Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 6-Year-Old Boys 2020

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6-year-old boys can be a mass of contradictions; on the one hand they start to go to parties, play dates and school events by themselves, and on the other hand they crave the security and comfort of home and parents. It is a time of change.

Whilst many 6-year-old boys will develop some kind of hobby or interest indoors, such as board games, video games, or construction activities, they also still have tonnes of energy and will crave and need time outdoors. As school steps up and becomes more classroom-based this time outdoors becomes even more important. Around this age lots of parents seek to involve their child in sports to keep them physically active and healthy.

If you’re looking for a gift for a 6-year-old boy there are plenty of options based on indoor and outdoor interests. We’ve put together a list that incorporates a variety of these ideas so that you can find the perfect gift for a 6-year-old boy that will also benefit his development.

Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 6-Year-Old-Boys 2020

1. Hot Wheels Mini Cars and Toy Garage

Hot Wheels Mini Cars and Toy Garage

Why we like it: One of the biggest Hot Wheels garages ever to encourage imaginative play and construction skills.

Part of the popular Hot Wheels range of toy cars and accessories, the Hot Wheels Mini Cars and Toy Garage is one of the biggest garages with lots of exciting features. There are parking spaces for 36 cars so if the 6-year-old you’re buying for has, or is starting, a collection of toy cars then this might just be the ideal gift; plus there’s room for plenty more cars to play!

Putting the toy garage together requires following instructions and improves construction skills and the finished product is perfect for encouraging imaginative play.

Pros
  • One of the biggest Hot Wheels garages
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Improves construction skills
  • Multiple action zones
  • Parking spaces for 36 cars
Cons
  • Large toy; requires space to store and play

2. Lego City Downtown Fire Brigade

Lego City Downtown Fire Brigade

Why we like it: A complex fire station to construct with lights and sounds to keep the child motivated and engaged!

Lego is a brilliant choice for improving concentration and perseverance and the Lego City Downtown Fire Brigade is a suitably complex kit allowing children to build a fire station complete with lights and sounds which is bound to keep them engaged in the construction, working on following instructions and developing their fine-motor skills.

Robust and built to last, Lego is a timeless toy and its appeal will last through the ages. Like other Lego sets the Lego City Downtown Fire Brigade is compatible with any other Lego bricks allowing play to be expanded and extended, and making this an ideal gift for a Lego lover!

Pros
  • Improves construction and fine motor skills
  • Encourages perseverance and concentration
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
  • Lights and sounds
  • Robust, built to last
Cons
  • Lots of small pieces; requires careful storage

3. VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch

VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch

Why we like it: A kid-proof smart watch packed with educational features, ideal for a 6-year-old.

The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is a smart watch built just for kids, so it’s durable and splash-proof whilst also offering a good range of features that will promote different kinds of development. 6-year-olds will love having a special smart watch just like the adults in their lives.

The Kidizoom Smartwatch features a pedometer, to measure steps taken, just like many adult smart watches but also has games that involve running and jumping around to beat characters on screen, a great way of avoiding the sedentary temptations of technology! The smartwatch encourages children to tell the time through interactive, educational games. This would make a really special gift for a 6-year-old boy making him feel really special and grown-up.

Pros
  • Encourages use and understanding of technology
  • Educational games
  • Promotes physical activity through pedometer and games
  • Helps with time-telling
  • Durable and splash-proof design
Cons
  • Requires frequent charging

4. Hudora Nest Swing

Hudora Nest Swing

Why we like it: A swing that lasts right through childhood, increasing time spent outdoors and core strength.

Swings are a firm childhood favorite, and the Hudora Nest Swing will last all the way through childhood due to its robust design and high weight limit. The swinging action activates the vestibular system in children, which is a soothing sensory input helping children to calm down, and develop their self-regulation skills.

The Hudora Nest Swing is a fabric swing that can be hung from most swing frames promoting time spent outdoors and physical play. The swinging action also helps to improve a child’s core strength and muscle tone. This would make a great gift for a 6-year-old boy with an outdoor play space at home.

Pros
  • Made of high-quality materials
  • Max user weight of 220 lbs
  • Can be used from 3 years up to adults
  • Promotes outdoor, physical play
  • Increases core strength
Cons
  • Requires swing frame

5. SilverLit Robo Kombat

SilverLit Robo Kombat

Why we like it: Battling remote-controlled robots with AI, brilliant for gaining an understanding of technology.

