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What do 6 year old boys want for Christmas

Updated on August 11, 2016

Christmas is a great time of year and this year I had the pleasure of finding out what 6 year old boys want for Christmas. My son just turned six and it is so much fun to watch him circle EVERYTHING in the BIG TOY books that all the stores put out. I laugh when he circles all the barbies (he is proud of this) or the purple easy bake oven. He is not picky when it comes to all these great toys but I also know after watching him every day of his life what he actually plays with and what only gets looked at or played with once or twice and then left to sit there all alone for the rest of the year.

Electronic Overload

My six year old has an older brother and aspires to get and use things that are a little beyond his age. Although extremely coordinated and already excelling at sports, both physically on the court or field, and mentally in video games he still gets very frustrated at times. He also loves to learn and so learning games will be high on my list this year. I think a twist on electronics is what he needs and I see that he has in fact circled the LeapPad. I love that this device is both electronic and has many learning components to it. Sure to be a real pleaser this year! He loves to play Clifford & Caillou Learning games on my computer and so I will find the same kind of games to load onto this LeapPad.

My six year old also circled the IPOD Touch and says Santa is going to bring him one. I had to break it to him that Santa only brings gifts that are age appropriate. He seems to accept that for now anyway.

This year though the technology experts have created a kid version of the iPad! What I like about this is it only has age appropriate things on it but yet lets the kids feel like they have an older kid device. It is called the Nabi 2 Android tablet. It has a multi-touch display, a built in camera that also records video. What is really great about it is the parental controls and the ability to listen to 9,000 kid friendly albums, as well as the ability to watch kid tv shows. You can also download 500 mom-approved, kid-friendly apps!

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HOT Item of the YEAR!

MiP! What is this creature and what does it do? It is an interactive robot - but is it interactive enough to keep my six year old boy wanting more and more of it for months? The reviews are very good and this robot sounds like fun! It is controlled by hand movements or through a bluetooth link to any device. With this robot you can play games, watch it dance, or balance objects on the included tray. How hard is it going to be to get MiP though? Do I have to wait in line only to find out they ran out? This I won't do, so Santa may only bring it if it is easy to get.


My boys (6 and 10) both love sports of almost any kind. Usually anything with a ball attached to it. This year I will definitely be adding to my six year old's sports equipment. I love to keep him outside as much as possible with all the energy he has. He will need another new basketball to play hoops, a new baseball glove might be in the cards. He is also leaning toward the skate boarding craze, scooters, and snow boards, with the proper safety equipment of course. I am considering one of these options as well as long as the price is right and Black Friday has some great deals!

Last year I was able to get them a portable indoor electronic basketball hoop. A year later the condition of the hoop is not too pretty to look at but to this day they still play with it. On this year's list is a portable stand up air hockey game. It was cheaper then the basketball hoop but I am not so sure how long it will last with my very energetic boys. I know my 6 year old will love it though and he will spend hours playing it with his brother!

I hope this article has helped you make your Christmas list in some way! Please add a comment below as to what you will be getting for your 6 year old this year? I am sure there are plenty more suggestions to help people plan their holiday shopping list!


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    • Keeley Shea profile image

      Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT

      Thanks for commenting. Glad you got some useful information from my hub!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My boys are grown, my grandsons are grown, but these are great suggestions for my great grandson. Thank you so very much.

      I hope you have a wonderful day.

      Voted up Usefu and interesting.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I can see how a six year old would enjoy these gift ideas. Furby is so popular right now and I see them everywhere in the stores. Great suggestions and I'm sure they will make some little boy happy this Christmas.

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      Keeley Shea 5 years ago from Norwich, CT

      Thank you for your nice comment! It was a fun hub to write!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I don't have any kids to buy for this year, but these are great suggestions. Good hub!