Best Drone Christmas Gift Guide For Kids [2021]

Want to get your kid a gift that is not only super fun but gives them a glimpse into the future, improves hand-eye coordination, teaches physics, and can be the start of a healthy hobby? The Remote control world and drones is where it is at for the best gift!

I know because I grew up racing remote-controlled cars and trucks, then got into RC airplanes and then into drones. My enjoyment of this hobby was one of the reasons why I pursued a Mechanical Engineering degree. I loved taking things apart and putting them back together and/or customizing them as well.

Look here’s a pic of me many years ago with some friends having a blast racing my Emaxx.

“John’s Track”

But enough of why it’s such a good idea and let’s get into the list! That’s what you came here for! I compiled most of this list off of Amazon’s website as I know everyone feels safe and confident ordering from them! They are not in any particular order so I would browse through until one jumps out at you! Hope this helps…

Best Gift Ideas!!

#1 – Tomzon A31 Mini Drone

This drone is a solid choice. It has all the standard features and more that are coming with kid’s mini drones these days. Different speed modes, headless mode, Takeoff buttons, 3D flip ability, Return-to-home button, altitude hold, colorful LEDs, and it comes with 2 batteries.

The batteries charge via USB-C which is nice as there is always an extra USB-C cord laying around. There are videos of six-year-olds flying this drone inside a garage doing flips and controlling the flight which I think is quite impressive! Talk about developing motor skills! The small controller seems to fit nicely in younger kids’ hands giving them full control.

tomzon a31 mini drone for kids
Remote Control

Overall from all the cheap garbage drones out there this one seems to be of a slightly higher quality and possibly a great starter drone for a young kid!

Click here to check it out!

Tomzon A31

#2 – Powerup 4.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit

When I was a kid growing up I spent countless hours and went through numerous sheets of paper folding paper airplanes. Running upstairs and throwing out the window or off the balcony.

This kit is next level…. It turns your paper airplane into an RC plane that you can fly for up to 10 minutes! Turns that 10-15 seconds of normal paper airplane soaring time all the way up to 10 minutes! Some people note broken antennas and props occur during crashes. Maybe check into extra parts or exercise some caution! But I can see how it would be hard to protect these lightweight components from an aerial crash. Regardless, still worth it in my opinion and seems super fun!

Click here to check it out!

Powerup 4.0

#3 – Makeblock mBot Coding Robot Kit

This gift is a little more STEM-based and educational-based. However, it is perfect for a kid who loves to tinker. Who loves to take things apart, make a mess, figure things out, and innovate. It comes in both blue or pink for the boy or girl who wants to get technical. These are the types of gifts I received as a kid that made me feel like I was a true problem-solver.

It comes with the tools required and the wiring is fairly simple plug-and-play. It has aluminum frame which is nice and as it is not just cheapo plastic! Then there is all the programming you can do with it. It can be operated as a simple RC car, or with the tutorials, it can be automated to avoid obstacles. The programming is taught in a game-based fun way. With the direction the world is moving in, programming will be huge! What a great way to get your kid’s feet wet with it!

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#4 – TURNMEON Hand Operated Mini Drone

These drones are all over the marketplace now for their simplicity. They take-off with a button click and land with a button click. They have 5 sensors and move in relation to hand motions in front of the sensor. With LEDs, and a safety cage around the props these drones are a fun safe experience both inside and out.

It has both a low-speed and high-speed mode, portrayed by the color of the LEDs. It also comes in different colors.

One can even play a game with their kids waving the drone back and forth to each other.

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#5 – TOP RACE Remote Control Airplane

RC airplanes is how I first got into the remote-controlled world! The pro and con to airplanes is that you need to get out to a park! You need a bit more space but it is nice to get out of the house! This plane is a great starter 3 channel aircraft. Meaning you control the prop speed, the rudder, and the elevator. It also has a 6 -axis stabilization gyro so it is great for beginners!

It has a 320-foot range and a 12 minute flight time. Even a 9 year old managed to get the hang of this plane after a little practice.

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#6 – Boxgear Kids Laser Tag Gun Set with Flying Drone

This one is different. And a cool gift to change things up!

This laser gun shoots infrared blasts that you aim at a little drone it comes with. Every time you hit the drone it flies up a little higher. A pretty neat novel product idea! Could be lots of fun!

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#7 – Sillbird STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot Toys

Another STEM awesome educational product.

It comes with instructions on how to assemble 12 different types of solar-powered robots. However with 190 different pieces, much can be left to your kid’s imagination on what they want to build.

It also teaches them about solar panel technology as this kit does not even come with batteries! (as it doesn’t need any). All parts are non-toxic ABS plastic.

It builds dexterity, self-confidence and creativity with the vastly different combinations that can be built.

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#8 – Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone

Another solid mini Drone option!

This one actually comes with 3 batteries! However, it is a small palm drone so these are small batteries. The initial product description mentions a 15-18 min flight time, however it is closer to 6-7 minutes. But, that’s why it is nice to have 3 batteries!

It also has different speed options and a kid-friendly remote! It has been truly tried and tested and is a solid option. It also comes in a variety of colors!

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If you have a teenager who wants an amazing gift. I would highly suggest checking out an article I wrote on the DJI FPV Drone that came out recently. Click here to check it out! It is a little more $$$ but it is quite something!!


Well, this wraps up my drone tech gift guide for kids! I hope one of these at least helped or gave you some ideas on what you could get!

It’s hard to keep kids’ attention span these days with iPad TV shows and technology! Hopefully, these will help inspire some creativity and also get your kids out and having fun!

As the footer disclaimer mentions below. These are all amazon affiliate links and I do make a very small commission if you end up buying them on amazon. This helps support this website and my time and research into this. Truly appreciated.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Dan Rodman

I'm a Mechanical Engineer who is passionate about the drone industry. I work as a project manager in Construction and have used drones for commercial purposes. Then, of course, it is my main hobby at home. FPV drones, custom builds, commercial drone industries, and everything else drone related is always of interest to me!

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