A couple of years ago, my parents (who like to get me fun, frivolous gifts I’d rarely buy myself) got me a Hubsan X4. A friend had one of these and I was really impressed with how nimble yet easy-ish it was to fly.
It’s an attractive little quadcopter which easily sits in the palm of your hand. It has bright red and blue LEDs to help remind you where the front is and in basic mode is quite easy to keep in roughly one spot.
The package is simple and contains the controller (2.4GHz I believe), battery and a USB charger in addition to the X4 itself.
The kids love it and it has the advantage that even if it runs into you at full tilt, it might smart a bit but it won’t break the skin or cut. I even fitted the aftermarket blade guard so this isn’t even an issue now (although it’s a little heavier)
I flew it a bit but then it sat in the cupboard for quite a while. It didn’t help that the battery had swelled a little and was showing the flashing low battery lights even when charged (and lasting only a minute or so). Also I’d damaged some of the blades so had run out of replacements.
I realised recently that there are probably spare parts available and so I sorted out some more blades, the blade guard and a new battery so it now has a lease of life. I’m planning to get back into flying this as it has features which I have yet to exploit (looping, rolling) plus I’m hoping to set and complete certain flying challenges (watch this space!)