Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Ho-Ho-How’s that holiday shopping coming along?
If you’re like me, you’ve already put a dent in your to-do list. Parents? Check! Husband? Check! Kids….?? Okay, so I *still* have a little bit of shopping left to do. The thing is, kids are notoriously difficult to shop for, because there are just too many amazing toys to select from!
LEGO or Air Hogs? Dolls or a dream house? NERF Blasters or Micro Machines?
Never fear, friends – I’m here to narrow down the options in the best possible way – by sharing Canadian Tire’s Top Toys for Christmas, straight from Santa’s Workshop!
No, really. I’ve been there.
It gets better. Last week, I hosted a very special Mom’s Night Out for some of my favourite Toronto influencers! With very special instructions for how to make it to the North Pole (it’s a secret, after all) we gathered for a night of food, girl talk and merriment.
And toys! Just look at these toys!
Canadian Tire at Christmas will always hold a special place in my heart. I fondly recall visiting the store as a young girl; strolling through the aisles, making a mental list of all the things I just *had* to include in my letter to Santa. And while he didn’t gift me with everything that I asked for, Santa always seemed to know what I wanted most.
Today, I still have many of the toys stashed away in my parents’ basement, preserved over the years due to my reluctance to part with them completely. They represent the magic of Christmas, the wonder of childhood, and most importantly, the happiness I felt each and every time I played with them. And even though my mom nudges me from time to time to stop by and clear the toys out, the truth is, I like knowing they’re there, still a part of my family, still a part of me.
Now you may be thinking, Come on Lena, it was great to stroll down memory lane with you, but what’s hot for *THIS* year?
I thought you’d never ask. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing 2016’s Top Toys!
Pictured in this glorious display, you’ll find everything from Disney Princess dolls to Star Wars drones. But no need to zoom to enlarge, because I’ve got a rundown of my personal picks just for you:
Disney Princess Ariel Doll. My favourite Princess! Enter a magical world under the sea with Ariel. Your little ones will love to hear her sing “Part of Your World” from the iconic tale the Little Mermaid, and she’ll also say 14 magical phrases. Ariel’s tail lights up in and out of water, and Flounder can squirt water, too! Idea for ages 3+.
Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle. I’m going to plead the fifth here, but that’s only because any 10-year old could do a better job describing this toy than I could. But it’s for that very reason that you *know* it will be a best seller this year; the Star Wars Air Hogs Battle Set features unique augmented realities to battle the Death Star and recreate your favourite battle scenes from Star Wars. Suitable for ages 8+. (Or any kid that’s smarter than you.)
Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway. Go! Go! Get this toy! It’s the most exciting way for your wee ones to learn while having fun. They’ll speed through four action zones and over nine SmartPoint locations using the steering wheel-shaped remote control for an exciting interactive experience with the RC SmartPoint Racer. The playset features a stunt ramp, elevator, movable gears, starting flags and track switches – that are all triggered by the RC race car!
Nerf Mega Mastodon. A high energy toy for high energy kids! Experience energy and attitude with the Nerf Mega Mastodon blaster. It’s the first motorized Nerf Mega blaster! With a 24 dart revolving drum (yikes!), it can fire darts up to 75 feet (that’s not a typo), Suitable for ages 8+.
Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset. Kids LOVE Paw Patrol! And this playset is the ultimate for imaginative play. The Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset features lights, sounds, and a ton of movable parts and accessories, perfect for creative playtime. Suitable for ages 3+.
Now I don’t mean to create a sense of urgency (um, yeah I do) – you’ll need to visit Canadian Tire in-store or online TODAY, because ALL of the toys I’ve showcased here are currently on sale! That’s right – there’s no better time to grab the hottest toys at some of the lowest prices of the season. For more gifting ideas and to stay up to date on the hottest toys, follow Canadian Tire on Instagram and Twitter via the #CTChristmas hashtag.
As for me? Well, I’ll be making a list and checking it twice… and you know I’ll find out who’s been naughty or nice! Happy Shopping, friends!
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Well, it is the holidays – so you know I can’t leave you hanging. One lucky Listen to Lena reader will win a Star Wars Air Hogs Death Star Battle Set! This toy is selling out everywhere, but of course I got my hands on one just in time for the holidays… and now it can be yours! To enter, simply fill the form below. Good luck!
