Two weeks till Christmas and the time is ticking down for the best day of the year. As a Christmas connoisseur, I adore not only buying gifts for my family, but for providing the right gift that will make their entire year. Before I purchase, I can spend hours on reviews and reading lists of some of the best gifts to get inspired on even something my kids haven’t thought of yet! This year, Amazon Launchpad made that search super easy. With innovative products from startups and super unique ideas, browsing is almost as fun as buying.
What is Amazon Launchpad?
Amazon Launchpad helps even the most adventurous of gadget-lovers, find innovative and interesting products! The easy-to-use search interface helps to find products by category and allows you to learn more about the perfect present you have been looking for all season long. Of course you get to purchase with all the guarantees Amazon makes on its products.
Top 10 Tech Favorites for Kids on Amazon Launchpad
Finding the Right Gifts
In our house, tech reigns supreme. With our brand new Amazon Dot that my kids keep stealing out of my office and everyone having their own pads, there is no doubt we are a connected family. That being said, as a parent, I want my tech balanced with education and Amazon Launchpad is leading the way.
What kind of tech Gifts can you Buy for kids this year?
To help you narrow down some of the best, I wanted to share 10 unique favorites that are perfect for kids.
- Authentic Movement – Drive R2-D2 with your device, go from bipod to tripod stances, or trigger emotive waddles
- Integrated Speaker & LEDs – Sounds come right from R2-D2, and front and rear lights are fully functional.
- Code R2-D2 – Download the Sphero Edu app and use character-specific commands to program R2-D2 and complete STEM activities.
- Watch With Me – View films from the Star Wars saga with R2-D2 reacting by your side.
- Holographic Simulation – Explore the Star Wars™ galaxy, roam iconic ship interiors, and more.
This educational computer teaches tech and coding to kids and is the 2017 toy of the year.
- Beautiful, handcrafted wooden computer case with HD LCD display
- Electronic gadgets including LED lights, buzzers, buttons, switches, sensors and more
- Cables to connect the screen, Pi and 6600 mAh powerbank together
- Fully functioning computer running on a Raspberry Pi 3 Project Board. 1GB RAM. 1200 MHzQuadCore CPU
The scooter sensation from Europe. Just pump-and-go. The innovative Space Scooter can be ridden like a traditional kick-scooter or propelled forward by moving the board up and down in a teeter-totter like motion
- Dual-mode Super – silent drive system
- Move the platform up and down in a teeter-totter-like motion.
- Anti-roll-back protection. Handbrake included.
- Foldable for convenient transportation and storage
- Print photos from your phone (even Instagram), or take new ones- printed in 30 seconds
- No ink necessary- photos are printed directly onto ZINK (zero ink) Sticker Paper
- Official Star Wars levitating death Star
- Amaze your friends and yourself with this gravity-defying orb as it rotates above its magnetic base
- 5-Watt speaker delivers 360 degrees of uncompromising sound quality for five hours on a single charge
- Talk to your kids, without giving them a phone. You use your app, they use a plush toy.
- Send and receive messages using the easy-to-use Toymail app.
- Setup is simple, and Talkies can store up to 5 WiFi Networks
7) POWERUP FPV Experimental Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane with Live Streaming Camera
- Experience flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit of your paper airplane.
- Control your paper drone with intuitive movements of your head using a google cardboard viewer. (Cardboard viewer sold separately)
- 10 minute flight per charge, over 300ft Wi-Fi video streaming range
- Autopilot for easy flying in windy conditions, video and audio recording, rotating camera.Crash proof carbon fibre and plastic frame, multiple airplane design possibilities
- Onyx is similar to a walkie-talkie, but with unlimited range and unlimited channels
- Send voices messages in real time from one onyx to another over any distance
- Talk anywhere your phone can connect to the internet: Onyx pairs to your android or iOS smartphone
- Wear anywhere: Super lightweight and clips easily to your shirt, bag strap, necklace and more
- Meet Turbo Dave, your own personal Minion!
- Over 140+ original sounds and phrases from the Despicable Me franchise
- Reacts to shakes, pokes, bops, claps and hand gestures
- Bonus app features 6 additional games: Fart Blaster battles, STEM coding and more
- WORLD’S FIRST AND NO. 1 BEST SELLING 3D PEN: 3Doodler Create is the newest model from the maker of the world’s first 3D printing pen. The slimmest, lightest, strongest 3Doodler yet. Enhanced design, easy to manage, and improved drive system for quieter and smoother operation, and endless creation. Latest features also include simplified and intuitive controls, and a new ambient light bar.
Amazon Launchpad Highlight
Of course not all toys are tech related!
We try to balance out family time and play time, down time and friend time and tech time and outdoor time. Thankfully Amazon Launchpad has been great for that as well! With bikes, family games, and unique ways to learn, the possibilities are endless.
In fact, in partnership with MomDot, Amazon Launchpad helped Phoenyx move onto his first no training wheels bike. This RoyalBaby bike was the perfect holiday gift for Phoenyx this year. He was able to dive into it early just to show you guys this amazing bike and how to get your kids outside!
Phoenyx’s favorite part is the bell!
This sporty bike for boys and girls comes with a bell, a water bottle, training wheels, and a quick release seat post which makes it easy to adjust the height of the seat (18 inch without carrying handle)
When learning how to ride a bike without training wheels, its important to have solid tires!
- Wheels/Tires: Steel 28 hole rims with rubber wide 2.4 inch knobby tires with custom Royal Baby tread
He doesn’t want to fall! Phoenyx was still to afraid to let Chris let go yet, but we can count on the brakes and strong steel when he does.
- Brakes/Cockpit: Front caliper brake and rear coaster brake and special kids size brake lever, Kraton soft rubber grips and special juvenile saddle and quick release seat post clamp
Amazon Launchpad Gift Guide
Ready to start looking?
Head over to check out the Amazon Launchpad gift guide, which is full of additional selections compared to what I have here. While I buy the most presents for the kids, there are perfect choices for your spouse, mom, dad, and yourself!
Just click below to start browsing today.