The holiday season is approaching and for many older children, technology and gadgets will be on their wish list. Even my 5 year old has already started getting interested in gaming! The boys dad is always into his gaming and gadgets too, so when I want to get him a present he will really love, I know to focus on this kind of category. Here are my ideas for the Kids gaming and gadgets gift guide!
My boys love any remote control vehicles. There are some really cool ones available which you can control by using your iPhone or iPad like this Interactive Monster Truck. I’m sure this would appeal to both children and adults so it’s a nice one for families to play together.
You can also get versions with a camera installed like the Bee-Wi Scarabee
Or what about this Drum Kit Playmat
For the very youngest children, they could get started with something from the LeapFrog touch magic range like this rockin’ guitar (my boys have this and it’s really cool). The touch magic surfaces reacts like a smart phone screen.
Good Gaming TVs
For children or teenagers who are that bit older and starting to get into console gaming a lot more, a good gaming TV is a must so this could be a gift idea to consider. It’s essential to have a wide screen and HD makes a big difference to a lot of the graphics.
Another idea to consider is a good quality gaming headset. This can really add to the gaming experience because of the enhanced sound quality and has the added benefit of keeping the house quiet for the rest of the family! Whilst there aren’t many options out there for the new generation of consoles just yet, Gioteck are due to release some PS4 gaming headsets in next the few weeks.
Gioteck also do some really cool gaming chairs which would be ideal for a teenagers living room. I am sure we will end up turning our playroom into a teenage living space when the boys are a bit older and I would be thinking about putting these kind of chairs in
If you have XBox and don’t have Kinect, then this is definitely something to think about buying. I find Kinect enables the XBox to be more of a family entertainment by playing active games all together, and it can also make some of the games more appealing and accessible to the youngest gamers in the house. Some ideal Kinect games for families and young children are:
One which is likely to be really big this Christmas is Disney Infinity
Some ideal game ideas for younger players which don’t require Kinect are:
- Turbo Super Stunt Squad – A full review of this will be coming up soon, Mr Z was sent this to review and he loves it!
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
- Cars 2
If your child has their eye on something really expensive like a new iPad air, their own iPhone 5s or even a 3d TV – then they might also be able to make use of a more low tech and traditional gift – the good old money box, like this Morph one, to help them save up and achieve their dream gadget!
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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