iD Tech 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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It turns out that there is a secret to the elusive perfect gift, and we’re going to let you in on it. Picture the last time a gift led to an ear-to-ear smile (or perhaps think back to a memorable gift from your own childhood!) That probably isn’t the last memory with that particular item, is it? 

That’s because the best memories are still to come! 

As any parent knows, delight on a child’s face comes not just from what a gift is, but from the memories they will make with it. So, this holiday season, give the gift of an experience your child will cherish forever and potentially lead to many more!

This is our specialty at iD Tech. We are passionate about bringing life-changing experiences in STEM to kids year-round, and the holiday season is no exception. 

The ultimate techie gift guide

We’ve got the ultimate guide to awesome STEM gifts that make memories and inspire kids to love technology. That’s the magic of the most memorable gifts: the experiences and memories they will make. 

Whether you’re on the hunt for coding gifts for young programmers, robotics gifts for a budding engineer, or gifts to inspire aspiring designers, iD Tech has just the thing! Because all kids are different, we’ve also taken into consideration different personalities and interests in crafting our gift guide. There’s something for everyone’s list this year! 

But that’s not even the best part.

It’s important to us that kids are learning and engaging with tech, rather than feeling burned out! After all, there’s a difference between staring at a screen and truly engaging with technology. (Parents know this better than anyone!) 

That difference often lies in the right guidance, the right mentor, and the right path to creating something kids can be proud of. 

That’s where we come in. 

Check out our 2021 guide to hands-on STEM gifts and more! There’s something for all ages, experience levels, and interests. Each of these gifts are not only delightful and expertly designed, they also offer hands-on learning and STEM enrichment. 

For the student who thrives while learning 1-on-1

Online Private Lessons

Does your student love Roblox? Watch that grow into valuable Lua coding skills. iD Tech Online Private Lessons offer the ultimate 1-on-1 learning experience; kids can take their interest in tech and watch it transform into amazing new skills. 

Plus, our rockstar instructors have the knowledge and experience to help them realize their potential,  make something amazing, and have an absolute blast along the way. 

So, if you’re looking for the perfect way to combine your student’s passion for gaming with productive, engaging screen time, online private lessons could be the perfect gift this year. 

For the student looking to level up their tech skills with a passion project

Small-Group Semesters

Just in for the holidays: $100 off Semester Courses

Featuring A-List expertise from Tech Rockstars, cutting-edge curriculum, meet the iD Tech Semester! Like a coding boot camp, this program offers students a rigorous, intellectually stimulating learning experience in their chosen topic. 

Students will enjoy a small-group environment, project-based learning, expert instruction, plus these exclusive benefits: 

  • A personalized diploma to certify skills learned
  • Thursday open office hours 
  • Flexible, once per week class meetings
  • 24/7 software access at no extra cost

For the next tech game-changer

Online Teen Academies

These rigorous learning experiences are designed to help teens level up their skills! With topics ranging from AI to game design and programming, Online Teen Academies empower students to stand out on college applications and online portfolios. 

Online Teen Academies are a perfect fit for: 

  • College-bound STEM enthusiasts planning to study computer science, game design, and engineering in preparation for lucrative future careers
  • Students aspiring to intern or work in STEM fields
  • Students looking to boost their portfolios and college applications with official certification from top universities and industry leaders

For the hardware enthusiast 

This holiday season, our online private lessons offer hardware add-ons for the student that wants the latest hardware toy, but of course you want to make sure they use it to learn! 

When paired with an Online Private Lesson, these amazing tech toys are so engaging and fun, kids may well forget they’re learning as they “play” thanks to fantastic mentorship from our instructors! 

On top of that, our carefully curated curriculum ensures the novelty doesn’t wear off before students have learned new skills. These hardware offers are uniquely paired with educational enrichment, and are much more than just a toy. Our courses are always designed with the latest tech in mind: check out the cutting edge products paired with our 2021 curriculum!  

Sphero Bolt

The Sphero Bolt is truly a joy to watch -- I know this from personal experience! Perfect for kids new to coding, this amazing robot is a joy to learn alongside. 

Online Private Lesson Curriculum Pairing: Hands-On Robotics with Sphero RVR

Monoprice Cadet 3D Printer


Making dreams a reality takes on new meaning with this 3D Printer. Visual learners, artists, and engineering enthusiasts will love the design and method involved with creating awesome 3D prints. 

Online Private Lesson Curriculum Pairing: 3D Printing (Maya/Blender), 3D Modeling (Maya/Blender)

micro:bit Kit

The epitome of hands-on learning, micro:bit kits are perfect for young tinkerers and those interested in what makes computers “tick”. It’s an incredibly versatile tool, compatible with Mac, PC, Chromebook, and Linux. Kids can develop their engineering, coding, and problem-solving skills through the interactive micro:bit. 

Online Private Lesson Curriculum Pairing: Coding with JavaScript

Oculus Quest 2 

Virtual Reality has grown in leaps and bounds since its global debut just a few years ago. Our VR curriculum utilizes this amazing hardware for so much more than gaming; students develop their own VR experiences using sophisticated software. With Oculus Quest 2, kids can take their creativity and game design skills to the next level.

Online Private Lesson Curriculum Pairing: VR Game Design with Unity

Wacom One Tablet

It’s an artist’s dream. If your child aspires to a career in digital art, animation, or design, this tablet offers the perfect canvas to get started. When paired with an animation course, there’s no telling what masterpieces await!

Online Private Lesson Curriculum Pairing: Adobe Photoshop 

From our iD family to yours, Happy Holidays!


A photo of Virginia

Virginia started with iD Tech at the University of Denver in 2015 and has loved every minute since then! A former teacher by trade, she has a master's in education and loves working to embolden the next generation through STEM. Outside the office, you can usually find her reading a good book, struggling on a yoga mat, or exploring the Rocky Mountains. 

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About iD Tech

iD Tech is the #1 tech camp on the planet, and world leader in youth STEM education, with programs held online and at 75+ global locations offering 50+ innovative tech courses: 

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We've bet our reputation on recruiting the top instructors in the country. Our small classes ensure customized learning, leading to "a-ha moments" and awesome outcomes. Programs include:

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