Tech the Halls With Boughs of Awesome Gifts for Your Kids

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You're probably currently knee deep in holiday shopping for your kiddos. That's what December is all about, right? Or maybe you're completely done with your shopping, in which case, congratulations, you are the envy of many. But if you're still in need of some gift ideas for your tech-loving kids, we've got you covered.

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Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly gadgets, devices, and other tech-related gifts of 2017.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

The perfect gift for any kid who desperately wants a smartwatch, but 100% doesn't need an Apple Watch. The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 by VTech lets kids take pictures, videos, play games, tell time, and more.

On sale now at Target for $47.99.

Nintendo 2DS XL

The Nintendo 2DS XL is perfect for kids who want to experience Nintendo's huge library of games, but are also totally fine with viewing them in 2D. It can be used for streaming TV and videos, web browsing, and of course, playing tons of classic games.

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Buy it from Nintendo for $149.99.

Ozobot Bit Starter Pack

Introduce your kids to coding with the Ozobot Bit Starter Pack. Kids can draw colorful designs that the optical sensors read as movement commands. Markers, paper, and over 20 activities are included in the pack. More activities are downloadable from the Ozobot app.

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Get it at Best Buy for $59.99.

Cambridge Soundworks Oontz Angle 3 Plus

You probably won't be able to find a better Bluetooth speaker for the price. The Cambridge Soundworks Oontz Angle 3 Plus has exceptional sound quality, a stylish design, and it's weatherproof. So, if your kid accidentally leaves it outside, it'll survive.

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Get it on Amazon for $33.99.

Kano Computer Kit

A DIY computer kit created by LEGO. So, you know it's gotta be fun. The Kano Computer Kit is a computer that anyone can make. It's recommended for kids ages 6 and up, and it requires no technical skills. Once the hardware is up and running, there are hundreds of hours worth of games and exercises to teach kids how to code, make art, and build apps and games.

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Get it on Amazon for $149.21.

Griffin KaZoo MyPhones

These Griffin KaZoo MyPhones headphones are both fun and safe for kids. Built-in volume-limiting circuitry keeps the sound pressure down to levels recommended as safe for young ears. Choose from two animal designs: monkeys and penguins. Your kids will love them, but you might love them more, because headphones means quiet time for you.

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Available on Amazon for $10.

Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet

If you really want to win over your kids, get them a Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet. It comes with one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which offers over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, and educational apps and games. You can customize what they can see so older kids don't get the baby stuff and younger kids don't see the scary stuff.

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The kid-proof case comes in three colors: blue, pink, and yellow. But the best part? It includes a two-year guarantee of coverage for anything that happens to the tablet. If it breaks, Amazon will replace it for free. Get it here for $129.99 (or check out the Fire 7 Kids Edition for $99).


The ASUS Chromebook is a fantastic laptop for kids because of its durability (it can be dropped from 3.9 feet without any sort of functional disruption). Powered by an Intel Core Processor and 4GB of RAM, the computer has 16GB of storage and Google provides more than 100GB of cloud storage through Google Drive.

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Buy it on Amazon for $250.

Tech21 Smartphone Case

If your kids are prone to breaking their phones, there's no better case to help prevent that from happening than Tech21 cases. Seriously, they're like magic.

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Check out the Evo Check Evoke Edition at Tech21 for $49.95 (or tons of other great options).

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