This one is easy! The Syma is the best drone for beginners. Novices from 8 years old to 60 years old will love this nearly crash-proof drone. While a beginner drone, it is stable, can go a few hundred feet and has around a 9-minute hover time. It has a built-in camera It's the perfect toy-class drone to introduce anyone to the hobby.
$45 on Amazon
If you are budget oriented, but still want a professional-quality drone, you have great news! Since the DJI Mavic came out, the older DJI drones--specifically the DJI Phantom 3 has come down in price. While the Mavic is the current champion, the Phantom is still packed full of next-generation tech. This will be a top-of-the-line drone for years to come. And with this recent price-drop, it beats the Mavic in dollar-to-value ratio.
$457.99 on Amazon
The DJI Mavic is on every big boy's Christmas list. Look, if you have $1000 to spend on a drone, this is the one everyone wants for Christmas. It is the latest action-photography drone from the drone powerhouse, DJI. This thing has all sorts of cool features: return-home functions, silk-smooth video, first person flying, a reported range of several miles...I could go on, but it boils down to the fact that this is the drone on everyone's wishlist.
$999 on Amazon
The Hubsan boasts a live video feed. It's small but zips around pretty fast. At $100, it's about as cheap as you can get when it comes to first-person-view flying
$99.99 on Amazon