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Cool Stuff Gift Guide December 2017

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Cool Stuff Gift Guide December 2017

By Christine Davis

Rainbow Heart Bear
Care Bears celebrate their 35th anniversary with this exclusive new bear. Rainbow Heart Bear is a limited edition, and give its nostalgia, won’t last long. Available at Toys R Us. $39.99



Night Walkie Talkies
The perfect sibling gift, these walkie talkies from Discovery Kids come equipped with a built-in flashlight for safe navigation and a high-quality transmission. Indoor and outdoor use. Available at various retailers. $24.99



Go!Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park and
Go! Go! Smart Friends Shimmering Seashell Castle
Go for a ride with these V-Tech products that offer fun sounds, phrases and sing-a-long songs while helping develop motor skills. Ages 1 – 5. Available at Toys R Us, Canadian Tire and Indigo. $49.99

Star Wars Battle Drones
These three drones: 74-Speeder BikeT-65 X-Wing and the TIE Fighter feature Propel’s intelligent awareness technology to bring your drone to life, making it an interactive experience. From racing these drones against each other up to 35mph, to engaging in laser battles with friends or by using the new Flight Training app, these drones won’t disappoint. Available at Best Buy, Walmart, Indigo and Staples. $249

Teddy Ruxpin
It’s no wonder Teddy Ruxpin was named one of the greatest toys of all time by Time Magazine, he offers wholesome fun, exciting interactive adventures and this re-vamped version, which will bring back all kinds of memories for parents, uses cutting-edge technology to make him more relevant than ever. Additional stories available with free App. Available at major retailers. $150



Xbox One X
The world’s most powerful gaming console, avid gamers will appreciate unwrapping this Xbox Christmas morning. It offers real world details and smoother interactions to gaming, quicker load times and is more realistic than ever. Available at major retailers and $599


Tonka Tinys Rescue Response Station
This ultimate playset features three levels of Tonka Tinys fun. Includes three exclusive Tinys vehicles and is compatible with every vehicle in the line. Connect and expand with other sets for even more fun. Available at Toys R Us and Walmart. $39.99



Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby Doll
Kids will have fun playing caregiver with this doll that they can nurture back to happiness. The most expressive doll to date from the brand, it frowns and cries when feeling under the weather. Choose from Mommy or Daddy play mode. Available at major retailers. $79.99



Fisher-Price My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery
Toddlers will have fun while developing motor and thinking skills and using their imagination with this set that includes Railway Pals Percy train with cargo car, two pieces of cargo and more than 40 pieces of track. Available at Toys R Us and Walmart. $49.99

Red Kidkraft Vintage Kitchen
This play kitchen has doors that open and close, knobs that click and turn and tons of convenient storage space to make kids feel like grownups as they stir up their imagination. Available at $227



Pop-A-Balls Drop & Pop Ball Pit
Pop in for a bit of bouncing fun with this pit that includes 30 colourful balls and a slam-dunk hoop suitable for children aged 9 to 36 months. Available at Toys R Us, Walmart and Mastermind. $59.99



Kidz Bop 36
A CD makes a great stocking stuffer and this one will have the kids bopping to this year’s most popular tunes, reimagined by kids. Available at Walmart and $11.99



Stuffed Animal Kit
This kit from Lee Valley supplies everything you need to craft your own one-of-a-kind stuffed animal. Fabric sourced from second hand garments to ensure no two animals will ever be the same. Available in dog and penguin kits. Available at Lee Valley. $29.99



Prevelo Bikes
There’s nothing like a new bike under the Christmas tree and the assortment from Prevelo won’t disappoint. Designed just for kids, they’re lightweight, low to the ground and narrow and available in seven models ranging from a 12″ balance bike to a 24″ mountain bike suitable for kids aged 1.5 to 11 years. Available at From $199

Mr. Pencil’s Scribble & Write
Learn to write and draw with Mr. Pencil from LeapFrog. Mr. Pencil offers six activities that introduce kids to writing, drawing and spelling. Available at Indigo, Best Buy and HBC. $24.99



Explore your freedom, unleash the fun and be fearless with these single-wheel shoes designed for older children starting out on their first pair of Heelys or graduating from the two-wheel beginner model. Fit similar to a running shoe. Wheel can be removed for walking. Available at Factory Shoe Outlet in Burlington. $129.99