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The best gifts for children ages 6–8

Hook your little ones up with the best gifts for children this season! They'll love playing with cool (and classic) gadgets...and maybe they'll even let you join in.

By Allie Early

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to holiday gifts for children

Your six, seven and eight-year-olds know a sweet present when they see one. Why not make this holiday the best one yet with the best gifts for children? After you're done checking out our guide, head to the coolest holiday markets, cruise our ultimate rundown of Christmas for kids in NYC and explore some great local toy stores!

The best gifts for kids

Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals

This reimagined paint-by-number-style book lets kids create 10 amazing works of art with stickers. $7.38, target.com

MiO People House

Meet two MiO beanbag people and their tiny wooden house! The set includes 11 pieces and a bag for easy travel. $30, manhattantoy.com


Buffalo-check jumper set

For instant flare, tykes can pop on this classic tee and buffalo-check outfit made of organic cotton. $20, burtsbeesbaby.com 


Ilaria sweater poncho

Kids will feel super cool in cooler temps wearing this 50 percent alpaca-blend sweater with a cozy hood. $115, robertarollerrabbit.com 

Tinklink Santa Gnomlin

Is it a gnome, or is it a Santa? Cuddle this cute stuffed animal for the best of both worlds. $24, shop.auroragift.com


Blue Moon Box

Inspire future scientists with exciting experiments (and everything you need to make them). Three-month subscription $60, bluemoonbox.com 

Minecraft Mystery Blind Box

Each surprise box comes complete with a mini 8-bit–style Minecraft figurine, letting kids take their Minecraft experience beyond the computer. $5, amazon.com


The Amazing Chef Cooking Set

Complete with an adjustable apron, 16 real cooking tools and five cooking activity cards, this kit will have your kids ready to whip up something tasty. $40, lakeshorelearning.com

Hello Kitty Sing-a-Long Karaoke

With a built-in radio and digital media input, our favorite Sanrio critter helps ‘em sing along to their favorite songs! $20, amazon.com 


Tattoos New York Tattly

These New York-themed tats will have your mini mes lookin’ tough…that is, until they wear off. $15tattly.com


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