Top 10 Best Drones to buy for Christmas Gift – 2017

best drone for christmas gift

It was no surprise that drones were one of the most popular Christmas gifts last year, and with drones increasingly becoming more and more popular with all age groups and genders, we predict Christmas 2017 will not be any different!  The good news for christmas shoppers this year, is that there are so many new drone manufactures emerging on the market, which means the stiff competition between new and old drone manufacturers have significantly reduced the price for all types of drones.  Below we have listed the best drones that you can gift this coming festive season based on their combined popularity and reviews among the drone flying community. Whether you’re looking to buy something cheap or high-end, we can guarantee the drones that have made our Christmas Top 10 list will make someones christmas that even more special (and fun!).

10) Holy Stone F181 RC Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Equipped With A Key Return & HEADLESS SECURITY SYSTEM For Any Level Of Player To Prevent From Losing The Copter
  • Altitude Hold Function: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • A Key 360° 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward), Continuous Roll For Perfect Action And Wonderful Performance
  • Come With Two Batteries(BONUS BATTERY) For Longer Flight Time. 

 

9) DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction, by using Headless, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction, the direction will be the same as your remote controller; Charging time: about 120 minutes (USB Charging)
  • Compatible with 3D VR HEADSET on MJX FPV APP, use your own VR HEADSET (NOT INCLUDED) to see the world in a different way
  • Connect your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, thus enjoy the world above the horizon
  • With the latest technology of 6-Axis Gyro flying control system, it can fly very stable and take better pictures and it can finish the 3D roll with one key, it is very easy to use even for the beginner

 

8) TOZO Q1012 X8tw Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Phone direct control with transmission or transmitter control with smart phone. Apple ios / android phones compatible.
  • Altitude hold. You can release the throttle stick and the drone will keep the current height. One key take off and landing, super easy to fly & easy to shoot quality images or videos with wifi real-time hd camera.
  • Headless security mode. The pilot can fly the drone to any location without worrying about which direction the drone is facing. 
  • Foldable design. Bring it anywhere,saves the space with folding size: 122×94×57mm.

 

7) DROCON Navigator Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Fpv drone with hd camera – navigator equipped with 120 degree wide-angle 720p hd camera, thanks for the altitude hold mode and vr mode.
  • Altitude hold mode means flying the drone at a specified altitude and adopts barometer to realize this function.
  • No more confuse about the direction: as a beginner/kid, you may concern about direction identify (especially non-sensitive about the direction ones).
  • When emergency situation happens, press down the emergency stop button, the motors will stop working and the drone will drop down directly.
  • Out of range alarm – no more worries about losing drones: when the drone is going to exceed the flight range.

6) Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Parrot Bebop 2 uses seven sensors simultaneously to ensure maximum stability in flight
  • Shoot full HD 1080p videos and 14Mpx photos with the built-in wide-angle camera. Footage can be captured in RAW, JPEG and DNG format.
  • Unmatched 3-axis digital stabilization system ensures smooth and stable videos regardless of the drone’s movements
  • High capacity 2700mAh battery with up to 25min battery life
  • This Bebop 2 FPV kits includes the new Parrot Skycontroller 2 and Cockpit glasses for captivating immersive flight experiences

5) Yuneec Typhoon H Pro Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Comes with the new ST16 Pro all-in-one controller (no need for a separate phone / tablet), Integrated 7-inch Android touchscreen, Wizard, backpack, extra battery and extra props
  • FAA compliant no-fly zone, 6 rotor safety with 5 rotor fail-safe, and ultrasonic collision prevention keep you safe
  • GPS stabilized flight control, with 8 smart flight modes, automatic return to home, auto takeoff and auto land. No experience needed to fly this hexacopter
  • 4K Ultra High Definition video, 12 megapixel photos, full 360 Degree anti-vibration gimbal, retractable landing gear for 360 Degree filming
  • Quick disconnect props for speedy removal, each rotor arm easily folds down from its flight position to a resting position against the drone for easy and compact transportation

4) Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • 4K Ultra HD video camera with quick-release 3-axis gimbal stabilizer
  • HD Live View up to 1.2 miles away and autonomous flight modes via the free Starlink app for iOS or Android (mobile device sold separately)
  • Dual GPS/GLONASS outdoor navigation, SecureFlyTM magnetic interference protection, and the Starpoint Positioning SystemTM
  • Intuitive remote controller with LCD display and one-touch action buttons
  • Included accessories: Premium hard case, 64-GB MicroSD card, intelligent battery, 1-hour fast charger, spare propellers and small parts

 

3) DJI Phantom P3-STANDARD Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • View a live image streamed from the drone up to a half mile away on the free DJI Go app using your mobile phone or tablet
  • GPS assisted flight features let you concentrate on getting great images while the drone helps you fly safely. You can achieve advanced camera perspectives with the Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints modes (pending app feature availability)
  • Fly up to 25 minutes with the included intelligent battery. A range of accessories is included:1 battery and charger, 2 full sets of propellers, radio controller, 8GB micro SD card
  • Take stunning 2.7K HD videos and 12 Megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera and update the remote control first before use.

 

2) DJI Mavic Pro Portable Collapsible Mini Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Fly for miles. From your pocket; Inside the Mavic’s pocket-sized remote controller is DJI’s brand new OcuSync transmission technology, with a range of 4.3mi (7km) and Full HD 1080p video streaming; No bumps and scrapes When you know what’s in front of you, you won’t bump into it. The same is true of the Mavic. Using FlightAutonomy it can see obstacles as far away as 49ft (15m) in front, so that it can fly at up to 22mph (36kph) while avoiding the things it sees.
  • Absolute Precision; FlightAutonomy technology means the Mavic can hover precisely in more environments, and automatically land almost exactly where you took off. Stay flying longer; Why fly for 10 or 15 minutes when you can fly for up to 27? With the Mavic you can.
  • Use every single pixel; The Mavic is the only drone of its size to carry an integrated high-precision 3-axis mechanical camera stabilization system, giving you crystal clear photos and smooth videos, without losing a single pixel. True 4K video. No compromises; When you have a 4K sensor, you expect 4K results without compromises. Every shot you take with the Mavic Pro can be up to 4K, captured at 30 frames per second.

DJI Mavic Pro
List Price: $999.00
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1) DJI Spark Drone

Drone Key Features: 

  • Quick Launch: With FaceAware, Spark lifts off from your hand by recognizing your face.1 It takes off and hovers in place within seconds of powering on.
  • Simple Control: Take amazing aerial photos using just hand gestures, without a remote controller or mobile device.
  • Create with Ease: Intelligent Flight Modes and intuitive controls help you create cinematic aerial videos with just a few taps.
  • QuickShot: Videos with a Tap Let Spark take professional shots for you. QuickShots help you shoot amazing footage with cinematic composition.