Next up in our Holiday Tech Guide 2019, we’re sharing the coolest tech toys and gifts for tweens and big kids. We know that they can be tricky to shop for, so we’ve done the research for you (not to mention asked our own tweens and big kids their honest opinions).
From STEM kits to fun tech-y games, to some of the hottest new gadgets of the season, here are our picks for the coolest tech toys and gifts. And be sure to check out our other tech guides: Cool tech gifts for teens and STEM toys and gifts for kids.
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The classic game of Pictionary just got a whole lot more 2019 with Pictionary Air. It’s a game your whole family will love playing.
Even our high school aged kids want to get their hands on this super cool Hot Wheels smart track, and the rad cars they can race and flip using the accompanying app. Definitely not the Hot Wheels we had as kids.
Got Stranger Things fans? The new LEGO Hidden Side Paranormal AR game sets utilizes the power of Augmented Reality to bring your kid’s creations to life.
Your budding scientists will dig this USB microscope, that’s compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. It even doubles as a camera. Pretty neat.
Yes, you read that correctly. Their TikTok game just got a whole lot sicker with this invisibility cloak. We tried it ourselves and yep, it’s as cool as it sounds.
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Gamers gotta game, and if you’ve already got a Nintendo Switch (our top gaming console), then this is perfect for tweens and big kids. Good luck getting a turn yourself because it’s just that fun.
We’ve been long time fans of Wonder Workshop, whose adorable and easy-to-use coding robots have been family favorites for many years. For younger big kids up through tweens, they teach STEM concepts to kids through creativity and hands-on play.
The new and improved Kindle e-reader offers a year of free Kindle Unlimited and a weeklong battery life. For your avid reader (or one you’re trying to motivate) this is a fantastic option – no ads, games, apps, or anything else – just books. (Don’t miss the great Black Friday deal on this)
This cool and now award-winning coding robot is one of our all-time faves, and featured in our STEM toys and gifts gift guide. We love it so much that we had to feature it twice.
If you’re in the market for a very beginner drone for younger kids that easy-to-fly and crash-proof, this is an affordable option that’s got solid ratings.