STEM skills, that is Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics skills, are in high demand! These battling robots are a way to increase interest in these kinds of subjects and skills all through having fun. Most 6-year-old boys will love experimenting with the remote-control features and learning about Artificial Intelligence.

The SilverLit Robo Kombat comes as a pack of 2 robots so there is no need to buy additional add-ons or expansion packs. With plenty of lights and sounds the SilverLit Robo Kombat is a fun, entertaining way to introduce a 6-year-old boy to robotics.

Pros
  • Lights and sounds
  • Pack of two
  • Remote control; building an understanding of technology
  • Artificial Intelligence mode
Cons
  • Requires batteries

6. Playmobil Police Command Centre with Jail

Playmobil Police Command Centre with Jail

Why we like it: Playmobil set encouraging role-play and exploring different careers and ways of life.

Imaginative, small-world play (play with small figures and vehicles) is a great way for children to develop social skills, even when they play alone. This kind of play allows children to explore a range of social interactions and scenarios in a safe, controlled way by acting them out with the figures, which allows the child to process their thoughts and make sense of the world through play.

The Playmobil Police Command Centre is a great way for children to explore the concepts of good, bad, law and justice and is a popular play theme with 6-year-old boys. Playing in the way also allows children to develop positive values around the rule of law.

Pros
  • Encourages imaginative, small-world play
  • Children are able to role-play different scenarios
  • Promotes positive values
  • Can be used with other Playmobil sets
  • Robust, built to last
Cons
  • Large toy when constructed; requires storage space

7. Hudora BigWheel

Hudora BigWheel 205

Why we like it: Scooters are really popular with 6-year-olds and this high-quality model will encourage their physical skills and increase fitness.

6-year-olds love scooters! Whether it’s riding them around an outdoor space at home, riding them at the park or riding them to school they are popular as both a play item and a mode of transportation. Scooters are also a great way to prompt outdoor play and increase fitness as well as physical skills. Learning to balance increases core strength and stability whilst steering requires hand-eye coordination and a developing sense of direction.

The Hudora Big Wheel is a robust, high-quality model built for safety; the larger front wheel makes it more stable, and the rear-wheel friction brake is easy to operate. It is also very easy to fold, store or carry making it an ideal gift even if there’s not much storage space available.

Pros
  • Adjustable handlebar height-grows with child
  • User weight up to 220 lbs, won’t be outgrown
  • Folds down for easy carrying and storage
  • Encourages physical skills
  • Increases fitness
Cons
  • Protective equipment required, e.g. helmet

8. Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Why we like it: Introduce kids to scientific skills early with a fun way to learn program.

This gift purposefully focuses on introducing scientific skills and coding in particular. Ideal for a 6-year-old boy who is beginning to develop an interest in computing, the Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set helps children learn to program.

The idea is to program the mouse to go through and interact with a maze and this increases problem-solving and critical thinking skills as children learn to plan ahead and then program the mouse accordingly. This makes a great educational gift, promoting skills that wouldn’t necessarily be learned in school but are becoming increasingly important.

Pros
  • Early introduction to scientific skills
  • Learn to program
  • Increase critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Lights and makes sounds
  • Beginners and advanced options
Cons
  • Child may require help to start off with

9. Nerf Elite Titan Toy Blaster

Nerf Elite Titan Toy Blaster

Why we like it: A 6-year-olds dream! A Nerf blaster with a huge capacity, improving hand-eye coordination through shooting action.

Nerf guns and blasters are a fun favorite with 6-year-old boys who love the thrill of chasing and battling with others or trying to hit targets and the Nerf Elite Titan Toy Blaster is a great model. It has a huge dart capacity, so the child can keep on shooting without needing to reload. The fully motorized barrel makes shooting pretty easy and allows the child to focus on aiming and this improves hand-eye coordination.

Running around and wielding the Nerf Elite Titan Toy Blaster promotes physical activity, keeping children active and increasing cardiovascular health. If you’re looking to really delight a 6-year-old boy then this gift is sure to be a hit.

Pros
  • Fully motorized
  • Huge dart capacity
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Promotes physical activity
Cons
  • Larger toy; storage space required

10. Hudora Basketball Stand

Hudora All Stars Basketball Stand

Why we like it: Help a 6-year-old develop or pursue an interest in sports, encourages physical, outdoor play keeping children fit and healthy.

