So, we are coming near to the holiday season and that means people will be looking for some nice Christmas gift ideas, and I am biased, but one of the best gift ideas for this coming Christmas season is drones. Now, the good thing is, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing drones and below, I have compiled a list of the best drones for Christmas.

Now, before I go any further, I must mention that whether you are looking to purchase a toy drone for your kids or an expensive drone for a family member or friend who enjoys photography, you must familiarise yourself with the local rules and regulations regarding flying drones and make sure that the recipient of the gift is familiar with them as well.

Not following local rules and regulations may result in people getting in legal trouble and having to pay a hefty fee.

For those residing in the UK, you can visit the CAA website for more details on the UK drone rules and regulations and for residents of the USA, the FAA website is your go-to source for all things related to US drone laws.

For those from other countries, please make sure that you abide by the rules and regulations with regards to flying drones where you live.

Best Drones For Christmas

Under $50

Deerc D20 Mini Drone

Key Features

  • 720p WiFi Camera
  • One button take-off/landing
  • Low battery alarm
  • 3D flips
  • Voice and Gesture control
  • 10 minutes of flight time

Holy Stone HS340

Key Features

  • 720p HD WiFi camera
  • Hands-free flight modes
  • Throw & Go flight
  • Gesture & Voice control
  • One-click flips
  • 10 minutes of flight time

Cheerwing Syma X5SW – V3

Key Features

  • WiFi Camera
  • 480p live video transmission
  • 360° flips
  • 7 minutes of flight time
  • 50-meter control range
  • 6-axis gyroscope for stable flight

Cheerwing CW4

Key Features

  • 720p camera
  • One-key take-off & landing
  • 3 speed modes
  • One button 360° flips
  • Altitude hold
  • 8 minutes of flight time

Holy StoneHS190

Key Features

  • Mini foldable drone
  • Spinning flight mode
  • One-key take-off/landing
  • Acrobatic flips
  • 7 minutes of flight time
  • Great for indoor flying

DJI/Ryze Tech Tello

Key Features

  • HD 720 camera
  • 5MP images
  • EZ shots for quick video recording
  • Program your own moves with Scratch
  • Throw & Go flight
  • Altitude hold
  • 13 minutes of flight time

Holy Stone HS110D

 

Key Features

  • HD camera with 120° FOV
  • Live video feed
  • Control with your smartphone
  • Gesture & Voice control
  • Hands-free flight modes
  • 10 minutes of flight time
  • 100-meter range

Holy Stone F181W

 

Key Features

  • 1080p camera
  • FPV capability
  • Voice & Gesture control
  • Gravity sensor control (with your smartphone)
  • Fly hands-free with trajectory flight modes
  • 3-speed modes
  • 10 minutes of flight time

Holy Stone HS200

 

Key Features

  • 720 HD camera
  • Live video feed
  • Altitude hold
  • 360° flips
  • 4 speed modes
  • Fly with your smartphone
  • Voice control
  • 9 minutes of flight time

Simrex X900

 

Key Features

  • HD camera with 110° FOV
  • FPV capability
  • Compact foldable design
  • 3-speed mode
  • One-button 3D flips
  • 120 meter range
  • 12 minutes of flight time

Eachine E520S

 

Key Features

  • HD 1080p camera
  • Live HD video feed
  • 250-meter range
  • 16 minutes of flight time
  • GPS enabled automatic return to home
  • Autonomous flight modes
  • 3-speed modes

Eachine EX5

 

Key Features

  • HD camera with 150° FOV
  • Lightweight foldable drone (Under 250 grams)
  • 8MP still images
  • FPV feature
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 20+ minutes of flight time
  • 1km control range
  • Dual GNSS receiver

Holy Stone HS175D

 

Key Features

  • 4k camera
  • 110° FOV
  • The camera can be adjusted 90° up/down
  • GPS receiver
  • Autonomous flight modes
  • Automatic return to home feature
  • 500-meter range
  • 18 minutes of flight time

Contixo F22

 

Key Features

  • 2k camera
  • 120° FOV
  • GPS enabled intelligent flight modes
  • Automatic return home
  • Gesture control for quick selfies 
  • 15 minutes of flight time
  • 600-meter range

Holy Stone HS165

 

Key Features

  • 2k camera
  • 110° FOV
  • Adjustable lens
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Automatic return to home
  • 18 minutes of flight time
  • 350-meter range

DJI Mini SE

 

Key Features

  • 1/2.3-inch sensor
  • Records videos in 2.7k@30fps
  • 12MP images
  • 3-axis gimbal
  • Dual GNSS receiver
  • 4 Quickshots to capture shorts cinematic videos
  • Automatic return to home
  • 30 minutes of flight time
  • 4km control range

MJX B20 EIS

 

Key Features

  • 1/3-inch sensor
  • Record 4k videos at 30fps
  • 8MP images
  • Comes Electronic image stabilisation (EIS)
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Automatic return to home
  • 20 minutes flight time
  • 600 meter rang

MJX B16 Pro EIS

 

Key Features

  • 1/3-inch sensor
  • 120° FOV
  • Records videos in 4k@30fps
  • 8MP images
  • 3-axis gimbal
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 22 minutes of flight time
  • 600-meter control range

Holy Stone HS720

 

Key Features

  • 4k camera
  • 8MP images
  • Live HD video feed
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • GPS automatic return to home
  • 20 minutes flight time
  • 1km range

Ruko F11 Pro

 

 

Key Features

  • Records videos in 2.7k@30fps
  • 8MP still images
  • 120° FOV
  • Adjustable lens
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • GPS automatic return to home
  • 500-meter control range
  • 20 minutes of flight time

DJI Mavic Mini

 

Key Features

  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
  • Records videos in 2.7k@30fps
  • 720p live video feed
  • 12MP images
  • 3-axis gimbal
  • 4 Quickshots for short cinematic footage
  • 30 minutes of flight time
  • 4km control range

Holy Stone HS720E

 

 

Key Features

  • 4k camera records videos at 30fps
  • 8MP images
  • Electronic image stabilisation
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Automatic return to home
  • HD live video feed
  • 20 minutes of flight time
  • 500-meter range

Contixo F35

 

 

Key Features

  • 4k camera with 100° FOV
  • Records 4k videos at 30fps
  • 2-axis gimbal for image stabilisation
  • 8MP images
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Low battery return to home feature
  • 25 minutes of flight time
  • 1.5km control range

Holy Stone HS700E

 

 

Key Features

  • 4k camera
  • 8MP images
  • Electronic image stabilisation
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Automatic return to home
  • Dual GNSS receiver
  • 20 minutes of flight time
  • 1km control range

Fimi X8 Mini

 

 

Key Features

  • 1/2.6-inch CMOS sensor
  • 80° FOV
  • 12MP images (JPEG & RAW)
  • 3-axis gimbal
  • Records 4k@30fps video footage
  • HDR support
  • 100 Mbps video bitrate
  • 30 minutes of flight time
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 8km control range
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