Getting Christmas gifts for 6 year old girls is when it becomes a bit more entertaining, as more gifting options open up.
It’s no longer just simple dolls or stuffed toys, though it doesn’t mean that a plush unicorn won’t still be the best toy for a girl who is still in kindergarten or is starting first grade of primary school.
It’s a time where young girls start to broaden their horizons and explore their options, gaining new hobbies and interests as they exchange information with their new friends and pick up something new and unexpected.
You may think that your little girl would like to play with a barbie doll for the millionth time in a row, but she may suddenly become interested in board games, comic books, clothes, LEGO sets, or even child science kits.
Personally, I’ve found that a great gift can even be one that you make for your child yourself or one that promotes imaginative play, improves hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and aids in taking her problem-solving skills to the next level.
But, the fact of the matter is that you should stop and listen to what your child wants, even just outright ask her and pretend like you’re gathering information for Santa Claus yourself.
While they aren’t as oblivious to it as a 2 year old would be, six year old girls are still easier to mislead than 8 and 9 year old kids, so try being at least a bit creative in the ways you extract the information.
If you really want to be subtle, ask your girl a few months beforehand and she usually won’t suspect a thing.
I know I had a hard time hiding things from my daughter, especially now that she’s a 7 year old girl.
She started asking all sorts of questions and I don’t know how long I can keep Santa Claus a reality for her.
But Saint Nick or not, gifts are still an important part of a little kid’s upbringing regardless of age or gender.
While that may sound a bit shallow, the truth is that it shows your little ones that you care enough to listen to what they have to say.
Don’t overdo it though, as that might spoil them; learn to practice moderation.
That said, I believe it’s time to find out what the best gift ideas for young 6 year old girls are.
1. Crazy Forts
Now this is a unique and interesting way of stimulating your child’s brain gears and putting her creativity to the test.
And all you need are a bunch of rods and toggles to place them into, and a canvas or a bed sheet to add the walls and the roof once your little one is done with her DIY construction.
Definitely a new approach in playing house as your daughter will now be able to make her own. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be a building; it can be anything she puts her young and creative mind to.
Save for 5 year old boys and girls alike, this is sure to make a wonderful Christmas gift and provide hours upon hours of fun for them, and is always readily available on Amazon.
Do note that you shouldn’t get it for 3 year old kids or younger due to the potential choking hazard that some of the pieces can pose.
2. Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids 6+
If your little girl shows an interest in programming or if you’re looking to let her give it a shot, then this STEM toy might be what you’re looking for.
The Dash coding robot is perfect if you want to help your daughter flex her creative brain power and learn how to solve more complex problems through action/consequence play. It certainly makes coding a fun, simple, and interactive experience.
It’s a popular toy used in modern education in over 20 000 schools worldwide and growing further as our education adapts to a more modern age.
There’s even a so-called Wonder League – a space where kids get to meet together and brainstorm ideas and find like-minded peers, allowing them to feel more comfortable in their own skin and with their own hobbies.
The base kit allows for five free apps and the robot itself can function for five whole hours of play time on a full battery, or for nearly a month if it’s just on standby.
It’s easy enough to charge as well since it’s done via micro-USB.
And all you need for your kids to be able to play with it is a smartphone or an iPad to help them connect to and interact with the robot.
And, as icing on the cake, you can even buy accessories for it to help your daughter personalize it to her heart’s content.
Plus, it’s one of Amazon’s best sellers.
While a bit pricey, it’s guaranteed to be a worthy purchase that will keep your little darling daughter entertained for months or even years on end.
3. PLUS PLUS – Open Play Set – Construction Building STEM Toy
Another STEM toy you may want to consider adding to your little girl’s collection.
A set of interlocking building blocks that are easier to pull apart than LEGOs and allow for more intricate builds.
The rather simplistic design allows for oodles of fun in building whatever her vivid imagination thinks of next.
Recommended for ages 5-12 (but nothing is stopping older kids or even adults from playing with them), the PLUS PLUS block comes in four different set sizes: 100, 300, 600, or the extra large 1 200 piece set for the most innovative of builders.
You’d be surprised at just how much young kids prefer building neat structures they can call their own.
