“… Santa Clause is coming to town.” And he’s bringing along all of these favourites with him (for the lucky kids on the good list this year!).
♥ Fantastic Gymnastics
Get into the swing of things with this compelling and unique Fantastic Gymnastics game. Players time their speed and rhythm to gain momentum to flip the gymnast figure around the high bar. At the right moment, hit the release button to let him fly, and try to stick the perfect landing. Get him to land on the mat on his feet for the win! Play solo, head-to-head, or challenge friends to a tournament. Step-by-step instruction sheet also features tips for getting the perfect 100-point score.
Ages 8 years & up/ Players 1+/Approx.
$13.88, Available at Walmart
♥ SPEAK OUT KID VS PARENTS Game
Bring the family together for laugh-out-loud fun with this ridiculous while wearing a mouthpiece that won’t let them shut their mouth. Parents pick from the Parents deck of cards, filled with phrases parents might say to kids such as “This playroom is a positive pigsty!” Kids get to choose from the Kids deck filled with things kids might say such as “What a bummer, brother.” Players read the phrase as best as they can to their teammates, but it’s not so easy to do as the timer counts down and the mouthpiece is hindering them from forming words correctly. The laughter continues as players try to decipher what in the world their teammate is trying to say, and must correctly guess the phrase in order to earn the card. The team with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
Ages 8 years & up/Players: 4-10
$13.88, Available at Walmart and most major retailers.
♥ Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
Got a budding photographer on your list? Or maybe an adorable selfie queen/king? They’ll love this one!
Snap instant, retro-inspired photos and selfies with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 instant camera. Featuring a built-in selfie mirror, the Instax Mini 9 makes it easy to capture perfectly framed selfies without any guesswork. Automatic flash and a brightness adjustment dial let you shoot bold, vibrant photos in different lighting conditions.
$79.95, Available at Indigo.
♥ Little Tikes™ Tire Twister Lights
The Little Tikes™ Tire Twister Lights toy is the wildest tire ever – all powered by a remote controlled car on the inside of the tire! The easy-to-steer kids’ remote control car gives kids the power to control the car forward and backward. The car can also perform back ips inside the tire to change directions and can spin the tire 360 degrees! Remove the car from the inside the tire for regular remote controlled oor action. The Tire Twister Lights is two toys in one!
Batteries sold separately. For ages: 3+.
$54.99, Available at Amazon, Indigo, Toys“R”Us, Loblaws and Walmart.
♥ Nerf Nitro FlashFury Chaos
Blast into overdrive with Nerf Nitro sets! Kids can create awesome stunts as they re foam cars from blasters that feature the power and performance of the Nerf brand! Blast into stunts to go high, go far, go fast!
With the Nerf Nitro FlashFury Chaos set, kids can create lots of stunts with multi-car blasting, pop-up targets, long- jump ramp and 6 obstacles. The blaster res 3 cars in a row without reloading. The targets shoot into the air when cars hit them. Includes 3 cars. Additional sets each sold separately.
For ages 5 years & up.
$34.99, Available at most major retailers nationwide.
♥ Marvel Spider-man Mega City Play-set
Imagine swinging into action and saving the city with SPIDER-MAN! At a towering 46 inches tall – nearly 4 feet! – this playset includes more than 20 features and 5 levels of play, from the subway to the bank vault and PETER PARKER’s secret lab. Hook SPIDER-MAN up to the web zipline and watch as he swings into action to stop villains from using the exploding door to steal money bags from the bank. Kids can launch projectiles and send bad guys to their doom with multiple trap doors and secret passageways, and lock up to 6 villains in web jail!
For ages 4 years & up.
$112.47, Available at most major retailers.
♥ Little Tikes™ Light ‘N Go 3-in-1 Sports Zone
Triple the play with the 3-in-1 Sports Zone!
Dunk, kick and score with baby’s three favourite sports: basketball, soccer and bowling. Toddlers will enjoy playing basketball with an adjustable height hoop, playing soccer to build gross motor skills and bowling to teach them shapes, colours and cause and effect. Includes three balls, features 75 songs and ts easily into storage.
3 mode buttons on the backboard grow with baby:
1. Learn (teaches numbers, colours and shapes)
2. Move (lights and sounds encourage movement)
3. Games (teaches child to follow directions)
For Ages: 12-36 Months.
$79.99, Available at Amazon, HBC, Indigo, Toys“R”Us and Red Apple.
♥ Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
Num Noms Nail Polish maker is the perfect activity to enjoy with friends and create your own custom manicures. Comes with special edition Num – Heavenly Froyo!
4 easy steps to making your own nail polish:
1. Choose your scented colours
2. Add glitter
3. Spin in nail polish maker
4. Paint nails and add nail decal stickers
• 3 Nom nail polish bottles and 1 Num – Heavenly Froyo
• 3 scented nail polish colours, 1 nail polish base and glitter
• 2 finger rests that double as booth seats for your Num Noms • Press-on nails and nail stickers
For ages: 3+.
$59.99, Available at Amazon, HBC, Indigo, Loblaws, Toys“R”Us and Walmart.
♥ Num Noms Lunch Box
The ultimate Num Noms collection all in one box! The Num Noms Lunch Box contains recipes for sweetness with scented combinations including Cookies, Fancy Cakes, Creamery and Crème-Filled. The lunchbox package can be reused as a storage case. It includes a collector’s menu to encourage kids to collect them all and look for special edition Num Noms.
• 10 scented Nums (outer) in a variety of avours, including one mystery Num • Two avoured glitter lip gloss Noms • Collectors Menu included
For Ages: 3+
$29.99, Available at Amazon, HBC, Indigo, Loblaws, Mastermind, Toys“R”Us, Walmart and The North West Company.
♥ Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition by R.J. Palacio
A CAC Kidz favourite! If you’ve got a pre/tween, I’m almost certain they have read or heard about the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio and love it! This special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio’s #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin, will surely be a holiday gift must-have this year!
Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. This special movie tie-in edition features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film, a foreword by the director Stephen Chbosky, an afterword by R.J. Palacio, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie with anecdotes from the cast and crew, and a family discussion guide.
In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” — indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
$13.90, Available at Indigo.
♥ Nickelodeon Slime Make-Your-Own Super Slimetastic Fun
Slime is all the rage! Kids can make their very own slime-y combinations they can’t find anywhere else in this cool kit. Includes everything they need to create their own Glow, Glitter and Neon coloured Slime all-in-1 kit!