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14 cool tech gifts for kids and teens this Christmas

Kids love a new gadget - shop the best tech gift ideas

Hands up if you once received a portable cassette player for Christmas? With vlogging kits, coding games and high-spec tablets designed especially for kids now among the gifts on wishlists, things are definitely a little different in 2022.

From toddlers to seven-year-olds to teenagers, there are tech gifts suitable for all ages and many will teach them as much as they will entertain (and keep them distracted for at least 10 minutes). There are so many on the market right now, to help you choose one that's practical and fun, we've compiled this edit of all of the best options available to shop across Amazon, Argos and more.

Best tech gifts for kids and teens in 2022

Kindle Kids

Suitable for: age 7+

Kindle Kids, £99.99, Amazon

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If your kids enjoy reading, they'll love their own Kindle. As well as the ability to take unlimited books around with them, they can strengthen their skills with the Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder tools.

Echo Dot Kids Edition

Suitable for: age 3+

Echo Dot Kids 5th Generation 2022 Edition, £64.99, Amazon

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It's likely your kids already know how to use Alexa, and the Echo Dot for kids has a whole range of new child-friendly content. They can ask questions, request stories, set alarms and get help with their homework. 

Amazon Fire HD 7 Kids tablet

Suitable for: ages 3-7

Amazon Fire HD 7 Kids tablet, £109.99, Amazon

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The Amazon Fire Kids tablet comes with an endless supply of fun and educational (we won't tell them) content. With its durable case and two-year warranty, you won't have to worry about it breaking either.

Meta Quest VR Headset

Suitable for: ages 13+

Meta Quest 2 128GB All-in-One VR Headset, £399.99, Argos

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With no wires or cables to limit VR experience, kids can put on the headset, draw out their play space and immerse themselves in virtual worlds. A built-in battery lets them explore further for longer with a library of over 350 titles across gaming, social/multiplayer, fitness and entertainment. 

Facebook Portal Go

Suitable for: age 7+

Facebook Portal Go, £80, Very.co.uk

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The Facebook Portal Go is a wireless video calling device that teens will love. They can make calls with WhatsApp, Messenger or Zoom and it features a Smart Camera which automatically pans to make sure they're always in frame. They can even use it to play their favourite music via Spotify.

Yoto Mini

Suitable for: ages 3-12

Yoto Mini player, £59.99, Amazon

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The Yoto Mini plays music, stories and learning games for your kids. Just download the app on your phone or tablet and let them choose what to listen to by putting the physical cards into a slot on the cube-shaped speaker. It's all of the fun with none of the screen time.

Studio Creator Instant Camera

Suitable for: age 8+

Studio Creator Photo Creator instant camera, £70, Amazon

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Studio Creator's new pocket-sized instant camera is packed with cool features, like photo filters and effects, video recording, a selfie lens and a shutter timer for group shots. It functions as a digital camera but can produce 250+ instant prints. It even comes with coloured markers and stickers to customise them - hours of fun.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Suitable for: age 7+

Nintendo Switch Lite, £199, Amazon

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Keep kids busy with their own Nintendo Switch. From Mario Kart to Animal Crossing, the handheld games console has so many child-friendly options, but we guarantee you'll want to have a go yourself. The Lite is a more affordable, smaller version and comes in a wide range of colours.

Vodaphone Smart Watch for Kids

Suitable for: ages 6-9

Vodafone Neo smart watch for kids, £99, Disney Store

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Vodaphone has teamed up with Disney to bring us this incredible smart watch for kids which you (and up to nine trusted contacts) can use to call and chat to them. It also features a camera, activity tracker and calendar. Plus, they can personalise Neo with their own Disney, Pixar, Star Wars or Marvel sidekick who comes to life in the watch.

Fidget Kids Wireless Headphones

Suitable for: age 3+

Fidget wireless headphones, £12.99, Wowcher

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These wireless headphones for kids are so popular they're always selling out. They feature high sound quality and a fidget outer.

Vtech Kidizoom Studio Video Camera Kit

Suitable for: 5-12 years

Vtech Kidizoom video camera kit, £45, Amazon

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If they fancy themselves as the next big vlogger, you can't go wrong with this VTech video camera kit for kids. It comes with a mini tripod and flip-up lens, plus all of the software needed for editing.

Kano Coding Kit

Suitable for: age 6+

Kano Disney Frozen 2 coding kit, £8.99, Amazon

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Teach kids to code with this clever Kano Kit. The multi-award-winning STEM company has created a game where they can design their own Disney adventure while learning about JavaScript, loops, logic, and variables. It's compatible with most computers and tablets.

Tobi Robot Kids Smart Watch

Suitable for: age 4+

Tobi Robot kids smart watch, £35, Amazon

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The Tobi Robot watch has a camera, interactive learning, and augmented reality games. Plus, Tobi comes to life with his moving robot arms and legs, fun sounds and 100+ expressions.

VTech Kidizoom Camera

Suitable for: age 3+

VTech Kidizoom 5MP camera, £44.99, Amazon

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Looking for a camera for little ones? Gift kids their first digital camera with the VTech Kidizoom. Suitable for ages 3+, they can add fun effects, stamps and frames to 5-megapixel photos and videos. There are even games they can play and time limit controls available for parents.

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