Surprise! 13 Best Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys

Last Updated:  January 3, 2021

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Birthdays are a big deal when you’re a kid, and so is Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and any other occasion involving gifts for six year old boys.

Stray too far from conventional kids gift ideas and you’re likely to get a blank stare or a pained and confused look that says, “what-the-fudge is this and how exactly do I drive it, smash it, or eat it?”

Fortunately, we’ve bought more than a few best gifts for six years old boys over the years. Here are our all-time favorites sure to elicit a modest “Thanks!” before he races off to play.

The List: Best Gifts for 6 Year Old Boys

1. Super Scarab Thinking Putty ($14)

Best Gifts 6 Year Old Boys - Thinking Putty
This sizable lump of 100% made-in-America putty will keep most six year old boys’ hands (and minds) busy for hours.

2. Electric Light Blocks ($30+)

Light up his room (and his face) with these smartly designed construction blocks.

3. Kinetic Sand ($15)

Best Gifts Six Year Old Boys
This magic sand sticks to itself not your feet. Six year olds (and parents) dig it!

4. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory ($7)

Best Gifts 6 Year Old Boys - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Indulge your six year old’s love of all things candy by reading him a chapter a night.

5. Rhino Hero Card Game ($15)

Best Gifts 6 Year Old Boy - Rhino Hero
The rare card game that’s easy to follow AND just as much fun for the adults.

6. Stomp Rocket: Stunt Planes Edition ($30)

Just say the word “stomp” and pretty much any six year old will know exactly what to do.

7. Walkie Talkies with Flashlights ($27)

Best Gifts Six Year Old Boys - Walkie Talkies
Most walkie talkies for kids are crap. These are solidly built with a range up to two miles and crystal clear sound quality. Go ahead and let the kids roam a little!

8. Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab ($30)

This non-toxic kit from National Geographic is the crème de la crème of slime experiences. You can even make your own glow-in-the-dark ooze.

9. Razor LUX Scooter ($90)

If you’re looking to give him a smooth ride that he won’t grow out of in a year or two, this is the scooter for you. With big luxurious wheels and a super-adjustable T-tube, this is one fine scooter for kids.

10. Kiwi Crate 3-Month Subscription ($60)

With different themes to choose from and a subscription box for every age group, there’s a Kiwi Crate for everyone. Six year old boys love that this is essentially three gifts in one!

11. National Geo Kids Subscription ($20)

Where else can you get 10 of anything for 20 bucks? So many natural wonders await your little adventurer.

12. Plus Plus Neon Building Set ($19)

These “+” shaped building blocks fit together in an infinite number of ways. It’s pure creative play in its most simple form. You can literally build everything.

13. Liquid Bubble Timer ($9)

When all the 6 year old boy craziness stops for a beat, let the bubbles flow for a calming interlude.

That’s Our List of Best Gifts for Six Year Old Boys!

Six can be a tough age to shop for since they’re no longer little kids but aren’t yet ready for a lot of the more popular big kid gifts. Hopefully you found just the right thing on our new 2021 list of best gifts for six year old boys!