ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Surprise Holiday Gifts For Geeky Kids - Buying Best RC Toys For Kids

Updated on April 8, 2012

Holiday season is approaching near and buying gifts for kids is inevitable. Whether it is Halloween, Christmas, or New Year, your kids will love you if you will gift them a unique present this season. For this, you need to twist your mind a bit and get prepared with some surprise holiday gift ideas, which I will provide you in this article and also in my upcoming ones. If your kids are tech geeks, which mostly are nowadays, then according to me gifting latest RC toys available in the market is the best option for you.

RC toys are available anywhere in the range of 15 to 500 dollars. Buying your kid an RC helicopter, a remote control plane, or an RC boat online or from a local RC shop will not only make them happy, but they will praise you for your special holiday gift. Who does not want to be praised by kids? At least I want it. Also, these unique remote control toys will help you keep them engaged throughout the holiday season, which will give you ample time to do your discount holiday shopping.

When it comes to selecting an RC toy, we have to adapt to the tastes and ages of our kids. Most geek boys I have seen like an RC tank or an RC chopper. Girls like an RC boat or an RC Fairyfly and there are other adventurous kids who are interested in RC drift cars and gliders for more fun, adventure, and excitement.


Age is also an important factor for determining a gift for your kids but that does not mean you cannot gift an RC toy to your younger one. Of course, you cannot buy an outdoor RC plane for a 7-year-old kid due to safety concerns but you can buy an indoor RC plane for him. Also, indoor RC planes are most suited for kids who are not being supervised by an adult. For kids who are 10 years or older, you can buy any outdoor RC toy. The whole idea is to choose a gift according to the taste, preference, and age of your kids.

You can buy RC helis for kids who are age 14 and older. With maximum number of shopping portals like Ebay and Amazon selling RC toys, buying a 2-channel remote control helicopter online with an operating range of up to 40 meters and surprising speed is not a tough job. Moreover, these RC toy helis are made up of high strength plastic and are really endurable and stable during flight. For your information, some helis come with 8 AA rechargeable batteries that are not included in the package and are recommend for kids who already have some degree of experience of flying RC helis as they are very delicate. If your kid is an inexperienced one, then you can buy extra RC heli blades so if one gets broken during an unfortunate landing crash, your kid has another.

Top RC Toy Gift Ideas for 2010

When your kids will play with their favorite RC toys, which will go forward, left, and right in the air and on the ground, they will feel really happy and excited. What else a parent needs from a kid, except seeing them happy, joyful, and enjoying their best of the best times when they are under the care of their parents. So according to me, an RC toy is the best surprise holiday gift for your geek child which will not only enhance creativity, maneuverability, and thought process, but will also make your kid active and healthy running after the flying plane or glider with all the controls in his hand.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot friend.

    • taxinfo profile image


      7 years ago from Rohtak, Haryana, India

      Nice Article. Thanks for sharing.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello Emma, if you are looking to buy toys in US or from the best online store, you should buy from Toys R US. They have a wide variety of RC toys to choose from. Best of luck.

    • emma.bradley profile image


      8 years ago from The Bahamas

      I usually buy my kids RC toys, such as radio controlled helicopters. These toys are really amazing. I'm thinking if I'll buy them again this Christmas. I usually purchase from online stores like and Cobra toys are a lot cheaper and more durable than those from the other website store.

      Do you have any other stores to recommend Soni?

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much kimballtrombone, Ocbill, and Daliah Lego for your comments and visit.

    • Daliah Lego profile image

      Daliah Lego 

      8 years ago from Kazakhstan (where Borat came from. LOL)

      haha, I was in a mall today and bought an R/C helicopter for myself!

    • ocbill profile image


      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      They look pretty good. Geeky is cooler than it was 2 decades ago.

    • kimballtrombone profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for the info. My teenager, who has otherwise outgrown toys, put RC helicopter on his Christmas list this year.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Patty. RC toys are real fun. Try to fly and RC plane and you will become addicted. I will try provide some information on Gifting Homemade RC Toys. Today is my daughter's birthday and I am going to gift her an indoor RC plane as she is just three years old.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I'd be happy with any of those gifts myself! Voted up and rated!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)