Thinking of buying your nine-year-old boy a gift but you have no idea what to get him? We compiled a list for the best gifts for a 9-year old boy. Whether he is your son, grandson, nephew or just your friend’s son, you are sure to find something that he will like here.
35 Best Gifts for 9 Year Old Boy
1. 3D Printing Pen by Merlion
Kids always love anything to do with art. With this 3D pen, art technology for kids has been taken to the next level. The pen looks like an ordinary pen. However, rather than use ink or lead, it uses plastic. The 9-year old boy will be fascinated by this pen because it allows them to paint in 3D. Objects that they draw will appear to be realistic, and it is going to grow their interest in art. The pen comes with 10 feet of 12 different colors and is powered by its own power bank via a USB cable.
2. Ivan’s Hinge
Another great idea for a gift is a puzzle. Rather than settle for the same old puzzles, it may be time to switch to something new. Ivan’s Hinge is a puzzle game that will keep the boy captivated every single time. It is filled with vibrant colors that stimulate visual creativity. The puzzle has hinges that are set to work with some challenge cards. The goal is to solve the puzzle by trying to get the hinges aligned. This can be quite addictive for kids.
3. Magnetic Football Teams
Does your little boy like football? If yes, then this magnetic football teams board will be a great gift for him. The board features 124 teams from the four main football divisions. The teams appear on the board in their primary color. The board allows your boy to keep track of the teams’ progress and to even personalize the cover chart. They can then hang the board in their room.
The best thing about this board is that it can be used for different seasons. Your child can have this for a long time and keep his interest in football growing.
4. 40 Trick Magic Show Kit
This kit contains everything an aspiring magician needs to put on a show. It includes over 40 tricks and comes with props to help pull off an amazing show. Its instruction sheet is easy to follow with little assistance. The set includes fuzzy balls, cups, levitation tools and not forgetting a mystery deck of cards. A tween will enjoy learning and performing magic tricks and will be a pro in no time.
5. Battle Blow Build and Blast Set
Blasting stuff is something that all 9-year old boys are fascinated with. With this set, your boy can have fun blasting things while remaining safe. The set comes with an assortment of 165 pieces and 5 foam darts that can shoot up to 75ft high. For the bow to work, your kid will have to arrange the pieces. There’s an instructions guide as well that shows how to build the bow and blaster in four different ways. You can as well customize it if you want.
6. Faux Bow 3 Archery Set
This is an amazing lightweight alternative to a regular archery set. It comes with six arrows with foam tips that can shoot to over 100 feet. The bow is easy to use and durable enough to withstand great pull. It has easy assembly and safer than the traditional bow and arrow. A tween can use it to play with friends or shoot at targets in the backyard.
7. Clementoni Evolution Robot
Robots are very cool, and this self-learning robot is not any different. Not only is this a toy, but it’s also realistic features will make it an inseparable friend to the kids. The package comes as little pieces and your 9-year old will have to build the robot from scratch. With that done, he can easily program the robot to pick and move things as he wishes. It also has 8 different facial expressions and a variety of sounds and music.
8. Playstation 4 Console
Every little boy loves a bit of gaming. It gives them a chance to compete with friends while showcasing their prowess. The PlayStation 4 console comes with 1 TB of space and in a slim design that saves on space. The wonderful graphics make the games seem so much more realistic. With this console, your kid will be able to play games with online friends as well as save these games. The console can also be used to watch TV and play music.
9. Nerf Mega Thunder Bow
Getting a soft bow and arrow is a great gift idea for a boy who likes his outdoors. The nerf form arrows are safe for all kinds of play and pranks. Their mechanism is similar to a normal archery set, only much safer. Your boy will be able to hold nerf wars with his friends and practice hitting targets to his heart’s content. The cool factor is being able to load and fire five arrows in succession with ease.
10. Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run
As challenging as this may be, the Gravity Maze Marble Run is also quite fun and will have your kid captivated as they try to solve the challenges. The game is a combination of a logic game, marble run, and a STEM toy. With the 60 challenges, your kids will be competing to complete these challenges. The challenges are multi-level from beginner to expert.
With this game, your boy will try to build a tower that will take the marble from the starting point to the target tower. To do so, one will require to use both planning skills and spatial reasoning and in the process, develop critical thinking. The game is great for both kids and adults and would be perfect for family game night.
11. A Skateboard
Boys tend to go for extreme sports as part of their play time. A skateboard is a cool gift choice for any tween who likes the outdoors being active. The 22-inch skateboard has a wide deck that’s well suitable for long rides.
If your 9-year-old hasn’t had experience with skateboards before, this will work well to ease them in. Its long design is not ideal for flipping tricks, with 3 inches’ thick wheels that will provide safety. They come in a variety of colors and patterns are cool, and your tween will definitely love.
12. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
Nerf is a popular franchise, and its toy guns and blasters are something every 9-year old boy wants. This blaster comes with 6 elite darts that are designed for distance. The darts are made of foam and have flexible hollow tips so you do not have to worry about the safety of your kids.
