20 Awesome Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys

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Turning six is kind of a big deal. You’ve finally passed the toddler/preschool phase, and it’s time to move on from the babyish toys you loved a few years ago. 6-year-old boys are all about being like the “big boys.” They are starting to develop strong interests in certain subjects, love to be active and love to explore their imaginations. These 20 gifts for 6 year old boys are fun, a little educational, and totally kid approved! You’re sure to find the perfect gift for your little boy.

The Best Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys

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Ninja Obstacle Course Deluxe

Inspire your 6 year old to challenge himself in new ways. Only the worthy have the strength to overcome all obstacles and be the Ninja. Jump, climb and grab your way to the top with this customizable slackline and obstacle course. It's one of the best gift ideas to get young boys (and girls) active!

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Think Gizmos Pogo Stick

Kids love to bounce and jump and this pogo stick is one of the best toys that allows them to do just that. Designed for kids ages 5 to 10, they'll have so much fun seeing how long they can keep it going. Watch them expel energy and gain strength as they jump higher and higher.

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Robot Pet Shop

Clear and detailed step-by-step assembly instructions guide children to build 8 motorized models of the robots from the story, including an owl, French bulldog, sloth, panda, chameleon, cat, turtle, and rabbit. Kids with creative minds will love playing with this STEM toy for hours on end.

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LEGO City Fire Station

Lego toys are a great idea for kids of all ages! This engineer toy is perfect for boys and girls aged 5+ who love creating their own adventures, Kids can become an everyday hero as they put out fires with a toy fire extinguisher, fire hose and more. Lego sets make a great gift idea that the whole family can enjoy.

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Stomp Rocket Original Dueling Rocket Launcher for Kids

Run. Jump. Launch! Kids will have a blast while blasting off with this fantastically fun foam toy rocket launcher. Durably designed and reliably built to withstand endless hours of jumping, stomping and playtime! My 4 year old brother just got this for his birthday and we ALL love playing with it! I recommend trying these Stomp Racers too!

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Is he a Pokemon fan? Check out our Pokemon gifts for more ideas!

Nerf Tactical Vest Kit

Invite his best friend over for an epic Nerf battle. This Tactical Vest Kit fit for Nerf Guns lets you carry along lots of extra ammo to maximize your firepower. He can work on his hand-eye coordination while battling in the great outdoors.

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Hover Soccer Balls

Playing soccer is fun, but hover soccer is next level! Keep the kids moving with this set of 2 indoor/outdoor LED soccer balls that hover just over the ground for smooth gliding. The soft foam bumpers protect your furniture as well as little bare feet. The whole family will enjoy playing with this fun toy!

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Lincoln Logs –100th Anniversary Tin

Classic toys become classic for a reason and these Lincoln Logs are just like you remember. The package includes 111 pieces made of real, high-quality maple wood. Each has indentations that can be used to connect it with others. Pieces are included for the roof, roof facade, walls, chimney, porch, fences, bonfire, and bonfire seats.

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Bow and Arrow for Kids with LED Flash Lights

A great way to work on that hand-eye coordination, this archery bow and arrow set with LED flash lights is a great option for a birthday gift or Christmas gift! He will have a lot of fun as he works to improve his skills and hit the target.

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Spirograph Jr.

Created with junior artists in mind; the large design gears are easy to work with, and the instruction guide shows young imaginations how to turn Spirograph designs into awesome pictures! (This was a great toy I loved in first grade, and it's still a cool gift today!)

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Build & Paint Your Own Wooden Cars Kit

Follow the instructions to build 3 wooden race cars with pre-cut pieces. Each car is designed so the axles spin and the wheels really move. Little kids and big kids alike will enjoy exploring their creativity with this fun gift!

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Mouse Trap Board Game

It's the classic game of mouse-catchin' action! Players move around the gameboard collecting cheese and stealing cheese from other players. When they play the Mouse Trap board game, kids can practice skills such as construction, cause and effect, and decision-making.

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Boogie Board Magic Sketch

The writing tablet creates colorful lines of different thickness, based on how hard you push with stylus, nails, or any hard thing, just like writing and drawing on paper. Press erase button, emptying the screen content takes only one second, which is convenient and time-saving. Click the lock key to save the content, you can still erase the pattern after unlocking. (My younger siblings have these and LOVE them!)

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Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit

This exploration kit supports STEM learning and encourages scientific exploration and a love of nature. Whether it’s indoor or backyard play the handy backpack allows for easy carrying enabling the adventurous child to explore and learn. Lots of fun tools inside, including a magnifying glass, binoculars, bug containers, and more!

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Shopping for a 13 year old boy too? We have teen-approved gifts on this list!

Guess in 10 Card Game

This fun game is perfect for kids and parents and builds on essential skills like questioning, critical thinking, deduction and more. Even older kids will enjoy this card game. Makes a great game for your next family game night!

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Remote Control Car

Your little man will have hours of fun playing with this double sided rotating RC car! With 360 degree capabilities, young kids will have a blast driving their car all over the place - both indoors and out. Available in 4 different colors.

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Charades for Kids

This 'no reading' game is fun for the whole family and perfect for emerging readers and children who love to act and imagine. 

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Light-Up Terrarium Kit for Kids

Educational toys are the best! It’s not often that a science project can be fun and engaging, but this terrarium kit achieves both! It fascinates children as soon as they pull it out of the box. With the freedom to layer the rocks, sand, soil, and stickers as they please, every child is guaranteed to have a blast with this science kit. Unique gifts like this are ones that this age group will truly love.

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Guess Who? Original Guessing Game for Kids

This classic game is perfect for anyone 5 and older and can be played over and over. 

Take it up a notch this year by updating the pictures to your own family members! That way everyone can feel included. 

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Kids Smart Watch

Kids really like cool gadgets and we are sure your kid would really enjoy this smartwatch that has some pretty awesome pre-set features, such as alarm clock, games, photo album and even has an option for two way calling. Perfect for ages 4-12 years old.

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We hope this gift guide has helped you to find fun gifts for that your 6 year old loves! Are there gift ideas we should include? Drop a comment and let us know!

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