17 Best STEM Christmas Gifts for Tech Kids

Do you have creative, science-loving kids like I do? I love finding fun and exciting STEM Christmas gifts for my tech-loving kids. 

These are my favorite kind of kids Christmas gifts because not only do my kids have a blast putting them together, but my kids are learning at the same time (shhh… don’t tell them!).

I’m gathering my Christmas gift lists together and I wanted to share the awesome gifts I’ve found for my favorite techie kids!

These gifts are top-rated (most of them have 5 stars) and many of them are the best-selling gifts in their category! You can be sure that these STEM gifts will be a big hit with your kids too!

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Get a New Electronics Project Every Month with Creation Crate

My teen boys so enjoyed their Creation Crate box! Creation Crate is a monthly subscription-based program where kids get new STEM coding/electronics activities delivered each month. Each project is simple and perfect for beginners with step-by-step instructions. Plus, Creation Crate boxes come with all the supplies needed to complete the projects (the one in the pictures above is a Mood Light).

I especially like that the Creation Crate kits combine hands-on electronic building plus computer coding. My husband (also a tech-loving guy) and my older sons enjoyed a fun afternoon putting this together.

What a great Christmas gift that teaches kids science in a fun way! And because it’s subscription based (each kit starting as low as $22.49/month), Creation Crate is a gift that keeps on giving long past the holiday season.



HEXBUG STEM-based VEX Robotics Snap Shot Construction Kit

Want a exciting toy that kids can put together and then play with? If so, then you’ll love this VEX Robotics Snap Shot Construction Kit. My boys loved the challenge of putting together their own blaster (and then of course firing at each other)!

Open construction with snap-together pieces allows for a glimpse at the planetary gears and real working shock-absorber-style springs. As kids assemble the VEX Robotics Snap Shot, they learn how simple gear ratios and spring energy combine to create a one-of-a-kind blaster. And they can watch the ammo (plastic balls, included in the kit) drop down and secure into position. Very cool!

The VEX Robotics Snap Shot is easy to assemble and makes great fun for kids who love tech toys! Ages 8 and up.



HEXBUG STEM-based VEX Robotics Zip Flyer Construction Kit

My kids are fascinated by anything that flies. And they love to figure things out and put things together. So it’s no wonder that the VEX Robotics Zip Flyer Construction Kit was such a hit in my home. This robotic gadget actually had all of us quite entertained!

Once kids assemble this flyer, they love how this robotic gadget lets you shoot propellers over 30 feet in the air! In fact, I had to have my kids take it outside because it was too tall for our vaulted ceilings.

What’s really fun is that kids can control how high the propeller goes: the faster you pull the zip-cord stick, the higher the propeller goes. Kids can also configure the kit to be used for both handheld and tabletop action.

Here’s a video of the Zip Flyer (and other VEX Robotics toys) in action!

The VEX Robotics Zip Flyer is a great challenge for kids who love building and launching things in the air. Highly recommend! Ages 8 and up.


TIRED OF THE “OUT OF STORAGE” MESSAGE ON YOUR PHONE? So many of us moms deal with this! Here’s my simple solution that ensures that you don’t ever miss a photo because you have no phone memory. Picture Keeper Connect

Storage Issues? Keep Tech Kids Creating with Picture Keeper Connect

If you have creative, tech-loving kids, then you understand a dilemma they often face with all their electronic devices–what to do when they see that dreaded “out of storage” message!

My kids are always shooting videos and taking pictures, so unfortunately, it happens quite often.

That’s why Picture Keeper Connect is such a lifesaver! This little USB storage device quickly and easily downloads photos and videos from a smartphone so that storage can be freed up and kids can keep on creating.

Great, practical gift for STEM kids who are addicted to shooting videos and pictures with their phone!


Kids Build Your Own Computer Kit! Perfect for Techie Kids!

Kano Computer Kit | Make a Computer. Learn To CodeKano Computer Kit | Make a Computer. Learn To Code

Wow! Kids can make their own computer! Amazing!

“So well done and so well needed. As a software developer hoping to teach his kids the craft, this kit is a huge leap forward. Our seven year-old was hooked when he “hacked” Pong to win every time, after Kano’s modest suggestions. This kid is hooked.”–Jason (Amazon)

Teach kids coding through using simple steps and stories. Code music, apps, games and more! Ages 6+. No technical skills required!



Code Master Programming Logic Game

Code Master Programming Logic GameCode Master Programming Logic Game

Perfect gift for Minecraft Lovers! Teaches logic through fun learning!

Fun game builds planning, sequential reasoning and problem-solving skills! Incredible coding game that’s the ultimate gift for techie kids! 5 Stars on Amazon!

“Great coding game for kids! I have spent the past couple of years teaching computer programming skills to my gifted students. They have a ball every time we are involved in activities and it’s really fun to see them working and smiling at the same time. “–Chrissy (Amazon)



Star Wars Robot Kids Program Themselves!

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Hot Gift! Incredible Christmas gift for techie kids or Star Wars lovers!

2,300 reviews and almost 5 stars on Amazon!

Listens and responds to your child’s voice! Guide BB-8 with your smartphone or tablet and record or view virtual holographic videos. Awesome Star Wars gift and memorabilia for Star wars lovers or techie kids!

“It’s super fun to direct and control BB-8 around your home for your friends, family, pets and other BB-8s! Enjoyable and to me, worth it!”–A Morningstar (Amazon)



Magna Tiles–Awesome Building Set for Tech Kids

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece SetMagna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set

Totally buying this for my kids this year!

