The Best Gift Ideas for a 6 Year Old Girl in 2017
Your daughter just got invited to three 6 year old birthday parties (probably all on the same weekend.) You’re glad she has so many girl friends, but now you need gift ideas and you don’t know where to start.
When you ask your daughter what the birthday girl likes, it’s like they’ve never met before. How is it that children can never name one thing their best friends like? Well, we’re going to do the work for them and you with this list of 14 gift ideas for all kinds of 6 year old girls. One of them has to work, right?
Shopkins are tiny replicas of everyday objects like lamps and slippers that have happy little faces painted on them. No one understands them, but they are tiny and cute and collectible and kids go nuts for them.
The Season 6 Chef Club 12 Pack is the #1 bestseller in doll sets on Amazon.com and has a perfect five-star rating. In addition to a variety of staples (like Flour or Sugar), each pack comes with two surprise Shopkins, which are hidden in little recipe books.
If you need a present for that girl who can’t stop singing about how no one knows how far she’ll go, this Moana Lego set is the perfect fit.
This set has everything from Moana’s boat, to Tefiti Island, to a catapult for the Kakamora (those are the angry little coconuts. You’re welcome.) There’s also a Moana, a Maui, and everyone’s favorite idiot rooster, HeiHei. Kids can play through the story, and can even transform Tefiti from the bad island to the good island.
What kid doesn’t like their games with a splash of danger and the possibility of super loud noises and messes? That’s what Jenga was made for.
Now in a “put away” package that makes cleaning up those 54 hardwood blocks easier than ever, Jenga is a classic that belongs in any home. It’s especially popular among kids who like to test their balance -- you can find them by looking for parents with grey hair and strained faces. They’ll be thrilled with Jenga, which provides all the thrills with none of the trips to the ER.
You might not know a Flibberboogle from a Squiminshure, but your kid does and so do their friends. These Pokemon Elite Trainer boxes are sure to rock their Beemerhargen-loving minds (those names are guesses.)
One is the Solgaleo Sun trainer box and the other is the Lunala Moon box (those names are real.) Each is jam-packed with 8 booster packs, 65 card sleeves, and 45 energy cards. There’s also 6 damage-counter dice and 1 competition-legal coin-flip die, which sound important. This order comes with 30 free 9-card-holder pages and is is eligible for free shipping for Amazon Prime members.
Headbands are the perfect way for that blossoming fashionista to express her style. She might be too young for jewelry, but a six-year-old can rock a headband all day long.
This #1 best seller on Amazon comes with 10 headbands in a rainbow of colors, along with feathers, rhinestones, and ribbons that can be glued on in whatever crazy/beautiful style she likes. She can also refer to the instructions for design ideas if she’s not sure where to start. Comes with everything you need, except scissors!
Know a girl who has a thing for words like “albumen” and “eudaemonic”? Or maybe one who’s more into words like “house” and “dog” but loves a little competition?
Say hello to My First Bananagrams, the game that not only has the best name to say, but comes in a banana-shaped bag. It’s hard to see how you can go wrong, here. A slightly easier version of the traditional game, My First Bananagrams uses larger tiles with lower-case letters, and combo-letter tiles that help players build words.
There’s a reason many parents refer to their kids as “monkeys” -- it’s because they love to climb and have been known to throw poop.
So why not dive deeper into the monkey theme with Monkeys Up, a game that was invented by a former math teacher and has an almost 5 star rating on Amazon? The goal of the game is to flip, switch, and steal monkeys. If you can find a six-year-old whose face doesn’t light up at the words, “flipping monkeys,” we’ll eat our hats and/or monkeys.
You know that girl who always wants to “see what would happen if...”?
When her birthday comes around, she’s going to need Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit. Designed for ages 6 and up with adult supervision, this kit is perfect for the beginner scientist. The kit contains 11 activities, which include making a volcano that erupts in different colors to growing jiggly crystals. It’s a great, fun way to encourage scientific curiosity in young girls.
For crafty kids, there’s no better feeling than creating something tangible with your own two hands.
Enter Kangaroo’s Childrens Sewing Kit, a 93-piece sewing kit that allows beginning sewers to create items like stuffed pink cats with striped stomachs, an item everyone without exception needs to have in their home. The kit contains 40 pins, a pin cushion that looks like a tomato (always a plus), a thimble, scissors, and easy-to-read instructions. It is eligible for free Prime shipping.
Most kids like to play in the dirt. Some, however, never want to stop.
Perfect for the 6-year-old girl who loves to help out in the garden, this incredibly affordable five-piece gardening set will keep her outside for hours. Complete with a pail, three hand tools (shovel, cultivator, and rake), and gardening gloves, she can help weed, plant, and harvest (hopefully strawberries) to her heart’s content. All tools are solidly built and seven-inches long.
One basic life skill that all kids need to learn is persistence; and what better way to teach them persistence (since they’ve already given up on fractions and shoes with laces) than by giving them a challenging game like Perplexus?
Perplexus is a clear sphere that contains 22 feet worth of track and 100 barriers -- it’s like one of those playing-card sized tilt-the-ball-into-the-hole games, but on steroids. There are three levels of difficulty: Rookie, Epic and Twist, so she can build up her confidence while learning that patience and practice make perfect.
Likes to build? Check. Likes to be creative? Check. Enjoys pretty colors? Who doesn’t? Sounds like you’ve got the perfect customer for Brain Flakes, a 500 piece set of plastic discs that can interlock to form everything from flowers to ferris wheels.
Brain Flakes are Flakes are BPA, lead, heavy metal, and phthalate free, so you don’t have to worry if one ends up in her mouth. The set also comes with an instructional booklet that provides the wee architect with some ideas to start out with. Likes to build? Check. Likes to be creative? Check. Enjoys pretty colors? Who doesn’t? Sounds like you’ve got the perfect customer for Brain Flakes, a 500 piece set of plastic discs that can interlock to form everything from flowers to ferris wheels.
Brain Flakes are Flakes are BPA, lead, heavy metal, and phthalate free, so you don’t have to worry if one ends up in her mouth. The set also comes with an instructional booklet that provides the wee architect with some ideas to start out with.
Some kids want to know everything they can about how our bodies work, and we don’t just mean hiccups and farts. They want to know what’s going on inside us, and that’s where the Look Inside Me MRI Scan comes in.
A 5-foot-tall image of the inside of the human body, the scan has three layers: the complete scan, the front organ overlay, and the back organ overlay. Printed on actual MRI paper, kids will learn about organs, bones, and muscles. And according to Fat Brain Toys, this gift was most often bought for -- you guessed it -- 6-year-old girls.
There will always be a place in kids’ heart for fairies -- they’re small people that have magic powers and can fly, after all. Fairy-lovers will be enchanted by Freya’s Magical Cottage from My Fairy Garden.
This adorable playset is also an indoor garden, so while she plays with Freya the Fairy and her chipmunk friend, Hazel (because why not), she can also use the included soil, quick-germinating seeds, and flower pots to grow flowers around the top and base of the play cottage. The set includes gardening tools for kids to use and tables and chairs for Freya and her chipmunk.
The new inexplicable kids’ trend these days is the fidget spinner. The what-now huh-er? The fidget spinner. Every kid wants one, so you might as well get them one of the best like The Fidgeteer.
These BPA- and PFOA-free spinners come with a one-year warranty and a concave center cap, which makes it easier to balance than other spinners, which have flat caps. That’s what the kids say, anyway.