Top Picks - Gifts for Maker Kids

A selection of hand-picked products that we highly recommend. All kids are different. Read our detailed gift guides and hands-on reviews for more information.

Programmable Robots

These robots are quick to get up and running with and let kids develop coding skills in an interactive way. 

See our more details reviews of mBot, Ozobot, Dash & Dot and Sphero.

Coding Toys 

Toys that allow kids to develop coding skills as they play. Read our reviews of Code a Pillar, Coji, Code & Go Robot Mouse and Coder MiP.

Buildable Robot Kits

These robot kits allow you to combine construction toys with electronics to make impressive robots. Read our reviews of Meccanoid and LEGO Mindstorms EV3.

Electronics Kits for Kids 

These kits help kids to learn the principles of electronics. Read our reviews of Snap Circuits, Circuit Scribe.

Make Your Own Tech Inventions 

These are our go-to products for kids who want to make their own tech inventions but need a good starting point. Read our reviews of MaKey MaKey, littleBits and Sam Labs.

Cool Ways to Learn Coding 

These ideas offer a different way for kids to learn coding. Read our reviews of Puzzlets, Osmo (note that you need also the starter kit for Osmo Coding), Code Master and Bitsbox.

Build Your Own Gadgets 

These kits allow kids to understand how everyday gadgets work and their build their own. Read our review of the Tech Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit.

Toys that Teach Design Thinking

It's critical that children learn design thinking along with tech skills so that they can make things that are useful and usable. See our reviews of Bloxels and The Extraordinaires


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