Ugh, here we are again. We are knee deep in the holiday shopping season and I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of getting run over by shopping carts. It truly is the season of giving, and the most popular gift this year is a massive headache and a dash of road rage. If only there was a way to avoid all of this suffering...
Well there is! Simply use our 2019 best STEM gifts guide to just order everything online. Every gift on this list has been carefully vetted by yours truly to guarantee ultimate satisfaction. Maybe your kids will learn something using them, maybe they won't. At least you don't have to go out in public.
An incredibly easy to learn and fun game to play with your toddler. Just roll the cube, choose the corresponding activity card and do that activity. Built strong enough to handle even the toughest play, this toy is sure to be a hit this holiday season. And if not, it makes a fantastic ranged weapon for when your other kids are acting up. ($28)
This book helps you turn your entire house into a science experiment. Each activity is simple to setup and should cost you next to nothing to recreate. What better way to show your children that science truly is all around them while cleaning out all your junk drawers in the process. ($10)
Think of this as a science experiment in a box. This one is space themed, but jackinthebox has a whole slew of different themed boxes from superheroes to a jungle safari. It's fun, inexpensive and makes a great stocking stuffer for your young adventurer. ($26)
Ages: 8 & Up
The perfect gift for the puzzle person in your life. Containing over 125 maze filled challenges, this 3D labyrinth is sure to keep them busy for quite a while. If the Epic seems too daunting for you to complete, Perplexus offers a variety of easier models for beginners to use to build up their skills. Regardless of which one you choose, they all are sure to be easier than earning your father's love. ($30)
Ages: 8 & Up
Looking for an easy fun way to introduce your kids to coding? Thinkfun has created a great way to do just that with the Code Master Programming Logic Game. Although the name could use a little work, it's sure to provide a joyous time filled with action, adventure and learning. ($30)
Ages: 8 & Up
Ignite the problem solving part of your child's brain with the GraviTrax Marble Run Starter Set (seriously, who is naming these things?) Simple and easy to setup, your kids will be building all kinds of crazy track combinations and fancy tricks in no time. Specifically designed for ages 8-99, so if you are 100+ step aside, your frail body can't handle this kind of fun anymore. ($50)
Ages: 8 & Up
Do you have no friends? Let me try this again. Do you really love to play chess but you are surrounded by "checkers" players (if you know what I mean). ThinkFun has you covered with their Solitaire Chess game. Choose from a variety of challenges and capture all of the pieces on the board without any wasted moves. A true gem. Just buy it. ($30)
Ages: 10 & Up
If your child is a math nerd then this game is for you. Your goal is to get both of your pieces to the center of the board, while keeping the other players from doing the same. Just roll the die and then add, subtract, multiply or divide however you want to accomplish your task. If you land on another players spot you send their piece all the way back to the start. A simple, fun, addicting game that is sure to keep everyone entertained. You can count on it........ ($35)
Ages: Too Old to Be on this List
Uhhh.....it's a chemistry set.......remember to serve cold. ($160)
Alright there you have it. Now go finish your holiday shopping so you can cuddle up on your couch and wait out the next 9 months of winter.
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Written by Kevin Breindel
Kevin Breindel is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Alignex, Inc. When Kevin isn't working on content creation and SEO, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, watching the game or scouring the Minnesota wilderness for the elusive Sasquatch.