We know that shopping for the perfect gifts for children is difficult, which is why we have created this series of gift guides so you can find something your child will love regardless of their age or gender. Here, we bring your our picks of over 20 of the best gifts and toys that boys aged 9 are sure to love.
21 Top Toys and Gifts for Boys Aged 9
In this section, you will find our reviews and descriptions of over 20 of the best toys and games that boys aged 9 will love. There is everything ranging from scooters to building toys and science kits. There’s sure to be something your boy will love, no matter what they are interested in.
LEGO Technic WHACK Building Kit
This LEGO Technic set is great for older boys who love building LEGO models but are perhaps a bit old for some of their other sets. Nine year olds should be able to build this 135 piece car without help, and they will have fun playing with it when it’s finished! The car has a pull back and go action, so if the LEGO Bash car is also bought, they can be used together to crash into each other which will cause the engine to pop out! The pieces from the two cars can be combined to make one super racer for even more building fun.
LEGO the Iron Golem
LEGO Minecraft sets are an excellent gift for boys who love both Minecraft and building toys. There are just over 200 pieces in the set, which can be used to build anything your child can imagine! There is a leaflet with some inspiration included, to help give your child some ideas to get started with. Minecraft fans will love building with this set, and the LEGO Iron Golem and Alex figures mean kids can create their own Minecraft stories and adventures.
Build & Paint Your Own Wooden Car
This building toy is great for boys who love cars as well as arts and crafts. The kit comes with all the pieces needed to make three different wooden cars, as well as a range of paints to decorate them with. The paints can be mixed to make new colors, so your child’s cars are sure to be one of a kind! There is also a sticker sheet to further decorate the cars and make them stand out from the crowd. This gift would be great for a birthday, as each friend can make their own car to take home. It would also be perfect for Christmas when you need something to keep your little boy busy.
Adventure Kit for Exploring the Outdoors
This outdoor exploration kit is ideal for young boys who love having adventures outdoors. The drawstring bag holds everything a young explorer needs – binoculars, a magnifying glass, an emergency whistle and more. All the tools really work, and are great for encouraging an interest in nature. If your child spends too much time indoors in front of a screen, this is a great gift to encourage them to get out and about! It’s ideal for using on a hike or a camping trip, but it’s equally as fun in the back yard.
Laser Tag Game Set
This laser tag set is the perfect birthday present for boys – it is great fun to use at parties! It’s also perfect if you have family visiting at Christmas as adults will love playing along too. These guns have a 150 feet shooting range, so it’s fun to use in large spaces. The vests have elasticated straps so they can fit just about any size. More laser tag toy guns can be purchased separately to allow for more players to join in. There are 4 different team colors, so up to 4 people can play individually or up to 4 teams of an unlimited number of players can play.
The Stomp Rocket is a great gift for boys who have everything. This unique gift will offer hours of fun outdoors as kids see how high they can launch the rocket! It can reach heights of up to 400 feet – all kids need to do is run and jump onto the launch pad. The toy is great for taking to the park or using in the yard. It’s fun for friends to play with together as there are six rockets included – sure to help minimize fighting. There are flame stickers included to decorate the rockets with which adds to the fun and excitement.
We recommend that kids wear eye protection when playing with this toy, as they could cause injury when coming back down the ground from hundreds of feet in the air.
Ezyroller Classic Ride On
The Ezyroller is a lightweight ride on toy which is designed to suit kids of all ages from 4 to 14. So, you can be sure your 9 year old will get plenty use out of it! It can safely carry up to 150 pounds, although it only weighs 13 pounds. The toy is really comfortable to ride on, and won’t put pressure on the back. The toy comes in over 10 different colors, so you can surely find something your little boy will love. The Ezyroller drifter doesn’t require any pedaling, so it’s the perfect choice for kids looking for something a bit different than their bicycle.
