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#1 Hootabelles

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

As topic suggest I need a Christmas gift for my 6 year old Goddaughter.  I am clueless as to what they like at that age and she said she wants a surprise.  I do want to surprise her but find 6 years old are so much more grown up than they used to be!  What happened to playing with dolls at that age????
She is passed the barbie stage etc and has heaps of crafty things too....
I want to spend about $50 so suggestions would be GREAT!  WDYT a 6 year old would like?

#2 rob6712col

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

Target has this great do it yourself kits which even though they say 8+ on the box my 5 yr olds and my 7 yr old just love them. They are Make your Own Glow in The Dark Nailpolish and Make your own Bath Bombs.  Some adult assistance is required but the girls (including me) had a ball with it. I think Kmart and Big W might have them too.
The other thing both my 5 and 7 yr olds love it Geleez. I love it too as it is painting but not messy and thy make their own stickers.
So even though it is all kind of craft it is a bit different.
If you wanted to spend a little more then perhaps a Furby?

#3 3mummy3

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

My dd just turned 8 and she loves playing with her dolls still!!! Baby dolls that is, she has a few barbie type dolls but has never really liked them very much.

As for a gift idea is there a build a bear shop around where you live? You could give her a gift voucher for there then make it a day out with her by taking her there to spend the voucher then out for lunch/ice cream?

#4 Sassenach2

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

My Little Pony seems to be the fad at the moment, or has it passed?

#5 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

Lego was a hit with my youngest at that age. (It still is really).

#6 gizboo

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

Friends Lego, my 6yo DD and all her friends are mad for it.
DD is also begging for a furby for Xmas.

#7 Nofliesonme

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

Lego friends and craft kits

#8 zande

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

My just turned 6yo has asked for a Figit Friend (outside your budget) and a hair and makeup doll for Christmas.

#9 SarB1234

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Does she like swimming?  And that mermaid TV show? These are AWESOME...


Oh sorry, just saw the budget, maybe don't look then!

Perhaps a "name" necklace?  They are pretty sweet.

#10 cinnabubble

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

Go to Gumboots and buy a pile of bling, sunglasses and glittery body lotion. She'll love it.

#11 ~mimo~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Even though she wants a surprise, can you ask her mum what she is into?

#12 Lyra

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

She might have art and craft stuff but if she is anything like my daughter she can never have enough glue or sticky tape! My daughter also got some Lush bath products which were a hit. I also really liked it because it was a present that went down the plughole and didn't take up space in my house biggrin.gif

Lego is also a hit. My little Pony not so much. Littlest Pet Shop is also a hit

#13 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

My Little Pony is a bit younger age group.

Smiggle- my 7 year old is nuts over it. Smiggle is cool stationery and a very big hit with girls 6 and up.  http://www.smiggle.com.au/ Not sure if they have shops all over Australia.

A nice bracelet or necklace.

I would have a chat to mum about her likes. My 7 year old is into fairies, Tinkerbell, Craft, music, pillow pets, unicorns, jewelry. But other girls her age are into different stuff. Best to narrow it down and then we can give you some more ideas.

#14 joolz

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

My DD is six.
She is madly into Barbies - any type - she wants all of them, apparently!
Littlest Pet Shop.
Beanie Kids - they are collectable teddies.
Colouring books, craft, new textas.
La La Loopsy dolls have been requested.

She is into elephants in a major way, so I have got her a few elephant themed presents this year.
Body wash, lotion and sponge pack.
Nail polish!
Friends Lego.

#15 DM. 2012

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

One of those large dolls heads that you can out makeup on and do their hair. I bought one for my niece last year. I looked around and the best one I found was at Mothercare. The ones at Target, KMart etc just weren't as good.

#16 hawkchick

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

My DD just turned 6.

She's crazy about My Little Pony - mind you, so is my husband, but that's a whole other thread!  cool.gif
The new Lego range (Lego Friends)
Craft stuff (Geleez/Blingles)

#17 The Awesome One

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

when I get stuck I tend to buy jewellery, my nieces got earrings for their birthdays this year and we got a friends little girl a bracelet

#18 Hootabelles

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

Wow...what great ideas..thank you all.
Jewelery is a great idea along with the Friends range of lego.  The bath products are a great idea to.
Her mum gave me nada..no help at all.

Thanks all..you've given me a great start when I hit the shops at least!

#19 tiggy2

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

My 6yo has on her wishlist:
Lego friends
Pillow pet
Sylvanian families
Portable cd player

Her friends don't really play with barbies dolls ponies etc any more.

#20 =R2=

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE (zande @ 27/11/2012, 09:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My just turned 6yo has asked for a Figit Friend (outside your budget) and a hair and makeup doll for Christmas.

Fijit Friend here too.

My DD (also 6) is still very much in Barbie mode and so are all of her friends. She'll be getting a Fijit for Christmas though just to be different.

Other ideas:

baubles (beaded necklaces and bracelets)
wrist watch
bedside clock
school stationery (from Smiggle or Kikki K)
lockable diary

#21 Rachaelxxx

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

I second Lego Friends

#22 peach*face

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Toys r us have an awesome pottery wheel for 39.95. My 6 y.o loved it.

#23 qwertyanon

Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

Enid Blyton

#24 wenchwitch

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

An iPod shuffle for $54

#25 wenchwitch

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

An iPod shuffle for $54

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