25 Best Cool Christmas Gifts For The Big Kid

No one misses Christmas however busy he or she may be. In fact, Christmas is also the time when people shed their inhibitions and bring their innate kid out. From spending thousands on gifts to lazily decorating the Christmas tree we do everything possible to make this yearly festival a success.

One thing that makes everything so special is the desire to open our gifts and discover something extraordinary as a gift. Christmas Eve is hence quite crucial not only for ourselves but also for those who we love so much.




It is the next day that we tear the wrappers and find our Christmas gifts. Some of them are repetitive and just do not find any takers and are kept away to be disposed of in some other manner.

However, if you are amongst those who do believe in gifting and getting something unique you do not have to kill your desire for that. In fact, there are many games and gifts which are just made to bring out the little child that you have kept hidden in yourself since so long.

Here are 25 Best Cool Christmas Gifts for the Big Kid which would give you the ideas that you desperately need. Rummage amongst them and find out the best options that you can give to your dear friends and family.

You can always choose according to the tastes of your family members and even get something which they would have desperately wanted till now. Moreover, who knows you might just find something quirky like yourself too. What, say?

1. Rubber Band Gun

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Lock and load with this realistic replica of the World’s Most Respected Handgun. Made from solid hard Maple and Walnut. This beauty semi-automatically fires 6 bands and reloads faster than any other rubber band gun on the market. Comes with 100 bands.

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Review: Totally ImAussieBull

Okay, I’m a kid trapped in a grown up! I absolutely couldn’t resist this rubber band gun. I was not disappointed either, this thing is built well and is a blast to shoot. It’s no different than shooting a rubber band with your finger except it’s a semi auto 6 shot pistol toy thing! It’s not cheap either, but some things are just worth the cost. If they weren’t so expensive, I’d buy more for the family and arm them all.

I shot myself in the arm at point blank range and it stung moderately. If kids do play with these I think safety glasses might be a sane idea, but WAY cheaper than paint ball. My better half hates it (and very much dislikes my behavior when I carry it in my pocket around the house). Butts are perfect targets! I also bought a four billion pack bag of very similarly sized rubber bands that came with the gun, so I’ll never run out of ammo. Evil laugh!

 

2. Adult Big Wheel Tricycle

This top of line adult-size big-wheel exclusively from High Roller USA is built to perform and features a candy apple red metallic heavy duty steel frame and fork. The molded 14” plastic rear wheels are engineered for optimal power sliding. The 26” front wheel with aluminum alloy rim and rubber tire are designed for maximum traction and feature a custom free wheel hub for high speed coasting.

High Roller trikes come standard with an adjustable padded seat, bell, and handle bar tassels. The High Roller adult size big wheel is recommended for adults at least 18 years old.

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Review: James

It’s a well built adult big wheel but I would put this in the $200-$300 range. It’s definitely over priced. It’s easy to assemble out of the box, which makes it nice. The bell that came installed broke after the second day… I only rang it a few times.

I’m wondering how long the back plastic slick wheels will last… I can see them wearing down a bit. It’s a eye catcher and a great conversation piece. My father is 60 and this is his first big wheel he’s ever ridden. It’s fun and you’ll have it for years if you take care of it.

 

 

3. Classic Arcade Games Machine

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Welcome to your own personal arcade room. The 80s and early 90s are known as the Golden Age of Arcade Games for that eras outstanding output of fun, creative, and addictive video games. The Arcade Legends 3 Upright Multi-Game Video Arcade Game Machine collects some of the greatest that the Golden Age had to offer and puts them in a single unit.

The pre-installed 135 games represent some of the most groundbreaking and entertaining titles in history, such as Asteroids, Berzerk, and Centipede. With its genuine arcade style controls, impressive selection, stunning 26in LCD monitor, and easy-to-navigate menu, the Arcade Legends 3 Upright Multi-Game Video Arcade Game Machine is undoubtedly the best way to play the best games from the best era in gaming.

