best drone for christmas 2020

Best Drones for Christmas 2020

There may not be a better gift to give than a drone this Christmas.  But there isn’t one best drone to give this holiday season. We will highlight 5 different drones and how they are the perfect gift for that special someone.

If you’d rather watch us describe these drones and a bonus drone or two then click on the video above.  We’ll walk you through the different options and you’ll get to see them in action too.

Best Drone for Kids –  Scoot

force1 scoot

The best drone for kids is the super simple Force1 Scoot.  There is a reason it was one of the best selling toys on Amazon last year. This little drone has inclosed propellers and flies using obstacle avoidance sensors. You don’t even need a remote control. It is fun to fly and my children absolutely love it. Actually, if I’m honest I do too. It is just plain old fun. If you are looking for something more traditional take a look at some of the drones below. Learn more about the Scoot here.

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Best Beginner Drone Under $100 this Christmas – Tello

The Ryze Tello is an excellent beginner drone and it costs less than $100.  It was built in a partnership between DJI and Ryze and they created something that is a lot of fun to fly. This smartphone-controlled drone takes great pictures and uses electronic image stabilization to capture solid videos. The Tello even has a handful of intelligent flight modes. You can even learn how to program this drone to fly autonomously. Learn more about the Tello here.

Ryze Tello in Flight
We tested the flight time of the Tello and found it to be 13 minutes and 25 seconds.
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Best Drone Under $500 this Christmas – Mini 2

DJI Mini 2

The new DJI Mini 2 is an awesome little drone that is capable of capturing 4K video. It has an impressive range of up to 10,000 meters (6.2 miles) and a flight time of up to 31 minutes. It has GPS stability, return to home, and a ton of quick shots and flight modes. This little drone is also less than 250 grams so that means you won’t have to register it with the FAA. This little drone is a great place to start and is easy to fly. Learn more about the DJI Mini 2 here.

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Best Drone Under $1000 this Christmas – Mavic Air 2

DJI Mavic Air with Remote

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is one of the best drones you can buy. It is the first DJI Mavic that is capable of shooting 4K footage at 60 fps. It also has the longest flight time at 34 minutes and a range of 10,000 meters. It also has obstacle avoidance sensors on the front and rear of the drone. It is packed with flight modes and features. It captures some of the best photos we have seen in a drone with its 48 MP sensor, HDR, and Night Mode. Learn more about the Mavic Air 2 here.

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Best Drone Money Can Buy This Christmas 2020 – Mavic 2

Mavic 2 in flight
Take a look at the Mavic 2 in flight.

If you want the best then you want the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or the Mavic 2 Pro. Both of these drones are top of the line. They feature full 360-degree obstacle avoidance and more flight modes than you could ever need. With built-in object tracking and professional quality cameras, these drones are the real deal. Both the Pro and the Zoom have 31 minute flight times and an 8000-meter (5 miles) range. You’ll have to decide between the best in class Hasselblad camera on the Pro or the Optical Zoom lens on the Mavic Zoom. There isn’t a wrong answer here. Both are spectacular drones. Learn more about the Mavic 2 series here.

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Hopefully, this article was helpful. If you have any questions about these drones or aren’t sure if they are the best fit as a gift this holiday season reach out to us. We can be contacted at

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