No More Kid Stuff
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No More Kid Stuff
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No More Kid Stuff

Why should kids have all the fun? Being an adult shouldn't condemn you to a holiday season full of yawn-inducing gifts like socks and sweaters. From nostalgic games to unexpected gadgets, we've tracked down 28 cool toys that have plenty of appeal for the young at heart.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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Jenga Giant
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Jenga Giant

Price: $120 from Amazon
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Everyone's favorite stacking game gets a gets a super-sized twist with Jenga Giant. The 54 hardwood pieces stack to over 5 feet tall, making it an ideal grown-up party game, whether indoors or outside. A heavy-duty bag is included for easier cleanup and storage when the fun is over.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star
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Lego Star Wars Death Star

Price: $500 from Target
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Lego lovers and Star Wars fanatics will adore this intricate Death Star set, which features over 4,000 pieces, a detachable TIE fighter, moveable turbo laser towers, spring-loaded shooters, and even a trash compactor. There are also 23 minifigures, including Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader. 

Pirasta Really Big Coloring Poster
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Pirasta Really Big Coloring Poster

Price: $20 from Amazon
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Know some grown-ups who are bored with all those mandala-filled adult coloring books? Tell them to get out the best markers and take on a bigger challenge with Pirasta's painstakingly detailed posters, which measure as large as 36 by 63 inches. Choose from multiple designs, including landmark-studded maps of the United States, the world, and New York City.

Parrot Anafi Drone
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Parrot Anafi Drone

Price: $650 from Amazon 
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This sleek little drone has a body that fits in the palm of an adult's hand, but it's much more than a toy. Its can take 4K HDR videos and 21-megapixel photos, and features include wide-angle and digital-zoom lenses, 80-degree tilt gimbal, up to 25 minutes of film time, speeds up to 34 mph, and a find-my-drone function. The device can be controlled via remote control and a smartphone with a range of up to three miles. 

Related: 30 Beautiful Destinations for Taking Photos Around the World

KNEX FERRIS WHEEL
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K’NEX Ferris Wheel

Price: $361 from Amazon
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Building-toy fans who want something more interactive than Legos will be wowed by this massive set, which features 8,550 pieces. The resulting Ferris wheel is 6 feet tall, and includes a plug-in motor with an AC adapter. The kit comes in two boxes with easy-to-follow full-color instructions. K'Nex is among a handful toy companies that put an emphasis on making its products in the U.S.A.

Ugears Mechanical 3D Puzzle Safe
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Ugears Mechanical 3D Puzzle Safe

Price: $60 from Amazon
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This plywood safe starts out as an elaborate 3D puzzle that can be assembled without glue or tools, and becomes a conversation piece that can keep small valuables away from prying eyes. It even features a working three-number combination lock.

Woojer Vest Pro
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Woojer Vest Pro

Price: $800 from Amazon 
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For the music lover or serious gamer who already has pretty much every conceivable gadget, there's this Kickstarter-funded design. How cool is it? Well, it raised more than $1.5 million (as of this writing) on the crowdfunding site — with a funding goal of $20,000. The vest is a haptic device that allows for a fully immersive audio experience. In other words, you "feel sound." The vest connects via Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio jack and supports most game consoles, VR headsets, phone, devices, and tablets. 

Cordless Electronic Return Putting Mat
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Cordless Electronic Return Putting Mat

Price: $70 from Sharper Image
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An at-home putting green is not novel, but what makes this one different is that it can be operated on batteries — meaning it can easily be used outdoors — and it automatically returns the ball to you whether you sink it or not. It features a regulation-sized hole and two hazards. 

Oculus Quest All-in-One VR Gaming Headset
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Oculus Quest All-in-One VR Gaming Headset

Price: $400 from Best Buy
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Virtual reality offers new thrills for even the hard-to-impress gamer, and the Oculus Quest makes it easy to interact with a virtual world. Around 50 games are included with the system, and the "all-in-one" part means that you don't need a computer to run the device. You can also use it to watch movies, Netflix, and other streaming content. 

Create Your Own Reel Viewer
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Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Price: $30 from Uncommon Goods 
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If you have fond childhood memories of looking at wild animals, cartoon characters, and space scenes through the View Master, here's the 21st century version. One your viewer arrives in the mail, use the redemption code to order a customized reel of your very own favorite snapshots. Reviewers call it a "thoughtful, creative" gift. 

"I Had One of Those" Puzzle
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"I Had One of Those" Puzzle

Price: $16 from Amazon 
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This 1,000-piece jigsaw riddle is a brain benefit on two levels, working the parts of your noggin that drive strategy and problem-solving, while also allowing for a little serotonin release every time you fondly remember one of the toys it depicts, such as Chatty Cathy, Play-Doh, Inchworm, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and many more. 

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FlashForge Finder 3D Printer
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FlashForge Finder 3D Printer

Price: $300 from Amazon
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File this one under affordable 3D printers for hobbyists and anyone who just wants to create. The FlashForge Finder has a novice-friendly color touchscreen; a slide-in, non-heated build plate; and a seamless WiFi connection that means users don't have to fuss with wires or cords when pairing the printer and their computer.

Super Spirograph
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Super Spirograph

Price: $31 from Amazon
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No one's ever too old for a Spirograph, and this 75-piece kit is the ultimate gift for an artsy grown-up who might be bored with adult coloring. Interchangeable spiro tracks allow the creation of all kinds of new patterns, and there's even a die-cast wheel that commemorates the toy's 50th anniversary.

National Geographic Metal Detector
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National Geographic Pro Series Metal Detector

Price: $160 from Amazon
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This lightweight, easy-to-use metal detector will locate coins, jewelry, tools, and other items. It has a pinpoint detection feature to help distinguish items of value as deep as 12 inches down. It also comes with a two-year warranty.

