Do you remember the joy of your first Christmas gadget? Well, things have moved on a bit from digital watches, ZX Spectrums and CD Walkmans but cutting-edge tech remains at the top of most kids' Christmas lists.
Here's our pick of the very best gadety gifts for your chips off the old block.
Ubooly is here to save lonesome children from inventing an imaginary friend. This cuddly gonk has room to accommodate an iPhone, iPad or Android device, which then becomes the face and mind of the fluffy critter. Via the free app it'll answer questions, read stories, chat to your child and suggest creative games to play. Of course Ubooly doesn't really know your little one, so you can customise the app to suit your child's interests and abilities.
LeapPad Ultra (£100)
Whether you want to keep your own tablet just for yourself or you're after something a bit safer and child-friendly, the LeapPad Ultra is a great tablet for kids. This tough 7in tablet has all the trappings of the real thing, with a camera, Wi-Fi, its own "walled garden" app store and a custom browser that only lets the good stuff through.
KidzPLAY Wireless Adventure Game Pad (£30)
Made especially for little hands and greasy fingers, the KidzPLAY range of wireless PS3 controllers has the strength to take the kind of punishment younger gamers dish out. The Game Pad has a full set of PS3 controls and a sleep mode to conserve battery power.
Bobski (from £49)
Depending on your latitude and altitude, buying a sledge before Christmas can be a gamble, but let's assume it's going to snow like it does in the movies. In which case, the Bobski will go down a storm. In fact it'll go down even the slightest of icy inclines at a fearsome rate – and that's pretty handy if you don't live on the side of a mountain.