The Hudora All Stars Basketball Stand is a basketball hoop that comes complete with a stand and pole meaning that wall-mounting is not required. This basketball stand can also be stored away and brought out when needed. As well as developing an interest in sports, specifically basketball or netball, the Hudora All Stars Basketball stand will get a 6-year-old playing outdoors and keep them active, fit and healthy.

Basketball and other similar sports help to develop all-round coordination but specifically hand-eye coordination which enhances the skills used for writing. If the 6-year-old you’re buying for loves sports then this is a great way to help him pursue his passion.

Pros
  • Encourages outdoor play
  • Develops interest in sports
  • Promotes physical activity keeping children fit and healthy
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Does not require wall-mounting
Cons
  • Requires significant outdoor space

11. Smart Sketcher Projector

Smart Sketcher Projector

Why we like it: Using their own photos and pictures to create beautiful drawings encouraging an interest in art and creativity.

Most 6-year-olds like the idea of art and drawing and some have a natural flair for drawing, whilst others can find the process frustrating as their own work doesn’t match up to the vision in their head. The Smart Sketcher Projector projects pictures and photographs onto paper so that the child can then trace around the shapes of the picture to create their own drawings and designs. Following the lines to achieve these results is very rewarding for children but also improves hand-eye coordination, fine-motor skills and concentration, which are all important for 6-year-olds handwriting skills.

6-year-old boys also really like producing drawings for themselves, their bedrooms, and friends and family too. The Smart Sketcher Projector is a great way to bolster 6-year-old boys’ artistic and creative skills.

Pros
  • Interactive sounds and special effects
  • Can use your own photos and pictures
  • Encourages creativity and artistic skills
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
Cons
  • Requires batteries

12. ThinkGizmos RoboShooter

ThinkGizmos RoboShooter

Why we like it: A great interactive robot toy with lights, sounds, shooting disks and more at the touch of a remote-control button!

So many 6-year-old boys are interested in robotics, and playing with robots is a great way to encourage scientific skills. Since the ThinkGizmos RoboShooter is remote controlled and has features including disk firing, lights, sounds and voice recording, it encourages the use of technology skills.

The ThinkGizmos Roboshooter also speaks multiple languages and encourages plenty of imaginative and creative play, especially with the voice recording feature; children will love sending the robot all over the house to deliver messages! A great gift for a 6-year-old boy with an interest in robots or technology.

Pros
  • Voice recording, disk firing, lights and sounds
  • Speaks multiple languages
  • Remote controlled
  • Encourages imaginative play
Cons
  • Requires batteries

13. Lego City Police Station

Lego City Police Station

Why we like it: Improve construction and fine motor skills and encourage imaginative play with the Lego City Police Station.

As Lego is such a fantastic toy for developing fine-motor skills and imaginative play, it makes the ideal gift for a 6-year-old boy. There are plenty of different sets available to suit their needs and interests and the Lego City Police Station is a great option for boys who are interested in the police force or ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’ play.

The Lego City Police station will require the child to follow instructions to complete its construction, helping to develop concentration and perseverance as well as the ability to follow instructions methodically. As many boys of this age are interested in Lego construction this may well be an ideal gift.

Pros
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
  • Robust and built to last
  • Encourages imaginative role-play
  • Improves fine-motor skills
  • Increases perseverance
Cons
  • Lots of small pieces needing storage

14. LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe

Leapfrog Magic Adventures Globe

Why we like it: Encouraging plenty of geographical learning, this toy really makes the most of technology.

A 6-year-old may not yet have an understanding of the wider world but 2D maps often don’t give a full perspective. A globe is a useful learning tool as children progress through school and this LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe utilizes plenty of technology to really enhance geographical learning and perspective. This may be a great introduction to the concept of the wider world.

With a built-in screen, stylus and over five hours of video, children can improve their technology skills whilst they learn about the world. The LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe allows children to retrieve information about different areas of the globe simply by touching them with the stylus. This globe represents a good educational investment piece that will also capture children’s interest.

Pros
  • Geographical learning
  • Improves technology skills
  • Screen and stylus included
  • 5+ hours of videos included
Cons
  • Requires batteries

15. Mindscope Neo Tracks Twister Tracks

Mindscope Neo Tracks Twister Tracks

Why we like it: Increase creativity and construction skills by building these exciting tracks for battery-powered cars to race along!

