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By Jenna Mohammed CLIF Peppermint Bark When you’re in a crunch for time, grabbing a CLIF bar is your best bet. They keep you full for hours and taste delicious too. The new, limited-edition flavor peppermint bark will provide you with a

By Jenna Mohammed Cutetitos Cutetitos are adorable collectible stuffed animals wrapped and hidden in burrito blankets. Twelve new characters have been added. Each Cutetito comes with its own burrito blanket, personality “Hot Spot” (mild, medium, hot or super spicy), and Pet Collector card

By Jenna Mohammed   Annabelle Enlighten Loose Finishing Powder Don’t struggle with your makeup sliding off before you’ve left the house. Applying a translucent setting powder should be a step in your beauty routine. It can help lock your makeup in place and

The Shortest Day By Susan Cooper, illustrator Carson Ellis Two award-winners have come together to create a seasonal treasure by presenting a poem that welcomes the winter solstice with illustrations that capture the magic of the returning light. From early hunter-gatherers

By Christine Davis Oxford Navy Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan This new addition to the Chalk Pain palette takes its name from Oxford University’s insignia. The deep inky blue is a great grounding colour in a playful palette or as part of

By Christine Davis   Bogs Kids Neo-Classic boot Built with a proprietary seamless construction process, this is the most durable kids boot on the market. Not only is it lighter than most boots it’s also 100 per cent waterproof, warm and features

By Christine Davis Black Fly Tequila Shaker Shots Shake up your shots with these Mexican-inspired tequila poppers that feature premium ingredients including Mexican tequila, real lemon and lime juices, soda and a hint of salt. Plus they come in a unique test

Some conditions and diseases can be hard for children to understand. The experts at Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital have put together a list of books to make talking about certain health topics a little easier. Here is a sample of their

By Christine Davis Heritage Visodate Tissot combines a nostalgic dial with a modern twist in this watch that will give mom an avant-garde style she can wear anywhere, any time. Available at $495 Best Mom Ever Box Tell mom how you really feel

By Jane Muller Let’s Play Hockey By Ginger Swift, illustrator Kathryn Selbert Board books and especially lift-a-flap board books are indispensable additions to the diaper bag where they are on hand to amuse a toddler when the need arises. This sweet little book

By Christine Davis Lip Scrub Gently exfoliate and condition your dry lips this winter with this Burt’s Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub featuring honey crystals. It will help create a smooth base for lipstick application and leave your lips kissably soft for your

By Christine Davis Fraction pouch Wear your heart on your pouch this Valentine’s Day and beyond with this versatile option from Parkland. It’s made of recycled water bottles, making it a socially responsible and cute option. Available at $17.99 Appaman Mod Suit Thoughtfully

By Christine Davis Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80 Lady Wonderfully luxurious, this Tissot watch is sure to be a special piece for Mom. Featuring a mother of pearl dial and automatic movement, it’s available with assorted straps and colours. Available at

By Christine Davis Boys buffalo check shirt Be back-to-school cool with this trendy shirt that will also help keep you warm as the temperature drops. Available at Walmart. 9.97. Foogo Stainless Steel Straw Bottle and Food Jar Keep drinks cold and food warm with this Thermos duo. Both are ideally