The Sears Wish Book is 60! Remember when …

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The Sears Wish Book is 60 years old! Remember when…

My sister and I loved the Sears Wish Book. LOVED it! She even more than I. The catalog was so popular, we’d have to sit side by side on the couch and go through each and every page. She had a game that she like to play, it was sort of a ‘pick your favourite’ kind of game. She’d choose her absolute favourite on the page and then I’d choose mine. If I didn’t put enough effort into it or sound convincing, she’d be annoyed. Sometimes it wasn’t just about the favourite product, but ‘who’s the prettiest?, who has the best hair?, who would you marry?’. Mostly I just wanted to get to the camping section and pick out just the right gear for my next adventure. Guess which one of us was a tom-boy!

Sears Wish Book
I remember this 1978 catalog! Sheesh … I’m really getting up there!

I had one of these! You can order it in this year’s Sears Wish Book!

My children are just as excited about the catalog as we were, especially Georgia who is just seven. Christmas is still full of magic for her, and I’ve been putting off her requests for new toys (since her birthday in June), with the old standby, “maybe Santa will bring it for Christmas!” The Sears Toy Catalog has been her reading entertainment for several days now. She has dozens of toys circled and may possibly have narrowed it down to her absolute favourite 56 (or so).

sears wish book contender

Elizabeth is 13 and I thought she might be too old for toys, but OH NO! Guess what I found circled for Santa!

Sears wish book wants

To shop, I used: Order Online from your Sears Catalog

order from sears catalog

It was so easy! I just sat with the catalog on my lap and punch in the item #’s. A few more clicks and the items were ordered and on the way. Surprisingly, all three items I ordered arrived within 3 days. What a relief, no toy store craziness for me this year.


If you are lover of APPS –> Sears has two that you’ll want to check out.

Sears Toy Chest App that includes 3 fun and brain-teasing games for your little one to enjoy.
Wish Book App which is fully transactional allowing you to zoom in, create lists and purchase through

If you are shopping for other people’s children you may want to try out: The Toy Finder

sears toy finder

It’s your very own personal shopping assistant. Gender, Age Price –> the perfect selection of toys. MommyKnows a good thing when she sees it!

Sears also has some great deals on right now to make your holiday shopping even easier!

o $10 off a purchase of $100 or more on regular priced toys. This ends on December 24th, so get shopping! Coupon code: 941 612 203

o FREE shipping with a purchase of more than $75 until December 20th! Check out:

Now for the fun part –> The GIVEAWAY!

How You Can Enter to Win ONE of the following Toys from the Sears Wish Book:

Play-Doh® ‘Candy Cyclone’ Play Set

KRE-O® Alien Strike Building Set

Hasbro® Game of Life zAPPed Game

To enter: comment below mandatory, additional entries for tweeting (let me know), sharing on FB (let me know) and pinning on Pinterest (let me know).

To be eligible you must reside in Canada and be 18 years or older. You can enter across multiple blogs (follow the hashtag #SearsBabysRoom on Twitter to find the other participating blogs) but you can only win on one blog. The winner will be randomly chosen by ME in a random drawing on December 11th. I will notify you by email, and you must respond within 48 hours. After 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

Happy Holidays Peeps!

MK xo

Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Canada The Baby’s Room 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.


Deanna · December 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

Nice! My girls would love the Game of Life Zapped (So would I! LOL)


Deanna · December 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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Jo · December 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Holy snappin’ elastics!! I remember the one catalogue. Was that really 1978?? Sheesh! I’m happy to say that I was “much too young” to remember the other one, haha. I too had one of those record players. I pulled out my Wishbook tonight and found it in there…..hmmmmm……..not sure if I can pull it off for myself, but maybe one of the teenagers, lol! ( I will admit that I’m not kidding, I’m actually tempted to purchase it…….what??…..I’ll have grandkids some day too……)

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