November 29, 2023

Our 2023 STEM Holiday Gift Guide

STEM Holiday Tile

Handpicked gifts to inspire a love of STEM

Explore our handpicked selection of STEM gifts to inspire your child's imagination this holiday season! From building robots to solving puzzles, these toys are perfect for young explorers eager to dive into science, technology, engineering, and math. More than playthings, they're tools for learning and innovation.

Turing Tumble

Ages: 8+

Turing Tumble is a new type of game where players build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. Use ramps, crossovers, bits, interceptors, gears, and gear bits to build marble-powered computers that can generate patterns, do logic, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and much, much more.

See how simple switches, connected together in clever ways, can do incredibly smart things. Discover how computers work!


Ages: 8+

GoCube is a smart Bluetooth-enabled Rubik's cube that brings a new and engaging twist to the classic puzzle. Quickly charge, connect, and let the app take you through exciting lessons, games, online competitions, and mental exercises with friends and cubers from all over the world. Master the cube and track your progress in real time!

Dash & Dot, Programmable Robots

Ages: 5-14

BB-8 better watch its back, because it’s got some cute competition. Dash and Dot, the programmable robots, are award-winning Toys of the Year and are beloved by kids and teachers around the world. Kids can program these smart bots to move, sing, dance, flash their lights, respond to voices, make sounds, and even tell a story.

Snap Circuits

Ages: 5-14

Snap Circuits teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by using building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid. Future engineers can build a huge variety of projects like radios, digital voice recorders, burglar alarms, doorbells and other awesome circuitry.

Cody Block

Ages: 3-12

Cody Block provides a hands-on, fun-filled journey into the realms of computational thinking and basic coding principles. Blending traditional wooden toys and modern technology, Cody is more than just a toy—it's a launchpad for the curious young minds.

Sphero Bolt Coding Robot

Ages: 7-18

Sphero is a tiny robot with a big personality. It comes with many different sensors, and can be programmed entirely by your child using either straightforward block-coding language or Javascript. Introduce your child to coding, robotics, and engineering with a spherical buddy!

VR Science Experiments

Ages: 8-12

Abacus Brands has invented toys that teach STEM through Virtual Reality! Using a simple set of VR goggles, kids can explore the solar system, learn the science of cooking, or even get a lesson from everyone’s favorite TV scientist, Bill Nye.

Architect Electronic Smart House

Ages: 8-15

With the Architect Electronic Smart House, kids can design, build, and electrify! After building a custom structure with snap-together baseboards and wall/floor panels, your child can make their dream home come to life with wires, switches, lights, noisemakers, and more.

Trial Coding Class at The Coding Space

Ages: 6-17

Gift a trial coding class at The Coding Space to your curious coder. Our coding classes bring students together each week to make progress on individual projects, dive into hands-on activities, and explore opportunities for self-expression. The Coding Space is the leading provider of coding education in NYC and has been recognized in Time Out, Nickelodeon, Good Morning America, and more.