To see a smile on the faces of my children and their eyes light up when they open a gift makes my heart happy. With so many toys on the market it’s hard to know which one will make the perfect gift this Christmas. This year we’ve pulled together a list of top 2015 Gifts for Kids, or those big kids on your list, that is sure to leave them smiling ear to ear.
SuperMax the Turtle by Cloud B – $29.99
A little hero on a big mission. SuperMax the Turtle is a unique nightlight designed specifically to help all children feel strong and calm wherever they are. Inspired by the courageous eight-year-old Max Wilford, an incredible little boy who is battling brain cancer, SuperMax the Turtle features the same glowing starlight projections of the award-winning Twilight Turtle. Made entirely of plastic, in an adorable mini version, it is easy to keep clean and adaptable for use in day care settings, hospitals, at home or on the go.
- Eases fear of the dark by projecting a starry night sky on the bedroom ceiling and walls
- Compact and portable, it is a great on-the-go travel companion
- Light Timer and features
- 45-minute auto shut-off timer ensures complete darkness during child’s deep sleep, recommended by pediatricians
- Projects in three soothing colour options: blue, green and red; choose a favourite or set Turtle to morph through all three
- Includes storybook that brings SuperMax to life and empowers the Superhero in every child
Twilight Buddies® by Cloud B – $35.99
Ultra-cuddly friends that transform any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep.
The magical newest characters from the Twilight Cuddle BuddiesTM Collection help ease children’s fear of the
dark by projecting a starry night sky onto the bedroom ceilings and walls. Hidden within the soothing star
pattern are the moon and three constellations! Little ones find instant soothing companionship with these
ultra-cuddly friends (sold separately) that can travel with them wherever they go.
- 45 minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during child’s deep sleep, recommended by
- Projects in three soothing colour options (green, blue and amber) cycling through all
- Long lasting LEDs stay cool and extend battery life
- Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
U-COMMAND WALL∙E – $79.99
Based on the animated blockbuster hit Wall•E, the 9” tall U-Command WALL∙E from the Disney-PIXAR Collection talks and moves with sound effects, featuring animated arms and turning track wheels with blinking, light-up eyes. Send an instant order or preprogrammed action sequence to WALL∙E via the infrared remote control and your loyal robot will be glad to carry out your command!
With 10 easy-to-use action buttons on the infrared remote control, you can coordinate WALL∙E’s instant turns and dance moves, his expressions, voice and sound effects, and power signal. The action packed WALL∙E can also be programmed for over 1000 action combinations with realistic expressions, light-up eyes, original movie voice, sound effects, movements and more! Age recommendation: 4+. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
STAR WARSTM -R2-D2TM INTERACTIVE ROBOTIC DROID – $199.99
Collectors and fans alike will love this Toys“R”Us exclusive, Star Wars: The Force Awakens interactive, 16-inch R2-D2 as he comes to life like never before via instant or pre-programmed commands with the help of an easy-to-use remote controller. Featuring realistic walking, spinning and head turning action in every direction, authentic movie sound effects and lights, everyone’s favourite gutsy droid will follow any Rebel or Jedi command with the press of the controller. R2-D2 will even project Princess LeiaTM on the wall when prompted. Use the 10 buttons to program over 1,000 action combinations!
- Bring R2-D2 to life with sound effects, walking and spinning actions.
- Command R2-D2 in all directions: forward, reverse, left and right, or turns.
- Head turns while it makes different sound effects.
- Voice Activated – talk to R2-D2 and he’ll respond to you!
- Pre-program commands and press go. R2-D2 will follow your instructions!
- Projects image of Princess Leia on the wall.
Available only at Toys”R”Us
STAR WARSTM-STORMTROOPERTM ANIMATRONIC INTERACTIVE FIGURE – $159.99
This deluxe collector’s edition, highly interactive StormtrooperTM is produced based on digital data from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The Stormtrooper is highly poseable with 23 points of articulation, also coming with voice, lights and sound effects. It offers four exciting ways to play:
VOICE ACTIVATED BATTLE MODE – Raise your voice and the Stormtrooper will engage in Battle Mode. You can also raise his right arm for Blaster firing action and sound effects with light.
VOICE ACTIVATED TALK BACK MODE – Talk to the Stormtrooper and he will respond to your voice. Raise your voice and he will react differently.
TALK MODE – Raise his left arm for original voice and animatronic actions.
BATTLE MODE – Raise his right arm for Blaster firing action and sound effects with light.
- His head turns, and his arms & waist move as he talks.
- 15 phrases and sound effects
- Weapon recoils, lights up and flashes with sound effects.
