I’m not sure who’s more into Christmas, me or the kids. I mean sure, they get all excited about those toys and gifts, but Christmastime leaves me starry-eyed too. This time of year reminds me of my own childhood and how I would dream about finally getting that longed for Cabbage Patch Doll with long, brown hair, or that pair of bright red lace up roller skates just like the super cool sixth-grader down the block. Nowadays I get to watch my own kids dream about finding a real live pony under the tree (uh, no) or a trip to Disneyland (soon I hope). They like to dream big!
We can’t make it to Disneyland yet, but the kids are just as happy with a visit to our local Mastermind Toys store. They can spend an entire afternoon here, where dreaming and touching and exploring are not only allowed, they’re encouraged. Actually, it’s something we all look forward to – not just the kids!
This year, we’ve partnered with Mastermind Toys to bring you some tips for how to pick the perfect gift for your big dreamer!
1. Browse the Mastermind Toys Holiday Gift Guide to find the very best toys, games, and books to make your kids’ big dreams come true. The guide is available in store and online and organized by kids’ ages and interests to make it easy to find just the right gift for everyone on your list.
2. When your Mastermind Toys Gift Guide catalogue arrives in the mail, give the kids a marker and set them loose to circle everything they find interesting. Not only will you get lots of gift ideas to work with, but you’ll also get an hour of quiet time while they go through it. It’s a win-win!
3. If you prefer online shopping, then Mastermind Toys’ new Gift Finder tool is perfect for you. You can filter your search by age, category, budget, and more. Online shopping is so convenient for busy parents, and for even more time savings, you can have your gift professionally wrapped and sent with a personalized tag (for an extra fee). Nothing could be easier!4. Look for quality toys that will stand the test of time. I love that Mastermind Toys buyers do the footwork for me by scouring the globe to select only the best toys that kids will want to play with over and over again. No worries about disposable toys here!
5. If you’re lucky enough to live near one of the 59 Mastermind Toys stores located across Canada, drop in and consult with one of their friendly Toy Experts. Mastermind Toys’ knowledgeable staff have a “gift” for suggesting just the right gift ideas for everyone on my list! They have suggestions for kids of any age, stage, and interest. Plus, you’ll get free festive gift-wrapping with a signature curly bow when you shop in store. Find your nearest store here.
So what are my kids dreaming about? We looked through Mastermind Toys’ Holiday Gift Guide to find their most wished-for toys.
Tee is dreaming of this LEGO Star Wars BB-8. Her favourite droid is now made with over 1100 LEGO pieces and stands over 9″ tall! The wheel-activated head rotates, and the hatch opens up to show a non-functioning welding torch. This set includes a display stand, decorative fact plaque, and a second miniature BB-8 figure.
Kay is dreaming of taking home one of these beautiful Our Generation 18″ dolls along with its own Thoroughbred Horse. Mastermind Toys carries such a huge selection of dolls and accessories, Kay had a hard time leaving the aisle!
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Mastermind Toys. Nevertheless, all opinions expressed are honest and my own. Your experience may differ.