These toys are so fly. As part of Family Circle Magazine’s “25 Days of Toys,” Our very own Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by to show off some of the best flying toys available for the holidays. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Aura is a gesture-controlled drone that uses patented Gesturebotics technology powered by LocoRobo.
  • The wearable glove controller will have users feeling like superheroes – the drone is controlled by hand motions made while wearing the glove.
  • Kids can fly Aura up and down, forward and backward, and even perform tricks like a sideways flip.
  • Aura puts the power in kids’ hands, removing the learning curve of using a joystick controller to pilot their flying robot.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Best Buy

Nikko Air Elite 115 Race Set (TOY STATE)

  • Part of a debut line of Nikko Air racing drones, the first and only co-branded drones designed expressly for consumers. New pilots can master the drone racing skills they need to fly to the next level with this new racer.
  • The set even lets them create custom courses and challenge friends to a race.
  • Includes Air Elite 115, modular gate system, and accessories.
  • 2.4 GHz transmitter.
  • Variable flight modes.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon,, Toys “R” Us,


  • The Angler Attack  is a toy drone made especially for children.
  • It features one-touch takeoff and landing for both easy indoor and outdoor flight.
  • The LED lights help make nighttime flying easier.
  • The drone is shaped like an Angler fish exoskeleton shell.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, K-Mart, Kohls, Meijers