The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…..you know, I think the stockings might just be my favourite of the whole holiday gift giving traditions. It was like opening up a treasure chest and finding all kinds of tiny trinkets inside. Now I get to shop for other people’s stocking stuffers and I have to say – I love that even more! Instead of opening the treasure chest, I get to go on the hunt for all those amazing toys and trinkets to put into it. The only thing is that some years, it seems like stocking stuffers become the “last minute” items on my list and then I’m scrambling to find just the right things.
Well, if you’re in that same boat, let me suggest that you head to Mastermind Toys! They have an amazing selection of fantastic stocking stuffers for under $20. Here’s their top 20 list:
1. HEXBUG CIRCUIT BOARDS RC SKATEBOARD 2-PACK ($19.99), Ages 8+
Use your mini skateboard to perform cool tricks! It has real wheels, real metal trucks, and a contour deck. Add
these cool decks to your Circuit Boards collection and motorize them with the remote controlled skateboard
power axles. Once motorized the skateboards become remote control activated. Make your boards twist and
turn with the touch of a button!
2. ELEKTROKIDZ WITH SOUND ACTIVATED DANCING HAIR ($19.99), Ages 6+
Meet your new mini dancing partner! Elektrokidz are music-inspired collectibles that come in six different
finishes (like Matte Black & Gold). Each one has their own special hair movement that dances to the beat of the
music you are listening to. No two Elektrokidz hair dances the same way!
3. RUBIK’S VOID BRAIN PUZZLE ($19.99), Ages 8+
Void is a HOLE new puzzle, with a HOLE new challenge. This evolution of the original 3×3 Rubik’s Cube was
designed by Katsuhiko Okamoto. The Void has missing centre cubes that make this puzzle harder than an
original 3×3 Rubik’s cube to solve. This cube is truly amazing to behold, leaving your brain void of answers to
the question: “how can that Rubik’s Cube have a hole in the middle and still work?”
4. SCENTCO SMASH DRIVE – ASSORTED ($15.99), Ages 4+
Smash Drives scented flash drives are a kid’s favourite study buddy! Why store files on a regular, boring flash
drive when you could put them on an awesome Smash Drive instead? Collect all the different Smash Drive
scents to maximize the fun!
5. 3D DREAM CAR PUZZLES ($14.99), Ages 8+
Build your dream car with a 3D puzzle! This 3D puzzle has unique shaped pieces to create a model car puzzle.
When you’ve finished piecing the car together, you can use it to decorate your bedroom, playroom, library and
6. DIGIBIRDS ($12.99), Ages 5+
Introducing the new singing sensations, DigiBirds: colourful little interactive birds that sing to you! The DigiBirds
mimic real birds through their head and beak movement while singing and tweeting. Blow on the DigiBird to
start it tweeting or whistle for your bird to start singing! Collect more than one DigiBird and start a choir
through the chorus mode!
7. MINI OUR GENERATION DOLLS ($12.99), Ages 6+ (MASTERMIND TOYS EXCLUSIVE)
Adorable, mini versions, of your favourite Our Generation dolls. Collection features 7″ dolls that are well
designed, great quality and super stylish.
8. JELLY BELLY BEANBOOZLE GAME ($10.99), Ages 6+
Bamboozle the kids, family, and friends with the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled® Gift Box that’s a game and a candy
all in one. Take the dare with the spinner wheel, then pick the jelly bean in the colour the spinner lands on. It’s
a dare for intrepid jelly bean eaters to take their chances on tasting lookalike wild or mild flavors. If you happen
to get a Booger-flavoured bean instead of Juicy Pear – you’ve been BeanBoozled!
9. BLINK TIME WATCH ($8.99), Ages 5+
Each watch has a bright LED display so checking the time in darkness has never been easier. The one touch
activation illuminates the time, press again to see the date and once more will show the seconds counter. The
tactile silicone strap gives a smooth textured finish and means it is resistant to bitter weather conditions. With
a selection of vivid colours to choose from, there’s a choice to suit every little wrist.
10. POCKET CHRISTMAS DOODLING & COLOURING ($8.95), Ages 6+
A pocket-sized book packed with Christmas-themed doodling and colouring activities to keep children (or
adults!) busy for hours. It features snowflakes, ice skaters, reindeers and penguins to doodle, as well as
stockings, decorations, and baubles to colour.
11.METAL EARTH MODEL SETS ($7.99 -$12.99), Ages 10+
For the budding architect, this amazingly detailed DIY model starts as a four-inch square laser cut metal sheet.
Use the easy-to-follow instructions to pop out the pieces, bend the tabs, and connect them at the attachment
points to form beautiful 3D models including the Eiffel Tower, the Titanic, a Grand Piano and Ferris Wheel.
12. LIVING ROYAL PHOTO REALISTIC SOCKS ($6.99), Ages 8+
Put your best foot forward with these cool, crazy socks! The perfect pair of ankle socks featuring photo realistic
designs including Donut, Gummy Bear, Cupcakes, and Pizza are a FUN way to express your personal style.
14. FROZEN CHRISTMAS PARTY ($5.99), Ages 4+
It’s Christmas in Arendelle and Anna and Elsa want to make it the best one ever! Find out how the royal sisters
from Disney’s Frozen celebrate. Comes with press-out ornaments featuring pictures of the characters, and
festive glitter on the cover!
15. POKEMON XY FLASHFIRE BOOSTER PACK ($5.99ea.), Ages 6+
Blaze your way to glory and watch the sparks fly when you battle with Pokemon XY Flashfire cards. Ignite the
action with a firestorm of Fire-type Pokemon and watch your opponents’ terrified double-take of the amazing
Pokemon featured in this breathtaking expansion. Your explosive adventures will continue as your foes flee the
field with certain doom flashing before their eyes!
16.MINECRAFT MINI-FIGURE ($5.99), Ages 4+
Dig in to the world of Minecraft like never before! “Buried” inside each one-pack is a unique Minecraft Mini
Figure just waiting to be discovered — you never know which figure you’ll find next until you open the box!
Featuring the game’s signature, 8-bit style, these figures allow kids to play with their favourite characters
17.MR. MEN LITTLE MISS CHRISTMAS MAD LIBS ($4.99), Ages 8+
Mr. Men Little Miss Christmas Mad Libs features 21 original holiday-themed stories starring everyone’s
favourite Mr. Men and Little Misses!
18. PEACEABLE KINGDOM JEAN TATS -ASSORTED ($3.99ea.), Ages 5+
Jean Tats are a fun, easy way for kids to decorate their denim with temporary tattoos! Tattoos apply in seconds
and come off in a normal cycle in the laundry!
19. LEGO® SERIES 12 MINIFIGURES ($3.99), Ages 5+
This LEGO® Minifigures collection features 16 all new Minifigures! Each Minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’
bag with its own special accessories, display plate and collector’s leaflet. Buy a bag, open it up and see which
one you get! Collection includes: Space Miner, Battle Goddess, Wizard, Dino Tracker, Swashbuckler, Jester,
Piggy Guy, Hun Warrior, Fairytale Princess, Pizza Delivery Man, Video Game Guy, Spooky Girl, Prospector, Genie Girl, Rock Star and a Lifeguard.
20.GLITTER CHRISTMAS TATTOOS ($2.00), Ages 3+
Celebrate the season with a collection of 10 Yuletide tattoos starring merry elves, overstuffed stockings,
colourfully wrapped presents, and even Santa himself. A dash of glitter lends an extra touch of Christmas
magic! Wear the tattoos alone or as a group for a more festive effect.
Until December 24, Mastermind Toys is donating $1 to Make-A-Wish Canada for every new like on their Facebook page. Check it out here. You can also follow them on Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest. And don’t forget, Mastermind Toys offers FREE gift wrapping at each of their 35 locations and free shipping within Canada on any purchases of $60 or more at www.mastermindtoys.com
What do you put in your kids’ Christmas stockings?
Disclosure – I was provided with compensation in exchange for this blog post and happily went shopping for fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers at Mastermind Toys.