With the holidays quickly canada goose outlet factory approaching I have been thinking a lot about giving and more specifically, what to give each special person in my life.  With a large family, and children of all ages, it is so important to plan ahead.  For me, planning ahead means that I have everything done by December 20th…but I completely admire those people that have their holiday shopping done in September.  I have never been that organized and find that I need the cooler weather and the holiday jingles to get me in the mood to shop.  To give you some ideas, I have separated out my giving by canada goose outlet toronto factory ages…hope it help inspires you to find that perfect something for the ones you love in your life!

What to give…


Parents who are expecting:

1.  Start an RESP and put a bit of money into it each year…having a daughter ready to go off to University next year, I can tell you that this would have been the best gift she ever could have received.

2.  The Candide 3-in-1 Multi Relax Pillow (available at Sears) is fabulous.  I remember using a much scaled-downed version with my kids.  It is one of those items that I took with wherever I went!

Kids 3 +:

The PetSac is so adorable and great for sleepovers at grandmas.  www.PetSac.com.  These are too cute not to buy.  If you are planning a trip soon, you could fill this backpack with special age-appropriate toys and games and maybe a new pair of JP’s.


School age kids:

Where was this when my kids were younger?   Want to make a “to do” list?  Draw pictures?  Develop ideas for stories?  Now you can write on your refrigerator, desk, table or wall.   Think Board lets kids and parents write about anything on a clear, reusable, removable vinyl adhesive film that they can use on any smooth surface.  And it’s erasable.  The Think Board sparks kids’ creativity, stimulates thinking, and facilitates problem solving.  It also gives you an easy way to make a list or a schedule.  Unlike stationary and heavy white boards, Think Boards can be used anywhere, with no nails or drilling.

Families with kids of all ages:

Here is a super unique gift to give this season.  This is sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike.  The RbBandz is a headband with a gel pack insert.  Great to relieve bumps and bruises, headaches, fevers and migraines.  Every family should have one or two of these on hand.  Keep the gel packs in the freezer so they are ready when you need them!  Email me at info@parentguide.ca for SPECIAL Parent Guide pricing.  Now just $10.00 + $4.00 shipping to anywhere in Canada.  Choose from a number of designs.  Kids LOVE these and so will you!

Do you have unique gift giving ideas?  Comment below to share with us.

Until next time 🙂



Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc. My business story started a way back in 2001... …after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions. The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources. The Parentguide.ca website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me. I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do! I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!! Jennifer -  Mom and Publisher

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