Gifting a 6-year old boy can be a bit challenging. They are at that stage where they want more independence and the approval of their friends is more important to them than yours. They also seem to change their minds really fast. By the time you get them that toy they have wanted for so long, they already have their sights set on something else.
Once you understand this, then getting a gift for a 6-year old boy won’t be so much of a task. To make things a bit easier for you, we have compiled this list of the 35 best gifts for 6 year old boy. Hopefully, the suggestion will help decide on what gift will make your little boy happy.
Top Gift Ideas & Toys For 6 Year Old Boys
1. Remote Control Tank Building Unit
At 6 years old, boys generally love to build things on their own. With this gift, they get to do that and use a remote to control the tank they have just built.
The remote control tank building unit is a fun gift as it allows the kid to create the tank from scratch using their own imagination. Because it will take some time, you can be sure that your little one will be occupied for some hours allowing you to get some free time.
This gift also adds some educational value to your kid. Besides allowing them to use their imagination and creativity, it helps to improve their patience, concentration, and cognitive skills. It is also made from safe materials so you can be sure that your little man is safe as he plays.
2. Car Designer By ZOOB
Toy cars are always top of the list when it comes to playthings for boys. With this ZOOB car designer, little boys with a fascination for toy cars can enjoy building toy replicas of different vehicles including 12-wheel car transporters.
The set contains 76 pieces which will help your 6 year boy build whatever cars he wants. This is no ordinary car designer toy; it comes with a unique design, and your boy is sure to love it the moment he sees it. Plus, there is an included instruction guide to make things easier for your kid.
3. Hover Soccer Ball Set
If your 6-year old loves kicking things, and especially balls around, then this would be a perfect gift idea.
The Hover Soccer ball set allows you to transform just about any smooth surface into a soccer field. The exciting bit about this game is that it combines both soccer and hockey, letting your son and his friend to have tons of fun together.
The game comes with two soccer style goals and a soccer/hockey ball for them to kick around. When kicked, the ball will hover just like an air hockey puck. The ball also has colored light on the surface which is activated with a button, making nighttime play very interesting.
This is a great gift because it does not need much space to set it up. It can also be used both indoors and outdoors as long as there is a smooth surface. It is also a perfect idea to keep the little ones occupied especially at parties.
4. Mini Explorer Light Up Terrarium
This fantastic gift will allow your baby boy to grow his own inside a beautiful 4” by 6” jar. The terrarium comes with a light up lid with a USB charging cable. Set up instructions are simple and easy to follow. The set includes such necessary things as soil, river rocks, chia seeds, wheatgrass, and blue sand. Also, the included mushroom miniatures and removable stickers will allow your kid to customize his habitat.
There is also wooden stick and a spray bottle that will make watering his seeds a cinch. He later his blue sand, rocks, and soil as he pleases, and he can personalize things as he wants. The set is designed to ignite a passion for knowledge, learning, and self-sufficiency in kids.
5. Lego Classic Large Creative Brick Box
With the Lego creative brick box, your little one gets to build anything they want as long as they just imagine it. That said, this gift is perfect for inspiring creativity and encouraging imaginative building play.
The Lego creative brick box comes with 790 pieces in 33 different colors. The pieces also come in a variety of shapes with some as windows, frames, tires, eyes, base plates, and wheel rims. These allow your child to stack buildings in a variety of designs.
The creative brick box is also a favorite among parents as it comes with a storage box. You no longer have to worry about where to store the Legos once your child is done with them. The package also includes a pamphlet with fun building ideas that will get you started.
6. Foam Strike Sling Shot
Not could go with this amazingly soft and safe slingshot for little boys. The slingshot is sure to give your boy the thrill of pulling it back, aiming, and firing. And he doesn’t have to worry about it breaking because it is made of top-quality material. While it is easy to use and safe, this little sling still comes with some serious power, having the ability to launch its 1.5-inch ball up to sixty feet.
The kit comes with four foam balls and one slingshot, but you can always purchase extra balls separately. It is great for both indoors and outdoors play. Your boy will be kept busy for hours shooting and retrieving the balls. And you can reset the targets to give him an extra challenge.
7. Ultra-4 Stomp Rocket Kit
If there is something that you can be sure of, is that 6-year old kids will always be fascinated by anything that shoots.
