Sooooo…. I have a little confession to make. I try (emphasis on try) to get all my holiday shopping done and out of the way before November even hits. I don’t really like to be in a mad rush during peak season. However, I always find that when I go to wrap gifts, the gifting is a little lopsided for one kid. 

I don’t do this on purpose, I just seem to always find great things for one kid, and then realize later on it is not quite equal (I like to make sure everyone gets about the same, just to be fair).

This year that kid is my son. So here I find myself once again, a couple of weeks before Christmas, and I have to find something great for him!

Well, what little boy wouldn’t love to have a brand new electronic toy this year? My little boy loves radio control cars, helicopters, monster trucks…you name it, he wants it!

Where to find awesome last minute gifts at great prices

Knowing what my family likes, I have always been able to make RadioShack my last minute go-to place to find great quality toys and electronics at great prices! This year was no exception. 

After checking out what they had to offer, I knew just what to get him…. a radio controlled helicopter!

Last summer he had one that grandma had gotten him (it was a semi-low quality one), and it broke after getting stuck in the tree a couple of times. He was very disappointed because he really loved playing with it.  Just look for yourself at how much fun he had…..

This time I wanted to make sure he got a helicopter that was not only a good deal for me, but one that will last a little longer. I found this Stealth Flyer Interactive Toy Concepts® Interceptor RC Helicopter, which is actually on sale right now (until 12/15), and knew that was the one. I mean what little kid wouldn’t love to see this under the tree?

The features include:

  • Incredibly easy and stable to fly
  • 12” length
  • Indoor/outdoor helicopter with 3-ch. control
  • Control distance: 30 ft.
  • Batteries: 1 X 9V (not included), AC adaptor (included)
  • $59.99, on sale for $49.99 until 12/15/12

Looking for more last minute gifts from RadioShack?

Check out all these great gift ideas that are suitable for just about anyone on your list!



  • These brilliantly colored ear buds deliver high-quality stereo sound
  • Specially-designed plug fits recessed headphone jacks and is iPhone compatible, so it will work with almost any personal media player
  • Feature an in-line microphone so you can use to answer and end calls on your wireless phone
  • In-ear design reduces outside noise to improve audio quality
  • Small, rounded ear bud shape ensures a comfortable fit

AUVIO® Expandable Bluetooth® Speaker

Price – $39.99 

  • Ideal for when you need to boost your sound without adding cords and wires
  • Speakers open and expand to provide enhanced bass sounds
  • Compact and portable design
  • Extended play time is 6-8 hours, so the speakers can keep up with your meeting or event
  • Bluetooth wireless connection makes these work with most Bluetooth devices
  • Speakers use rechargeable li-ion battery
  • Powered by mini USB connection

Apple® 2GB iPod shuffle®

 Price – $ 49.99

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, up to 15 hours of audio playback when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
  • Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
  • Full-charge time: about 3 hours

Enercell® 700mAh Credit Card Size Power Bank


  • Small enough to fit in a wallet
  • Charges micro USB type portable devices.
  • Get up to 80 minutes of extra talk time
  • Output over-current protection, over-temperature protection to keep your device safe
  • Available in black or white 

Auvio High Performance Headphones 


Price – $99.99 

  • All the quality of the top consumer name brand headphones, but at a fraction of the cost
  • Advanced driver and circuitry design for the sound quality pros demand
  • eatures high-precision audio balance – superb bass and clear mid and high ranges
  • Full ear cup ensures the best and most comfortable fit every time
  • leek folding design fits into a protective case for easy portability and storage
  • Fully iPhone ready, with included iPhone app for customization of your sound


Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch was provided a free product to facilitate this post, all opinions are our own.