Xmas Gift Ideas for Model Kit Enthusiasts

Model making kits make great gifts for both children and adults – check out our recommendations below.

Key Information

  1. These kits range from very simple beginners kits with a dozen or so pieces, to advanced kits with hundreds
  2. Many of these kits are suitable for children, but check the information before you buy
  3. You’ll have to buy glue and paint separately for most of these kits

If you’re stuck for gift ideas this Xmas, then why not consider a model making kit?

Model kits make wonderful gifts and can range in cost from a budget stocking filler gift, to a premium model kit that will give hours of fun and result in a treasured model to put on display.

The past couple of years have been tough for everyone, so model making can offer a pastime that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Either as part of a family activity or as a gift for an individual child or adult who is looking for something challenging and fun to get stuck into.

Model kits are all graded in difficulty (generally the higher cost models are more complex, so aimed are more advanced model makers), but there’s something for everyone, even younger children. A simple model plane for example, might only have a dozen or so parts that are easily pieced together, leaving the builder to paint the model. More complex models can have several hundred parts and require some dedication (and a steady hand) to complete.

There are lots of different types of models that are great to receive as a Xmas gift. Most models are intended to be built, decorated and displayed, but others are functional. Take balsa wood aircraft kits for example – they can be flown after building them (although you may want to wait until the winter passes). Stationary steam engine models are working engines and are a great educational tool. On the other hand, there’s a range of military models (tanks, battleships, planes, submarines) that offer a fascinating glimpse into history.

Check out our range of guides below where we’ve highlighted some of the best model kits that would make Xmas gifts.

Xmas Gift Ideas for Model Making Enthusiasts