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Make Their Big Dreams Come True at Mastermind Toys

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!

Win a $150 Mastermind Gift Card

I’ve got a $150 gift card for one lucky reader to get some holiday shopping done at Mastermind Toys! Enter in the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, excluding Quebec. Giveaway ends November 23, 2017, at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. One entry per family/household. All the winner’s entries will be verified.

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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.

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  • I definitely consider the Mack Granite Crane for my two nephews. They are into construction toys big time and this would keep them busy for hours.

  • I would buy the Osmo Genius Kit and would love it myself, too.


    I would like to have this Soggy Doggy game to play with my grandsons.

  • I would love to win the for my nephew. He builds robots in school and has competitions

  • My granddaughter would love this doll.

  • I think my niece would enjoy this drawing frame
    I’ve seen some pencil cases when I was in store made from the same fabric and couldn’t stop touching them 🙂

  • I would choose a doll for my niece most likely the Our Generation Dedra 18” Deluxe Doll

  • My youngest son would like this and maybe I have no idea for my older son. There is so many neat toys.

  • We’d get the mobile crane for sure!

  • Battery Operated Sewing Machine
    among other items.

  • I think my son would love to have the BB-8 Star Wars Hero Droid. How cool would this remote control be.

  • I would love to get a generation doll for my granddaughter.. and this fun game for my grandson! so many great items to pick from!

  • I love Mastermind Toys! The one in Saskatoon opened last fall, so we had a blast shopping for our niece and nephews for Christmas. Now we have our own little one, so gotta start making her a Christmas list! She’s just starting to get more interested in playing in the bathtub, so bath toys are on my list! I love B brand toys, so I was very excited to find this B Bath Ship & Fish set using the gift finder! Such a fun toy and the gift du see was so easy to use. Definitely will be giving that a try for all the kids on our list!

  • I’d love to get the Meccano MeccaSpider for my son.

  • I would choose the fingerlings baby glitter monkey! It’s a hot toy this year, and this specific one is exclusive to Mastermind!

  • I know my nieces are seriously into unboxing videos on Youtube, and are into the latest trends, so I know they’d love getting a LOL Surprise in their stocking.

  • My son would love to have the Lego Ninjago green mech dragon!!

  • I found the Battery Operated Sewing Machine which my older daughter would love – she recently asked me about learning to sew, and this looks like a great beginner machine for her:

  • My daughter loves building things and she can curious how things work. I would like to gift her the Meccano Super Construction Set found at this link :

  • We would get the Build your own Robotic Arm kit. We used the gift guide finder, great tip, thanks!

  • I would like to have Paw Patrol Life Sized Lookout Tower( I found this toy by using their Gift Finder tool.

  • I think I might like to pick this if I win-

  • I saw this product featured on TV this past week & immediately I was fascinated by it! I think it would be useful to help calm my son & create a magical atmosphere in his room! #1 on my shopping list this year is the Moonlite Storytime Projector!

  • My daughter is 3.5 and really into dolls and dressing them up to play pretend, I’m sure she would love an Our Generation doll as well as this adorable bunk bed.

  • I would use it towards a race card track for my grandson.

  • I’m sure my 2 young grandsons would love playing with the SIKUWORLD Parking Garage –

  • I would love the Hape My First Xylophone and Piano, at

  • I would use the gift card towards this LEGO® Star Wars First Order Heavy Assault Walker™ for $169.
    My boys would flip!

  • I’ve got a little adventurer who would love the Bounty Hunter Junior Target I.D. Metal Detector!

  • I would look at getting this, perfect for a little girl in this family that loves her dolls 🙂

  • I would love to choose some gifts for my grandkids! For my sweet grand-daughter, who is a big fan of Paw Patrol, I would choose the Paw Patrol Mini Vehicle with Figure Assorted ( And for my grandson, who loves books and science, I would get him something like The Periodic Table book (

  • I’d get them the LOL Surprise Series 2 tots Ball because they like these characters and it seems like good clean fun.

  • I used the Gift Finder and put in for a 6 year old in the Arts section and found this for my daughter!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • So much choice, hmm I believe that would be a huge success here – they are all both huge Lego and Star Wars fans. 🙂


    I would get the above for my son who loves puzzles!

  • I would love to buy Calico Critters toys, like the Baby Discovery Forest. I’d buy all of the Calico Critters toys if I could!

  • I know we’ll probably buy some lego and jigsaws with it but I used the gift finder to find some stocking stuffers and love this wooden puzzle:

  • It’s always Lego with 3 little boys. I know that this one is on their wishlist: