How To Build Your Christmas Toy List at Mastermind Toys: A Kid’s Take
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
It is not an exaggeration to suggest that I slept with Christmas catalogs growing up. Marking pages in the toys section was pretty much my first full-time job. I’d pour over the pages systematically looking for toys I wanted for Christmas. then I’d write them all down and purge my list, formulating a fool-proof letter to Santa that sometimes got addressed and sometimes did not.
It’s also not an exaggeration to suggest that I snooped for those gifts every year. Nor is it wrong to suggest that when I found them, I’d unwrap them, play with them, then put them back in the “hiding spot.” It is family lore that my brother and I were so good at playing Jaws on the Nintendo on Christmas morning even though we had “never played it before.” Of course, we had. Every morning for two weeks leading up to Christmas before my parents woke up.
My time has come and gone. But I have kids who religiously look for toys now. So I thought I could give you some tips on how to find the right toys for your holiday wishlist but realized my days as an expert are over.
Tips For Kids By Kids
My Tips As a Parent Who Was Once A Kid
Kids are liars and sneakers and thieves. That we buy presents at all is a miracle they should be grateful for. Just kidding(ish).
Boobytrap your hiding spots to ensure knowledge of the break-in if not at least complete concealment. Leave your hiding place dusty (this is easy if like us you never dust your house). Then you will find their little paws marks all over your spot.
Listen to the number of times they say “really” when describing how badly they want a toy. “Really, really,” isn’t as strong as “really, really, really,” wanting something.
Mastermind Toys has a team of buyers who look under actual rocks all over the world to find the very best toys, games and books for kids of all kinds. Their holiday gift guide is available in their stores and online and is thoughtfully laid out based on kids’ ages and interests, making it super to find the perfect gifts.
Shop online anytime using Mastermind Toys’ Gift Finder tool
It’s easier than ever to find the perfect gift at MastermindToys.com: filter your search by age, category, budget and more. With categories like science, brain busters, LEGO, and dolls to choose from, you’ll probably end up ordering something for yourself too. And for a small fee, you can choose wrapping paper and write a personalized tag for your gifts.
Visit your local Mastermind Toys store and get help from their friendly and knowledgeable Toy Experts
Visit any of their 59 locations across Canada and chat with the friendly, knowledgeable staff.They’ll be able to offer great suggestions for kids of any age, stage and interest. Bonus: free festive gift
wrapping in every store, and that signature curly bow. Find a store near you.
I can tell, you’ve browsed all this stuff and now you want it all. Here’s your chance to win a $150 Mastermind Toys gift card to do just that.