The ultimate holiday gift guide for kids at any age

Meredith Shaw shares her top holiday picks perfect for the kids on your list.
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November 17, 2022 8:52 a.m. EST
November 17, 2022 8:52 a.m. EST

The holidays are fast approaching and if shopping has become a bit of a struggle, we’re here to help. Style expert, Meredith Shaw shares the hottest toys from Spin Master, to gift to all the kids on your list this year. Scroll on to get inspired and get your shopping done early.

Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups Truck Stop HQ

This all-new Paw Patrol set is designed to recreate the show’s action-packed highway rescues. It extends over three feet wide, but can also close up to be tucked away after play. The set includes Chase, along with his new Big Truck uniform and his toy truck, plus features lights and sounds from the show. There’s room for all six pups and their vehicles, so kids can explore their imagination and develop motor skills through pretend play as they relive their favourite scenes from the show.

SHOP: Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups Truck Stop HQ; $129.99 at Spin Master

Kinetic Sand Swirl’ N Surprise

This playset lets you swirl and magically create beautiful sand art. It comes with four tools and two pounds of sand in red, purple, green, and yellow. With this interactive sensory toy, kids can flow, swirl and stack sand for hands-on learning and fun.

SHOP: Kinetic Sand Swirl’ N Surprise; $39.99 at Spin Master

Purse Pets

If your kids are asking for a pet but you aren’t sure you can commit to the work and care, the Purse Pets are a great alternative. They’re the gift with cuteness of a kitten or a bunny, but with zero work. They respond to your touch, their cheeks change colour and they make over 25 sounds and reactions, including music, so you can have a purse dance party any time you want.

SHOP: Purse PetS; $34.99 at Spin Master

Cool Maker Stitch ‘N Style

This is the perfect present to inspire the next great Canadian designer. The Cool Maker Stitch ‘N Style features a pre-threaded cartridge so no threading is needed, plus the Smart Stitch Sensors make sewing easy. This gift is perfect for kids aged eight and up. It comes with a sheet of pre-printed, patterned fabric to stitch six accessories like a belt bag, scrunchie, sunglasses case, and more. It also works with most fabrics, so the possibilities are endless.

SHOP: Cool Maker Stitch ‘N Style; $44.99 at Spin Master

Wizarding World Harry Potter Diagon Alley Playset

Harry Potter remains a top ask on Christmas lists all around the world because the story continues to capture new generations of children, and there seem to be no limits to the different toy ideas that are on offer. This three-in-one playset has three Diagon Alley shops including Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Eeylops Owl Emporium, and Florian Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. Plus, Hermione Granger and Fred Weasley dolls, and 21 accessories including owls, lights, and sounds. Connect the shops any way you want for magical fun.

SHOP: Wizarding World Harry Potter Diagon Alley Playset; $49.99 at Spin Master

Rubik’s Phantom

Step up your Rubik’s Cube game with this new installment featuring thermochromic technology, which adds a new layer of challenge. Hold your finger on a tile so the heat from your hand temporarily reveals the tile colour and start solving the puzzle. It’s a great way to improve your cognitive memory, muscle memory, fine motor, and problem-solving skills in a fun and challenging way.

SHOP: Rubik’s Phantom; $24.99 at Spin Master

Air Hogs Flippin’ Frenzy

This two-in-one remote control car gives you the best of both worlds with a red muscle car body or flips it to reveal a blue sleek sports car finish. Enjoy the red muscle car aesthetic on one side or flip over for a blue sleek sports car look to zip through obstacles all with one vehicle. You can spin it 360 degrees horizontally or vertically in ‘Frenzy Mode' thanks to its rotating arm that gives you control as the car flips, rotates, and performs incredible stunts. It has super soft tires that won’t damage your house, so the kids can go wild.

SHOP: Air Hogs Flippin’ Frenzy; $64.99 at Spin Master

Valor Kick Scooter

The Valor Kick Scooter is the smallest full-size folding scooter on the market. With a compact design and easy fold-down mechanisms, it easily fits into a backpack or locker. Like with any ride-on toy, just be sure to practice safety first with a helmet and parental supervision.

SHOP: Valor Kick Scooter; $139.99 at Spin Master