Need holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered!
It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost here! We have holiday gift-giving suggestions for everyone on your list. We’ve rounded up our favourite things from businesses that are committed to ensuring our families have access to the best healthy, active, and eco-friendly products, services & experiences! Our Holiday Gift Guide is out early to give you lots of time for planning & shopping ahead. And we know everyone could use some extra holiday cheer this year, so we’re counting down the days until our annual Holiday Facebook Party on Nov 17th!
At this year’s Holiday Facebook Party for Canadian residents, we’re giving away over $2,500 in prizes from the businesses featured in this gift guide, including a Nintendo Switch and a Paw Patrol weighted blanket from Hush, plus plant-based stocking stuffer ideas & tickets to Metro Vancouver holiday attractions for the whole family! To RSVP, just visit our HOLIDAY FACEBOOK PARTY event page and click “GOING”. Then join us online on that Facebook Event page on November 17th at 8 pm PST for your chance to win over $2,500 in prizes!
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS
Your child can now fall asleep faster & stay asleep longer, feeling comforted by their favorite furry friends! The beauty of Hush blankets for kids is that they help soothe children with sleep anxiety or nightmares. Like a loving hug, Hush’s even weight distribution technology ensures that the weight stays even no matter how much your child moves throughout the night. Hush Paw Patrol Weighted Blankets come in two unique designs – Chase & Skye. Each blanket weighs 5 lbs, which is perfect for children that weigh 30-80 lbs. And the cover is easily removable to wash and fastens with an inner zipper!
Maplelea® is distinctly Canadian, featuring gorgeous 18-inch dolls with story journals, outfits, and accessories that celebrate our country’s spirit and identity! Maplelea was developed to enlighten and entertain children. Their mission is to provide age-appropriate dolls and activity products that promote creative play and active lifestyles while fostering a love and interest in Canadian culture, heritage & geography. Their Maplelea&ME! dolls allow kids to choose from a variety of different hair, eye, and skin-tone combinations, create their own stories, and personalize with accessories!
Kids love these unique puzzles depicting beautiful Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia! Created from original artwork, look for Vancouver and Whistler’s wonderful landmarks and sights that make both places an adventure to explore and enjoy, like favourite ski runs, the Peak to Peak Gondola, BC Place, and Science World. And then you can make mealtime fun with the matching Vancouver and Whistler placements from Butzi Kids – there’s always something to discover and talk about. Perfect for local kids and visitors alike!
Kids of all ages love the extensive line of gorgeous Folkmanis puppets & finger puppets available at BC Playthings. Whether your little one is into lions, bears, bunnies, squirrels, puppies, frogs, turtles, sea creatures…you name it, and BC Playthings likely has it in puppet form! BC Playthings knows how to help you find just the right gift for any child on your list. Their unique, family-owned toy store in North Vancouver is the best local place to find creative & multi-use toys for kids, with shipping now available across Canada.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR ADULTS
Give a busy family member or friend the gift of delicious healthy meals with a gift certificate for Well Fed! This boutique food studio in North Vancouver offers frozen meals to go, an elementary school lunch program, fundraising opportunities, and kids cooking camps. Their monthly menu has new seasonal features as well as favourites that are available all the time – delivered right to doorsteps in Vancouver, Burnaby, and across the North Shore!
Relax in style with the new Hush Weighted Robe! Perfect for after a shower, watching TV with the family, or sitting with a warm tea and a good book. Using Hush Weighted Technology, this unisex robe adds a gentle 3lbs removable weight around your neck for an incredibly calming feeling. You’ll immediately feel the soothing, peaceful sensation that Hush brings while being able to move around the house & experience it anywhere!
Not only do these Salt Lamps from Ecoideas add a warm calming glow to any space, many believe that they can boost mood, improve sleep, ease allergies, help people with asthma breathe better, and clean the air, among other benefits. Ecoideas salt lamps are made with salt ethically collected from the Himalayan Mountains (North Pakistan), where salt deposits formed millions of years ago during the compression of the ancient seas. We love that Ecoideas is a Canadian company committed to providing innovative ideas for healthy living!
Facebook Party Prize: Your choice of Salt Lamp from Ecoideas! ($67 value)
We love getting yummy treats as gifts, especially if it’s something chocolatey that we have never tried before! Ecoideas Organic Chocolate Nut Spreads are unbelievably delicious alternatives to ‘junky’ chocolate spreads – without compromising on taste! They start with premium quality organic plant-based ingredients and use traditional cooking techniques to make them delicious. There is a vegan chocolate spread for everyone – from dark or classic, to praline and even white chocolate. We doubt these will make it past Christmas morning!
Facebook Party Prize: Assortment of Vegan Chocolate Nut Spreads! ($85 value)
Hand-made in small batches using sustainably sourced 22-Momme 100% Pure Mulberry Silk, Hush pillow cases are designed to stay cool, protect your hair, and leave your skin feeling soft and beautiful in the morning. Hush Silk also naturally leaves moisture in your skin and hair. We love that unlike cotton blend pillowcases or synthetic bamboo, Hush Silk will stay cool and clean 2 times longer. When you grab these as gifts this holiday season, be sure to order an extra one for yourself!
Facebook Party Prize: Hush Silk Pillow Case ($149 value)
Like a much-needed hug, the Hush Classic Weighted Blanket helps turn stress and anxiety into 100% CALM. You’ll love this science-backed, stress-reducing (lowering cortisol), happiness-inducing (upping serotonin) and sleep-initiating (hello, melatonin) weighted blanket! It’s great for insomniacs with racing minds, sleepers who toss & turn, and those with stressful days or anxiety. And if you’re not feeling the calm after 100 nights, return it for a FULL refund.
Facebook Party Prize: Classic Weighted Blanket from Hush ($269 value)
Wondering what to do with the kids in Metro Vancouver this weekend, or what to make for dinner? You can find it at HealthyFamilyLiving.com! From the Sunshine Coast to the Fraser Valley, we’re the best online resource for busy parents looking for practical tips for healthy, active, sustainable living. For the latest on family events, outdoor adventures, birthday parties, camps & classes and kid-approved recipes, follow us on Facebook and sign-up for our parent-approved e-newsletter!