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What are you getting your 6 year old boys?

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PumpkinPie2016 Sun 06-Oct-19 18:05:35

My son is 6 at the end of November and I am starting to think about Christmas presents but I am drawing a bit blank.

He absolutely loves cars (Disney and hit wheels) but has the hot wheels ultimate garage and a hot wheels track.

He likes lego - doesn't have any 'sets' but has a good assortment of bricks. I have looked at sets but some of them are so expensive!

He quite likes playing pretend games with little figures.

Likes trains but has a lot of Thomas the tank track stuff already.

What do your 6 year old boys want/what are you planning to get them?

Please share your ideas - I want to start shopping so that I'm prepared.

Ricekrispie22 Sun 06-Oct-19 19:28:46

Some ideas for your DS:
Lego book box set www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp?productId=792482
Radio control car
Carrera track www.johnlewis.com/carrera-go-super-rally-racing-track-and-cars/p4165268
Usborne Look Inside Trains Book usborne.com/browse-books/catalogue/product/1/9020/look-inside-trains/

Stompythedinosaur Sun 06-Oct-19 20:38:46

I have a 6yo dd rather than ds, but might give some ideas. She is getting Lego as a main present, also a diabolo and spinning plates after using these at a festival, a giant glider plane that does a look the loop when thrown, a foam sword and shield from Liontouch, a mini voice changer and a bop it. For her birthday a small drone was a big hit.

Cherryrainbow Sun 06-Oct-19 20:39:00

My son is 6 this month. For xmas so far there has mainly been figures for stuff like roblox, spiderman imaginext stuff, and sonic figures.

I got a make your own forky play doh set as he loves toy story.

He is into stuff like minecraft so I got minecraft lego and books. Game themes are generally on his wish lists so a few 3ds and ps4 games are in his stash too.

I've just got to sort out his chocolate stuff now

Mallowmarshmallow Sun 06-Oct-19 20:53:09

My DS is six this month, on my list for both his birthday and Christmas are:
Skateboard
Archery set
Camouflage waist coat
Lego cars
Toucan box subscription
Finger skateboard stunt set
Globe light
Pasta maker
Remote controlled car
Flashpad

Like I say, these are split between birthday and christmas and I will probably pass some on as ideas for others who ask...

ritzbiscuits Sun 06-Oct-19 23:10:00

My DS 6 is mainly getting a Switch + games for Christmas, plus a few very small extras.

For his birthday (Oct)
Pokemon - cards, case, encyclopaedia, stationary
Gravitrax
Giant bean bag
One specific Lego set he wanted
Various books
Ligretto card game
Tennis net

NeitherNowtNorSummat01 Sun 06-Oct-19 23:17:51

My son sounds similar to yours.
I’m thinking of getting him some stuff to begin to learn coding/ programming

Also, saw this lego book and looks pretty cool

FusionChefGeoff Sun 06-Oct-19 23:28:05

There's a strong second hand market with Lego - can get good sets in boxes for much cheaper than new and, of course, it's unlikely to be damaged or anything as it's so durable. Have a look on eBay / local Facebook selling site.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Mon 07-Oct-19 01:33:02

My 6yo DD wants an explorers kit for her adventures. Things like a map with case, compass, boxes for her treasures, binoculars, gloves, trowel, jacket with lots of pockets.

She's getting a basketball hoop, Lego, board games, Books etc from various relatives

SweetPeaPods Mon 07-Oct-19 10:41:02

DS1 is 6 and he is getting a Nintendo switch. He is also getting a hot wheel set, some Lego Batman sets (I track them on camel camel camel). He wants a football kit but he won’t be getting one as he has too much already.
Regarding other ideas, has he got a scooter or skateboard?
Football goals or basketball hoop?
Imaginext do great super hero bits which both my dc love playing with. Batcave with the mini figures provide hours of imaginative play.

facedowninthedirt Mon 07-Oct-19 23:52:45

Imaginext is featuring strongly this year! Couple of Batman/Joker sets. The Spider-Man Jet is also a contender.

Will probably also get a scooter for balance of indoor/outdoor toys!

Equimum Tue 08-Oct-19 16:33:13

My son is 6 (but will be 7 over festive period). Apart from a bike, he is after:
Minecraft Lego
Lego ideas books
Hotwheels monster trucks
Playmobil

Hits from last year included:

Hot wires set (say 8+ but perfectly suitable and still being played with regularly)
K’Nex
Lego Boost

Allthepinkunicorns Tue 08-Oct-19 16:59:16

I'm getting ds:
A small skate ramp for his skateboard.
Nerf gun
Hot wheels cars
Ghostbusters playmobil (second hand)
The christmasauraus book
Lego
Minecraft stuff
Craft stuff
And I've made a bath bomb hamper box filled to the brim with bath stuff.

chuckeeee Tue 08-Oct-19 18:59:48

Sainsbury's have had half price Lego city sets the last few years in their toy sale

Mummyilovejokes1 Tue 08-Oct-19 19:52:30

Can i ask those who are buying minecraft stuff for their children if they actually play minecraft?
I ask because my 5 year old likes to watch the Netflix minecraft film/programme but has never actually played the game and so i wondered whether he would benefit from any minecraft items (which he asks for) if he doesnt actually play it. Hope that makes sense!?

CroissantsAtDawn Wed 09-Oct-19 20:01:02

Mine adores playmobil and his remote controlled helicopter.

Howmanysleepsnow Wed 09-Oct-19 21:09:17

Scalectrix
Set of Lego superhero figures from eBay
Magnet science kit

Allegorical Wed 09-Oct-19 21:17:40

Magnatiles starter set? We started with that and Building up a collection now. It is expensive But gets a lot of play time. Get family to add to it with extension sets on birthdays/ Christmas . All three of my kids play with it together.

Considering a Nintendo switch. Not decided yet.

Lego sets from eBay.

Card games - snap, memory game, top trumps.

Also started playing backgammon.

Also loves dominoes both to play the game and to make elaborate domino trails.

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Thu 10-Oct-19 07:27:07

We are getting DS a BMX, a basketball hoop, a remote control monster truck, hot wheels cars and the truck to store them on, a slime kit, an excavation kit, books, a toy tractor, some tools to help on the farm, a drinks bottle for his bike, PILs are buying him a new, bigger ride on tractor

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Thu 10-Oct-19 07:28:21

I did debate about mouse trap but I'm not sure if he'd actually play it and I'm trying to do no "filler" presents this year

Aroundtheworldin80moves Thu 10-Oct-19 07:41:23

Mousetrap isn't worth it. Theres a lot better board games.

Sleephead1 Thu 10-Oct-19 07:54:08

I'm getting mine a den kit , book on knots , a wooden pirate ship hes seen, a wooden trainset with figures, jigsaws but harder ones as some he has now are easy for him, a what's the time mr wolf board game, some activity books , large wooden blocks for building, and a playmobil set it's a vet one I think which has a Guinea pig ( as he has a pet Guinea pig) from family he is getting an annual pass to 2 museums local to us.

foodname Thu 10-Oct-19 07:55:25

Lego is a firm favourite, for his age there are loads of £10-£20 sets. Amazon have them reasonably priced, I got a police helicopter set for £11.50.

Morgan12 Thu 10-Oct-19 08:01:42

Ps4 VR.

Deminism Thu 10-Oct-19 09:25:55

My 6yo boy is getting, so far:

Boy surfer Our Generation doll
Phlat ball (his request)
Couple of board games
Dinosaur models to make and paint
Football kit from his favourite team (this is the big present as expensive)

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