Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids and Pets

Shop for a Calgary-themed music box, a softshell ice cream ball or a doggie bandana.

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The Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids

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The Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids by local chef and artist Pierre Lamielle is a great way to educate, entertain and nourish your budding young chefs at home. $29.

Available through


Softshell Ice Cream Ball

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UCO wants you to play with your food with its Softshell Ice Cream Ball. Add the ingredients, shake and roll the ball for 20 minutes and voila, you have a pint of ice cream! $39 at MEC.

830 10 Ave. S.W., 403-269-2420; and 710, 19587 Seton Cres. S.E., 403-523-7258;


Play & Go Playmat

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The Play & Go playmat has a drawstring that turns the mat into a storage bag — a gift for kids that’s a gift for their parents, too. $55 at Simons.

The Core, 403-697-1840,


Plus Plus Interlocking Shapes

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Each tube of Plus Plus interlocking shapes contains instructions for one form, but the only real limit on what you can make is your own imagination and patience. $10, at Discovery Hut.

CF Chinook Centre, 403-301-4180,


Calgary Alberta Music Box

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The Calgary Alberta Music Box has a tiny transit bus that moves around the edge and plays “O’Canada.” $82, at Papyrus.

Multiple locations,


Baby Color crayons

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Baby Color crayons are just the right size and shape for tiny hands. $25 for 12 (also in packages of six for $15), at Nanao Kimono.

Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Ave. S.E.; and Kensington Artisan Market, 225 10 St. N.W.;


Doggie Bandanas

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Made locally by store co-owner Corey White, these doggie bandanas are soft, durable and have a convenient snap closure. $24 to $34 at Doodle Dogs.

3B Parkdale Cres. N.W., 587-349-3647; and 841 1 Ave. N.E., 403-452-2134;


Collar Flowers

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The perfect gift for a stylish furry friend (or their human companion), these Collar Flowers are made in Canada. $18, at The New Forest.

1120 Kensington Rd. N.W., 825-205-8008,

This article appears in the December 2019 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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