Are you looking for great STEM gifts this year? We’ve been lucky enough to review some brilliant products over the last few years, here are some of our favourites!

A bottle rocket kit is always fun! Please note you’ll need a plastic bottle and bicycle pump to use this.

Microscope and Camera Kit

Some gifts are timeless and a microscope is one, although this premium version is much easier to use than my childhood microscope. It comes with a digital camera eyepiece making it very easy to use and means you can save and share images easily!

Read my full review here.

Amscope premium microscope in box

Electro Dough Kit

This DIY Electro dough Kit from Tech will Save Us is fantastic! We’ve had hours and hours of fun playing with ours and you can experiment with making your own play dough too!

electro dough kit

Erupting Volcano

Another great find this year is this volcano model from Learning Resources. It splits in half so you can the inside of a volcano and has a handy container for your eruptions.

multicoloured volcano eruption

Test Tubes and Droppers

We love these great children’s Test Tubes from Learning Resources, and these Jumbo Eyedroppers would be a great accompaniment.

Learning Resources

STEM Dolls for Kids

Lottie Dolls have a great STEM range, prefect for inspiring imaginative play. We love how the dolls are so child-like and perfectly sized for little hands. There are lots of different accessories available too!

Butterfly protector Lottie


How about some hexbugs to make these fun spinning pens or a hexbug maze?

Drawing with hexbugs


My 3 year old loves his Magformers and spends hours building towers and bridges for his cars.


Marble Runs

We have this marble run from HABA which is is fantastic. There are lots of add ons available too so it’s an endless supply of gift inspiration.


Magnet Kits

My favourite magnet kit is this one from Learning Resources. It comes with differece size and shape magnets as well as magnetic chips and marbles!

magnet set

Drill Buddies

My 3 year old loves his Drill Buddies truck and space rocket from Learning Resources. It took him a few goes to get the hang of it and he was so thrilled when he could do it alone. These have definitely been a great addition to our toy cupboard.

I’m also hoping to get him the Numberblocks set for Christmas from Learning Resources.

Drill buddies set #toddlertoys

Construction toys

LEGO is so handy for all sorts of experiments and great for imaginative play, logic, fine motor skills and just generally great fun! We love a big box of bricks as well as a themed set. Zoobs and K’Nex are also great for building with.

Science Books

If your children love a good science book I have some brilliant science book recommendations here, including my very own This IS Rocket Science.

Image of This Is Rocket Science book

Which Science kits or equipment would you recommend? and what’s your favourite STEM gift to give?

Don’t forget to check out our Christmas Science Ebook too which contains 12 printable Christmas themed experiments.

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