40+ Best 6-Year-Old Gift Ideas: Girl, Boy, & Gender Neutral Gift Guide

Do you have a six year old’s birthday coming up? Then you’ve got to check out my list of the best 6-year-old gift ideas for girls, boys, and both!

At six years old kids are really starting to develop their own unique interests and are quick to have collections and a passion for certain characters or types of toys.

Six year olds are very fun to buy for as they are still in that easy to please stage of childhood and also old enough to appreciate a thoughtful gift and show enthusiasm for something they love.

I love to build upon prior gifts for my kids as it helps to minimize clutter when organizing toys and keeping similar items stored together.

Many of my recommendations from previous gift guides will make wonderful gifts at this age as well so I highly recommend checking out all of my gift guides for each age:

I take my gift guides very seriously. I know we all have seen the generic gift guides floating around every year and it’s important to me to only suggest items that I have personal experience with and truly recommend.

I go through all of my blog posts and past purchases and birthday and Christmas lists for my kids to see what they owned at this age and also what items have been continually enjoyed beyond the age of six too. What things their siblings have loved and what HASN’T ended up forgotten or in the yard sale or Goodwill donation bin!

I also look over reviews and try to make sure that other people have had similar good experiences. So without further ado, here are my top picks for 6-year-old gift ideas! There are great toys here for 6-year-old girls, 6-year-old boys, and toys that are great for both!

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6-Year-Old Gift Ideas: The Best Toys For Six Year Olds

This is a gift guide for both six-year-old girls and six-year-old boys as well as items that both genders will enjoy!

I have four children but currently have three kids who are five or older.

I have spent time going through all my old blog posts for each age and seeing what toys they received as gifts, which they loved best, and which have been continually enjoyed as they've gotten older (and have been passed down to siblings!).

I hope our experiences are helpful for others!

Best Toys for Six Year Old Girl or Boy - Gender Neutral Gifts for 6 Year Old

Many toys at this age are geared towards one sex or the other. Typically a birthday party will be filled with pink gifts for girls and rough and tough toys for boys.

However, boys and girls often enjoy playing with the same type of toys and I personally love gender-neutral gifts and they can be passed down to siblings.

Even the gifts geared towards a boy or a girl usually end up being played with and enjoyed by ALL of our kids! In many ways my kids do tend to fall into gender stereotypes (my boys love trucks, my girls love dolls) but not always! My favorite gifts to give and receive tend to be the ones that are gender-neutral and can be given as a group present for everyone to have fun TOGETHER. I love any excuse to get my babies interacting with each other in a positive way!

Best Presents for Six Year Old Girl

My youngest daughter just turned six this year so I'm very in the "now" as to what a six year old girl really wants and enjoys. It's interesting to look back on my blog posts from my older daughter as this age and to see just how alike both girls are and it makes me confident that many of the things THEY have enjoyed at this age other girls of the same age will love as well!

Best Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys

Six-year-old boys are so FUN! This is an age where they really expand on the things they've loved at younger ages but at an entirely new level.

It made my heart so happy to look back at my oldest son at this age and it was so encouraging to see that he still enjoys MANY of these items even now that he's a middle schooler.

It is important to me when I purchase gifts to think long-term about the item and it makes me especially happy that five years later so many of these items are either still being enjoyed or have been well-loved by the girls and now our youngest son too!

I am always adding new gift ideas to my Amazon lists and they are THE most up to date way to track the must-have items I recommend for gift-giving and beyond!

You can see more of my 6 year old gift ideas on the Amazon list here!

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Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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