Cool stuff for kids


1. Torsten the Giant Turtle 

This oversized plush toy by Cloud b is designed to deliver colossal-sized cuddles and hours of fun. Let your child’s imagination run wild with this life-sized companion. With 22 LED lights dispersed around the shell, this toy also doubles as a soothing nightlight with the option for soft music with adjustable volume. A fun addition to any toy collection and a great gift idea. Available at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada. $199.99


2. Anki Overdrive 


Let the races begin with the Anki Overdrive racetrack and cars. Kids will love this modern, high-tech twist on the old school slot cars. Overdrive lets players battle and race robotic supercars around a Vinyl track. Instead of remotes, players operate the cars using their smartphones. The Overdrive track is easy to assemble and has revolutionized gameplay. Available at $149.99


3.Slammers SuperFood Snack

Creamy, fruity and completely organic, this smart snack is the perfect way to refuel your kids for an afternoon of homework or an evening of after-school sports.  With one full serving of fruits and vegetables per snack, Slammers Superfood Snacks are available in seven different flavours. Created by Kids Gourmet, this fuel packed snack is a great treat for your on-the-go kids. Available at Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. $5.99 


4. Eco Kids Tritan Drinking Bottles

Crocodile Creek has created a quirky, fun water bottle that will keep your kids reaching for fluids. The Eco Kids Tritan Drinking Bottle holds 16 oz., is BPA free and non-toxic. With its spill resistant open and close sipper, this bottle makes it easy for kids to grab a drink while on the go. A removable straw makes cleaning easy and efficient. Available at $9.99



5. Osprey Jet Bag  

If you’ve got a young adventurer or explorer, then the Jet Bag is a great fit for your little mountaineer. Holding enough for a junior hiker to enjoy a full day outdoors, this pack is loaded with the features found in Osprey’s adult bags.  Comfortable, lightweight and easy to load, the Jet Bag also features a hip buckle to help disperse weight, and a built in emergency whistle on the chest strap. $85

6. Whiffer Sniffers

These adorable, high-quality plush, scented characters are one of the must-haves for this year. These quirky characters are available in a collectible backpack clip, huggable sized plush, and are complete with scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers. Suited for children ages three and over.  Available at Toys R Us.  $9.99 to $19.99


7. Playmobil Large City Zoo

Discover a world of exotic species in your own backyard with the Playmobil Large City Zoo.  Featuring various animal exhibits and figures, it’s an at-home excursion the whole family will enjoy.  This kit comes complete with seven figures and their animal friends ranging from penguins to lions. Additional animal add-on packs also available. Available at most toy and retail locations. $69.99

8. Philips Connected Sonicare for Kids      


This rechargeable power toothbrush is newly designed with Bluetooth technology to give your children a whole new brushing experience. The app and connected toothbrush gets kids excited and engaged about proper brushing techniques, while eliminating the challenge mom and dad may face when trying to get those pearly whites brushed. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Loblaws, and London Drugs. $59.99. Visit our contest page for a chance to win. 


9. The World of Eric Carle 

Brown Bear Super Dough

Mold and fold the world into the beloved Brown Bear from The World of Eric Carle. This colourful dough is non-toxic and air-dries, making it a great craft for even the youngest of artists with no baking required, safe for ages three and up. Available at $6


10. Chips Ahoy Thins       


A sweet lunch or after school snack, these ultra-thin, crisp cookies are packed with plenty of flavour thanks to the chocolate (and white chocolate) chips.  Available in Original Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Sugar, these tasty treats won’t last long. Available at all mass retailers and grocery stores. $3.99


11. Gas Out

Get ready to get silly with this family-friendly game that is sure to give your kids the giggles. Place Guster on the centre of the table and deal out the Gas Out cards. Take your turn and try to avoid making Guster pass gas. A funny and goofy way to get your kids excited for a round of family fun. Available at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, and $21.99


12. Care for Me Learning Carrier by VTech 


The perfect gift for any young animal enthusiast. This interactive pet carrier lets your kids take their plush pet anywhere. Put the plush puppy inside or take him out of the carrier and hear playful phrases when opening and closing the door. Press the light-up buttons to learn about colours, shapes, pet care and more.  Carrier also includes four pet care accessories to help with grooming, feeding and playing with a plush pet. Available at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Loblaws and $29.99


13. Emojiez  


Bring your text message conversations into real life with Emojiez Plushiez, Buddiez and All Starz. This eclectic cast of characters is bound to bring a smile to your face. Learn about the different Emojiez backstories and personalities with an assortment of plush toys and collectable figures. Cuddle with Plushiez, and collect and trade the All Starz, and Buddiez Available at Toys “R” Us. $3.99 to 14.99


14. Tall Tales the Game 

of Infinite Story Telling

This improvisational –style game is the perfect match for your imaginative kids. Tall Tales is a real 3-D game which includes 50 detailed game pieces, 24 full colour story cards and a story bag to store game pieces. Players draw random story elements from the story bag and twist their best tale using each piece. Available at, and specialty retailers. $34.95


15. Mattel Barbie Dreamhouse 

This impressive three-floor, seven-room mansion is the ideal home for a modern, trendy Barbie. Ride the working elevator and have Barbie hang out with all of her friendsin this well-appointed abode. Pretty in pink, this dreamhouse is the perfect addition to any Barbie collection. Available at Walmart, Toys “R” Us and $229.99

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