Holiday Gift Guide - For the Little Ones and Giveaway

We are now a week into December,
and I am sure that your Christmas shopping is well
on its way.
If not, there's a special gift guide 
coming up just for you in a couple weeks.

This weeks gift guide
is for all the little people in your life,
and my favourite to shop for! 
Whoever they are,
chances are they will love 
at least one or two items
on this list! 
Read on below,
and don't forget to enter the give away!

1. Bath toys are always a hit and a great gift. Because these toys sit in water all the time, the turn over rate is higher than other toys. To help solve that problem, I would recommend one of these for storage. We have one and we love it. I am a big fan of Boon, and these Boon pipes for the bath look like so much fun! They suction right onto the tile and will make for lots of fun. There's one under our tree this year! 

Amazon.ca also sells Boon, so if you're a Prime member, you can ship it right to the recipient complete with gift wrap and a note! 

(image via booninc.com) 

2. Next on the list is the book of names and faces, customized to your own family and friends. For bigger kids, they have fun memory games with familiar faces as well. 

(image from pinholepress.com)

3. I have featured them here before, so my love for them is no secret! How about a bib that grows along with them? Maybe a cute scarf to protect them from the cold? Acorn and Leaf has some adorable prints for both of those. Their products are lovely, quality and Canadian!

4. Always a hit - you can never go wrong with a book or two! My kids love reading books and will request their favourites over and over. Chapters made a list of their top sellers for 2015 divided into age categories, in case you're stumped on what to buy. I can also tell you that Jane, our 1 year old, loves the touch and feel books. Especially the That's Not My... series. Claire loves imaginative books and thinks Robert Munsch is hilarious. We got here some of these mini Munsch books for her stocking this year. 

Of course I always encourage my readers to shop local when they can, but again, for convenience sake Amazon does carry several (and by several I mean thousands) of kids books that can be gift wrapped and sent directly to your recipient. 

5. For the teething littles on your list, I highly recommend the 'chewelry' from Glitter & Spice! The founder and owner is a local mama who is absolutely sweet. She runs the business out of her home and was one of the first teething jewelry businesses on the block. Since then she has been featured in magazines (like Vogue and Glamour), was at the giving suite at the Emmy's and word is spreading widely about how awesome her product is. We have the teething necklaces for mama and baby, and also a teething bracelet for baby. I love that the pieces are safe for baby to chew on and play with, no yucky material used and it is also cute enough to wear without looking like you are wearing something baby-ish.

6. Another big hitter in the local business game is bébé de luxe! Based out of Coquitlam, BC, this mama decided she wanted something organic, natural and free of yuckies for her baby. This is how her company was created. Bébé de luxe, along with Glitter and Spice, were part of the celebrity gift bags at the Emmy's this past year. Bébé de luxe specializes in milk bath and baby bath bar. Perfect for gifting and come highly recommended by moi.  

As a gift to our readers,
Bébé de luxe would like 
to gift one of our lucky readers
a package of Coconut and Oat bath milk! 
To top it off, 
I'm going to add another one to 
one of your friends!

The contest is open 
on Blogger and Instagram,
but is in no way endorsed by either of them.
By entering you confirm you are
at least 18 years or older,
and live within Canada or the U.S.A. 
Contest rules below-

If you are entering on the blog,
all you have to do is leave a comment below
with your email address,
and the name of your friend that you would like to win too.
Please make sure you have your friends mailing address,
 so that we can send them their prize as well.

If you are entering on Instagram,
all you have to do is follow both
Just An Ordinary Family 
Bébé de luxe,
tag your friends in the comments,
one tag per comment.

Good luck everyone!
Winner will be announced on Friday December 11th.

*The winner will have 73 hours to make contact,
after that a new winner will be chosen.*


  1. Me please! (pepperoni__pizza@hotmail.com)
    And one for Mrs. Schurmann :)

  2. Oh there are some fantastic things on this list! I would love to try that coconut and oat bath milk, it sounds Devine! Katielee.Frey@gmail.com and I'd love to win one for my friend Naomi!

  3. Wow! Loving this list! So many great products. So neat to know about the companies as well. I've been wanting to try Bebe de Luxe for awhile now and know my sister in law @cmcnaull would too.

  4. I would love this for myself and one for my SIL. nlege051 at hotmail.com

  5. Oh such wonderful ideas. Love that milk bath! And one for my daughter April and her new baby Joel! Aprilmsinclair@gmail.com


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