- Voice activated Talk Back & Battle Modes
Available only at Toys”R”Us
Wonky by USAopoly.com – $19.95
NEW for 2015! Wonky is the fun-filled card game of building wobbly towers with odd-shaped blocks. Trip up your opponents as you stack a large block on a small one and make the tower wobble! Then watch your friends & family squirm as they place the next block. When it’s your turn – reverse play for payback! Be the first player to get rid of all your cards without toppling the tower and you win! Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game makes a lot of family fun! Recommended for ages 8+.
- Includes: 9 Custom Wonky Blocks, 54 Strategy Cards, Storage Bag; Instructions
- Playing time: 15-30 minutes
- Number of players: 2+
Available at Indigo Chapters, Calendar Club, Amazon.ca
Lift it by USAopoly.com – $34.95
Creative & Interactive Play for Families that Love a Challenge! NEW for 2015! Lift it! Deluxe is the fun family game that challenges players to create structures with the Lift it! crane using their hands or their heads. The whole family will enjoy this active, playful game of beating the clock. Play together, in teams, or alone. Popular in Europe – now available for the first time in North America. Recommended for ages 8+.
- Includes: Game Board, 78 Building Cards, 4 Duel Cards; 4 Cranes
- Playing time: 30-60 minutes
- Number of players: 1-8
Available at Indigo Chapters, Calendar Club, Amazon.ca
Lift It! Timer App: NOW available in the iTunes App Store and in the Google Play store for Android devices!
FlipsiesTM – Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser – $44.99
Let your dreams shine with Flipsies! FlipsiesTM from VTech® is an all-new, truly innovative line of dolls and playsets developed and refined through years of research into what girls and parents want, combining traditional role play with collectible dolls and accessories with VTech’s proprietary MagicPointTM interactive technology. Eight introductory themes encourage girls to be anything they want to be, whether it’s a doctor, marine biologist, teacher, baker, rock star, veterinarian, fashion designer or even a princess.
Extending the play value for kids with free activities, a new Flipsies microsite is now available at www.flipsies.ca.
Anchored by Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, a beautiful 2-in-1 interactive house that magically transforms into a luxury ocean cruiser, the introductory product collection features 18 offerings. Flipsies Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser is a 2-in-1 playset that transforms from a beautiful house where she can spend time with her friends to an ocean cruiser that she can use to explore ocean life! Press the charm on Sandy’s necklace to see it light up and to experience her friendly personality.
Age recommendation: 4-9 years
Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser features include:
- 2-in-1 playset transforms from a house to an ocean
- 8 MagicPoint locations trigger playful phrases and encourage interactive play
Available at Toys R Us, Amazon.ca, Walmart.ca
Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate RC SpeedwayTM by VTech – $69.99
Go! Go! Smart Wheels® are imaginative playsets that incorporate technology and mechanical play for learning fun. On the VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Remote Control SpeedwayTM, Ralph and his race car entertain your little one with a light-up driver button that activates playful music and fun sounds, also teaching the child the letter “R” and the vehicle’s name. The speedway consists of 4.5 feet of interchangeable tracks and it features a stunt ramp, an elevator, movable gears, starting flags and track switches that are all triggered by the RC race car.
Kids can use the RC SmartPoint® Racer in standard and remote control mode. They can get it to zip around the Go! Go! Age recommendation: 1-5 years.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Remote Control Speedway features include:
- 4.5 feet of interchangeable tracks
- 5 mechanical features
- 9 SmartPoint locations
- Steering wheel-shaped remote control
- Light-up driver button activates fun phrases, music and sounds
Available at Walmart, Toys R Us, Sears, Loblaws, Mastermind Toys, Amazon.ca
HEXBUG Fire Ant – $19.99
The HEXBUG® Fire Ant is a high-speed robotic creature that you can control! This speedy robotic bug lights up and features six custom wheels to boost its ability to move around obstacles in its path. Ages 8+
Battle Spider Battle Ground by HEXBUG – $69.99
Build Your Combat Zone! Ambush The Enemy! With the Battle Ground, you’re in control of the six-legged spider as it inches its way around the action, steering its head 360 degrees in search of its opponent. Defend your zone by shooting off any wall to hit your opponent!
Battle Spiders have a 1.5 meter fire range and are able to fire once per second or continually until hit.When hit the Battle Spider will be stunned for one second. After 10 times of being hit the Battle Spider shuts down and a lifelike heartbeat light will rapidly flash leaving the lone champion standing! Ages 8+.
For more gift ideas, head on over to the Holiday Gift Guide main page where you can browse by category for everyone on your list!
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