This post is sponsored by Canadian Tire. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
What an amazing prize!
Paw Patrol would make my kid scream from the excitement :))
I think my kids would love th NERF blaster.
I’m lovin’ the Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway! My little guy would love that!
I like the Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset because it is the one that I think the little boys in my life would have the most fun with.
The Princess Ariel doll is my favourite! My granddaughter would love her!
I’m pretty sure my little princesses would love Ariel – that’s their favourite princess too
I am actually looking for the Star Wars Air Hogs Death Star Battle Set to WOW my grand daughter, more like my son and his daughter :)
My grandson would be thrilled to see The Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle under his tree, he’s a huge Star Wars fan!
The star wars air hogs death star battle set would be a blast to play with… I mean, it would be a great gift for my Son.
I love the Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset, my youngest nephew is full into Paw Patrol right now and I know he would have a lot of fun playing with this set!
My grandson would love the Star Wars Air Hog Death Star Battle set.This with make nana number one for sure.
For Sure My Grandsons love love love…. Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle. #CTChristmas
Why? Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle? My grandsons have a lot of fun playing together because they like the same characters everything Star Wars!
The Star Wars toys are my favourite.
We are big star wars fans in this house so I gotta say the air hogs star wars deaths tar battle would be our top toy!
Disney Princess Ariel Doll!
My favourite is the Star Wars Air Hogs Death Star Battle Set because kids love Star Wars.
The Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset is my favorite because it encourages imagination/pretend play and my daughter is in love with Paw Patrol right now.
My favorite is the Disney Princess Ariel Doll.My niece would have so much fun playing with her.
The Star Wars Air Hogs Death Star Battle Set is my fave would love to win it
The Star Wars Air Hogs is my favourite. My grandson is a huge Star Wars fan (going to see the movie this weekend with him and his dad). He would be over the moon to get this toy.
Thanks for the contest – my girl is a huge Star Wars fan!!
The go!go! smart wheels ultimate RC raceway . I feel the need for speed!
Well its a hard choice they are seam very amazing I love the Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset
The Nerf Mega Mastodon because I cannot believe how old school the old Nerfs now are!
The Nerf blaster because we love to be outdooors
My favourite is the Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset just because my 4 year old son loves Paw Patrol so much and would love some Paw Patrol toys.
Nerf Mega Mastadon would be my favoritw because my Boys would live it!
My favourite is Fisher Price BeatBo!
I love the Nerf Mega Mastadon because in a house full of boys, I could rule the roost with that toy!
Nerf Mega Mastadon – now that would be some family fun, especially if mom has the nerf gun! :)
Disney Princess Ariel Doll
Go Go Smart Wheels RC speedway! What a great starter RC set
Nerf Mega Mastadon. My son has lots of Nerf guns and we love to have nerf gun fights in and outside the house so this would be an amazing addition to the collection.
the Ariel doll is my favourite – for my granddaughter
I love Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle – Both my hubby and son loves Star Wars and they can’t wait to watch Rouge One!
The Disney Princess Ariel Doll is my favorite because it is something both my niece and I would love playing with
Debbie White Beattie
I’d pick the Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway because both of my nephews would love it
Nerf Mastodon – perfect for older kids to play with and run around!
The Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset, my 4 yr old grandson is in love with everything Paw Patrol!
My Grandchildren would go wild for the Lego Dimensions game set.
The Nerf Blaster
My son would love the Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway!
The Nerf Mega Mastodon is my favourite because they are so fun and the whole family loves nerf.
The Nerf Mega Mastodon is my favourite, my son loves nerf and he doesn’t have this one yet.
So many great gift ideas. I am a Stars Wars fanatic so the Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle would be my choice so I could play with it with my grandson
The Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle is my favourite because my son loves Star Wars!
Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway. My kids would love it!
My favourite is the Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset because Paw Patrol is the number one show in our house right now. I like them too!
I like the Disney Princess Ariel Doll the best because my daughter is obsessed with the Disney princesses and she would love it. Especially since it talks/sings and the tail lights up – she would squeal with excitement!
