Monday, October 24, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

Looking for a gift for a baby or toddler for Christmas? Wondering what to buy this year? We've found the ultimate in gifts when it comes to what to buy the little ones in your life this holiday season. Gifts like-

The Buddy Bib-

The Buddy Bib is a 3-in-1 sensory teething toy and bib! It is a new and creative combination of a lovable plush sensory toy, a BPA and phthalate-free food-grade silicone teether and a soft, absorbent bib.  The plush sensory toy can be affixed anywhere, making baby’s teether or soother accessible while preventing it from being dropped or lost. Bold patterns, bright colors, and crinkle sounds provide added sensory stimulation while the soft, absorbent bib keeps baby’s skin and clothes dry.  When the Buddy Bib gets drool-filled or dirty, simply throw it in the washing machine for easy cleaning!  

·         Available in 3 characters/colors: Millie (Pink), Munch (Aqua), and Mookie (Yellow)
·         For ages 6 to 18 months
·         MSRP: $19.99

·         **Available online November 1st, 2016 via Malarkey Kids new website:

Your little one will love exploring seven fun activities and two electronic panels that introduce colours, numbers, animals and more. Turn the book page, twist the spinner and slide the animals to develop fine motor skills. The activity cube also develops hand-eye coordination with the shape sorter and colourful shape blocks.

Age recommendation: 9-36 months
MSRP: $39.99

Available at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Amazon and Mastermind Toys

Sweet Dreamz On The Go is the all-in-one baby soother to calm fussy and tired babies: a must-have for the modern, busy family. Each adorable character will feature eight soothing sounds and melodies, including a Mother’s heartbeat and a popular “shh” sound while their faces will light up with a soft, soothing amber glow. A built-in sensor works to reactivate the soothing sound whenever baby wakes. 

·        Best for infants
·        Plays four lullabies and four soothing sounds and melodies, including popular “shhhh” sound and Mother’s heartbeat
·        Character face lights up with a soft, calming amber glow
·        Sound sensor reactivates when baby wakes
·        Easily attached to strollers and car seats
·        Compact five-inch size
·        3 AAA batteries included 

Age recommendation: 0+
MSRP: $24.99

Available at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada

**Watch this spot for more great gift ideas coming soon!

Review: Panago Pizza PLUS a Giveaway ( Canada Only)

While visiting with family on our travels through Calgary, Alberta, we decided we`d have a pizza night for supper. Something we could order, #RandomActsOfPizza , pick up and go back to Erika and Jon`s with. Since neither of the 4 of us had eaten at a Panago Pizza before but heard of it, we made that our choice, from one of their many locations here in the city. Panago is a Canadian pizza delivery and takeout chain with over 190 locations across 7 provinces.

We ordered a couple of Caesar Salads, 2 medium pizzas, choosing the Italian Deli meat pizza and another meat favorite, the Bacon Cheeseburger, as well as tried their Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookie, ( which is huge BTW and can easier feed 4) and a 2 litre pop. ( Approx value $60)

Ordering was easy too. We went online to their Panago Pizza website and ordered by phone calling a simple number that has friendly staff taking your order for the pick up location you need.

Picked up the order in 15 minutes and we were on our way.

This seasons newest Panago Creations include:

1) Chicken Souvlaki Pizza – Limited time only pizza with fresh passata tomato sauce, souvlaki grilled chicken, red onions, green peppers, Kalamata Olives, tomatoes, mozza + feta.

2) Mediterranean Wings – Limited time only. Our newest wing flavour creation is the perfect trip to the Mediterranean for your tastebuds with the perfect blend of oregano, garlic and a hint of lemon.  

Panago Pizza has fresh and nutritious food. They are all about authentic, chef-inspired cuisine that goes back to the simple basics of what food was meant to be. They create the finest flavours and source the highest-quality ingredients. Panago stands behind every one of their hand-crafted recipes as well.  Plus no added MSG, no artificial flavours, or nasty colours! It’s as simple as that. 

We loved everything and all had seconds! 

Panago Pizza would love to giveaway to one of our lucky readers a full meal deal to include: 2 med pizzas, 2 salads, a 2L pop + cookie.

To Enter:
Tell us if you have ever eaten at Panago Pizza
(Please be sure to leave your contact info in case you win- as we`ll need to contact you).

Bonus  Entries:
-Share giveaway on Twitter using #RandomActsOfPizza ( only one Tweet allowed for duration of contest)
-Grab our button ( on main page for your site)
-Share this giveaway on YOUR Facebook page

A random draw will be held by November 6, 2016 from all entries received.One entry per household allowed. Canada only

Good luck to all!