Holiday Gifts for Children

Holiday Gifts for Children

This post includes some products that have been gifted to us. All the toys mentioned are ones our kids enjoy playing with.

Sharing some of our fave holiday gifts for children. Let me know what is high on your kids wish list this year. 

HERODRIVE DC Super Friends Collection #ToyReview

The HERODrive toy lineup is a fave for our kids. With lights, sounds, music, and even a transformation (Batman Racer only) this is sure to be a hit for children who like superheros and/or cars.
 Batteries included.

For additional product information & images, please visit www.funrise.com and make sure you read our review here

Ages 3+ | $29.99 | Toys”R”Us Canada, Home Hardware, Walmart.ca

HERODRIVE DC Super Friends Collection

Sunny Bunnies 

If you know a child who is a fan of Sunny Bunnies I suggest either getting the Bunny Blabbers plush or Bunny Blast Playset. 

Ages 3+ | $24.94 | Walmart Canada

You can read our review on them both here.

Tonka Power Movers 

Huge hit over here with my construction loving kid. I still have Tonka toys in my house from 10 years ago so if you’re looking for a budget friendly toy that is built to last these are it. 

Ages 3+ | $24.99 | Toys “R” Us & Walmart Canada, Home Hardware

You can read our review on them here

Tonka Power Movers Construction Trucks

MGA Entertainment’s Crate Creatures (4+)

Crate Creatures are fun interactive pets that you need to unleash from their cage to find out which special features they have. All you need to do is pull their tongues, squeeze their bellies or turn them upside down to find out what your creature is capable of. Break into the crate and unleash your new beast friend!

Prices vary depending on  which Crate Creature you purchase. Read our full review here. 

Come see why crate creatures are one of the top toys of 2018

HEXBUG’S VEX Battling Boxing Robots

We first fell in love with these robots at a holiday event earlier this year so we were pretty excited to get our hands on them at home and really see what they could do. So excited to give HEXBUG’S VEX Balancing Boxing Bots two thumbs up for a great holiday gift.

This toy is for the advanced builder or a parent + builder duo. To read our review head over here

VEX Balancing Boxing Bots

Professor Maxwell’s 4D Chef

My oldest daughter who is creative and loves to watch cooking shows and help in the kitchen is a huge fan of Professor Maxwell’s 4D chef. 

Professor Maxwell explains the wonders of food science while teaching many of his favourite recipes, like making your very own pizza as you learn about the power of yeast. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions that come alive in real-time video as you glance at them through the goggles, showing you actual footage of how the step is to be done. (This kit is available now at Costco for $29.99, regularly $39.99). 

Treasure X

Treasure X is a collectible toy where children chip, rip and fizz through to levels of adventure to reveal hidden secrets. It is messy but there is even a chance of finding real gold. Perfect stocking stuffer.

Product Includes: 1x Character, 1x Vessel, 1x Pick Tool, 1x Treasure Chest, 1x Map/Collector’s Guide, 1x Ancient Coin and 1x Scroll

AGE: 5-9 years MSRP: $14.99 RETAIL AVAILABILITY: Toys ”R” Us and Walmart

Fingerlings® HUGS™ 

Meet Fingerlings® HUGS™ – they’re softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep, or give them a kiss and watch them kiss you back with Kiss-Tech(TM). Record what you say and listen to them repeat in funny ways…then toss and twist them in the air for a happy yippee! 

Available in Bella (Pink) and Boris (Blue) and below exclusives MSRP $39.99 CAN at retailers nationwide  3+ 

HUGS Sloth (Kingsley) – WM exclusive – $39.99
HUGS Unicorn (Gigi) – TRU Exclusive – $39.99
HUGS Purple Glitter Monkey (Kiki) – Mastermind Exclusive – $39.99

UNTAMED Jailbreak Playset

UNTAMED dinos and creatures are a fave over here as they are the more masculine counterparts of the Fingerlings brand. This does not mean that little girls will not love this Jailbreak playset though! 

