For many of us, what we put on our skin during the summer months is as important as where we’re going on vacation. These local Vancouver shops carry sunscreens that not only protect your skin, but also will help you smell, feel and age well, among other benefits. [Photo credit: iStock.com/Alliance]
The first day of school, the last day of school – or that day the tooth fairy had to leave $20 because she didn't have change – there are a lot of big days in a child's year, but none are as big as their birthday. Say "Happy Birthday" to the boys and girls on your shopping list with the perfect present from one of these kid-approved Vancouver retailers. [Photo courtesy of dandelion KIDS]
Balloons, banners and bowls, oh my! When it comes to decorating your home for a special event or celebratory gathering, we’re of the opinion more is always better. From novelty napkins to personalized piñatas and everything in between, here are the best spots in Vancouver to pick up all your must-have party supplies.
Looking for stylish clothes and accessories that’ll have your little ones looking like they belong at the top of the class? Back-to-school shopping is a breeze at these locally owned kids’ boutiques in Vancouver, where parents can find everything from pint-sized designer duds to budget-friendly basics for growing boys and girls. [Photo credit: iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages]
When you’re trying to figure out what to wear for a theme party, there’s nothing better than finding a creative shop with an inspiring selection of dress-up gear. Whether you’re looking for a spooky, sexy or silly ensemble, these Vancouver costume stores can help you transform your look with out-of-the-ordinary apparel and accessories. [Photo credit: DragonImages]
Shopping for growing boys and girls can be a costly endeavour, especially if you’re buying new clothes and shoes every few months. Parenting blogger and yoyomama.ca founder Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit shares her insights on the city’s best consignment shops where thrifty parents can find gently used kids clothes, toys and books for less.
Big-box retailers might be convenient, but there’s something special about supporting Vancouver’s one-of-a-kind independent shops. Find unique toys, books, clothes and gifts for your favourite little ones at these locally owned kids boutiques recommended by parenting blogger and yoyomama.ca founder Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit.
It’s an old adage, but it’s true: kids grow up fast. Which means it’s rarely worth it to buy that gorgeous, brand-new sweater or pair of shoes, as they’ll outgrow it in three months. Thankfully, there are excellent used clothing stores in Vancouver, and because of that quick growth, items are in impeccable shape.
In our damp and dark climate on display many months of the year, it’s always handy to have a few indoor activities in your back pocket to get the kids out of the rain and into something fun — whether it’s active, educational or creative. Here are a few great places to take shelter and have fun.
Vancouver has no shortage of new humans coming into the world as, despite its high cost of living, the city continues to be a draw for young families. It also has parents-to-be covered when it comes to meeting their baby care needs. These eight stores for baby gear should help you prepare, even if you’re feeling far from prepared. [Image credit: iStock.com/skynesher]
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