Remote Control Helicopter

Syma S107G 3.5 Channel RC Heli with Gyro - Yellow
This little toy is a great gift idea that will impress older kids and adults! Although I always thought a remote control car would be fun, I think that this might be a better gift idea. It’s small and durable, so even if it crashes into the wall, it’ll likely still fly. It also has a built-in rechargeable battery, so you won’t have the added cost of batteries.

The packaging says it’s for ages 14 and up, but many of the reviews say that their middle aged children – even as young as age 6 – are able to get the hang of this. Remote controlling an aircraft is good for learning an abstract skill and if the child doesn’t get frustrated too easily, they’ll certainly enjoy the challenge. It is best flown indoors, because wind really can make it hard to control.

With over two thousand reviews and an average rating of 4 stars, this is definitely a winner!