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Gifts for Rich Kids

Andrea Divirgilio / December 18, 2008

With the holiday season now in full swing, gift shopping must be at the top of your to-do list. Finding something inimitable and fun for your kids may be a challenge. Parents are often caught in a tight spot when it comes to finding stuff they can gift their kids. This time, we are here to help you with our Holiday Gift Guide for Rich Kids. You will most likely find something you’re looking for in our unique gift selections for the geeky rich kids.

$100 to $500

• Porsche Kinderbob

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If you are looking for the best possible sled for your angelic child, look no further than the Porsche Kinderbob. Touting metal runners, a working horn and Porsche styling, the Kinderbob bobsled is available for a mere $115.

• Voice Activated R2-D2

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If your kid is a Star Wars fan, you better surprise him with the Voice Activated R2-D2. This motorized replica of the headstrong little droid from the iconic Star Wars films responds to voice commands, and navigates rooms and hallways. R2 obeys more than 40 voice commands and he plays games like tag, using an infrared sensor to search for people in a room. The Voice Activated R2-D2 is available at Hammacher for $170.

• Kid-Tough DVD Player

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Great for personal viewing at home or on the go, with volume control and headphone jack, the Kid-Tough DVD Player is a great buy for your kid this Christmas. This is a real DVD player with a 3.2” LCD video screen designed for kids and is built to survive drop, after drop, after drop. Simple controls, easy-open door and kick-stand base make it easy for kids to use. The Kid-Tough DVD Player is available at Fisher-Price for $150.

• Nintendo Wii

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The Nintendo Wii is the hottest product on the video gaming block, so it won’t a bad idea to surprise your gaming kid with the same. The Nintendo Wii Game Console offers legendary Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda and Metroid, as well as all new classics like Wii Sports and Wii Play. The ease of use and interactivity of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk allows for a unique social gaming experience. The Wii is available at Amazon for $290.

• BERG Toys Moov Kit

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Do you know what’s so cool about the Moov? Well, the kids build it themselves, and many kinds of vehicles can be made from the same basic parts. Your kid can make a go-kart, scooter, carver or a trike. The Moov kit includes up to 150 pieces of timber and steel parts, plastic rings and pneumatic tires. If your child has some engineering skills, the Moov kit is the perfect thing to gift this Christmas. The Moov is available at Kidestore for $293.

• BUTTERSCOTCH pony

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Make your little girl’s dreams come true with the BUTTERSCOTCH pony. With realistic animation, movement and sounds, this incredibly lifelike pony is a very special, once-in-a-lifetime friend. This adorable pony stands over three feet tall, and really “comes alive” as she moves and responds to your loving care. The BUTTERSCOTCH pony is available at Hasbro for $299.

• Sony PS3 80GB

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This is for the gaming buffs. The new Playstation 3 (PS3) 80GB is going to be one of the best sellers this Christmas. Videogame playing is not the only feature that the new Playstation 3 80GB console can do; it also has a host of other great features, including the PS3 80GB ability to store photos, and watch amazing HD movies thanks to its amazing built-in Blu-Ray player. You can transfer your images from your Memory Stick via an array of other devices such as your PSP, digital camera, camera phone or USB drive. The Sony PS3 80GB is available at Amazon for $435.

• Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon

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So, your kid is a Star Wars fan. Gift him the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon. This is the the biggest, most spectacular LEGO Star Wars model ever. Straight out of the classic Star Wars movies, the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon is Han Solo’s famous smuggling starship. Every detail of the modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is here, all constructed to scale with LEGO minifigures. At almost 3 feet long, it’s the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection. The Millennium Falcon is available at Lego Shop for $499.

$500 to $1500

• Twin Turbo Sports Car Bed

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Is your little one an aspiring racer? He would just fall in love with this bed. With exceptional quality and style, the Twin Turbo Sports car bed has working headlights operated by its own remote control, alloy style wheels with mock disc brakes, cool door handles and a number plate. The Twin Turbo Sports Car Bed is available for about $800.

