Gifts for ages 3 to 6
Magformers Challenger Set
From the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children comes this Challenger set that lets kids explore magnetic construction through modular creative play.
Magformers believes it is vital for children to develop through creativity and constructional play. This set does not disappoint.
Containing a wide variety of magnetic shapes, you will find both Rainbow and XL cruiser pieces so that children can design and build ideas from both lines including the ‘magic ball’ and super fast XL roadster.
This set makes a great hands-on addition to a math or art curriculum. Children of all ages can build and create together making it a great social gift set.
Tegu Blocks: 40-Piece Magnetic Wooden Set
Building blocks reinvented!
Tegu blocks are finely crafted and perfect for kids of all ages. With magnets embedded in every wooden block, kids can build multiple structures form various shapes.
Based in Honduras and named after the capital city Tegucigalpa, Tegu is made from eco-friendly wood and comes in a variety of colors from Jungle, Natural, Nelson, and Tints!
Kids defy gravity and push their imagination in ways never before possible. No instruction manuals or electronics; just toys that demand imagination and inspire limitless creativity across all ages. With open-ended play becoming endangered, Tegu Blocks is bringing it back. This makes a great gift because it unlocks a child’s mind through innovative play. The pieces are small enough to be portable.
“I believe this is an AMAZING product. Something amazing happens when kids use their hands and imagination to create.” ~ Harvey S
“Bought these for my 6 year old grandson for Christmas and we now call his creations ‘the work of a City Planner.’ The different shapes and structures take on the look of city skylines with random items like trees, bridges, etc. Geometry was never so much fun.” ~Deborah F - Homeschooler, Teacher
“My first reaction was "these are pricey!" but they were highly recommended to me so I gave it a go. Now I can tell they will be loved for years. My 3 year old loves stacking them and clicking them together and a part. I even have fun playing with these and I'm an adult. They are high quality and the colors are great. ~ Summer H - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher
Tiny hands build to learn!
These soft tactile blocks are great for the youngest of kids to start building and learning! Made of natural rubber foam, they are squishy, yet firm enough to build with. They’re colorful and durable and fit together easily. Children can create a variety of shapes and structures!
Children use their imagination in play while building eye-hand coordination, spatial skills, cognitive, and fine and gross motor skills. The tactile stimulation provided by this toy makes it a super one for kids who need sensory input.
This product is made in India at a fair trade factory using premium quality child-safe materials. Each part of the toy is crafted by hand separately. This is a green product that uses sustainable materials. The surface is 100% nylon and wipes clean, making it perfect for little chewers!
Rubbablox make a great gift because they are large enough to be safe for very young users.
Gifts for Ages 7 to 10
Toobeez Building 57 Piece Connector Set
Build connections with friends and family!
With just three simple steps: connect, twist, and create, kids have a fun-filled construction toy ready to be played with. Toobeez Original Building Kit is a life-sized construction toy.
Unlike regular blocks, this kit comes with interlocking tubes and spheres that can be linked to create structures right out of kids' imagination. They can construct anything from a doll house, a helicopter, lemonade stand or a pirate ship.
Kids work together to make bridges, obstacle courses - anything they imagine! Just connect and twist the tube into the connector spheres. It’s a great set to be used indoors as well as outdoors.
This set makes a great gift because it promotes creativity and inspires imagination with unlimited building possibilities. Adults won’t be able to resist creating with their kids!
Tool Set 10-Piece Child Size
Keep their hands busy with realistic building experiences!
Encourage children to spend valuable imagination time learning new skills with this 10-piece set tool set. It includes screwdrivers, hammer, handsaw, bar clamp, file, tape measure, ruler, safety goggles, and tool belt.
Work and play are intertwined with building activities that are challenging, educational, and - most importantly, fun! The tool designs are authentic so children can make-believe they are true woodworkers.
This makes a great gift for children who love to help parents and grandparents in the workshop.
“My husband is quite the handyman. I purchased these for my son (and a different set for my daughter), to encourage their interest in making/building things and in fixing things. So far, I have a new a bird feeder and a bat house. Yah!” ~ Gail R - Teacher
Beginning Architecture eCourse 1-3
Watch, learn, and then build!
This is an online course of Beginning Architecture with 25+ architecture online lessons providing the early fundamentals of structures, home design, and zoo design. Kids (and families!) love the self-guided courses!
Kids use things like paper, popsicle sticks, straws, paper plates, pipe cleaners along with any available materials (legos, cardboard, wood etc.) or methods that students prefer to design their own homes!
