We know that choosing gifts for kids can be difficult. That’s why we have created this series of gift guides for boys and girls of all ages. In this guide to finding the perfect present for six year old boys, you will find a range of the latest toys and games. We have also included some FAQs to help you decide which gift is best. Whether you are shopping for Christmas, a birthday or just want to treat your child, you are sure to find some inspiration here.
21 Best Gift Ideas & Toys for 6 Year Old Boys
In this section, you will find our top 21 gifts, games and toys which are perfect for boys aged 6. There is sure to be something to appeal to all tastes here, whether your boy loves gadgets, LEGO, or playing outdoors.
Superhero Craft Kit
This DIY superhero mask and cape kit is a great craft project for 6 year olds. It comes with everything needed to decorate a cape, mask and wrist cuffs. There are felt and foam shapes which can be stuck on to the game, as well as ribbons to make ties for the mask. Not only will kids have loads of fun deciding how to decorate their items, wearing them is a lot of fun too! There are hours of fun to be had role playing as a superhero, and kids can decide what their own powers will be!
Laser Pegs Plane Building Kit
The Laser Pegs jet building kit is a great building toy for kids over the age of 5. It comes with a special brick which, when connected to the base, causes the whole model to illuminate! The pieces are compatible with other major brands such as LEGO and KNEX, which allows for more building opportunities. The pieces can be used to build 6 different types of aircraft, so the kit will never get boring.
National Geographic Gemstone Dig Kit
National Geographic offer some great science toys for kids, such as this fun gemstone digging kit. It comes with a brick filled with 15 fascinating gemstones from around the world, as well as tools. There is a chisel and brush for digging, as well as a magnifying glass to help kids identify the stones they have dug up. Kids will have hours of fun digging up then identifying the stones, and they will look great displayed in a bedroom afterwards.
Marvel Avengers Action Figures
Avengers toys are popular with young boys who are fans of superhero movies. This set of poseable action figures comes with 5 popular heroes, including the Hulk and Captain America. The figures can stand alone, so they are ideal for keeping on display too. They can bend at the knees, so they are ideal for engaging in imaginative play. Kids will have hours of fun playing with this set, and they are also great for sharing when friends come over to play.
Hot Wheels Super 6 Lane Raceway
The Hot Wheels 6 lane raceway is a great gift for boys who love playing with cars, particularly those who already collect Hot Wheels. The track is 8 feet long and includes 6 Hot Wheels vehicles. There are realistic sounds and lights, which make the track even more fun to play with! As the winner crosses the finish line, the announcer will call out who won. The Hot Wheels raceway track can be easily folded up for transport and storage, so it can be put away when play time is over.
Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag is a classic outdoor game, which has been given a modern and fun makeover. The game comes with over 30 light up game pieces – playing in the dark is much more fun than the original! This is a great gift for a birthday – it is great to play at the party with lots of players! The Capture the Flag game can be played by almost any number of players, and even adults will enjoy playing! This would also be a great gift at Christmas, as it is ideal for getting the whole family working together and keeping active!
Giant Bubble Wands Kit
A giant bubble wand is a great toy for encouraging children to play outdoors. The kit comes with bubble concentrate, a tips and tricks book and of course the double-handled wand. To get started, simply add the bubble solution to a quart of water. Kids will have hours of fun running around chasing and popping the bubbles! This is a great gift for the spring or summer when the weather is nice and kids are desperate to play outside.
Giant Connect 4 Yard Game
Giant Connect Four is a great game for kids to play outdoors. It’s perfect for using at playdates and parties – the ideal gift for a summer birthday. The giant board measures 31 x 23 inches, and each of the tokens is 3 inches in diameter. It comes with a carry case, great for keeping the game in good condition when being stored. This will also help keep all the pieces safely together. The outdoor Connect Four set is guaranteed to provide years of entertainment for the whole family.
Swing Set with Climbing Wall
Yard swing sets are a great gift for kids who have their birthday in the summer. Hours and hours of fun will be had, playing outdoors with friends and siblings! This set is large enough for several kids to play together at the same time. There’s a slide, two swings, a hanging bar and a climbing wall with a rope to help with the ascent. This wooden swing set is recommended for children up to the age of 11 years old, so it is sure to provide years of use when gifted to a 6 year old.
Remote Control Dinosaur
This remote control dinosaur toy is ideal for kids who are looking for something a little different from RC cars and vehicles. The dinosaur has loads of fun features which kids are sure to love. The eyes light up red, and inside the mouth there is a white light. If the toy is filled with water, mist will spray from the mouth as it walks. The remote control T Rex walks around and also has a realistic growling sound.
The KidiZoom watch is a great gift for young boys who love technology. They will feel so cool and grown up with their very own smartwatch! The watch comes with loads of kid friendly content and features, such as a camera, voice recorder and 5 games. The VTech KidiZoom watch face can be customized to your child’s liking, and can also be used as an alarm and timer. This is great for encouraging children to develop good timekeeping habits for the future.
Holy Stone HS 190 Beginners Drone
Holy Stone drones are a well-known and reputable manufacturer which make drones to suit all ages and experience levels. This beginners drone comes with a range of features which make is easy to fly, even for those who are new to drone flying. The altitude hold function means the drone will hover at its current height. It also features one key take off and landing, which means beginner pilots can get the drone to lift off successfully right away. It also comes with other features such as headless mode and one key return, both of which will help minimize the risk of having a crash.
Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit
This Kano kit is ideal for introducing kids to the idea of coding, in a really fun and interactive way. This educational toy is so much fun, kids won’t even realize they are learning at the same time. The game bridges the gap between the virtual and physical worlds – by waving the wand, kids can see the instant effect on the screen. There are over 70 step-by-step challenges included, so the toy has a high replay value.
The original Sorry game is a classic family board game which has been loved by parents and children for many years. It’s just the right level of difficulty for 6 year olds – they can follow the rules and have a good chance of winning even when playing against adults. This is a fun game which can be played with 2 – 4 players, and is just as exciting every time you play. The game can become frustrating, but winning is sure to make your child happy!
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs
The LEGO Creator dinosaur building set is great for providing hours of fun. The 170+ pieces can be made into 3 different dinosaur models. This means kids can have three times the amount of fun building it! The T Rex model has moving joints and head, and the mouth can be opened and closed. So, boys can play with the model after building it too. The LEGO dino would also look great proudly displayed in a child’s bedroom after being assembled successfully.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
A LEGO advent calendar is a great way to mark the countdown to Christmas. Each window contains the pieces to build a model, one for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Building the models will keep kids occupied for a while each day, and once they have a few they will love to play with them. The bricks are standard size meaning they can be used with any existing LEGO collection. There are 5 minifigures included in the set – perfect for a young Star Wars fan!
Super Mario Slippers
These Mario slippers are a great, practical gift for young boys. They come in a choice of sizes to fit shoe sizes between small 11 and large 5. The slippers and lightweight and soft, yet have a textured sole to prevent slipping on hard floors. Slippers are a great gift at Christmas – they are sure to see a lot of use during the cold winter months. It can be difficult to get kids to stay warm some times, so these novel and fun slippers are sure to help.
Batman Pajamas Twin Pack
These Batman pajamas are a great gift for boys who love the popular hero. They will love getting ready for bed with these stylish and comfortable pjs! The pack includes two long sleeved tops and two pairs of pants, which can be used to mix and match. Some of the print is glow in the dark, which is ideal for helping kids who are afraid of the dark. Clothing can be a boring gift for children at Christmas, but these cool Batman pjs are a different story!
Blankie Tails Shark Blanket
The Blankie Tails shark is an excellent Christmas present for 6 year olds. It’s great for this time of year when all kids want to do is snuggle up on the sofa! The blanket can also be used in bed, for sleepovers or even outside! It is super soft and machine washable, so parents don’t need to worry about keeping it clean. The shark tail blanket comes in a choice of colors, meaning there is something to suit all tastes and preferences.
WOOM Bikes 20 Inch Bike
This 20 inch bike is just the right size for most 6 year olds, and should last until they are around 9. It comes in 4 different colors – green, red, yellow or purple. It is perfect for playing outdoors, or for riding to school. The boys 20 inch bike comes with a kickstand and a bell, as well as 8 gears. It is the perfect first ‘big boy’ bike, with gears, off-road tires and v-brakes which are small enough for little kids to use easily. This is a great-looking and practical bike perfect for young boys who have learned to ride without training wheels.
Mongoose Expo Scooter with Air Inflated Wheels
This Mongoose scooter is perfect for boys who want to ride their scooter on a variety of surfaces. The large air filled tires can easily handle a variety of terrains, meaning kids are no longer limited to riding on the sidewalk. There is a caliper hand brake to easily control the speed – somewhat easier to use than the fender brake commonly found on kids scooters. The scooter is fairly large, so if gifted to a 6 year old it will last for many years before being outgrown. This makes it well worth the investment – it will give hours of fun too!
Top Tips to Help Pick Great Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys
Most 6 year olds have a good idea of what they are interested in, and might have a collection of particular toys. This can help you find a gift they will love and will play with often. For example, if they collect LEGO sets, find out if there is a new release they are after. Find out what their friends have, as this might also give clues about what they would like. If buying for a child other than your own, it can also help to ask his parents if there is anything he needs. He might have also mentioned what he would like to his parents, so it’s definitely worth checking.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Present for Six Year Old Boys
It’s really important to ensure that a present for a 6 year old is age appropriate. Whilst many boys might be interested in the same things as their older brothers, sometimes toys aimed at older children are not suitable for younger boys. If buying something like a game or puzzle, ensure it will not be too difficult for the child to follow. It’s also wise to choose a gift you are sure will hold their interest – see above for our tips on finding something they will love.
Types of Birthday Gifts That 6 Year Old Boys Love
Any of the gifts in our review here would be great for a birthday. If the birthday is in the spring or summer, outdoor toys are a great idea as the weather will be nice enough for them to get plenty of use. For winter birthdays, building sets or science and craft kits are great. They will provide hours or entertainment when the weather is poor and everyone is stuck indoors.
How to Choose a Special Christmas Gift for Boys Aged 6
For most 6 year olds, Christmas is their favorite time of year. Again, most of these gifts are great for giving at Christmas. It’s nice to give gifts such as cozy blankets and slippers at Christmas, or toys which will provide hours of fun when stuck indoors if it’s snowing. Customized gifts are great for Christmas, and can be treasured for ever. A decoration for the tree with the child’s name on it is a great idea, or even a stocking with their name embroidered on it.
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