The Game Towel & Inflatable Pillow
The Game Towel, a remarkable and inventive addition to beach games, is designed to bring families, friends, and couples closer together. Created by two young entrepreneurs, Stav Goldenberg and Madyson Rabie, this 4-in-1 Towel is a game-changer. Not only does it have a chess and checkerboard, but it also has a handy pocket to keep your stuff safe and dry. Plus, the pillow makes lounging even more comfortable. Let’s spread the word about The Game Towel and encourage kids, friends, and families to put down their electronics and have some fun in the sun. It’s the perfect addition to your winter break vacation and a must-have on your holiday wish list. Great for all ages Towel $40.00 Inflatable Pillow $4.00 www.thegametowel.com
Scholastic Canada is one of the country’s leading publishers and distributors of children’s books and educational materials in both official languages. For over 60 years Scholastic Canada has introduced young people to the joys of reading through the works of many award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators, including beloved Canadian authors, such as Robert Munsch, Barbara Reid and Gordon Korman; and international authors, such as Dav Pilkey, Aaron Blabey, Julia Donaldson, and R.L. Stine. We are dedicated to producing books that delight all children and inspire them to become lifelong readers.
Incorporated in 1957, Scholastic Canada Ltd. was the first of an international family of companies that now includes members in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Asia. All evolved from the original Scholastic company founded in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Little Cook’s Workstation
KidKraft Little Cook’s Workstation Kitchen is heating up! This is more than a play kitchen; this is where young cooks hone their skills to turn out deliciously imaginative meals. Featuring four realistic burners, a chopping board, and a sink with a pull-down faucet, the kitchen echoes an authentic professional kitchen. With its sturdy wooden construction and storage below the sink for play food and other accessories, even the hardest-working chefs can enjoy years of delicious fun. Features: Cabinets and oven open and close, Mini chopping board, Sleek, professional design, Oven knobs turn and click, Removable sink for easy cleanup and expanded assortments available online
$179.99 CAD Ages 3-7 and available at toysrus.ca
Busy Me My Tool Box
R Exclusive and only available at Toys R Us Canada. Busy Me My Tool Box! The perfect first DIY kit for preschoolers! It includes 18 tools in a sturdy carry box, including a large friction drill, making DIY projects both fun and easy! Includes a Large Friction Drill, Hammer, Spanner, Pliers, Screwdrivers, Saw, nuts, bolts and screws, and plastic cutters so you can practice your skills! Keeping all your tools organized is easy with the sturdy carry box. You can fix any job with the Busy Me My Tool Box! 18 tools Playing with parents, siblings or friends enhances your child’s social skills!
$19.99 CAD Ages 3- 6 available at toysrus.ca
LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart
Learning is fun when you pretend to run your own ice cream cart! Using four flavors of ice cream, three toppings, and three syrups, you can create a variety of imaginative and tasty-looking ice cream combinations. Build customer orders using the magic scooper, and it will recognize the colors and flavors. Then press the pump to add pretend syrup while counting to ten. Select from six cute animal order cards and follow the instructions to develop memory and sequencing skills. Let them know their orders are ready by ringing the bell! Featuring six activity cards and playful phrases, the cart introduces colors, numbers, flavors, and more. To hear upbeat music, push the cart around and place the accessories in the correct places or in the two storage drawers.
$59.99 CAD Ages 2-4 available at toysrus.ca
Disney Princess Style Collection Travel Purse
The Disney Princess Style Collection combines everyday play with a contemporary Disney Princess flair. Real-life inspired toys for the modern girl with big goals and great style. She is a go-getter, a globe-trotter, a fashionista, and most importantly, she sets trends. A princess needs a World Traveler Purse Set for her on the go adventures! Don’t forget your keys, sunglasses, and money before you explore a new world. Your essentials will be safe in this stylish purse! You will be sure to look chic in these sunglasses while exploring your new surroundings.
$29.99 CAD Ages 4-7 available at toysrus.ca
Hot Wheels Skate
In partnership with legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, Hot Wheels Skate is a collection of kid-friendly fingerboards and accessories for all ages and abilities. The sport of fingerboarding is fun for skaters and non-skaters alike but challenging for young kids due to its steep learning curve and dexterity requirements. With Hot Wheels Skate, you simply clip on the shoes and go. It allows kids to perform stunts that they could not execute on a regular fingerboard, and once they have mastered the skill, they will be able to remove the shoes for a new challenge.
$14.95+ available at toysrus.ca
Koolorez dolls share the beauty of Caribbean and African culture and style. Koolorez launched in February 2022 with the dream of all black children seeing themselves represented in mainstream media, movies, books and toys. Dolls like Camilla and Jada exemplify success, creativity, and joy in traditional African and Western fashion.
