WSJ, NYT and USA Today agree: The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is the Top Gift of 2015

December 14, 2015


We’re super proud of the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, which has been featured in over 30 Holiday Gift Guides this year (and counting)! Here’s a roundup of our favorites, which include New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME and more! We were also honored to have been selected by Melinda Gates as one of her favorite holiday gifts this year.

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The New York Times Gift Guide: Tech Toys to Inspire a Child’s Imagination

“Still looking for the perfect holiday gift for that little someone on your list? A lot of today’s technology is geared toward adults, but there are exciting new tech toys for children, too. Here are some good options to help a child on your list create, learn, explore and have fun.”





The Wall Street Journal Best Tech Gifts 2015: Our Favorite Gadgets 

“For children 8 and up—or even adults—who’ve dreamed of building their own machines, magnetic building bricks from LittleBits help make it happen. You don’t have to understand electronic engineering, you just have to appreciate cause and effect. Press this button, that fan turns on; when light hits a sensor, the motor spins—the more light, the faster. The latest LittleBits kit comes with extras to provide these imaginative constructions with shape and style.”


The full review from the Wall Street Journal included a great video of the kit in action.

“The goal is to get the kids to plow through the 12 key projects and countless variations, so that they can get in a frame of mind to truly invent.








USA Today 5 must-have tech gifts this holiday

“Gizmos & Gadgets is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, builders and engineers, and is perfect for both boys and girls. The kit also helps kids develop skills in science, math, technology and art, which will help prepare them for future careers.”






TIME Top 10 Everything of 2015: Top 10 Gadgets

“Parents are hearing all the time about how important it is for their children to learn STEM skills — that is, science, technology, engineering and math. One way to help young ones get some hands-on tech time is with LittleBits’ Gizmos & Gadgets kit, a pack of color-coded circuits, control boards and wiring that helps kids learn how their video game consoles and smartphones actually work under the hood.”







CNN Money Best in Tech Gift Guide: Robot toys for you and your kids (video)

“If you fancy something smaller, check out the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit. littleBits are like electronic building blocks. They include motors, sensors, lights, buzzers, and snap together to create moving objects. They can even bring your Lego creations to life.”


CNN Money also featured littleBits in 10 cool holiday toys.







Associated Press Gift Guide: Kiddie tech beyond video games, tablets

“Although circuit-building sets have long been around, LittleBits takes inventing and building electrical-powered devices to a new level. The brightly colored components connect together easily with magnets, then attach to mounting boards like Legos.”




WIRED  13 Gifts for Kids That You’ll Want to Play With Too

“For the young maker in your life who’s ready to step it up past inanimate Lego constructions, this new set from littleBits comes with all the ingredients needed for a dozen different electronics and robotics projects. Some supervision may be required, but you’re never too young to tinker.”






Fox Business: Hottest toys this holiday season (video)







Engadget: gifts for the ultimate tinkerer







ESPN: Holiday Gift Guide: gifts for kids







Fatherly: Fatherly’s Best Of 2015 Holiday Gift Guide







Newsday: Tech, smartphone and video game gift guide







Parade: Holiday Gift Guide: Toys for Every Age



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PopSugar: The 10 Hottest Tech Toys For 2015 and Best Gifts for 9 Year Olds







Quartz: Toys that will actually teach your girls engineering skills







TechCrunch: 12 Gifts To Inspire The Next Generation Of Coders



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In addition to featuring the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit as a Holiday Gift Pick, PC Magazine gave the Kit an Editors’ Choice Awardwith editors noting:

“This package has everything you need to build countless fun little devices, with plenty of flexibility for exploring, and like all littleBits products it can be expanded easily with additional kits or individual Bits. It’s packed full of modules and ideas, and is excellent way to start your offspring on a path toward a STEM career.”



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Lastly, in case you missed it: Popular Mechanics selected the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit as one of the best new toys of 2015! The magazine awards STEAM-related tools that highlight outdoor or imaginative play.

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