So my 7.5 year old son Cuba is a massive gaming and coding fanatic, his fave game being Minecraft. He helped me out sourcing a variety of some really great Christmas Gifts for Kids who love gaming, programming and coding. I’m sure he’s hoping Santa leaves him a few of these fab finds under our Christmas tree this year.
As most grown ups know what and where to buy most consoles, tablets and lap tops etc we have aimed at selecting some original gifts designed with coding and gaming loving kids in mind.
First on the gift guide are three play sets perfect for kids who love to create and build, there are many other designs available.
Papercraft Building Set £14.18 Inspired by the hit video game, Minecraft, these easy-to-build Papercraft activity sets include over 48 pieces at 1/16 scale. This set includes: Steve in Iron Armour, Minecart, Piston x 2, Furnace, Iron Block x 10, Minecart Tracks x 32, Redstone Block x 4, TNT Block x 4, Stickers x 6 and Minecraft Mortar paper tape. For ages 6 years and over.
Minecraft Lego set £75.03 Enjoy action-packed minecraft adventures with the Lego minecraft 21155. The creeper mine set. Designed for fans of the record-breaking video game, this model is packed with exciting for-August-2019 features and functions. Kids can battle the creeper and husk, blast out stone with the minecraft TNT and store mined gold in a giant creeper statue that delivers it direct to a chest at the pull of a lever. This collectible minecraft toy also features a working rail track with minecart and a detailed shelter with a bed, anvil, oven, chest and a vegetable patch. It can be combined with other sets to create a Lego minecraft universe for both play and display. Includes three minifigures: Steve, husk and a blacksmith, plus creeper, cow and bat figures. Mine measures over 8 Inch (22 cm) high, 14 Inch (38 cm) wide and 8 Inch (22 cm) deep. Contains 834 pieces. For boys and girls aged 8+ and for fans and big kids of all ages.
Roblox Celebrity Fashion Set £29.99Unleash your inner fashion designer with a plethora of trendy clothes, hairstyles, and accessories from PixelatedCandy’s sensational Fashion Famous game on Roblox! Help PeachyAlexx and Ice_bear impress the judges by creating your own unique styles with your friends, then get ready for the runway. Who will emerge as the ultimate fashionista? Take home the fashion game sensation that’s inspired millions of Robloxians’ imaginations from all over the world!
All of a sudden Cuba’s interest in his personal style is evolving as he is a lot more style conscious. I’m having to ask him what he wants to wear. Here are three products that have that street style thing going on, especially when worn together.
Puro Wireless Kids Gaming headphones £49.99 For parents who are looking for headphones designed with children’s safety and comfort the Puro sets come with 85 dB volume governor to protect eardrums of young kids; integrated volume control from left ear cup. They are Choke-free and stumble-free wireless kids headphones with detachable cable to prevent possible injury by entanglement; durable yet non-toxic materials for child-proof play. And they feature an adjustable headband and cushioned ear cups, no sharp corners but comfort and safety for growing kids.
Boys unspeakable Youtuber Cap £4.99 This cap is perfect to complete any gamers outfit.
Minecraft Hoodie £24.99 This official Minecraft Sprites hoodie features Sprites such as Creeper, Snow Golem, Cave Spider and more. 100% Cotton
A few stocking fillers for the Dan TDM fans.
Dan TDM Paperback £7.10 From the mind of one of the most popular YouTubers of all time, DanTDM, comes a graphic novel adventure that reimagines the Minecraft-style worlds and characters he’s created like you’ve never seen them before.
Dan TDM Personalised Mug & Coaster £12.99
Dan TDM Pyjama’s £10.99
Here are some clever and fun filled games for children who enjoy coding games.
