Wonderful Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls – 40+ Ideas!
Your little girl deserves something special, but are you still trying to figure out what to get her? I hope you find what you are looking for here. My daughter will be turning seven this week. Another year has gone by in a flash! And I thought that, now that I still have her sixth year very present, I would put together a list of everything she has enjoyed the most as a six-year-old. It might be helpful for those researching ideas for gifts for 6 year old girls – because it is always tough to figure out what they will like.
So, before we cross the 7-year threshold, here is this extensive list of all the things that come to mind that he has really enjoyed and have been great for his development during this past year. I am going to organize this list under the following categories:
- Tech & Electronics
- Arts & Crafts & Experiments
- Outdoor toys
Although you can find most of these items internationally, some might need help finding precisely the same outside Europe. But remember that the principle is the same, and you may find a similar item from other local brands. I hope this list can be helpful to you. I’ll share links to Amazon where possible.
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1. The World Needs More Purple People – Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart & Daniel Wisema
What an excellent and funny book! It is a guide to becoming a purple person. What is a purple person, you may ask? Well, a purple person does all of the following:
- asks really great questions
- laughs a lot
- uses their voice (and helps others who have lost their voice)
- work hard
- are themselves.
It promotes curiosity, kindness, inclusion, empathy, and being active. These are lovely values to encourage 6-year-olds and any other age. My daughter liked it so much that she asked if she could take it to school to share with her friends. Of course! We need all the purple people in this world we can get!
2. Here We Are – Oliver Jeffers
This book is a masterpiece. An actual work of art. The illustrations are so unique, and I could look at them for hours. This book is a collection of notes from a father to his son to tell him how living on Earth’s planet works. It talks about our terrain, day and night, our body and what we need to function, and about animals and people. “You are never alone on Earth.” It is hopeful and beautiful. Apple+ has adapted this book into a beautiful 30-minute short movie that is a must-see and ideal for curious 5-year-olds and up. Check out more short movies here.
3. Draw With Rob – Rob Biddulph
A couple of months before she turned 6, we discovered Rob Biddulph’s Youtube channel, where he posted over 100 video tutorials on how to draw different characters. It is just great, and we love it! We’ve drawn together the Narwal, the cupcake, the seahorse, and so many more! (Honestly, I’ve learned a lot). This book is fantastic with more tutorials and activities for when the internet is not available 😉 We’ve done so many this year! If your child loves to draw, this is something you must check out together.
4. Usborne – Magical Painting
The Coral Reef Magic Painting Book is magical and marvelous to take on trips. If your children like watercolor painting, they will enjoy this book. The magical thing about it is that you need some water to make it work.
Color ink is under the black lines, and color flows onto the page once it is in contact with water that you can apply with the brush that comes with the book. The result is surprise and magic.
There are 15 scenes (not counting the title page, which you can also color in magically). Along with many other underwater creatures, you will find clownfish, dolphins, turtles, sharks, seahorses, and jellyfish.
The mechanism is so simple that you could take it anywhere, ask for some water, and they could be peacefully paint. I can imagine my children using it at a restaurant or on the plane (my daughter, yes – she is more careful – my son might spill the water – so I wouldn’t risk it with him yet). For more Usborne Activity books, check out this post 😉
5. Sticker Dolly Dressing – Fairies
The Sticker Dolly Dressing book is just lovely. My daughter picked the Autumn fairies on our last trip to London and was so happy to find the Summertime fairies book.
It’s a book filled with almost 12 double-paged scenes (the last scene is just one page), with fairies that require dressing up and decorating their surroundings. The book has +250 stickers, and the pages are slightly thicker than usual and glossier, allowing you to gently unpeel the sticker if you need to correct a misplaced one.
This book is recommended for ages 4 to 7 (my children’s ages), and they enjoy it together. Spot on!
Sticker Dolly Dressing – Fairies
6. Revolting Rhymes – Roald Dahl
Revolting Rhymes is a hilarious and slightly gory take on traditional fairytales by master storyteller Roald Dhal. New retellings of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood. The moral is slightly different and more modern, like when they discover that princes might not be as charming as they are made out to be; and you’d be better off with someone more modest who respects you. I highly recommend it, but I recommend you read it first to ensure your child will like it.
