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It’s A Wrap! The 2014 Mastermind Toys Holiday Gift Guide

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Christmas, toys, and kids, they just go together, don’t they? On Christmas morning, kids can’t wait to see what fun toys Santa left them under the tree, and parents can’t wait to see the excitement on their kids’ faces as the kids rip into all the colourful packages. One of my favourite places to shop for educational and fun toys for X-Man for Christmas is Mastermind Toys.

“It’s a wrap! Canada’s largest specialty toy retailer, Mastermind Toys, has put the finishing touches on its annual Holiday Gift Guide that dropped November 1st across Canada. Featuring over 400 of Mastermind’s top toys this season, the 40-page Gift Guide is a valuable resource that helps shoppers pick the perfect present for every kind of kid on their list.”

Mastermind Toys’ 40-page Gift Guide is just the thing busy moms and dads can use to make their Christmas shopping a little easier. Personally, I love how they break down their gift guide into age groups and interests. For me that means not having to look through a whole section of something that I know X-Man has absolutely no interest in. The 2014 Mastermind Toys Gift Guide allows you to sit down and plan out your shopping from home – saving you a lot of precious holiday shopping time! Or, if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, Mastermind Toys has a great deal on shipping right now: Free Shipping up to $15 to Canadian destinations on orders over $39 EXTENDED until December 14.

Over a year ago, Mastermind Toys sent X-Man a Kick Maxi Kick Scooter just in time for summer fun. X-Man adores that scooter. X-Man is a scooter fanatic. X-Man’s slogan should probably be something like “Why walk when you can roll?!”.  He can really scoot along on that thing, and has taken his Kick Maxi Kick Scooter on many adventures. So it was pretty much a no-brainer that we decided to choose to get X-Man this from the 2014 Mastermind Toys Holiday Gift Guide:

Mastermind Toys Stiga Snow Kick


The Stiga Snow Kick is the PERFECT gift for the scooter fanatic!  For the kid that hates to put away their scooter when winter comes around, the Stiga Snow Kick is just the answer.

This Stiga Snow Kick is made for a Canadian winter!

Here a just a few things we like about the Stiga Snow Kick:

  • It’s made from light weight steel/aluminum, making it easy for adults to handle, and easy for kids to use.
  • Maximum weight capacity is approximately 110lbs – this means the Stiga Snow Kick should last X-Man for a few years!
  • The Snow Kick folds up easily, making it great for storing away in a shed, garage, or basement.
  • You can adjust the Snow Kick to three different heights, so it can grow with your child.
  • The skis are made from a high-density polyethylene known for its intense strength.
  • It’s colour – the lime colour makes this Snow Kick stand out in the snow – making it (and your child) more visible.
  • All hardware appears to be extremely durable and made from quality materials. This Snow Kick looks like it can stand up to hard use.
  • The no-slip handle grips and no-slip kick plate are great for little hands and feet, keeping them firmly where they belong – on the Snow Kick!
  • Easy to assemble!
  • The price. At only $59.99, this Stiga Snow Kick is a great gift for Santa to leave under the tree

So shhhhhh….don’t tell X-Man but, looks like Santa will be leaving him this Stiga Snow Kick under the tree this Christmas.  While we have had some snow here in Ottawa already, we haven’t had enough to be able to test out the Stiga Snow Kick yet, so we have decided to save this one for a great Christmas surprise. We know someone who is going to be VERY excited about this gift on Christmas morning!

Mastermind Toys Stiga Snow Kick

As many of you probably already know, Mastermind Toys is a Canadian owned and operated company that has been selling quality fun and educational toys for Canadian kids for over 30 years! From its humble beginnings in Toronto, Mastermind Toys has now expanded to 32 stores across Canada, with even more new stores still to come! I’m a big kid at heart, so I love to browse through my local Mastermind Toys store.  The minute I walk into one of their stores, I can’t help but smile. The colours, the displays, the great selection of toys, and the excellent customer service all combine to make my Mastermind Toys shopping experiences great.  I also happen to love how they provide their customers with complimentary gift wrapping. What parent couldn’t use a little help with their gift wrapping during the busy holiday season?

While I’m lucky enough to be able to live near a Mastermind Toys retail store, for those of you who do not, don’t forget, shopping at Mastermind Toys online is quick, easy, and ALMOST as fun as shopping Mastermind Toys in person!

