What Do You Buy a Six Year Old Girl for Her Birthday?

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Six Year Old Girl

Happy Friday everyone! It has been another great week in the blogosphere and in the Frugal Rules home. We managed to pick up a few extra clients this week for our business and that is always a good thing.

We have a bit of fun planned in the Frugal Rules home this weekend as the oldest little Frugal Rule is turning six on Sunday! On a side note, I do not know where the heck the past six years have gone as it just seems like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms for the first time. She is the sunshine of our home and I am quite certain that she’ll make me become a card carrying member of the NRA when she becomes a teenager.  😉

That said, we’ve had the pleasure of trying to buy a few gifts for her big day and let me tell you – me shopping for a six year old girl…that’s a scary site! Thankfully Mrs. Frugal Rules handles much of the shopping, but we always seem to gravitate around the same things:

  • Princesses
  • Princess dresses (because any six year old girl LOVES to dress up)
  • Princess shoes to go with the aforementioned princess dress
  • Books about princess (because she loves to read)
  • Princess wands

I think you’ll notice a trend in the gifts…princesses and more precisely Disney princesses. Of course, we also had to order her a birthday cake that was princess themed and will have Ariel sitting atop it. Thanks to the popularity of Frozenour princess shopping is now a little more focused on things like an Elsa dress or an Anna and/or Elsa doll.

Now, I don’t know about you but that is a bit too much princess for me. I will probably try to find something non-princess related to bring a little variety into the fun. Thankfully this week I found the perfect gift.

Every Six Year Old Girl Needs a Golden Lamborghini

You read that right, a golden Lamborghini…rather a gold-plated Lamborghini. Ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted a Lamborghini as I thought they looked awesome and wanted to go 0-60 in two seconds. Now that I am a little more on the frugal side that desire to have a Lamborghini has subsided, but when I saw this article on Yahoo Finance this week I thought, what the heck, that sounds like the perfect gift for our daughter. Now, to be honest, no one is really going to drive a gold-plated Lamborghini on the road; instead they will just buy it to place it in a showroom, which even further reduces the rationale for purchasing it, at least in my opinion. If you don’t want to read the article, here are some of the details of the gold-plated Lamborghini:

  • It contains just over 55 pounds of gold
  • The Lamborghini is partially encrusted with other precious metals and gemstones
  • At base, it costs a measly $7.5 million dollars
  • Oh, and it’s not made yet, so you can customize it as you see fit

I know you could say that I am setting my daughter up for a Queen of Versailles type upbringing and it’ll do more harm than good, but what princess doesn’t need all sorts of pricey baubles and trinkets to have for show and make other princesses jealous?

All joking aside, I just had to laugh when I read the article and for a variety of reasons. The article states that to buy that amount of gold outright it would set you back roughly $1.2 million at the current price levels. So, they’re adding an additional $6.3 million for the extra precious metals and gemstones? Something tells me that the company is adding that much to the price because they can as they know there is someone out there who’ll pay the price for it. Of course, that cost does not include the amount needed to protect your investment and hide it behind bulletproof glass so someone doesn’t gank it from you. The other thing that made me shake my head at this article was the company spokesmen proclaiming the yet to be made car as having “enormous potential for this value to increase significantly”. I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll pass on the car that I can’t even drive as an investment opportunity.


So, what would you get a six year old girl for her birthday? How many gold-plated Lamborghinis will you be ordering?


Photo courtesy: Nicole S

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  • well, I work with 6 year olds in an after school program, and they really love doing puzzles and playing with kapla, so perhaps that might be suitable non-princess related, birthday gifts?

  • Happy Birthday to the little cutie! I’m with you…I don’t know where time goes. We just celebrated our 7 year old daughters birthday and bought her a DSi (which we are now heavily monitoring so that it doesn’t receive too much play time). Funny how those gifts come back around to haunt the parents. Enjoy your weekend celebration!

  • Happy Birthday to her! My cousins are actually around that age (5 and 7 currently) and they were very easy to shop for their birthday. They both wanted cash so that they could spend it at this specific princess store in Disney World. Easy enough for me!

  • Happy, happy birthday to your little sweetie – what a cutie pie. 🙂 You think time has flown by fast now? Just wait till she becomes a teenager – that’s a tough pill to swallow. Oh, and you’re welcome to join Rick and his buddy in the bunker they have planned for design, complete with a boatload of “needed items” to keep boys away from their daughters. 🙂

  • Romona (@monasez) says:

    You can never go wrong with buying La La Loopsie doll. My little cousins love those dolls.As for gold plated lambos, having one of those is just asking to get robbed. I wouldn’t buy one if I had the money.

