Gifts in Need for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and Xmas Wish Breakfast

As the days count down, you’re probably aware that the 25th annual Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast is taking place on Thursday December 13 from 6-9 at the Hotel. (For more info visit our Xmas Wish Announcement post).

2011 Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast

Each year the Hotel receives thousands of toys that are donated to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. The gift most commonly given are stuffed animals for kids – however teenagers are in the most need of toys during the Holidays season. While the Xmas Bureau appreciates ALL gifts given, they request that donors offer toys for older kids and teenagers……and even put together a wish list for Santa!

Here are the top Christmas wishes from the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau:

Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Outdoor toys (tricycle, kick scooter, balance bike)
Building blocks (megablocks, wooden blocks)
Play doh
Musical toys (xylophone, maracas, drums)
Educational toys (shape sorting cube, abacus, Octotunes)
Games (Hungry Hungry Hippos, Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game)
Crayons, paints and easels
Leapster Explorer Camera
Toy cars and train sets
Dinosaur figures

Elementary School Kids, Tweens & Teens

Building toys (Lego, Duplo)
Outdoor goys (skateboard, kick scooter, bike, soccer ball, basketball, sled)
Games & brain twisters (Pokemon cards, Perplexus, Quirkle, Monopoly, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Cranium Family Edition)
Art sets (pencil crayons, pastels)
Tea and coffee travel mug
Popcorn popper
Air hockey
Tickets to concerts and sports events
Gift card (coffee, mall, store)