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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and a Giveaway!

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

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Best Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014

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


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Gifts for Kids Holidays 2014


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