What are the best gifts for kids this holiday season? There are so many gift ideas for kids to choose from but I’m narrowing down the search for the best gifts for kids to help!

Here are the best gifts for kids Holidays 2014.

Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit

Do you remember this classic?! I LOVED creating my own “designs” as a child with Fashion Plates. Now, this popular toy is updated with all new fashions. It has a 30+ piece set with fashion carry along case. What a perfect gift idea for the fashionista! $29.95 Amazon.ca.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Fashion Plates


LEGO® Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer

Experience the power of the Empire! The Imperial Star Destroyer™ is the signature vessel of the Imperial fleet. Turn the rear handle to aim the 8 synchronized cannons and unleash the spring-loaded shooters mounted on the superstructure. Remove the top to reveal the stunningly detailed interior with never-before-seen Emperor Palpatine hologram, rotating chairs for the crew, weapons rack, bridge, control panel and more. Recreate scenes featuring the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader™ from the classic Star Wars movies with this iconic model and use the lifting handle for enhanced play and easy transportation. $149.99 Toys R Us. 

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Star Wars Lego

Hungry Pelican

Encourage and stimulate your infant with this multiple award-winning crib side plush pelican. This Hungry Pelican can hang from the crib, or be used as a separate toy to keep your child entertained while on-the-go. The Hungry Pelican also comes with cute plush sea creatures: a shrimp, octopus, crab and fish. $29.99 at Mastermind Toys.


Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Hungry Pelica



Lego Watch

Build it your way! These watches from LEGO® will allow you and your little ones to have fun building a classic LEGO® building toy and then wear it! Choose designs from Star Wars, Chima, Lego Friends and more. $30. Watch It.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Lego Watch

Rocky & Friends

Rocky & Friends is a new program from the Ontario SPCA, offering three limited edition and collectible plush toys through their Paws & Give™ virtual giving catalogue. The plush toys featured this year – Rocky, Maddison and Tyson – are all inspired by real dogs that found their forever homes through the Ontario SPCA.

Every Rocky & Friends purchase includes a personalized adoption certificate, high-quality plush toy and personalized card. $40. OSPCA.


Philips Sonicare for Kids

Make brushing teeth fun with the new Philips Sonicare for Kids, a rechargeable power toothbrush for kids ages 4+. It maximizes a child’s oral care routine and has been expertly designed to encourage healthy brushing habits and deliver outstanding results – even when kids are brushing on their own. Plus, customizable stickers and the free Brush Busters App make brushing fun! $59.99 Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Wal-Mart and London Drugs.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Kids Sonicare


Finger Puppets

Turn off the electronics and television this holiday season and put on a finger puppet show with these adorable crochet finger puppets. This handmade set includes 2 crochet finger puppets: Santa Claus and his friend reindeer Rudolf. $29. Etsy.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Finger Puppets

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014

Zoomer Pets Dino Whipper

The Dino Whipper has dinosaur movements and  sounds and incredible and can interact with you. But like a real Dino he can get angry, spin around, chomp and roar. Using True Balance Technology, Boomer perfectly balances on two wheels as he roams freely, exploring your home. Use your hands or the included controller to tame his Dino nature and build your friendship. He might even let out dino-sized burps and farts… just what the kids love. $104.99. Exclusively at Target.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Zoomer Pets Dino Whipper

Snow Glow Elsa Doll

Any fan of Disney’s Frozen will love this Snow Glow Elsa Doll. With a touch of her magical snowflake necklace hear Elsa talk to her Frozen friends and watch the magic as her dress lights up in a flurry of lights. Raise her arm and watch her snowflake necklace light up while it plays the hit song “Let it Go” and her dress magically shines. $39.99. Toys R Us.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Elsa Doll

NHL Stanley Cup Table Hockey

My boys love hockey and any way they can play, they do! This NHL-licensed hockey game from Stiga features hand painted 3-dimensional players that can reach the puck anywhere on the rink. The teams are the Toronto Maples Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens (additional team packs and game stand sold separately).

The teams feature 2 right grip attackers and a left forward that can go behind the opponent’s goal. The movable goalie and a center forward that can go back into his own zone and you’ve got what it takes for a good ole’ hockey game! $119.99 at Mastermind Toys.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 NHL Rod Hockey Table

Superhero Backpacks

He and she will feel faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive when you pack their school gear in these cool caped backpacks. Choose from Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America. $31.50 US. Pottery Barn Kids.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Cape Backpack

Smart Stages Vacuum

My boys used to love push-along toys when they became new walkers. Fisher Price has a cute push-along vacuum that encourages your 12-36 month old to learn through real-world role-play, and features three light-up shape buttons that help teach baby about colours, shapes and letters. Parents manually change the level for content updates. $29.99 at major retailers.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Smart Stages Vacuum

Loopdeloom Spindle Weaving Kit

Weaving just got fast & fun! Loopdeloom brings the fun to making woven items. An ingenious new loom design with spinning pegs makes weaving simple. It’s easy to setup and it easy to use. Make purses, cell phone and tablet cases, scarves, rugs, and more!

Includes spinning peg loom, 120 yards of yarn to get you started, and detailed instructions. $34.99. Mastermind Toys.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 LoopdeLoom

Transformers – Age Of Extinction – Chomp And Stomp Grimlock Figure

Your 20-inch Chomp and Stomp Grimlock figure is a giant robot with a mighty sword whos ready to take on any enemy. He changes in 1 step to a dino with a terrible, chomping jaw and light-up eyes! Power Battlers and One-Step Changes figures (sold separately) activate different lights, sounds and weapons, and his weapons pop out for battle! $89.99. Toys R Us.

Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014 Transformers


Happy Shopping!

Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014


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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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