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50 Christmas gifts your kids really want

Christmas gifts for your techie kids

Kids these days love computers. Look for tablets that are Wi-Fi enabled and also offer kid-safe browsers. DVDs, video games and other gadgets are also hot holiday gift ideas for kids again this year.

Tablets for kids

Tired of your kids borrowing your iPad? Fortunately, these days companies make a variety of tablets suited just for kids.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids
(Toys R Us, Sale: $200)

Kids' tablets - Samsung Galaxy Tab3

This tablet can be enjoyed by adults and children alike by switching from the standard mode to the kids’ mode with kid-friendly apps and cool games.

LeapPad Ultra
(, $150)

Kids' tablets - LeapPad Ultra

This kid-appropriate, kid-tough tablet features LeapFrog’s learning library of over 800 games, apps, videos, e-books and more.

(Amazon, $129)

Kids' tablets - iDeaPlay

This full-featured Android tablet strikes a balance between educational and entertaining content, so you’ll both be happy.

Vivitar Camelio
(Walmart, $119)

Kids' tablets - Vivitar Camelio

This tablet is perfect for kids and their parents too. Up to five users can share the tablet, each with their own customized theme.

(Walmart, $119)

Kids' tablets - MEEP! X2

Preloaded with 50 apps, videos and songs (and access to a library of over 800), this Wi-Fi-enabled Android tablet is a favorite among kids ages 6 and up.

VTech InnoTab 3S
(, $70)

Kids' tablets - VTech InnoTab 3S

This Wi-Fi learning app tablet features a kid-safe browser and so many cool educational games that your kids won’t even realize that they are learning.

Vivitar XO
(Walmart, Sale: $120)

Kids' tablets - Vivitar XO

The only multilingual tablet available for kids, this Wi-Fi-enabled device comes preloaded with amazing, educational content and can support multiple users.

FunTab Mini 2
(Walmart, Sale: $45)

Kids' tablets - FunTab Mini 2

If you are looking for an affordable Android tablet for your kids, this one can’t be beat. The FunTab Mini 2 features over 50 preloaded apps, built-in Wi-Fi and much more.

Kids’ movies, games and more

Techie kids also love movies, music and of course, video games — so Blu-ray and DVD players, as well as video game consoles, make terrific gifts for the whole family. Here are a few more ideas that will keep your techie kids happy this holiday season.

Holiday gifts for techie kids

If you don’t have a Roku streaming player yet, it’s a must-have. With over 1,000 channels, it will be easy to say goodbye to cable TV. The Roku 3 is priced at $100 with other units starting at as little as $49.

When it comes to DVDs and games, there’s so much to choose from! Here are just a few of our favorites.

For your little learners, the LeapFrog: The Complete Scout & Friends DVD Collection (Amazon, $19) or the The Magic School Bus: Dinosaurs Learning Game (Amazon, $19) will be big hits. We also love the new Veggie Tales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas DVD (Amazon, $9).

For your teens, snag a bundle of their favorite games at one low price. Consider the 2K Outlaws and Rogues Collection (Walmart, $30) which includes Borderlands 2, Spec Ops: The Line and Mafia II.

For your superheroes, you can’t go wrong with the Power Rangers Super Samurai: A Christmas Wish (Barnes & Noble, $7) and any of the latest superhero flicks on DVD.

Superhero holiday gift ideas

Speaking of superheroes, right now is an awesome time to get anything and everything in a superhero (or villain) theme. If your kids are hooked on the comics or one of the latest superhero movies consider:

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