November 29, 2015 #42 Author

    I followed on instagram,


  • Janet L Butler

    November 29, 2015 #43 Author

    Ummn – everything here!



    December 1, 2015 #44 Author

    an ergo baby carrier!


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