He and she are making a list and checking it twice! What will Santa bring your kids this year? What are the best gifts for kids 2015?

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids 2015

Ninento Wii U + amiibo

If you’re looking to introduce your little ones to gaming, Nintendo’s Wii U  is the best gaming system that will redefine your kids – and you! – will play video games.

Now with an innovative new Wii U GamePad controller, the Super Mario Maker Deluxe set will allow gamers to play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario™ levels from players around the world. Now, Mario is on display in Full 1080p HD splendor and thanks to the 32GB hard drive, you have tons of room to save games and download add-ons.

The Deluxe Bundle comes with a high-speed HDMI cable, AC adapter, the GamePad, a sensor bar, the cradle, a stand and a console… and a full game download of Super Mario Maker, an idea book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color Amiibo.

My kids have been asking for a Wii U for months! I think the Nintendo Wii U is the best gaming system for kids under 10.

$329.99 Available at Best Buy, Amazon.ca, Walmart, The Source.

Holiday Gifts for Kids Nintendo Wii U Super Mario Maker Delux Bundle


Splatoon is a third-person shooter video centered around characters known as “Inklings”—beings that can transform between humanoid and squid forms, and hide or swim through coloured ink sprayed on surfaces using gun or brush-based weaponry. Wow! Splatoon features several gamemodes, including 4-on-4 online multiplayer and a single player campaign.

$69.99 Available on Best Buy, Amazon, EB Games, Toys ‘R Us, Walmart.


Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids 2015


Splatoon Inkling amiibo three-pack

Claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings in Nintendo’s new third-person action shooter game for the Wii U console.  The Splatoon Inkling amiibo three-pack includes Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid. Introducing amiibo: character figures designed to connect and interact with compatible games. By tapping the amiibo over your Wii U GamePad, you’ll open up new experiences within each corresponding game.

$44.99 Best Buy

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids 2015

Yoshi’s Woolly World + Yarn Yoshi amiibo – Wii U

On a knitted island filled with many Yarn Yoshis of varying patterns, the evil magikoopa Kamek turns nearly all the Yoshis into bundles of yarn for his master Baby Bowser, scattering them across different worlds. But two Yoshis somehow manage to avoid being transformed, and they set off to pursue Kamek and rescue their woolly friends.

Tap amiibo figures to the Wii U GamePad controller or New Nintendo 3DS XL system to interact with compatible games, no portal needed. Use amiibo in compatible games like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

$79.95 Indigo 

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Yoshi's Wooly World amiibo

Delta Swivel Chair

For snuggly reading time with your loved one, the Lux Swivel Chair from Delta Children is a perfect place for reading, relaxing or bonding with your baby or toddler. Its streamlined design gives will add a modern edge to your child’s room. Contoured for maximum comfort, the Lux swivel chair from Delta Children moves with your body and features a spring loaded mechanism that ensures it always returns to the center.

$249.99 Delta Children  Available at Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Lux Swivel Chair

Snackin’ Sara Doll

Little girls can have fun taking care of “real babies” with this Snackin’ Sara doll. Instead of pretending to feed her little doll, your little one can make tasty snacks and feed them to her. She can use reusable doll food and shaping tools to make different kinds of snacks to feed her Snackin’ Sara doll. The doll tells her when she’s hungry, sleepy, or full with phrases in English and Spanish, like “Is it snack time?”

Baby Alive comes with doll, outfit, 2 diapers, two 1-ounce containers of reusable doll food, 3 shaping tools, 1 roller, plate, pretend juice box, and instructions.

$49.99 Available at Hasbro, Toys ‘R Us, Walmart.

 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids


Mega Bloks Friendly Farm

It’ll be a big day of fun in the country for little farm hands thanks to the MEGA BLOKS Friendly Farm. Its eight panel-style blocks help children build taller and faster. Re-arranging the panels lets them build the farm in different ways. Imaginative play for children continues with detailed blocks that bring the farm scene to life. Including a barn, stables, a chicken coop and characters, little hands can open up the world of Farmer Block Buddy™! Suitable for kids aged 1 to 5 years.

