The Best Toys and Gifts for 6-Year-Old Boys, According to Parenting Experts (and Kids!)
When a boy turns 6, he's entering an age group where he doesn't have to be too careful about small pieces and can go way beyond learning basic colors and shapes. And that's because at this age, he's already equipped with some logic and building skills, allowing him to experiment with more STEM toys and wild race track sets. What tested well with our kid testers? Hot Wheels, remote-controlled cars, superheroes and lots of building sets and coding toys. These allow boys to continue to build on the skills he's learned while adding in elements of imaginative play.
If you're on the hunt for the best gifts for boys, specifically gifts for 6-year-old boys, here are top toy picks he'll enjoy. Each of these toy suggestions were recommended and evaluated by both the Good Housekeeping Institute and real kids in the search for finding safe, educational and functional toys. Many were even selected as our Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award winners.
Also, don't forget to check out Good Housekeeping's other gift guides for kids of all ages, including toys for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 5-year-old boys, gifts for toddlers, tweens and gifts for teens. These are the best toys and gifts for 6-year-old boys.
Featured picks include and ice-breathing dragon and epic Hot Wheels sets.