These tracks are brilliant for 6-year-old boys, not only are they fun and exciting but they also help to improve creativity and construction skills as they require assembling. The assembly itself is relatively simple so the child can do it independently but with 228 pieces of track included in the Mindscope Neo Tracks Twister Tracks there’s plenty of room for creativity.

The battery powered cars will automatically follow the tracks so children can experiment with creating different roadways for them. The Mindscope Neo Tracks Twister Tracks can also go up and down steps or stairs, or over objects so there’s plenty of fun to be had by creating different hills and slopes.

Pros
  • Improves construction skills
  • Promotes creativity
  • Simple-assembly
  • 228 pieces of track
Cons
  • Requires batteries

16. Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad

Osmo Genius Starter Kit

Why we like it: This kit is designed to be used with an iPad but has plenty of educational games that support logic and problem-solving: A solution to too much screen time?

Children absolutely love technology, unfortunately with technology comes a lot of screen time, which can become a source of stress and conflict for parents of 6-year-olds. If the 6-year-old you’re buying for has an iPad or access to an iPad then the Osmo Genius Starter Kit may be a good gift for them because it promotes a positive kind of screen-time.

The Osmo Genius Starter Kit is a set of materials which can be used in conjunction with a program on the tablet. The materials are physical things that can be picked up and manipulated and they interact with the games on screen. The games and materials are all educational promoting scientific subject knowledge and skills such as logic, problem-solving and innovation.

Pros
  • Builds on children’s interest in technology
  • Real, hands-on learning
  • Teaches numbers, letters, words and maths
  • Promotes logic and problem-solving skills
Cons
  • Requires an iPad

17. Guess Who

Guess Who

Why we like it: Interactive Board Game that improves speech, language and logic skills.

Guess Who is a classic family board game and around about 6 years old children will be able to begin to play it properly. Guess Who requires players to use a process of elimination to determine the character that the other player has selected, this requires logic and problem-solving skills. It also improves children’s speech and language skills as they ask questions to find out information about the other players’ characters, and think carefully about how to gain the most useful information.

Playing board games with others also requires that children learn the etiquette and rules of playing games and promotes pro-social skills such as turn-taking, winning and losing gracefully, and following the rules. This is a great way to get a 6-year-old involved with family games.

Pros
  • Involves another player; social play
  • Promotes social skills; turn-taking
  • Improves speech and language skills
  • Increases logic skills
Cons
  • Requires another player

18. Playmobil Porsche

Playmobil Porsche

Why we like it: Remote control Porsche car, perfect for Playmobil figures and imaginative play!

Based on Playmobil the movie, the Playmobil Porsche can also be used with other Playmobil sets to encourage imaginative, social play. The Porsche, figures and accessories can be used to ‘act out’ scenes from the movie or other social scenarios, helping to sort through understanding of social situations.

The Playmobil Porsche is also remote controlled, increasing children’s use of and mastery over technology. This set could make a great starting point for a Playmobil collection, or an addition to an already growing one, especially for fans of the movie.

Pros
  • Based on Playmobil the movie
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Remote control improves use of technology
  • Compatible with Playmobil sets
Cons
  • Requires batteries
  • Pre-constructed, no construction to do

19. Intex Inflatable Duck

Intex Inflatable Duck

Why we like it: A classic pool toy to help gain confidence in the water and keep kids active.

Swimming is a great exercise for young children and at 6-years-old many children are beginning to feel more confident in the water. Under adult supervision, using this fun, inflatable duck toy they can build up their physical strength and fitness. The two handles increase the float’s stability in the water meaning that it is less likely to tip, further increasing children’s confidence.

Swimming also improves children’s gross motor skills as they learn to move their body through the water, and the Intex Inflatable duck also encourages skills like pulling up, balancing, and kicking which in turn increases the strength and control needed for writing.

Pros
  • Helps children gain confidence in the water
  • Fun way to increase physical activity and skills
  • High strength handles
  • Repair patch included
Cons
  • Requires access to pool
  • Close adult supervision needed

20. Lego City Cargo Train Set

Lego City Cargo Train Set

Why we like it: Combining two classic construction toys: Lego and a train set, with the added excitement of battery-powered trains!