$39.99 Available at Toys ‘R Us, Walmart, Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Mega Bloks Friendly Farm

Little Pets Turtles and Lil’ Mouse

Toys ‘R’ Us Top 15 Toy is back with Little Live Pets Turtles. These turtles fit in the palm of your hand and move just as a turtle would on land and once they reach the water they begin swimming. Each turtle is also unique with different shell designs to help show off their cool personalities.

The Lil’ Mouse may be small but loves to explore over obstacles, tracks and the floor. Either hold them in your hand or give their back a tickle and see them scoot across the room. Both are suitable for ages 5 and up.

Little Pets are available across Canada at major retailers like Toys ‘R’ Us, TV Showcase, Loblaws and London Drugs.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Little Live Pets


Blue Dinos Tin Lunch Box & Hoo’s Hungry Lunch Box

Hatley, Upper Canada Mall

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids


BEADOS Gems and Shopkins

Our kids’ favourite no-mess craft just got better.  You can now create jewels and pendants with Beados Gems and a favourite Shopkins character. Just make, spray and display!

Kids can use templates to create their own Beados world with beads that stick together with just a spray of water and no mess. Once dry, the beads are fused together, and kids can use the enclosed stands, connectable play pads and scene cards to display and play. All the Beados Packs connect together to create one Beados world!

Beados Gems are available at Toys ‘R’ Us, Sears, Walmart and London Drugs. Beados Shopkins are available exclusively at Walmart.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Beados Gems


Frozen Upholstered Chair

A cool chair fit for a (snow) queen, this Frozen Upholstered Chair from Delta Children will cast a stylish spell on your girl’s room. Featuring colorful graphics of Anna and Elsa, this comfy chair boasts a sturdy hardwood frame and plush seat, making it the perfect place for any Frozen fan.

$47.99 Target

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Frozen Chair

Inside Out on DVD/Blu Ray

Disney’s Inside Out is now on DVD/Blu Ray – get it for Christmas for your loved one.  Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — led by Joy (Amy Poehler) — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust. Read my review here.

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids

Star Wars PJ Cuddle Pal

Cuddle up with your favorite character! The Star Wars PJ Cuddle Pal is perfect for your Star Wars fan to snuggle with in bed, or on the couch. Star Wars PJ Cuddle Pal is perfect sleepovers, relaxing, reading, and playing. It has a storage pocket too.

$19.94 Walmart

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids 2015


Disney Frozen – Olaf-A-Lot

Prepare to “Olaf-A-Lot” with Arendelle’s funniest snowman! When you push his nose, his eyes cross and Olaf will start to tell you a joke, push his nose in again to hear the hysterical punch line . For even more fun, remove his head and flip it upside down and place his head back on his body to hear even more hilarious sounds and phrases from your favorite movie moments.

$14.98 Toys ‘R Us

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Olaf-a-Lot

Lego Awesome Ideas

LEGO® Awesome Ideas is an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination. Beautifully clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built up while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.

$25 Sale Indigo Books

 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Lego Awesome Ideas Book

Dazzl’n Dress

Custom quality fabric that is comfy for playing, pretending and even napping Pre-shrunk to avoid surprises and ensure a perfect fit, and no itchy necks. Mix and match for endless outfit combinations Gathered waistband that will neither twist nor dig. Made for whirling and twirling without sacrificing play perfect moments.

$56  Peekaboo Beans 

 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Peakaboo Beans dress

WowWee Miposaur Robotic Dinosaur

The perfect gift for young gadget enthusiasts, the Miposaur robot from WowWee offers fun and intuitive interaction. Use hand gestures or the trackball to train, tame, play and even battle old friends.

$109.99 Best Buy

Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids Robotic Dinosaur


Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Kids


Visit our friends over at Upper Canada Mall for more gift ideas!


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.


  1. Great list! My kids are obsessed with Inside Out. I think we’re going to wait one more year at least before getting a gaming system. Love the Darth Vader pillow!

  2. These are great gift ideas for kids. LEGO awesome ideas sounds like a great book for LEGO lovers like my son!

  3. This list is great, I still haven’t shopped for my 6 y/o, who loves splatoon and probably 80% of this list! She’s a Frozen fan too! Nice list!!!!

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