A few weeks ago, we received an important press release from Santa’s Workshop regarding ‘Santa’s Top Holiday Gifts.’ We quickly flew to the North Pole and collaborated with him and his elves to bring you this year’s list of the hottest toys and the latest gadgets for every member of your family. May your shopping days ahead be merry and bright!
TOP TOYS FOR BOYS & GIRLS
Tollytots® Frozen Snow Glow Elsa: With a touch of her snowflake necklace, hear Elsa talk to her Frozen friends. Raise her arm and watch her snowflake necklace light up while it plays the hit song “Let it Go.” Purchase in-store at Toys “R” Us or www.toysrus.ca.
Hot Wheels® Super Loop Chase Race™: This boosted track set launches cars at top speed for gravity-defying action! Purchase at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target, Loblaws, Sears, Amazon.
LEGO® Friends Heartlake Shopping Mall: First, build the elaborate mall with the detailed instructions, then play to your heart’s content with shops, spa, food court and 4 mini-doll figures. Purchase in-store at Mastermind Toys or www.mastermindtoys.com.
Just Play Doc McStuffins Walk N Talk Mobile: Doc walks with her mobile to help toys in need! She talks and sings with Lambie as her mobile siren lights up. When Doc arrives, open the back of the mobile and get to work. Includes Doc, Lambie, stethoscope, thermometer, otoscope, magnifying glass. Purchase in-store at Toys “R” Us or www.toysrus.ca.
Little Tikes® Big Dog Truck™: Each of the 3 interactive modes (push walker wagon, ride-on and dump truck) let your little one choose their favorite way to play. Dog-themed sound effects keep kids entertained as they use the truck to pick up and dump boulders. The ride-on mode is perfect for developing motor skills. Purchase at major retailers.
Lalaloopsy™ Baking Oven: Combine 2 of your little ones’ favorite things - Lalaloopsy™ and sweet treats - with this baking oven allowing kids to bake delicious cookies and mini-cakes in minutes! Purchase at major retailers.
Monster High® Freaky Fusion™ Hybrid Dolls: Monster High® has a new class of monsters: hybrids! Meet Sirena Von Boo™, who’s a little bit Ghost with a dash of Mermaid; Avea Trotter™, part Harpy and part Centaur; and Bonita Femur™, a monster mix of Skeleton and Moth. Sold separately. Purchase at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target, Loblaws, Sears, Amazon.
Crayola® Paint Maker: Creating with bright, bold Crayola® paints is even more fun when you make your own custom paint colors! Add paint strips to the base paint and then crank the handle on the Paint Maker to shake and mix amazing colors! Purchase in-store at Toys “R” Us or www.toysrus.ca.
MOMS ON THE MOVE
Little Dream Bird Light Weight Stroller Cover - Heart of Gold: Created with fashion and function in mind for the inspirational rock-mom on the go. Your baby can rest in a serene space shielded from the sun, while you continue about your day. Purchase at www.littledreambird.com.
Angelcare® AC1200 Video Movement & Sound Monitor: With this device, parents download the Angelcare® app to turn their smartphone, tablet or iPad or their computer into a monitor to watch baby no matter where they are in the world. Purchase in-store at Babies “R” Us or www.toysrus.ca.
Choopie CityHooks & CityGrips: CityHooks are the ideal accessory for on-the-go parents to hang purses, groceries, etc. CityGrips slip onto any stroller’s handlebars in seconds, preventing and protecting against everyday wear and tear. Sold separately. Purchase at www.choopie.com.
MEN AT PLAY
Philips Hue Starter Kit: Play with tone, contrast, white light and a spectrum of color to create your ideal lighting mood - all from your smart device! Use the timer to set alarms and change your lights over time, set lights to turn on and off when you’re away and there is a wide variety of lighting themes. Create an account and access your lights from anywhere in the world! Available to purchase at www.chapters.indigo.ca and in-store at the Apple Store.
Palladium Pampa Sport Cuff WPS Boots: These boots feature a premium full grain leather seam - sealed and lined with shearling to provide a sleek and modern look that keeps you comfortable, warm and dry. These boots are ready to help you explore your street, your city or the world! For more information, visit www.palladiumboots.com. Purchase at select Hudson’s Bay stores.
BABY ON THE GROW
Fisher-Price® Little People® City Skyway: This play set ramps up the zipping, zooming racing fun! Your little racer sends a vehicle down the ramp at the top, then waits for the surprise finish as the car comes out at the bottom in 1 of 3 spots. Creative play is revved up even more with a crane, stop sign, gas pump, parking metre. Purchase at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target, Loblaws, Sears, Amazon.
Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair: This ‘magic’ ABC seat knows when baby sits, activating songs and phrases when baby stands. Press the light-up remote or flip book pages to hear numbers, shapes and more. Lift the cushion to reveal more fun surprises. Purchase at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target, Loblaws, Sears, Amazon.
Little Tikes® Giggly Gears™: Toddlers and preschoolers will love putting their imaginations into high gear! The colorful, easy-grip gears bring new meaning to hands-on play as kids learn fun ways to build by fitting the gears together and watching them spin, flip and twirl. Purchase in-store at Toys “R” Us or www.toysrus.ca.
Sphero 2.0: The future of gaming is here! Choose from over 25 apps and launch a whole new world of mobile gameplay. Drive circles around your friends with Sphero’s new engine, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality apps and upgrade family game night with multi-player apps. For more information, visit gosphero.com. Purchase at www.chapters.indigo.ca.
Melissa is the Copy Editor for Calgary’s Child Magazine.
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