Cool Birthday Gifts For Kids I Wish I’d Had!

By | August 9, 2018

Looking for some cool birthday gifts for kids?Cool birthday gifts for kids

Coming up with cool birthday gift ideas for kids can be difficult.

Luckily, I have spent the last 30+ years buying gifts for kids and would love to share some of our favorites.

What I have learned is this:

  • The latest and greatest toys don’t always mean the best toys.
  • A good birthday gift is a gift that gets kids outside
  • A good birthday gift is a gift that can teach something

And the best birthday gifts are gifts that allow kids to spend time with someone they love to be with.

This awesome world of remote control that we have spent years enjoying, has allowed me to not only enjoy a great hobby, it has also allowed me to spend time with my kids…Quality time.

We have learned many things along the way. From upgrading parts, to making repairs due to the inevitable crashes, to learning how to make this website, the R/C hobby has has given us a true learning experience that we have all enjoyed.

Below you will find some of the coolest birthday gifts for kids that I wish I’d had.

We’ll start out small and then work our way up to the ultimate birthday gift for kids. 🙂


Cool Birthday Gifts For Kids I Wish I’d Had

Here are some of the coolest birthday gifts on the planet!

Rage Spinner Missile Electric Rocket

rage spinner missile electric rocket

As a kid, I was always fascinated with rockets.

The Rage Spinner Missile comes 100% ready to fly, right out of the box.

You can expect anywhere between 30 – 40 launches on a single charge.

The Spinner Missile can reach as much as 50′ into the air when launching in high altitude mode, or 25′ in low altitude mode.

When launched, the missile spins at a high rate of speed, making the LED lights look really cool.

We have hundreds of Spinner Missile launches under our belt and the missile is still going strong.

The Rage Spinner Missile Electric Rocket is a cool gift any kid would love.
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Sky Viper m550 Nano Drone

Sky Viper m550 nano drone

The Sky Viper m550 Nano Drone zips around with a surprising amount of speed and agility for a drone at its price.

The drone features auto and manual flight modes.

In auto mode you are able to hover and focus your attention on moving forward and backward without worrying about losing altitude. Manual mode gives you full control of all functions.

There are 8 cool stunts you can do including barrel rolls and flips.

The Sky Viper is a cool drone for any level pilot that delivers around 20 minutes of fun flight time with each charge.

We have had a great time with the Sky Viper. The only thing we have had to replace is a couple of blades, even after a few awesome crashes!
This is a perfect starter drone that will allow you to learn the ins and outs of the world of drones before you move on to more capable UAV’s.

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Redcat Racing Cyclone XB10

Redcat Racing Cyclone XB10

The Cyclone XB10 tops our list as the best value for RC buggies in the under $200 & $150 class.

Reaching speeds of 20+ MPH right out of the box, the Cyclone is an all terrain, waterproof go just about anywhere RC buggy.

The Cyclone comes ready to run, with 2 batteries and charger.

We have been running the XB10 for a long time now and have not had to replace anything.

The Redcat Racing Cyclone XB10  is the absolute perfect first buggy to introduce anyone into the awesome world of hobby grade remote control vehicles.

Check Out Our Full Redcat Racing Cyclone XB10 Review Here

We love the Redcat Racing Cyclone XB10 and know it will make a cool gift for kids…Or anyone else. 🙂

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Traxxas Blast

Traxxas Blast in action

O.K. I gotta say it…We have had an absolute blast bashing around the pond with the Traxxas Blast!

The Blast is a large 1/10 scale race boat designed to perform to the highest standards.

At 24″ long, the Blast is much larger than most RC boats you pick up at you local big box store and has performed beyond our expectations.

We did our best to try and flip it, but were unsuccessful. 🙂

With waterproof electronics, water cooled motor and watertight receiver box, the Traxxas Blast provides tons of fun for anyone.

The Blast comes ready to run, right out of the box.

We have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the Traxxas Blast and know it will make a cool Birthday gift for any kid. I love it and I know they will too. 🙂

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Redcat Racing Volcano EPX 4×4

Cool birthday gifts for kids Redcat racing Volcano EPX 4x4

If you’re willing to give up a few MPH worth of speed compared to the Cyclone XB10 above, then we think you will love the added awesomeness of 4 wheel drive!

The Redcat Racing Volcano EPX 4×4 is the most capable RC truck we have reviewed in this price range.

Sticking with its hobby grade status, the Volcano features waterproof electronics and plenty of room for upgrades.

