What are you buying for 6 year old girls?

(55 Posts)
Dancergirl Thu 17-Oct-13 09:07:37

I am really stuck for ideas for dd3. She's the youngest of 3 girls so we have plenty of toys as you can imagine. We already have loads of Polly Pocket, Sylvanians, books, games etc, although tbh I think she's getting a bit bored and would like something completely new and different to play with.

I thought maybe Playmobil...?

She has a bike and also dd2's old scooter. And the house is already over-run with Hama beads grin

Any ideas?

Marne Thu 17-Oct-13 15:45:37

Playmobil or lego smile, I have got dd2 a couple lego friends sets and I am eyeing up the playmobil swimming pool and camber van. She has also asked for my little pony dolls, moxie girlz and the moshi monster mall ( and half the argos catalogue ) but won't be getting all these as I know they won't get played with, can't go wrong with lego and playmobil, lego gets played with almost every day in our house.

bymoonlight Thu 17-Oct-13 15:51:46

6yo dd1 is getting a cd player with some cds.

And lots of lego.

FernArable Thu 17-Oct-13 16:11:17

Cd player with CD's as well here. Also Monster High dolls and a password journal.

Dancergirl Thu 17-Oct-13 16:35:29


I'm surprised people are still buying CDs, I thought they were on their way out.

We have some Lego Friends and although dd likes playing with the dolls, she finds constructing them quite hard. My 10 year old, however, LOVES Lego Friends so I want to get little dd something that's just for her.

Playmobil pirate ship and Lego (Creator, not Lego Friends - can do so much more with the creator stuff....). Both specifically requested by dd6 who is currently sat building a lego mansion in the living room. Playmobil is the biggest hit in our house. Can highly recommend the swimming pool and camper van.

We bought a Sylvanian families department store last year, for both of our dd's (oldest is 8), but it never gets much attention.

elvisola Thu 17-Oct-13 16:48:50

I know lots of people will think this is a bad idea but I am getting my 6 year old a Hudl (using clubcard boost so will cost me £40)

She is always on my iPad, writing notes to herself and googling information. I thought I would load it up with some educational apps as well as some fun ones. I can't bear to fill the house with any more plastic.

I buy CDs from Amazon as most you get a digital copy now for your tablet/mp3 player

clr2014 Thu 17-Oct-13 18:08:56

Biggest thing so far is a furby... She would love an iPod I think...

bymoonlight Thu 17-Oct-13 18:19:22

I am using Amazon to buy the digital version (mp3) for dd1 and then I will burn it to a blank disc.

So if the disc gets scratched, I can just burn it again.

giraffeseatpineapples Thu 17-Oct-13 18:22:26

My 6 yo dd has asked for a remote control car so have got her a flashing stunt one from ebay for £9. Shes has also asked for smurfs 2 so very easy grin

Have also got her lego friends cafe and a pink furby mega cheap thanks to the bargain threads.

She has one of these mermaid books and loves it (i cant bear these or rainbow magic but hey ho) so I have bought her one of the same brand dolls from wilkinsons for about £3 and might put it with some more of the books.

giraffeseatpineapples Thu 17-Oct-13 18:24:28

also if you have sylvanians already - I am thinking of decorating some second hand bits and making a christmas village to be set out ready for christmas morning blush this is more for younger dd though.

giraffeseatpineapples Thu 17-Oct-13 18:28:50

BTw someone on one of the threads mentioned a voice activated secret journal as something her dd wanted and when mine saw the advert she also said oooh I want one, will prob give it a miss though as no space for a giant plastic journal.

One more idea - dds friends have rollerskates..

FairyPenguin Thu 17-Oct-13 18:40:17

DD is really into puzzle books - word searches and crosswords - there are some nice kids ones out there.

Also a box set from The Book People - the Claude one is good, or the Sally Gardner one. Or Winnie the Witch.

A new game for Leappad.

More arts stuff, glitter glue, feathers, googly eyes, coloured paper, pipe cleaners, etc. colourful biros are a big hit.

A wii game - Just Dance.

Dressing up outfits as she's grown out of all of hers.

picnicbasketcase Thu 17-Oct-13 18:48:11

DD wants a Furby Boom, I don't really get what it actually does or why they're so popular, but she's convinced FC will bring one.

FernArable Thu 17-Oct-13 20:03:03

DD got an iPod last Christmas and smashed it in February, hence the CD player this year! Easy enough to find on Amazon and it'll be ok for a year or 2 until I trust her with an iPod again. I am starting to consider the Hudl now as well.

Dancergirl Thu 17-Oct-13 22:15:45

What's a hudl??

Greythorne Thu 17-Oct-13 22:26:42

What's a furby?

giraffeseatpineapples Thu 17-Oct-13 23:19:50

A hudl is an ipad/tablet type device - there is some discusiion on this thread www.mumsnet.com/Talk/Christmas/1374164-Countdowners-united

A furby is an interactive crazy monster pet type toy www.amazon.co.uk/Furby-A6411-Boom-Polka-Dots/dp/B00E98MHD2/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1382048315&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=furby

giraffeseatpineapples Thu 17-Oct-13 23:26:33
pastelmacaroons Thu 17-Oct-13 23:28:56

We are also looking into a Hudl now.

