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31 Awesome Gadgets for Kids and Parents That Every Family Needs

Gadgets come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of usefulness, but if you’re keen to avoid the ‘use once and then let it gather dust’ scenario, check out this list. Packed with awesome gadgets for kids and adults alike, these fun, educational, and insanely clever gizmos are the gifts that every family needs (but didn’t know it until now!) Robots, electronics kits, and even cars that drive on the ceiling are all here; the hardest part is choosing which one to get.

31 Awesome Gadgets for Kids and Parents That Every Family Needs

Echo Dot Kids Edition

Echo Dot Kids Edition

amazon.com $34.99 SHOP NOW

Designed for kids and with the coolest rainbow colors, this Echo Dot has even better sound quality than the previous Gen 2. Allowing kids to call approved family and friends, hear stories, and listen to music, their parents can relax knowing any unsuitable media has been blocked.


Personal Planetarium

Personal Planetarium

uncommongoods.com $50.00 SHOP NOW

Kids who like to keep their eyes to the skies will love this augmented reality viewer. Giving them their own personal planetarium, this viewer works with their smartphone to present constellations, galaxies, planets and more across the night sky, and comes with built-in audio information, too.


DJI RoboMaster

DJI RoboMaster

amazon.com $549.00 SHOP NOW

This robot might look like fun – and it really is – but it’s also a serious piece of kit for any child who wants to learn more about coding, science, and math. With six programmable AI modules, and gameplay modes, the DJI RoboMaster S1 will bring out the curiosity in any kid.


Blipblox Kids Synthesizer

Blipblox Kids Synthesizer

uncommongoods.com $189.00 SHOP NOW

Ideal for musos from the age of 5 and over, this Blipblox kids’ synthesizer will let them make music in a way they’ve never been able to before. With synching lights, 100s of tunes, and even a built-in drum machine, this little deck will have them jamming all day long.


Tinker Crate Subscription Box

Tinker Crate Subscription Box

kiwico.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

With crates available for ages 0 to 104, the KiwiCo Tinker Crate will give them hands-on experience in engineering. From kits to introduce babies to the world of exploration to more complex projects for teenage scientists, each month will bring a new and exciting task to build on their skills.


Sphero Specdrums App-Enabled Musical Rings

Sphero Specdrums App-Enabled Musical Rings

amazon.com $47.89 SHOP NOW

Now they can hear colors and see sounds with the incredible Sphero Specdrums. These rings can be worn on the hand, and when tapped on a colored surface, will produce a corresponding sound so the user can literally make music wherever they are or whatever they are doing.


Light Up Drawing Tees

Light Up Drawing Tees

uncommongoods.com $25.00 - $30.00 SHOP NOW

Creative kids can turn themselves into works of art or walking message boards thanks to this awesome tee. The white panel on the front can be drawn on with any concentrated light source, which in turn creates a glowing, temporary design that slowly fades so they can use it again.


POWERUP Paper Airplane Conversion Kit

POWERUP Paper Airplane Conversion Kit

amazon.com $19.99 SHOP NOW

This may be the smallest engine you’ve ever seen, but it is definitely one of the coolest. Made to fit onto an ordinary paper airplane, this engine will allow planes to fly and soar before coming in for a safe landing. Charging takes just 20 seconds for a 30 second flight.


Force of Nature Natural Cleaner Gadget

Force of Nature Natural Cleaner Gadget

forceofnatureclean.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

Teach kids the importance of using natural resources and saving the planet with Force of Nature. Normal tap water can be turned into a powerful cleaning product that works to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19), using the salt and vinegar capsule included, meaning no chemicals and toxins are used.


littleBits Electronic Music Inventor Kit

littleBits Electronic Music Inventor Kit

amazon.com $40.91 SHOP NOW

If your child is showing an interest in learning to play the guitar, why not go one step further and have them build it before they can jam? This incredible kit comes with everything they will need to build and customize their own awesome instrument that works just like a real one.


Kids Sleep Training Alarm Clock

Kids Sleep Training Alarm Clock

uncommongoods.com $50.00 SHOP NOW

Kids respond to robots, so help them get their times straight with this adorable sleep training alarm clock. Teaching kids the right time to get up in the morning, this clock uses a range of facial expressions to show them when they should be sleeping, having quiet time, and getting up.


VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2

VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2

amazon.com $44.49 SHOP NOW

With 55 digital and analog faces included, this watch can be totally customized to suit your child. Featuring two built-in cameras, kids can take selfies and videos that they can use as new watch faces, and play games and stay fit via the included challenges and augmented reality technology.


Turing Tumble Marble-Powered Computer Kits

Turing Tumble Marble-Powered Computer Kits

turingtumble.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

This kit comes with all the components needed to build a marble-powered computer, and discover how it works and what it does in a fun and practical way. Going back to basics, this computer needs no electronics, no syntax, and no abstraction – just good old hands-on discovery.


Piper Computer Kit

Piper Computer Kit

amazon.com $249.00 SHOP NOW

This kit could be the first step towards a rewarding and lucrative career for any child aged 8+. With all the parts needed to complete the project, this kit builds into a real, working computer that can then be used to learn all about coding, programming, gaming and more.


Molekule Air Purifier

Molekule Air Purifier

molekule.com Prices vary SHOP NOW

Kids with allergies will particularly welcome the MoleKule air purifier. Drawing air in from 360 degrees, the whisper-quiet MoleKule not only traps allergens along with viruses, bacteria, and mold, but it also destroys them, meaning they can’t be recirculated to cause problems again.


