Birthday Party Gift Ideas for 6-year-old Boys
It can feel incredibly daunting trying to decide what to buy someone for their birthday. Buying gifts for kids is sometimes an even more difficult decision for parents, simply because of the age gap between themselves and the birthday boy or girl. Below you’ll find some birthday party gift ideas for 6-year-old boys, as well as good advice to consider while choosing what you will purchase.
Need birthday party gift ideas for a 6-year-old girl, instead? We’ve got you covered there too. Click here for that list.
Advice for picking a gift for 6-year-old boys
First and foremost, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that it’s always a nice gesture to check in with the parents for gift ideas before heading to the store. They may know exactly what their birthday boy wants or needs, and that can make your buying decision a breeze.
Secondly, you may want to include a gift receipt in case anyone else at the party buys a duplicate gift. This also helps all parties involved to avoid any awkward moments as to whether or not the child actually wants the gift you gave them.
Finally, if you have a little boy that is close to or the same age as the birthday boy, it might help to ask him what his favorite things are. Sometimes the things your children want are the same as those items other children want.
So, what should you buy a 6-year-old boy?
Now that we’ve gotten all the disclaimers out of the way, let’s jump right into our list of birthday party gift ideas for 6-year-old boys. Just a few of the wonderful ideas we’ve seen on mommy blogs, in parenting forums, and other media outlets include but aren’t limited to:
- Gift cards to go bowling, watch a movie, or play laser tag
- Gift cards to the mall, Target, and Gamestop
- Age-appropriate board games and card games
- Movies and video games
- Scooters and pogo jumpers
- Model cars and Lego building kits
- Science and magic kits
- Build your own kite kit, and other craft sets
- Walkie talkies
- Outdoor exploration kits
Hopefully, this list has inspired you to come up with the perfect present for the birthday party you’ll be attending.
Our favorite options are the exploration, crafting, and building gift ideas in this list. What’s wonderful about them is that they are more than just a gift. They are educational, help build motor skills, and they are still fun to play with. We don’t know about you, but those elements combined sound like a pretty sweet package to us.