Mastermind Toys Stiga Snow Kick

Be sure to stop by Mastermind Toys’ Facebook page for all kinds of fun, promotions and gift ideas!

Our great friends at Mastermind Toys want to help one Canadian Blog House reader have an extra special Christmas this year!  One Canadian Blog House reader can WIN a $100 Mastermind Toys Gift Card to spend in-store or online on whatever toys your children desire! Imagine the FUN you could have picking out $100 worth of fabulous toys!







Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was provided with the above product in exchange for this review.  All opinions are our own.



  1. December 4, 2014

    Amanda Manduh

    Mastermind Toys is such a cool store. Every time I go in there with my kidlet to BROWSE we always end up going into debt haha! She loves all of their animal stuffies and what’s worse is now they carry Minecraft toys lol We also love all of their craft kits and the science/physics kits. Such great learning toys there!

  2. December 4, 2014

    stace rain

    My 10 yr old twins would love love love the Stiga Snow stick….

  3. December 4, 2014

    Lee-Ann S

    Miss R would be thrilled with either a Rainbow Loom or some Lego Friends.

  4. December 4, 2014

    Suzanne G

    My granddaughter would love to have a couple of Digibirds.

  5. December 4, 2014

    Brenda A

    Aside from the humougous and beautiful stuffed animals? LEGO!!!

  6. December 4, 2014


    My son would LOVE an activity cube from Mastermind Toys

  7. December 4, 2014

    Tabitha P

    My boys would love anything Lego and my daughter would likely buy as many Calico Critters as she could lol

  8. December 4, 2014

    Andrea Amy

    My boys would love the Lincoln Logs and then of course anything to do with Minecraft 🙂

  9. December 4, 2014

    Holly Messana

    My daughter would love to have some Lego Friends.

  10. December 4, 2014


    The biggest, softest, fluffiest stuffed animal she could buy!!

  11. December 4, 2014


    I think my son would love a plasma car

  12. December 4, 2014

    Nicole B

    The jumpsmart trampoline

  13. December 4, 2014


    i think my sons would like LEGO® Star Wars AT-AT

  14. December 4, 2014


    Lego…always Lego!

  15. December 4, 2014

    Haylie Langwald

    My kids would love the Lego Friends heartlake mall set.

  16. December 4, 2014


    I would love to win a sled for my daughters!

  17. December 4, 2014

    Heather Lynne

    I see a couple of doll houses that they would love! 🙂

  18. December 4, 2014


    SmartLab It’s Alive Slime Lab… as for cleaning up… can that be packaged 😛 oh and Minecraft toys

  19. December 4, 2014

    Judy Cowan

    One of the Our Generation Dolls!

  20. December 4, 2014

    Marilyn Legault

    Lego is still big on my grand children’s lists. Hot wheel cars are also a favourite.

  21. December 4, 2014

    Tracy D

    She would love Lego friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. December 4, 2014

    Erika E

    I know my son would enjoy the Stiga Snow Kick but I think he’d also like the Brio Labyrinth Marble Maze Game.

  23. December 4, 2014


    Anything LEGO would be a hit in our house

  24. December 4, 2014

    melissa finn

    My son would love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

  25. December 4, 2014


    My son would love the entire minecraft section

  26. December 4, 2014

    Debbie Bashford


  27. December 4, 2014

    Maegan Morin

    I would love to get the LEGO® Kingdoms Kingdom Joust for my son!

  28. December 4, 2014

    Kate Hearn

    Play mobile, Lego and anything dino related. I have seen some great dino books in our Mastermind store

  29. December 4, 2014

    Jenness M

    My son would love some lego!

  30. December 4, 2014


    The VTech InnoTab 3S Plus – The Learning Tablet would be perfect.

  31. December 4, 2014

    Florence Cochrane

    My grandchildren are into Lego. I saw some nice sets on Mastermind Toys site.

  32. December 4, 2014

    Silvia D

    I think they would like anything Minecraft or the Valtech Magna-Tiles Clear Colours 100 Pack

  33. December 5, 2014


    Definitely an Our Generations doll–probably Sienna.

  34. December 5, 2014


    I think my girls would love to have the GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit

  35. December 5, 2014


    Our girls would love the Our Generation Dolls 🙂

  36. December 5, 2014

    Rachel Cartwright

    Anything Lego is a sure bet!