Koolorez founder Michele Ballestin is originally from Cameroon but now lives in Toronto with her family. When she became a mom, Michele’s passion for representation, diversity and sharing her African culture grew. She wanted her children and others to celebrate black culture and beauty, through imagination and inclusivity in play.
Koolorez offers two doll styles for children aged 2-10. Collections like On-the-Go, Party Queens and Mini-Me offer a variety of head scarves, hair styles and colourful clothing designs.
See the dolls here: www.koolorez.com/collections
A Laugh out loud game that is startling and funny. While Granny’s asleep in her favourite chair, on her lap, is a tray of sweets, which Granny doesn’t like to share. As you spin the treat wheel to remove a treat, you never know when you will take the wrong one that wakes Granny and sends her teeth flying out through the air.
Ages 4 and Up, 2-4 players
Kings in the Corner
If you enjoy a game of solitaire, then you already have the skill to want a little more competition however, there’s a twist. Kings Corner is great for the who family to play. Each round is a mix of luck and strategy. Chips are accumulated in the pot if you can’t make a move. The person who rids his hand in each round wins the pot. Records the amount of chips which then are redistributed for the next round. The first player to reach 100 points is the winner.
For 2-6 players ages 7 and up
$18.99 available at amazon.ca or where Goliath Games are sold.
Dance Charade puts a whole new twist on charades. Included is a CD and compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Take a card and dance like the description and have players guess what dance moves you’ve got and know and see if they can guess. You’ll be surprised at seeing your family and friends create moves even they didn’t know they had. A great active game.
For 4 or more players and ages 6 and up.
Gazillion Bubbles Tornado
Create your very own tornado with the no pump and no wait time to create a gazillion bubbles in a flash. 4500 bubbles per minute, what a bubble storm in your own back yard. Comes with a 4oz bottle of non-toxic Gazillion Bubbles solution an auto feed valve cap.
$11.98 at Walmart.ca
Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Rush
Its summertime so, get out the bubbles. The Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Rush is a high-powered bubble machine that blows the most bubbles ever. Designed for hours of fun for the kids and an easy clean for the parents.
$19.98 at Walmart.ca
A fast active game that tests your memory and artistic skills. A reader reads off 20 words in 20 seconds. The player, sketches the 20 words as the reader reads them off to help remember
the 20 words for you to write down. The player earns a point for each correct word, however, get ready to steal if a word is wrong from your opponent. The player with the most points wins.
For 4-8 players ages 8+ a game for the whole family.
$27.30 available on amazon.ca and where Goliath Games are sold.
Bimoo tablecloths are a fun way to stimulate the four spheres of overall child development. Language, cognitive, socio-affective and motor skill development. These motivational tablecloths can not only be used at home but daycares and schools. Tablecloths are big enough to accommodate large groups, subgroups or even one-on-one work. For more information, visit www.bimoo.ca
Don’t Drop the Meatballs
Don’t Drop the Meatballs is a classic pick-up game like old-fashioned pick-up sticks but where you play with spaghetti noodles instead of sticks.
The player with the fewest meatballs wins. For 2-4 players, ages 5 and up, will have hilarious fun serving up the meatballs.
Have some delicious fun building a burger. Fast-paced gameplay keeps everyone engaged and will challenge your ability to see how fast you can build your burger when matching cards are revealed. So, claim it fast. Unique plastic burger squeaks whenever you touch it. For 2-5 players, ages 6 and up.
Nest Hub Max
A great gift idea for any household. With the Google Nest, you can access almost anything with a simple voice command, just say “Hey Google” and you’re in business! It’s an organizer that displays scheduled events and to-do items. It’s an endless recipe book, digital photo album. Want to say hi in person? Duo, Google Meet, Zoom, and you’re chatting.
$299.00 available at Best Buy Canada, Costco.ca, Google Store
Smart tech sound action tunnel travel set by Brio
Your child will enjoy being the conductor of this train set! With smart interactive technology, your child will be able to record their voice and train sounds for interactive play. This 37-piece set is made from European beech wood and is designed with a simple design to spark children’s imagination while encouraging STEM learning and fine motor skills.
Construx ultimate story builders bulk set by Mega Bloks
Let your child’s creativity run wild with this 325-piece building set. Included in the collection are ten easy construction builds and whimsical characters like an octopus and cowgirl –to encourage silly story building.
Uno showdown card game by Mattel Games
This is the same matching card game that everyone loves but with a twist! When the Uno showdown unit signal goes off, be the first to push down on the paddle. The quickest player wins the showdown and sends cards flying out at their opponents. Family fun for all!
Pictionary air by Mattel Games
Pictionary air takes a classic game to new levels. Instead of drawing on paper, you draw in the air! Download the free Pictionary air app, point the in-app camera at the illustrator and they will appear, along with their sketch, on the screen of your choice.
