Gifts are an emotional gesture; they are these bundles of joy given as a token of appreciation and love to somebody we care about. But having said that, imagine how much more valuable would be those gifts if they were also as practical, functional as emotional!?
Buying gifts for kids, especially the very young ones, could be a difficult territory as they outgrow their likes and dislikes so rapidly at that age; let alone finding a practical and functional toy. If you are out on your journey to shop for a 6-year-old boy, we are all in to help you out in this fix!
Here is an ultimate list of toys and gift ideas that any six-year-old boy will love!
1. LEGO Construction Set
Block toys construction sets can enhance a kid’s motor skills amongst a list of other benefits associated with the science of construction play. There is a range of LEGO construction sets available on the market; just look for the box that is recommended for 6+ and you are good to go! Construction sets also keep the boys really busy at work, giving you some much-required me-time!
2. Melissa & Doug Discovery Magic Set
Being a toy from the activity category of toys, this magic set could act as a great enhancer of cognitive abilities, reading, and motor skills of a 6-year-old boy. Out of the multiple activities sets available in the market, we chose the Melissa & Doug Discovery Magic Set for this list as a magic set can boost the self-confidence of a kid by helping them understand how to perform in a crowd – even if the crowd is family. 4 easy magic tricks in this set include the Chamber of Illusion action, Color-changing String spectacle, the Magic Jewel Box Phenomenon, and the Sword in the Stone trick.
3. ALEX Art Draw Like A Pro
Creativity should never be restricted and this art kit stands for just that! An art toy kit comprising 124 slides, 6 markers, and 10 sheets of paper, this one is sure to amuse a 6-year-old kid for the kind of possibilities it offers. This toy art kit projects images on the rotating slide onto the backlit platform where a kid can trace. However, be sure to keep batteries in hand as it is operable only on batteries.
4. GILOBABY Take Apart Racing Car
Not your regular racing car set, this toy comes with tools and parts that let the little boy first engineer his own car and then put it to race! The set comes included with a plastic drill, screws, and car parts required to assemble, dismantle, or repair a car.
Since a child is involved in the process of building, assembling, and dismantling, this car kit will help improve hand-eye coordination and promote creativity, imaginative thinking.
5. 5 Second Rule Junior
A toy that will not only become your boy’s favorite but also of his friend’s being a multiplayer game, 5 Second Rule is a card game aimed to promote quick thinking in children and to boost their creativity. As for the rules of this game, each player needs to draw a card and give an answer within five seconds. The team that makes the maximum points wins! The card packs come included with 200 cards containing 400 questions to keep the little one entertained for long. It also has 6 pawns, a 5-second twisted timer, and a game board.
6. Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection Coloring Set
If you are 6-year-old you need to buy a gift for shows, even the slightest of interest in coloring or art, the Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection is the gift to buy! This coloring set features 152 color crayons which will not only spoil the boy for chances but will also help him understand color palettes so much better. Besides, all the crayons (even the metallic and glitter ones) are non-toxic and double-wrapped to avoid easy breakability.
7. PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti Tor Cash Register
This one was actually the winner of the 2017 ‘TOTY Game of the Year Award!’ A very unique game so to say, let us explain how it works. So there’s a Yeti floating on top of noodles and the players have to remove pieces of noodles, one at a time, ensuring that YETI does not fall into the bowl. A multiplayer game, this one also helps- especially the less patient and fidgety kids- to enhance their concentration, focus, and hand-eye coordination as that’s what they’d primarily need to win the game!
8. Treasure X Aliens – Dissection Kit with Slime, Action Figure, and Treasure
Okay, we agree the name of this toy kit sounds rather intimidating but the game, in actuality, is so not so! The package of this game includes an alien figure, a treasure hunter, a pair of tweezers cum cutting blades, a container with slime, and an alien tube. As a part of the play, the kid will be on a mission of alien-hunting and within the stomach of aliens lie various treasure hunters. In order to win the game, the kid will need to dissect aliens to find these treasure hunters. Sure to not only amuse a 6-year-old champ but also to make them famous amongst his peers for owning such a cool game!
9. Adventure Kidz – Outdoor Exploration Kit
Giving you a heads up, this exploration kit, designed to promote STEM learning in kids, could become your 6 years old’s next best friend! A rather seriously thought-of kit, it even includes miniature binoculars that come with rubber eyepieces to protect your child’s eyes. To help the kids examine elements closely, there’s a magnifying glass and also a lightweight flashlight. Imagining the mess so many elements of the kit could potentially create? Worry not! There also is a cool drawstring bag in the exploration kit to make organization and transporting so easy!
10. OMWay Kids Digital Video Camera for Boys
A silicone camera made particularly for kids, this is a ‘serious’ camera regardless. Featuring an 8MP camera, this camera can make hi-definition videos of 1080p and even comes included with a 32GB memory card and a USB cable. You never know, this camera could awaken the hidden photographer talents of the boy – all of it while being shockproof making it durable and safe for kids!
Whatever gift you finally narrow down on buying for a 6-year-old boy, try and ensure that the gift is in the best interests of the kid. It should be a gift that suits the interests of the boy and make them want to play with it, helping them enhance their skills while at it. It would be a good idea to not restrict the boys with stereotypical games like racing cars and soccer balls- look a little beyond, there’s so much available on the market today!