I am disappointed really as I had her xmas sorted out already but I know she would love one and we have long journey every day which she hates.

On the other hand I have got away with getting her very cheap and free presents in the past.

Anyway, I have just discovered Djeco stuff....have a look op, not really on Amazon, but Bright Minds has lots as does a few other places.

Its really beautiful creative stuff, glitter boards, stamp sets, origanmi etc, lovely colouring pens.

So I have a load of different things from there, and a globe, as they are just learning about the world in our school...lots of books....some story cd's...a jewllery box, some necklaces...

lade Fri 18-Oct-13 01:20:56

My DD is 6 (will be 7 by Christmas) and we're getting her ...

A new ipod touch. She did have an old one - a 2nd gen that we bought second hand a couple of years ago. As she has looked after it well, and never smashed it (and it no longer updates onto the latest ios system, she can't get any games on it now) we've decided to replace it with a brand new one. She has this instead of a Nintendo DS etc.

Items for her hobbies (gymnastics) - new leotards, scrunchies etc.

She's very much into hair at the moment, so I'll see what I can get in Claire's.

Have you thought about a doll's styling head? My DD loves hers!

Arts and crafts etc

The latest now album.

A CD player that has got a docking station to it (for the new ipod )

And the usual - a DVD or two, some books etc...

ballstoit Fri 18-Oct-13 06:57:54

DD1 is getting a large tool box filled with craft stuff. I did a big order from Barker Ross, of stuff to replenish glue, sellotape, card and paper, plus pipe cleaners, stickers, confetti, glitter etc. I've also got friends and family collecting little boxes (matchboxes, toiletries and make up) to put in it, as she loves making little decorated boxes to put short notes in.

I have got a furby boom (at a bargain price thanks to Mumsnet), as a joint present for her and DD2.

DS is getting Disney Infinity, so boths DDs are also getting a character.

jamtoast12 Fri 18-Oct-13 07:04:31

Dd will almost def want the frozen fancy dress outfit and dress up boots once the movie released in dec so I'm waiting on them! Plus lego friends, design a friend, gelati sets

jamtoast12 Fri 18-Oct-13 07:04:46

Oh and you can't go wrong with face paints!

Dancergirl Fri 18-Oct-13 10:42:25

pastel the djeco stuff looks lovely! What are their pens like?

pastelmacaroons Fri 18-Oct-13 14:10:01

very good quality, I got dd some glitter ones for her bday and I was very pleased with the qulaity.

Doitnicelyplease Fri 18-Oct-13 15:46:12

DD1 got a Djeco stamp set for her birthday (the knights/dragons one) it is lovely quality, recommend for those looking for craft stuff.

Doitnicelyplease Fri 18-Oct-13 15:48:14

they are called 'create a story' and they have a princess one too.

Well I've got my 6yo books and I've made her a quilt but my aunty still wants an idea for her. She's getting Dd2 a tablet (6yo already has one) so wants to spend about the same on her but I can't think of anything she wants.

She loves her cheapy mp3 player and speakers so would probably appreciate a voucher for music more than anything but my aunty won't buy vouchers.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 18-Oct-13 16:12:37

Probably some Roald Dahl books.

A science kit, haven't decided which one yet.

Saw a car for her Sylvanian families for £12.50 yesterday I Toys R Us. So will probably get that too.

She still keeps asking for lego friends but, she finds them hard to put together and doesn't play with the ones she's got much.

Confusedbyyou Fri 18-Oct-13 16:42:03

I want a science kit for 6yo dd1 but can't find a good one. Everyone I read has bad reviews.

There must be a good one out there somewhere.

pastelmacaroons Fri 18-Oct-13 20:18:15

I got the create a princess one for DD for xmas, hoping its good.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 19-Oct-13 09:38:26

I'm in the same boat confused. Absolutely everyone has bad reviews doesn't it.

DS has this kit which is good. Might have a nosey at their range later to see if there is anything suitable for dd. She's a bit more of a kitchen experiment kind of girl smile

mikkii Sat 19-Oct-13 10:05:42

Giraffe, thanks for the furby Amazon link, I've ordered one for DD1. She saw her Spanish cousin's one and it is the only thing she has asked for for Christmas, but I was balking at £60 for something she might not play with. She hadn't asked for a particular colour so I thought this was great.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 19-Oct-13 21:06:52

What books are people thinking of getting or which books are popular with your dd. Was going to get her sone Roald Dahl but I think at this rate she will have taken them all out of the library by Christmas.

I'm taking dd out for the day near Christmas and that's her main present. We're going to the Harry Potter Experience. We won tickets to it a year ago and she still talks about it most days. She has no idea and this is a massive treat for her and me. We usually buy v little for Christmas.

