But on Christmas morning, remember this warning: if they weigh more than 0.55 pounds, the high-flying gadgets have to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration.
A registrant must attach a Drone ID number, linked to the owner's name and address, and pay a $5 fee.
Some localities, including Washington, D.C., are "No Drone Zones" where unmanned aircraft systems are outright prohibited.
"The agency wants to send out a clear message that operating Drones around airplanes, helicopters and airports is dangerous and illegal," says the FAA's website.
A slight majority of Americans think that drones shouldn't be allowed to fly near private homes, according to Pew Research Center.
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