Oh, six. It’s one sneaky age. Yesterday, these kiddos were babies and now they’re starting real school. They’re reading, writing, and doing basic math, developing an interest in sports and/or the arts, and basically taking over the household with those cute, sassy personalities. So, what to gift a 6-year-old who’s so ready to experience a hint of independence and some real fun? I always find we do well by gifting educational toys and games, playthings that will keep them active, and seriously cool duds and accessories. With all that in mind, here are the best gifts for 6-year-olds.
Scissor Activities, $4.99
This booklet is packed with fun ideas for sharpening cutting skills — important knowledge for first grade (and yes, it comes with a kid-safe pair of scissors).
Fashion Plates, $21.89
Yes, this retro gift is still cool. I loved my Fashion Plates and the 6-year-old you’re shopping for will, too.
Geode Set, $14.95
This cool science kit includes 12 rocks and all the tools kids needs to learn about each one.
Storybook Blanket, $75
Bring a sense of vintage storytelling into their decorating scheme with this beautiful Alice in Wonderland story blanket from Uncommon Goods.
Photo: Uncommon Goods
Inflatable Globe, $13.31
This light-up inflatable globe offers plenty of opportunities for fun geography lessons at home.
Ballerina Jewelry Box, $40.98
This special music-playing ballerina jewelry box is the perfect place for kids to store their most precious items.