My favourite toy is the Disney Pricess Ariel Doll. It appeals most to my daughter, but my nephew LOVES Star Wars! :)
i would pick the Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway. Looks like lots of hours of fun play for my step grandkids!
Potter Cool would be awesome
I think my grandson would agree with me on this one The Nerf Blaster . Thanks for the chance
Disney Princess Ariel Doll is my favorite because I still love the dolls.
The featured Canadian Tire Top Toy that is my favorite is the Disney Princess Ariel Doll.
My favourite would be the Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle because it looks really cool and all my boys are star wars fan.
Ariel doll. I personally love Ariell :) And my kids watched the movie a short time ago for the first time, so we are all under her spells. Though my son I’m sure would prefer the gift I’m trying to wing right now :)
I like the Disney Princess Ariel Doll because I have a house full of little girls and princess everything.
Chandra Christine O'Connor
The Disney Pricess Ariel Doll. my granddaughter would love this doll, and she’s my princess too.
I like the Disney Princess Ariel Doll because she was my favorite Disney character as a little girl.
My son would go crazy for the Nerf Mega Mastodon.
Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway would be a favourite around here, the grandkids love anything to do with fast cars and tracks!!
The beatbo he’s so cute and my son would love dancing with him
That should say Cheryl omg this iPad auto corrects everything sorry
Too many great toys o pick just one. The Ariel doll because my granddaughter and I play that she is Ariel and I am the cat Treasure, paws patrol would be hits for sure, but the Star Wars are classic ! Great giveaway merry Christmas
oh my gosh my favorite is the Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset! My oldest has a Paw Patrol obsession! that would be such a great toy for her
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/go-go-smartwheels-ultimate-rc-speedway-0507509p.html The Go Go smart wheel speedway! I know my kiddos would have a blast with it! But all the prizes are awesome!
my son is paw patrol crazy Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset.
Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway would be on the top of the list at our house!
My favourite toy is the Disney Princess Ariel Doll
While my husband would say the Nerf gun, my little guy would love the Star Wars Air Hogs Death Star Battle Set for his birthday(Dec 23rd)
Thanks for the opportunity!
Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle , is on the top of my Grandson’s list , he’s a huge Star Wars fan , and would do freak out if he had this under the tree this holiday season :)
my oldest daughter is obsessed with Star Wars so the Air Hog Death Star set is perfect for her, thank you.
The nerf gun, we have 2 nerf fans who love it!
The Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle set looks pretty amazing! (So does the Nerf Mega Mastodon. )
It’s a tied between the The Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle and the Nerf Mega Mastodon. We would have lots of fun with both!
i love the Disney Princess Ariel Doll well i love Little Mermaid so hearing Part Of Your World several times is just fine with me
Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway! My nephew would love this!
The Air Hogs
My son would be excited to play with the Star Wars Air Hogs Death Star Battle Set
Blaze the Furreal Dragon
Disney Princess Ariel Doll is my favourite because Ariel is my favourite Princess!!
the Go! Go! Smartwheels Ultimate RC Speedway looks fun for my nephew
The Air Hogs Star Wars Death Battle
we love anything with dragons, so Blaze the Furreal Dragon is a favourite
The Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle as I have a huge Star Wars fan at our house!
Definitely would always choose Lego, love all the different series.
The Nerf Mastadon would be a huge hit at my house! With four boys we often have family nerf wars!
Nerf gun would be a hoot
The Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset would be our fave. The kids love paw patrol
The Star Watd battle set is my favourite. My husband would love to play with this with our daughter so he can share his passion with her!
Air Hogs RC Batmobile
Play-doh is my favourite. I remember playing with my kids and having great fun creating works of art!
Nerf blasters are always fun
The Paw Patrol Jungle Headquarters Playset is my favourite because my boys are all into the Paw Patrol and this is something that is on their wish list.
Death Star Battle Set is my fave would love to win it
I’d love the Ariel doll, for my niece, as she loves all things Disney!
My boys would love the Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle.
I think my favorite would have to be the Nerf Mega Mastodon. With four boys it would be a hit on our Christmas morning.
I like the Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle – we love star wars in this house!
so many i really like for the kids but the Air Hogs Star Wars Death Star Battle is the one i choose, thanks