Tech Gifts for Kids: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Ah, the holidays—that magical time of the year when homes fill up with joy, love, and an avalanche of new stuff that gets forgotten in a drawer by February. But what if this year could be different? What if we focused on gifts that not only spark joy but also ignite curiosity? Yes, I’m talking about tech gifts that entertain while educating, creating a win-win situation for both kids and parents.

If you’re hunting for gifts that offer more than just a “wow” moment—gifts that keep on giving —then you’ve come to the right place!

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What We’ll Explore in This Post:

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

1 Dino Mousepad

This dino mousepad is more than just a cute accessory; it’s genuinely helpful when teaching kids the basics of computer navigation. Believe me, getting a child to understand how a mouse works isn’t as easy as you’d think. But with a simple mouse and a mousepad that grabs their attention, the whole process becomes a bit more fun for all involved.

2 | Video Game Stickers

Great for personalizing tech gear or school notebooks, these stickers offer a dash of fun while promoting creativity.

3 | Blue Light Glasses

I’m not a scientist, but these blue light glasses have been talked about a lot for reducing eye strain. These glasses are a simple, stylish way to potentially ease that discomfort during screen time. At the very least, they make for some adorable selfies. I’ll keep you updated on whether they’re a game-changer.

4 | Reading Light

A low-tech gift with high-impact potential. This light makes late-night reading easier, and trust me, it’s a great tool for kids who love to read before bed.

Accessory Gifts for Kids

5 | Kindle Fire HD Case

Perfect for Kindle Fire HD 8 users, these “older kid” cases offer durability without sacrificing style.

6 | Nintendo Switch Case

We bought a Nintendo Switch for travel, and let me tell you, a case is a must-have. No, seriously. Without one, trying to pack up the oddly shaped console and its tiny games is like playing a never-ending game of Tetris. This case keeps everything neatly packed and ready for gaming on the go.

7 | Reading Pillow

Odd choice for a tech guide? Nope! This pillow encourages better posture during both reading and gaming sessions.

Toy and Game Gifts for Kids

8 | Super Mario Lego

This isn’t just any Lego set. It comes with an interactive Mario figure, adding a digital element to the joy of Lego building. The best part? It’s so engaging that it hasn’t even made it to my kids’ usual Lego storage shelf yet—they’re too busy playing with it!

9 | Robot Turtles Boardgame

Coding fundamentals disguised as a fun board game? Yes, please! This is my 7-year-old’s favourite game. 

Tech Gifts for Kids

10 | Nintendo Switch

It’s not just a game console; it’s a family bonding tool. Games like Mario Kart turn any night into a fun family game night. The Switch is pricey but has proven to be an extremely versatile tech tool. We love ours.

11 | Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro

This tablet is the champion of tech gifts for kids. Both my 4-year-old and 7-year-old still reach for theirs all the time (maybe too much but we’re working on that). It has everything a parent could ask for: games, books, shows, and parental controls. Best part? It’s designed to grow with your kids—my 7-year-old still loves hers.

12 | Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Encourage their artistic side with instant photography. Great for room decor or memory-keeping!

Wrapping Up This Holiday Gift Guide

There you have it! A guide to tech gifts for kids that won’t just end up gathering dust somewhere. Whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffers or looking to make a bigger investment like a Nintendo Switch, this list has something for everyone. More importantly, these gifts can actually help your kids learn new skills, foster creativity, or just make family game nights a little more exciting. So this holiday season, let’s gift the young ones something they’ll cherish and use. Trust me, not only will your kids be grateful for these awesome picks, but your future self will thank you too. Happy shopping and even happier holidays!

Looking for a little more holiday help? Check out my guide on “Preparing for the Holiday Season with ChatGPT

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