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The best toys for every kid on your list

This week, we’re bringing you the ultimate gift ideas, and it’s time to talk about toys.

Toy insider, Maddie Michalik, shares the best toys for every kid on your list.


The one every kid wants…


Fingerlings, $20

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: This is the toy on every kid’s wish list. These silly little critters make sounds, blink their eyes, turn their heads, and grip your finger.


For the artist…


LatchKits Craft Kids, $25

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: This classic latch hook craft kit is fun and easy to learn, and everything your child needs is included.


Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, $17

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: Your little artist can see their Play-Doh creations come to life. Simply download the Play-Doh Touch app, shape a Play-Doh creation, place it on the Shape to Life Studio, and scan it with your tablet or smartphone. The creation will come to life right before your eyes!


For the thinker…


Beasts of Balance, $129

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: This fun and interactive game combines the best aspects of JENGA and augmented reality.


EXIT: The Game, $22

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: Bring the escape room to your home with this six player party game. Players must solve a series of riddles and puzzles to escape from a room.


For the curious one…


Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn First Words Smart Puppy, $50

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: This adorable pup introduces first words to your little one with fun songs, sounds, phrases and hands-on activities.


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi, $70

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: This interactive learning buddy gets kids up and moving while developing gross motor skills, listening skills and ability to follow directions.


For the bookworm…


Teddy Ruxpin, $150

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: Parents and grandparents will probably remember everyone’s favourite storytelling bear from the ‘80s. He’s back and better than ever with interactive technologies and features.


Moonlite Gift Pack Storybook Projector, $50

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: Your child’s favourite tales will come to life with this easy-to-use storybook projector.


For the athlete…


Sporty: Neon Flash Scooter, $130

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: This scooter gives a quiet ride with a lot of flare!


Stocking stuffers


Pikmi Pop Surprise Pack, $15

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: The Surprise Pack includes two adorable scented Pikmi plush, three mystery items, two secret messages and a collector’s guide.


Squish-Dee-Lish, $8 each

  • WHY IT’S GREAT: These super cute slow-rise squishes are fun to squeeze and collect.