The Babylish Gift Guide

Babylish Gift Guide YAY my favorite time of year … I can actually go shopping and not get in trouble for it … although it can get quite overwhelming and stressful … what to get for whom, the lineups in stores are out the door and stock is sold out … that is just the short list. I can’t make the line-ups go away (SHOP ONLINE), but what I can do is show you the hot items for 2013 to help with your gift giving .. so here it is:

1. Showcam from Playskool

Showcam from Playskool

Could I be more inlove with the Showcam 2-in-1 camera! If your child is anything like mine, he loves to take my camera (or iPhone) and take pictures and then go through them all. There are so many fun features about this camera: the kids can take pictures, see the digital picture on the back screen and then illuminate it on the wall (best done in a dark area). They can also add cute animations to the pictures they are taking. Lastly, this camera has already had two pretty big drops and it still is in one piece and works like new.

Where to Buy: Toys R Us
Price: $55


2. Mooshka Doll – GIVEAWAY!!!


It’s toys like these that makes me wish I had a little girl to give this to!  These dolls were once paper dolls, until one day they joined hands and through the power of friendship became huggable girls! Girls best friend. There are so many features that make this a great gift: Every doll comes with a name, birthdate, a little finger puppet for little hands and a paper doll chain. You also have access to interactive e-books and apps. Most importantly, it is machine washable which we know is important with little one’s. Plus I love the box, use your imagination with it and make it her home instead of throwing it out.

Where to Buy: Toys R Us
Price: $14.99 (9.5″), $19.99 (13″)

Thanks to our friends at Toys “R” Us, they are giving away one Mooshka doll (Myra) to one of my lucky readers (open to Canadian residents only). Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


3. Wiggimals by Little Tikes


These cute little balls sing, wiggle and jiggle making little one’s laugh and encourages them to crawl. My younger guy is only 2 months and well clearly doesn’t know anything about toys (boy he is in for a real treat), but my 3 year old got a kick out of it. Pick your cute farm animal

Where to Buy: Toys R Us
Price: $16.99


4. Kobo Aura E-Reader 


You are always buying stuff for your kids, so what about yourself? If you like reading, treat yourself (or put it on your wish list) to the new Kobo Aura E-Reader. Measuring it at 6″ in size, this will go right into your purse (or diaper bag) and it is the lightest Kobo E-Reader considering our diaper bags and purses are always so heavy, what makes them so heavy is beyond me. Here are some other great features: The screen allows for reading in sunlight with it’s low glare, edge-to-edge screen. It carries up to 3,000 books with it’s 4GB memory or add an SD card and get up to 30,000 ebooks for the super readers out there. It has pinch and zoom technology just like our phones and has a great selection of kids books too! Best part .. you ready .. the battery lasts for over 2 months!!!!

Where to Buy: Future Shop, The Source, Indigo
Price: $149.99


5. Live Clean (Baby) Skincare Essentials Gift Set

Live Clean Skincare Essentials Gift Pack

I am a huge fan of the Live Clean Baby Skincare Line so yes I would be the perfect candidate to receive this as a gift for the holidays considering I go through it so quickly with two kids both using it. As well, it makes a nice gift for friends who are having babies over the holidays.

Where to Buy: Target stores across Canada
Price: $22.99


6. Disney’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol – 30th Anniversary Edition – GIVEAWAY!!!!

Mickey's Christmas Carol

 An old time classic (Blu-Ray combo pack) fully restored and is great way to get ready for the holidays. Make it a tradition to watch annually with the whole family. Synopsis: Scrooge McDuck is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some wise ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) and a bunch of newfound friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. There are bonus features!

Where to Buy: HMV
Price: $24.99

Thanks to our friends at Disney, they are giving away one copy of Mickey’s Christmas Carol DVD to one of my lucky readers (open to Canadian residents only). Here’s how to enter

a Rafflecopter giveaway


7. Timex Weekender Central Park Watch – GIVEAWAY!!!!


Timex Watch

Mixing college prep style with tried & true colours, TIMEX Weekender watches are a must-have for all seasons. With their comfortable slip-through nylon straps, Indigo night light (great for night time feeds LOL) and 24-hour time feature, these watches are tailored for any occasion. The watch comes in great colours: Blue strap with burgundy and gold stripe Kelly green strap with navy stripe White strap with navy stripe Neon green strap Burgundy strap Beige strap with black stripe Red,white and navy stripe strap

Where to Buy:
Price: $60

Thanks to our friends at Timex, they are giving away one their Timex Weekender Central Park watch (same as in picture) to one of my lucky readers. Open to Canadian residents only. Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


8. Angry Birds GO Telepods – Pig Rock Raceway by Hasbro

Angry Birds Go Telepods Raceway

Angry birds are one of the big toys for this holiday and we had the chance to test out the Go Telepods Pig Rock Raceway. Although my son is younger than the recommended age, he had the best time playing with this toy (we are kind of Angry Bird obsessed). It was easy to put together (a huge bonus for us parents) and he spent a full hour going back and forth making the pigs fly by launching the karts into the road blocks. Take the game to a whole other level by downloading the app and then put the Telepods base and your kart on your device. Scan your karts into the app and you can choose which one to race when you play the Angry Birds Go app.

Where to Buy: Toys R Us
Price: $39.99


9. Potty Time Elmo by Playskool

Potty Time Elmo

This is a must have for those that are thinking about potty training or are in the middle of potty training. Of course they love the idea that it is Elmo, but he teaches you how to go to the potty. Give him a bottle and he gulps it down and then tells you a few times that he needs to go to the potty. If you don’t get to the potty in time, he has an “accident” and no he doesn’t get wet (though that would be pretty funny) or if you get him to the potty on time he sings songs (he also has an “accident” song). A sticker board and stickers come with the toy and when your little one gets him to the potty in time you can give him/her a sticker OR even better, if your little one goes potty give him/her a sticker. My son loves him so much he took him and his bottle to bed with him tonight.

