Lego Boost Creative Toolbox
The hardest part of giving this gift is stopping yourself from playing with it before you wrap it. Legos are reliable knockouts, but the Boost Creative Toolbox enhances the classic building kits into a learning tool. Made for kids 7 and older, the set transforms (one at a time) into five interactive robots—including a rover, a Wall-e look alike, a purring cat, and a guitar—that kids can code themselves. If you ask nicely, they might even let you help. From $159.99, lego.com.
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
End the frantic "have you seen my keys!" search once and for all. With a long range and relief-inducing alarm, the Tile Pro makes it easy to find frequently lost objects with a push of a button. Small enough to slide onto a key chain, slip inside a favorite stuffed animal, or zip away in a bag, the tracker has a replaceable battery and pairs with an easy to use smartphone app. Even better, it works backwards too. Double tap the button on the Tile and it will make the paired phone ring, even if it’s on silent. From $21, amazon.com.
One Eleven Solar Powered Watch
You’d never guess that these watches are powered by the sun. With designs ranging from hip-again ‘80s and ‘90s remakes to sleek and modern styles, One Eleven’s slim watches utilize recycled materials and solar technology to recharge on an epic adventure or in the office. From $75, 111watches.com.