Lego and train sets are both classic toys which promote different kinds of construction skills and this Lego City Cargo Train Set combines both! It also includes six mini figures to promote imaginative play once the set has been constructed.

An ideal gift for 6-year-old boys who love Lego and trains, the Lego City Cargo Train Set comes with a motorized train that can be remote-controlled using Bluetooth, and is compatible with any other Lego brick sets which means that children’s imaginations can really run wild.

Pros
  • Combines two classic construction toys
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
  • Motorised train with Bluetooth remote control
  • Includes six mini figures
Cons
  • Lots of pieces requiring storage

21. Brio Labyrinth

Brio Labyrinth

Why we like it: Beautiful traditional game, made of wood which encourages hand-eye coordination.

Sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics in this age of interactive electronics, technology and screen time. The Brio Labyrinth is a traditional maze game, which encourages hand-eye coordination. The child must use twisting knobs to tilt the board in order to lead a small ball through a maze.

This requires skill, patience and logic too. It also improves fine motor skills by building up flexibility and the small muscles in the fingers which in turn improves handwriting skills. The Brio Labyrinth is made of wood, adding to the traditional feel and representing an eco-friendlier approach. A lovely gift for a 6-year-old boy who already has all of the modern, technological gadgets!

Pros
  • Traditional game
  • Made of wood; more eco-friendly
  • Encourages hand-eye coordination
  • Improves fine motor skills
Cons
  • No storage place for balls

22. ValueTalks Kids Helmet and Pads Set

ValueTalks Kids Bike Helmet and Pads Set

Why we like it: A great add-on gift to keep a child safe as they explore a variety of sports and activities.

If you know that 6-year-old you’re buying for has, or is going to be gifted, a scooter, bike or skateboard or is a bit of a daredevil then the ValueTalks Kids Bike Helmet and Pads Set is a great gift to buy to complement that. This set provides all-round protection for participating in a range of sports and activities.

With adjustable straps the set is suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years and is comfortable to wear whilst having hard, robust outer materials so the child remains safe while having fun on outdoor adventures!

Pros
  • All round protection
  • Adjustable straps; fits children age 3-12
  • Suitable for a variety of sports and activities
  • Hard outer shell yet comfortable to wear
Cons
  • Only available in two color choices

23. GeoSafari Talking Microscope

GeoSafari Talking Microscope

Why we like it: Increase scientific skill and knowledge with this child-friendly microscope.

Increase a 6-year-olds interest in, and understanding of, science with a child friendly microscope. The GeoSafari Talking Microscope has a two-piece eye piece so that children can simply look through it rather than trying to master the art of closing just one eye at a time! The Microscope is interactive with buttons providing commentary for scientific learning, and this commentary is available in several different languages.

With 20 pre-prepared slides there is plenty for children to explore, building important scientific skills and interest, this makes an ideal, educational gift for a 6-year-old.

Pros
  • 20 pre-prepared slides
  • Two-piece eyepiece, easier for children to use
  • Multilingual
  • Interactive buttons providing commentary
  • Increases scientific skill and knowledge
Cons
  • Requires batteries

24. LogicRoots Ocean Raiders Math Game

LogicRoots Ocean Raiders Math Game

Why we like it: Child-friendly board game to help with mathematical learning and understanding.

Board games are a great way for children to learn all sorts of important skills and to join in with an activity for the whole family. The LogicRoots Ocean Raiders Math Game is a board game specially designed to increase children’s mathematical skills and learning. It also supports building problem-solving skills and logic as children learn to think ahead and strategize.

Playing board games with the family also helps to improve children’s social skills and the LogicRoots Ocean Raiders Math Game will help children to develop the necessary skills to follow the rules, control their emotions and win and lose gracefully.

Pros
  • Increases mathematical learning and skills
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Encourages social skills
  • Improves problem-solving and logic
Cons
  • Requires other players

25. Hot Wheels City Gator Car Wash

Hot Wheels City Gator Car Wash

Why we like it: An impressive large-scale car wash toy which helps develop construction and motor skills.

The Hot Wheels City Gator Car Wash is part of the popular Hot Wheels range and can be used in conjunction with other Hot Wheels sets to extend and expand play. This car wash toy is large, with lots of different and exciting features, like color changing components.

Putting the set together helps to improve construction skills and improves motor skills as does pushing cars along in and around obstacles. The Hot Wheels City Gator Car Wash is a great gift for a 6-year-old boy who loves playing with cars and will give him plenty of opportunities to engage in imaginative play.

