Yes, it’s that time of year again! The holiday season is fast approaching and soon, we’ll all be stumped on what to buy for our tech-obsessed youngsters. To help our families, we’ve pulled together a list of gift ideas that balance education, enthusiasm, inspiration and, most of all, fun!
1. Curiscope Children’s Virtuali-Tee T-shirt, 5-13 years, £25.00
Get an insight into one of the most cutting-edge technologies – Virtual Reality. The t-shirt uses beautifully designed augmented reality and 3D learning experiences to explore circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems with fully immersive 360 videos.
2. STEM Quest: Tools, Robotics and Gadgets Galore Book, Ages 6+, £9.99
We love encouraging kids to build projects in creative ways. This book includes 30 unique do-at-home experiments from making your own stethoscope to building a jet boat and creating a biotech yoghurt.
3. Beasts of Balance digital tabletop hybrid stacking family game, Ages 6-60+, £69
We love games that include the whole family! And this is a great option: Jenga 2.0. This multi-award-winning connected stacking game comes to life on your tablet, phone or TV! Get your balancing act right and you could be the winner.
4. Kano Harry Potter Wand Kit, Ages 8+, £99.99
For kids….and big kids who love Harry Potter. Build a wand. Learn to code. Make magic! Wave your wand at your screen to make fire flow, pumpkins grow and compose music.
5. VEX Robotics Robotic Arm, Ages 8+, £34.00
Break. Bend. Build. That’s the approach you take with this robotics kit. The kit challenges you to build your own fully functional robotic arm with four points of motion.
6. 4M Great Gizmo Tin Can Robot, Ages 8+, £12.99
Try your first “tech for good project.” Millions of tin cans are being wasted daily. Recycle one of them and turn into a robot that walks in a silly way when you turn it on.
7. Lego Women of NASA, Ages 10+, £19.99
Build, play, learn and explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
8. MICRO:CRAFT PACK, Ages 11+, £29.99
Tech Will Save Us teaches your child to tap into their creative skills as they learn how to code and craft through dozens of hands-on projects straight from this little box.
9. POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled (Bluetooth) Paper Airplane Kit for Paper Aeroplanes, Ages 14+, £39.97
Bring your favourite “blast from the past” to the present when you turn your paper aeroplane into a remote-controlled flying machine! This transforms ordinary paper planes into motorised machines, controlled directly from your smartphone. You control your plane with your smartphone through the Power Up app (iOS/Android compatible).
10. Fire Tech Technology Courses for Kids and Teens, Ages 9-17
It wouldn’t be a Fire Tech gift list if we didn’t include our own empowering and inspiring tech courses for young people. We’re offering, two, three and five-day programmes this December in London, Cambridge, and Manchester. Build your own video games, engineer robots, develop your Python coding skills, or learn to use professional level photography equipment.