7. Oi Get Stuck In! – Kes Gray & Jim Field
Inspired by the picture books “Oi Frog!”, “Oi Dog!”, and “Oi Cat!”, Kes Gray & Jim Field have created this fun sticker and activity book. It has more than stickers, but also mazes and activities related to the hilarious rhymes in their books. We love “Oi Frog!”. If you haven’t read it, you must. Or at least listen to this read-aloud version. I wish I could read it like this.
8. Paint by Stickers Kids – Kids
These sticker books are just excellent. My 6-year-old daughter had to stay home because of a stomach bug this week. She was entertained for hours with the Unicorn & Magic sticker book. Now she is asking for another one. These books are like sticker mosaics. First, you have a layout of the illustration split into little sections, each with its number. Then you have a sticker page.
First step: Find the sticker.
Second step: Peel the sticker.
Third step: Place the sticker.
Then, add the next and the next, and complete the paintings.
This category opens a whole world of possibilities. Although my daughter has not been into dolls this year, I know a lot of her friends have. So dolls are also a thing to consider, although I won’t be naming them here on the list.
If you are looking for a toy they will play with almost daily and grow with, then this is it. The Connetix Magnetic tiles are the most beautiful ones we have found. The magnets are strong, and the pastel colors are so beautiful that it invites them to make countless creations. Houses, roads, buildings, rockets, tables, wardrobes, animals, letters, and so much more. It is one of our favorite open-ended toys at home, which is enjoyed by both my 3-year-old and my 6-year-old. It is one of the few toys they play with; it is priceless.
10. Connetix Ball Run
Spice things up by adding the Connetix ball run to the tiles. It is so much fun! And it is fun, but they unconsciously learn about planning, physics, structures, speed, maths, and much more. It is so beneficial for their learning, and they don’t even realize all the things they gain while playing. It is wonderful.
If your little one likes chess, they will probably like this fantastic chess set from Lego. And if they also enjoy Harry Potter, it’s a sure win! You must build the whole board and all the pieces in J.K. Rowling’s imagination style. My daughter has not yet read the books or seen the movies but has loved them just the same. A beautiful set to have around ready to play when you want some quiet time.
A Playsilk is one of those open-ended toys that you should have around the playroom. It can be a skirt, a cape, a backdrop, a doll carrier, a blanket, a flag, the door to a tent, and so much more. We have this Autumn one from Play Silkies, and it is just dreamy. And Sarahs silks have a beautiful range of sizes and colours.
13. Moana costume – Disney
Another recent heroine that we adore is Moana (or Vaiana in other parts of the world). My daughter really enjoys playing dress-up and pretending, letting her imagination fly, and Moana is fantastic. Besides, my son is her perfect sidekick and enjoys pretending he is Maui. What a pair!
14. Mandala Pineapples – Grapat
If you know me, I LOVE playing with loose parts, especially the mandala sets from Grapat. These wooden toys are so lovely and made with a lot of care. You will probably be thinking, “what is this?” and “what do you do with it?”. You can not imagine all the things that you can do with them! From mandalas to flat-lay designs, to counting games… you can do so many things with them. These particular ones are also great for stacking. You can check out this post on Grapat Mandalas for more ideas!
Although it seemed like she had lost interest in dolls, it now seems she is back to playing with them, especially because she likes their dresses and wants to create dresses for them. I know many of her friends play with dolls as well. You just need to find out which type of doll (franchise) they are interested in, and you will rock.
16. I Speak 6 Languages – Londji
“I Speak 6 languages” is a game to learn and fall in love with languages. It is an entertaining game that encourages to learn 100 words in 6 different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Catalan. Knowing all this vocabulary is a sound foundation for learning languages in the future.
If you’d like to know more about this game, check this post with more detailed explanations of Londji games and how to play them.
17. Monza – Haba
This was a gift for my son when he turned 3 years old, but it was a bit complex for him. But my daughter loved it! We’ve played a lot throughout the year. It is a strategy game where players have a car and must get to the finish line first by rolling 5 colored dice. Then, when you roll, you must advance, stepping only on colors that have come up on your dice, and you must strategize which combination will take you farthest in your turn. It is amusing.
