11 best gifts for six-year-olds that they’ll actually use

Fran Yeoman
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<p>We tested items across a range of price points, paying close attention to those that will actually be loved</p> (iStock/The Independent)

We tested items across a range of price points, paying close attention to those that will actually be loved

(iStock/The Independent)

Children are really starting to grow up by the age of six. While toys are still on the agenda for most, they’re also often getting more into reading, choosing their own clothes and spending time with established groups of friends as well as increasingly self-driven hobbies.

That doesn’t always make it easy to know what to buy them. To make your search a little easier, we've assembled a range of gifts that will appeal to different personalities.

We’ve tested presents across a range of price points – some are expensive enough to make them major birthday or Christmas presents; others are cheaper pocket money pressies or good for giving to classmates.

We’ve paid particular attention to those that will actually be used and loved rather than opened and forgotten about, making them good value for money.  

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

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