So much so that they are willing to even forsake their screen time for a chance to flex their thinking muscles and surprise you with a new build of theirs that they might devote to you.
This neat little play set helps promote your child’s creativity, imagination, and healthy development of fine motor skills when working with these small objects, which is the fundamental goal of a great STEM toy.
And, to top it all off, the PLUS PLUS blocks come in three different color schemes that you can mix and match. Or just select the one that your child prefers the best.
Due to the size of the individual pieces, it’s naturally not recommended for 2 year old kids due to the very real choking hazard that’s present with anything similar. For added peace of mind, however, it’s BPA and phthalate free to ensure they’re fully safe for your girl.
An affordable and entertaining toy, at least when considering Amazon’s prices, with an unlimited potential for fun.
4. Rainbow Surprise Pixie Rose Doll
Of course, not every little girl is going to be interested in learning some advanced skill this early in her life. She’s only six, after all, and you’ll have to accept that your child may not find it fun to do these activities and prefers something a lot simpler.
But, while simple, she’ll still want it to be unique – something she can enjoy and show off to her friends for them to be amazed.
Enter the rainbow surprise dolls made by Poopsie.
While the brand name is a bit unfortunate, the quality of these is quite impressive and they offer an interesting spin on the usual plastic doll merchandise line by adding slime into the mix.
Yes, slime of all things – a neat little coloring trick that you help your child make and then have her add it to the transparent clothing of the dolls so she can make her own fashion lines.
Not to mention that she can also add highlighters and glitter to the mix for an extra dose of individualistic expression.
Not only that, this box comes with an adorable Pixie Rose doll and an array of accessories she can kit her doll out with to replicate nearly any real-life scenario, like going to the mall, sitting at the cafeteria, catching a movie, or similar.
If you’re still deliberating whether or not this is a worthy buy, know that it’s part of Amazon’s choice list, which is not an easy spot to slide into.
5. L.O.L. Surprise! 4-in-1 Glamper Fashion Camper
Naturally, some of the best Christmas gifts for 6 year old girls involve some toy that lets them play house or live out some luxurious fantasy life, whether it’s a princess, a fashion icon, or a pop diva.
In this case, it’s a fashionable glamper with her very own camping van – one that expands into a fully furnished wardrobe with a jewelry box and fashion studio, complete with a runway and a swimming pool that lights up.
It even has the essentials for any camping trip like a nice barbecue and a set of bunk beds for a more comfortable sleep.
Not to mention that the glamper fashion camper comes with well over 50 different little tidbits that can help further personalize the inside of the camper itself, like different bed sheets, brushes, and clothes.
For all the things that come alongside it, this fashion glamper gift could be considered a steal and well worth every penny with the amount of playtime your daughter is sure to get out of this wonderful toy.
6. Osmo – Genius Starter Kit for iPad – 5 Hands-On Learning Games
If you’re looking to turn screen time into a very helpful and extremely educational opportunity, then you might want to take a look at Osmo.
Osmo is this little sensor you add to the top of your iPad that comes paired with an iPad base too, as well as specific apps that it works with and a set of tools and blocks it recognizes to be used for interactive play.
It’s a rather neat and useful educational tool that helps keep kids entertained through colorful displays and engaging games that help teach them different things, with games for fine motor skills, creativity, learning new words, and simple Math.
This is all thanks to the five different games that come with Osmo, which are:
1. Tangram – helps teach kids how to use the tools given to them to assemble an identical shape to that of the picture.
2. The Numbers Game – where your kids learn how to add, subtract, and even multiply small numbers in order to match the numbers in the bubbles shown on screen and pop them.
3. The Newton Game – helps to teach about basic physics and object interaction, as well as develop general problem solving skills.
4. The Words Game – helps teach children new words and how to properly spell them, massively expanding on their vocabulary in the process.
5. Masterpiece – a game that gives your kids the option to let their imaginations loose and draw to their heart’s content.
Naturally, all of these games come in various difficulty settings, so if your little girl is finding a game too easy, you can give her a slightly tougher challenge to keep it interesting, or lower the difficulty in case you see her struggling with a particularly hard problem.
