Updated November 11, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best 6 Year Old Boy Gifts

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in August of 2015. No, it's not easy finding the perfect present for a young person, but our varied selection of 6-year-old boy gifts should make the process a whole lot easier for you. We've included a wide variety of options to suit almost any child — from thought-provoking STEM activities to modern electronics — and ranked them here by their entertainment value, durability, and educational potential. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 6 year old boy gift on Amazon.

10. Stomp Rocket Ultra

9. Scientific Explorer Magic Wizards Science

8. Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad

7. Kkones Dinosaur Toys Road Race

6. Magformers Standard

5. BaoFeng Kids Walkie Talkies

4. Lego Super Heroes Daily Bugle

3. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

2. Last Jedi Hyperdrive BB-8

1. Nintendo Switch

Editor's Notes

November 06, 2019:

Given the console's excellent parental controls and the litany of kid-friendly games (rated E for Everyone) that you can find for it, including the Nintendo Switch on this list seemed like a no-brainer. The controls are small enough to fit in a six-year-old's hands, and I know for a fact that I was playing the original Legend of Zelda well before I turned six. The model and bundle we chose is a little fancier than the standard Switch, and it comes with a Pokemon game that's right in the kindergarten wheelhouse, as well as themed controllers.

We also added a Star Wars toy, the Last Jedi Hyperdrive BB-8, to the list because the final installment of that franchise is right around the corner, as well as a fun space themed STEM kit that offers some really cool activities.

One item we removed from our ranking was a pair of stilts. Children pose enough of a risk to their own safety just by standing still at ground level. Elevating them a couple feet off the earth just seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen, and we always want to do everything we can to ensure the safety of the children who use the products we recommend.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 11, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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