When it comes to holiday gift giving, it's the children’s gifts that are the most fun. Seeing the joy on the kids face as they unwrap their holiday gifts, is often times even better than receiving a gift of your very own.
Check out this year's gift ideas for children, in our Gift Guide below:
Sands Alive! Glow is fun and easy to use. When you're ready to take your Sands Alive! to the next level, bring it into the dark and watch it magically come to life. Use the special Sands Alive! Glow tools (included) to doodle on the sand. Sands Alive!, the indoor no-mess play sand is bacteria-free, never dries out, and is flying off store shelves. It's fun to play with, stimulates creativity and is easy to sculpt, making it a great indoor and outdoor activity. This incredible sand now has an added element that is truly mind-glowing - you have the power to make it glow with Sands Alive! Glow. Age: 3+ MSRP: $26.99
Festive parties, cold weather and gift-giving can lead to a hectic schedule and abundance of stress. This year, Hallmark Canada wants to help simplify the season and bring some festive cheer to the home. Hallmark’s home décor products, cute stocking stuffer ideas and thoughtful hostess gifts make last minute party-going simple. Sometimes bundled gifts can seem like an afterthought; however, Hallmarks holiday products features a mix of functional and decorative gifts that ensure busy moms and last-minute shoppers provide presents that are as unique as they are meaningful. A selection of fun gifts and toys for children are also available at Hallmark stores, that allow for parents and children to enjoy new activities together this holiday season.
Jakks Pacific STREET DOGS-
You love dogs? You love trucks? Then you’re gonna love Street Dogs™! These canines combine truck wheels with a wagging tail for a doggone good time. Complete with 50 fun and humorous phrases and sound effects and 11 cool tricks, Street Dogs™ vehicles are sure to impress! Get ready to laugh with their jokes and watch kids have fun in a game of tug-of-war by pulling their tongue. All Street Dogs vehicles come with a wireless controller to activate the tricks or simply take it for a walk. All the love of a dog with all the fun of a truck!
Things Remembered- Melissa & Doug Personalized, My Own Mailbox-
The Melissa & Doug My Own Mailbox will make little ones feel like big kids this holiday season! The mailbox can be personalized with their name and comes with number/letter stickers to decorate the outside. The hinged door reveals 2 postcards, a lined letter and envelope that are all reusable with the wipe-clean crayons. The child's name can be engraved on the front and back.
Things Remembered- Melissa & Doug Personalized Fire Truck-
The Melissa & Doug Fire Truck will be a hit with kids this holiday season, especially when you personalize it just for them! A classic toy that will allow their imagination to run free, it features a roll-up hose, a lifting bucket ladder and three wooden figurines. Gift givers can engrave the child's name on both sides of the truck!
Lalaloopsy Dance with Me Doll-
Girls will be able to have a real dance off with Peanut Big Top! Just wear the included bow headband, then show off your silliest moves. Peanut will mimic your dance speed and moves! Ages 4 and up. MSRP $59.99
Lalaloopsy Babies Surprise Potty Doll-
The Lalaloopsy Babies Surprise Potty Doll will leave a lasting impression & is perfect for potty training. With a push of the magic belly button, this doll poops out a colorful shape into its diaper, revealing a different silly surprise each time! Ages 4 and up. MSRP $29.99.
Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewelry Maker Playset-
This crafting set takes jewelry making into a whole new level! Girls can weave, string, and create jewelry that incorporates Lalaloopsy Tinies, using the cutest little Ferris wheel ever! Ages 4 and up. MSRP $29.99.
Adds moisture to any room! It fights mold and mildew and features anti-microbial technology, on/off dial (min/max settings) and a Mist nozzle. Suggested Retail Price: $119.99
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels - Ultimate RC Speedway-
Zip around the VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate RC Speedway™, and speed through four action zones and over nine SmartPoint® locations. Use the steering wheel-shaped remote control for an exciting interactive experience with the RC SmartPoint® Racer! The speedway is 4.5 feet wide and includes 13.5 feet of interchangeable tracks, a stunt ramp, elevator, movable gears, starting flags and track switches that are all triggered by the RC race car. Ralph and his race car entertain your little one with a light-up driver button that activates playful music and fun sounds. He also teaches the letter "R" and the vehicle's name. Get another RC SmartPoint® Racer (sold separately) and race a friend! Inspire the imagination and build an entire world by connecting to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels®, Go! Go! Smart Animals® and Go! Go! Smart Friends® playsets (sold separately).
