Our generation has evolved with time and our children have embraced a more inventive, educational and entertaining form of play. They are more exposed to technology and there are all forms of children’s tablet, coding and board games and build it yourself robots and stargazer dolls. Any parent or Guardian is spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect gift. Below are a few of the available top gifts ranging from the economical to those that we might have to dig a little bit deeper in our pockets. They all vary depending with the preferences of one’s child/ Parent. The list is divided into three group i.e The Economical (pocket Friendly), The Mid-range priced and finally the dear products.
Table of Content
- 1 Economical: Budgeted gift pack
- 1.1 The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home
- 1.2 Stargazer Lottie
- 1.3 Toca Paper Creatures
- 1.4 Boom Kids Colored Headphones
- 1.5 Tiggly Words
- 1.6 Tech Air Universal Tablet Case for Kids
- 1.7 Rasperry PI 2 Model B
- 1.8 Ravensburger Science X Electronics and Circuitry
- 1.9 Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator Animation Studio
- 1.10 Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine
- 2 Midrange products: Within extended budget
- 3 Expensive/top gifts products:
Economical: Budgeted gift pack
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home
This is a personalized book that comes in your child’s name. Your personal home address is used to make the penultimate page a local landmark, and the final page a satellite map of your own house. Watch your children’s jaws drop when they realize all the details that have been used to make this a perfect gift for them. This is a print book with a little something special. This is one of the cheap top gifts available.
This is the “smart “version of the Barbie doll. This is the perfect gift for the little upcoming scientist. The little astronomer has her own telescope and clothing for star night gazing. There is a companion website to encourage children to find out more about the skies. The doll’s hair holds up well during play time as well. A lovely way to promote women scientists.
Toca Paper Creatures
This is a play set that encourages imagination and creativity. Toca Boca is one of the most inventive children’s app developer in the whole world as it has quirky animated characters. This play set has colorful critter parts made from card which allows the child to slot together in whichever way they imagine.
Boom Kids Colored Headphones
Children are always blasting out their favorite music while we as parents do not appreciate the same. This headphone is the best way to keep our sanity. They are light and are ergonomically designed to provide non-stop comfort. They have built in volume control and so parents can control how loud the child can listen to their music.
This is an interactive tablet toy for children between the ages of 4-8 years. This has been designed by child hood experts and comes with5 vowel toys and 4 free learning apps (including Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen) designed to work together. This familiarizes the child with the fundamentals of language, learning long & short vowels, phonics, problem solving, nouns & verbs and word building. All the apps – Tiggly Doctor, Tiggly Story Maker, Tiggly Submarine and the new Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen Reading – are free and can work in sync.
Tech Air Universal Tablet Case for Kids
This is one of the best casings for the child’s tablet. It is available for the seven inch version as well as the ten inch. It saves the tablet from the feared screen cracks if the device drops. The case can be easily cleaned with washable pens which the children can use to scribble or doodle on the case.
Rasperry PI 2 Model B
This is the same board that was designed by Kano to appeal to children. It supports the Windows 10 operating system if one is not a fan of Linux. It is six times faster than its previous model. One will need to buy additives like a screen and keyboard to start off. This is best suited for individuals who like to put up things from scratch.
Ravensburger Science X Electronics and Circuitry
This lovely pack is has eight amazing science activities, it helps our young scientists understand everyday phenomena through hands-on, easy projects. The easy to use materials and richly illustrated manuals encourage kids to become active scientific explorers. The Children get hands on transistors, resistors, capacitors and wires. The projects include lights and alarms to a loudspeaker for their music.
Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator Animation Studio
A lot of children worldwide have embraced Mine craft. There have been online movies that have been created by it like Stumpy and the Diamond mine craft. This kit from Mattels was designed to assist children become blocky story tellers in their own right. The Mine craft Animation Studio combines real-life objects with a mobile app so that kids can direct their own beginnings and endings. One can use their mobile phone to aim and shoot and change environments as well to tell a totally different story. There is an online community and so the mine craft fans can create and share with one another. It Includes 1 movie stage, 6 different backgrounds, 3 exclusive mini-figures, a device holder, and over 18 other accessories.
Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine
This is an absolute top gift for those young-lings who are always peeping in the bonnets of cars. This kit comes from the company behind the famous car manuals. It is a fully functioning V8 petrol engine, which children can build from scratch. It has flashing spark plugs and sounds recorded from the real thing. It has over 100 parts with internal combustion.
Midrange products: Within extended budget
This is an interactive and intelligent robot for beginners to advanced programmers and gamer. It can make independent decisions via random logic algorithms, can memorize and play up to 500 moves and has the ability to draw moves on paper or drag them on a tablet or phone. The commands are translated by its OxoBlockly programming tool. The available apps will teach the children how to get the most out of the robot.
Marbotic Smart Letters
This is an awesome educative tool that combines apps and wooden toys to help children prepare to learn to read and write. The Marbotic application provides the entire alphabet of touch screen-recognizable wooden letters. It also has two other companion applications-Alpha monster and Vocabubble. The application is available in five different languages.
