Toys Section

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, michaels.ca

pack of colour-changing markers

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, rugandweave.com

two felted bunnies in pink and purple

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, prettygrit.ca

WELLBEING HEROES MAGIC PYJAMAS

WELLBEING HEROES MAGIC PYJAMAS – 

The first-ever product, empowering kids to overcome everyday challenges.

It’s well-being in a box.

MAGIC PYJAMAS combines positive well-being messages told trough a storybook along with a pair of pyjamas that mirror the messaging of the storybook.

BOOK MEETS CLOTHING!  Cool!

For kids ages 3-8.

Where to buy: $29.99, Toys R Us Exclusively

WELLBEING HEROES SOCKIE STARS

WELLBEING HEROES SOCKIE STARS –

The first-ever product, empowering kids to overcome everyday challenges.

It’s well-being in a box.

Sockie Socks combines positive well-being messages told trough a storybook along with three pairs of socks with capes that mirror the story with uplifting images.

BOOK MEETS CLOTHING!  Cool!

For kids ages 3-8.

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, amazon.ca

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 LEGO sets are bursting with imaginative play (you can get other classrooms and vignettes) while also adhering to stringent safety standards.

Where to buy: $40, walmart.ca

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 handle and music that will get kids grooving.

Where to buy: $30, walmart.ca

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 door. Calico Critters sold separately.

Where to buy: $140, toysrus.ca

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 buy: $40, mastermindtoys.com

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 everything you need to make slime including sparkles, crunch packets, mystery scents, a keychain and an instructional booklet.

Where to buy: $100, indigo.ca

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 blasts open. Includes five vehicles.

Where to buy: $80, indigo.ca

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 Trolley Witch or recreate the spooky scene of the Dementor on the train. Includes five minifigures, a Scabbers and Dementor figure.

Where to buy: $100, toysrus.ca

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, toysrus.ca –  rainbocorns.zuru.com

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multicoloured baby walker on wheels

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.

Where to buy: buybuybaby.ca

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 safe for kids (grownups, too!). Simply drop the bath tablets into the dispenser of choice, fasten the safety cap, immerse in water and watch as colors fizz and bloom. With 20 included bath bombs, you can teach little ones how to combine colors to make new ones. The nontoxic formula is super easy to clean and won’t stain tubs or skin. And the adorable whale and puffer fish dispensers double as floating bath strainers, extending playtime even more. Color us captivated!

Munchkin LogoWhere to buy:  $14, Babies R UsAmazonShoppers 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, toysrus.ca

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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 20 lab accessories like test tubes, stirring spoons, goggles and an eyedropper.

Where to buy: $150, indigo.ca

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 fold-up clamshell design is comfortable for small hands. AC adaptor included.

Where to buy: $200, bestbuy.ca

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 on Vacation. The best part? No batteries required.

Where to buy: $30, mastermindtoys.com

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