Let’s be honest. No matter how old we get, we all have that inner child that needs to come out and play with some toys to help keep us young at heart. As adults, we play in many different ways and in many different forms—from building intricate LEGO sets to going to an escape room or enjoying a monthly game night with one of Hasbro’s classic board games. This holiday season, celebrate your inner child with the children in your life and enter for a chance to win awesome toys for them from WowWee, Kool Karz, Little Buddies, and MIKO.
Why are toys and games important?
Games are how we learn to create social bonds, destress, develop creativity and problem-solving skills, and perhaps most important of all, have fun. We know that play is important for us as adults because we learn these things as children. These days I nurture my inner child by building 3D puzzles and going down slides in playgrounds (when there are no kids around of course), but you can just as easily throw paint at some paper or play a series of harmless pranks on your partner around the house.
Kids’ brains are unique and still forming and so need a lot of stimulation in order to develop neural pathways and thinking patterns that they will use in adulthood. That’s why children cannot just sit still and only do one thing for too long. They need toys to help them catch glowing fairies in a jar or stage a race between Mario and Luigi plushies. This helps develop their imagination, and what is creative thinking in adulthood, if not imagination?
Give your kids the skill of play
All too often we see adults who have forgotten the skill of finding a way to play in their grown up lives. And that’s understandable—responsibilities of life get in the way. But just like taking a vacation or meditating is hugely important and beneficial to our mental health, playing—or to put it another way: doing an activity purely for your own joy and delight, not productivity—is hugely important too.
That’s why we have hobbies! You can make sure your child grows up with the skill of play (and it is a skill because the more you do it, the better you get at it, and the easier it becomes to integrate into your life) by giving them good memories of playing. And if you’re looking for ideas for gifts for the adults in your life this season too, check out our holiday gift guide and give them the gift of play.
With the awesome toys we’re giving away this holiday season, your child could make happy memories of building and racing on unique marble run tracks, talking about their feelings with a robot friend, or loudly yelling Yahtzee! when they roll their dice. The memories of fun play time will be even stronger if you join in with them and engage your own inner child too! Learn more about some of the toys we’re giving away in this contest by checking out our toy reviews on the blog.
How to enter
Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.
- Take a look at all the toys we are giving away in the table below and in a comment under this article, tell us which of the toys you would like for yourself.
- Explore our Toys for All Ages page and in a comment below this article, tell us which toy category you’d be interested in shopping from for a child in your life.
- For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy blog contest for a chance to win a holiday toy package; include the hashtag #BestBuyHolidayToyContest2022, so we can find your post, and include any one of the pictures showing on this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.
What you can win
At the end of this contest, we will select 15 winners who will each win one of the following toy prize packages:
This contest runs from November 1st to November 21st
Remember, you can enter this contest a maximum of four times to give yourself the best chance of winning. Share this contest with any parents or grandparents you know so that they can enter too and remind themselves to find ways to play this season. Happy holidays!
Holiday 2022 Toy Contest Rules and Regulations
I am happy to announce the winner(s) of the 2022 holiday toy packages:
Kim H – Winnipeg, MB
Jason M – Moncton, NB
Hedi C – Winnipeg, MB
Chantal G – Quebec City, QC
Yasin P – Richmond Hill, ON
John B – Courtice, ON
Luis H – Scarborough, ON
Chantal H – Sherbrooke, QC
Constantine M – Toronto, ON
Sharianne S – Windsor
Sofia C – Calgary, AB
Tracy B – St. Catharines, ON
Shiraz H – Surrey, BC
Tommy R – Quebec City, QC
Gina F – St. Francois Xavier, MB
Keep reading blog.bestbuy.ca and get great informative articles about a wide range of topics from tech to toys, from smartphones to style. Participate on the blog by asking questions and offering your expertise to the comment sections of articles you read. And enter more contests: you never know when we will get more great products to give away.
This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!
I’d like the LiteHawk TrakHawk RC Tank for myself (but I’d also let my nephews play with it).
I’ve gifted LEGO to my 6-year-old nephew since he was 4.
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For my cousin’s son who is 6 years old, I would love to buy him for Christmas, the
Miko 3 AI-Powered Smart Robot!
For myself I would love Hasbro Battleship !
Wow such great choices, I think the Hasbro’s Classic Games would be neat to win and the Prize #9- GottoGlowFairiesJar
For a child. The Electric Transportation
the Miko 3 AI-Powered Smart Robot for me
I would like Hasbro Yahtzee for myself and Lego friends: Andrea’s family house for my daughter
THe LEGO Technic: All-Terrain Vehicle would be my choice.
I would be interested in the Baby & Kids Toys section for a child in my family.
I would love the WowWee CHiP Robotic Dog from prize group 15, it could be a companion to my sleeping dog.
I would say the Miko 3 AI-Powered Smart Robot for sure would be cool to have around the house and my kids would love it
I like the LEGO Technic: All-Terrain Vehicle from Prize 15.
i would shop in the 5 to 7 category as my son is turning 5 soon
I’d be interested in shopping in the Board Games, Cards and Puzzles toy category. The family would enjoy the classic Monopoly Family Board Game.
i would like LEGO Technic: All-Terrain Vehicle
I would be interested in the LEGO toy category. A little one in the family has her eye on the LEGO Friends: Pet Day Care Centre.
The Hasbro The Game of Life from prize 11 for me. A great game for family fun together.
id take prize #10 thanks
Would love these toys for myself & my 2 yr old grandson , we could play some cool toys together ,some look like so much fun, paticularly Prize # 3 this would be wonderful to open & receive Christmas morning..Thank u
I think that the Lego category is one I’d shop in.
I think prize number 13 is really nice.
i like prize #10 thanks
Love prize #10
8 to 13 Years educational category.
Would love prize 13
Shopping for 14 and up but there are many younger littles in the family that range for 1 month – 13years
I will be shopping for kids 8-13.
The game of life, one of my favourites.
I would ages 2-4 or 14 plus for my grandchildren! Big help for christmas!
For me, I would like Prize 15 that contains the WowWee CHiP Robotic Dog and the Hasbro Battleship game.
Maybe Retro Gaming I think
I’d be interested in shopping from the Rec Room Games category for a child in my life. My nephew and I would love to play foosball with the Atomic Azure 58″ LED Foosball Table.
the Kool Karz Chevrolet Camaro Ride-On Car Thanks
I would choose from the Educational and Learning Toys – 8 to 13 Years category.
I would like prize #10
I would love to choose from the Telescopes category
I would love prize 1
I would love to win prize pack 1 as my grandson is a remote control car person. I am sure he would love the remote control tank and I would love the robotic dog
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