December 11th, 2018 | Updated on November 5th, 2020
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
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.
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. Radio Flyer Deluxe Big Flyer
This chopper-style tricycle has a large 16” front tire. The performance grip tread prevents spinning out. The adjustable seat grows with your toddler to ensure years of fun. This outdoor toy is recommended for kids 3 – 7 years. It features a large 16” front wheel with performance grip tread to hug the road and allow your child to take off without slipping or spinning out. The seat is adjustable to grow with your child, and it comes complete with chrome handlebars.
This is the best version of this child oriented big wheel tricycle. The steel reinforced steering construction really makes a difference. The two we have purchased lasted through four kids. They jump curbs, do 180s, smash into other bikes. Fun!
3. ARCADE1UP Classic Cabinet Riser
This is the perfect way to enjoy arcade play within your home, dorm room or office. Arcade 1Up arcades are available in multiple exciting versions, the just under 4ft tall cabinets with coinless operation. All the machines resemble original artwork of all-time iconic games. With immersive full-color hi-res displays and sounds, and combined with original joystick and control buttons setup, you are looking at endless hours of gaming!
I have played Pac-Man since I was little in the 1980’s and have always dreamed of having one of these arcade machines, but they were always just too expensive. When I saw this, I just knew I had to have it. t came very quickly and was delivered right to my door. Assembling it was very easy and the instructions were easy to follow. It took me about an hour to put it all together by myself.It also came with a clear protector for the dash since after some use, I know the images would wear away.The joy stick quality is really good and feels a lot like the original back in the day.
4. Fold Indoor Basketball Game
This ESPN product is truly a bang for your buck as it not only offers one game – but 8 in total! You can play Horse, Beat the Time Clock, Battle Back, Around the World, One to One, 3 Point Beat the Time Clock, Check Point, Left and Right Shoot with your friends and family, all with instructions included.
Review: Larson D. Gafney
My husband and I bought this for our 9 year old son’s birthday. We put this together in about 1.5 hours using the tools provided. (If you use better tools it would go quicker, but it wasn’t difficult). It’s fairly large, and you really do need a good sized space for it. We have played with it a little, fun that it has 8 games to play and keeps score up to four people, including Horse and Around The World. He doesn’t actually get to see it until his party this weekend, and hiding it has been a feat. It’s large and I think well worth the price. If we have issues with the sound or electronics at a later date we will update our review.
5. 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.
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 Vinyl-Archiving Turntable
Listening and recording vinyl to your computer is a breeze with the PT01 USB. This portable turntable is tough and durable, so you can take it with you anywhere. The PT01 USB comes with a built in loudspeaker and pitch control (±10%) to play your favorite 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records. The hard dustcover protects the PT01 USB and has a carrying handle for convenience.
Really love this player. I have a couple thousand dollar setup to dj on but use this to sample records to make beats & for random listening of 45s & 33s. Works great for converting vinyl to MP3 or simple listening. It’s not super loud with its small speaker but can be routed to other things via the analog cord output to play on bigger speakers if you really want to jam out.
7. 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!
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
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!
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. Numark Mixtrack Platinum FX DJ Controller
Mixing Starts Here – Introducing Numark’s Mixtrack Platinum FX The Mixtrack Platinum FX has all the essentials you need for pro DJ performance. At its core, Mixtrack Platinum FX is a 24-bit 4-deck digital DJ controller for Serato DJ (Lite version included) with a dedicated software FX section, large 6-inch capacitive-touch jog wheels with built in hi-res displays and 16-multifunctional performance pads. Ready to take on any DJ style and perfect for small events, parties and developing your DJ skills, Mixtrack Platinum FX fuses in-demand functionality with all the tools to craft your signature style. Mix with Ease—Instantly!
Review: Evan Pelton
Solid choice for beginners. A pretty good size and has features that many other boards in this price range dont have (decent on board FX, autolooping, and filter knobs). Has a really solid construction and the jog wheels are on the heavier side which I like. Wish it had better outputs other than the run of the mill RCA but this isn’t abnormal, other than that I cant complain. its worth paying for the upgraded software although the serato dj lite is fine for bedroom djs just trying to learn or for small parties. Overall its a great price for what’s included.
10. 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.
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. CRF250R Dirt Bike 6V Red
Surprise your little one with the fun and excitement of ripping and roaring around the yard on this Best Ride On red Honda dirt bike. It has realistic engine, start sound. Start-up sound gives the illusion of driving the real thing.
My son LOVES his bike. My biggest problem, though, is that the charge doesn’t hold.It clearly states to charge the battery before the first use, which was easy enough. The 2nd part says to NEVER charge for more than 4 hours at a time. I charge the battery for about 3 hours, 45 minutes at most. But, my son will ride his bike for about 10 minutes before the bike dies. It’s always kept in the garage to keep water, dirt, and other crap from getting into nooks and crannies.