PS5 by Sony
Video gamers rejoice! The new PS5 from Sony promises lightning-fast loading with an ultra-high-speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio. And an all-new generation of incredible PlayStation games.
Talking Thomas and Percy train set from Fisher-Price
This Thomas & Friends motorized train set features talking Thomas and Percy trains, classic locations from the island of Sodor such as the Railyard and Brendam docks and cargo cars for loading and unloading around the island. Your child will enjoy building the track different ways and controlling the switches and panel to decide where the trains go!
Cold-pressed juices for kids from La Presserie
La Presserie makes a line of natural, cold-pressed juices filled with raw fruits and veggies with no added sugar. It’s kid-tested and parent-approved, so win-win!
6 bottles for $30. lapresserie.ca
Designed by a Foster Mom has created a collection of babies must haves. With a new baby infant who had numerous difficulties she knew the importance of swaddling. However, they did not work until she redesigned her own which provides the right body temperature and pressure. Her latest creation the Dailies, the smarter bodysuits using moisture–wicking fabric are soft leaving your baby’s skin dry, cool and comfy.
$18.00 – $59.00 Visit theollieworld.com/
Hands Full Game
Take Twister and Simon-says, add them together and “voila” you have “Hands Full Game”. Listen closely and have your hands ready as the colours are called out, you and your opponents will be moving your hands over the matching handles. However, be prepared as the game will ask you to twist and turn into harder and harder positions.
$39.99. Available at mastermindtoys.com
Lego Super Mario
Lego isn’t just Lego anymore. Lego Super Mario has a reader in his feet and codes around the different Lego pieces, which activates reactions from Mario in LCD. Kids design and play their own levels. Add-on kits available to continue the fun.
$69.99 for starter course. Available at mastermindtoys.com
Gators in my Waders Game
Filled with outrageous fun this game will have you jumping out of your seat, using your feet to try and toss the gators into your yellow shorts, designed for the game.
4+ Mastermind Toys Exclusive mastermindtoys.com
Canadian made, for over 120 years. Footwear for the entire family,
with expertise and craftsmanship, this 2020 collection features updated technology, modernized materials, style and durability. For over 30 years, Kamit footwear are built on environmentally friendly materials.
All Ages price range varies.
The brand new CurliGirls doll features MagiCurl, that curls instantly when you pull it. The longer you pull the tighter the curl. Curl with your finger or styling tools and finish off with accessories. Different CurliGirls to choose from. There’s Bayli, the Birthday Girl, Charli the Pop Star or Hayli, the Ballerina
$14.99 available at Toys R Us, Canadian Tire
Care Bears Unlock the Magic Interactive Figures
Who doesn’t love the classic Care Bears? Still thriving in this modern world, the new Care Bear can now interact with you. Unlock the Magic, which features the two ways to play. One-on-one
or add more care bears for group fun.
$19.99 available at Toys R Us
Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic
Hours of fun with Lite-Brite the Ultimate classic toy. Retro-inspired with new features Lite Brite now comes in a larger screen, brighter pegs, and more templates which include six retro patterns. The creation lights-up in four different ways. Have them blinking or keep them steady with a touch of a button.
$27.99 – $34.99 available at Toys R Us, Canadian Tire and Walmart
12 new animalitos that are wrapped and hidden in a pizza blanket, which one will you uncover. Adorable and soft stuffed animals to unwrap. Find out what species yours is. Their name, birthday and “hotspot” cheese-o-meter rating. You will have fun just with their names. Will it be Turtilito or Poodlito, or maybe ladybugito. Unravel to find out how cheesy your personality is.
$12.99-$14.99 available at Walmart, Toys R Us, Canadian Tire
VTech Switch n go Dinos
A mastermind Exclusive, the switch-and-go dinos are transforming dinosaur vehicles that also feature screens for faces, bringing the play further to life.
Prices vary up to $39.00 Mastermind Exclusive mastermindtoys.com
A Miradero Christmas/Christmas Concert
Spend hours of fun with your favourite playmobile friends as they celebrate the holidays. These two individual playsets include everything you need to have a concert or an outing to the magical town Miradero where you can visit the market stalls for baked goods, cupcakes and so much more comes with these playmobile playsets.
Prices from $39.99 -$67.99. Available at most major retailers.
Tonka Mighty Metal Fleet
Tonka’s 8” vehicles are made with durable die-cast metal. Steel constructed for the toughest jobs! Perfect size to build your fleet.
Available at Toys R Us, Canadian Tire, Walmart
Ravel Tales by Sunny Days
Do it yourself collectibles. Hours of creative fun as you begin to unravel your yarn, hidden are 12 fun surprises, a cute collectible plush pet and many craft projects to choose from.
Price $5.99 Available at Walmart, Amazon
Ravensburger Disney Villainous Ursula 1000pc Puzzle
Big kids, little kids you’re never too old for a puzzle. Ravensburger has brought you a 1000-piece Disney Villain favourites. Extra thick and durable, glare free linen paper and an easy interlocking fit.