The mechanism used to construct this blaster allows your kid to fire up to 6 darts in a row. Loading the darts is also easy thanks to the rotating 6-dart barrel that flips open. With this blaster, your son will have a blast playing make-believe games with his friends.
13. Pencil Nose
Little boys will always be goofy, and sometimes, not much is needed to make them happy. This pencil nose is a simple, goofy toy that lets your kid develop his drawing skills using his nose.
This set comes with a board and several cards. The object of the game is to draw as many items as you can with your nose and have your teammates guess what you are drawing. You can have your son play this with his friends or with the family during game night. Alternatively, having him draw with it by himself is a good way to keep him occupied and distracted for some time.
14. WebWeaver Roller Coaster Building Set
The WebWeaver roller coaster building set contains over 430 colored pieces. It also has some rods and connectors for easy connection. With this kit, your kid has to connect all the pieces to build his very own roller coaster. Some of the pieces contained in the set are glow in the dark. This not only allows your kid to play with the set at night but also adds the fun in the game. There is also a motor race car included in the set that allows travels the track both horizontally and vertically.
This building set is great for kids who love putting things up. It allows them to use their creativity and is great for initiating curiosity in STEM subjects.
15. Nerf Mega Blaster
Nerf guns are always fun and safe choice young boys at any age. They come with foam bullets that are harmless and can be used in a variety of ways. This mega blaster has 6 foam darts that can fire up to 90 feet away. It makes the Nerf gun ideal for target practice and Nerf wars. It’s an exciting choice for boys who like the outdoors and serves as an icebreaker game for new friends. The game is safe and child-friendly even as they shoot at each other.
16. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit
Little boys love playing with gross and disgusting things and get very fascinated by the same. How great would it be to get something that is entirely gross for their fun, yet very educational?
This science kit is very gross and chances are you will be very disgusted whenever your kid brings it out to play. However, they also get to learn so much as they play. Besides being able to make stinky intestines, snot, fake blood and grow molds and bacteria, your kid will also get to learn how different systems in the body operate and the various by-products.
17. Wicked Pranks and Jokes- For the Prankster
I’m pretty sure that your little boy loves playing pranks on other people. That’s what boys do, especially if they have siblings. With this kit, he gets to have 100 outrageous pranks to play on family and friends. The pranks in this set are quite diverse, ranging from the classic pranks to modern-day pranks. With the set comes a booklet that outlines how to set up for the pranks in a mischievous way. Your boy will have loads of fun in the house playing ingenious pranks on his siblings. You may even fall victim for one or two of them.
18. Razor Kobra Boy’s Bicycle
A bicycle never grows out of style as a gift for children. This bicycle is designed specifically for boys. The tough steel frame is made to withstand the crazy stunts your boy, and his friends will pull while trying to outshine each other. It also has sure stop handbrakes that ensure he slows down easily and safely. You don’t even have to worry about his comfort thanks to the cushioned seat.
19. Rubiks Cube
This is a toy that never goes out of style. Suitable for a nine-year-old boy who loves puzzles and problem solving, this game will keep them occupied for hours. The twisting and turning till each side of the cube shows only one color needs enough concentration to keep them entertained. It’s light enough to be portable giving the tween a chance to pull it out and play wherever they go. It’s both fun and challenges the brain to work out the puzzle.
20. Magic Music Monkey
At nine years old, your boy is probably discovering his taste in music. Perhaps he even has some favorites that he is always dancing along to. Then, it may be a great time to get him some cool speakers to play his music. This cuddly monkey is a great addition to his room. Not only does he have high-quality speakers, but is also a great dancer. Your kid will have so much fun dancing along with his new buddy.
21. Stencil Name Personalized Boys Lap Desk
Getting a 9-year old boy to sit down and have something constructive done can be challenging. This lap desk can help you quite a bit when it comes to that. Your kid will find this cool as it comes with his name. It comes with a plush and comfortable pillow bottom that rests easily on their legs. The smooth hardboard on the top makes it a great workspace. Whether he is drawing or doing his homework, the perfect balance on his laps will ensure he has a great place to do so.
22. RC Millennium Falcon Drone
Does your boy love Star Wars, RC toys, or drones? Most small boys do, and if yours does love these things, then this amazing RC drone would make a perfect gift for him. The drone is styled after Han Solo, the iconic spaceship from the movies. It has has a 2.4Ghz transmitter so he can control it from up to 200 meters away. RC Millennium Falcon Drone recreates the magic stuff of Star Wars with authentic sound effects and lights.
It is constructed with top-quality impact resistant foam which makes it very resilient to minor crashes. Its propellers are hidden cleverly within its design, protecting them damage. Get your boy this gift and see how he will be delighted.
23. Toysmith Giant Rocket Balloon Set
Balloons are always an exciting toy no matter what age little boy is, a launcher is sure to get their attention. This set includes 85 balloons that can expand up to 40’’ and are reusable. The balloons come in various exciting colors and provide a lot of entertainment for outdoor activities.
