As a mom, I can't help but worry about the job market that my son will find once he's out of school. If there's one thing I do know, though, a firm grasp of technology is a key to job security.
That's why I wish that this cool product had been around when he was just a little younger. It's called the Kano, and it's a computer that teaches kids to build a PC and program it. There's no overcomplicated or dangerous wiring and the pieces fit together just like the LEGOs that your kids might want for Christmas this year.
A Kano system will run you about $150, but I think it has the potential to be something more than a gift. It's something that your kid can put together, play with and learn from.
I think it should be a contender for any parent's Christmas list this year. Oh, and if your kids turn their noses up at a gift that makes them "learn," just tell them that the Kano will play Minecraft.