Catriona’s Picks

For the Fashion Lover
L.O.L. Surprise! JK Queen Bee Mini Fashion Doll with 15 Surprises
L.O.L. Surprise! JK Queen Bee Mini Fashion Doll with 15 Surprises
Ages 6+

LOL Dolls still seem to be all the rage with H and her crew. She loves that this one comes with 15 surprises.

For the Minecraft Player
LEGO Minecraft The Taiga Adventure 21162 Cool Toy Building Kit for Kids (74 Pieces)
LEGO Minecraft The Taiga Adventure 21162 Cool Toy Building Kit for Kids (74 Pieces)
Ages 8+

Lego is always a hit and it’s even better when it’s inspired by the games they’re obsessed with. (For more building inspiration, check out The Best Lego Sets for All Ages.)

For the Little Helper
Kid Connection My 1st Washing Machine Toy
Kid Connection  My 1st Washing Machine Toy
Ages 3+

When H plays with her dolls, she loves having mini versions of things around the house—like this washing machine—that we actually use.

For the Mini Sculptor
SofteeDough 17pc Bucket Fulla Dough
SofteeDough 17pc Bucket Fulla Dough
Ages 3+

We love anything arts and crafts—and I especially love it when it comes with a container for easy tidying!

For the Critter Lover
Lite Brite Sun n Nite Brite - Seahorse
Lite Brite Sun n Nite Brite - Seahorse
Ages 4+

The Lite Brite was for sure one of my favourite toys growing up. Get this one for your littles and create something with them for nostalgia’s sake.

For the Sketch Artist
Just My Style All About Me! Designer Sketchbook
Just My Style All About Me! Designer Sketchbook
Ages 6+

Pens, stickers, notebooks, washi tape and glue?! Forget the kids—I think I want this kit!

For the Experimenter
GEMEX Clam Shell Set
GEMEX Clam Shell Set
Ages 5+

Harlowe always loves an experiment or a craft and this set turns liquid into gems—how fun is that?

For the Ultimate Slime Fan
Nickelodeon Super Slime Studio Kit
Nickelodeon Super Slime Studio Kit
Ages 6+

We’ve tried making DIY slime, but this kit is even better—it has everything you need (plus glitter!).

For the Stylish Crafter
Fashion Angels Tell Your Story Bead Super Set
Fashion Angels Tell Your Story Bead Super Set
Ages 8+

Harlowe loves making bracelets to give out to her friends and family, and this set comes stocked with enough materials for her to make 100!

For the Future Pop Star
Toy Chef Kids Microphone Karaoke Style Music Stand
Toy Chef Kids Microphone Karaoke Style Music Stand
Ages 3+

We’re a singing family and we tend to get pretty dramatic with it. This karaoke machine connects to your phone to play music for the kids to sing along to. Plus, it comes equipped with disco lights to set the mood.

For the Baby Yoda Fan
​Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Collectible 8" Plush Toy
​Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Collectible 8
Ages 3+

Is there anything cuter than Baby Yoda? My daughter would love to have this guy in her stuffie collection.

For the Super Builder
LEGO Classic - Large Creative Brick Box (10698)
LEGO Classic - Large Creative Brick Box (10698)
Ages 4+

While themed Lego kits are amazing, this one allows your child to explore their imagination and build exactly what they want.

For the Competitive Kid
Blokus Family Fun Game
Blokus Family Fun Game
Ages 7+

We love playing games as a family during the holidays. This game is easy to learn and it’s all about strategy.

For the Games Night Enthusiast
Candy Land Classic Board GAME
Candy Land Classic Board GAME
Ages 2+

We can’t forget about the classics! There’s something so sweet about introducing your kids to games you used to adore as a kid and Candy Land is one of the best.

For the Puzzle Master
Pokemon Ultra Foil Puzzle 2-Pack
Pokemon Ultra Foil Puzzle 2-Pack
Ages 6+

Puzzles are a new fascination in my house. When you need to get everyone off their screens and you can’t go outside, sitting down to do a puzzle as a family is a great escape.