Prove that parents don’t have to sacrifice style for the wee ones in their lives with gifts that are equal parts awesome (for the kids) and artistic (for the adults). Gift Guide written by Mia Shulman.
For the budding architect (who hasn't yet hit grade school), a balancing toy that could easily pass as modern art on a parent's coffee table. Tobbles Neo Balancing and Stacking Toy, $30. Available at Mastermind Toys.
For the child who has all the classics, these shelves will keep favourites close at hand and displays beautiful book covers as art. Book Bound, $59-$119. Available at Jennifer Delonge.
A house full of kids can feel like a circus, why not decorate it like one? This pop-up tent is a great play space and seconds as storage for toys. Cirkustalt Children's Tent, $20. Available at IKEA.
Inspire a child’s sense of community with a colourful print of their home turf! Watercolour of Toronto by Stamen Design, $60 and up. Available at 20x200.
For busy hands, every colour of the rainbow is within reach with an over-the-shoulder belt for storing crayons. Banksy better watch his back. Crayon Ammo Belt, $24. Available at Etsy.
It may not sound like music to your ears when they start strumming, but this spotted guitar will look as cute as can be hanging on a wall in a playroom. Janod Confetti Guitar, $35. Available at Mastermind Toys.
There's nothing cuter than kids in matching jammies during the holidays. Shop this Canadian favourite for amazing prints. Hatley Moose Pajama Set, $33. Available at Hatley.
Decorative pillows that kids will love (and parents will appreciate too!). Lion Needlepoint Pillow, $98. Available at Jonathan Adler.
This New York Times Bestseller will have every tween enthralled through their holiday break, so Mom and Dad might actually get a little peace and quiet in the house. Wonder by R.J. Palacio, $18. Available at Chapters Indigo.
Like something out of Harry Potter, the animals in this picture actually come to life and move through the woods! Woodlands Moving Picture, $60. Available at Kikkerland.