Price $24.99. Available at Mastermind mastermind.com
Snap Ships by Playmonster
Snap Ship is a building system that kids can use to create multiple crafts with movable parts that allow for unprecedented creative expression. Interchangeable kits and parts allow them to build whatever they like. Snap Ship has multiple builds per kit.
Price $9.99 – $39.99. Available on Amazon
Warmy Magic Bag
Parent-Tested, Parent-Approved. Warm Fuzzy Creatures make great friends. If your child suffers restless nights, tummy aches, anxiety and needs comfort now and again Warmy Magic Bag is your friend. Use hot or cold. Each Warmy Magic Bag sold; a percentage goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Price $13.99 – $29.99. Available at https://www.masdelinc.com/en/magic-bag/
Softlips Peppermint and Holiday Flavour
Perfect stocking stuffers to help keep those lips hydrated with UVA/UVB sun protection of SPF 20 during outdoor activities. Try the Softlips 3 pack with 2 peppermint seasonal favourite and 1 Limited edition Cherry Cheery Slims.
Price $4.97. Available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Sobeys, and Giant Tiger
Apricotton’s Perfect Bra
Apricotton’s Perfect Bra (in white) and Perfect Sports Bra (in pink) are designed to be a tween or teen girl’s most comfortable bra. Adjustable straps, removable padding, elastic waistbands, and moisture-wicking fabric make the bra last through multiple stages of puberty, ensuring it grows as she grows.
Price 32 each or $55 for both. Available at www.apricotton.ca
Gifts for Parents
A product for a man created by a woman. Inspire by her husband a fireman she could not shake the smell of soot and the toxic chemicals that they could be causing, even after Mr. H showered 3 times. On the hunt for natural dynamo ingredients, Sootsoap was created.
Sootsoap has a variety of products such as Hand and Body Soap, Shampoo, Body Spray, and their “gamechanger” hand sanitizer that won’t dry out your hands.
Price range varies
Sootsoap.com /First Responders can also purchase through A.J. Stone @ AJStone.com
Vivier creates premium skin care products to form, maintain, enhance, and moisturize your skin by combining scientifically proven ingredients for the maximum results. A line of cleansers, age-defying serums, exfoliants, moisturizers and masks to sunscreens is now available to meet all of your needs.
The Cilque brand, founded in 2010, is focused on silk sleepwear. The products are made from 100% Mulberry silk, and this year marks the release of the new Marble pillowcases, eye mask, and scrunchies. Ultimately promoting better hair health and shine.
Longline puffer coat in olive green from Winners
Who says outerwear has to be boring? This puffer coat is the epitome of comfort with a serious style flex. Pair it with a black, wool beanie, and you’ll be good to go during the cold months.
Lustre swirl mug from Starbucks
When the cold weather is frightful outside, cosy up with a hot bevvy in this ceramic mug in a rainbow lustre finish with swirl texture.
IQ robot self-empty mini robotic vacuum by Shark
Let’s face it, life is busy, even busier these days, right? This mini robotic vacuum can help out with daily chores when you are pressed for time. Program the vacuum for whole-home cleaning or room to room. Then let it go to work as it methodically cleans row by row and cleans debris from corners and edges. It’s voice compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and automatically returns to dock to recharge.
Sense smartwatch by Fitbit
Take your fitness goals to new levels with the latest Sense health smartwatch from Fitbit. The modern technology on this device allows you to have the most in-depth understanding of your body and guide you to better health and wellness. Sense is the first smartwatch with an Electro Dermal Activity (EDA) sensor to help you manage stress. It also features the best of what you love from Fitbit plus built-in GPS and new accessory options.
Maternity and nursing pillow by Medela
This maternity and nursing pillow was created with you and your baby in mind. This pillow will take you from pregnancy to breastfeeding while providing comfort and support.
Viva soup maker by Philips
It’s officially soup season! Create delicious soups at home in 18 minutes with this handy-dandy soup maker. Simply add your ingredients into the maker, select one of the six pre-set programs and then sit back and relax. The hardest part? Deciding which soup to make first!
Comfort nursing bra by Medela
The comfort nursing bra from Medela is designed with seamless stretch design so you can wear it pregnant and then while nursing. It provides all the things you want in a bra, support, comfort and shape. One-handed easy open and close clip means you are ready to nurse in seconds. Available in a wide range of sizes.
Bud Sprout Bloom
Bud Sprout Bloom is a growing kit which encourages mindfulness, self-love and and teaches children how to be their best selves. The Growing Kit contains 60 affirmation cards (20 personal affirmation cards and 40 interactive handouts affirmation cards) that present children the opportunity to express their emotions and challenges with empathy and purpose.$46.00 available www.budsproutbloom.com