18. Discover the World – Look and find puzzle – Londji.
This World puzzle is fantastic! It is excellent for geography for them to start grasping the idea of a vast and diverse world. Each piece is well thought out (you always have something identifiable), making it easier to put together. We especially like the borders of Londji puzzles; they are not straight like most puzzles but wavy. The wavy edges make it much easier to locate the border pieces and get the puzzle done.
The World puzzle is more than a puzzle; it’s a “look and find” puzzle. Once you have completed it, you have a series of little tokens with elements from around the world (buildings, animals, landmarks, etc.) that you must locate on the map. It has been a fantastic conversation sparker, and we’ve learned much through it. My 6-year-old daughter loved it and did it twice the weekend we got it for the first time. It was a success!
My daughter has been playing with Dobble cards from her friends at recess this year. It is a fun and quick game that you can play anywhere. We bought the beach edition as it is waterproof and makes it even better. There are different ways to play with it, but the aim is to find the common object between the card in your hand and the middle pile. Easy and accessible for all!
20. À la cuisine – Londji
“À la cuisine” is a card game about food and delicious recipes. You must help find all the ingredients needed to cook the day’s dishes. A fun day about speed and strategy.
The player who completes the most recipes is the one who sins the game. It is recommended for ages seven and up and 3 to 6 players. Games usually last about 15 minutes.
21. Yoto mini
The Yoto mini is a fantastic gift for children. They take charge of what they want to listen to without a screen. I am so happy with this buy. One of the great things about the mini is its size, and how easy it is to take with you (compared to the Yoto Player)
22. Yoto mini adventure jacket
The Yoto mini is a fantastic gift for children. They take charge of what they want to listen to without a screen. I am so happy with this buy.
23. Yoto cards
You need Yoto cards to make the most of the Yoto mini. They are amazing! You can have cards with music, stories, activities, and so much more. My daughter’s favorites at the moment are the Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, Disney Stories, Learning French, and Kids Pop Songs.
24. Yoto card folder
You might think you don’t need it (at first), but when you get a couple of the cards misplaced, then you will realize how much you needed it in the first place. Now they know where they can find them and we have them organized by child and theme.
A camera is another fantastic gift for this age. Children like recordings and pictures of special family moments or friends. This camera is perfect for little ones; it is straightforward, they can choose frames, and even has a game they can play. It is fun and an excellent way to teach them about photography and memory-making.
26. Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set – Learning Resources
What an incredible toy! This tiny mouse is for coding. It helps children learn to program while practicing critical thinking, problem-solving, sequencing, and programming fundamentals. The box came with the mouse and cheese plus 20 maze grids, maze walls, tunnels, coding cards, and activity cards. It’s a fantastic STEM toy, and we are all enjoying it together as a family.
Arts & Crafts
27. Artist case – Miaoke
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso.
Among other things, my daughter says she would like to be an artist when she grows up. I dreamed of being an artist, and although that dream faded for many years, it has come back strong. We really want to encourage her passions, whatever they may be. She has been using this suitcase EVERY SINGLE DAY since she got it. She loves it, feels grown-up, and is a true artist. Can’t wait to see all the things she will create.
28. Art cart – Alvarog
We got this cart recently, and it has been incredible! Until then, we had our art supplies spread out in different cupboards that were not easy for them to reach, and now they have most of them all in the same place. My daughter loves it and moves it around the house, depending on where she will start creating something new. It has been a game-changer because I often find her creating and experimenting without asking me for supplies.
29. Loom and rainbow rubber bands for bracelets
She has made so many bracelets this year. It was a gift for her 6th Birthday and has been used a lot during the year. Thanks to videos on youtube, we’ve learned to make some essential bracelets, and she has made so many with new color combinations and patterns. It has helped her practice patience, start and finish a project, design, ask for help when needed, and experience gifting DIY things.
