QCMB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | 6-9 YEAR OLDS

We’re on day three of our week-long kid’s gift guide. Are you getting lots of fun ideas? (Don’t forget to chime in with your favorite ideas in the comments.)

We hope that our ideas help you with any “gifter’s block” you may be experiencing this holiday season – and we are trying to share a variety of gift ideas from our writing team of 21 local moms.

Next up – gifts for kids 6 to 9 year olds. (This post includes affiliate links.) mommas-1

 

We hope these give you some ideas for those kiddos on your list!

GAMING & TECH

 

osmo 
This awesome new program includes tons of ways for your kids to get hands-on with the iPad. And this is truly something the entire family will enjoy – Abby says she can’t wait to open it on Christmas morning! The Osmo is all about active learning – and many local schools are already integrating this into the classroom. The basic set comes with five games – including numbers, letters and tannograms. And there are tons of additional sets – Abby says her family is most excited about coding and pizza (for money counting and skills). (Pssst: Osmo is also offering $5 off each order using this link from another QC-area mom. Spreading the Osmo love.)
 
minecraft
For the gamers in the group, this list wouldn’t be complete with Minecraft. Camye recommends this game for your kiddos who are hoping for a new game under the tree. 
 

ACTIVITIES

 
 
 knex
Another classic, Jessica recommends K’nex for elementary kids. It’s a great way to begin developing engineering and science skills – and it’s lots of fun, to boot.
 
 playmobil
The best part about Playmobil is that there are so many options for all interests. We especially dig the space rocket launch or fairy toadstool house building sets.
 
ravensburger
For kids who need a little extra challenge during puzzles, Jessica recommends Ravensburger. This is a wonderful winter project – for when the weather outside is really frightful. The illustrations are beautiful and it’s a great way to do something together with your kids.
  
snap-circuits
Looking to build on those STEAM skills this winter? This Snap Circuits set is an awesome introduction to electronics and engineering, and it’s recommended by Leslie. With over 300 projects, your child will keep busy for months. 
 
Treats, suprises and games – Camye says this is what makes this game extra fun. It come with a load of Jelly Belly beans in different flavors. Spin the wheel and try out one – it could be delicious (banana) or disgusting (snot). A load of laughs!
 
pie-face-showdown
PieFace was the hit toy last year. This year, Camye recommends the Pie Face Showdown game – it’s messy fun for the whole family. 
 

OTHER MUST-HAVES

ninjago 
Maggie says she doesn’t understand it, but the Ninjago craze is here to stay. Christmas lists are full of Ninjago ANYTHING, and we like these little (Lego-compatible) figures with motorcycles.
 

nerf

No one can resist a Nerf shooter, and that’s why Laura recommends this for a great gift this holiday season. (Adults love them, too!) We like this basic Nerf shooter as an inexpensive place to begin (and don’t forget to pick up more darts when they get lost behind sofas).
 
american-girl
Many of us moms have magical memories of American Girl dolls from our childhoods. And this is something that hasn’t gone out of style. Pick up a doll (with a coordinating book), and bring a little magic to Christmas morning. 
 
While we love American Girl, there are also lots of other options. Lynn explains that while her 6-year-old is obsessed with anything American Girl, she also doesn’t notice when she substitutes less expensive options from brand Our Generation. Camye recommends this fun Retro Diner from Our Generation – it comes with tons of accessories. 
teepee
 This fun kid’s teepee is the perfect place to play, nap or read. Camye says it’s a fun fort for kids of all ages.
 
archery
Jessica
 
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Talk about a gift that truly stands the test of time. Jessica received these when her oldest was two years old – and they still use them years later. Fun for a wide range of ages, they would make a great stocking stuffer. 
 
 
national-geographic-kids
This is a gift that keeps on giving all year long. Heather recommends a National Geographic KIDS magazine subscription for your kids. They’ll be learning all year – and it’s always fun for them to get their own mail.
  

WHAT WOULD YOU ADD TO THIS GIFT LIST FOR 6-9 YEAR OLDS? (LEAVE YOUR PICKS IN THE COMMENTS.)

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