Epoch Air Race Car for Boys
The Epochair remote control car is an awesome gift for boys who love cars. It has two different modes, which means it can either drive on the ground as normal or it can climb up the walls! The wall climbing car can also perform tricks such as 360 degree spins either clockwise or counterclockwise, and when traveling either forwards or backwards. The car comes with LED head and tail lights – those on the left of the car will turn on when turning left and vice versa. If the car does fall from the wall or ceiling, the body is heavy duty so it won’t suffer any damage. Boys are sure to have hours of fun with this unique gift!
Marvel I Can Do That Game
Marvel games are great for boys who love watching superhero movies. This game is great for helping kids stay active – unlike video games this game requires kids to use their whole body. It includes Captain America’s shield and Thor’s hammer, as well as a bar to duck under and a ball to throw. Players take turns to draw three cards, which tells them what action they have to perform. If they manage to complete the task, they get to keep all the cards. The game is over when all cards have been used, and the player with the most stars on their cards is the winner.
Scooter For Kids
This kick scooter is a great gift for 9 year olds. The handlebar is adjustable to 4 different height positions, and the scooter can carry 110 pounds. It is recommended for kids up to age 12, so your 9 year old is sure to get a lot of use out of it. This scooter can be folded as shown above, making it easier to transport in the car for taking to the park. The red scooter has a durable aluminum frame and a rear fender brake for smooth and easy stopping.
Bow and Arrow Kids Archery Set
The Bear Archery Brave bow set is great for kids who have expressed an interest in archery and would like to give it a try. This set is made from great quality materials, unlike some of the cheaper plastic toy sets available. It comes with a quiver, two arrows and an arm guard, so your child can learn to shoot safely. Unfortunately, this set is intended for right-handed kids only, so keep this in mind before buying. The bow does come in a choice of colors, so you can find something to suit your child’s tastes and personality.
Pro Mini Basketball Hoop
The SKLZ Pro mini hoop easily attaches to a door, so kids can play a game of basketball anywhere. It comes in three variations – standard, extra large and even glow in the dark. The backboard is made from shatter-resistant materials so it will last for years. The hoop comes with a ball, but additional balls of the same size are available for purchase separately. Kids will love challenging their friends to a game, even if it is too wet to play outdoors. Even mom and dad will enjoy getting involved – this is a great game to occupy the whole family and help everyone stay active!
Building Toys for kids
This construction set has over 350 pieces to inspire and challenge kids to build a variety of models. The kit comes with full instructions to build either of the two models shown above – a propeller plane or a dump truck. However, the pieces can also be used to build endless models using the imagination. The building toy is ideal for introducing your child to the ideas of engineering in a fun and creative way. It can also help improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Kids will have so much fun they won’t even realize they are learning too!
Math Dice Junior Game for Kids
The math dice jr is a great learning toy for boys. It is a great educational tool for kids who struggle with math – it makes it so much more interesting and enjoyable. The game is for at least 2 players and it involves rolling the colored dice to make the target number shown on the 12-sided die. You can use as many of the dice as you like, and combine them using addition and subtraction to reach the target. The game also comes with a board for players to move around – one space for every die used. The winner is the first player to get to the end of the board, so this encourages kids to think about combining more numbers to win faster!
Mind Your Number Math Game For Kids
Mind your Numbers is another cool math game which is fun for two players – perfect for spending quality one-on-one time with your child. The rules of the game are simple to learn, but mastering it is challenging! If you want to play with three or four players, another copy of the game can be bought and used at the same time. The instructions for the game are fully illustrated, so kids can easily see how to play the game. This is a great educational toy which makes learning math fun and interesting, and helps kids improve their mental math speed and accuracy.
My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
The mind blowing science kit is a great gift for kids who love science and want to learn more. It comes with 20 pieces which can be used to do over 10 different science activities. There are full instructions provided for all activities, as well as explanations and answers to questions your child might ask you about the experiments. Some of the activities require you to add ingredients and supplies, but they are things which you likely already have in your kitchen anyway. The activities include making color changing liquids, underwater volcanoes and even jiggly crystals. Kids will have hours of fun with this kit and they are certain to learn something new to impress their teacher!