HEXBUG Battle Ground-
These sci-fi battling robots have a remote control and come fueled with futuristic voice & sound effects and high tech infrared battling capabilities. Battle Spiders will amaze with their realistic recoil and physical response when hit and when shooting.
With the Battle Ground, you’re in control of the six-legged spider as it inches its way around the action, steering its head 360 degrees in search of its opponent.
These unique design elements were carefully chosen by our engineers to get children to think about the science behind our robots!
Available at Toys”R”Us
MSRP $83.99 | Age 8+ years
RP Toys- Nummy Nummies-
Yummy Nummies are candy, snack and meal making sets that come with everything kids need to create no-bake, realistic-tasting mini foods! Magically fun and delicious, Yummy Nummies intrigue little taste buds with a creative activity that requires no oven or stove. The results are adorable little foods that look and taste just like the real thing – a hamburger tastes like a real tiny hamburger, and the cupcakes smell freshly baked! Made with only food ingredients from the USA, Yummy Nummies are a tasty and fun way for little chefs to explore and learn in the kitchen!
Available at Toys”R”Us, Showcase and Home Hardware
RP Toys- Tekno Newborn-
It’s a new generation of micro pet robots! New for 2015, the Tekno Newborn™ Robotic Puppy and Kitty are sweeter, smaller, more animated and more interactive than ever before! Each Tekno Newborn™ Robotic Pet is motorized and voice responsive. Your new little friends seem alive because they are touch, sound and light sensitive! Play with your Tekno Newborn™ Robotic Pets and they will sit, lie down, beg or even wiggle their ears and tails like real pets.
Available at Walmart
MSRP $24.99 | 8+ years
Go! Go! Smart Wheels - Ultimate RC Speedway-
For parents seeking toys that offer more than just playtime to their children, Go! Go!Smart Wheels® are imaginative playsets that incorporate technology and mechanical play for learning fun. The VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Remote Control Speedway™ consists of 4.5 feet of interchangeable tracks and it features a stunt ramp, an elevator, movable gears, starting flags and track switches that are all triggered by the RC race car.
Kids can get the RC SmartPoint® Racer to zip around the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Remote Control Speedway through its four action zones and over nine SmartPoint locations, using the steering wheel-shaped remote control for an exciting interactive experience!
Available at Walmart, Toys”R”Us, Sears, Loblaws, Mastermind Toys and Amazon.ca
MSRP $69.99 | 1-5 years
It’s the biggest little block in the nanoverse! Introduced to the Japanese market in 2008, nanoblock® offers a new twist on construction. Challenging and fun for all the construction enthusiasts in the family, nanoblock® lets you build in greater detail than ever before!
· Each set includes anywhere from 100 pieces to more than 5,800 pieces to build and create your miniaturized models!
· Its micro sized pieces are cool to display, with its smallest piece measuring 4mm x 4mm x 5mm.
· Its patented double fin system allows users to build in more detail while pulling pieces apart with ease.
Available at Indigo Chapters, Calendar Club and Amazon.ca
| 8+ years
Our original WOW Set, perfect for beginner builders to create a wide variety of vehicles with the help of 39 activity cards! Lay your MAGFORMERS® on the cards and then pull them from 2D into 3D! Great for young minds to learn about constructing cube nets, patterns, shapes and colors!
Lil Pro sets by Remarkabowl-
Lil Pro sets by Remarkabowl encourage kids to get off the sidelines and participate in the fun of sports. Our textured bowls and bright colored die cut plates will bring your child the feel of being in the game, while teaching them the basics of their favorite sport. Whether it's scoring the game winning goal, hoop or touchdown, your Lil Pro will never look at meal time the same way again!
All Remarkabowl products are tested and approved to meet the highest quality standards. They are BPA and toxin free, Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
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