Cool Stuff

By Christine Davis

Fraction pouch
Wear your heart on your pouch this Valentine’s Day and beyond with this versatile option from Parkland. It’s made of recycled water bottles, making it a socially responsible and cute option. Available at parklandmfg.ca. $17.99

Appaman Mod Suit
Thoughtfully tailored and modern, the Appaman Mod Suit’s slim cut is what you’d expect from men’s suiting but offers practical additions that keep little men in mind. Available in assorted colours and fabrics. Available at Appaman.com. From $150 US

Kandoo Flushable Wipes
There’s no time like the present to master toilet training and good hygine and these wipes can help. They’re sized to fit little hands, easy to dispense for kids and their parents, and they can clean a little better than toilet paper. Though they’re flush friendly and biodegradable many municipalities recommend not flushing anything but toilet paper. Available in assorted scents and package sizes. Available at Walmart, Sobeys and Loblaws. From $1.97

Sweet 16
This heart-shaped backpack from Parkland is the ideal Valentine’s Day accessory and will look cute and be useful for months to come. Available at parklandmfg.ca. $25

Reima Hoodie
This juniors’ hoodie is made of naturally pilling-resistant material so it wears and washes well. The smooth stretch brushed jersey is available in red and grey and offers 50+ UV protection. Available at reima.com. $70

Sweetums Valentine Giraffe
This Ty Valentine’s stuffed plush animal, available in eight-inch size, is a sweet way for little ones to know they’re loved. Available at Indigo. $12.95

Magic Sequin Reveal Pillow
You’ll flip over this pillow. Magic sequin reveal items are all the rage and this heart pillow version is perfect for Valentine’s Day and as year-round décor for bedrooms. Available at Indigo and indigo.ca. $24.99

Rubber Duck
He’s already stolen your heart, so this Valetine’s Day give the baby in your life this “hunky” duckie. He’ll offer hours of bath time fun. Available at Indigo. $12.95

Boogie Wipes
‘Tis the season for runny noses. Made with natural saline and aloe, these soothing wipes are perfect for tackling runny, stuffy noses at school, home and when travelling and help keep noses moisturized rather than dry and uncomfortable. Available in Fresh Scent, Great Grape Scent and Simply Unscented. Pack them in every bag. Available at Walmart, Loblaws and Amazon.ca.

Reima beanie Nordkapp
Kids are notorious for losing their accessories. If it’s time to do some replacing, this kids’ knit beanie is a great choice. It’s made of a wool-mix knit and is extremely warm thanks to the fleece lining. Available in assorted colours. Available at reima.com. $50