21 Awesome 9th Birthday Gifts
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Choosing a great gift for a 9 year old can be a challenge, no doubt. Here, we've compiled a huge selection of gifts any pre-teen would love! There is quite a range in types of gifts, as well as something for any budget. Look no further for a fun gift idea for kids.
Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
My daughters and I have spent a couple hours experimenting with the Inventor Kit, and have had a great time. The companion app is intuitive and walks you through all of the steps of creating circuits, testing them, and then customizing them.
A fun gift for kids who love the Avengers movies, this toy turns them into superheroes. Suitable from age 8 through to 15, kids will be able to create unique superhero identities and powers, with electronic building blocks that snap together to turn circuits into inventions.
Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit
* good instruction booklet that you progressively move into * good website * all the parts explained, either in the book or on the website * good range of projects * comprehensive -- has everything you need plus some spares / extras * self contained -- no soldering or tools required * nicely packaged
The Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit With 170 Page Book is such a fun gift for teens. It has parts and detailed instructions for 14 and 15-year-olds to build 15 different projects. Among the projects, they can create a musical instrument to play by waving their hands or tap out a secret code to open the door. Teens will love to start programming with the Arduino uno board!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit
Works really well and my daughter is having great fun choosing stones from the beach and garden to polish. I was very happy with my purchase of a 'Hobby Rock Tumbler' first stage results were impressive I now look forward to the next and final stages. The kit was complete with a selection of semi precious stones, 4x grit grades and easy to follow instructions.
The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit gets kids to enhance their rock collection or to start a new one. This fantastic science gift for kids includes a tumbler, sifter, learning guide, four polishing grits, plus nine types of real rough gemstones. This tumbler makes even the most irregular rocks look like dazzling gemstones with a simple, one-touch setting.
Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter Ultimate
The overall quality of the board, the movers and the cards is excellent. Everything is decorated with nice designs and nothing feels cheap.
The USAOPOLY Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition is a super fun gift for kids from 8 to 15 years old - they just need to be Harry Potter fans! It features 1800 questions from all 8 Harry Potter films, that fall on the categories of locations, magical people, and more. The game includes a custom game board, 4 custom house crest movers, 300 cards and 24 wedges.
Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit
My 9 year old son absolutely loves Snap Circuits. He loves to use the instruction book to build/make different designs and has started to explain to me how all the parts fit to make a circuit. I have to admit I'm clueless at how to make any of those but he is obsessed with them and plays with them all the time. They also are very durable.
This amazing sound exploration kit includes DIY projects where kids can understand the nature of sound and build their own instruments. Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit is a lovely science gift for kids who like music, especially. It features a keyboard with an optical theremin and includes echo effects, color changing light, voice recorder, and changer.
Gskyer Telescope, German Technology Telescope
Bought this as a gift for a very good friend. She was so excited. Telescope was packaged well. Has a very nice carrying case. Lens are each in a case of their own. Very fast delivery ,well packed easy to set up works well ,the grandkids and i just love it
Kids deserve a high-quality telescope to see meteor showers. The Gskyer Telescope, AZ50350 German Technology Telescope is a wonderful gift for kids who love to stargaze. It features 50mm large aperture lens that makes the images brighter and more precise, two replaceable eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens. The carrying bag is great to keep out dust or to take the telescope and tripod on stargazing travel.
Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit
Easy and simple to assemble. Very prompt shipment and very good price.
Imagine a super fun DIY camera that teaches fundamental concepts in optics, electromagnetism, mechanics, electronics, and image processing to kids. That’s what the Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit does. This lovely science gift for kids gets them to tap into their creative potential as a photographer right after they have made the camera themselves. Cool, right?
LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Kit with Remote Control
This is an awesome set and a big hit with the kids. Instructions are well laid out and easy to follow. Great Kit with Huge Learning Opportunity
One of the best available stem gifts for kids, the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, allows them to build and code a fully-functional robot that walks, talks, and even plays games and completes tasks. This STEM toy gets everyone to build a robot and learn about engineering.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books
It's full of stories to be completed by your child and so funny to look back on when they're older. Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the rest of the volumes in the series are a huge hit at the primary school where I am a librarian. They often come up for discussion in our weekly book club and the majority of the children who attend, both boys and girls, read them avidly.
This collection can already be considered a classic in children’s literature. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books is a must on any kid’s bookshelf. This box makes a fabulous 9th birthday gift for a child that doesn’t have them yet. It features the first 10 books in the series, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, and more! The box was specially designed to look good and store these diaries safely.
PANELS - 114-Piece Magnetic Building Set
Excellent product, was recommended by a friend so I bought it for my son for Christmas. He has really enjoyed playing with this so we will be purchasing further sets.
A STEM learning product, the Geomag - PANELS - 114-Piece Magnetic Building Set gets kids interested in the science of magnetic construction. The toy halpes develop imagination and curiosity, and that’s why it makes an excellent 9th birthday gift. The playset contains 114 pieces, featuring 36 steel balls, 38 magnetic rods, and 40 plastic shapes that let them connect and build fantastic creations.
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 Paperback
Wow!!! This has been a gigantic hit for my 7 year old! She literally carries the box around the house, brings it in the car everywhere we go, and is reading nonstop (and she isn't one to just pick up a book and read).
Magic Tree House Boxed Set is a lovely way to foster a love for reading in a child’s heart. This fantastic 6th birthday gift option is now with some new, colorful covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system. A series of fun and exciting adventures, all around the world and throughout history, this bestselling chapter book series all-time features 28 paperback books.
