Hoverboard Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Kids Hoverboards

Summer has come and gone, and we are reaching that time of year again where the same thought is on all our minds. “What does my child want for Christmas?”. In recent years, hoverboards have taken the world by storm and have been the “I-gota-have-it” gift every child wants.

Hoverboards make an amazing surprise gift that would make any child a ball of excitement on Christmas morning. Not the question is, “which one do I get?”. Just as kids come with different personalities and styles, so do hoverboards.

To help you choose the right hoverboard for your child’s Christmas present, we have put together a simple buyers guide below to help answer the question of “Which one?”.

A Few Keys to Choosing the Right Hoverboard

Before you go shopping for hoverboards, there are a few questions you should ask yourself first.

1. How much does my child weigh?

This is important because hoverboards have a minimum weight requirement. If your child does not meet the minimum weight requirement, they could run into issues affecting the speed and balance of the hoverboard.

2. Where is your child going to be riding the hoverboard?

Hoverboards have different wheel sizes that go with different environments and terrain. The general rule is the rougher terrain, the larger the tier.

  • 6.5 inch are for flat surfaces only.
  • 6.5 inch wheels and above are ok for rougher surfaces like concrete and pavement.
  • 10 inch wheels are the best ones for off road hoverboarding.

In addition, make sure your child has the right protective gear to fully enjoy their hoverboard ride. That includes a helmet as well as elbow and knee pads.

Now onto the fun part: picking that perfect hoverboard. Each of the following hoverboards varies in size, shape, durability, speed and color. While there are many hoverboard manufacturers available, SWAGTRON® hoverboards are unparalleled in looks, features and, above all, fun rides.

The All-New swagBOARD Twist T580: The Beginners Hoverboard

Kid squatting down while riding his swagBOARD T580 Twist
The brand-new swagBOARD T580 Twist with advanced features and safeguards.
  • Weight: 14 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 6 mph
  • Battery: LifePo™

BEST FEATURE: Advanced battery technology

Equipped with a LifePo™ battery, the swagBOARD Twist T580 offers peace of mind to parents.  Not only is its internal battery noncombustible and nonflammable when used properly and as intended, but it also comes with a five-year battery performance promise. 

This hoverboard is the perfect size for kids 8+, and the flashing LED lights take it a notch above other rider’s boards. It’s lightweight, making it a great beginner hoverboard, and hoverboard fans love it for its ease-of-use as well! 

swagBOARD Twist T881: The Best Hoverboard To Start Out On

Close-up of woman standing on her swagBOARD Twist T881.
The light-up goodness of the lithium-free swagBOARD Twist T881 hoverboard.
  • Weight: 20 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph
  • Battery: Lithium-free

BEST FEATURE:  Lithium-Free Battery

While the swagBOARD Twist T580 uses a LifePo™ lithium battery, the T881 model is lithium-free. This hoverboard can go for 8 miles without needing a charge — perfect for an afternoon of fun! Plus the battery system is safeguarded against overvoltage and short-circuiting.

What else does the T881 offer? With its self-start, self-balancing feature, getting onto the hoverboard and finding balance is easier than ever. The balance allows riders to dash up 30-degree inclines and race back down again! Best of all, the T881 is available recertified, a good choice to go with if you aren’t sure if your kids are going to appreciate a hoverboard or if you just want to try one out. 

swagBOARD Twist Remix: The Best Light Up Hoverboard

  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph 
  • Battery: Lithium-free

BEST FEATURE: LED Light-up Wheels

Hoverboards already look cool, but the swagBOARD Twist Remix takes the coolness factor even further by lighting up. The Remix model also has an auto-balance feature that automatically balances any rider, making it perfect for younger kids. The Remix is another model with a lithium-free battery, giving this hoverboard bigger and better power to take on any terrain! 

swagBOARD T5 Classic: The Original Hoverboard

Kid riding on his swagBOARD T5 Classic.
Perfect for beginners — the swagBOARD T5 Classic with Learning Mode.
  • Weight: 18.9 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph
  • Battery: Lithium

BEST FEATURE: Great for Beginners 

Those looking for a starter hoverboard should check out the T5 classic. This sturdy model features redesigned slip-safe footpads so you can rest assured knowing your child can get a firm grip on the board, helping them to remain stable. It also offers two different riding modes: learning and standard. Once your child has mastered the learning mode, they can ride like a pro with standard mode.

What fun stuff does this model offer? The T5 Classic makes for an awesome ride in particularly steep or hilly areas with an easy navigation system that allows young riders to go, stop, and twist and turn. This model can take on every kind of challenge while remaining highly reliable. 

swagBOARD Hero: The Best Priced Hoverboard

Kid riding a swagBOARD Hero hoverboard into a play tunnel.
The swagBOARD Hero – Lithium-free but full of fun!
  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 6 mph
  • Battery: Lithium-free

BEST FEATURE: All around good pick

The swagBOARD Hero is the go-to choice for those looking for the best bang for their buck. It also has that much-loved automatic self-balancing feature to help your kid get their balance right off the bat.

Best of all, the Hero is lightweight, making it easy to carry from one park to the next. Like the Twist T881 model, the Hero is available recertified, making this another practical choice if you aren’t sure how dedicated to hoverboards your kid may be. 

There is no doubt about it. Hoverboards not only look cool, but they’re also a bunch of fun. Each of these SWAGTRON models is sure to make the perfect afternoon for any kid and remain the best hoverboard for kids 7-11! 

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