{{Giveaway}} Toys toys toys! Give them what they’re wishing for this Christmas! #Kaboodles

We all know what kids ask Santa for at Christmas!

Socks and underwear! Ha ha ha!

Nope! But parents know that Santa will always find a way to sneak those into the kiddos stockings to help fill up the toes. Amirite?!

Well, for the presents that the kids actually want, make sure you hit up Kaboodles Toy Store. With four locations throughout Metro Vancouver and and Victoria, you’ll be able to get the wee people in your life something that their little hearts desire!

Be sure to visit Kaboodles Toy Store and donate toys to their 4th Annual Toy Drive benefitting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau!{{Giveaway}}

Just in time for Christmas, Kaboodles Toy Store has given Raincity Patent a $100 Gift Card to giveaway to one lucky reader! Contest is open to individuals aged 19+ and the winner must be able to pick up their prize from any of the store locations in Vancouver or Victoria. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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{{Giveaway}} Santa’s Little Helper! #KaboodlesToyStore

Yep, it’s that time again…

Hitting up the chain toy stores armed with your kid’s massive list of all the toys that they “need” for Christmas, complete with detailed drawings.

I’m not really a fan of jumping aboard the current toy trends, so I tend to visit the shops that are unique and locally owned.

Kaboodles Toy Store

Kaboodles Toy Store is an über awesome place to get exactly what the kiddos will love!

Playmobil, Lego, Minions, board games, puzzles, wooden toys and even fun stuff for grown-ups.

Goodies from Kaboodles

From now until Christmas, Kaboodles Toy Store is running their annual toy drive in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, who supports families who can’t afford gifts for their children’s. You can participate in the toy drive by bringing in any unwrapped toy, or you can purchase some from any of the Kaboodles Toy Store locations, and receive a 10% discount when you do! All gifts collected will be delivered to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau who will pass them on to families in need.

Kaboodles Toy Drive

In the spirit of giving…Kaboodles Toy Stores have given us a LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Black Manta Deep Sea Strike play set to give away to one lucky Raincity Parent reader! Contest open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec), ending December 6th, 2015. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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Looking for an alternative to the big box store’s toys this Christmas? #KaboodlesToyStore

Ask any kid what they want for Christmas and you’ll know exactly what they want…


Give them clothes and you’ll see the disappointment on their faces, or worse…a tantrum equivalent to a nuclear meltdown!


Kaboodles Toy Store, a Vancouver institution with four locations in Vancouver and Victoria, carries toys for every kid on your Christmas Shopping List.

Our kiddos fight over who gets to use the Mini Etch A Sketch, and bath time was so much fun when we tossed in the Sprudel and watched it fizz and dissolve in the water, then VOILA! a surprise popped out!

Mini Etch A Sketch

Bath Sprudel

Lee Richmond, the owner of Kaboodles, has been in the toy biz for over 30 years. Each year, Lee and her team travel extensively to toy fairs around the world in search of the most fun toys, which they test personally – with enthusiasm : )

This year, Kaboodles is launching a Vancouver-wide Toy Drive to support families who can’t afford gifts for their children. At every Kaboodles’ location, people can donate a gift to the Kaboodles Toy Drive, and all gifts collected will be delivered to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau who will pass them on to families in need.

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If you’re stuck for ideas for the kiddos on your Christmas Shopping List, check out Lee’s Top Ten Toys and Stocking Stuffers for 2014:

Top Ten Toys for 2014:

1. Keva Planks: Simple planks, amazing possibilities. Using wooden planks, you can defy gravity and create your dream city: http://www.kevaplanks.com

2. Laser Pegs: Newly redesigned Laser Pegs are better than ever! This is the ULTIMATE construction toy that LIGHTS UP- Perfect for any builder: http://www.laserpegs.com

3. Corolle Dolls: Calin Yang is the ideal first baby doll for the littlest mommies ages 18 months and up. This adorable 12-inch baby doll is just the right size to cradle: http://www.kaboodlestoystore.com/toycategory/dolls/

4. Wrebbit 3D Puzzles: Push yourself Further into the 3 dimensional world with the original 3D Puzzle from Wrebbit! Perfect for any puzzle expert: http://www.wrebbit3d.com

5. Zingo: Zingo brings fast-paced excitement and learning to the classic game of Bingo: http://www.zingobingo.com

6. Litehawk Motorcycle: Fully functioning R/C motorcycle racing is hotly anticipated: http://www.litehawk.ca/apex/

7. Jenga: The classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game of JENGA!

8. Davinici Trebuchet: Locally designed and created. Have fun assembling the ingenious design and then test it by flinging the soft clay balls (included) over an amazing 15 feet: http://www.pathfindersdesignandtechnology.com

9. Snap Circuits: Award winning Snap Circuits kits offer children the opportunity to experiment in a variety of ways, building amazing creations that lead to electrifying results: http://www.snapcircuits.net

10. Dressups: Cast BEAUTIFUL icy spells just like Elsa with this amazing SNOW QUEEN gown from Great Pretenders: http://www.dressups.com

Stocking Stuffers

Top Ten Stocking Stuffers for 2014

1. Finger Puppets: Put on a magical play with beautifully designed characters from Folkmanis: http://www.folkmanis.com/Content/17.htm

2. Storey cubes: Rory’s story cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages: http://www.storycubes.com

3. Piggy Paint: Paint all your fingers and toes with this natural, water based, hypo allergenic polish. Available in all sorts of fun colors: http://www.piggypaint.com

4. Tea Duckie: Add whimsy and mirth to your teacup with the tea duckie tea infuser. Any tea lover will enjoy!

5. Frozen: Warm up an Olaf plush with a warm hug or enjoy mouth watering jellybeans inspired by all your favourite Frozen characters. Perfect for any Frozen fan.

6. Sprudels: Just add Children! Sprudels make any bath a good time. Each bath bomb makes your bath water a different colour and comes with a special sponge toy: http://www.loottrading.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=59_34

7. Retro Classics: No Stocking is complete without a blast from the past. Classics like Slinkys, Etch-a-Sketch, magic worms, Jacobs Ladder, whoopee cushions, silly putty, and Kaleidoscopes are a Christmas morning must have!

8. Grown your own Yeti: Create your own winter creature with this magic grow Yeti! Add the materials and construct your Yeti, then watch as he starts to grow in a few hours.

9. Lego Minifigs: Don’t forget about all those Lego collectors out there. Minifigs are the perfect stocking stuffer for any Lego addict and perfect for ALL ages.

10. Jean Tattoos: Add some style to any pair of jeans with wash off tattoos: http://peaceablekingdom.com/Products/Peace-and-Love-Jean-Tats__JT4.aspx

Stop by Kaboodles’ Point Grey location this Friday, November 28th for the Point Grey Shopping Night! You’re guaranteed to not leave empty handed! Even visiting celebrities can’t miss shopping at Kaboodles Toy Store