These toys and gift ideas for kids ages 6-9 include must-have items like the Bitzee Digital Pet and a Roblox gift card
It’s gift guide season, and today we’re tackling the elementary-age crowd (for younger kiddos, check out our preschoolers’ gift list and for the older crew our tween guide is a must-read). The 6-9 age group is so fun because they’re old enough to appreciate a thoughtful gift, yet still young enough to be wowed by the magic of it all. From the never-go-out-of-style gifts like LEGO sets to one of the hottest holiday toys of 2023, we’ve got a covetable selection of toys and gift ideas for kids ages 6-9 at a variety of budgets.
Air Hogs Zero Gravity Sprint
Zip, zoom, and drive this race car on any smooth surface, including the walls and ceiling.
LEGO City Ski & Climbing Center
This new set includes eight minifigs, a warming hut, skis, snowboards, and even a snowman!
LeapFrog® Magic Adventures™ Telescope
The Magic Adventures Telescope features up to 110x magnification and lets kids zoom in on the moon at night or nature during the day. Capture and save what you see, and explore out-of-this-world discoveries and more through 100+ NASA videos and images on the 2.4” screen.
Miniverse Make It Mini Kitchen
If your grade school kiddo hasn’t been swept up in Minverse madness yet, here’s the perfect introduction. The kitchen comes with the UV-light oven needed to ‘make’ their treats, and two bonus recipes and oven mitts are also included.
Secret Message Fortune Teller Kit
The paper fortune cookie tellers of our youth are back and better than ever. Kids can even use the pen to write secret messages in invisible ink.
Marvel Avengers: Beyond Earth's Mightiest Action Figures
A new and improved set of Marvel’s most famous superheroes, including Captain America, Hulk, and Black Panther.
LilGadgets Untangled Pro Wireless Headphones
They’ll need a pair for school and for travel, and these wireless headphones have a built-in microphone and come in 10 different colors.
5 Second Rule Relay
A mash-up of Pass the Baton and 5-Second Rule, this fast-paced game is a great gift idea for kids ages eight and up.
Bitzee Digital Pet
One of the coolest new toys we’ve seen in 2023, kids can pet, feed, and play with up to 15 3-D digital pets. The more they play, the faster they level up!
Pokemon Pikachu Train and Play
There are over 50 reactions to engage your budding trainer. Everyone's favorite Pokeman even moves his arms and his cheeks light up!
Create Like Frida Self-Portrait Mirror Painting Kit
Creative kids will be inspired by the world’s most famous self-portrait artist with their own art set that includes three pre-printed and one blank decal.
Magic Treehouse Boxed Set
Encourage their love of reading with a set of this beloved book series that includes #1-28!
Beast Lab: Shark Beast Creator
One of the hottest gift ideas for kids in 2023, little scientists can combine all the ingredients they need to create their very own beast. The sounds, lights, and mist actions give this kit an authentic lab vibe.
Barbie's Dreamhouse for Nintendo Switch
This brand-new game isn’t just fun for Barbie lovers! Design gurus will enjoy picking wallpaper and decor to create the ultimate home for the iconic doll and her friends.
Dig It Up! Ancient Artifacts
Indiana Jones doesn’t have anything on your curious kid. There are six molds that look like iconic historical items like the pyramids, a Viking helmet, and the Great Wall of China. Using excavating tools, kids will dig for treasures in each one.
Squishville 'What's Cookin'' Squad
Squismallows, but make them smaller. This collectible version of the cult-favorite stuffie includes all 12 members of the squad.
WishCraft Flower Power DIY Soaps Kit
There are enough supplies to make six different beautiful soaps.
Sharper Image Laser Tag Set
Bring the fun of laser tag home! With light-up vests and action sounds, it’s like they’re in the arena.
Rainbow High Color & Create Fashion Doll
New in 2023, this doll comes with blank clothing and washable markers so kids can design different clothes on a whim.
TMNT Mutant Mayhem Figures
A perfect gift idea for your elementary school kid who loves Leo, Donnie, Raf, and Mikey.
VTech Turbo Edge Riders Rally Track Set
Speedsters can create their own course with over nine feet of starter track, and you can incorporate materials you find around the house to create obstacles, tunnels, and more.
ThinkFun Rollercoaster Challenge
This STEM game is perfect for kids ages six and up. It’s Half logic, half roller coaster engineering, and 100% fun.
Crayola Wixels Animal Activity Kit
Kids can use the color map to create pixelated animal art or create their own designs.
Pokemon Bulbasaur Plush
This adorable guy is perfect for kids who still love stuffies, but are ‘too old’ for traditional options like teddy bears.
All of the fun of a pet without the cleanup! This interactive pup is ready for love and care and even comes with six games, like Fortune Teller and Ultimate Nose Boop.
Would You Rather? Box Set
Get your elementary school kids talking with three different sets of questions: Would You Rather? Family Edition, Would You Rather? Made You Think!, and Would You Rather? Christmas Edition.
Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea
In the latest installment of Dav Pilkey’s popular elementary school series, Piggy is back! Who will stop him from attempting to put his diabolical plan into action?
Iscream Neon Friendship Bracelet Tattoo Set
Kids can ‘gift’ their friends a friendship bracelet that pops with color and peels off easily.
Kutsurogu Japanese Paper Shade Lamp
For your budding interior designer, this unique lamp is just the ticket. It’s handmade and battery-operated, so there’s no cord to hide.
Roblox Gift Card
Give them plenty of Robux this holiday season because you know they’re going to ask for them anyway.
Djeco Le Grand Dressing Room Paper Dolls
There are three dolls and over 110 items of clothing included in this sweet box set.
FlashCatch Light-Up Football
Kids don’t have to stop playing when the sun goes down with one of these LED-powered balls that lights up with every throw and catch.
Fashion Plates Drawing Kit
The ‘90s called, but we’re not giving these back! As fun as ever, kids can design their own line of clothing with this kit that now includes a set of cool stickers.
Tech Deck 25th Anniversary Set
The iconic mini skateboards get an anniversary makeover with this awesome limited edition collection.
Jellycat Amuseable Watermelon Bag
Fashionista alert! This super soft crossbody bag also comes in designs like toast, a cloud, a coffee cup, and a rainbow.
Harry Potter Magical Art Coloring Book
Muggles will enjoy bringing various scenes from the movies to life with this intricate book.
Indoor Scooter Board
Let them move around even when the weather isn’t cooperating. Choose from four vibrant colors.
Indoor Scooter Board ($34)—Buy it here.
LEGO Dots Message Board
Budding tweens will love being able to express themselves! There are 531 pieces they can use to create their statements.
LEGO Dots Message Board ($20)—Buy it here.
Monopoly: The Super Mario Bros. Edition
Combine a classic board game with everyone’s favorite plumber brothers and what do you get? The ultimate family night.
What we love about this version of the classic skills game is the extra wooden boards kids can swap out when they’ve mastered the first.
Foil Scratch Art Kit - Geometric Animals
Six silver and gold scratch cards reveal beautiful geometric animals.
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