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15 Engaging Gifts for 6-Year-Old Boys in the UK

There are many popular toys for 6 year old boys on the market. The problem is deciding which ones are the best. Whether learning, or building, or creating, the options for gifts for young boys and girls are endless. The problem with only looking at the most popular toys, is that often when you go to buy them, they are out of stock. In this guide I have tried to include a combination of popular toys with similar more readily available toys, in addition to some forgotten classics.

1. Hot Wheels Sets

Best toys for a 6 year old boy

Hot Wheels Sets – Best toys for a 6 year old boy

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As a little girl I always felt so disappointed that I didn’t have any brothers. I really wanted the fun Hot Wheels garage the boy next door had. I was very excited when my son was old enough for Hot Wheels. We used to spend hours on the weekends making the cars race. He even had a really cool set that exploded slime from a volcano. I didn’t like the clean up for that one. Anyway, every child will love getting Hot Wheels sets as gifts.

You can even buy a bunch of extra tracks so he can design his own course. See if you can build one together as big as the whole room! Don’t forget to add to his car collection as well. Hot Wheels cars make great Christmas gifts for 6 year old boys because they fit well in a stocking.

2. Lego Super Mario Brothers

Building toys for 6 year old boys

Lego Super Mario Brothers – Building toys for 6 year old boys

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What is the best gift for a 6 year old boy? Boys this age love Legos. In addition to liking SuperMario they also love Lego Ninjago Sets. Star Wars also becomes popular at this age. Directions for Legos are a series of pictures making them easy to follow. They teach spatial relations which are some of the foundations of mathematics. If he does need help, then you get to have fun too.

3. Garden Igloo

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Garden Igloo – Crazy forts

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Get a crazy fort for your son. Made from sturdy wood and astroturf, these forts make great outdoor hideouts but are sturdy enough to withstand climbing on top.

Or get a construction building toy for 6 year olds to build his own crazy fort indoors. Kits come with interlocking pieces to create a framework for whatever structure he dreams up. Once he is finished creating, you can throw a sheet or blanket on top to finish his secret hideout. My sister and I used to love when my mum would make a fort for us by placing a sheet over the dining table and chairs. The bad part was that we always hit our heads on the underside of the table. With this fort building kit, that won’t happen to him. For another indoor hideout option, get him a teepee.

4. Drone

Cool STEM toy for 6 year old boys

Drone – Cool STEM toy for 6 year old boys

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Drones are fun for all ages so make sure you let your 6 year old have a turn. All come with remote control, and these kids’ versions are fairly easy to fly.

Another popular gadget for a boy is the Baztoy flying ball. It is a mini drone helicopter with colorful LED lights. Or get him a Walle light up drone for kids. Whichever you choose he will definitely love it.

5. Practical Jokes

Dream gifts for 6 year old boys

Practical Jokes – Dream gifts for 6 year old boys

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My dad always tells a story of how he saved up his money to buy a fake dog poo. He put it on the couch and his mum had a fit and chased the poor dog out of the house. Hopefully that won’t happen at your house. The point is, at this age, all boys like to play tricks. Whether you get him a can of snakes, a fart machine, or a whoopee cushion, he is sure to love this gift. Most gag gifts fit perfectly in a stocking so they make great Christmas gifts for 6 year old boys.

If you don’t want him driving family members crazy with his pranks, get him a joke book instead. Or get him Poo Head – The Poo Flinging Game. This seems gross to me, but he will love it.

6. Fun Filled Board Games

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Fun Filled Board Games – Best board games for kids

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Get some board games for a 6 year old boy, and then spend time together having a family game night. They don’t need to be fancy games, the main thing is the time you spend together as a family. My family used to have Saturday night game nights every few months when I was a kid. It is a tradition that I have carried on with my own family whenever we are all together.

Remember Operation, trying to use precision to get those pieces out without the annoying buzzer going off? Now your 6 year old can have fun playing it too, while building fine motor skills. Another old classic, popular once again, is Mouse Trap. This is a fun cooperative family board game that everyone can work together to build before playing.

7. Adjustable Basketball Hoop

Outdoor gifts for 6 year old boys

Adjustable Basketball Hoop – Outdoor gifts for 6 year old boys

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Basketball is a game that teaches hand eye coordination as well as teamwork. By getting an adjustable hoop, your 6 year old boy will be able to use this for years to come. Don’t forget to get a basketball too!

