Best Buy has toys that create memories today for nostalgia tomorrow. Because toys are more than just playthings; they are sources of endless fun for all ages, and for adults they are bridges to the past. From the moment we grasp our first teddy bear as a child to the many times we nostalgically look back at our favourite childhood playthings, toys are integral to life. Explore some of the newest toys at Best Buy today, that will build memories to last a lifetime, then enter to win one of twelve fantastic toy bundles.

Toys create memories: the foundation of who we are

From the moment we’re born, toys become a part of our world. They are companions, teachers, and sources of comfort. As children, we assign personalities to our toys, embark on imaginary adventures with them, and even confide our deepest secrets to our plush friends.

For me, the stories I created while playing with cars and figurines established a love of storytelling and a love of writing. Remember the toy car that sparked your interest in automobiles? Or the doll that was your inseparable friend during those long summer days? These toys are not just objects; they are the building blocks of our childhood memories. They remind us of simpler times, filled with wonder, curiosity, and unbridled joy. The memories they created helped shape what we can do, what we know about the world—helped shape the adults we have become.

Toy nostalgia is a bridge to bygone days

There is one great scene in the second Tim Allan Santa Clause movie where a boring staff Christmas party is transformed into a fantastic, memorable night for all (in the film and in the theatre watching the film) thanks to a sackful of nostalgic toys like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. There is no denying that toys can transport us back to our childhood, evoking a flood of emotions and memories. The scent of an old teddy bear, the familiar tune of a musical toy, or the worn-out pages of a childhood book can stir feelings of nostalgia. You’ll need to draw on some of those memories as you enter this contest.

The new toys that we are giving away in this contest will do for our children what toys did for us. They’ll help them learn about things, help them learn to socialize, etc. Many years from now, the toys you find at Best Buy today will evoke moments of nostalgia for our children. Here are the brands that provided toys for this year’s holiday toy contest. Learn about them, and click on the brand to see some of the best toys and games that 2023 has to offer.

HasbroSince 1923, one hundred years ago, Hasbro has been creating fun toys and games for young and old. We all have a favourite game: mine’s Scrabble. What is yours: Life? Battleship? Connect Four? There are so many to choose from.
LeapFrogI remember playing handheld games when I was very young. LeapFrog is a leader in educational and fun toys. My favourite this year is the their Magic Adventures Telescope that we reviewed on the blog.
VtechInnovation combines with fun with tech toys like the Kidizoom creator cam and the interactive Storytime with Sunny. Our prizes even include a fun kid-friendly smartwatch!
DroydEvery child loves a sweet ride! Think back to when you were a child and you’ll agree that getting a Droyd electric ride-on bikes back then would have rocked your world.
Stomp RocketYour child’s imagination will go crazy as they shoot for the moon with one of the many Stomp Rockets. These are the best for safe outdoor fun.
Gel BlasterWater guns taken to the next level, the water based pellets burst on impact for unique water fun!
3DoodlerGet creative in ways you never thought possible. Children will find a million fun things to build with 3Doodler pens.
Dixit by LibelludThis looks like great family fun for everyone. Read our review and you’ll likely agree this game will likely be around for many decades to come.
Toy Shock BarbieThis is the year for Barbie: I heard that in some neighbourhoods this past Halloween, every second girl was dressed as Barbie. Do you have a Barbie memory? The Toy Shock Barbie accessories are must haves for any girl with a Barbie doll.

So now you know what kinds of toys we are giving away. Look at the prizes at the bottom of the page then enter: you don’t want to miss on this opportunity to win a bunch of great toys.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. Visit the brand pages shown above and identify one toy or game that reminds you of a toy you enjoyed in your youth. In a comment below, tell us the name of the new toy at Best Buy, and the name of the toy it reminds you of, and any great memory you have with that toy (or perhaps it’s just a nice feeling?).
  2. Social post: For one additional entry, create a public post on a social media channel sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy blog contest for a chance to win a lot of toys. Include the hashtag #BestBuyToyContest, so we can find your post, and include any picture from this contest page. 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 (X, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Thread, 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 randomly select 12 winners from all eligible entries. Each winner will be randomly assigned to win a fantastic bundle of toys from Best Buy. The 12 prize packages are shown at the bottom of this page.

This contest runs from Nov 3rd to Dec 3rd.

Remember you can enter in two different ways. However, these toy bundles are great for sharing so tell your family and friends to enter and agree to share these timeless treasures. This will be a fantastic way to create shared memories with your loved ones during the holiday season.

Win a bundle of Toys contest rules and regulations

Good Luck.

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. 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 am happy to announce the winner(s) of this contest:

      Sandra D – Mattawa, ON
      Tony C – Chelmsford, ON
      Chantal H – Sherbrooke, QC
      Elaine B – Edmonton, AB
      Edward C – Toronto, ON
      Joey R – Courtice, ON
      Ei-Leen O – Surrey, BC
      Bill C – Whitby, ON
      Phil I – Bolton, ON
      Marc-André L – Rouyn-Noranda, QC
      John B – Toronto, ON
      Mary L – London, ON

      Keep reading 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.

  2. The VTech KidiZoom Camera Pix Plus Digital Camera reminds me of the old fake camera I owned where you clicked the top button and a new picture comes up. It had like 6 different pictures that kept rotating! It was a huge hit and everyone wanted to play with it lol!

    I’m amazed at how much technology has advanced that the Vtech Kidizoom camera almost mimics a real camera experience!

    I am sure the kids would love it. It is great to relive the old fond memories , thank you best buy for the chance.

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