Top Picks - Gifts for Maker Kids

Here you'll find our hand-picked selection of products that we highly recommend for children and teens that love tech, coding and making. All kids are different.
We recommend that you read our detailed gift guides and hands-on reviews for more information.

Programmable Robots

Robots that are quick to get up and don't require construction. Kids develop coding skills in an interactive way. 

Coding Toys 

Toys that allow kids to develop coding skills as they play.

Buildable Robot Kits

Robot kits that combine construction toys with electronics to make impressive robots. Read our reviews of LEGO Boost, K'Nex RoboticsLEGO Mindstorms EV3 and MU SpaceBot.

Electronics Kits for Kids 

Kits that help children learn the principles of electronics. Read our reviews of Snap Circuits, Circuit Scribe.

Make Your Own Tech Inventions 

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, littleBitsSam Labs and Teknikio.

Cool Ways to Learn Coding 

Projects that 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 

Kits that help children understand how everyday gadgets work and then 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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