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It’s fun to buy for these early elementary-school-aged kids because their play is generally a lot more independent from parents, but at the same time can be more social with their friends or siblings if they have them. Their worlds really start to open up around this time, and their sense of purpose blooms as some families give their 1st through 3rd graders more responsibility around the house like regular chores or more choices over their day to day lives (what to wear, what to eat, etc).
In short, our babies are growing up.
The best Christmas gifts for 6-8-year-olds give them a little more autonomy, spark their creative interests and are sometimes just plain fun. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites that get high marks from kids and parents alike with a promise that they’ll last a good long while.
Here are the best holiday gifts for 6-8-year-olds. There’s something here for every kid!
The best holiday gifts for 6-8-year-olds
A version of this story was published November 1, 2021. It has been updated.