There’s never a bad time to treat your kids, but the holidays are definitely up there when it comes to splurge-worthy occasions. Here, we’ve rounded up the most exciting and adorable toys, books and crafts to share with the children in your life this holiday season, guaranteed to delight budding chefs, fearless explorers and beyond.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Price: $260


If there’s one thing that’s a surefire hit with kids (no matter what decade it is), it’s a Nintendo console. Make their holiday one to remember with the brand’s handheld Switch Lite, which is great for on-the-go gaming and comes in fun colours like pink, turquoise and blue.

Play Tent, 3 Sprouts

Price: $45


Yes, building a fort is fun, but having a castle tent takes it to a whole new level. This budget-friendly tent is made with recycled fabrics and is available in five colours to match their play space.

Rosa Parks, by Lisbeth Kaiser

Price: $17


Help them learn about the life of Rosa Parks with this brilliantly illustrated book, which is part of author Lisbeth Kaiser’s Little People, BIG DREAMS series that spotlights revolutionary figures. A portion of proceeds from this book goes towards children in high-needs communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Photo and Video Camera, Kidywolf

Price: $103


Have a little one in your life that’s hooked on your camera phone? Give them the chance to snap their own pics with this photo-video camera hybrid that’s designed for children’s hands.

Banjo, Liewood

Price: $79


Mini musicians will love this tiny wooden banjo, which is suitable for tots one year and up. Choose from sand, red, blue or green.

Hair Clips, Super Smalls

Price: $41 (set of 3)


How lovely are these sparkly floral hair clips? They make great stocking stuffers and look great year-round.

Hat, Caribou

Price: $43


Keep them warm and snug with this cozy Caribou beanie hat. It’s knitted in Quebec and made from 100% merino wool, so you know the quality is excellent.

Elephant Doll, Petits Genoux

Price: $63


This friendly stuffed elephant is handmade in Toronto with 100% organic linen. It’s filled with pre-washed fabric scraps, features cotton thread embroidery, and is very, very sweet.

Skate, Bobby Small

Price: $232


Get them moving with this sturdy wooden skateboard decorated with colourful paint splatters. It’s designed in Australia and made with Canadian maple.

Happy Planets Print, Opposite Wall

Price: From $8


Who says celestial art has to be as dark as the night sky? Brighten up their room with this planetary poster that’s educational and fun to look at.

Chef Coat and Hat, Crate&Kids

Price: $44


Any child interested in cooking or baking will be over the moon with this fun chef’s costume. They can wear it for pretend play or when mixing up some fun in the kitchen—your choice!

Play Kitchen, Midmini

Price: $680


This grown up-looking wooden play kitchen set up is sure to spark their imagination, and it’s available in so many dreamy colours.