This Christmas is like no other, but that doesn’t mean our kids can’t enjoy some magic this holiday season! Despite the restrictions due to Covid-19, Santa is still planning to bring gifts to all the girls and boys across the world! Didn’t you hear? Santa already received the vaccine! Dr. Anthony Fauci himself travelled to the North Pole to make sure Santa is protected while he, Rudolph and his reindeer deliver presents on Christmas Eve.

Here are the hottest toys this holiday season, and thanks to the lovely toy-makers, I’m giving some away too, thanks to Hasbro! So here’s a holiday gift guide for kids and a giveaway too!

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and a Giveaway!


furReal Mama Josie the Kangaroo

This Mama Josie the Kangaroo interactive pet toy is as loveable as her cute little babies. One baby ‘roo is a boy, the other a girl, and the third one is a surprise! Unbox all 3 for the big gender reveal. Then this loving mama can care for her little ones and play with you, too, responding to touch with 70+ sound-and-motion reactions, including loving sounds (little kisses!), feeding sounds (sometimes a hiccup, too… or a burp).   Mama Josie joins in on the fun too – she can do a hopping dance and play music at the same time.  Ages 4 years & up $89.99 at Toys R Us.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - furReal Mama Josie the Kangaroo

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Drizzy Ice Cream Playset

Ahhh playing Play-Doh is always fun when you’re a toddler/pre-schooler. Play-Doh has so many fun sets to choose from, but this one is super fun. Now you can drizzle a crazy candy coating on your Play-Doh ice cream creations! For the first time ever, this toy ice cream set comes with Play-Doh Drizzle compound – a pretend syrup that turns into a pretend candy shell when you drizzle it on top of regular Play-Doh compound. Load Play-Doh and then press the handle to create colorful sundaes and cones. Squeeze some drizzle on top with the two included bottles of Play-Doh Drizzle and add fun Play-Doh sprinkles and candies to decorate for your pretend ice-cream stand.  Great for kids 3 years and up, or just a fun arts and crafts activity $19.99 at Mastermind.

Gift Guide for Kids Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Drizzy Ice Cream

Disney’s Frozen 2 Elsa and Swim and Walk Nokk

Kids and fans who were enamored by the majestic water spirit in the movie can take it home with them in the form of this Disney toy. The Swim and Walk Nokk toy swims when you put it in the water and walks when you put it on land (best on hard, flat surfaces). The Elsa doll fits on the Nokk’s back so they can embark on epic adventures together, wherever your child’s imagination takes them! The Elsa fashion doll has a molded blue bodice with long sleeves and a removable blue skirt.   Ages 3 and up, $99.99 at Chapters Indigo.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and a Giveaway! Disney Frozen 2 Elsa and Swim & Walk Nokk

Some more gift ideas for kids!

Marvel Spider-Man and Avengers Bend and Flex Action Figure Toys

Love these fun and flexible action figure toys from Marvel. Kids can bend, flex, pose, and play with their favorite Marvel Super Heroes with these super agile Spider-Man Bend and Flex Figures. These stylized Super Hero action figures have bendable arms and legs that can bend and hold in place for the picture-perfect pose. Collect all the characters inspired by Marvel Universe – with a twist.  Ages 6 and up $12.99 at Canadian Tire.

Gift Guide for Kids Marvel Spider-Man and Avengers Bend and Flex Action Figure Toys

Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Trooper Class Bumblebee

Transformers have been around since I was a kid, and they’re one of the best-selling toys of all time!  Transformers are living, human-like robots with the unique ability to turn into vehicles or beasts. Now, the Battle for Cybertron is on and kids can join the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons with each Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures character.  Will those powers be used to defend Cybertron… or threaten it? With Battle Call Trooper Class figures, kids can lead the charge to action with voice-activated Energon Power lights and attachable Energon Armor.  Ages 6 and Up, $34.99 at Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids Transformers Bumblebee  

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

He looks like “Baby Yoda,” but this creature is called The Child, and your child can be his “parent”. Touch the top of The Child Animatronic Edition’s head and hear over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more. The Child’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Boys and girls ages 4 and up can pretend to harness the power of the Force as The Child toy closes its eyes, raises its arm, and sighs too!  For Ages 4 years & up. $79.99 at Hudson’s Bay.

Gift Guide for Kids Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Pop-to-Rock Poppy

In the movie Trolls World Tour, Queen Poppy and her friends go on an epic, Trolls-tastic journey to save all music! Now kids can go on their own journey of imagination with DreamWorks Poppy with the DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Pop-to-Rock Poppy Doll. This musical toy has 2 different looks and 2 different sounds–pop and rock. Hand Poppy her ukulele and push the button, and kids will hear a pop version of the song “Trolls Just Want to Have Fun” from the movie. But when they put the rock ‘n roll outfit on Poppy and hand her the electric guitar, they’ll hear a hard rock version of the same song! Kids can pretend that Poppy is performing for her friends and sing along! Ages 4 years & up.  $39.99 at Walmart – on sale for $19

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Pop-to-Rock Poppy

Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vortex Climb Battle Set

Launch into Beyblade Burst – the competitive battling top system designed for epic head-to-head battle games. With interchangeable components, each spinning top toy unleashes its own skills and thousands of possible combinations. Let it Rip!   Hypersphere Vortex Climb customizable Beystadium consists of 4 sections specially designed for exciting Beyblade Burst battles. Climb up the ramp to speed up your attack in the Battle Axis, then drop in from the top level for head-to-head collisions. Get the drop on your opponents for exciting, high-intensity battles!  Ages 8 and up $79.99 at Chapters Indigo on sale for $54.50

Gift Guide for Kids Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vortex Climb Battle Set

Clue Liars Edition Board Game

Clue Liars Edition board game means players use Investigation cards (there are 6 Lie cards and 6 Truth cards) to help them figure out who killed Mr. Boddy in the mansion.  Players pick a card and read it out loud, trying to play it cool and convince other players that they’re telling the truth … even if they’re not. If a player suspects they’re lying they can call that player out by hitting the Liar Button. Were they caught lying or were they telling the truth? Either way, an Evidence card is revealed and players move one step closer to cracking the case. When a player is ready to make an accusation, they secretly look at the cards placed inside the case file envelope to reveal Who, What, and Where. A correct accusation wins the game! Ages 8 and up.  $29.99 at Toys R Us.  

Gift Guide for Kids Clue Liars Edition



Enter to win the following toys from Hasbro:

  • Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vortex Climb Battle Set
  • Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Drizzy Ice Cream Playset 
  • Clue Liars Edition Board Game

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids plus a giveaway

A $190 value! To enter, fill in the Rafflecopter below. Open to Canada only. Contest ends 11:59 p.m., December 31, 2020.

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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, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Christine De Medeiros Reply

    I would gift these to my nieces thanks for the chance

  2. Amy Whitelock Reply

    My niece and nephew would love these hasbro toys. Thanks for the chsnce. Stay safe everyone.

  3. I would share clue with the family so we could all play and I would gift the toys to a couple of kids I know that didnt have a great Christmas , thank you !

  4. Betty Spry Reply

    I would love these gifts for my granddaughters and my nieces and nephews

  5. Rosanne Robinson Reply

    I would love these terrific gifts for my grandson and his little cousins to enjoy.

  6. This would make great gift for my niece’s birthday in January.

  7. Tara Gauthier Reply

    Clue would be perfect for our family game night and could gift the other items to friends/family.

  8. Sarah Ferguson Reply

    I would love to share these gifts with my son, nephew and nieces! So many cool toys.

  9. My niece and nephews would love these so very much! Happy Holidays!

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