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Review: Blake B

My machine was delivered on Wednesday and I was able to play it a couple of hours last night. I had wanted an arcade machine for years and we finally moved into a home where we had room for one. So I researched machines for a while and believe this is the best compromise for the home.

Ideally, you would have rows of vintage machines in your house but who has room for those? And the shipping would be killer (more on that in a moment). I was able to order my machine when free Amazon Prime shipping was available. The other “free” shippings offered by other sellers appears to curbside shipping only. So if you need the unit in your basement or something it will add hundreds to the price so be careful.

 

4.  Basketball Arcade Game

 Basketball Arcade Game

For indoor basketball fun without all the broken vases and climbing on furniture, the Lifetime Basketball Double Shot Arcade System does the trick. Two players vie for the title of best shooter with ample room to simultaneously shoot at the double hoops, about 8 feet away. Everything you need is included to get a game up and running in no time.

Additional Features Infrared optics for accurate, immediate scorekeeping Two 5/8 inch solid steel rims Heavy duty canvas ball run Heavy duty spring flex rim Folded dimensions: 51L x 41W x 90H inches Manufacturer’s warranty included 90L x 51W x 90H when assembled. Backboard measures 48W x 20H. Constructed of 1.5-inch thick steel tubing. Electronic infrared scoring. Features buzzers and other exciting sound effects. Easily folds for convenient storage. Includes 7 rubber basketballs, pump and needle. Adjustable total height of 90 or 82 in..

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Review: Porcupine

So i read the reviews and yes, the one thing that should work perfect is the scoring. It did not at all for me. Right out of the box the sensor was driving me crazy. If the ball rolled around in the hoop it would count up to 3-4 scores. If the ball bounced around the hoop it would count. Many balls would not register at all. I tinkered with the sensor sensitivity with no luck. I was thinking I paid 200 for a worthless game.

So now I was determined to fix this for my kids.So i read the reviews and yes, the one thing that should work perfect is the scoring. It did not at all for me. Right out of the box the sensor was driving me crazy. If the ball rolled around in the hoop it would count up to 3-4 scores. If the ball bounced around the hoop it would count. Many balls would not register at all. I tinkered with the sensor sensitivity with no luck. I was thinking I paid 200 for a worthless game. So now I was determined to fix this for my kids.

 

5. iPad Arcade Cabinet

iPad Arcade Cabinet

Arcade Cabinet With Joystick & Buttons For iPad; Gaming; Authentic, Full-Sized Controls For A Genuine Arcade; Experience; High-Quality iPad-Cradle Specifically Designed For A; Safe, Secure Fit; Retro Cabinet Design That Is Fun, Nostalgic &; Great-Looking.

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Review: J. S. Harbour

I discovered the ION iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad quite by accident while looking for a full-size arcade cabinet that I could build with a MAME PC. The price was $99 on another site, and I was tempted to buy it for that price, but then wisely decided to check Amazon first, which has it for a stunning $46.95 shipped. I received it in two days thanks to Prime shipping.

Assembly was flawless. The mini cabinet comes in pieces, of course, but every bolt hole lines up perfectly and the end result is tightly assembled with included hex bolts and hex wrench. It looks even more impressive in person. My kids immediately fought over who would get to play first!

 

6. Portable Turntable

Portable Turntable

Taking the record player “out of the box”, Crosley’s Revolution turntable truly fits the word in every way. It is a turntable of firsts. The first battery-powered Crosley turntable and it’s the first with a platter smaller than a teacup saucer. Where other record players must be kept in their designated place, the Revolution practically begs to join you on every journey.

Users can tote this two-speed turntable with them to vinyl swaps, to a friends house or down to the local record store. Featuring a USB hookup for easy analog-to- digital transfer, the Crosley Revolution will allow users to free their favorites from the grooves for digital enjoyment across a variety of devices. This small but mighty turntable also features a headphone jack, and a pair of earbud headphones.