Sound-Activated Light Blocks

Sound-Activated Light Blocks

uncommongoods.com $30.00 - $100.00 SHOP NOW

They might start out as a pile of bricks, but these building blocks are super cool. Compatible with other same size bricks, this set includes a rechargeable power base that literally lights up their creation in a choice of 4 modes, from gently fading to sound activated.


3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

amazon.com $79.99 SHOP NOW

There’s no end to the things they can create with this incredible 3Doodler pen. Using plastic filament, this gadget for kids can draw in the air as well as on a surface and their creations will hold their shape as they go, providing them with images that literally come off the paper.


Anki Vector Robot

Anki Vector Robot

amazon.com $364.99 SHOP NOW

Vector will become your child’s new best friend as they hang out together and do cool things. Capable of answering questions, checking the weather, and even taking photos, this incredible voice-activated robot is also compatible with Alexa for even more awesome features like controlling smart home devices.


Fitbit Ace Activity Tracker for Kids

Fitbit Ace Activity Tracker for Kids

amazon.com $129.95 SHOP NOW

The Fitbit Ace has been made especially for children aged 8+ to monitor their activity levels and sleep patterns. Encouraging kid to strive to beat their own personal bests, the Ace will reward them with fun, congratulatory messages and badges, and even allows them to compete against each other.


Cardboard Electric Guitar Kit

Cardboard Electric Guitar Kit

uncommongoods.com $35.00 SHOP NOW

This kit is incredible, and will make their music so much sweeter when they finally get to play. Made from cardboard (with some electronics), the pieces in this kit build together to form a real playable guitar, along with a DIY pick up, amp, and speaker, and even lets them record themselves.


Sphero SPRK

Sphero SPRK

amazon.com $96.99 SHOP NOW

Coding can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re learning with Sphero SPRK+. With a scratch resistant, durable shell, this ball can help kids to grasp the concepts of computer programming with features such as a gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, colorful LED lights, and a community they can share with.


SEGWAY Ninebot Electric Kick Scooter

SEGWAY Ninebot Electric Kick Scooter

amazon.com $229.99 SHOP NOW

Kick scooters have been a firm favorite for decades, but this one comes with a huge difference. With just one kick, this scooter will keep on going up to 10MPH without the need for a throttle, and has a range of 6.2 miles before needing to be charged again.


Retro Pixel Art Game Bluetooth Speaker

Retro Pixel Art Game Bluetooth Speaker

amazon.com Prices Vary SHOP NOW

Divoom Ditoo is a fun gadget for kids that will give them so much to do. They can use their smartphone to draw pixelated art on the Divoom’s screen, listen to music with synchronized lighting, play awesome retro-style games, and even sleep better thanks to the soothing white noise facility.


Water Powered Watches

Water Powered Watches

uncommongoods.com $40.00 SHOP NOW

These water watches are such a curiosity, and they actually work which makes them even better! Powered by water, the negative and positive ions react to the special metal plates in the watch; this in turn creates the electricity needed to keep the watch going. Available in 8 funky colors.


Makeblock mBot Robot Kit

Makeblock mBot Robot Kit

amazon.com $69.99 SHOP NOW

Kids can follow the instruction for building the Makeblock mBot Robot Kit, or they can design and create one of their own. Either way, this incredible robot can begin to use simple coding skills to train their friend to avoid obstacles, follow lines, and do many other activities.


Mechanical Music Box Set

Mechanical Music Box Set

uncommongoods.com $6.50 - $22.00 SHOP NOW

They can write their own music with this amazing old fashioned music box. With blank paper strips, a hole punch, and instructions, they can create their own tunes on the paper before feeding it through the mechanical box to hear exactly what they’ve come up with. Refill strips also available.


Air Hogs Laser-Guided Wall Climbing Race Car

Air Hogs Laser-Guided Wall Climbing Race Car

amazon.com $31.12 SHOP NOW

This. Is. Awesome! The Air Hogs zero gravity racing car can drive up walls, across ceilings, and along floors by following the laser controlled by your child, putting him or her firmly in the driver’s seat. And it’s not just straight lines – the car can spin and take sharp turns, too.


Smart Circuits

Smart Circuits

amazon.com $33.94 SHOP NOW

STEM learning has never been so much fun. Packed with 49 pieces, this set will allow budding engineers to build cool gadgets and games using the lights, sensors, tilt switch and more. With 50 awesome projects to work their way through, they’ll learn about electricity in a safe and stimulating way.


Anatomy Virtual Reali-Tee

Anatomy Virtual Reali-Tee

uncommongoods.com $35.00 SHOP NOW

This tee takes learning to new heights, because once it’s on, the wearer can learn all about anatomy with the included smartphone app. Explaining circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems with the help of 360 videos, the shirt literally comes to life before their eyes with cool views inside the human body.


The ONE Smart Piano

The ONE Smart Piano

amazon.com $219.00 SHOP NOW

Learning to play the keyboard just got easier with the ONE smart electric piano. With LED lighted keys, the ONE keyboard links to a device like a tablet or phone so users can follow the sequences they see, have lessons, play fun games, and access sheet music so they can practice.


FurReal Cubby

FurReal Cubby

amazon.com $77.99 SHOP NOW

FurReal Cubby will become your child’s new best friend from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep. With a day and night-time mode, Cubby will interact with your child through 100 sound and motion combinations, and then play sleepy sounds when it’s time to go to bed.


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