Create cubes, pyramids and other geometric shapes with these awesome clear tiles that kids love! Build spatial awareness and creativity with this awesome STEM gift for kids!

“My son has had this toy since he was 2. He is now 4 and a half and will still play with it for hours. It is the best toy we have ever owned. I highly recommend spending the money. They are used almost daily and hold up extremely well. AGAIN, WORTH THE MONEY.” –CN (Amazon)



Snap Circuits: Hot STEM Gift Kids Love!

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

Incredible introduction to electronics! Kids build over 1,000 projects with these creative circuits. Simple, easy to use with no wires. Hours of screen-free fun for kids!

“My son has a thousand motors working without this kit, I rarely can slow him down. I bought this and he loves it! He will sit and play with it. This kit stimulates his brain enough that he doesn’t have to run around, tearing down the house, chipping the walls, scratching, teasing and peeling paint. Anyone with ADHD kids out there know what I mean? Gotta have something like this, for kids like these!!!”–Tickleberries (Amazon)

5 Stars, 4,500 reviews and winner of multiple toy awards! Don’t miss this!



LEGO Chain Reactions Amazing Building Kit

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OMG! This is the perfect gift for any kid that loves LEGO! What a great way for them to learn about reactions.

Learn through play! Design and build 10 amazing moving LEGO Machines. For kids 8+. Comes with an 80-page instruction booklet and more than 30 LEGO elements for hours of fun for kids. Amazing STEM gift for tech kids!

“I’m sure my grandson will love this gift. I want to play with it so much I can hardly wait for Christmas.”–S. James (Amazon)

Kid LEGO lovers will go crazy for this 5 Star, Best Selling Kit!



Gravity Maze: Best Selling STEM Board Game for Kids!

Gravity MazeGravity Maze

Incredible marble run and logic game all in one! Fun way to teach kids science and physics. Builds spatial reasoning and planning skills. Hours of screen-free fun that kids love! Best selling game on Amazon!

Highly rated game that tech kids adore! Must-get Christmas gift!CTA

“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS thinking game!!! My students love it!”–Tracy (Amazon)



Mind Blowing Science Kit for Kids

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“My kids (daughter age 9 1/2 and son age 4 1/2 at the time) got this for Christmas last year and still enjoy the activities and science projects in it – and I have fun with them!”–Rachel (Amazon)

Great way for young scientists age 6+ to explore and learn. 20 piece kit includes supplies for fun STEM experiments to learn together. Perfect Christmas gift for techie kids!

Best selling, 5 star game! Don’t miss this perfect STEM gift for kids who love science!



Laser Maze Logic Game

Laser Maze Beam Bending Logic GameLaser Maze Beam Bending Logic Game

“In my son’s own words, ‘Wow!’ Sometimes it is hard to compete with Wii and Ipads. However, I believe that Laser Maze is a fantastic logic puzzle wrapped up in just enough technology to keep any child engaged!”–T. Emond (Amazon)

Kids use mirrors and other tools to direct laser beams through the maze! Build logic and reasoning. 60 challenges from beginner to expert for kids to complete! Ages 8+. Perfect for techie loving kids.

Must-play top-rated game perfect for kids who love STEM!



#1 Selling Kids Science Experiments Book!

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!

Kids discover answers to their top science questions with this amazing, well-loved book! Simple experiments with easy to find ingredients! Hours of fun together as kids explore and discover! Hours of fun for kids!

Incredible science experiments kids love–all in one place! Must-get!

“I bought this book for my son, and liked it so much that I bought 10 copies to give to each child at my son’s birthday party. He wanted a science party so this was the perfect take-home gift for the kids.”–Jen (Amazon)



Make Your Own Robot for Kids!

4M Table Top Robot4M Table Top Robot

Wonderful, hands-on science kit for kids ages 8+ with simple instructions. Kids create a working crab robot that performs tricks and will amaze kids! Perfect STEM Christmas gift for any tech-loving kid!

“This is an amazing kids learning robot. This funny robot is super easy to put together. My son, my daughter and Daddy put together in a few minutes only. You’ll love it when your kids start jumping when the robot really start walking on top of the table.” –Amazon customer

Perfect Christmas gift for tech-loving kids! Grab yours!



Star Wars Paper Airplanes Book

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YES! Paper airplanes Star Wars style! You’ve got to see these!

All my boys would have a blast making these. Great fun!

“This book was very interesting and the starfighters were easy enough for a young adult to assemble. It is a must have for a Star Wars collector.”–Shirley (Amazon)

Kids love re-creating their favorite Star Wars fighters as paper airplanes! Hours of learning fun. Comes with 60 page instruction book and 40 pieces of paper. Amazing STEM Christmas gift for kids!



Minecraft Stop Motion Animation Studio for Kids!

Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation StudioMinecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio

OMG! Perfect STEM gift for Minecraft loving kids! Top-rated gift!

“My kids sit and build stop motion movies for hours at a time. They absolutely love this. They just turned 9 and I thought they’d be a little young for it but they do really well with it. My kids want to get one of these for all their friends birthdays.”–KHunter (Amazon)

#1 seller on Amazon for Action & Toy Figure Accessories! Wonderful Minecraft STEM toy that teaches kids how to make one of a kind Minecraft movies using stop animation. Ultimate gift for Minecraft loving kids.



Love these gift ideas? Don’t miss the rest of the Christmas gift guides! 

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Enjoy shopping for these fun Christmas gifts! And Merry Christmas!

About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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