If your kids are like mine, they’re enticed by technology. So I’ve found tons of cool tech gifts for kids that are (mostly) educational and will make great gifts. See for yourself.
Tech Gifts for Kids
My 12-year old daughter reads way more now that she has a Kindle. (Most of her ebooks are borrowed from the library!) The Kindle has a fast quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, five color choices, fast web browsing, email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook. This is a really good idea for reluctant readers who also love technology. I highly recommend this tech gift.
2. Glam Ombre Case for iPhone 5/5s
Glitter coated inlay case with smooth finish. Great stocking stuffer gift idea!
3. LEGO Case for iPhone 5/5S
Official LEGO Base Plate turns your phone into a buildable brick. Wraparound frame protects screen from scratches. Fun tech gift for kids!
4. Virtual Fashion Designer (ages 6 – 15)
Kids get to color in the provided design book. Then, they can scan completed designs into a free app and watch a virtual runway show starring the fashions they just colored. Sounds pretty cool.
5. BEATS On-Ear Headphones
For whatever reason, these are the most popular headphones with kids — BEATS are lightweight angled headphone to match head/ear shape to reduce user strain for long wear comfort.
6. MOSS Modular Robotics Zombonitron 1600 Kit (ages 8 – 15)
This is getting HUGE buzz in the tech world. I’m excited to preview it soon. Kids use the steel spheres to create simple motion primitives; combine joints, hinges and rigid construction to yield wonderful kinematic creations. The Zombonitron 1600 includes 16 robot blocks that combine to create hundreds and hundreds of robots.
7. Kidz Gear Volume-Limiting Headphones for Kids
These headphones are custom designed fit for children 2 yrs. and older. We have these for those car rides with movies playing we don’t want to hear! Light weight and comfortable.
8. Flower Pattern Case for iPhone 5/5S
A cute girly camera case that tweens and teens will like.
9. 3 Grippy Screen Stylus Pens + Lanyards
My kids use their iPads for school (and home) so they prefer using stylus pens like these that are specially designed to be easy to hold for kids.
10. Nintendo WiiU
New Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. Plus, in this bundle, you’ll get Super Mario Bros. U and the New Super Luigi U, where it’s finally Luigi’s turn in the limelight. We don’t own this but my kids really want it – it’s a very popular tech gift for families.
11. Gyrobot Kit (ages 8 – 15)
Build 7 motorized robots using a 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. I love educational gifts like this!
12. Tiggly Counts (36 months – 8 years)
5 magnetic counting rods interact with learning apps on iPads & select android tablets. Tiggly Counts helps develop early numeracy, counting, and math operations. My kids who are older than this demographic still love playing with this learning and tech toy.
13. OgoBild Animate It! with Webcam (ages 7+)
Teaches the basics of stop motion animation. Allows kids to make their own animated movies with Animate It! Express. This kit contains Animate It! Express software, which was developed with the Aardman Animations studio (the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run) and is the premier UK education stop-motion animation software. MY REVIEW HERE.
14. Green Skull Case for iPhone 6
A cool case for a cool kid. Made of high-grade soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and hard polycarbonate (PC) materials.
15. LEGO Fusion Town Master (ages 7+)
My kids LOVE this kit of 256 LEGO® pieces, Fusion baseplate for capturing your creations digitally and instructions for play and downloading the free Town Master App, required for gameplay. You build the physical town and it will come to life on your device. MY REVIEW HERE.
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