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Gift Ideas for Kids: 20 TechSavvy Picks

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Tech Savvy Gift Guide with my best gift ideas for kids.

These toys and gifts are ones that I either have (***) or would buy for my sons personally. This list includes a variety of interests and price points.

Also, check out the Top Gifts for Teens 2020 for even more great ideas! Or past lists for Kids or Teens.

Note: The prices are from Amazon unless otherwise noted (as of October 2020). I am an Amazon and RedBubble Affiliate and if you click the picture of the toy to make your purchase, I receive a very small percentage of the sale, which helps fund our homeschool at no extra cost to you. Just FYI!

Don’t Miss These Gift Ideas for Kids

Kids First Robot Safari


Price: $29.95 (Black Friday $25.95)

This Parents’ Choice Recommended mechanical engineering kit is for ages 5 to 7. Kids can build a series of adorable, motorized robotic animals, including a unicorn, sea otter, fox, bear, baby llama, crab, cat, and narwhal! Other kits available.

Space Cowboys Unlock! Escape Adventures


Price 26.99

Escape rooms are great thinking practice and games like Unlock! bring the fun home. There are multiple options with 3 new games in each box. The free UNLOCK! companion app supports integrated gameplay by having players input codes, interact with machines, and receive hints. With one hour on the clock, players must work through a deck of sixty cards as a team, searching for clues, combining objects, and solving puzzles. How fun!

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Kit***


Price 82.99

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 is one of the best Pi kits in the world. Get started coding and engineering with this Raspberry Pi, case, fan, cables and more.

Amazon Echo Dot Kid’s Edition


Price: $59.99 (Black Friday $38.99!)

These adorable Echo Dot Kid’s Edition speakers have a few special features including a year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited), which gives them access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. It’s just 2.99/month after the first year.

The Kid’s Edition also has friendly parental control including daily time limits. Available Oct. 22

Design & Drill Robot


Price: $11.51 (also comes in pink!)

  • Preschoolers can snap together their robot’s arms and then practice drilling multicolored bolts with the kid-friendly screwdriver
  • Robot with swiveling head, arms, and upper body, includes 15 multicolored bolts (Ages 3+)

Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Exploration Kit***


Price 44.97 (sale)

These electronics kits are great for all ages. There are nearly a dozen different sets to choose from of all sizes and styles. Including a beginner version and one that links to Arduino for coding. They are simple for young hands but big on learning and fun!

Wobble Board


Price 79.99 (Black Friday $69.99)

Keep those bodies busy while their minds are engaged! The board is a wooden toy that grows with the child and is also very suitable for adults. To get fit, stretch your back (as a seat aid) in yoga exercises, to train balance or just because it’s fun. It’s possible to do a wide range of exercises on the wooden board.



Winner of multiple awards worldwide, the Katamino puzzle builds spatial observation skills, sharpens logical thinking and teaches basic properties of 2-D and 3-D modeling.  Play more than 500 different challenges!

There is also a pocket version that would make a great stocking stuffer and a deluxe option in woodgrain colors.

Price $36.41

Ideal Magic Spectacular Magic Suitcase

Price 39.99

Learn magic and trick your friends with this spectacular fun magic kit

100 First Words for Little Geeks


Price: $9.99

Be still my geeky heart! Introducing 100 First Words for Little Geeks, a deliciously nerdy primer for kids learning their first words! Forget apple and dog. Little geeks are ready for holy grailwarp core, and intergalactic catastrophe.

Big Bag Of Science

Price 39.99

This kit covers the three areas of science (Physical, Earth and Life) as well as activities in Chemistry, Physics, Magnetism, Weather, Biology, Geology and Flight with more than 70 activities. Hours of fun and learning and it all zips back up in the convenient plastic case. There is also this version from Learning Resources for smaller hands that is simpler for your budding young chemist.

