Technology is absolutely the way to go for kids of all ages when it comes to birthdays, Christmas, and more. But just what kind of tech gear can you get for a kid? Drones are almost always a good option because they get your child outside but still engaged with their favorite technology, and the models come in different styles and with different features suitable for children.
Other STEM items like microscopes that get them interested in science or even a smartwatch that can get them more active are great ways to go as well. They encourage your child to explore new things and get out of their normal comfort zone.
1. Vector by Anki (Overall Winner)
This one could probably be a gift for anyone because it’s a whole lot of fun to have around the house. Plus, it’s like having a pet that you don’t have to take care of, which can be interesting for kids as well. It could also be a great gift idea for teens who are learning more about technology. This robot has a personality of its own and you can interact with it by touch, sound, or sight. It’s also a voice-activated and you can ask it questions or even have it take photos.
Always learning, this is a unique option for any child as a new form of technology to engage with and even adults to interact with in a similar way to their smart home features. It can detect objects and people and avoids any obstacles in its path while moving, and it can even self-charge when the battery is getting low. All you need is a smart device to set it up and your kids are going to have a great time.
Your little one is never too young for a smartwatch and this one gives them some great activities and an opportunity to enjoy themselves. It’s able to take pictures from two different cameras, which makes it easy to get selfies or take a video of something they see. This smartwatch has different watch faces, offers different clock modes, and even has an augmented reality-style game in it. These work great as gadget birthday gifts for kids.
There’s a motion sensor and pedometer to encourage them to get out and move and there are plenty of additional activities that they can download. Designed for children from four to 12, this smartwatch is going to get them out there exercising (without even realizing it) and definitely into their own version of technology. The brand even offers several different colors so they can pick out their favorite.
Science and technology take on many forms and one of those is definitely using a microscope. What kid doesn’t like looking at things with a magnifying glass and this takes that to a whole new level. It comes with everything they need to set up their own lab at home, including the microscope, plastic slides, a light, and a box to carry it all in.
With this microscope, they’ll be able to get the experience of being a scientist, examining anything they want with the six different magnification levels. Designed just like a professional microscope, this one is made of metal to make it more durable and make sure it can withstand even more extensive use.
Drones offer a great experience for children and teens of all ages, but this one can be really unique because it’s not the standard drone. Rather, it’s a brightly colored, light-up ball that your kids are going to have a great time chasing around inside or outside the house. It even has a built-in gyroscope to help it stay balanced and inductive suspension and collision protection. All of that keeps it even safer and makes sure you can keep it flying.
What’s unique about this drone is that you can put your hands under it to move it around by changing the air pressure. That’s where your kids will really be able to play games with it. Plus, the LED lights are rechargeable, which means you don’t have to worry about changing out batteries. You just plug it in and it’s ready to go again the next time.
Watching movies on the go is great, but watching them on a tiny screen is not always the best. But what can you do about it? That’s where this screen comes in. It makes it easy to project your phone screen without distorting the image by making it too large. Plus, it holds everything upright to make sure you (and anyone else who wants to) is able to see it.
For kids that always want to borrow your phone to watch something, this can actually keep them from bending over the phone or getting too close to the screen. Even better, it’s small, lightweight, and easy to take with you. Plus, it’s designed to fit just about any smartphone and give you a clear image that you can really enjoy, no matter where you are.
This isn’t just a drone, but a great camera at the same time. This quadcopter drone features a gravity sensor function, altitude hold, and wide-angle video. All of that makes it easy to see what it sees and easier to fly it as well. Your child will love being able to fly this drone and see everything directly on a phone screen or through a VR headset that really makes the experience immersive.
The one-key takeoff and landing make what’s normally the hardest part of flying a whole lot simpler. Plus, this unit has voice control to really make it unique. You can upload the videos and photos it takes immediately to social media and you can get transmission of those videos up to 80m from the drone itself.
Encouraging your kids to enjoy science and building things is definitely a great idea and this LEGO kit is going to do exactly that. It offers 11 different machines that you can build with some being practical and high-tech and some being downright fun and even silly. There are a total of 58 elements so your kids can get creative building their own experiments as well.
With this LEGO kit, there are prompts included to encourage creative thought and activity. And there are plenty of options for more. Add these LEGOs to their others to really enhance what they can build and do, or keep these ones separate and encourage them to get even more creative with the limited supply. Either way, it’s going to encourage problem-solving and more.
Kids can have a great time recording all of their most daring stunts and their most imaginative activities as well. All they need is a camera that they can attach to help them. This camera is designed to attach to a helmet or other headgear to make it easier for them to record everything they’re doing without needing a hand free to hold the camera.
This waterproof camera is highly sensitive, offers facial recognition, photo frames, video modes, zoom, burst shooting, and full waterproofing. It also has manual brightness adjustments, timelapse photos, and a long-lasting battery that gets them plenty of time to get that perfect shot.
9. BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone (Budget Winner)
Karaoke isn’t dead, but it definitely is becoming entirely different. Now, all you need is a microphone and you can play any song you want as karaoke. This microphone is available in several different colors to make it fit your child’s personality, and it connects with just about any smartphone, mobile device, or PC, so there are plenty of options to get it set up.
This microphone features Bluetooth and easy-to-use buttons that help you control everything from volume to music and more. If your little one loves to sing, they’re going to love being able to belt out their favorite songs and give their own musical performances with this microphone. Plus, it has a recorder and speaker to let them play back their performance.
Finding the Top Gadget Birthday Gifts for Kids
Encouraging kids to get into science, technology, and other gadgets is a great way to help them now and in their future. And with so many different ways to get into technology, there’s definitely something your little one is going to love. Check out STEM options, drones, blocks, and even just entertaining activities like belting out their favorite tunes as some of the best gadget birthday gifts for kids.