The set has a deluxe two-way pump that helps in faster and easier inflation. Chasing after the balloons is a fun activity for kids who also don’t mind doing the cleanup in the end. Running around after balloons also help use up all the extra energy the tweens have and keeping them in good shape.
24. Dragonwood Dice and Daring Board Game
Enhance your child’s strategizing skills by using this interesting board game. Filled with mythical creatures and adventure, your boy will have so much fun playing with up to four of his friends. The game entails trying to capture creatures and enchantments by rolling dice and collecting cards. There are so many ogres and other creatures along the way that you must avoid. The winner will require the best strategizing moves as well as a bit of luck.
25. Snap Circuits JR Electronics Set
At age nine, kids develop cognitively and intellectually at a faster rate. This gift will challenge him mentally and help him develop problem-solving skills. The electronic set is going to push him to discover his talents for engineering and electronics. It comes with various kinds of components and connectors with which your little boy can make cool real-world items such as sensors and alarms. The kit also includes a clear instruction manual that will guide him through a lot of experiments to help him come up with amazing items.
26. Outdoor Exploration Kit
This is the perfect gift for boys who like to go out on adventures. It encourages exploration and love of nature through nature walks and expeditions. The set includes tools like binoculars, flashlight, compass, a magnifying glass, and a whistle. The kit prompts the boy to go out, even if it is the backyard, and study nature with his new tools of adventure. The kit comes with a bag that is easy to carry all the tools in while exploring and also reducing the chances of losing things.
27. Winning Moves Rubik’s Cube
Rubik’s cube is one toy that ever goes out of style and at 9 years, it may be the best time for him to start practicing how to solve the cube. This Rubik’s cube is designed for kids. It is a 3 x 3 cube that is quite simple to solve. However, for a 9-year-old, it may still be a bit challenging. He will certainly spend hours trying to solve the cube.
28. Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter
At this age, there’s no doubt your son is ready for riding. The gift is well designed with superior components that will get your son ready for stunt riding. The scooter is ideal for a beginner rider, which means that whether or not he’s had a scooter before, he will still be able to use this scooter. It’s designed with airplane grade steel for a sturdy, lasting design.
Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter can be used for street skating, as well as, a skatepark for daring and adventurous children. The good thing with the scooter the handle is adjustable it can be made higher as the child grows. It’s advisable that you purchase safety gear for the child to be more adventurous. The scooter is easy to assemble, and your little boy is going to be very happy riding it.
29. Ultra Stomp Rocket
Watch your kid get so excited as they launch this Stomp Rocket to the sky. Don’t worry, though, it is perfectly safe for them. The Stomp Rocket does not require any electricity or batteries. It simply uses foot power. It is a great toy and is a hit for both adults and kids. Kids can have so much fun with it, especially during parties. You will see them launching the rocket to hit certain targets and even competing for distance with their friends.
30. 50 in 1 Electronic Playground
This is a set of everything electronic but designed for the use and play of kids. It is made to help kids make their own electronic devices with more than 50 electronic designs readily available. It’s a creative way for boys to learn, do research and play all at the same time. They can make a variety of devices ranging from magnetic bridges to electronic noisemakers.
31. Mini-Arcade Machine
Remember all the fun you had at the arcade while growing up? Well, this mini-arcade machine lets your kid have the same fun, only in a different way.
With 240 in-built popular arcade games, this machine is portable allowing your little one to bring it with him to just about anywhere. The control joystick and two function buttons allow you to navigate your way through the different levels of the games. With the powerful built-in speakers and full-color screen, your nine-year-old boy will be transported back in time with the amazing sound effects.
32. Deluxe Magic Set
Little boys are fascinated by all things magic, and they wish they were magicians. With this set, your boy’s dreams could become a reality. This set is equipped with all the things that are needed for him to become a great magician. It comes with instructions on how to carry out some of the more famous magic tricks. By learning them, your kid will have family and friends wowing at his magic skills.
It is never to early to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of books. The best way to do this is by getting him a set of kids’ books. To increase his interest in reading, it is best to get books that are full of illustrations and cool games. There are also some book series that are written for books. Simply identify some that he would like and buy them for him.
34. PRANK-LOPEDIA: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-mean pranks on the Planet!
Which nine-year-old boy doesn’t love pranks and getting into mischief? They’ll definitely love having access to over 70 different fun loving and probably gross pranks. This complete encyclopedia by author Julie Winter bottom offer step by step instructions and props that help to pull of these pranks. These pranks are relatively harmless and their easy to read format and instructions ensure the process is as much fun as possible.
35. Handheld Mini Walkie-Talkies
These walkie talkies encourage a sense of adventure in any young boy. They come in a camo motif that the boy will definitely find cool. These walkie talkies have a communicative function that allows the kids to form teams and play together. They come in a lightweight and are portable for maximum adventure time. They can be mounted on pockets while running around or playing and are durable enough against damage. The walkie-talkies can be used for over 3 feet in distance giving room for more excitement.
With the above list, we hope you get the right gifts for your 9-year old boy. Remember that even the smallest of gifts can make his day.