Mastermind Toys, Canada’s largest specialty toy retailer, has put together an amazing 40-page Gift Guide featuring gifts ideas for every kind of kid on your list. I love looking through the Mastermind Toys Gift Guide, it is full of amazing toys I have not seen anywhere else and easily represents the kind of selection you can expect from Mastermind Toys.
Some great items in the Gift Guide include Hydro Sound Water Speakers – Ages 8+ ($34.99), Stiga Snow Kick – Ages 8+ ($59.99), Circuit Board RC Skateboard – Ages 8+ ($19.99 – $49.99), Indoor Snowball Shield Set – Ages 6+ ($24.99) and the Pirates’ Den or Royal Princess Play Tent – Ages 3+ ($29.99).
If you are near one of their 32 locations across Canada it is definitely worth it to head in store for a little extra help by their friendly staff with picking out the perfect gift for each little one you need to shop for.
We were sent the B. Baa Baa Barn, featured in the Hit List, to check out with the girls. I already knew it would be a hit with them and I wasn’t disappointed.
I’ve actually been looking at a few different farm/barn toys for the girls but when I saw this one on Mastermind I fell in love. It has so many incredible interactive features there was no way I could resist. It is meant for kids 1 and up which is perfect since Ava is turning one next week and Keira turns three in January. I love having toys around they can both play with and learn to share.
Ava’s favourite part of the barn are the two balls that can be dropped down a ramp int he silo. One ball has little ears of corn and the other has little beads inside. She mostly loves clacking them together but they do make their way down the silo every now and then. Keira loves placing the four included animals, a sheep, a cow, a pig and a horse, through the barn doors to make them play their respective songs with animal sounds.
There is literally a surprise at every turn, including the handy handle that allows your child to carry it around everywhere. Guys, I feel like this barn literally follows us from room to room. Keira won’t let it out of her sight! This is seriously an A+ toy and I would definitely buyt it again if I had to.
- Place the cow, pig, sheep or horse inside the barn doors and hear them sing
- 4 songs, each sound differently depending on who’s on the floor
- Swirl balls down the silo and out the sliding door
- Doors open and close. Windmill spins.
- Slide the mouse and watch the chicken jump
- Lift a roof patch and meet a friendly bat. Lift a door and meet a bunny. Friends everywhere!
- Handy handle helps you take the barn anywhere
This is just one example of the type of high quality and pretty amazing toys to be found at Mastermind Toys. Pssst! They also have a huge amount of Frozen related toys and puzzles which are sure to be huge this year!
All gift guide items are available online and at all Mastermind stores, totalling 36 Canadian locations and ships across North America and offers complimentary in-store gift wrapping, plus personalized gift tags for all online orders for easy one stop shopping.
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a $100 Mastermind Toys GC! Winner can choose to pick up gift card in-store OR have it mailed to them. Giveaway ends on December 20th 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!