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Review: Bill

I know other people who have not had good luck with Crosley products and I am crazy enough to hope I have better luck with this model turntable. It is a really sweet compact unit. NOTE: It does NOT have built in speakers. You need to be able to hook this uo to some kind of speaker system via the ear phone jack. For some reason I found in my office the right USB cable to plug in the back. Then I purchased a USB wall plug adapter for less than $2 on ebay.

 

7. 70 MPH NERF Gun

70 MPH NERF Gun

When the Nerf Rival battle starts, the precision and power of the motorized Zeus MXV-1200 blaster will put you in charge! When you load up the easy-load magazine with the included 12 rounds, you’ll be armed for head-to-head competition, and you can pop out the magazine to reload with either hand. Hold down the acceleration button to rapid-fire the whole clip at your target, then reload fast for another frontal assault!

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Review: pat

i have a jokester at home who likes to pop me with her nerf darts. very happy with this purchase because now it makes a nice little war at home lots of fun. this thing has some power to it. i mean don’t think you’re gonna knock anyones teeth out. makes for a ton of laughs creeping up on your kids and blasting them with a few of these high velocity nerf rounds when they least expect it

 

8. Skeeball Putt Putt Board

 Skeeball Putt Putt Board

Its highly engineered design allows it to fold up and wheel around for maximum portability. Handcrafted entirely in America using quality birch, cherry, and weather-resistant turf. Have fun with friends and family of all ages with this highly addictive game!

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Review: Edward English

I recently got a puttskee and it has truly been a worthwhile investment! It’s one of those things like cornhole/bago or nintendo wii where basically people of all ages and backgrounds can play and have a fun time. My parents, friends, and little cousins all love it. It’s a little on the pricey side but this is because it has awesome engineering (folds up neatly and rolls smoothly) and high quality materials (finely stained wood, real astro turf, exceptional metal work). In fact, it looks really beautiful and can work like a piece of furniture. I keep mine in my living room. I’ve also transported it all around and despite being pretty rough on it at times, it’s held up amazingly like a little tank.

 

9. Portable Digital Turntable

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Everything you need to DJ and remix tracks live — in a device not much larger than a smart-phone. Much more than just a controller, the GO-DJ is an intuitive and feature-packed music production studio. Two expressive touch-screens allow you to cut and scratch, work EQ & effects, trigger samples, and make real-time edits with the built-in sequencer.

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Review: Anonymous

Never knew this item existed. Its awesome, a little complicated at first, but once you nail it. Its great. And just a tip to those who purchase this Product. Please allow the unit to fully charge before using it.

Once you load music on the unit either through the usb or through a SDcard, allow the unit to analyze the music files once you place music on either the Sdcard or Internal Memory, and it may take a while depending on the Sdcard size. But its all worth the wait.

 

10. Vintage Ninja Turtles Arcade Machine

 Vintage Ninja Turtles Arcade Machine

A fun 4 player game with the famous Ninja Turtles characters. This game came out in 1989. This comes in an original Konami 4 player cabinet with the original Ninja Turtles circuit board inside.

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Review: Amazon Customer

I remember playing this game when i was like 12 years old, the graphics was top notch in it’s time, 30x better than the Ninja turtles 2 version on the nintendo NES, So addicting, I think I could spend $5 easy on this arcade alone, used to be in both the mall arcade as well as the movie theatre, if you’re rich with space and isolation that is searching for fun arcade machines this is a must have.

 

11. Mini Electric Dirt Bike

Mini Electric Dirt Bike

With the Dirt line, Razor introduced off-road rides for those who aren’t afraid of the dirt. The SX500 McGrath, is a scaled down, electric powered dirt bike with authentic dirt bike frame geometry and Supercross-inspired styling. With a high torque motor, large, knobby tires, dual suspension and speeds up to 15 miles per hour, you’ll leave others in the dust – literally.

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Review: Jdh

Purchased two of these last Christmas for my two boys, 8 and 11. Power is excellent and the quality shocked me! My 11 year old sideswiped the chain link fence in our 1/2 acre back yard, and while it cooled him off the idea of riding for a bit, the bike didn’t suffer but a minor scratch. Ran them through mud and they never flinched. After a year, the batteries remain strong, however we only plug them in overnight (and only after the battery is somewhat depleted), and we make sure they never freeze. I generally don’t take the time to review products, but had to on this one. Merry Christmas!

