With the holidays just around the corner, we’re pretty sure you’re on the lookout for awesome items to add to your wish list this year. Here are 7 gift ideas to help you complete your list:
Fancy having an entire ecosystem right inside your bedroom? This self-sustaining ecosystem that utilizes NASA technology doubles as a zero-maintenance aquarium. Be fascinated by how this elegant glass ball is a complete ecosystem that can thrive even without your care and attention. It features live marine shrimp, algae, and synthetic gravel enclosed in handblown glass. A perfect decoration for a budding scientist’s bedroom!
2. 3D Doodler Start
Love to doodle? This combination of art and technology promises endless hours of doodling fun. Get creative and do just about anything you can imagine. Simply turn on the pen, insert a plastic strand and start the fun. Robots, vehicles, dolls, or accessories, name it and you can use 3D doodler to start to make it. Made of child-friendly PCL plastic, it’s perfectly safe for little kids as well. That means everyone in the family can join in on the fun. The set includes a 3D pen, doodle mat, and plastic filaments. Visit the website to download stencils and websites for inspiration.
3. Personal Planetarium
Have you ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut or an astronomer? This augmented reality viewer can let you take a journey through space. Just run the app, insert your smartphone (NOTE: Do check if your phone hardware and OS are compatible with the device) in the Star Viewer, and start viewing. The audio guide helps you better understand what you’re seeing. Bringing the digital and real world together, this device allows you to look at constellations, galaxies, planets, and other cosmic items. It’s just like having a trip to the planetarium in the comfort of your own home.
4. Boolean Box Build a Computer Science Kit for Kids
Computers have become such an integral part of our everyday lives. From kids’ toys to home appliances, computers are everywhere. If you want to try your hand at building a computer, learning how to code, or inventing other electronic gadgets, then this one’s for you. The set comes with a keyboard, mouse, SD card, wires, circuits, buttons, LEDs, and other essentials to build a computer or other devices. It’s perfect for girls and boys alike. You can experiment, discover, play, and learn STEM at the same time. Hopefully, this toy kit will help grow your interest in STEM and increase your confidence in your ability to deal with engineering concepts and electronics.
5. Planet board game
The holidays mean more time spent with the family. Add fun and excitement to your family bonding time with this tabletop game that challenges your strategic thinking while creating a world where life can flourish.
So how exactly do you play this game? 2-4 players play the role of Super Beings. They each get a 12-sided 3-dimensional planet core which serves as the player board. With each turn, players select landscape, ocean, desert, or mountain tiles and arrange these on their boards to create the perfect planets for their creatures. Players can win animal cards to populate their planets. This easy-to-play game has won several awards including the 2019 Mensa Select and the Best Toys for Kids Award.
6. Woolbuddy Needle Felting Animal Kit
If you’re into arts and crafts, this is perfect for you. A complete felting starter kit composed of different colors of felting wool, needles, thimbles, and even an easy-to-follow instruction booklet with photos. Look away from screens, put down your gadgets, and spend time instead creating cute cuddly animals, cacti, and other designs or use your imagination and come up with totally new creatures. Get ready to unleash your creativity!
7. Natural History Museum Membership
The National History Museum is one of the coolest museums in the world. Its collections and exhibitions serve as a comprehensive guide to the natural wonders of the universe, the world, and human culture.
Membership to the museum allows you to enjoy general admission and entry to special shows and exhibits for free. In addition, you also get exclusive access to newly opened or renovated galleries. Aside from gaining access to a lot of unique experiences, you can get exclusive offers and discounts, such as on parking and at shops at the museum.
Whichever gift you decide to add to your wishlist, remember that the gift of learning is one of the best things you can give yourself. Continue exploring, discovering, creating, imagining, and growing even during the holidays.