Find the Perfect Gift with the Walmart Toy Academy!
Find the Perfect Gift with the Walmart Toy Academy!
Christmas is right around the corner. If you’ve been making your list and checking it twice, you are bound to have a wide array of items on your kid’s wish list this year. Luckily, you can find the perfect gifts for the child on your list by checking out the Walmart Toy Academy!
I remember the immense excitement I felt when I received a toy that I had been wanting, \especially when it seemed like I’d been waiting for what seemed like ages. So, finding coveted toys underneath the tree is definitely long-awaited and exciting. Now that I am a mom, it makes me so happy to see the excitement and joy wash over the girls’ faces when they find exactly what they wanted under the tree.
Using Toy Academy!
When it comes to what kids are interested in these days, don’t feel bad if you don’t know what the hottest toys are. They change so often! If you know me, I am a huge fan of Walmart when it comes to shopping for fashion, housewares, groceries, and yes, toys! They made my job of sharing the hottest toys this year easier with their new Toy Academy.
The Walmart Toy Academy offers an incredibly easy and fun way to look up what toys your child might like this year. All you have to do is head to Walmart.ca/ToyAcademy, enter your child’s age range, your budget, and the category of gift you’re looking for (you can choose from a wide variety of categories from robots, to plush toys to building toys to trending toys and more). You can find the perfect toys for kids on your budget – and then you can buy it online or in-store. Simple, huh?
Using the Toy Academy, I picked out a couple toys for the girls from the ‘Top Toys Under $20’ list that I knew that they would love. I didn’t let them know that I’d be gifting them early surprise gifts. When they unwrapped them, well, they were stoked!
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Mimi is still at an age where she loves dolls. I don’t know about you but, the longer my kids want to play with dolls, the better! She is my last baby so, it’s safe to say that the dolls are a gift for the both of us.
The girls love Disney and are still obsessed with Frozen. I’ve come to accept ‘Let it Go’ as a staple song in our household.
Mimi especially loves Elsa and it just so happens that she lost her favourite Disney Frozen Fashion Elsa doll a little while ago and getting her this one made her one happy kid! Elsa comes with removable outfits and is only $14.94!
Take on the Rubik’s!
A toy that never goes out of style is the classic Rubik’s Cube. Gabby has seen it before but has never had her hands on one. So, I thought it would be appropriate to show her the fun she’s been missing out on and her sister too. I know they both will enjoy it. T!
Their uncle is a whiz at solving the Rubik’s Cube but, me? Not so much. It took me a lot longer. So, it’s fun watching them give it a go and I must say, they’re better than me. You can pick it up for $12.93! It also makes for a great stocking stuffer.
Happy Smiles for Happy Places!
If you want to make any child from the ages of 5-8 happy, get them Shopkins Happy Places! You can start off with the Welcome Pack and the love of collecting will spark from there. Your child can create their own Happy Places with the Lil’ Shoppies and Petkins.
Mimi has been collecting Shopkins, Petkins and Happy Places for a while now. She absolutely loved this gift and that made me smile. The gasp she let out was priceless. These toys continue to be incredibly popular and I love that Walmart has such a great selection.
If your kids love building blocks, they’re going to love creating with Mayka Toy Block Tape ($19.97). It transforms any surface into a base for building blocks. It’s compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks, Kreo and all other leading toy block brands.
Both Gabs and Mimi love building with blocks and have quite a collection but, how awesome is it that they can literally build on the wall, upside down or literally almost anywhere? I loved this item because it brings them together and it’s an activity they can do together.
Gabby has always been into stuffed animals. That’s why I thought the 16” FlipaZoo toy was perfect and for $19.98, you can’t go wrong. It doubles as a pillow and transforms from one animal into another. They’re so cute and cuddly, even I snuck a few cuddles.
Shop Toy Academy!
There really isn’t anything better than finding the perfect toys for your kids. The best part: with the Walmart Toy Academy, it doesn’t have to be hard to do so! The expression of pure joy from getting these toys is truly priceless.
For more information and to shop for the MUST_HAVE toys for your kids, visit Walmart.ca! And, don’t forget to get social with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
What is on your kid’s list this year?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Toy Academy program. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this site are honest and my own.
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
Walmart Toy Academy sounds like a great way to make holiday shopping for the kids so much easier. I’ll have to check it out.
Awesome, hope you find what you need!
Thank you for showing me the most popular toys at this toy academy and for this and all seasons. The rubiks cube is a classic. It is sad when kids grow out of those classic toys like Barbie and move into a more grown stage.
We try to hold onto it as long as we can!
Those are great gift ideas,great job girls !
Thanks so much!
I have never heard of the Walmart Academy! That is a great way too learn about the hottest toys and know what to give my kiddo! I think I will have fun with this!
It is so simple!
I think Walmart is a great places for toys. I shop there often and I get toys for my girls there all the time. I’ve already bought a lot for them this year for Christmas too.
Sweet, we still have a bit to go!
This sounds like it would be great for some gift ideas! I need to look into it.
