Many 6 year old girls seem to be part tomboy and part elegant little lady so their interest may range from girly toys and gifts to sports equipment and running and jumping. Regardless age 6 can be a tricky age to buy for.
We have assembled a list of premium and highly rated toys and gifts for 6 year old girls that covers both aspects of their personality.
In a Rush? See Our Top 3 Picks Just Below
Top Pick: Gears Engineer Building Set
Runner Up: Rory’s Story Cubes
2nd Runner Up: Pogo Stick
Our Criteria for Selecting Christmas and Birthday Gifts for 6 Year Old Girls
As a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or godparent choosing a gift for a girl of this age, you likely want to know what criteria we use in selecting the gifts in our list. We mainly rely on 2 criteria:
The first thing we consider is the educational value of the toy. We look at the toy’s ability to aid in the child’s physical development as well as mental or emotional or growth including the building of balance and gross and fine motor skills. We also look at the toy’s ability to help a child learn new skills or improve skills they already have. In addition, we consider the toy’s ability to encourage the child’s creativity and imaginative growth.
We also consider the fun factor of each toy. This includes the durability of the toy, it’s ability to grow with the child, and its ability to hold a child’s attention for a reasonable period of time as well as the likelihood that the child will reach for the toy to play with again and again.
The Best Gift Ideas & Toys for 6 Year Old Girls List
1. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
This engineering building toy makes a great gift for Christmas or birthdays and allows any little girl to build anything they want using their own creativity. The Gears Building set comes with 150 pieces including gears, 6 way axles, square pillars, pillar connectors, interlocking bases, and 2 crank handles.
- Kids love building things and spinning the gears
- As child grows they build more and more intricate things
- Gears do wear down after awhile
2. Pogo Stick
What active little girl wouldn’t love to receive a pogo stick for their birthday or as a Christmas gift and this pogo stick is made specifically for younger children. It has easy grip foam handles, It has a wider stance for increased safety and will help the child improve their balance as well as have a great time increasing the number of times they can hop on the stick. We do recommend that the child wear a helmet and other safety gear when using this toy.
- Perfect for children who are lighter weight
- Great way to get child to exercise
- Not that easy to bounce at first
3. Friendship Bracelet Kit
If the little girl on your shopping list is interested in jewelry then this friendship bracelet kit will make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift. This kit will make 12 bracelets in 7 different bracelet styles. The kit may be a little difficult for a young child to make a bracelet on their own, but the kit will make a great bonding project for mother and child.
This bracelet kit will help a child improve their fine motor skills and encourage their creativity.
- Cute bracelets child can actually wear
- Helps to increase child’s self esteem
- Kit does not come with adequate instructions
4. Bow and Arrows for Kids
Archery is a fun hobby for both boys and girls and this cute little light up pink bow and arrow set with a target is the perfect size for a 6 year old. The arrows have suction cups to stick to the target and make a great gift for a birthday or Christmas. The arrows stick to smooth surfaces, and the bow string can be tightened the arrows fit into a cute quiver.
This gift will help with a child’s hand eye/coordination and math skills as she adds up the totals for her hits
- Easy to pull the string
- Lights on the bow add to the fun of this gift
- Suction cups don’t always stick
5. Playmobil Fairy Garden Box
If you are looking for a gift that will stimulate a child’s imagination then this Playmobil Fairy Garden Box will make a great Christmas present or birthday gift. This set comes with the ship, 1 adult fairy, 1 child fairy, a unicorn, chair, tables, Lutes, a wand and alot more!
- The set has great detail
- This set can easily be used with other sets
- The only real complaint was some people received a damaged box
6. Lifetime Adventure Playset
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus parents are keeping their kids at home more than ever before. This has resulted in the need for parents and family members to provide their child with gifts that will keep them happily occupied in their own home and backyard. This Lifetime Adventure Playset is worth the cost in that it will provide your child with a lot of activities over the next 8or 9years and even longer if you plan to have more kiddos!
This play set requires no anchoring and is made of powder coated steel so it is rust resistant. The play set has a clubhouse with a roof that the child can use as a tree house, club house or pirate ship. Inside the clubhouse is a ship’s wheel and pair of binoculars.
The play set also has a curvy slide, propeller swing, climbing wall, cargo net, 2 belt swings, and a trapeze bar with gym rings.
- Solid playset
- Lots of activities to keep kids active and busy
- Warranty isn’t as good as it claims to be
7. Studio in a Box
A great gift idea for any artistic little girl on your shopping list this Art Studio in a Box. This box of artist supplies has everything a little girl will need to draw or paint. This art kit comes with 3 drawing pencils, 16 colored pencils, 10 washable markers, both acrylic and water paints, 3 crayon disks, a pencil sharpener, an eraser 2 drawing/painting pads, 5 paint brushes, and 4 canvas boards all neatly packed in a storage box.
- Lots of supplies to keep child producing art for many weeks or months
- Supplies are great quality
- This case is not overly durable
8. Rory’s Cubes Set
Rory’s Story Cubes set comes in 3 pocket size boxes covering the subjects of actions, voyages and Original. These cubes make great stocking stuffers or Easter basket fillers and your little girl can use them in a variety of different ways. They can be used for family storytelling, individual storytelling, or even for ideas for writing stories. The cubes come in a magnetic box. These story cubes are perfect for helping a child develop their language and socialization skills.
- Encourages imaginative storytelling
- Can grow with the child
There is very little negative things to say about these cubes
9. Schleich Horse Club & Rider Set
This horse and rider set is extremely detailed and realistic and makes the perfect birthday or Christmas for any rodeo fan or horse loving child on your shopping list. This horse and rider is just one part of the company’s Horse Club Collection of figures and play sets. This horse and rider is great for imaginative play or simply to collect.
- Well made
- Amazing detail
- Horse and rider is smaller than expected
What Are Good Gift Ideas for a 6 Year Old Who Has Everything?
There are times when a 6 year old on your shopping list simply has more toys that can play with at the moment. Giving them another toy just doesn’t always make sense so if you are looking for gift ideas for a young girl other than buying them a toy here are a couple of suggestions.
1. 6th Birthday Bracelet
A great birthday gift for that little girl that is just turning 6 is this lovely bracelet to celebrate the day and the entire year. The 6th birthday bracelet has several bangles including a Swarovski crystal pearl, the Happy Birthday legend, the number 6 and a cup cake all on a bangle style bracelet.
- Well made
- Some bracelets seem to break easily
2. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book Collectors Set
This National Geographic Set of Books is made for younger children and makes a great Christmas gift that will stimulate a child’s curiosity. These books even have pop up questions which makes reading these books more fun. The subjects are Animals, Dinosaurs and Why?
- Beautiful Pictures
- Lots of interesting facts.
- We found no negatives for this book set
Tips For Finding Great Toys and Gifts for 6 Year Old Girls
- Try and introduce the child to toys that will allow them to develop new interests
- Look for toys that offer a number of different ways to play so that the child can use the toy for longer
- Discovers the child’s interests and look for toys that will expand on that interest
Wrapping Up Our List of Toys and Gifts for 6 Year Old Girls
There is nothing quite so delightful as seeing a young child open a gift and watching the look of wonder in her eyes as she finds a much wished for gift that now belongs to her. The toys on our list are selected so that you can enjoy that same look of wonder when the 6 year old girl in your life opens the present you have given to her.