Each lesson concentrates on designing and personalizing a specific room of their homes, structures or zoos. By the end of the course, students will have designed a home specific to their personal tastes and will have built various designs.
This course provides more specific architectural challenges for students who are interested in playing with and learning about architecture and some interior design, making it a great holiday gift!
Magformers Walking Robot Set
Build a 3D bot!
Young innovators will click, connect, and create with the NEW Magformers 45 piece Walking Robot set!
Kids will love following along with the step-by-step idea booklet to discover the possibilities of the Walking Robot Set.
Eight walking characters are built using the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Education) engine block and walking accessories!
Building with Magformers encourages children to use their imagination and show their creativity while developing skills and knowledge critical to their development success. Magformers uses high quality “always attracting” magnetic technology that provides endless constructional play.
This makes a creative and thinking gift for the child fascinated by robots.
Gifts for Ages 10 to 13
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book
Ornaments were never so much fun to create!
This Christmas, LEGO is moving from under the tree to on the tree! With The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book as their guide, kids make classic globe and barrel ornaments, all out of LEGO!
Other possible creations include original gingerbread houses, a merry Santa, arcade cabinets, and so much more!
Packed with step-by-step instructions for 15 charming builds, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect family activity this holiday season!
This makes a perfect gift for the child who already owns tons of LEGO blocks but is always looking for inspirational building ideas.
14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot Kit
The greenest robot on the planet!
The 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot kit is the recipient of the "Best Green Products Award 2013" from Dr Toy and Creative Child Magazine has anointed it with "Top Toy of the Year Award" and "Kids Product of the Year Award."
This a great gift for the older robot aficionado.
This robot can be transformed into 14 different robot modes which include a multitude of comical and functional movements. The user can easily change from a Wagging-Tail Dog to Running Beetle to Walking Crab to Surfer to Speedster to Zombie Chaser! The robot kit provides unique accessories and parts that make the robot move on land and water.
“Excellent resource for my Middle School STEAM students. Anything robotic is extremely appealing and interesting to them so this was a big set!!! Great resource, highly recommend it.” ~ Faith B., Teacher
“We purchased this for our just-turned-9 year old's birthday. He loves it! It's a nice size and there are so many things you can do with it! It comes with about 200 pieces and a thick instruction manual on how to make 14 different bots. Of course, the limit is your imagination and I'm excited to see how many things my son can come up with!” ~ Celena M
“Fun and educational. I like the snap together concept and the ability to take apart and reassemble multiple times. A very good price for all that you get.” ~ Martha M
Magformers Math Activity Set
Geometry sticks with this set!
This math activity set stimulates learning through magnetic construction.
Aligning perfectly with STEM education, the activities utilize the always attracting magnets to solve math problems, such as patterns, addition and subtraction, and 2D nets to 3D structures.
The set contains 12 different geometric shapes including squares and triangles, rectangles and trapezoids through to the super MAGFORMERS® squares and triangles.
Use the included 50 page math book to layout the MAGFORMERS® shapes and complete the mathematical challenges!
This kit makes a great gift for the visual-spatial learner who loves math puzzles.
Gifts for Ages 14+
Mand Labs KIT-1
An electrifying gift!
Mand Labs KIT-1 is the coolest Educational Electronics Kit that you will ever gift.
With their powerful step by step visual instructions, teens will be able to create a variety of cool electricity and electronic projects like a cakewalk. More than that, they will be able to understand how real world electronic component works, test laws of physics, gain technical skills and have fun.
The best part is that the kit is all-in-one. It comes with all requisite parts and tools for making 50+ projects and venturing further into electronics, books for theoretical reference, learning and making videos, troubleshooting guide, and an award winning package design that opens up into a personalized workstation. Note: This is a safe kit.
This kit makes the perfect gift for the budding electrician looking to be stimulated by simple but intriguing experiments.
Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and Wordpress
Learn to build a website from scratch!
Teens will have a blast learning how to make their own website with the help of this fun, illustrated introduction to the basics of website-building.
The book offers a great blend of art, creativity, and practical skills. This cartoon guide will help your child learn the basics and pretty soon, they'll have a website all their own to show off to all their friends.
Readers learn how to use HTML tags, make their own site shine with CSS, customize Wordpress to fit their needs, and choose a company to host the site. They also get advice on things like how to pick a good domain name.
The patient, step-by-step advice found in Build Your Own Website will help kids stop dreaming of their perfect website and start making it!
This makes the perfect gift for the teen who loves technology and is ready to create a space for themselves online.