The Walmart Toy Academy sounds super cool! I will have to give it a try with the remaining gifts I need to get.
Great, you will love it!
Awesome list. Good way to get something for everyone
Yes, so true.
These look like a lot of fun! I need to get better at figuring out what my kids want!
Now you do not need to, that is what Toy Academy is for!
I never knew Walmart had something so useful as the Toy Academy. I will be checking this out for a few kids I need to shop for still. I bet I get some great ideas. Maybe that Flip-a-zoo!
Yes, hopefully, you find something. 🙂
There are so many cute toys at Walmart. I love that they are making shopping easier on parents.
Yes, it saves so much time.
I will have to check out the Walmart Toy Academy. My Son is asking for a new computer for Christmas. Now that he is a teenager the gifts are getting more expensive.
Hehe, I believe that. I have a teen too! Hehe. She still loves toys though.
The mayka tape looks awesome i havent heard of ir
It is AWESOME. Especially since you can unstick it and it doesn’t ruin anything.
First of all, I can’t believe how much Gabby has grown! I guess it’s been a while since I saw her. I just love Walmart’s Toy Academy. It’s been a lifesaver when it comes to finding appropriate gifts for my nieces and nephews.
Yes, it has been quite a few years now! That is awesome, hope you find something for them. 🙂
I love Walmart. They always have great prices. I’ll have to check out Toy Academy.
They really do have great deals!
I was never any good at the Rubik’s Cube. I have a couple of young cousins to shop for this year. I’ll be heading over to see what the Walmart Toy Academy has to offer.
Awesome! Hope you find THE perfect toys!
There are so many fun new toys that didn’t exist when we were kids. Love what you listed here, especially that toy block tape.
Yes, it is so versatile!
That is definitely a handy feature. Toy shopping can be overwhelming! Take a bit of stress off!
It can definitely be!
Too bad they don’t have this feature for husbands XD Just kidding, that is a super neat feature for parents.
Too bad they don’t have this for husbands. XD Just kidding, quite the handy tool for parents!
Hahaha, that would be awesome. But, yes so handy!
So many great toys! I still have shopping to do for my kids. I have no clue what to buy them yet, they want so many things!
That is so true! Hope you find something they will love!
There are definitely some cute toys out this year, it’ll be hard to decide which ones end up under the tree. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure, hope it helps!
Lovely gift choices for the kids! I haven’t exactly finished my Christmas shopping yet, so this is perfect! We’ve always relied on Walmart for awesome deals!
They do have great deals for sure!
I love this idea, pretty genius of Walmart! As we speak I’m struggling to figure out one last gift for my 9-year-old son – going to check this out!
Perfect! Just in time, then!
Awesome! I’ll have to check out this tou academy. My daughter would enjoy all of these fun toys!
Yes, and it takes the guesswork out of things.
My son received a Rubiks cube for his birthday, The whole family loves to play with it.
It is so much fun! After all these years.
My kids are older now, so when I am buying gifts for my younger nieces and nephews, I feel completely out of the loop. The Walmart Toy Academy is the perfect way to take out the guesswork and buy a gift they will love!
Yes, it is so helpful for that. Glad it will help you!
Oh my goodness my little one loves Shopkins. She is constantly asking for them. They would make a perfect gift.
Yes, they are so popular!
That Rubiks cube is so cool, I wish I could solve it or find the “pattern”. I never knew that Walmart had a toy academy, that’s really cool.
Yeah, it is so helpful and easy to use.
Cool! I didn’t know that Walmart has Toy Academy! That’s really cool. This will def reduce my time one what to pick for toy gifts 🙂
Yes, it really can help.
This is a very lovely list of gifts for kids. I am excited to see people still use Rubik’s cubes.
Yes, they are so much fun.
This sounds like a great tool for those looking to gift their loved ones something special this holiday. I wish they had this tool here in the US.
Yes, especially kids for the perfect toy.
The girls do look supper happy! always so hard to find the perfect present so i guess i take all the help you can get
Yes, I completely agree.
I had no idea that they had something called Toy Academy. I am going to have to look into that.
Yes, it is so helpful to pick out the perfect gift.
Ithink Walmart has everything. BUt this Toy academy sounds cool! Choosing and getting gifts now are way more simple than before.
Makes it simple for sure!
What a cool feature that Walmart has rolled out! Definitely helpful for those who have kids in their family but aren’t sure what’s trending right now in terms of toys.
Definitely does help!
My nephew has always been a fan of rubiks cube and I’m thinking to get him one as present to Christmas. Will definitely look at Walmart!
That is so awesome. Hope he will love it.
I notice a lot of older toys are making a comeback this year which is nice to see. I love the idea of the Mayka tape. It will make a perfect stocking stuffer.
I love to see that too!
Thanks,great photos girls…looking good
Rubik’s Cube,great stocking stuffer idea,love the tree!
I love it, it is so much fun.
Walmart seems to have stepped up their game with their Toy Academy gift guide. The will make buying gifts so much easier!
It really does make it much easier.