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Don't know what to get 6y DD for birthday

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Fiona80 Wed 27-Apr-16 19:38:39

Don't know what to get 6 year old daughter for her birthday. She asked for heelys but read that they are quite dangerous. Or is aking for a PS4 but cant afford that. She's not really into dolls so not sure what to get her. Looking for any suggestions what so ever. As I'm not sure what is IN these days.

EatShitDerek Wed 27-Apr-16 19:39:55

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bornwithaplasticspoon Wed 27-Apr-16 19:41:51

Heelys are fine as long as you only let her use them in parks etc. I hate it when I see little kids on skates on pavements.

My dd loves her Lego friends (not pc, sorry!) and her sylvanians.

witsender Wed 27-Apr-16 19:42:40

My daughter of the same age would love a skateboard or skates, a new bike, some extra riding lessons, really pretty outfit, some dressing up gear...

Frimplepants Wed 27-Apr-16 19:42:55

I doubt this is in, but DS's favourite present was this

AnotherStitchInTime Wed 27-Apr-16 19:56:14

Dd1 is 6 she loves the 3ds she got for Christmas.

She also likes My Little Pony and Pokemon. Sylvanians also popular with my girls.

Lots of the girls in her class are into Shopkins and some Monster High neither of which I can abide.

If she is creative: Lego friends, a science kit, spirograph, friendship bracelet making kit, aquabeads, doh vinci.

Outdoorsy: Rollerskates, bike, trampoline.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Wed 27-Apr-16 19:56:56

It doesn't matter what's 'in' when you're six does it?

Lego, craft kits, mini-gardening stuff, a magic set, Fairy garden, books, telescope.

I'll think on.

Also the Winnie The Pooh book, Now We Are Six. My DC love that.

Queenie73 Wed 27-Apr-16 20:55:43

One of those bubble machines, I forget the name but they blow squillions of bubbles and kids love them.
A baking set, paddling pool, paints and paper or craft sets (Mister Maker is very popular here).

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 27-Apr-16 20:57:38

Any interest in science or stuff? Ds loved Make Your Own volcano kits and science kits at that age.

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 27-Apr-16 20:59:48

Or a ds or Kindle fire? Far cheaper than a games console and great for any kind of journey.

Griphook Wed 27-Apr-16 21:22:04

Got my ds 6 swingball, some craft stuff crazy sand

Mari50 Wed 27-Apr-16 21:28:23

my daughter used birthday money to buy heelys for her 6th birthday, I had some misgivings too and had read that holding the feet up to skate isn't ideal. To be fair my DD didn't injure herself with her heelys but she hasn't really had much use out of them. You need a consistently flat surface (which is probably why you see so many kids wearing them in shopping centres etc) or they're just a bit crap. I wouldn't discount the heelys because they are dangerous (but I might because they are a bit crap esp if you can't quite get the hang of it!!)

SwingingFromTheChanderlier Wed 27-Apr-16 21:44:17

My daughter (9) has had heels for a few years with no disasters!

lougle Wed 27-Apr-16 21:50:17

My DD3 turned 7 last month and got heelys. She changed as soon as she's home from school and uses them around the house.

RhiWrites Wed 27-Apr-16 22:05:41

I got my 6 year old niece this magic kit which seemed to go down well:

RiverTam Wed 27-Apr-16 22:09:43


CalleighDoodle Wed 27-Apr-16 22:11:37

My 6 yr old dd loves her heelys and got good very quickly. Not too many bumps.

SingingSamosa Wed 27-Apr-16 22:28:11

Both my daughters both got given (2nd hand) Kindles for their 6th birthdays (the reading kind, not the tablet kind) and I loaded them up with books and got them nice covers for them. They both loves them and still use them.

I've just looked back at the photos from my younger one's 6th birthday last year and she was also given Lego, a gym ribbon (those ones on a stick that you wave around), books, a crystal gems mining set, clothes for her Baby Annabel, and the Orchard Toys board game What a Performance.

She is quite a young child in some respects so often asks for things more suited to younger so as a comparison, next week (7th bday) she is getting jodhpur boots, more Lego! books, Pie Face game, Playmobil preschool, gel pens, a Tomy seahorse (a baby toy that she's desperate to have because her younger brother has one!!!) and an IQ Fit game (logic puzzle). She only had three items on her list, one of which was the Pie Face game and the other two were a golden choc coin maker and a Nivea lip balm gift tin (which is actually not available at the moment as they only seem to be about at Christmas!!). She usually gets bday money so if she still wants the coin maker then she can buy it herself!

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 28-Apr-16 09:39:11

SingingSamosa was it this she wanted? I've got a few spare (bought them at Christmas, forgot about them, then found them after). I was going to donate them to charity but if your daughter was really wanting one I'd be more than happy to send one on?

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 28-Apr-16 09:39:54

Forgot the picture!

Janecc Thu 28-Apr-16 10:43:11

DD learnt to use her heelys hanging off counter tops in the kitchen. They're great for the park. I won't be letting her zoom off any time soon. We can't protect our children from everything otherwise they'd do nothing. DD has a ds but she really wants a kindle fire. She's turning 8 shortly.

Janecc Thu 28-Apr-16 10:44:31

Oh and anything smiggle.

Fiona80 Thu 28-Apr-16 10:58:05

Think I might just get her the heelys and some lego.

Singingsamosa how do you upload books onto kindle? Do you have to pay for them?

SingingSamosa Thu 28-Apr-16 11:16:47

PaulAnka, yes, that's the one!! I emailed Nivea but they said they didn't have any grin. I'll PM you to arrange payment and delivery. You may have just made my DD's bday!

Fiona80 - I buy books off Amazon and they get sent directly to my children's Kindles. There are plenty of free ones on there too and most libraries also have a digital lending service these days that can send books to Kindles.

nickEcave Thu 28-Apr-16 12:02:42

It was my DD2's 6th birthday last week and we got her a teepee from Argos. Unfortunately it hasn't been nice enough to use in the garden and she has it up in her bedroom and is sleeping in it every night - not sure she will ever use her bed again grin

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