giftguide_promo_9602The gift-giving season officially kicks off this week — and we’re here to help with our Ultimate Makers’ Gift Guide for 2014.

Our five experts pored over hundreds of items to hand select the bright and shining stars in five of our favorite categories. They’ve double- and triple-checked their list, and provided it for us to share with the world. Inside you’ll find a wide variety of great gifts for all skill levels.

dronesDrones

Whether a beginner or advanced pilot, there’s something here to make your imagination take flight. Browse both ready-to-fly items and must-have upgrades.

robotsRobots

Walking on legs, scooting on wheels, or humming along on bristles, we all agree that robots are awesome! Find what robotics you need to add to your home this year.

toysToys

No matter how young or how old, everyone loves toys. We’ve found toys you make, toys to help you make other things, and toys that are simply inspiring.

3d printers3D printers

With the rapid growth of the 3D-printer market, we’ll help you figure out what printer will be gracing your home this season.

tools and techTools & Tech

Every maker needs tools. Whether they come in the form of a computer, a development board, or a soldering iron, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve put a lot of thought and hard work into this guide. Hopefully it will help make this holiday season rock for you and all those who receive your gifts!