holiday gift guide for kids


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



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  • Clue Liars Edition Board Game

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids plus a giveaway

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2018

The countdown to Christmas is on! What are some of the ultimate holiday gifts for kids this 2018? Here is my ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2018.

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2018

HEXBUG’S VEX Battling Boxing Robots

Take robots and add boxing moves, and you’ve got yourself a winning toy! Assemble these “smart-tech” self-stabilizing VEX Balancing Boxing Bots by HEXBUG and get in the ring. These boxing bots are perfect for kids who love to get physical – but without anyone getting hurt (ahem, my boys for example!) I love that there are two parts to this toy; the assembly is a feat all on its own. And then once assembled, using the VEX Pilot app to control your robot’s every action. Kids and big kids (adults) have the power to control when their boxing bot can throw a swift uppercut, a jab, or when to play it safe based on your robot’s health status. Ages 8+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. Hexbug.com.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - VEX Balancing Boxing Bots

Air Chargers 3-in-1 Stunt Loop

Air Chargers is the only vehicle play system where kids are in  control of the race and results. The easy to use pump launcher allows kids to quickly charge up their race car and go! Includes fun racing sounds when car launches for a thrilling race experience. Three ways to stunt…height, distance, and barrel roll. Use the track in the standard loop configuration or reconfigure the separate pieces into your own custom setup. Ages 5+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $64.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Air Chargers 3-n-1 Stunt Loop

HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena

Modeled after a real-life soccer stadium comes the HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena. It’s an epic soccer venue, with a twist – kids can maneuver the robotic athletes to push the soccer ball. Ages 8+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $89.99.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena

Crate Creatures

Crate Creatures are fun interactive pets that you unleash from their cage to find out which special features they have. Break into the crate to unleash your new beast friend. All you need to do is use the crowbar to pop the lock. Pull their tongue for monstrously fun and gross noises and watch as the creature vibrates and it’s eyes start glowing. You can also turn them upside down to see what they are capable of. Record yak back phrases with your Crate Creatures. Ages 4+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $59.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - CrateCreatures

Flushin’ Frenzy

Game night just got gross – but in a weird and yet fun way! And yes, it’s just what you think. Flush the handle on the toilet to roll the die, and when a number comes up – you have to plunge the toilet that number of times. But be careful, after any given push of the plunger the poop may COME FLYING OUT OF THE TOILET! Is this game really gross or just gross enough? So gross or grossly entertaining that the game was even featured on Jimmy Kimmel. Ages 5+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $19.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Flushin' Frenzy Game


Work together in this colourful card game to complete a series of goals, all without communicating what’s in your hand!  Available at ToysRUs, Walmart and Amazon $24.97

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Cahoots


Ready2Robot Battle

Ready2Robot Battle is a collectible line for kids that lets you build, mix and match custom ‘bots and battle your friends in a robot-brawl. Add on your blasting and slime weapons to take your battles to the next level. There are over 1,000 ways to mix and match your bots. For kids 5+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $29.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Ready2Robot Battle Pack


Hatchimals Surprise

For the first time in Hatchimals history, who you’ll hatch is a total mystery! Inside one egg are four possibilities: you could hatch a super fluffy Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen or Elefy! With soft fur, ears and tails, these mysterious new friends love cuddles and snuggles. Available at Walmart, Mastermind, Amazon, $59.99

Holiday Gift Guide - Hatchimals Surprise

Rubik’s Race

Rubik’s fans will want to get your brain and fingers racing as you go head-to-head with your opponent to match a pattern of nine coloured squares. Available at Amazon for $24.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Rubik's Race

L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise

L.O.L. Surprise is even BIGGER this year.  Get your video rolling with the ultimate unboxing experience. Discover 60+ never before seen surprises inside the L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise with exclusive dolls and accessories. Case becomes purse, storage case and bath play set for water surprises. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart,  Indigo and Amazon.Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - LOL Bigger Surprise

FurReal Friends Furreal Ricky, The Trick-Lovin’ Pup

Ricky, the Trick-Lovin’ Pup pet is eager to perform tricks, and is sure to amaze everyone who watches him. Electronic dog full of surprises and affection, and responds with 100+ sound-&-motion combinations that keep kids guessing. He’s all about tricks, licks, and treats!  $89.99 available at Walmart, Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - FurReal Friends


#SocialStar is the only game where players must climb the social ladder and gather ’Likes’ in order to gain fame. Sounds a little like real life for some?! Have a laugh as you work to complete challenges and dares that strive to take you out of your comfort zone. Uncover whether you truly have what it takes to be the Star of Social Media. Ages 13+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Indigo. $29.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - Socialstar

National Geographic Slime DIY Science Lab – Make Glowing Slime

Mix your own glowing slime with this classic experiment kit. Your child will love this gooey blue slime that glows in the dark. $14.99

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - National Geographic Slime

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - amotherworld

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids 2015

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!