10 STEM holiday gifts for kids

-December 04, 2014

Barbie is a bore, Monopoly is too capitalistic, and no one cares that the Care Bears are making a comeback. 

If you're looking for gifts to inspire the children in your life toward pursuits in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), check out the goodies on this list for some options beyond the standard Legos and Tinker Toys.

Trust us. In the long run, your kiddos will thank you -- or Santa or whoever -- for passing on another doll or truck and choosing a STEM gift. After all, what's better than the gift of geek this holiday?

Use the links below or click through the article's pages for some great gifts ranging from robotics to drones to component kits to dress-up and more. And don’t forget to share your own STEM gift ideas or reviews in the comments section.

  1. Chibitronics Circuit Stickers Starter Kit
  2. littleBits
  3. Magformers
  4. Hummingbird Duo Robotics Kit
  5. ELEV-8 Quadcopter kit 
  6. Ravensburger Science X Fueling Future Cars
  7. SparkFun Learn to Solder - Simon Says
  8. GoldieBlox and the Parade Float
  9. Dress up astronaut 
  10. What do you do with an idea?

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