For more outdoor fun, get stomp rockets as a present for a 6 year old boy. Kids stomp on the pump and the rocket shoots into the air. The rocket operates from air pressure so no batteries or electronics needed, just good old fashioned fun.

8. Slime

Imaginative toys for 6 year old boys

Slime – Imaginative toys for 6 year old boys

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What is a good gift for a 6 year old? Slime. Take it a step further, and get a science kit where he can make his own slime. This educational toy for a 6 year old boy combines science with a boy’s favorite thing, mess. He can learn about chemical reactions and measuring while mixing up a batch of ooey gooey slime.

For an additional slimy toy for a 6 year old boy, get him an alien dissection. He will cut into the layers of the alien’s belly to find a surprise. Another fun science kit everyone loves is a volcano kit. My son got one for Christmas when he turned 6. The next summer, we learned all about volcanoes. I would read to him from the booklet that came with the kit while he painted the volcano. Then we spent numerous days trying all of the experiments. The volcano was fun, and we learned a lot, but the time we spent together was priceless.

9. Air Hockey

Christmas gift for a 6 year old boy that the whole family can enjoy

Air Hockey – Christmas gift for a 6 year old boy that the whole family can enjoy

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This is a gift for the 6 year old boy who has everything. This is a great luxury gift for the whole family. Air hockey and indoor football are fun ways to improve reaction time and spend time with family members.

Outside your budget? That’s ok. Get a smaller version or a tabletop game instead. Or get an easy travel size game that can be played almost everywhere.

10. Space Lab

Space toys for 6 year olds

Space Lab – Space toys for 6 year olds

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Kids love outer space. Most space kits include solar systems, science experiments, and constellations.

Space exploration books for 6 year old boys will add to what he is learning with the kits. For more fun space toys for a 6 year old boy, get him a HEXBUG space playset so he can create his own adventures.

11. Aqua Dragons

Unique gift for a 6 year old

Aqua Dragons – Unique gift for a 6 year old

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Wondering what to buy a 6 year old boy for his birthday? These are actually live sea creatures that you can grow at home. Kits come with food and instructions. Just add water. I never had them growing up, but these seem like the sea monkeys kids used to have decades ago.

A sea creature book makes a good additional gift for a 6 year old boy. Also get him a pack of sea creatures to play with. He will enjoy playing with the creatures as he learns about them from the book.

12. Build a Robot

Cool STEM toys for 6 year old boys

Build a Robot – Cool STEM toys for 6 year old boys

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What is a good present for a 6 year old boy? Robots can be fun coding toys for boys.

If he likes dragons, get him a dragon robot. My favorite is the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit. While this isn’t actually a robot, he can build his own wand and then learn how to code with the help of his tablet. He can learn how to do all sorts of spells like Wingardium Leviosa and make pumpkins grow. Make sure his tablet is compatible before buying, as there are minimum software and hardware requirements. I might have to get one for myself!

13. VR Headset

Christmas gift for a 6 year old boy

VR Headset – Christmas gift for a 6 year old boy

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Have him learn math or other educational skills while playing games with a virtual reality headset.

Or get him Miko2, a learning robot. If you want to get a Christmas gift for a 6 year old that is just plain fun, get him a handheld video game. My son used to bring one along to occupy him on long car trips at this age.

14. Ice Skates

Best presents for 6 year old boys in the UK

Ice Skates – Best presents for 6 year old boys in the UK

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There is no reason to stay indoors just because it’s cold outside. Have him bundle up and get active on the ice.

Then get him some rollerblades for when the ice melts. For even more fun, get him a skateboard. These gifts for 6 year old boys will get him outdoors all year round.

15. Birdhouse Kit

Creative gift for a 6 year old boy

Birdhouse Kit – Creative gift for a 6 year old boy

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Teach him about nature while creating a birdhouse together with a craft kit.

Get him a British bird guide so he can learn to identify the birds in his region. For an additional educational gift for a 6 year old boy, he can make his own bug hotel.

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Donna Emperador
Donna Emperador

I am an experienced freelance writer and travel blogger who loves discovering new and interesting things. During holidays, I love searching out perfect gifts for friends and family members, and I am happy that now I get to share my findings with you as well!

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