• Nido Hideout Cave

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The Nido Hideout Cave may not be the cheapest toy for your children, but it certainly looks gorgeous with its yellow bug design. Designed by Janvier Mariscal, the whimsical toy gives a whole new meaning to comfort. There is green grass inside, while the ceiling has some outlandish writing on it. The Nido can be used both indoors and outdoors, thanks to the durable rotationally molded polyethylene. The Nido Hideout Cave is available for $1,386.

• Bugaboo Cameleon Special Collection Stroller

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Bugaboo is well-known for its strollers that distinguish themselves through enhanced functionality, sleek design and a distinctive personality. The Cameleon Special Collection Stroller touts an infant-to-toddler travel system with adjustable/reversible bassinet. Other salient features include black microfleece blanket, special edition cup holder, mosquito net, raincover, underseat bag and height-adjustable handlebar. The Bugaboo Cameleon Special Collection Stroller is available at Neiman Marcus for $1,199.

• Corvette Pedal Car

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Can you imagine how much fun you would have had with this Corvette Pedal Car when you were a child? Made by Kettler, makers of quality ride on toys in Germany since 1949, this appealing pedal car has been modeled after a 1953 Corvette. Attention has been paid to every detail, and it comes with a chrome grill, fenders and bumper with detailed wheel covers. The ball bearing-driven pedal crank uses bicycle pedals and a bicycle sprocket for easy pedaling. The Corvette Pedal Car is available at Hammacher for $1,500.

WOW Gifts

• Ferrari FXX pedal go-kart

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The Ferrari FXX pedal go-cart is a mighty good way for you to initiate your kids into becoming Ferrari worshipers like you and also have loads of fun racing around the block. The exclusive Ferrari FXX pedal go-kart from the house of Berg Toys has a nice sports-car like stance, comes in Ferrari red and also manages to look quite big for a pedal go-cart. The go-cart is also loaded to the gills with various safety features like disc brakes and even a seat belt for its racing seat. The Ferrari FXX pedal go-cart is available at at BergToys for about $2,000.

• The Roddler

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This luxurious stroller has “Uber-Rich” written all over it. The aircraft-inspired design is constructed likewise to give your little toddler a high. The Roddler features lightweight chassis construction, which can be customized with custom pearl paint jobs with pinstripes, custom leather seats and tops available in a host of colors and stitch combinations, custom rims and tires. Above all, the stroller can be customized to include a Bluetooth speakerphone and Caller ID, DVD players and iPod docking station. Pricing for the pimped-out stroller starts at $2,500.

• Titanium Tricycle

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For the uber-rich kid who has everything money can afford, the titanium tricycle is worth the temptation. The use of titanium gives the bike a luxurious edge besides making it indestructible to withstand third degree torture from your little devil. The frame is made entirely of pure titanium, which makes it only half as dense as steel and as corrosion-resistant as platinum. The Titanium Tricycle is available for $2,500.

• Space Shuttle Bunk Bed

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It really would be so much easier to coax a kid to go to bed if the bed itself was interesting and beautiful, making a child actually look forward to bedtime. The Space Shuttle Bunk Bed uses precisely this idea to lure the little ones to their night-time slumber. Meant for kids of up to the age of 6 or 7, this uniquely designed bed is an ideal resting place for any kid who has a liking for space. The bed has bunks, and children will love to have a nap in it, especially on the top bunk. The Space Shuttle Bunk Bed is available for $2595.

• Hello Kitty robot

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What could be the perfect companion to your kid other than a Hello Kitty robot? The beautiful Hello Kitty robot can communicate with you in the Hello Kitty’s voice and can chat with you in three different situations, as a close friend, with the family and as a guessing game. The robot is intelligent, too, as it features face recognition through a CMOS sensor and voice recognition through a microphone so that it can keep your secrets. The Hello Kitty robot is available at DreamKitty for $6,300.

• Auto Union Type C pedal car

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Your kid is going to give you a tight hug for this one. This is, I think, the world’s most beautiful factory pedal car developed ever. The Auto Union Type C pedal car is the new flagship to the Audi’s quattro GmbH line of lifestyle items and accessories. The scaled-down replica classic Grand Prix race car is more than just a toy, adorned with an aluminum space frame, aluminum bodywork, handcrafted leather seats, hydraulic dual-disc brake, a removable steering wheel and bespoke spoked wheels. The Auto Union Type C pedal car is available for $14,125.

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