Shopping for Christmas presents for your kids can get really expensive. This year when playing Santa, look for toys, games, gadgets and other holiday gifts that aren’t just fun for kids, but parents will love, too.
The cars in this racing system are self-aware robots. I’m not sure I have to say anything else. This app-controlled system uses robotics and AI to create one of the coolest things you (and your kids) will play with this Christmas. The starter kit is priced at $179.99.
Razor’s Hovertrax 2.0 is fun for kids and adults alike. It features 60-minute ride time and it’s auto self-balancing, so it’s easy to get on and off. For a sweet hoverboard-like ride and simple maneuverability, you can’t beat it.
The scooter craze continues this holiday season. In the Netherlands, one-in-three kids has a Space Scooter, and now the European sensation has made its way to the U.S. This extraordinary scooter can be used like a normal kick-scooter or with its Pump & Go action for a faster ride.
BOSEbuild Speaker Cube
Bose is a name you know and trust. And now, they have a product for kids – their BOSEbuild Speaker Cube. This build-it-yourself kit allows kids (and adults) to get hands-on experience with how sound is make.
Dash & Dot Programmable Robots
Coding and programming can be fun with all the unique robots on the market these days. Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop will inspire creative and logical thinking in kids. These robots can move, turn, flash lights, dance and so much more.
This isn’t your ordinary treehouse – it’s a TreePod. This portable, hanging tent holds up to 500 pounds and is easy to set up and take down. Kids will love lounging in this cool tree fort, and so will you.
Two Bros Bows
Aspiring archers will dig the Two Bros Bows archery set from The Grommet. You’ll love that the arrow tips are soft and safe. Get your kids outdoors with this awesome kit that includes the bow, two matching arrows and a bulls-eye target.
What kid wouldn’t want a wi-fi enabled, interactive, prehistoric pal. Dino tells stories, play games, makes jokes and a lot more. It’s a personalized, smart toy that remembers kids’ names, as well as their favorite things.
The Geckobot can climb windows, mirrors, walls and other smooth surfaces. Kids (and adults) will love building seven different robotic models, while learning about the physics of air pressure, suction and more.
Makey Makey Invention Kit
You might get Makey Makey for your kid, but you’ll love it yourself. These educational toys turn almost any object into a computer touchpad. Get the Classic version ($49.95) or the portable Go edition ($19.95).
The old school marble run gets an upgrade with the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0. This is a unique system of colorful cubes that you can use to create awesome marble maze sculptures. Configurations are unlimited.
For anyone who loves to play ball, the Zepp Baseball kit is a fun way to analyze your swing and improve your skills. Kids (and parents) are sure to love the personalized feedback from this and the other sports training products from Zepp.
Xtreme Cycle Moto-Cam
Remote control vehicles are much more than they used to be. Check out the Xtreme Cycle Moto-Cam from Wicked Cool Toys. This remote control motorcycle features a built-in helmet camera allowing kids to record all the action. If you are looking for something on a smaller (and a bit cheaper scale), they also offer the Xtreme Cycle Moto-RC – another awesome remote control motorcycle.