The Ultra-4 Stomp rocket kit is an easy-to-use toy, given that there are very few pieces that need assembling. The best part is the fact that your 6-year old can assemble the pieces himself and get playing immediately.
The kit comes with four rockets that shoot up to 200 feet in the air. Don’t worry; the rockets tips are filled with foam so they are perfectly safe for anyone who might be around.
Kids can be very imaginative, so you can be sure that they will find new ways to play with the stomp rocket kit. Be it competing to find out who can shoot the farthest or hitting certain targets; you can be sure that they will come up with different ways to stomp.
One great thing about this set is that it gives parents an opportunity to introduce kids to the world of science. With a Stomp Rocket Science book that is sold separately, you can easily explain scientific topics such as force and trajectory to your little one in a fun and understandable way.
8. Little Pretender Walkie Talkies For Kids
6-year old kids love playing cops and robbers, spying games or just about any other imaginative mission game. With these cool walkie talkies, your little ones can deliver their secret messages safely.
The walkie talkies have a 2-mile range and 3 channels that allow your little one and his friends to play over long distances. They also come with features that give your kid the feel of a true agent on a mission such as the LCD and built-in flashlight. Your kid will also be alerted in the case of a call,’ and he can easily carry around the walkie-talkie thanks to the belt-clip.
They are also designed to fit perfectly into your kids’ hands and are lightweight to allow your child to carry them around easily. They are also quite durable and will withstand all the harsh conditions as your little one strives to complete his mission.
9. Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set
This is one of the most amazing gifts for little boys on the market today. The Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set comprises over 16’ of a track which forms harrowing figure eight loops for some dizzying race up to a finish line. There is a car feeder that will allow your 6-year-old boy load his cars then send them soaring.
There are also motorized boosters, as well as, a huge crash zone for some bang-up good time. The kit includes 1 Hot Wheels vehicle, but you can get more to increase his racing action and let him have maximum fun.
10. Amac Boxes
At around this age, you will notice that your little boy will start collecting things. If your son is adventurous by nature, then gifting him with the Amac Boxes could be something worth thinking about.
The Amac boxes come in a variety of different colors and are great for storing whatever your little one is fascinated with. Be they seashells, rocks, or any other thing from nature, these jewel-toned containers make for great storage. Your son will have so much fun collecting and filling these boxes up while out in nature.
Because these containers look great, they are perfect for decorating your little one’s room. Simply have them fill the boxes with whatever they want and stack them on their bedroom shelves.
11. Guess Who? Board Game
If you are looking for a simple game that will keep your 6-year old indoors, the Guess Who/ Board game would be a great place to start. We especially love the fact that you can join your little one in playing this game.
Naturally, kids are very inquisitive. This board game allows them to put that into use as they try to match faces with those on the board.
The game is similar to Twenty Questions. Kids have to use the elimination method to arrive at the correct answer. This, together with analytical reasoning, is a skill that your kid will develop when playing this game.
12. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit
Is your little son mad about exploring the magical and amazing world around him? If yes, then you should probably get him this scientific explorer kit. Part chemistry, part magic, this set will help your son amaze and mystify his friends and family while still teaching him various scientific facts behind the magic.
The set comes with several complex sounding chemicals such as zinc sulfide, red cabbage powder, and polyacrylate copolymer all of which are child-friendly and won’t end up blowing his laboratory. The set also includes test tubes, measuring scoops, a wand, among other materials required to create some magic.
Some of the tricks your boy can perform include making test-tube crystal ball which lets him see his future and making some feverish fizz of bubbly frothy foam.
13. Magnetic Dart Boards
As we mentioned earlier, kids generally love games that involve shooting and scoring points. With these magnetic dart boards, your 6-year old gets to shoot darts, only in a much safer environment.
The boards can easily be set up in your kid’s room and allow him and his friends a couple of hours of competitive fun. The boards are quite safe, so you do not have to worry about anyone hurting themselves. The magnetic darts are also safe and will not leave any holes on the wall should the kids miss the board.
14. Carrera Cosmos Kids Bike
There’s no better way to get your 6-year old outside than to buy them a bike.
At 6 years, chances are high that your little one can easily ride a bike without stabilizers. With this bike from Carrera, your son can have some great times with his friend racing through the neighborhood.
The bike is light and is easy to maneuver. Whether he is just playing with his friends or riding to and from school, you can be sure that he will find the bike easy to use. You can also easily attach the stabilizers if he still needs them.