Where to Buy: Toys R Us
Price: $44.99


10. Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One Printer 

Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One® Printer

I have gone through so many printers in the last few years because I always go for whats cheap and not for what is quality and has great features. I was recently sent the Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One Printer to try out and I have to say, it is awesome! Obviously, it is a brand name you can trust, you can print pictures direct from your smartphone or tablet using the Epson app, the photo printing quality is great and there are no crazy wires as this printer uses WiFi. The printer also has your standard copying and scanning capabilities.

Where to Buy: Epson website, Best Buy or where ever Epson products are sold
Price: $229.99


11. Epson LabelWorks LW-300/LW-400 Label Printer

Epson Label Maker

Remember the old label makers with the white tape and CAP font? I remember that I used to secretly play with my moms when I was a kid because I thought it was so much fun that I could make my own stickers hahah). Well label makers have come a long way, thanks to Epson. Features; you can choose from dozens of tapes, a huge range of fonts, framing features and decorative symbols to neatly label almost anything. You can use metallic tape to label electrical cords for Christmas lights or glow-in-the dark labels for gadgets and gifts. Even better, now you can make your own ribbon and add it to gifts. Up to 30 names or patterns can be saved in the device’s memory to make your ribbon-making exercise simple and efficient. 

Where to Buy: Epson website, or where ever Epson products are sold
Price: LW-300 $39.99, LW-400 $49.99

Ok now time to shop!!! Happy holidays

Disclaimer: I was sent these products for review and was not paid by any of the companies. The views are my own.


  1. LOVE that the dolls are washable!

  2. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    My favorite feature of the Mooshka Doll is that they are machine washable!

  3. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Favorite Disney Character is Winnie the Pooh

  4. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    My favorite feature of the Timex watch is the comfortable slip-through nylon straps!

  5. I love that the mooshka doll packaging can be used as a pretend house!

  6. That doll is amazing!!!?

  7. Love that the dolls are soft and washable

  8. My sons favourite character is Mickey Mouse. He’s recently discovered the Mickey Mouse club cartoon and loves it.

  9. Michelle B says:

    I love that the doll comes with a finger puppet!

  10. Michelle B says:

    My daughter loves Minnie Mouse!

  11. Michelle B says:

    The Indigo night light is my favorite feature!

  12. My favourite feature is that they are machine washable, I also think it is neat that they come with a back story

  13. I like that the Timex Weekender has an indigo night light

  14. My kids would love the chain and I like that the dolls are washable.

    Thanks for posting your giveaway to my weekly giveaway linky (

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  15. Angela Mitchell says:

    Great suggestions! The feature I like best about the Mooshka doll is that there is interactive play online. My daughter is really into that right now with other toys.

  16. Angela Mitchell says:

    My daughter likes MInnie Mouse the best by far.

  17. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like the casual look of the Timex watch. I’m not a big fan of fancy watches.

  18. Love that there are apps to make them interactive.

  19. T LOVESSSSS mickey!

  20. I love that the Mooshka Doll is machine washable.

  21. My grand-daughter loves Minnie Mouse the best.

  22. I love the simple, retro-style of the Timex watch

  23. Beth Gallinger says:

    I like that the Mooshka doll comes with a finger puppet.

  24. Beth Gallinger says:

    I like the nightlight on the Timex watch.

  25. I love that the Mooshka dolls are multicultural!

  26. My daughter’s favourite character is minnie mouse!

  27. I love the simplicity of this watch! I think I’d have to keep it for myself if I win!

  28. Tara Jensen says:

    i definitely like that the doll is interactive online

  29. Tara Jensen says:

    alivia’s favorite mickey character is ZAISY! (Daisy)

  30. Tara Jensen says:

    i like the indigo nightlight on the watch the best!

  31. I love the colour of the watch!

  32. I love how the mooshka dolls are machine washable! and that they come with a mini finger puppet, great for imaginative play! love it!

  33. Minnie Mouse is an instant hit with my dgtr while my son is in love with Mickey, a perfect pair 😉

  34. I love how the timex watch is sleek & easy to read the time, nice clear face on the watch, love it!

  35. I love that the dolls are machine washable, it just makes life easier.

  36. The fact that it’s machine washable is fantastic!

  37. I like the hair.

  38. kellie oke says:

    i love that the doll is machine washable. my favorite disney character is pocahontas, and i love how the watch has an indigo night light.

  39. I love that the watch is easy to read and it has nylon straps

  40. My daughters favorite DIsney character is Mickey

  41. I love that the Mooshka Doll is machine washable

  42. I like the night light feature on this watch.

  43. I like that it is a casual looking watch!

  44. I love that the doll is machine washable!

  45. I love that the watch is stylish and affordable

  46. natasha severson says:

    i love the fact that theres a finger puppet! my little one will love it!

  47. natasha severson says:

    favorite character is tinkerbell

  48. natasha severson says:

    i love how clean the watch looks.. it looks comfy

  49. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My favorite feature of the Mooshka doll is that its machine washable, so when they take it everywhere and outside you can just throw it in the wash unlike other dolls.

  50. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My child’s favorite Disney character is Minnie Mouse.

  51. I love that the MOoshka dolls connect together.

  52. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I love that the doll is washable

  53. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    fav disney character is Cinderella

  54. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I love that it is a timex – good quality

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