6th Birthdays & Gifts For 6 Year Olds

Gift Ideas by Age

Sixth Birthday Gifts Australia

What do you get for someone who is 6 years old? Six year olds are off to school, thinking about reading, writing, playing and making friends. At this age, some are more aware of “boys toys” and “girls toys” and the toys that their friends have.

Safety is still important – be careful of bicycles and similar toys unless the child has a safe place to use them away from traffic and other hazards. Make sure sport equipment is well-made.

Suggestions: Imaginative play with puppets and puppet theatre or dollshouses, more complicated jigsaw puzzles and games that require some reading. 6 year-olds may like to help around the house with lightweight tool sets, garden tools or cooking equipment. Art and play becomes more formal with flower presses and craft sets or simple science sets (magnets etc). Pretend and dress-up toys can be used to act out situations they see in real life: playing shop, television characters, etc. Most six year olds are reading so short novels and non-fiction books will be popular. Check to see if they have a passion like dinosaurs, animals or trains.

6th Birthday Gift Ideas

  • PeeDee Toys is a Melbourne-based toy shop that delivesr Australia-wide and international, plus the option to pick up from their Tullamarine warehouse (shipping details here). They are a member of the Australian Toy Association and were one of the first online toy shops in Australia. You can shop by age – see toys for 6 to 7 year olds or shop by brand.
  • Coolthings – Lots of cool novelty gifts for all ages and great for prizes as well as gifts – see their gifts for children. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping.
  • Yardgames – specialists in outdoor games and playground equipment, giant games and other activities.  They have some amazing pedal cars, ride-on trikes, bikes and karts and John Deere pedal-powered tractors

Some Gift Suggestions

Meg and MogMeg and Mog from Booktopia
This is a 40th anniversary edition of the children’s classic picture book, “Meg and Mog”. Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe’en party with all the other witches. The spell they cast goes off with a BANG! “Meg and Mog” is the perfect story for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.

The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat from Booktopia
One wet, rainy day while mother is out, a boy and a girl sit dejectedly in their chairs, watching the rain beat against the window. They’re bored. Suddenly, in bursts a large cat in a tall striped hat, ready to play – and not just ordinary games, oh no! This cat likes to create mischief and mayhem, and to aid him, he brings Thing One and Thing Two. These two small fuzzy blue imps race around the house, wreaking havoc. Who’s going to clean up this mess? This most famous of all the Beginner Books has been beloved by readers young and old since 1957.

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