 

12. Hydrofoil Wakeboard

Hydrofoil Wakeboard

Experience the smoothest ride possible while you’re being towed across the water by riding atop the hydrofoil wakeboard. The hydrofoil lifts the rider over the water’s surface for an incredibly smooth and fun ride – even on choppy days.

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Review: David

Wow this is fun!! I’d suggest it for already experienced wakeboarder/wakesurfer. Read all directions and wear a helmet though, can be dangerous.

 

13. Rubber Band Engineer Book

 Rubber Band Engineer Book

Lance Akiyama is the author of four books in Rockport’s Engineer series: Rubber Band Engineer; Duct Tape Engineer; Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer; and The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook.

Lance is the Science Curriculum Manager for Galileo Learning (STEAM camps for Pre-K to 8th grade), for which he designs STEAM-based lessons and projects for K–8 students. He has been developing hands-on engineering projects for kids since 2011 and working in education since 2006. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Review: Tim

Bought this one for my son on his birthday. He loves it. What I didn’t expect was that he was going to arm himself and declare an all out war on me with all his new found weapons. I think it’s great that he’s motivated enough to create all of the gadgets, too bad for him I’m investing in larger more powerful Nerf weapons to show him that mutually assured destruction it’s always the best idea

 

14. NERF Blaster Modification Guide

NERF Blaster Modification Guide

Gain an upper hand in battle by improving your existing NERF blaster with help from this great modification guide. The man behind the YouTube Channel “Out of Darts” will show you how to create a cooler looking blaster with improved firing capacity, range, and speed.

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Review: Get’cha Pew On

The book is amazingly and beautifully produced. In a few months, it will find itself in the hands of my nephew and nieces. Despite not necessarily needing this guide for myself, I’m tempted to go buy a second copy directly from the author’s website because it’s such a well produced product overall. Also, maybe pick up a few of the upgraded motors, flywheels, etc mentioned in the book? Yes, this is a plug. Go give OutOfDarts (dotcom) all the monies!

The book being brand new, it arrived as though someone or several people decided to play Frisbee with the package, and it was taco’d to fit into our mailbox. Perhaps Amazon could be troubled to put a “do not bend friggin’ books” on their packages?

 

15. Foam Grenade Soft Bullet Launcher

Foam Grenade Soft Bullet Launcher

Kick your backyard warfare up a notch by adding this foam grenade soft bullet launcher to your arsenal. This lightweight and portable weapon will allow you to launch small NERF-like bombs up to a distance of twenty feet away.

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Review: Sean Olaes

As a 11C, this is one of the coolest toys made for both men & kids. My son loves it and gets to play the role as a indirect infantryman

 

 

16. LEGO Creator 3in1 Rocket Rally Car

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Be the first to the finish line with the cool LEGO Creator 3in1 31074 Rocket Rally Car sports car model, featuring a fresh green, black and blue color scheme, large tinted windshield, and blue alloy rims with low profile tires.

Open the doors to access the detailed cockpit, lift the rear hood to access the roof-mountable rocket engine, and press the button to raise the hood scoop. This toy sports car rebuilds into a Jet Truck or a Quad Bike for even more action and adventure.

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Review: gen

The 5 year old child enjoyed this toy very much. He was able to follow the instructions with minimal supervision of an adult. This turns out to be a solid car he also enjoys playing with. This is a great toy for little boys who enjoy cars and building things.

 

 

17. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Hasselblad Camera Made in Sweden, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality, and Swedish craftsmanship. Since 1941, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first moon landing.

Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad after two years of tireless research, the Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera, which possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS), helping users capture gorgeous 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunning color detail.

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Review: CKE

So the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is my 4th DJI Drone. I started with the original flight-by-sight Phathom 1 – I then bought a Phantom 3, and Mavic Pro. I gotta say that the Mavic 2 Pro knocked my socks off. I am still waiting for the firmware to connect my DJI RE Googles to it, but other than that I am very happy.