15. Fort Boards Prime Pack (Kids’ Fort Building Kit)
With this kit, your son will be able to build a fort of any design. The kit includes 44 boards all of which measure 8” by 8” and 46 connectors giving him an amazing fort building capacity. There are also plans for submarines, castles, houses, and cars included in the kit. His imagination will be the only limit to what he can build using these boards.
He can snap pieces together at various angles (30, 60, 90, and 180 degrees) and taking them apart is easy. So he can build and rebuild stuff over and over. This is not just a fun activity, but it is also provides him with a great learning opportunity.
16. Junior Scrabble
This game is a perfect combination of gun and educational points for your little one. Designed for kids, junior scrabble is a great way to build your child’s vocabulary.
The game comes with two modes. A simple version allows your little one to build words by using picture clues. You can also flip the board for an advanced version that requires them to build new words all on their own. Junior scrabble makes a great indoor game that allows you to spend time with your kid while giving them a learning opportunity.
17. Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
In an era where children are learning how to use smart devices early on in life, you might want to gift yours with this kids’ tablet.
Although it is not a toy, this tablet could keep your kid occupied for hours. It allows them to play games and watch TV whenever they want to. With a one-year Fire Kids Unlimited, you will get access to apps and games, videos, audio books and other educational material suitable for your little one.
An amazing feature is the parent control that allows you to monitor what your kid can access. The tablet also comes with kids-proof case and a 2-year guarantee.
18. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs
This is a fantastic newly-published book which is sure to keep your six-year-old boy busy and entertained for extended periods. The book is simple and colorful enough to appeal to any 6-year-old who loves dinosaur stories. The book contains enough information to have a shelf-life of several years, which means that your little boy is going to be entertained for years.
19. Snazaroo Face Paint Brush
6-year old kids love to draw on just about any surface, and it can be quite annoying trying to get permanent marker off the wall.
With these brushes, they can easily draw on each other’s faces (as well as dad’s) without you worrying about getting the paint off. They come in a pack of three and are designed for easy and quick use. They are also ideal for sensitive skin and are paraben free.
20. Play 22 Toy Truck
If your 6-year old boy is fascinated with cars, then the Play 22 toy truck is a perfect gift for them. The truck also doubles up as a transport truck for 6 mini fast cars that will definitely fascinate your little guy.
It also comes with various road cones and caution bars. With these, your kid can transform the house into a raceway and keep himself busy for a couple of hours.
21. Super Stadium Baseball Game
Is your kid a Yankees fan? Then look no further for a great gift. With this game, your kids get to recreate their plays. They can command players from wherever they are.
The game is great for young fans and allows them to improve their coordination and concentration skills. Because the stadium is magnetized, you do not have to worry about the ball flying off the ball and knocking things over in the house.
22. Magnation Magnetic Building Blocks
These days, kids are no longer interested in traditional block building; they want better and bigger things. The Magnation Magnetic Building Blocks will allow your little boy to run his imagination wild. He is going to improve his creativity and hone his fine motor skills.
The magnetic building blocks are so entertaining you are most likely going to find yourself spending some extra time playing with your baby boy and creating new designs and buildings. The building blocks are ideal for boys between 4 and 7 years.
23. Alex Art Draw Like a Pro
This kit from Alex Toys is a great gift idea for 6-year old boys who love to draw. Your child gets to draw on the rotating slide, and the images are projected onto a backlit platform that allows them to trace.
The kit comes with 124 slides, 6 markers and 10 sheets of paper. The kit also requires 3 AA batteries which are not included in the set, and you have to buy them separately.
24. A Soccer Ball
Most young boys are soccer-crazed. Once they see it on TV or in school, they want to try it. At this age, they have more energy than you can probably handle. A soccer ball will offer a good outdoor activity for the young boy who has all the energy to expend. Parents and friends can join in the fun by kicking the ball around with him. He can learn to catch and throw it around, sounds like a good way to develop some skills right?
25. Pro-Ball set. Pack of 3
If you would like to get your 6-year old outside, then this set of 3 balls might help you do just that.
The set includes three of the most popular ball games. It comes with a soccer ball, a basketball, and a football. They are also designed for your little one to have some fun outdoors with his friends.