VIRO Rides Vega Transforming 2-in-1 Electric Scooter
The Viro Rides electric scooter is a great ride on toy for children over the age of 8 and weighing up to 120 pounds. It can reach impressive speeds of up to 10 mph using the thumb controlled throttle. There are also lever activated disc brakes for easy and controlled stopping. The toy can be used as a mini bike with a seat or an electric scooter to stand on. The scooter can travel 6 miles on a single charge, so kids can use it for a long time without needing to stop and recharge. This is a great ‘big’ Christmas or birthday present for a boy who already has everything!
Mini Drone For Kids
The Holy Stone HS190 is a pocket-sized folding quadcopter which is perfect for beginner pilots. It has many great features such as altitude hold, one-key take off and landing and headless mode. If you are worried about the drone crashing or getting lost, there is a one-key return function which ensures the drone will land back with the pilot safely. The folding drone is great for taking out and about, thanks to its compact size and unique design. The drone can even perform tricks such as flying at high speeds and going in a 360 degree circle. Kids will have hours of fun learning to fly this drone, before perhaps upgrading to a bigger model when they are older.
Fun Educational Building Toy Set For Kids
This construction set has over 150 pieces to challenge and inspire your child to build anything they can dream up. It comes with three books showing ideas at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level. The kit contains rods in four different lengths and balls with over 20 connecting points, giving maximum flexibility in the types of models which can be built. All the pieces can be stored in the handy plastic carry case which is included, so you won’t be stepping on pieces that have been left all over the floor! This toy is great for boys to use with their friends – perfect for encouraging teamwork skills.
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
The light up tracing pad is a great drawing toy for older boys. It comes with 10 different tracing sheets which are placed on top of the board for kids to copy. There are different hairstyles and clothing which can be added to the drawings to customize them too! The kit comes with a drawing pencil, a set of colored pencils and 10 blank sheets of paper to draw on. Any image can be traced over as long as the paper it is printed on in thin enough to let the light through, so there is no end to the possibilities with this toy. The pad holds the paper perfectly in place to ensure it doesn’t slip and cause frustration. Even grown ups will enjoy learning to draw with this great gift!
The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book
This science book for kids teaches children how to perform basic science experiments using everyday items found around the house. Kids will also learn interesting facts about just about everything, as well as explore some interesting optical illusions. Some of the experiments will require a bit of help, but many could be carried out by 9 year olds by themselves. They will love to show and tell you what they have learned, and this book might also help them come up with a great idea for their science fair project.
How to Find the Perfect Gift for the Boy Who Has Everything
Many children have a room full of toys, many of which are never looked at. So, finding the perfect gift he will love, and use, can be difficult. For boys who have everything, you will probably want to choose something unique which will stand out from the crowd. You might like to buy him a new gadget if this is something he is interested in. STEM toys are also great for helping boys learn new skills, and are also really fun.
What Should I Get my Nine Year Old Boy for His Birthday?
Any of the gifts in our review would be great to give on a birthday. The time of year during which his birthday falls might help influence your decision. If it’s a summer birthday, you might like to upgrade his scooter or bike, as it will get a lot of use during the summer vacation. For winter birthdays, constructions toys are ideal as they can keep kids amused all day when they are stuck indoors. Be sure to double check what other people will be buying the birthday boy so not to duplicate gifts!
Types of Christmas Gifts 9 Year Old Boys Love
Again, any of the gifts reviewed here would be perfect to give at Christmas. Your child probably no longer believes in Santa Claus but Christmas is still a very special and exciting time of year. Gifts that help keep them occupied indoors are great, as are warm blankets and slippers! Many parents buy their children a big ticket item at Christmas, but of course this is not always possible.
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