If you’re looking to inspire the Kid Maker(s) in your life, we’ve done the maker-appropriate gift giving research for you. Everything in our Gift Guide for Kid Makers is bound to have the junior designer or engineer in your life destined for greatness. Lifesavers storybooks are so yesterday.


Make Magazine 3D Printing Guide | $10

Perfect bedtime story material. Via Maker Shed

Maker’s Notebook | $20

150 pages of delicious graph paper and a reference guide? Why not? via Maker Shed


Eames House of Cards | $25

Is there a better way to introduce them to Charles and Ray? via Canoe

Leatherman Sidekick Multitool | $40

Tool safety has to start somewhere. Via REI


Getting Started with Arduino Kit | $65

Future robotics engineer? Check! Via Maker Shed

Erector 643 pc Construction Set | $66

Heck, even adults still learn from these things. Via Amazon


TinkerCad Six Month Membership | $114

The best way to get junior started in CAD. Via TinkerCad

Shapeways Gift Card | $100

To print all those cool TinkerCad models! Via Shapeways


XBox Kinect Bundle | $400

Because they’ll realize 3D Scanning is more fun than Halo. Via Microsoft

iPad Mini (with Autodesk apps) | $329

To replace the portable DVD player on the way to Grandma’s house. Via Apple and Autodesk


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.