Why am I happy? I have been waiting for a higher-end camera on a Mavic. Regardless of what people say the original Mavic Pro’s camera was minimally acceptable for video. The original Mavic’s camera was ok-ish in good light, but it quickly degraded. Combined with its overall lack of sharpness the footage from the Mavic Pro often looked out of place when used as b-roll and combined with pro cameras.

 

18. Milton Twin Over Full Bunk Bed

Milton Twin Over Full Bunk Bed

IDF-BK001F Features: -Material: Solid wood.-Bottom Twin trundle not included with bunk bed.-Traditional molding headboard and footboard suitable for both traditional and contemporary decor. Includes: -Includes two guardrails and ladder with 13 piece slats top and bottom.

Construction: -Insert and lock joint structure provide extra safety construction to bunk bed. Color/Finish: -Medium wood brown cherry finish. Dimensions: -34” Height upper bed clearance.-Dimensions: 72” H x 81” W x 58” D.

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Review: Terry G.

These are actually much darker than they appear in the picture. It is definitely a beautiful piece of furniture, but I was disappointed with the quality of the wood. There were some chips and cracking when we took them out of the box. I figured for the price, I can live with the few imperfections.

 

19. Foosball Tabletop Game

Encourage Family Time, Work on Hand-Eye Coordination, or Just Show Your Friends Who Is the True Champ with the Rally & Roar Ultimate Hand-Held Foosball Set.

Rally and Roar is a company whose mission is to bring you and your loved ones a variety of fun and challenging games that can be enjoyed indoor or outdoor – with family, friends, or even just with your partner-in-crime. Enjoy a simple twist on classic foosball with this mini tabletop soccer bar game. Built with premium products and sturdy construction, it will hold up to even the most competitive and roughest of crowds.

Each rod is ½’ steel-plated chrome with ergonomic plastic wood handles for a smooth and sturdy grip. With ABS-constructed playing pieces that spin swiftly and effortlessly, along with a smooth turf, and foam padded, folding legs, this game is the perfect combination of perfect playing conditions and safe and easy maneuvering. Lightweight and easy to set-up and break-down, you’ll find yourself bringing this arcade set to many gatherings.

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Review: Laura P.

Great Product, I love how convenient it is! This foosball table is so much fun that my family has been playing it non-stop for the past month. My favorite part is that even though it’s close, in length, to a standard size foosball table its really easy to move around. We’ve played this game on the floor, the kitchen table and even took it camping with us to add an extra piece of entertainment when the kids (and adults) got bored.

The table itself is very sturdy and we can tell it’s going to be able to take the beating our boys give it throughout the years. Not only does it feel sturdy but it looks nice too. Too many times I’ve seen games like this look like toys, but this truly has a professional look and feel too it.

 

20. Coding Robot 

Award-winning Evo is your creative companion with a heart of {code}. Level up as you play games and discover two ways to code your pocket-sized bot. Track your STEAM skills, connect with friends, and find infinite creative ideas in Evo’s app. Regular Evo updates unlock upgrades and new ways to play!

Evo is high tech, not high maintenance. Power Evo on with the press of a button, and the bot shows off tricks made with {code} like Follow, Music, and Escape. Connect to the app to explore games and more!

Bluetooth Smart connects your coding robot with an app, unlocking games, challenges, and 20+ levels. (App enhances play, but isn’t required. Works with most iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0+)

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Review: Catherine Petuya

I have used Ozobots in my classroom for a couple of years now. I decided it was time to stretch myself and purchase Ozobot Evo. I have to say Evo takes my class to a whole new level of computing and coding. I have to work to keep up with the discoveries my students are making with Evo. It’s not hard with all the resources the folks at Ozobot.com offer. This is a tremendous computer science tool that keeps kids engaged with limitless possibilities. It is very durable and makes exploration easy. Highly recommend it!