We have put the Volcano through some pretty tough scenarios and it keeps coming out shining like a star…Well, except for all that awesome mud!! 🙂

Check Out Our Full Redcat Racing Volcano EPX 4×4 Review Here

The Volcano EPX is a cool gift for kids that promises unlimited outdoor adventures!

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Traxxas Slash

traxxas slash

If you have ever looked into the world of hobby grade RC vehicles, you have probably heard the name Traxxas.

The Slash has definitely earned its spot for our top RC its price range.

The Traxxas Slash is a 1/10 scale, waterproof, short course racing truck that is built to withstand some of the most adverse conditions you can think of. And believe me, we have tried most of them.

When you get this thing home, you are going to be pleasantly surprised at just how big and substantial the Slash really is.

Once they pull the trigger and the Slash roars to life, you will know that you have officially entered the world of hobby grade RC. 🙂

Check Out Our Full Traxxas Slash Review Here

With a huge line of upgrade and replacement parts, the Traxxas Slash promises endless opportunities for adrenaline pumping fun that will make a cool gift for kids and adults alike!
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DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro

We are gonna go ahead and call the DJI Mavic Pro the ultimate cool gift for kids!

We here at RC Insiders love drones. We love small drones, big drones, racing drones…Any drone.

But nothing so far has impressed us as much as the Mavic Pro.

Fly as far as 4.6 miles away and shoot video in true 4k. The Mavic features a 3 axis stabilization gimbal that keeps your videos smooth, even in windy conditions.

With sensors on the front and bottom of the drone, the Mavic Pro can detect obstacles in it’s path as far away as 49′. This is an awesome feature that really helps protect your investment.

Connect with your Apple or Android device to see in real time exactly what the drone sees and keep track of your flight time and distance.

The Mavic gives you all kinds of info during flight including:

  • Altitude
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Wind warnings
  • Battery life remaining on the drone and controller
  • Air space warnings

The Mavic is in constant communication your controller and device.

Never worry about losing your drone. The Mavic Pro features a “Return To Home” function that you can initiate anytime during flight.

The Mavic knows where it is at all times and knows its own battery life. Should communication be lost, or you reach the point of no return with your battery, the Mavic will initiate its own return to home!

Check out our Mavic Pro Review with the video below.

Now, this drone may seem a little advanced for younger kids and you are right. But with good adult supervision, the Mavic is actually easier to fly than any other drone we have reviewed.
Just make sure whoever the lucky kid is that’s getting this super cool gift will be supervised until they can handle the responsibility on their own.
We absolutely Love the Mavic Pro and we know you, and that super lucky kid, will love it too. 🙂

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We hope you are enjoying this post on cool birthday gifts for kids.

Make sure to check back in as we will be adding gift ideas from time to time.
If you have any questions about any of these gifts, please leave a comment below, or hit the contact tab in the menu, and we will get back with you a.s.a.p.
Thanks for stopping by & happy off – roading!
~RC Insiders

6 thoughts on “Cool Birthday Gifts For Kids I Wish I’d Had!

  1. Greg Collins

    That was very cool I gotta get 1….thanks for the great video you helped me make my mind up!

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  2. Beth

    Each one of my kids is going to get an RC this year.
    These are some of the coolest birthday gifts for kids!
    Do you think the Mavic Pro would be ok for a 16 year old boy?
    My daughter is turning 10 and really likes rc cars. Do you think the Slash would be too much?
    Thanks for the birthday gift ideas 🙂

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    1. Jeremy Post author

      Awesome Beth!
      I think the Mavic Pro will be perfectly fine for a 16 year old. He may need a little help with the initial set up, but then again, my kid had to give me help with the set up! 🙂
      Just be clear about the rules and he’ll be fine. The Mavic is one of the best drones you can buy and I am completely confident that your boy will love it!
      This is so awesome to hear that your daughter is into RC cars…I love it!
      As long as your daughter has experience with RC’s I think she will do just fine.
      One of the many cool features with the Slash is the ability to run on half power. This will allow her to get comfortable with the Slash’s operation before opening it up to full power.
      My kids run the Slash with no problem. Keep her supervised until you feel comfortable. The Slash is very powerful, so make sure she understands, and then go enjoy some awesome fun!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy off – roading 🙂
      ~RC Insiders

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    1. Jeremy Post author

      Awesome Randy!
      Glad you enjoyed the Cool Birthday Gifts For Kids.
      Get off the couch and go R/C ing…LOVE IT!!!
      Thanks for stopping by & Happy Bashing! 🙂
      #RCInsiders

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