Sphero RVR
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Sphero RVR

Price: $249 from Amazon
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The latest product from the big brains at Sphero, this Mars Rover-like robot was received with enthusiasm by the Kickstarter community, which raised over $1 million for its development. RVR's powerful motor and all-terrain tires will let you drive it — via a smartphone or tablet — just about anywhere. It also has a suite of sensors and can be further customized with most 3rd party hardware.

Wall Chess
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Wall Chess

Price:$95 from Uncommon Goods
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A good game of chess can take some time to get through and, in the meantime, take up valuable real estate on a table. But hang your chess board up on the wall, and you can noodle over your next move as long as you want. This birch plywood and solid oak set makes for a conversation piece with guests, and a handsome piece of wall art, as well. 

Traxxas Stampede
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Traxxas Stampede

Price: $170 from Traxxas
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Give a grown-up the Traxxas Stampede so the kids' remote-control cars can be left alone. This one-tenth-scale monster truck can hit up to 30 mph. It has waterproof electronics and interference-free controls that can withstand the elements, high-torque steering, rugged oil-filled shocks, and a rechargeable NiMH battery.

Related: 12 Ferocious Monster Trucks That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

WOW World of Watersports Inflatable Floating Water Walkway
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WOW Water Walkway

Price: $160 from Amazon
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Available in five colors, this floating 10-by-6-foot platform allows the party to travel off the pool deck or boat and onto the water. Made of heavy-duty PVC, each platform can hold up to six adults and allows standing or walking. More than one platform can be zipped together for even more room, too.

Nerf Rival Hypnos XIX-1200
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Nerf Rival Hypnos XIX-1200

Price: $39 from Amazon
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You don't have to be a kid to enjoy Nerf guns, especially souped-up models like the Rival Hypnosis, which ToyBuzz called "easily the best blaster in the Rival line this year." This blaster forgoes darts in favor of foam balls that can be fired at a velocity of 100 feet per second. The set includes the blaster, two 12-round magazines, 24 rounds, 2 clips, and a tactical rail.

Apple Pencil
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Apple Pencil

Price: $129 from Best Buy
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Paired with an iPad Pro 2018, the pressure-sensitive Apple Pencil can turn a tablet into a sketch pad or a fine-art canvas. Pressing harder or softer can produce thicker or thinner lines, and tilting the pencil allows users to create shading. It also has an impressive battery life and charges wirelessly by magnetically attaching to the side of your tablet.

Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults
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Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults

Price: $30 from Amazon 
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Is that special someone looking longingly at your toddler's hopper ball? Get them their own. The 29-inch Waliki Toys Hopper Ball is specially made for grown-ups, with a sturdy handle. Made from PVC-free rubber, it includes a double-action pump for quick inflation and comes in several colors. Want to ride a horse or a unicorn? Nab the plush version and to make some dreams come true.

Pencil Nose
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Pencil Nose

Price: $25 from Amazon 
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This party game will frustrate even the best artists — while making those around them shake with laughter. It's styled after games like Pictionary, only the drawer must depict images using a pencil attached to a prosthetic nose (which in turn is attached to silly-looking glasses). As the product descriptions asks: "Can you draw a trout with your snout? How about a rose with your nose?"

Segway Ninebot
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Segway Ninebot

Price: $389 from Amazon
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Self-balancing scooters didn't quite revolutionize personal transportation like early buzz predicted, but they sure are fun. The hoverboard-like Ninebot has a knee control bar for steering, pneumatic tires for a smoother ride, and a 28-pound alloy frame that is light enough for easy carrying and storage. It can travel up to 10 mph and, fully charged, run for nearly 14 miles.  

Capture the Flag Redux
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Capture the Flag Redux

Price: $60 from Amazon
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This high-tech reboot of Capture the Flag is guaranteed fun for any age. Instead of flags, chase glowing orbs after the sun goes down. Colored markers let players mark playing territory and jails for members of the opposing team, while glow bracelets make it easy to figure out who's who.

Slyde Hawaiian Bula Shorebreak Handboard
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Slyde Hawaiian Bula Shorebreak Handboard

Price: $150 from Slyde
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For those who can't quite get the hang of a surfboard, body surfing goes to the next level with a handboard. The Slyde Hawaiian Bula Shorebreak handboard has a Velcro hand strap to keep it from floating away in rough surf, and a GoPro camera mount allows recording of all adventures. It's also small enough to stash in a suitcase.

Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick
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Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick

Price: $420 from Vurtego
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A guaranteed head-turner, the Vurtego V4 Pro is a serious pogo stick for adults who want to show off. Available in three sizes — medium works for riders up to 5-foot-11, large is best for 6 feet and beyond — the V4 Pro can let users bounce more than 10 feet in the air. It's best to grab a helmet, too.

Summerboard SB1
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Summerboard SB1

Price: $1,447 from Summerboard 
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With this over-the-top item, who needs a White Christmas when this electric snowboard with wheels offers sustained thrills at up to 20 mph? For just $150 more, you can shred off-snow with the SBX model, which has a longer range and can cruise up to 25 mph.   

Kangoo Jumps XR3 Boots
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Kangoo Jumps XR3 Boots

Price:$229 from Amazon
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Got a fitness junkie in your life who also doesn't mind looking a little goofy? These springy boots are actually athletic shoes that claim to reduce the impact on muscles and joints by up to 80%, and give those wearing them a full-body workout. Amazon reviewers note that the fun-factor of these boots got them off the couch and into a more active lifestyle. Added one, "I really love them — they look like Moon Boots from when I was a kid only WAY better."