30. Food coloring
Food coloring is a must-have item in our home. I used to bake cookies and used them a lot. But with the children, we’ve done soooo many things with it. We experimented with water, slime, oobleck, chalk paint, dyed rice, and made volcanoes, painted with colored ice, marbled paper, and decorated cupcakes. I highly recommend it.
My daughter loves all stationery. Pretty papers, lovely notebooks, paperclips, stickers, folders… anything that she can use to write and save notes and messages for and from her friends.
32. Washi tapes
Washi tapes are a fabulous thing to have in your craft cart. They can be used in crafts, to stick drawings on the walls, to wrap tiny presents, to mark their own things, and so much more. We have a collection of many colors, and it has been great. A must-have.
Beads have been a big hit this year. We’ve made countless bracelets, necklaces, and rings all year long. As gifts, an afternoon activity, or during playdates,… any moment was a good time to make something with beads. We had Grimm’s wooden beads (which are lovely) and plastic and glass beads we found at a local store. She loved combining them and feeling the differences.
34. Paint your doll
This is a nice gift with an activity for them to do. My daughter enjoys all craft sets. This one was a doll that you could paint with the set of paints and paintbrush that came in the box. A nice indoor activity for a rainy weekend.
This year, we’ve upgraded the bike. The one she had was too small, and since the rest of her friends started going without stabilizers, she wanted to give it a go and she did! We are super proud! And she is extremely happy!
When our children ride their scooters or bikes, we always want them to wear helmets. Because you never know what could happen. Accidents are always unexpected, and it’s best to be safe and prepared. So we bought them a helmet that matched their scooter so they would always wear it when riding it. We’ve been lucky, and they’ve never hit their head, but they’ll keep wearing them just in case. Safety first.
37. Nail Polish & Lipgloss
My girl, like most of her friends in school, likes to play with nail polish and lip gloss. She was so excited when Santa brought these. We play at home, and I must admit I am a bit scared about how to deal with all of this. What is beauty? Why do we wear makeup? How do I explain this to a 6 year old? I do not know. I do not want her to think that she is better because of wearing these things. That is why I try to make a habit of telling her that what is most important is her light, her smile, her energy, and her kindness.
38. Writing board
I wish I had introduced these sooner at home, but my daughter has found them useful all the same. (My son will enjoy them longer). My daughter already knows how to write in capital letters, but started also learning cursive this past year and these proved very helpful. She has also used them to play “school” and teach us the alphabet. It’s a great resource to have around.
39. Math board
I am not sure about the story behind this board – whether it is Montessori, Waldorf, or any other philosophy- but this has been a great resource to use with my daughter this past year. She is naturally very curious about numbers and maths. She asks me to ask her to sum and subtract when we are having dinner. I could see she enjoyed it, so I got this board to help her see and experiment with numbers and operations in a more visual way.
The way it works is the following. Green beads are units, red beads are tens, and blue beads are hundreds. We have been adding and subtracting with them. At one point, she started figuring out multiplications (when nobody had told her about them), and I was so surprised. She just loves maths, and I am thrilled to see her be curious and learn independently.
40. Ballerina Slippers
She just loves ballerina slippers. They are even better if they are gold, silver, or a bit shiny. She doesn’t wear them to school (they’d be ruined on the first day), but she does enjoy them after school or during the weekends. We buy ours at Zara 😉
Things she was gifted on her 6th Birthday that she hasn’t used much
Unfortunately, these things happen. You buy them, or people gift them, something they use sparingly. Although they are brilliant ideas, they were not the best fit for my daughter. They may be great for your child, though!
- Microscope for kids
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I hope this list is helpful. This year is an important year for any child. Leaving pre-school and starting school is a significant change. They are growing and will develop many new skills and discover the world. They need all the help they can get.
You can not always control what people will gift your child, which is ok. However, it can be beneficial to suggest things you like them playing with or get yourself. The truth is, some people will ignore your ideas, but at least you tried. At home, we mix and match (plastic, wooden, open-ended, close-ended…), and they have a lot of fun discovering the world through them.
I would love to hear your thoughts! If you have any ideas that have worked for your kids, please share them! Either in the comments section below or on my Instagram account. We are all for learning and discovering new ways to play, have fun, learn and grow.