While this entire design is great and I’ve personally ended up buying it for my own little 7 year old girl, the one downside is that it only works on iPads, so I’d say only keep it in consideration if you aim to own one or already do.
7. Schleich Horse Club Lakeside Country Dollhouse and Horse Stable Playset
One of the tried and true loves of almost any young girl is the love of horses. The majestic creatures that gallop across the fields with their lustrous manes and carefree spirits.
And almost every girl dreams to ride one at least once in their lives.
But, we all know that can pose some risks with younger kids, so it’s best to rely on the next best thing and that’s playing with toy horses in your daughter’s very own country home.
And that’s why when talking about the best Christmas gifts for 6 year old girls, one cannot exclude this masterpiece from Schleich.
This neat little doll house incorporates two of the greatest loves a little girl has at this day and age, fusing them into a well-detailed and idyllic dream home painted in vibrant and eye-catching colors.
Constructed out of 70 pieces that all fit together seamlessly and make for a cute and picturesque scene, this horse club country house is guaranteed to provide hours upon hours of fun for your precious little angel and is of premium German quality.
Not only that, but it can be expanded upon further with extra sets from the same company that won’t seem out of place whatsoever.
While not part of the Amazon’s choice list, I’ve heard from fellow mammas who bought this for their own daughters that their girls were beyond thrilled to play with it.
8. Blankie Tails | Mermaid Tail Blanket
Of course not every single Christmas gift for 6 year old girls has to be some sort of toy or educational device.
It can be something as simple as a mermaid blanket that lets them pretend play, imagining they’re Disney’s Ariel and swimming around in the vast ocean. And Amazon can provide your baby girl with exactly that.
The best part of it is that it’s made out of premium quality fabric that ensures a soft, comfy, and warm feeling whenever your darling daughter crawls into her mermaid blankie.
It even comes with a matching sleeping mask to go along with it for those pleasant ocean dreams.
Plus, the tail blanket comes in a variety of colors for you or your child to choose from to help make her the most beautiful mermaid in the seven seas.
And, if your child isn’t satisfied with the product, the people over at Blankie Tails offer a 30 day full-refund policy, which is always a wonderful thing to see when browsing the Amazon marketplace.
9. Hedbanz 2nd Edition Who Am I Guessing Game For Kids
Maybe doll houses and ponies aren’t really your daughter’s thing. Maybe she is interested in a more mental challenge that’s catered to her age that is more fun and requires less effort to partake in than all the other educational games out there.
Then you may want to give Hedbanz a try. As a certified board game geek, I bought it for my own kids in order for us to have something to play together in hopes of them sharing the hobby – and they took to it instantly.
Hedbanz in itself is a simple game of “Who am I?” where each participant wears a headband with a card representing an object. The person then asks questions which the others answer truthfully until the person guesses the item correctly.
There is a timer and point system in the standard game, but they’re completely optional and you can just play for fun, since family game night doesn’t need to be a competition (as kids would normally be severely outmatched by the parents).
Instead, just focus on teaching them quick decision making, critical thinking and deduction skills as best as you can, as that’s the game’s intended purpose.
10. Razor A Kick Scooter
While all these indoor activities and toys can be fun and educational, sometimes your little girl wants a fun outside activity. And what better way to enjoy herself than with a kid-friendly scooter.
It’s light and easily portable with an easy-access brake should the need arise.
That said, it’s not a safe item for a 4 year old and under, given that your daughter may lack the hand-eye coordination to maneuver such a vehicle at that age.
Wait until at least her 5th birthday to even consider upgrading them to this sweet ride, a stepping stone toward a potential bicycle in the future.
11. Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit By Kahootz
You may notice that your little girl has taken quite an interest in fashion and has started drawing all over the place as she tries to invent her own personal brand.
Why not make it easier for her to keep her designs in line with the Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit?
It’s a set of stencils that help your child better visualize her desired clothing combination, pick the right stencil, and use one of the many different wooden coloring pencils to make her completely unique look come to life.
This essential fashion designer set for your little girl also comes with its very own carrying case should she need to take her inspirational work to the offices of the finest fashion critics (your bedroom) to see just how popular her newest creation is going to be.