Turing Tumble


Price 69.95

Turing Tumble is a new type of game where players (ages 8 to adult) build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. Use ramps, crossovers, bits, interceptors, gears, and gear bits to build marble-powered computers that can generate patterns, do logic, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and much, much more. 

Of all the gifts on my Top Gifts for Kids 2020 this one is at the top of my personal must-have list!

Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks***

Price 16.99

The beginning of design knowledge is right here. Math and art combine when children play with blocks, an essential piece of every childhood.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Break Open 10 Geodes

Price 24.99 (Black Friday $23.73)

Break open these tennis ball to ping pong sized geodes to reveal natural crystals. Perfect for your budding geologist.

Fat Brain Toys Dado Squares***


Price 21.95

There is actually a series of Dado Cubes, Dado Squares and Dado Planks. These Squares make for beautiful and challenging stacking for the slightly older preschooler and nesting for the younger. Also, you can combine them with additional sets to make larger structures. I got them for my 2-year old son and now he is 13 and still using them! This is a toy with staying power for creative young minds.

Perplexus Rookie ***


Price 29.94

This toy is a problem solver’s dream. This version is slightly simpler than the original Perplexus or Perplexus Epic. Enclosed in a plastic bubble you tilt and twist to move a small ball through a series of obstacles. Great for learning patience, motor control, counting and physics! We have 3 and love them all.

Bitsbox Subscription

Price 28.45/month

The best apps for kids are the ones they build themselves. Bitsbox teaches real coding with crazy fun projects that come in the mail every month. Each level introduces a new computer science concept. Kids build their apps on the Bitsbox website. They start by coding from examples and progress quickly to inventing their own apps.

Electronic Chess Set


Price 69.99

Learn to play chess and beyond with this electronic chess game. 12 chess modes plus 30 unique chess levels to choose from. 100 preset chess exercise allows you to practice your skills. and more!

ZomeTool Construction Set


Price $116.19

Zometool lets you create beautiful structures and patterns to unlock STEM thinking. Amazingly, this large set contains more than 700 pieces, but you can start smaller if you want with the basic kit for less than $30.

Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit


Price: Starting at $69.99

Get started with Osmo’s powerful blend of hands on and tech learning with one of their starter kits for iPad or Kindle Fire tablets. Add on games and other learning kits as they grow.

Plus Plus Blocks


Price: starting at $7.99 (tube) and up $34.99 for 600 pc box

Looking for a Lego alternative? These Plus Plus blocks might be just what you are looking for.

All pieces are shaped the same, but they are anything but boring. Endless building opportunities await. Go for the big open play box of 600 or start with a stocking stuffer tube (unicorn, apollo rocket, alien and more!

Gears, Gears, Gears! Space Explorers Building Set


Price: $39.99 (Black Friday $29.98)

This 77-piece set includes interlocking bases, gears, connectors, a handle, astronauts, planets, a sun, a spaceship, a flag, stickers, and an activity guide.

Other themed sets and bulk gears available.

Lego Boost Creative Toolbox

Price: $159.95 (Black Friday $127.99)

Meet Vernie the Robot and more!

  • Includes 847 LEGO pieces that kids can build and rebuild into 5 cool multifunctional models. The best and most popular robotics toys for 7-12 year old boys and girls who love to tinker and learn about science. Use the latest tech like color, distance and tilt sensors.
  • Construct and code Vernie the Robot to dance, rock out on the Guitar4000, foster Frankie the Cat, interact with the Autobuilder, or explore a new discovery with the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4). The IQ-boosting activities are endless!

I really hope you and your family find some great ideas on my Gift Ideas for Kids 2020 list. There are a lot of really inspiring, engaging and educational options this year to keep your kids learning and having fun for months to come.

Don’t forget to check out my Top Gifts for Teens 2020 list for your older children and past Top Gifts for Kids lists here.

Comment below and tell me about your favorite Gift Ideas for Kids 2020 and I may add them to my list!

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