Sunday, November 18, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

createwithmom holiday gift guide
Although, we feel the year has come to an end very quickly we love the feeling of the holiday season! With the holidays around the corner, we always appreciate getting ideas on what we can buy or make for our friends and family! Apart from tangible gifts it is fun to give the people we care about the gift of memorable experiences they can enjoy during the holidays or throughout the year. 

Here are a few items we have put together that may help when you make your holiday list. 

Making Memories
Experiencing Cirque du Soleil Corteo when it arrives in your city! If you live in Toronto, enter the giveaway to win 4 tickets. 
createwithmom holiday gift guide

Pottery Painting at Crock a Doodle would be a fun hands-on experience for any age. No art skills needed to have fun and paint pottery themed items, more about this creative space and how it works on our post here.  
createwithmom holiday gift guide

Give the gift of outdoor adventure this holiday season. Ontario Parks gift certificates and annual passes which can be purchased at the Ontario Parks online store, or at any operating provincial park office. In celebration of Ontario Parks 125th anniversary, we can help fund five legacy projects aimed at improved accessibility, hiking trails, interpretive displays, and new recreational facilities. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the projects.
createwithmom holiday gift guide

Go tubing on the slopes of Chicopee Tube Park. This would be a fun experience for all ages. 
createwithmom holiday gift guide

Enjoy experiencing the Bingemans Gift of Lights with the entire family. It is the largest drive thru Holiday Light Display in Southwestern Ontario. Win an Ultimate Family Gift of Lights package giveaway ends on December 14th. 

Visit the Museum of Illusions close to the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto and enjoy the trickery of the brain and eyes. An experience suitable for people of all ages. Tickets to visit this attraction would make a memorable gift to give anyone on your list!   
createwithmom holiday gift guide
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Toys, games, hands-on kits, and books
Hasbro Beyblade Burst Evolution toys will be enjoyed by everyone over the age of eight. This fun game will be entertaining as the family comes together during the holidays. If you want to win one of these toys enter the giveaway by December 2nd.   
createwithmom holiday gift guide


Pressman toy and Goliath Games will bring everyone in the family together to cozy up and enjoy friendly competitive games all year long. These games would benefit in teaching children valuable cognitive and social skills. 


Craft Kits make wonderful gifts as they come with instructions and materials to get started right away. Everyone interested in getting creative will enjoy these kits. Check the variety of hands-on kits from needlework, painting to home decor.   

You can enter to win three Klutz kits of your choice on this giveaway, perfect way to learn new skills and keep children busy during the holidays.

Books that develops the love for flora and fauna or books that encourage us to learn about new food and incorporate for a healthy lifestyle. 

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DIY crafts 
Knit some fun and cozy slippers, the pattern can be changed according to the size you want.
createwithmom holiday gift guide
The pattern for this crotchet cozy blanket is easy to follow, change the colours and size and make it for a friend, a family member or for yourself.   
createwithmom holiday gift guide

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For the Kitchen and home
Hamilton Beach Panini Press and indoor grill will be useful when we make sandwiches, wraps, and want to use the grill indoors. 
createwithmom holiday gift guide
Check the post to see a delicious recipe to make homemade wraps that will impress your guests and everyone at home. 
createwithmom holiday gift guide

Baking with love

Flavourful decadent Chocolate Mousse that can be made ahead.
createwithmom holiday gift guide

This Dulce de leche cake you can make ahead of time, packed with flavour and not too sweet, a delicious dessert to serve after meals or serve at tea time. 
createwithmom holiday gift guide
We will be updating this post with more ideas, so keep checking it and sharing it with your friends and family. 
createwithmom holiday gift guide
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54 comments:

  1. I love giving and receiving experience type gifts.

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  2. Lots of great idea. I would really like Hamilton Beach Panini Press.
    Florence Cochrane

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  3. Love the Dulce de leche cake! Looks amazing! Also, the Beyblade set would be a hit with my boys.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this list.

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  5. Great list,I do love the slippers,they look s cozy for these cold winter months!

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  6. I love the experience type of gift, both to give and get.

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  7. Debbie White-BeattieNovember 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    I would love to see Cirque du Soleil

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  8. I would love to go to the Pottery Painting at Crock a Doodle with my boys.

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  9. Lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. so many wonderful ideas, totally packed

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  11. Painting at Crock a Doodle sure sounds like fun!

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  12. Love the idea for board games. Family game night is a must!

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  13. I love the Hamilton Beach Panini Press and indoor grill for my mother in law.

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  14. My mum was just telling me about the new museum....The Museum of Illusions, my kids would love to go to this one

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  15. Love the Holiday Season but wow the year went so fast can't believe we are headed for 2019

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  16. My boys and nephews would love the Beyblade Burst Evolution toys!

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  17. so many great things on the gift guide thanks :)

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  18. I do not know how to crotchet but that blanket looks super cozy!!

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  19. I would love to make some wraps with the Panini Press!

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  20. Hamilton Beach Panini Press and indoor grill is on my holiday list this year!

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  21. So many neat ideas thanks for sharing !

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  22. Chicopee Tube Park would be nice to visit this winter!

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  23. I'd love to bring my boys to the Cirque du Soleil Corteo show!

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  24. Definitely looking for experience type gifts for the kids this year and tubing seems like a great one

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  25. Totally thinking out of the box! Awesome ideas.

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  26. Making memories is the very best,you can always keep them close to your heart!

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  27. Chocolate mousse is one of our favourites!

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  28. My boys love having Beyblade battles

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  29. I'd love to bring my boys to the Pottery Painting at Crock a Doodle. That would be a nice activity to do over the Christmas holidays!

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  30. I think next year is going to be more experience based. We always add in some DIY gifts and decorations for the holidays!

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  31. Pretty sure my granddaughter would love the Crock a Doodle experience!

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  32. I love experiences as gifts! And I love those crochet items - reminds me of gifts I used to get from my aunt!

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  33. All my kids would definitely love to go to Crock-a-doodle

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  34. That Dulce de leche cake looks amazing!

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  35. I'd like to see Cirque du Soleil Corteo, perfect gift!

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  36. thank you for putting together this gift guide

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  37. That cake looks so yummy!

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  38. I would love to go on a date night with my hubby to Cirque du Soleil Corteo.

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  39. Love the list!! My grandson is Beyblade crazy!

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  40. i would love to see the Cirque du Soleil

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  41. These are all amazing ideas, thanks for the list!

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  42. lots of great ideas thanks for the awesome list and sharing

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  43. I really wanna go to that museum of illusion!

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  44. Hoping that the Cirque comes to my area someday!

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