This special cage comes with Infrared, an exclusive T-Rex Untamed dino with eyes that glow-in-the-dark and a fierce desire to escape. Contain him if you can! But beware: If you pull the lever, Infrared will bust out of his cage! The Jailbreak Playset holds up to two UNTAMED creatures. Will they be friends or foes? That depends on you! Will you tame them into friendly companions… or unleash their inner beasts?!MSRP $29.99 CAN  5+

Kidizoom Twist

My youngest boy loves playing with the Kidizoom Twist from VTech. This camera lets you play five games, record videos, create your own stop-motion animations plus the camera lens rotates to make taking a selfie effortless.

Kidi Star Karaoke Machine™

For the child that is a performer at heart this Kidi Star Karaoke Machine also from VTech is the holy grail. It comes with its own disco lights mode and you can add cheering, applause and even laughter at the touch of a button. Plug in your MP3 or mobile advice and sing your fave tunes. 

Maplelea Girls and Maplelea Friends

These 18″ dolls have been a hit in this house for a few years and our younger daughter is now asking for her own. These dolls come marketed as Canadian girls with Canadian adventures and with countless props, accessories and outfits these dolls are a great fit for the little girl or boy on your list that will love playing with them. All of our dolls are still in immaculate condition even after lots of play. 


The Barbie Fashionistas Lineup

My little girls loved playing with Barbie and I always strive to put a few dolls under the tree. Last year I discovered the Fashionistas lineup which has dolls with different skin tones, natural-looking afros, and tall, curvy and petite body types. It even has broad boy dolls.

Nintendo Switch

Great little console for a family or beginner gamer. You can read more on our Video Game gift guide here

Gaming Gift Guide for XBox, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch


Still a huge fan of this system and think it is great for both kids and adults.
You can read more on our Video Game gift guide here.

Gaming Gift Guide for XBox, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Boxed Book Sets

We love grabbing boxsets of books from our local Costco and their prices are amazing compared to other stores. We have found the Harry Potter Series, Roald Dahl and Beverly Clearly all for under $30 and the kids love having the next book in the series to grab when they are done reading their current book. 

Let me know what holiday gifts for children are high on your list this year.

Stock Photos By Efetova Anna / Shutterstock”


This post includes some products that have been gifted to us. All the toys mentioned are ones our kids enjoy playing with.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kristen visser
    December 11, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    oh my gosh those sunny bunnies are the cutest things ever! love them. And getting the Tonka truck for my nephew

  2. LisaM
    December 24, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Ohhh we have a big book lover over here. The Roald Dahl books are awesome.

  3. Lynda Cook
    January 10, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    There was so many great new items for 2018, I love that Professor Maxwell’s 4D Chef and would love to get it for my granddaughter!

  4. Athena
    January 10, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    Great choices!

  5. Tammi L.
    January 20, 2019 / 9:48 am

    I love the Batman Racer! My nephew isn’t 3 yet but well past the stage of putting things in his mouth, and he loves cars with sounds and lights. Best part… my husband’s name is Bruce Wayne, so we always get a kick out of all things Batman.

  6. cathydryade
    January 24, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    The Harry Potter Series is always a big hit, it did not age a nudge !

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 21, 2019 / 11:26 am

    Some fantastic ideas that kids would love. I especially like the Professor Maxwell’s 4D chef, I’m sure that my granddaughter would enjoy that.

  8. Shirley OFlynn
    March 3, 2019 / 11:23 am

    Fantastic gift ideas! The Sunny Bunnies and the Fingerlings are adroable.

  9. Nate
    August 6, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    So many good ideas for gifts, I like them all

  10. Angela Duku
    October 12, 2019 / 2:45 pm

    This year for my holiday list, I would like to give my younger brother a truck ( I don’t have children)

  11. kathy downey
    December 23, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    The HERODrive toy is super cute,bet my grandson will love it !

  12. Heather Swanson
    November 28, 2021 / 7:47 am

    a super selection

  13. June 2, 2022 / 3:12 pm

    The team of INFANSY’s consists of a group of passionate Parent-Designers, who have been working in the intimates industry for over 10 years. In the past few years, we have won several world-class design awards such as Reddot Design Award, iF Design Award, etc. And we have also gained recognition from global consumers by winning LovedByParents UK, LBP, etc. several years in a row.
    Best gift for a newborn baby!!