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The Ultimate 2020 Gift Guide for Techy Kids

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Brightly-coloured pyjamas, craft supplies, and toys you definitely want to play with too... It’s pretty fun Christmas shopping for children! But we know the choice can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled our favourite picks for techy kids.

For the book worm…

Secret Code is the story of a little girl with coding superpowers who builds robots to solve her problems. But it’s more than just that: Secret Code is a book inspiring young girls and challenging stereotypes. The best bit? You can customise your book’s hero and her family to make it as relatable as possible.

For the green-fingered...

With this fun Solar Plant kit from Tech Will Save Us, green-fingered children can create their own solar-powered sensor that lights up when their plant needs water - we all need one of these! 

For the Minecraft lover…

Who doesn't love new Christmas pyjamas? And these Minecraft pyjamas are perfect for fans of the game. Plus, they'd be perfect to wear when doing a BlueShift online Minecraft Modding course. Brand new for this Christmas, the latest instalment in our Minecraft Modding series is inspired by ‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’ and sees children master earth, wind, water and fire mods in their Minecraft universe.

For the budding artist…

With this SmART Pixelator toy, children can create 2D and 3D art projects. The pegboard base connects to an app on your phone or tablet to display scenes which children can use as a guide to build their 2D or 3D bead project. You can even upload your own images, allowing you to create bead designs of your friends, family and pets - the possibilities are endless!

For the video game obsessed…

If you know a child who dreams of being a game designer, or who's crazy about Roblox, they’ll love this Roblox: Adventure Games online coding course. This brand new instalment to the Roblox coding series, takes students on a game design adventure, creating and exploring open-world adventure games. Children will become game designers, creating and hiding items in their Roblox games, and then hunt for the treasure as a player.

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Still not sure?

Not sure whether they would love to try their hand at game design app development or animation? Don’t know your Python from your JavaScript? Relax - we’ve got the perfect gift. Our BlueShift gift cards are a fantastic present, allowing children to choose their own creative coding journey. With over 40 courses available, they’re sure to find something they love.