Pros
  • Colour change features
  • Helps develop motor skills
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Improves construction skills
Cons
  • Large scale toy require space to play and store

26. Playmobil City Life Furnished School Building

Playmobil City Life Furnished School Building

Why we like it: Can be used to encourage imaginative story-telling and play based around children’s experience of school.

Whilst children love to play imaginatively, they also enjoy playing with what they know and basing imaginative play on real-life scenarios. The Playmobil City Life Furnished School Building allows them to do just that! Set over two floors with stairs, a lift, and all the furniture and accessories you’d expect to find in a real school, children can apply their real-life knowledge of school and the school day to their play.

When 6-year-old boys are playing in this way they are also improving their speech and language skills as children often use language to tell the story or explain the scenarios they are acting out with figures.

Pros
  • Can be combined with other Playmobil sets
  • Encourages storytelling and narration skills
  • Increases imaginative play
  • Age appropriate size
  • Accessories and figures included
Cons
  • Larger item; requires space to play and store

27. Cluedo Junior

Hasbro Cluedo Junior

Why we like it: A classic board game which increases critical thinking, problem-solving and logic skills, reimagined for a younger audience.

Cluedo is a great family board game and the Hasbro Cluedo Junior has made a version that’s especially tailored to younger children. Removing the violence and murder from the game participants must instead focus on solving who has stolen and eaten cake! This means that it is family friendly, and can be used as part of a family games night or with friends.

Playing with others encourages the development of social skills whilst the game itself focuses on increasing critical thinking, logic and problem-solving skills through careful deduction. This is a game that will last children through until they are mature enough for the original version.

Pros
  • Tailored to younger children
  • Increases critical thinking, logic and problem-solving
  • Encourages social skills
  • Can be played with family
Cons
  • Requires other players

28. Monsters Paint Set

Monsters Paint Set

Why we like it: Careful model painting to produce small figures that can be used for imaginative play.

Sold as an expansion set, the Monsters paint set allows children to paint small models to play with. The set includes 36 paints which are non-toxic and safe for children to use. In painting on a small-scale figure, children can not only exercise their creativity but also hone their fine motor skills by focusing on small details and exercising the tiny muscles in their fingers which make significant contributions to writing skills.

6-year-old boys will enjoy the rewarding process of painting their own models and then using them for imaginative small-world play.

Pros
  • 36 paints included
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Improves creativity
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Hones fine-motor skills
Cons
  • Sold as an expansion set

29. Smart Games IQ Puzzler Pro

Smart Games IQ Puzzler Pro

Why we like it: Increase logic skills with this compact set of challenges.

6-year-olds are at a stage where their cognitive abilities are expanding very rapidly, which explains why they interested in anything and everything and have so many questions about life. The Smart Games IQ Puzzler Pro is a set of 101 different logic puzzles and challenges. The challenges become progressively harder so the child can continue to build their skills.

The set provides storage for all the materials needed for the challenges and is compact and portable making it ideal to take along on car journeys or to restaurants to make waiting time less boring!

Pros
  • 101 different challenges
  • Becomes more challenging
  • Improves logic and problem-solving skills
  • Storage for all materials
  • Compact and portable
Cons
  • Lots of small pieces, may get lost

30. Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack Action Figure

Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack Action Figure

Why we like it: A physical toy based on the popular video game to encourage imaginative play.

Minecraft is incredibly popular with young children and many are fans, either because they play the game themselves or watch others playing it. If you’re looking for a gift for a 6-year-old boy who is a fan of the Minecraft computer game, but don’t want to buy a digital product, then the Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack Action Figure might be a good bet.

The Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack Action Figure is an action figure and accessories based on the Minecraft game, so it is a physical product that children can play imaginatively with, using storytelling skills to recreate scenes and scenarios from the video game.

Pros
  • Recreates scenes from a popular video game
  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Promotes storytelling skills
  • Increases social play
Cons
  • Small parts

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Final words

This collection of toys and gifts for 6-year-old boys has a wide and varied selection of products which play into children’s different interests and needs. All of them promote different types of development and skills without necessarily being overtly educational.

As you search through this list looking for the perfect gift for the 6-year-old boy you are buying for, hopefully you have been inspired to consider a few different options that you may not have heard of before or thought of gifting.