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5 Top Toy Picks For Big Kids

Your big kids—in the seven to 12 set—are the best age for cool toys. We've selected eight top picks for this age bracket.

Rainbow Loom Bonus Combo Set

You never really outgrow Rainbow Loom. Introduce younger kids to this colourful loom craft and we guarantee they’ll be churning out bracelets and keychains in no time, but don’t be surprised if older kids can’t resist the hit of nostalgia, too. Where to buy: $25,

Where to buy: $25,

Moulin Roty Magic Pens

This set of 10 felt tips swap their hues, taking basic colouring to a whole new level. You no doubt remember colour-changing markers from your own childhood, and your kiddos are sure to love these ones as much as you did. Where to buy: $10,

Where to buy: $10,

Rusty Brown Grumpy Face Rabbit

A special keepsake that’s adorable and sustainable, this cutie and others like him are hand-sewn in Ontario (so no two are identical!) from recycled felt and stuffing. Where to buy: $25,

Where to buy: $25,


My Magic Pyjamas is an empowering story book which magically introduces ‘My Magic Pyjamas’ containing very clever features including ‘Glow-in-the Dark’ patches, ‘Dream Catchers’, a ‘Worry Pocket’ and an ‘Invisibility Button’. The story book tells the story of a child called Cat whose dreams turned to nightmares. Cat overcomes the night fears by finding Nana […]

Where to buy: $29.99, Toys R Us Exclusively


Sockie Stars is an endearingly cleverly written story book promoting positive ‘wellness’ messages to children. The Story Book is accompanied by three sets of beautifully designed colourful Socks with Capes with Uplifting Messages sown into the soles of the socks. ‘Coco’ the ‘Brave Socks’, ‘Sockie the Calm Socks’ and ‘Todd’ the socks who realise that […]

Where to buy: $29.99, Toys R Us Exclusively

Melissa and Doug Stained Glass Made Easy Activity Kit

As far as craft kits go, you can’t go wrong with a Melissa and Doug pick. The company is known for smart, easy-to-use products in almost every category of childhood play. We love their stained glass window art kits for both the process and the final result. Where to buy: $25,

Where to buy: $25,

Harry Potter Herbology Class LEGO Set

Your child doesn’t have to be a LEGO lover and a Potterhead to adore this 233-piece set (but if they’re both, you’ll pretty much reach hero status). This set comes with the classroom, gardening equipment and other accessories, mini-figs of Professor Sprout, Cedric Diggory and Neville Longbottom, and more. We love that all Harry Potter […]

Where to buy: $40,

buybuy BABY

buybuy BABY is kicking off the holiday season with their Toy Shop. Visit the buybuy BABY Toy Shop to find toys for all ages and budgets. You can also find a selection of the top 100 toys! Check out this VTech Stroll & Discover Activity Walker! Your child can go from floor play to first […]

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Mario Kart Live Home Circuit

For fans of Mario Kart (no matter what version), this is the ultimate go-carting experience. Build your own cart at home (yes, an actual, physical cart) with the building materials included and watch it come alive on screen.   Where to buy: $129.99, 

Where to buy: $129.99,

Star Wars The Child Posable Action Figure

Okay, we know he’s not actually called Baby Yoda, but just look at him! So. Cute. With the second season of The Mandalorian in full swing, this gift is completely on-trend. This figurine features multiple moveable joints to give him as much personality as possible.   Where to buy: $29.99, 

Where to buy: $29.99,

Color Buddies™ Moisturizing Bath Bombs & Toy Dispenser Set

Colorful bath water is a fun trick for getting even the most bath-averse toddler into the tub. A brilliant addition to the bath routine, Color Buddies™ are kid-friendly bath bombs that infuse water with clean, multihued fun. Made with natural skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E and shea butter, our colorful bath bombs are moisturizing and […]

Where to buy:  $14, Babies R Us – Amazon – Shoppers Drug Mart

X-Shot Flying Bug Attack

Flying targets are no match for you with this motorized launcher that can shoot 10 darts quick as can be. Step on a pedal to release a disc as the included flying bug soars into view. Those pests are no match for you.  Where to buy: $30, Click here to see the toy in action.

Where to buy: $30,

Little Tikes Stem Jr. Wonder Lab

It’s never too early to teach STEM. Your budding scientist will love this lab which features 20 hands-on experiments that use common household ingredients. Make slime, vampire blood and bubbles using the illustrated instructions. It even includes trial and error solutions if something goes awry. Features a light-up circuit board, plays 40-plus sounds and includes […]

Where to buy: $150,

Nintendo 2DS XL

Game on the go with this lightweight, powerful 2DS XL. It’s compatible with Nintendo 3DS and most Nintendo DS games. Featuring a screen that’s 82 percent larger and more controls than previous 2DS models, this system has a fast processor for smooth-moving graphics. With hours of fun to be had, it’s a good thing the […]

Where to buy: $200,

Moonlite Storybook Projector Starter Pack

Moonlite is an fun-to-use device that turns your smartphone into a projector. Easily clipping on, it uses your phone’s flashlight to project storybook images onto any surface, like the wall or ceiling. The free app features all the story’s words so you can read along. Starter pack comes with projector, Goodnight Moon and Sago Mini […]

Where to buy: $30,

Fisher-Price Learn With Me Zebra Walker

Encouraging both first words and first steps, this sturdy, four-wheeled zebra will keep your little one busy with an interactive book that has pages to turn and buttons that light up. ABC’s and 123’s are fun to learn with his songs and phrases. When it’s time to walk, he’s ready to roll with an easy-grasp […]

Where to buy: $30,

Calico Critters Grand Department Store

Who doesn’t love a trip to the mall? This fancy department store does not disappoint with two levels of luxurious shops including a cosmetic bar, chocolate store and a fashion boutique with gowns, purses and accessories. There’s even a couch to sit on if you need a break. Features a working manual elevator and revolving […]

Where to buy: $140,

Fingerlings Hugs

You might be familiar with little Fingerlings, but these long-armed, plush buddies are large and ready to hug it out. They love giving reactions, so swing them around, tickle them, rock them to sleep, give them a kiss or a giant squeeze. They’re respond with laughter, snores, monkey sounds, burps and even toots. Where to […]

Where to buy: $40,

Poopsie Slime Surprise Pooey Puitton

What’s inside this “designer” bag? It’s full of poop-themed DIY slime, of course. With all the sparkle you need to customize your own unicorn poop, this purse is packing over 35 slime surprises like scented and rainbow fun. When you’re done with your slime for the day, store it in the air-tight storage containers. Includes […]

Where to buy: $100,

Hot Wheels Retro Fireball Crash Playset

Take it old-school with this throwback set from Hot Wheels that celebrates their 50th anniversary. Originally produced in 2001, little racers can put their cars in three entrance points throughout nine different crash zones. Cars will zoom down the spherical track, which spans 21-feet. But watch out for the meteor! When it gets hit, it […]

Where to buy: $80,

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Get ready to board the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station with this 801-piece Lego set. It features a railway bridge for the train to pull in under, steps leading to the famous Platform 9 3/4, luggage, a “Wanted” poster, moving brick entrance and Daily Prophet newspapers. Once onboard, order a chocolate frog from the […]

Where to buy: $100,

Rainbocorn Sequin Surprise

As seen in the 2018 ParentsCanada Holiday Toy Guide: Every plush Rainbocorn hatches from its bright mystery egg and has a unique reversible sequin heart that reveals a magical surprise when swiped! With six different sequin hearts to collect, they are removable so you can wear them, too. Where to buy: $29.99, – The fun doesn’t stop […]

Where to buy: $29.99, –

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