12. FunWater Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards
FunWater new ULTRA-LIGHT TIKI cruise inflatable SUP, which features durable top foam and non-slip grip. This inflatable stand up paddle board use the new ultra-light construction is 35% lighter than comparable models. The board only weight 17.6 lbs, maximum capacity is up to 330 lbs, stable and great for all conditions. It is ideal for fit all skill levels, with its length and proportion the board can provide excellent glides for cruising, fitness, fishing, and exploring.
I love this board! I have been riding a Sun dolphin Seaquest board and I ordered this one so my wife could join me. I was worried that an inflatable board would be unstable and not track well. When she first got on the board she was a little unsure because it does initially feel a little wobbly, but once you commit to standing you realize it is not going to tip at all. In minutes she was easily paddling next to me when I was working my butt off to track straight and keep up.
This board goes STRAIGHT! Almost too well! You can paddle only on one side the entire time if you want and keep going straight. This makes all your paddling effort propel you forward. It’s great. I’m ordering one for myself and ditching this heavy plastic piece of junk I have been riding. This board is SOLID, you almost wouldn’t know its an inflatable until you pick it up and feel how light it is. I’m 6’1″ and 190, my other board tended to sink in the water and get my feet wet, not this one. I stay high and dry. I will update if there are any defects over time, but so far this thing is great!
13. 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.
14. 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The Mavic 2 was designed to optimize propulsion, lower power consumption, and reduce noise. These subtle yet powerful improvements, along with an improved FlightAutonomy system, offer a smoother, quieter flight for greater discretion and safety.
This is only a review of how easy this drone is to fly even for a total beginner. I did however prepare myself prior to opening up the box by watching videos/tutorials of what 1st timers should do prior to flight and they helped immensely. The different flight modes, such as beginner, will allow you to familiarize yourself with the controls until you get more comfortable. Things such as auto takeoff, landing, return to home and all the obstacle avoidance sensors greatly help until you get more flight time. There is also a pause button that once pressed acts as “emergency braking” and will stop the unit, even out of some automated flight modes, and just hover.
18. Twin Bunk Kids Bed Bedroom
This twin over twin bunk bed makes a great space-saving option for your kid’s room. Constructed with a sturdy steel metal frame and supports slats with no box springs needed. The sleek and modern design make it easy for you to incorporate it with your current home décor. A ladder provides access to the top bunk and can be attached on either end of the bunk bed, giving you the flexibility to fit it into just about any small space.
Review: Paul Walters
I needed a twin over queen bunk in a modern style, and I believe it does not exist. So I paired this with a low profile queen bed underneath and it works great. I have it in a rental that gets a lot of abuse. After 2 years of adults climbing up and down, it still looks almost new and it is holding up great. I highly recommend!
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.
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. Ruko Smart Robots for Kids
Made of environmentaly-friendly ABS material, it is safe, clean and sanitary, and will not have any impact on the health of children. At the same time, it is tough enough to withstand being dropped and has been tested for thousands of falls.
A LED display with a lot of expressions, such as happy, sad, disappointed, etc. These human-like expressions could let children feeling him emotion, It can be a real companion for children. Thick feet and balanced design make it almost impossible to tip or fall over.
Review: Josh McGuire
This robot is a little more expensive than others found on Amazon, but it is for a reason. The Ruko Smart Robot has more capabilities such as Bluetooth app control including custom programming, interactive controls from app or remote (included), and a well designed voice control system. If you want you child (or adult) to have creative interaction with a well built robot then this is the smart robot for you. Challenge your child to create a dance and song routine through the app to grow their STEM abilities.
21. 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.
22. VR Headset For Smartphone
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.
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
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.
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. Compact Binocular Set
This Compact Children Binoculars Has a 8x Magnification with Objective Lens Diameter 21mm with an Amazing View, The Kids Lenses & Prisms are from Optical Glass. This Superior Safety Binoculars for Kids has Rubber Surrounded Eyepieces included for Eye Protection so Children dont get Hurt, and can be Folded to Match Eye to Eye Distance of Child. This Amazing Binoculars is Small and Lightweight Designed, Manufactured Under Strict Quality Control, and is Specially Sturdy Designed to Last for Many Years!
This is the second pair of Cabis’ I own. I am a trail naturalist at a very busy wildlife sanctuary on Cape Cod. On my shifts, I walk the trails and interact with the public interpreting the wildlife, birds, and habitat. I have my binoculars, and the site has spotting scopes for us to use. It is very frustrating and unsatisfying to have children unable to enjoy the same joy as adults.
I bought my first pair last summer with the intention of having young children use these binoculars as the pupil to pupil width is perfect for them. They are easy for the kids to adjust and focus on their own and the optics are fantastic. I have Nikons, and these blue Cabis can compete pretty well. The price is great for the quality of these binoculars.
25. 4M Tin Can Robot
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.
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.