  37. December 5, 2014

    Elaine G

    My nephew would like any of the Lego.

  38. December 5, 2014

    Pam R.

    There are so many things at Mastermind that my kids would love, but I think Lego would be tops!

  39. December 5, 2014

    Jennifer P.

    My daughter would love a Lego Friends set – the mall is high on her list!

  40. December 5, 2014

    Jen G.

    My son wants the learning guitar! <3

  41. December 5, 2014

    Sunshine h

    I think she would love some fashion plates, and lots of the books that they have.

  42. December 5, 2014

    Donna L.

    My nephew loves anything Lego.

  43. December 5, 2014


    Our Generation Dolls would be our fave.

  44. December 5, 2014

    Amy C

    My kids would love to have the Sands Alive 5lb Deluxe Indoor Sandbox Set with Tools and Tray.

  45. December 5, 2014

    Angela Erickson

    There are so many great things, but definitely the ELF ON THE SHELF.

  46. December 5, 2014


    My family would love LEGO! Thanks, Sandy!

  47. December 5, 2014

    BobbiJo Pentney

    My kids would really like Lego

  48. December 5, 2014

    Suzie M

    My little guy is all about Lego this year

  49. December 5, 2014

    James Robb

    My little guy would like Mr Potato head

  50. December 5, 2014

    Victoria Ess

    The barbie’s dream house!

  51. December 5, 2014

    seham merzib

    the snow kick!

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  53. December 5, 2014

    Alex P

    Probably legos. lol.

  54. December 5, 2014

    Brenda Penton

    My son would love Legos

  55. December 5, 2014


    Perfect gift for my grandson

  56. December 5, 2014



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  58. December 5, 2014

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    Anything involving Lego!

  59. December 5, 2014

    Karla Sceviour

    Air Hogs helicopter.

  60. December 5, 2014

    Lindsay Ball

    My daughter would lose her mind for the Showtime Table Top Puppet Theatre!

  61. December 5, 2014

    Lisa Cannavan


  62. December 5, 2014

    Julie G

    My granddaughter would like the Barbie Dreamhouse.

  63. December 5, 2014


    My kids would like the Frozen Read along story.

  64. December 5, 2014


    Thomas the Train – they have an awesome selection

  65. December 5, 2014

    Jody D

    The kids are still really into Lego and the different kits for it!

  66. December 5, 2014


    My son would love the Playmobile Dragon Castle

  67. December 5, 2014


    the LEGO Mindstorms EV3‎ kit

  68. December 5, 2014


    My grandson would love the JumpSmart Electronic Trampoline.

  69. December 5, 2014


    One of those giant stuffed zoo animals!

  70. December 5, 2014

    Dominica Larkin

    My boys have seen these and they look amazing!!

  71. December 6, 2014

    Amanda @MultiTestingMom

    Mastermind has a fantastic selection of fun, unique and educational toys! LOVE browsing there for hours!

  72. December 6, 2014

    mike k

    a scooter

  73. December 5, 2014

    Matt M

    Any LEGO, particularly the Back to the Future LEGO Ideas set.

  74. December 5, 2014

    Matthew Tully

    Luckily we have a child that is not fussy, yes she has her wants but she is happy either way. She is a stuffed toy, lego, fanatic so rest assured they will be under the tree for sure.

  75. December 6, 2014


    Anything arts & crafts.

  76. December 6, 2014

    Cheryl Hobley

    My inner child wants the game Battle Sheep!

  77. December 6, 2014


    Additions to the Mr PotatoHead collection – they are well loved!

  78. December 6, 2014

    Lori Bazan

    My son would love anything that combines Lego and Star Wars

  79. December 6, 2014

    Nate Fuller

    That snow kick would be a big hit around here!

  80. December 6, 2014


    My son is loving Paw Patrol now..last year was Ninja Turtles 🙂

  81. December 6, 2014

    Carole Dube

    Corolle Doll and clothes

  82. December 6, 2014

    Lisa Neutel

    LEGO …especially minecraft sets

  83. December 6, 2014

    elaine d

    my son asked for any cool board games! they have so many i couldnt pick just one! love their store!! so many educational toys for my gifted son 🙂

  84. December 6, 2014

    kathy downey

    LEGO … minecraft sets

  85. December 6, 2014


    some hexbugs

  86. December 6, 2014

    Jen Conlin

    We can never go wrong with Lego! Thanks for the chance

  87. December 6, 2014

    Andrew P

    Anything made by Lego!