The balls are made of soft yet durable material. This way, you are sure that your kid will not get hurt playing with them and they will provide a couple of years of fun for him and his friends.
26. Kiddie Kick Scooter
At six years, boys have a fair control of their muscle movements. Therefore, they are ready to take three-wheeled jr. folding kiddie kick scooter. Wheels provide stability while handles are wrapped, which makes them easy to grip. The body is made of aluminum and steel which can be easily folded. The scooter controls the child’s leg muscles and coordination and also it fosters foot-hand-eye coordination.
27. Picture Books
Often, 6 years is the age most children start attending school. This would be the best age to instill a reading sense in them.
Most parents will often try to force their kids to read. However, you can easily get them to do so on their own by buying them some picture books.
Kids love looking at colorful pictures. This will get them interested in reading in a matter of minutes. You can even get some coloring books for them that allow them to use their creativity while learning their vocabulary at the same time.
28. Puddle Buster Coat
This is one the best gifts for 6-year-old boy. It is warm enough to be the perfect winter jacket and comes with a hood with elastic around its top making sure that it stays up when worn. You have the option of taking its matching trousers as well. Both the jacket and the pants are made using recycled plastic bottles which means that you are doing your part for the planet too when you get it.
There are also gender-neutral designs so that the top-quality jacket can be passed between siblings. This is perhaps the loveliest gift option for 6-year-old boys who already have far too many toys.
29. Puzzle games
This kit made of various pieces of different shapes and sizes that form a complete element. The pieces could form a certain structure, for instance, a map, the big five wild animals. Such a puzzle will demand the boy’s attention as he tries to figure out what it forms. This kind of gift also offers a challenging but fun learning experience. By figuring out the puzzle, a boy acquires problem-solving skills.
30. Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library Set
Kids love to create things, and with this arts and crafts set, the possibilities of what they could create are endless.
The set comes with all the arts and crafts supplies that your little one may need. It also comes with a case that allows them to store all the supplies once they are done.
With this set, your kid can make just about anything. They can even make some DIY decorations for you to hang in their rooms or just about anywhere in the house. This set allows your kid to build their creativity and use their imagination.
31. 13’’ Spinsation Staff
The best thing about gifting a 6-year old boy is that they are easily fascinated. The gift does not, therefore, have to something huge.
The spinsation staff is a simple gift that is bound to keep your kid fascinated for hours. It is simply made of iridescent ribbons that are manipulated to create the illusion of a bubble. You can even have the ribbons made of different colors to keep your kid fascinated for hours on end.
32. Flik Flak Amazoonia Watch
At this age, you are definitely trying to teach them a lot of new things and telling time must be on your list.
With this gift, you can encourage your 6-year old to show off his time telling prowess. The watch comes with washable straps so you can easily get it looking presentable after a play date with friends outside.
The watch comes in a variety of themes that are gender neutral. For your little man, we would recommend the jungle-themed version.
33. Toyvelt Stem Learning Construction Toy Engineering Set
This is one of the most amazing toys sure to keep any 6-year-old boy entertained and challenge his thinking. The set includes wrenches and pieces with which your little boy is going to practice building various things like helicopters, robots, and trucks. The toy is designed to last for years, and as he develops, the set has more advanced options for him to figure out and build; so he really won’t get bored.
34. VTech Kidizoom Kids Smart Watch DX2
With this awesome smartwatch, you 6 year old boy will be styling just like the big boys. The watch is beyond just an ordinary accessory; it is pretty and comes packed with several fun features for various on-the-go activities.
The watch can take pictures and comes with voice and video recording capabilities as well. Other outstanding features of this classic gift include five games, three fun activities, a motion sensor, and three action challenges. There is also a timer, a calendar, a stopwatch, and an alarm. With all these features on her wrist, this is among the best gifts for a 6-year-old boy.
35. Indoor and outdoor car playhouse
At six years, this young lad is already developed an interest in cars. He wishes he can own one, drive one and always park it on the driveway like his dad. Getting him either an indoor or outdoor car playhouse can be the best surprise. Apart from just staying inside the car house, it’s spacious enough to have his toys on board. The only challenge will be convincing him to come out of it. He will want to eat while in it, sleep in it but he will also enjoy his time in there.
Getting the best gift for your 6-year old does not have to be challenging. We certainly hope that this list helps you get the perfect gift for your 6-year-old boy.