The very best gifts we can give or receive are those that cannot be purchased. If you really want to make your little girl’s eyes twinkle, here are some special gift ideas for a 6-year-old daughter that money just can’t buy.
Some of these suggestions may require items that you already have around the house, but others simply need your time and energy.
When she sees you investing yourself in her, it will delight her and endear her to you. Plus the memories and keepsakes that come from these ideas will last for years to come!
Never underestimate the amount of bonding that occurs when you gift your time and thoughts to your little girl. Connecting with your daughter always pays dividends and the rewards are absolutely priceless! Let’s explore these special gift ideas and hopefully you will find exactly what you are looking for!
1. Memories Shadow Box
By the time your daughter is 6 years old, it is likely that you (or she!) will have accumulated one or multiple little objects that hold special meaning to her from her babyhood or childhood or that represent different memories of her life. Use a shadow box to display these items in a cute, fun way!
For this gift, you can choose whether to make the shadow box together or make it and give it to her as a surprise.
The concept here is simple...whatever your little girl wants to do to fill her day, Mommy obliges. You can give guidelines, if necessary, to make sure that you can actually fulfill her desires, but try to say “yes” to all reasonable requests. Let her pick the activities you do, the games you play together, the food that is prepared, the clothes you wear, which chores get done or not, and even when to go to bed! In general, let her pretend to be the mommy and pick how you spend your day with one another.
Make sure to document the day with photos and videos of everything you do together so that she can remember her special day for years to come!
3. Photo Scrapbook
Kids absolutely love pictures of themselves! If you have a variety of special photos printed out but not displayed, consider this as one of the best gift ideas for a 6-year-old daughter!
Whether you choose which pictures to use, build the book, and give it to her, or make it a fun craft project to do together, you cannot go wrong with a photo scrapbook!
To make the scrapbook, you don’t need special supplies, just use what you have handy in your craft room. An empty photo book or notebook can be the base. Then cut the photos into fun shapes, paste into the book, and add stickers, paper cutouts, or pieces of ribbons and lace to decorate. Make a different page for each special occasion you want to highlight in the book.
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4. Mommy and Me Journal
For this very special gift, choose an empty notebook with lots of pages. Decorate the front or paste on a picture of you and your daughter. Then fill the pages together! Write love notes to each other, create poems for each other, and draw pictures for each other.
Each day or week, add an entry that describes something special you did together. Add a section to express kind words of affirmation or explore each other’s love language.
Use this as an opportunity to express your love to each other or send secret messages to one another. Every time you each put something in the book, pass it back and forth so that you both are reminded to enjoy its contents and add to it. This will be an endearing keepsake for your daughter to remember her very special 6th year of life!
5. Daddy/Daughter Nature Picnic
Nothing is quite as special as an outing with Daddy! (or Mommy!) This gift is all about giving your time! Prep your picnic food together for extra bonding time or surprise her with a packed lunch all ready to go! Make sure to bring along a blanket or tablecloth so that you can picnic on the ground in style! Pick a beautiful spot in nature to eat your picnic and then spend time together having a fun conversation about whatever makes your daughter tick! When the talking and eating are finished, pick some wildflowers, chase butterflies, or go rock hunting together.
Use this time for bonding in nature and creating fun memories!
6. Hangable Artwork with Daughter’s Quotable Quote
Every little girl says the darndest things, right? Pick one of your favorite lines that your daughter has spouted off and remember it forever by immortalizing in a piece of art!
The next time you hear your lil darling spout off something funny or profound, write it down quickly! Then prepare to do this activity as a gift of your time, as well as something she gets to keep to remember her childhood! Using whatever crafting or paint supplies you have on hand, either create a collage or paint an abstract picture together or let her create the art. Then add the quotable quote to the artwork, with paint, pen, or stencils. Let dry, frame it, if desired, and hang it up in her bedroom! She will enjoy the decor and remember this gift fondly for a long time to come!