My six year old and I recently sat down and looked through catalogs my mom received to look for gift ideas. She loves for him to pick them out for her. She just then has to order one or two of them. I thought you might want to see what awesome toys for six year olds that he selected. Also included on this list are some toys and gifts that I have seen him enjoy playing with during the year.
I hope that you find these gift suggestions helpful. They lean toward creating and learning about science. (My son is interested in those areas.) If you need to buy toys for six year olds, I hope you think about buying some of the toys I have listed.