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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.

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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.


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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot friend.

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      taxinfo 6 years ago from Rohtak, Haryana, India

      Nice Article. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 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.

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      emma.bradley 7 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?

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

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

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      Daliah Lego 7 years ago from Kazakhstan (where Borat came from. LOL)

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

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      ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

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

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      kimballtrombone 7 years ago

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

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      Rajinder Soni 7 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.

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      Patty Inglish 7 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!