Staff Picks: Aloma’s Top 5 Gifts for the Holidays

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Let us inspire you! In this ongoing series, our Hobby and Toy Central experts pick their favourite products.

By Aloma, Hobby and Toy Central, Appleby Line, Burlington 


1. Bruder: Jeep and Horse trailer (horse included)

Bruder Jeep Wrangler & Horse Trailer With Horse play set

A sturdy, durable ensemble for that special boy or girl — an endless source of fun, active, hands-on play that will grow with his or her imagination.


2. Fashion Angels: Interior Design Sketch pad

Fashion Angels Interior Design Sketch Portfolio

Use your imagination and design your own room. The stencils will help furnish your room just the way you want it using one of 4 layouts, choose your favourite objects from the stickers included or add your own drawings. Have fun, try different styles and build a portfolio of designs!


3. Wild Science Future Farm Sustainable Systems

Wild Science Eco System Future Farm set


Budding scientists, farmers, ecologists and nature lovers will love this. Experiment to your heart’s content with this no-dirt (hydroponic) growing kit. Have fun using your imagination to plan a garden, invent liquid nutrients, distil water, recycle biomaterials, explore tissue culture; all while honing your science skills.


4. Bepuzzled Classics: Mystery Puzzles

Bepuzzled Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle "Grounds For Murder" 1000Pc

Calling all mystery lovers who puzzle, and all puzzlers who are looking for a challenge! Read the story, complete the puzzle — without a picture to guide you — and solve the mystery. Perfect for keeping cozy on cold, winter evenings.


5. Deluxe Pottery Wheel

Alex Deluxe Pottery Wheel

Start your own ceramics collection with this electric, pedal operated potter’s wheel. Use the air dry clay, carving tools, paint, brushes, mosaics and glue to give flight to your imagination by creating beautiful pots and ornaments.


Bonus Pick: Scalextric App Race Control

Scalextric App Race Control

The REAL alternative to electronic games. Create your own race, post your race results and compare with your friends. Set the trend with this new set from Scalextric that lets you exercise your racing prowess in the real world, while allowing you to share your results electronically. Combining the best of both virtual and real worlds,  the App comes complete with cars and track controls — just download the app and you are ready to race!


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