This is the perfect gift for any Minecraft fan. With this stylish, high-tech band, you can take your entire Minecraft experience everywhere you go. Simply plug the Game band into the USB port of any Windows, Mac or Linux computer, launch the Game band App, and then enjoy endless fun creating and playing your favorite game. . Game band ships with the Pixel Furnace App which lets you customize it with messages, images and animations. A few of the worlds come pre-loaded and the band also functions as a pixilated wrist watch. top gifts
Play Osmo Starter Kit
This is a game system that encourages creative thinking and social interaction by expanding gameplay beyond the screen. It can be accessed by 5-13 year old. Osmo is an i-pad accessory. It has with it a base that the tablet stands in, and a mirror that attaches to its top to turn your table into a “playing field”. Games can be downloaded from the free i-tunes app store.
Touch Board Starter Kit
This is a product that allows one to make a poster, play your favorite song, and give objects the ability to speak, or create hidden sensors in your house. It’s one of the micro-electronics which blends wires and alligator clips with traditional paper craft-stickers, cutouts and stencils in one box. The starter kit is a plug and play tool which makes it easy to use. The core is the actual Touch Board: an Arduino computer with 12 electrodes hat can be connected using “electric paint”-conductive paint that can be painted on to other materials to turn them into sensors. The box kit comes with three projects but more inspiration can be obtained from the official website. top gifts
Sam Science Museum Inventor Kit
This kit you’ll find yourself instantly creating 5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities and seamlessly connecting them to the Internet with no previous coding or electronics skills required and there are many more activities to discover online. This kit allows children as young as 7, teenagers and adults to start getting into electronics understand the basics of coding and become the inventors of tomorrow. It has a box of sensors and buzzers that can be connected wirelessly and controlled via a companion app. With this kit you will: master Morse code, make electronic songs, keep your treasures safe with alarm systems, give life to your drawings with sounds and get your groove on with a mini drum machine.
The Kano kit allows your child to assemble their own Computer. It has been equated to the LEGO game as well. This kit for all ages around the world. It contains the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, ARM 900MHz Quad-Core CPU and 1GB RAM, 8GB micro-SD Card preloaded with the latest Kano OS full of projects and games,Kano books, illustrated and intuitive, Wireless Kano Keyboard and mouse (USB RF & Bluetooth),DIY speaker, Custom case, stencils and stickers, HDMI cable, Wi-Fi dongle and a Mini-USB power supply (US plug). The programming allows them to create as well a mine-craft.
EE Robin Tablet
This is another option from the Amazons Fire HD Kids edition and is linked to the mobile operator EE Robin. The android tablet is pre-loaded with applications, games and e-books including hits such as Fruit Ninja and Berry Rush as well as access to the Hopster service which streams TV Shows with educational mini games all based on the EYFS curriculum. The best feature is the parental control availability.New content can easily be downloaded through Google Play Store.On Hopster, kids can engage with the very best content and enjoy shows such as Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Thomas & Friends™ and Postman Pat – amongst others. top gifts
Expensive/top gifts products:
DA Vinci Junior 3d Printer
The 3D printer is easy to set up and use. Has no need for calibration and is currently the most inexpensive 3D printer in the market. It has its own online community for children to find amazing 3D graphics designs to print. This is a top gift that is embraced by parents who love to provide to their children advanced technology to their children.
Mecanno Meccanoid G15 Ks Robot
This personal robot is more than your best friend. It’s a do-it-yourself project (DIY) as it has more than 1,100 pieces. It is a 4-foot-tall robot, with life-like articulated limbs powered by 10 motors for realistic movement. This robot has been placed on the same level as the Lego’s Mindstorms EV3 bot as a brilliant way into robotics for the young ones. The robot comes with a free app from Google Play or AppStore. It works with iOS and Android. You can build, program and play with this fully-operational, 4-foot-tall robot, with life-like articulated limbs powered by 10 motors for realistic movement. Due to the small pieces involved it is best suited for children above the ages of 10 and up. The robot allows the child to teach it speech and movement.
Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet
This is perfect for the households who have children always fighting over your personal tablet. It has a chunky rubberized casing that protects it from drops. With Amazon’s Fire for Kids Unlimited £3.99-a-month subscription, bundling apps, books and games. This definitely comes with some parental control as to what they can and cannot access.
Dot and Dash Coding Robots
Talk about play time getting smarter. Children learn to code as they play with their new robot friends. Dot is the stationary one while Dash is the larger one who is capable of rolling around the room. Dash & Dot interact with the world using sensors. They can hear sounds, detect objects, and know if you are moving them.Program Dash & Dot to do anything you imagine. Deliver a message to a friend, have a dance party, and even navigate through an obstacle course. The aim of this application is to teach children their first programming skills.
Children have a wide range when it comes to choosing for them the perfect gifts. It all depends on how much you wish to spend. Happy shopping!! As you surprise the little one.