Coding & Critters £32.15 Meet the Coding Critters: your first coding friends! These playful kitten pets bring early STEM concepts to preschool learning through 100% screen-free coding. Kids code along with their new pets’ storybook adventure, and help the curious Scamper and sneaky Sneaker have a playtime they’ll never forget! Each storybook coding challenge unfolds in the Coding Critters’ fun pet play set. Suitable for children aged 4 years and up
OSMO Codibg and Problem Solving Game £26.28 Osmo learning games makes it fun for children to learn, using toys as teaching tools. Osmo is magic! In 2013, Osmo created a fun-filled & award winning learning games that interact with actual hand held pieces & an I pad and/or fire tablet, bringing a child’s game pieces & actions to life (no Wi-Fi necessary for game play).
Ravensburg Code Master Game£21.59 Code Master is the ultimate coding board game and STEM toy, and teaches programming logic through fun gameplay. Contains 10 maps with 60 levels to solve, as well as 12 guide scrolls, 12 action tokens, 8 conditional tokens, and an instruction booklet with solutions included.
We had to include some Nintendo inspired gifts. Nintendo gaming is an absolute classic as it provides fun for the whole family for all ages in so many households dominating the world of gaming.
Hasbro Gaming Monopoly £15.35 It’s the Monopoly game with a Nintendo twist as it joins forces with beloved Nintendo video game characters. Instead of standard Monopoly tokens, the game features super Mario characters, each with their own special powers within gameplay. Play as Mario, princess Peach, Yoshi, or donkey Kong. Finish the game by defeating Bowser at the end! it’s not just about money in this game; players earn points by buying properties, collecting coins, and beating bosses. The player with the highest score wins the game.
Etpark Hand Mini Hand Held Game £15.99 This trendy retro game has 400 built in super classic games, 400 retro games, including Super Mario, Contra, Tetris and other classic FC games. Take you and kids back to the fun of your childhood. Don’t worry about changing battery while electricity runs out as it is rechargeable and you can play for up to 5 hours each time it is fully charged.
Super Mario Miniture Question Block Mood Light £11.84 Enjoy the magic of Mario with this Super Mario inspired mini question block light featuring official game sounds! a 3in light (approx. 7.6cm), this is a miniature icon from the much loved games, and is ideal for bedrooms or desk spaces at home or work
Here are some toys I know any coding and programming fanatic will love.
Binary Bots Build & Code £38.99 Meet Binary’s UFO. The smart toy that teaches kids to code while having fun. Learning to code is so quick and easy with the UFO – simply connect to a PC or Mac. Kids can build their own UFO and learn to code it to do exciting things using sensors. The UFO comes with a BBC micro:bit mini computer, used in schools. Learning is so easy and fun with free online activities, videos and help. 8 years & up.
Educational Smart Robot £29.99 Doc will accompany the child as they learn: – helps develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills; – teaches letters, numbers, colours and the names of animals. With the robot they will learn as they play at programming commands. Doc is the first ever game that brings children closer to educational Robotics in a fun and creative way. The robot can be programmed to roam at will or follow the pre-programmed routes the game cards, helping your child to develop their logic and problem solving skills. When used in ‘smart’ Mode, the robot will recognise its position on the game board and offer suggestions for playing the game to the child. 4-7 years
Bloxels Build Your own Video Game £15.91
Build your own video games with Bloxels. The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher and player.
So that’s my Christmas Gift Guide for all kids who love gaming, programming and coding. All the gifts have links that will direct you straight to the Amazon site by clicking on the images or descriptions.
Have fun shopping this Christmas and if you have any gift ideas to share I would love to hear from you or just let me know what you think.
Lot’s of love,
Dana x x
These are all great gifts! I have to admit that although my boys no longer play Minecraft, you reminded me of the days when you could only get it on the computer. All my boys had me go on websites to download codes for them to then install on the computer’s hard drive.
As for Cuba starting to pick out clothing… he’s growing…, how do you feel?
wow thank goodness I don’t have to code and download games I wouldn’t have a clue ha
Cuba has taken me by surprise all of a sudden I think I had my head in the clouds thinking he would always be my little man, I’m so protective over him so I hope I don’t turn out to be one of those over smothering mums of sons. I might need you for some future advice x x
My nephews would love this – great ideas! #ThatFridayLinky
Thanks, I couldn’t have done the list without my 7year old x x