  • Michelle says:

    Happy birthday to her! I am so horrible when it comes to buying children presents.

  • Matt Becker says:

    Congrats on 6 years of parenthood! It’s crazy to me to think that my son will be there someday. Presents for him are pretty easy right now, since he doesn’t even really know they’re presents. Wrapping paper alone is pretty much enough. And no, I don’t think I’ll be investing in gold-plated cars any time soon.

  • I wish the little one a happy birthday John. If you are going to get the gold-plated lamborghini, then let me know and I will travel to your house just to admire it. I am always stuck when I need to get my niece a gift for her birthday, but it also gravitates toward princesses.

  • Time does fly. Our little guy just turned 1 year old last month. Fortunately, birthday shopping for a 1 year-old is much easier! I’ve got no specific suggestions for a 6 year-old daughter other than to maybe listen to what she wants. Perhaps she’s dropped subtle hints or clues (unintended or not) recently? As long as it’s within reason, there’s no harm in “spoiling” your little ones every know and then.

  • Alexa says:

    Princess dresses, shoes, and accessories are pretty much the only toys that my girls play with. I’ve already started looking for clearance dress up items so that I can make them a big trunk for Christmas. So, I think you’re right on spot with the Princess gear!!

  • I’m not a parent but as a kid, I was always into things I could do. Either artistically (crafts) or physically (trampoline, which I got for my 9th birthday and my parents have to this day).

  • Happy birthday to her, such a cutie! I don’t know many 6 year olds but I do know a 4 year old and she loves to dress up so I think you’re spot on with anything princess.

  • Happy Birthday to your daughter! Birthdays were (and still are) my favorite “holiday” as a kid, because my parents made a huge deal out of them. Not so much with crazy over-the-top presents (although I did get quite a few) but more decorations everywhere and a special bday breakfast that mostly featured ice cream. I think my 6th birthday was when I got my awesome Simba from the Lion King belt. I hope she loves all her princess fanfare!

    • John says:

      My parents did the same thing as well and we really like to do it for our kids. Since it’s during the weekend this year we have all sorts of stuff planned for her. I think I am going to be princessed out by the end of it though. 😉

  • You definitely have your job cut out for you John 🙂

    Based on the consensus in the comments, and from what I’ve seen with my friends’ little girls, princess stuff is the way to go.

    As for the NRA membership…I have a friend who is big and muscular and looks like what Steven Segal used to look like. Every time one of his three daughters would bring home new boyfriend, he’d introduce himself to the boys as “his daughters birth control” 🙂

    Suffice it to say, there was never unplanned pregnancies!!

    Take care and enjoy the day with your little ones.

    All the best.


    • John says:

      That’s awesome Lyle! I am not above doing that with her when the time comes. Of course my wife says I am crazy for saying that she has to wait til 40 to date. 😉

  • anna says:

    Aww, what a cutie!! I hope she has a wonderful birthday and I agree with the no on the gold Lambourghini… a princess big wheel, though… 😉 Have a great weekend, John!

  • I have to say that this article seriously depressed me. My daughter just turned 2 and she is already obsessed with Disney princesses. To think that I have at least another 4 years of this is almost tear-inducing. At any rate, happy birthday to the little Frugal Rules princess.

    • John says:

      Sorry to make you depressed Nick. 😉 Count yourself lucky – our daughter was majorly in to Dora when she was 2 and 3. I came to loathe Dora greatly. Princesses are MUCH better. 🙂

  • I think the princess stuff just switches on after age 4. I know I have never pushed it, but that’s all we do. I think you should only buy the gold plated car if you get some of those gold dusted undies to go with it. A princess would love that! Thanks for the mention.

    • John says:

      I agree. We did nothing to push it, but about 18 months ago all we started hearing from her was Princess. I am trying to enjoy it as she gets so much joy out of it. At least she’s not into Dora anymore! 🙂

  • Happy Birthday to the princess! My girls loved to dress up and they did a lot of crafts. There is plenty of time to branch out, but I made a lot of long elastic waist skirts out of fancy fabrics and then bought fancy scarves at thrift stores. I made sure these fancy fabrics were washable and then the girls could dress up with friends by pulling things on over the clothes they were wearing.

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