  88. December 6, 2014

    dawn shamsher

    My girls really want a dollhouse

  89. December 6, 2014

    Eldon L

    LEGO is one of them!

  90. December 7, 2014

    Yuen C


  91. December 7, 2014

    roger simmons

    The Snow Stick would be cool or Lego

  92. December 7, 2014

    Alayne Langford

    Anything baby toys that she can get her teeth into!! 🙂

  93. December 7, 2014

    Brenda Lacourciere

    He would love any lego set.

  94. December 7, 2014


    Legos – no hesitation!

  95. December 7, 2014

    Kristine Ewald

    ANy lego WOULD be amazing

  96. December 7, 2014

    Doris Calvert

    They have been talking about the snow stick, I didn’t even have a clue what they were, that and the big Lego kits

  97. December 7, 2014

    Anna W

    My son says he loves the stiga snow kick!

  98. December 7, 2014


    Mastermind’s carries TONS of Siku die cast toys. My boys LOVE them. I would buy a bunch of them for my boys if I won.

  99. December 7, 2014

    Marc-Andre Taillefer

    He would love any lego set.

  100. December 7, 2014

    laura m

    lego or a digibird

  101. December 7, 2014


    My boy would like this from the Guide: LEGO® Star Wars Snowspeeder™.

  102. December 8, 2014

    Juliee Fitze

    All my grandchildren love lego.

  103. December 8, 2014


    The Alex Giant wooden activity cube!

  104. December 8, 2014

    lisa mclain

    Lego and more lego my son loves lego

  105. December 8, 2014

    Chris Stockford


  106. December 8, 2014

    Rhonda W G.

    I think the Melissa & Doug Castle Blocks Wooden Play Set would be fun for Mason!

  107. December 8, 2014


    I think my kids would love a LEGO® Star Wars Death Star.

  108. December 8, 2014

    Lisa Smith

    My son would like the Zoomer Dino RC Boomer

  109. December 8, 2014


    Lego would make them wild. So it’d be that.

  110. December 9, 2014


    They have been eyeing magformers, Kapla blocks and the haba spaceship.

  111. December 9, 2014

    Mark V.

    my daughter would love any of the paint by number kits

  112. December 9, 2014


    The “Kaleidoscopia Book and Kit” would be fun for the kids.

  113. December 9, 2014


    My kids would love the Learning Resources – Pretend and Play Teaching Cash Register with Scale. They love to play store/restaurant.

  114. December 9, 2014

    Bailey Dexter

    My granddaughter really want Santa to bring her the EX large dancing keyboard for her room!

  115. December 9, 2014

    Sabrina Tong

    I think she’d love the Magna Tiles

  116. December 9, 2014

    Nicole Jubleew

    A mini trampoline!

  117. December 9, 2014


    My kids would love Lego!

  118. December 10, 2014

    heidi c.

    My little guys would be happy with all toys Thomas the Tank engine!

  119. December 10, 2014


    Sand alive 🙂

  120. December 10, 2014

    angela m

    My daughter would love the Our Generation Sienna 18″ Doll with Brown Vest

  121. December 10, 2014

    Sunshine G

    She’d love some of their floor puzzles!

  122. December 10, 2014

    Cathy C

    Boogie Boards for everyone!!! in every colour!!!

  123. December 10, 2014


    My daughter would enjoy any of the lego – she loves adding to her collection

  124. December 11, 2014


    They would love any kind of lego

  125. December 11, 2014

    Karen Cutajar

    Our generation doll, crafty items, and tractors

  126. December 11, 2014


    Minecraft lego

  127. December 11, 2014

    Tracey Flattes

    Lots of Lego!

  128. February 22, 2015

    K. Scooter

    Great post! We for one are thrilled scooters are making a comeback. A green way to get around that gets more people outside and moving around? No complaints here! Team

    • February 22, 2015


      Thank you! Yes, I think Scooters are terrific and think I should actually have one too 🙂 Thanks for sharing your site for scooter lovers!

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