The Holiday Spirit of Giving {Top & Hottest Holiday Toys Contest}

Gift-Giving for the Holidays

December is arriving very soon, my very favorite season of the year! The perfect season to give and to celebrate together as a family.

This year will be our 4th Christmas with our 3-year-old. I was going through old photos and I started to relive fond memories of our past holiday seasons together. Seeing photos of my then 12 month old opening his presents and his joy and sincere excitement when seeing what he received is priceless.

On that particular Christmas I remember one of his favourite presents was a little dog that moved around and barked at the same time. The look on his face when he opened the box was captured on the photo below, he was SO impressed and excited!

Gift-Giving for the Holidays

He has also always loved books and he received some books that he really liked as well. At that age he was very innocent and he was not writing gift lists for Santa or asking for specific toys, he was just truly happy to receive anything and to have a chance to open the wrapping paper on any and all our gifts.

This year my son has a list of favourites and even though he seems to understands the concept of gift-giving and the holidays I don’t want him to think that the holidays are just about receiving presents. I also want him to learn about giving without asking for something in return and this is why I am taking him shopping for presents for our family and friends to explain that we also give and not only receive things. I am also planning to take him with me to donate some toys to underprivileged children in the city.

Gift-Giving for the Holidays

Do your little ones make gift wish-lists for you?

Hot Wheels® 'Triple Track Twister' Raceway

Hot Wheels® ‘Triple Track Twister’ Raceway

I know one of my son’s top picks this year is the Hot Wheels Tripe Track Twister’ Raceway! Any of yours in this list of hottest holiday toys from Sears? If they are then be sure to head over to the Sears Facebook Page for a fantastic contest starting on Friday November 15th. Each Friday from the 15th until December 13th, Sears will be hosting a Friday Facebook contest giveaway and  giving away one of their top and hottest holiday toys. You can enter just by commenting! Simple enough right? Don’t miss it and good luck!

Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. #SearsMom

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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10 responses to “The Holiday Spirit of Giving {Top & Hottest Holiday Toys Contest}”

  1. Angela Michaels — November 11, 2013 @ 3:35 pm (#)

    thanks fr sharing the contest, liking their FB page right now to be ready lol
    The photos of your little one are so cute too <3 love his face when getting his puppy.

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  2. Christine — November 11, 2013 @ 3:36 pm (#)

    He’s ADORABLE!!! I can’t wait to see photos of him playing with the race track!

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  3. Nicki L — November 11, 2013 @ 4:17 pm (#)

    how cute!!!! I bet my nephew would love that race track as well, looks pretty cool!

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  4. Christine — November 12, 2013 @ 10:31 am (#)

    What adorable pics! So cool that Sears is having FB giveaways for their hottest toys! So many fun items!

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  5. Judy C (Cowan) — November 12, 2013 @ 10:44 am (#)

    Thanks for sharing the contest, I will have to check it out. Love the expression on your sons picture with that dog!

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  6. Amanda @ The Mommy Mix — November 13, 2013 @ 10:54 am (#)

    I remember my oldests first Christmas too… He wanted no part in it in fact I had to open all of his gifts for him!

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  7. Toni Marie Caravello Feimer — November 13, 2013 @ 2:31 pm (#)

    We do operation Christmas Child Boxes through Samaritan’s Purse to get in the Spirit of giving during the Holidays. Great article to remind all about the season.

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  8. joanna garcia — November 13, 2013 @ 5:34 pm (#)

    omg he is so cute! thanks for the tips!

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  9. Michelle F. — November 13, 2013 @ 8:45 pm (#)

    my nephew would love that twister raceway

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  10. Amanda Hoffman — November 14, 2013 @ 7:13 pm (#)

    thats amazing 🙂

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