I've made her some clothes too and am making her some art for her bedroom walls. I have quite a few books I've been collecting from charity shops. I have the complete Lemony Snicket collection, some Jeremy Strong, Pippi Longstocking and some David Walliams.

Family have bought her some audio books (she likes them on in the car) and lots of crafty stuff, particularly paper and coloured biros for writing 'books'.

pastelmacaroons Sat 19-Oct-13 21:38:02

show how funny, re lemony sknicket, i was out today garnering a few more from series of unfortunate events! Missing the last few....

books look at old threads of MN I have got some great ideas from there....

Got the Dianna Wynne series today, and Ottoline series too. Chris Riddle.

also happened to come across the Phantom tollbooth which from here is suposed to be a great book.

collecting the spiderwick chronicles from charity shops also.

We have just finished Spiderwick and dd is currently reading a Dianna Wynne Jones!

pastelmacaroons Sat 19-Oct-13 22:38:16

Its funny but both sets seem to be in lots of charity shops round me, I have never noticed them before.

Dianna wrote one of my fav books read as child, the ogre downstairs, through wonderful MN i was able to track that book down and do more reseach on author. I have never read any of her other books, got the chresomonaoto.....something.....4 books so looking forward to reading more....--am sick to death of oxford tree books--

MmmmWhiteWine Sat 19-Oct-13 22:44:23

My DDs (8 &7) love Playmobil. Would highly recommend the vet centre, the Christmas market and the swimming pool...they are the favourites with us.

Yakky Sat 19-Oct-13 22:55:54

OMG The Ogre Downstairs. Still have my original copy from about 39 years ago and still love to read it now.

PrimalLass Sat 19-Oct-13 23:00:26

My DD will be nearly 6. We are gadgetted to the max already.

She is getting silver sparkly Lelli Kellys, a Barbie wardrobe, Dismey Princess Cinderellaams Prince, a few crafty kits, a make your own book kit. She has asked for the password diary. We'll see.

pastelmacaroons Sat 19-Oct-13 23:20:00

grin @ yaKKY.

I was given a copy to borrow years ago as a child by a wonderful amazing lady....I was going though a hard time and that book really lifted me and helped me through it!

Yakky Sat 19-Oct-13 23:30:43

I re read that book every so often and would love my DCs to read it and see it the same way I do.
I am there flying through the town (with flippers) with Casper, Johnny & Gwynnie.
And I definitely want those huge treacle bars on my radiators.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Oct-13 09:45:55

Whitewine my dd loves the vet centre too! we've had it for a couple of years but she still plays with it.

Thanks for the suggestions on books. Will have to start hitting the charity shops smile

Dancergirl Sun 20-Oct-13 09:52:10

jiltedjohn and whitewine is the idea with playmobil that YOU assemble it all for the child? Or do they put it together similar to lego friends?

Dd loves animals so the vet clinics a good idea.

Dancergirl Sun 20-Oct-13 09:55:26

Like the look of the playmobil pool too....

Dancergirl Sun 20-Oct-13 09:56:54

The pool is £20 on Amazon!

sadmum1000 Sun 20-Oct-13 10:00:15

For science kits, try Hot Wires. It's great and although I think it says 8+, my DD6 can make most without ant help.

Not sure what I'll buy DD this year. The only thing she's asked for are stompeez, the magic tooth fairy game and a onesie.

fuckwittery Sun 20-Oct-13 11:50:30

DD1 is getting
locker bank to lock secret treasures in away from her sisters!
Drawing book
Roald Dahl book set, cheap from the book people
Usborne Body book, and atlas, from the book people
Hair model, got an ok looking one in morrisons the other day for a tenner
voice changer

She and her 3.5 yr old sister are both getting headphones and a splitter thing so they can watch films together on our ipad.

Will get her some crafty stuff, maybe foil art or moon sand as she still likes playing with DD2's playdoh, DD2 is getting a playdoh kit and moon sand might be a good more grown up alternative.
Maybe a science kit if I can find a good one, was also looking at magnet kits but again v expensive or bad reviews.
She would like something princessy I know so perhaps some glittery shoes and a party dress which she can wear over xmas too.

I know that seems like a lot but we have virtually no family/ friends who buy presents for the DC so I do tend to spoil them so they have a pile to open.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Oct-13 13:21:47

Dancer DH has always put the playmobil together. If he's been at work we've elected grandpa todo it instead smile

Off to have a look at Hot Wires...

I've gained some great ideas from this thread so now DD will be getting:

CD player
Moon dough
Lego friends
Magic tooth fairy game
Mosaic and other craft things

We have no family that buy for DC so I tend to pad it out a bit and I buy smellies to last the year plus pjs.

giraffeseatpineapples Mon 21-Oct-13 00:43:44

We have got hot wires from ebay for my ds this year, he played with it at a friends house and it does seem like a winner.

bsc Mon 21-Oct-13 00:56:30

Pop-up pirate has been very popular with my DC- we got it last christmas.

Lego and playmobil here though, and books.

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