 

21.  Punching Bags

ImpiriLux Double Sided Inflatable Punching Bags

Inflatable Punching Bag & Foam Sword Set | One 48″ Tall Double Side Bop Bag (Knight on One Side & Dragon on Reverse Side) and Two Soft Swords | Great Gift of Kids, Birthdays, Christmas.

The immaculately illustrated punching bag will ignite children’s imagination. With the two included toy swords, kids can play fight with the knight and dragon printed on the inflatable or spar with one another. All material are lightweight and soft so boys & girls can be rambunctious without hurting themselves.

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Review: Beverekus

These are great! They are well made and very thick plastic. We are doing the play Jumanji and are using them for the dance fighting scene. We put sand in the bottoms, which I think works better than water. They stand up straight and pop back up after being punched. Great bags for the price.

 

22. VR Headset For Smartphone

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Technology has given us exciting tools and revolutionary new advances in home enjoyment, but nothing rivals playing video games and watching movies in your very own VR world. Introducing the Bnext Virtual Reality Headset, the next big thing in virtual gaming.

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Review: Luly

I bought this headset assuming it works with all phones but it didn’t work with my husband phone. The seller was super helpful when explaining that even though the phone fit into the headset, not all phones (like his Samsung J) support VR. Just make sure to check “gyro” under it’s sensors, especially if you have one of the lower budget model, all the standard/new ones support it. my husband was able to use the headset on my phone which was really fun for him. at the end of the day, we would have never figured any of this out without the help of the seller. He really made sure that we understood how to find the capabilities and use the headset correctly. excellent customer service.

 

23. Kick Scooter

Kick Scooter

Toddler Kick Scooter is perfect gift for beginners. The 3 Wheel scooter for kids with flashing wheels are very popular among parents and children. Lean to steer offers a better control and building kids confidence and balance. The new olym brand provide the best scooter, not only the cute design, but also the durable and safety construction. Your little boys or girls will love it, and add endless fun in his or her childhood.

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Review: Shopper123

My three year old was scooter-obsessed but was obviously not coordinated enough for a real scooter, so this was perfect. It lights up when he scoots and he thinks it’s awesome. As with all scooters of this sort (though I was unaware), the bars don’t turn, you have to lean side to side in order to make it turn, which is a little difficult to learn.

 

24. Shock Proof Binoculars

Shock Proof Binoculars

Outdoor learning has never been this much fun! Now with the improved Shock Proof TOP Gift Binoculars, kids can enjoy and learn at the same time. These compact binoculars are designed for both boys and girls, but not to be taken for a cheap toy! They work very nicely and produce a clear sharp image. Give your child an experience that will last a lifetime!

Take a look and see nature like never before with the TOP Gift Binoculars, the only binoculars designed specifically for little explorers! Enlarged focus-free eyepieces—more than three times the size of ordinary binoculars—and perfect-fit goggles with placement guide enable kids to see up close!

Durable binoculars that can withstand drops and falls on floors due to rubber coating that absorbs shock. If accidentally dropped on the ground, the binoculars are protected from damage with shock proof rubber armor. Other brands do not have this safety feature!

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Review: Paula R. Schoeff

Wow! These are super nice for a kids pair of binoculars. I was a little worried since I wanted my six year old grandson to have the same experience as his brother who I got a much nicer pair for. It turned out that he was able to focus them and see everything his brother did. I will be purchasing these again for his little cousin.

 

25. 4M Tin Can Robot

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Transform a used soda pop can into a bug-eyed robot with the 4M Tin Can Robot kit. The 4M Tin Can Robot teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot. No special tools or knowledge required; the kit contains detailed instructions and all the necessary parts. Just add a used soda pop can and let the fun begin. Use the kit to create a silly robot or a motorized monster, or a combination of the two. Requires one AA batteries (not included). Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

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Review: BooTeak

I wasn’t sure about this, but it ended up being perfect for a 9 year-old. It was easy to put together – I should say the level of challenge was appropriate. It is a cute finished product. Know that the straws for arms are longer than pictured, but you can cut ’em with scissors.

 

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