Razor Crazy Cart
The best toy I could have purchased for my little girl! Our family and the neighbors have been in love just watching my little girl enjoy the spinning ride. Just need a brake for easier stopping. I wish I met the weigh limit. Razor, Can you please make this for adults like me??!!
Budding drivers will love your 9th birthday gift choice! The Razor Crazy Cart is designed so that young drivers can drift easier while using the Razor power core technology. The high torque in-wheel hub motor speeds up to 8 mph and can be used continually for up to 40 minutes. The drive system looks like the real deal - the Crazy cart can shift to drive sideways, diagonally, reverse, forward, and everything in between.
littleBits Rule Your Room Kit
It has a lot of potential, and it's very versatile. It's a great creative toy. You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky's the limit.
This fantastic invention kit minimizes screen time for both kids and teens - any child wanting to take some control over their room will love it. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit helps kids and teens develop engineering and problem-solving skills while creating interactive inventions that combine the kit with anything they already own. This fun gift for teens inspires them to make many inventions but gives them step-by-step instructions for 8 of them, with a bonus challenge.
littleBits Education Code Kit
We have two kits in our classroom and it's been amazing watching what the kids have been able to make with this kit! when kids say that they would rather stay inside to learn more code than to go to recess you know you have a hit! Great job LittleBits team.
The littleBits Education Code Kit is a fantastic intro to coding that engages children through an activity they love: making and playing games. This excellent kit makes a great 9th birthday gift. Parents will find it easy to teach their kids, even with no experience. The kit works by combining electronic building blocks with a drag-and-drop Google Blockly programming. This means that it provides a good foundation of coding as a tool children can use to exercise creativity.
Push Pin Travel Map Kit
This item really exceeded my expectations. After scratching off where I’ve been I hung it up on the wall. It looks clean from where it was scratched and looks professional hanging on the wall. Very pleased with this purchase.
A lovely wall decoration item and a great gift for kids, the Push Pin Travel Map Kit features a beautiful cork map, hand-printed in Barcelona with a matte and warm finish. This kit includes 194 different country flags with 100 sticks, 64 food stickers, 64 monuments stickers, and double-sided tape hangers for an easy installation.
Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls
The product itself, it pretty impressive, both my kids love it! The balls when fully inundated with light for a while, stay lit for over an hour when removed from the base. Long enough to put them to sleep. Such a wonderful concept and well executed design. We couldn't be happier and I Hope they continue to make things like this - customer for life!
Great for anyone who likes light at night, The Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls are not electronic, but they are phosphorescent and emit a green glow up to 30 minutes once removed from their base. This interactive nightlight makes an amazing birthday gift for kids who are afraid of monsters at night or just want to see the cool lights change their colors.
Osmo Genius Kit for iPad
One of the most ingenious and cleverly designed learning tools I've ever seen. It's very easy to set up, the games are intuitive and build from easy to hard, and the interface is beautiful.
Do you know a kid that only uses their parents’ iPad to watch YouTube videos? Well, then you should give them the Osmo Genius Kit for iPad as their 9th birthday gift. This award-winning kit transforms an iPad into a hands-on learning tool that is also fun! It encourages visual thinking through the game Tangram, problem-solving with the game Newton, creative drawing skills with the game Masterpiece, and games featuring numbers and words.
Razor DeltaWing Scooter
This scooter is very fun to use. With a typical scooter, you try to go fast in a straight line, so you need a long stretch to get maximum enjoyment. This scooter is fun to ride even in a small area such as a cul-de-sac because the thrill comes from turning not from riding straight.
The Razor DeltaWing Scooter takes three-wheel action to the next level. This cool 3-wheeled machine produces an easy-to-learn, crazy ride style. It is a great 9th birthday gift option, that features a steel frame with high-tech polymer wings, a hand-operated brake, and a 2-piece "Y" drop handlebar, front.
Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit
I bought this wand as a present a 9 year old and am delighted with it! Opening the box had a real wow factor for both my niece and myself (she loved the spells poster and the stickers - very nice touch). The Harry Potter challenges and spells are super fun and are entertaining enough to keep the kids interest up trying to solve the puzzles.
A must for Harry Potter lovers, the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit is a fantastic DIY kit that shows kids ways to use a Bluetooth Coding Wand. By doing that, they can make magic, with a wave, a twirl, and a twist, and learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. This fantastic 8th, 9th or 10th birthday gift allows kids to make feathers fly, fire flow, goblets multiply, pumpkins grow, and more!
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone
This has been the hit of the spring with the kids. We've had musical bananas, a sandwich space bar, water balloon instruments and a few other crazy shenanigans. This is exactly the hands-on, creative and critical thinking kids need.
Turn anything into a touchpad! Bananas can be used as a spacebar with Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone. This fantastic kit makes a great 9th birthday gift. It allows kids to connect anything they want to the computer by plugging, clipping, and playing! There’s no software install required, no programming knowledge needed.
4 Sizes Adjustable Inline Skates
This pair of roller skates is well finished, easy to put on and take off. They are made of premium materials which provide quiet and smooth ride. It is very cool when the wheels light up during the moving. My daughter almost master the skating skills in two weeks, and this is her daily favorite activity.
These Inline Skates are one of the coolest 9th birthday gifts out there. They have 8 light up wheels to bring some color and way more fun to the playtime! The wheels are made from polyurethane and high-quality ABEC-7 bearings. The system to get in and out of the skate is easy and quick, but it includes triple closure for safety: velcro strap, cam lever buckles, and laces.