While motion video is great, sometimes the ability to take a still picture can be just as fun and more rewarding. With the ease of printing out digital photos and the size and performance of digital cameras, they can make a great gift. While there are child specific cameras, they tend to have poor performance and not very sturdy. Instead, I like to recommend the water and shock resistant cameras. The Olympus TG-630 is a nice option thanks to 3m water proof and 1.5m shock resistance ratings. It is relatively compact yet packs a surprisingly high 12 megapixel resolution. It even manages to fit a 5x zoom inside the body. Like all cameras these days, it also has the ability to shoot up to 1080p video as well. All this in a price around $150 to $200.