The 10 Best Gifts For Your Bigger Kids
Choosing the right gift can be stressful. Whether it's a birthday, special occasion or Christmas and be it your own child or not, you want to make sure that the gift you give is not only loved but is something that they don't already own.
So thanks to our friends at Hugs for Kids (who have already scoured the globe for the very best things for kids so you don't have to), we are pleased to bring you the best of the best gifts for big kids...here's the top 10 surefire winners.
Rule your Room ($199.95)
The Rule Your Room Kit gives kids the magic touch. With a handful of Bits and the brains in your head, you can now transform any boring old object into an awesome, interactive invention. You can prank your mom, create games from scratch and defend your domain from intruders – all with the power of electronics and the stuff you own.
Games Compendium ($44.95)
Sometimes it may seem that kids only want to play with technology but we know from experience that there is still nothing like an "old fashioned" game to bring people together, get brains turning and that competitive streak firing. This compendium of popular games includes Backgammon, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Dominos, Draughts, Snakes and Ladders, Nine Men Morris, Ludo, Pick Up Sticks and Playing Cards.
Gizmos & Gadgets ($389.95)
The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit transforms passive screen-time into a passion for hands-on inventing, problem-solving and creativity. It's the first littleBits kit for young inventors that allows them to build inventions AND control them with a tilt, shake or tap of their smart device. Invent a remote-controlled car and let your phone do the steering. Or build a caterpillar that crawls with the tap of a tablet!
Power Up 3.0 ($79.95)
This is the third generation of the award winning PowerUp System. Take your basic home-made origami paper aeroplane designs to the next level and see them fly hundreds of feet above a soccer or football field while you control them via your smartphone. Timelessness and technology combined.
Foil Art ($20.00)
Add some sparkle to your crafting with Tiger Tribe’s Foil Art Activity Sets. Available in two shiny designs, Foil Art is the ideal, no-mess crafting activity for creative kids. Simply select your favourite foil roll, rub it onto the adhesive template and voila! A beautiful artwork! Each kit contains everything you need, all packaged up in a self-contained box, with a magnetic flap to keep the contents safely stored. A must-have item for when mum and dad need some time out at the cafe. And perfect for keeping little hands busy when travelling.
The diabolo is a juggling or circus prop consisting of an axle and two cups. This object is spun using a string attached to two hand sticks. A large variety of tricks are possible with the diabolo, including tosses, and various types of interaction with the sticks, string, and various parts of the user's body. Multiple diabolos can be spun on a single string.
Circuit Scribe Basic ($69.95)
Get started with drawing circuits on paper. The Basic Kit contains a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V Battery and other accessories. Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor.
3Doodler Start ($125.00)
Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen! The tech genius team at 3Doodler wanted to design a 3D printing device that could be used within minutes, without needing any technical knowledge, software or computers. They also wanted it to be affordable as well as fun, so that anyone could 3Doodle! Compact and easy to use, the 3Doodler allows you to literally draw in the air – whether freestyle 3D sketching or tracing shapes from templates to make larger structures and objects. 3Doodler - the future or drawing...
Globe Lamp ($120.00)
Graceful curves create a stunning sculptural illumination in the Ply Globe Floor Lamp from Micky & Stevie. With neutral tones to match with a range of colour palettes in your interior space and large enough to stand on the floor, this stunning lamp creates a visual impact with modern style. Perfect for adorning a spot in your living area, bedroom or study for eye-catching good looks.
Flip and rearrange all 9 Colour Cubes on the 3 x 3 tray until each colour appears once in every row and column. It will take more than a couple flips of a cube to master this brilliant Sudoku puzzle. Once you’ve conquered the traditional Sudoku pattern, give your brain a real workout with our fun Bonus Challenges! 2017 Mensa Mind Games Competitor!
Finding gifts can be stressful at the best of times so we hope that you found this list helpful. Hugs for Kids has a LOT of amazing products but these are the ones that prove to be winners for the bigger kids time and time again.