12. Melissa & Doug Jumbo Misty Unicorn Plush
Remember earlier I mentioned the default thing for many a young girl is a shared love for all things equine?
Well then why not just opt for something simple and get your 6 year old girl a large stuffed unicorn plushie.
Made out of fine quality material and in elegant detail, this plush toy is sure to become your daughter’s favorite new playmate.
Luckily, it’s not pricey and is guaranteed to have your child grinning. If not, the founders are willing to help remedy the situation with a simple call.
I have to say that they’re one of the most reliable brands that you can find on Amazon for this specific happiness policy of theirs.
13. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Back in my day all my watch had was the date, time, and a stopwatch, but in these modern times, kids get to enjoy what is practically a mini phone strapped to their wrists.
And one such Amazon-listed watch manages to tick that phone-on-a-wrist box rather well.
Meet the Kidizoom smartwatch, a watch that not only has all the above-mentioned features but also houses simple games, a calculator, and even a camera and voice recorder if your little girl wants to capture a special moment when playing outside or with her beloved parents.
It even has a micro-USB port to import the images to a computer later to save them for future reminiscing.
As with all these fancy kid watches, they are all waterproof to a degree, but don’t go around submerging it in water, as it’s still a piece of electronics aimed at children. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The best part is that it comes in a number of lovely vibrant colors and clock faces to help further personalize it for your dearest daughter.
14. Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid
Last on our list is something that helps bring the beauty of nature into your child’s bedroom and helps liven the place up – a terrarium kit tailored to kids.
A deceptively simple item that can be made more intricate through further attention, the terrarium is an ideal way to teach your child how the process of growing a plant works on a small and simple scale.
The product comes with a pack of chia seed as well as wheat grass to provide an easy experience for your little girls first crop and make sure it’s a successful one.
It also comes with a number of decorations in forms of different colored soil and garden figurines like rabbits, mushrooms, and the like, as well as an LED light on the top to help illuminate the scene.
But, honestly, don’t limit yourself to just what comes with the product. If you’re willing to put in a little bit more effort in producing your own figurines and stickers, you can help make your child’s terrarium into a breathtaking fairy garden or a winter wonderland.
Once the terrarium is complete, you can even utilize it as a personalized night light for your child to feel safe during bedtime.
And who knows, maybe your daughter ends up liking it so much that she starts growing her own plants in bigger terrariums and discovers that she has quite the green thumb!
I’d say that this is definitely one of Amazon’s must buys for your child at one point during her childhood as you most certainly won’t regret teaching her about cultivation.
As you can see, finding the best Christmas gifts for 6 year old girls isn’t as much of a challenge on its own as is figuring out what exactly your child wants.
But you also shouldn’t limit yourself to one holiday either. Remember that any of these can also still qualify as birthday gifts, so you’ll do well by spacing them out and not spoiling your daughter with too many gifts during one festive season alone.
Trust me, you’ll run out of ideas too quickly.
And if none of the above-listed gifts tickle your girl’s fancy, my personal suggestion is to get your daughter a doll house. While I know that it’s cliche, it’s also a good default sticking point as rarely any girl will refuse one.
Sure, all of the STEM toys, craft kits, and building sets are neat and all, but trust me when I say that your kid is more than satisfied crafting something simple as well.
Learning is important, that is a definite fact, but you shouldn’t let it overshadow the potential for fun other toys might have that were built for the sole purpose of providing entertainment in the first place.
Some girls just like being Disney princesses even when they’re an 8 year old, let alone 6, so don’t just go off to Amazon and buy the next new toy learning fad because it’s what the other moms are doing.
Some girls may prefer a set of crayola crayons, a set of walkie talkies, or a simple karaoke microphone toy over some expensive item, and it’ll help save you a lot of money if you just listen to what your kid actually wants.
This is your child and she’s unique in her virtues and her wants, so cater to her before catering to anyone else’s personal opinion, as it doesn’t matter nearly as much as seeing your precious little princess’ warm and genuine smile.
I do hope that my little gift guide here has helped you find the perfect gift for your little one and that she’ll be thrilled about whatever it is you give her.
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