Cool Stuff March 2018

By Christine Davis

3D Wooden Puzzles
These puzzles by Kikkerlandare are a challenging and creative way to pass some time over March Break. Made of balsawood, sand paper is included for a perfect fit. Available at Midoco Art & Office Supplies, Ziggy’s At Home and Lulu & Lavigne. $12 each



Florsheim Kids Jasper Venetian, Jr. shoe
The classic styling of this boys’ shoe is perfect for Easter’s special occasions. Featuring upper leather and breathable, moisture wicking lining, the shoe is also comfortable with a full cushioned insole and flexible rubber sole. Available at $70


Merino Ridge baselayers
The right layering system is key when keeping kids comfortable during cold weather activity and this line’s merino wood fibres trap moisture and move it away from the skin, to prevent clamminess. In cold weather, wet clothes may lead to hypothermia, making Merino’s natural wicking properties and ability to insulate invaluable. Alternatively, when the sun is out, Ridge baselayers provide natural sun protection of 50+ UPF. Available at Crew $49.95; Bottoms $49.95


Giggly Goggles
Get ready for that March Break vacation with these practical and fun swim goggles. Available in assorted styles for kids and teens, these goggles are easy for everyone to put on themselves, won’t hurt the bridge of your nose or pull your hair. Personalize them with your name or initials and they won’t get lost. Available at $25 US

Platö stackable containers
Enjoy snacks on the go when you’re travelling for March Break and Easter this year with these stackable containers. Made of durable, stain-resistant and anti-bacterial silicone they’re easy to clean and keep snacks contained. Available at BB Buggy and $12.30


Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker
Get into the spirit of Easter with this toy from Jakks Pacific that lets you make your own chocolate surprise gifts. Easy to use, it’s fun for the whole family and kids will love making, eating and gifting the chocolate eggs. Available at Toys R Us. $29.99



Hydro Flask 12 oz Wide Mouth Kids
Perfect for school, activities and travel, this new bottle from Hydro Flask is small enough to fit comfortably in kids’ hands. It features all the great technology that’s made Hydro Flask bottles so popular and a leak-resistant, easy to drink straw lid. Available in assorted colours at Sport Chek and MEC. $35.95



Süni Anti-UV Sun & Play Tent
Heading to the beach this March Break? This anti-UV sun and play tent is the perfect place for babies and children to lounge, nap and play. It protects from UVA and UVB rays, sand and wind. Available at BB Buggy and $61.55


Grade School UA HOVR Phantom
There’s a new running shoe in town and it’s a game changer, offering the perfect combination of cushioning, energy return and longevity thanks to the lightweight, flexible design. Available for boys and girls. Available at $120


Hoppy Easter digital decoration
Celebrate Easter and spring with the coolest decorations around. Digital decorations by AtmosFX brings a rabbit named Hoppy into your home with cheerful scenes of him planting flowers, decorating eggs and slight-of-hand illusions. Designed for display on televisions, computer monitors, windows, and walls, it’s fully loopable and optimized in 1080p for both vertical and horizontal display. Available at $19.99 US

Rain coats
Spring showers are on the way. Be ready for them with these adorable rain coats in boys and girls styles in infant and children’s sizes. Available at Walmart. Infant $15.97; children’s $22.97



Guinness World Records Science & Stuff
Spend some time this March Break learning about the grossest, smelliest, weirdest and noisiest things on earth with this new book. It includes an intro by Science Bob as well as some experiments you can do at home with things you already have around the house. Available wherever books are sold. $18.99



Sölar Baby & Toddler Sunglasses
Keep your baby and toddlers’ precious eyes protected from harmful UV rays with these adorable sunglasses. Ultra-resistant, they feature a flexible frame for little one’s comfort. Available at BB Buggy and $24.61



Hexbug Nitro Circus Giganta Ramp
Create astonishing tricks in the blink of an eye this March Break with this interactive playset. Pull the ripcord and launch the stuntman down a harrowing incline and watch augmented reality elements come to life in real-time using the Nitro Circus App. Available at, mass and specialty retailers. $64.99


Watkins Food Coloring
When it comes time for the annual tradition of dying Easter eggs you’ll want to do it with food colouring that’s free from artificial colours. Watkins’ is derived from pure vegetable juices and spices for four vibrant shades of red, yellow, blue and green. It’s also gluten-free. Available at Canadian Tire, Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart. $8.99


Live Clean Baby Colloidal Oatmeal Eczema Cream, Shampoo & Wash
This special multi-oat complex of oats will help temporarily relieve minor skin irritation and itching due to rashes and eczema, while Aloe vera and chamomile help moisturize poor baby’s skin. Available at Loblaws, Walmart and $6.99 each



Magic Jigsaw Puzzles
Bring your favourite puzzles with you anywhere you go with this mobile game. The newest puzzles from ZiMAD feature content from some of the Cartoon Network’s top programs. Perfect for that March Break road trip. Available the App Store. Various prices


Chicks with Wigs
This adorably quirky new collectible toy from Jakks Pacific features 24 unique chicks to collect, each with their own stylish hair-do to match their colourful personality. Available at Walmart. $4.97




This new collection of slow-rise squishies in  fun new styles offers hours of fun squishable fun for kids. Available at Toys R Us. $7.99