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The Best Gifts For a 9 Year Old Boy in 2020


If you are looking for the perfect gift for your 9 year old boy, look no further! In 2020, with popular culture constantly changing, it can be difficult to know which gifts are best to get for a 9 year old boy. You should also note that they’re also experiencing a lot of internal change and will begin to look towards more adult things.

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2020’s Best Gifts For 9 Year Old Boys

National Geographic Kids Why?

Image of the National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

This book from National Geographic Kids is perfect for all of the 9 year old boys out there that constantly wonder about the why. It has over 1,100 fascinating facts about the human body, animals, the ocean, the Earth, space, and more!

Your 9 year old boy will be amazed at all the cool and interesting things that he can learn. There are funny facts and tons of scientific discoveries to be found.

 

Marky Sparky Foam Bow & Arrow Archery Set

Image of the Marky Sparky Faux Bow 3 - Shoots Over 100 Feet - Foam Bow & Arrow Archery Set
The Marky Sparky Foam Bow & Arrow Archery Set is a great gift for an active and outdoorsy 9 year old boy. This faux bow set comes with six lightweight arrows that make shooting much easier.

Your 9 year old boy will be able to practice his aim and shoot arrows over 100ft! It shoots like a real bow, using all the same mechanics. The only thing different is that it weighs less and is a lot safer for a beginning archer.

 

The Don’t Laugh Challenge – 9 Year Old Edition

Image of the The Don't Laugh Challenge - 9 Year Old Edition: The LOL Interactive Joke Book Contest Game for Boys and Girls Age 9

Got a 9 year old jokester? If you do, think about gifting him The Don’t Laugh Challenge – 9 Year Old Edition. This book is full of funny and hilarious jokes for 9 year olds. Your 9 year old boy will learn new jokes while he plays with his friends.

The goal is to get your opponent to laugh before you do. This is done with silly scenarios, funny faces, and, of course, lots of jokes! Your 9 year old boy will be laughing for hours with his friends while they play with this awesome joke book from Billy Boy.

 

Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit

Image of the Klutz Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit, Ages 8+

If your 9 year old boy likes science, building, and creativity, the Klutz Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit is a fantastic gift idea. He will be able to build 11 different machines, from a power car to a boxing robot.

It comes with everything he will need to get building. That means over 50 essential LEGO pieces, open-ended prompts, and even “Behind the Gadget” information where he can learn all about the machines he makes. This is a great gift for any 9 year old boy with an interest in STEM.

 

HOMOFY Toys Solar Robot Kit

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The HOMOFY STEM Toys Solar Robot Kit is a fun and cool gift idea for a 9 year old boy. With this robot kit, he is given 190 pieces and a guide that will instruct him on how to build a robot. He can make up to 12 different types of robots with this kit!

Another great add on is the solar panel. This means that he’ll be able to learn about alternative energy too. He’ll love all the different types of robots he can make and the hours of building fun.

 

Activ Life Kid’s Flying Rings

Activ Life Best Kids Flying Rings [Yellow/Cyan] - Top Birthday Presents & Gifts for Young Boys Girls Ages 3 and Up - Ultimate Outdoor Toss Toys at Beach Vacation, School Playground, Park, Pool Fun

These Flying Rings from Activ Life are a great gift for an active 9 year old boy. They are lightweight, making them super easy to throw with precision. They come in over 6 different color sets for a tailored gift.

Your 9 year old will love getting outside with these flying rings. They are great for play at the beach, in his backyard, or camping. They also float on water, which means he can play in the pool too! Really, any outdoor space can be made into a playing field.

 

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop with Ball, Standard (18 x 12 Inches)

This Mini Basketball Hoop from SKLZ is a great gift for your sports-loving 9 year old boy. It comes with foam-padded mounts to make door mounting easy. Any room will become a basketball court with this gift.

It comes in four different styles: standard, XL, micro, and glow in the dark. The high-quality net and pro-grade rim make it feel just like the real game. He’ll be a net swishing pro in no time!

 

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Brain Game

Image of the ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner

The ThinkFun Gravity Maze is a good gift for a 9 year old boy who likes logic puzzles. This challenging brain game is perfect for an aspiring engineer or architect. He will have to work hard to plan and reason his way through 60 different challenges, ranging from easy to expert level.

This game is a mix between STEM, logic, and marble fun. It’s the perfect combination of fun for a boy who wants to test his knowledge. He’ll spend hours trying to figure it out!

 

Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids

Image of the Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Humanity, Super Fun Hilarious for Family Party Game Night

Your 9 year old boy will definitely want his children’s take on the adult party game, Cards Against Humanity. Kids Against Maturity is a great board game that will provide lots of laughter. It includes 500 question and answer cards for endless possibilities of wacky combinations. It’s perfect for parties, sleepovers, camping, and more!

This game is great because it includes a mixture age-appropriate humor and competition. Your 9 year old boy and his friends will laugh hard while each one of them vies for that winning title. The best part is that it’s great for the whole family. Just be prepared for the occasional fart joke.

 

Schwinn Koen Boys Bike

Schwinn Koen Boys Bike for Toddlers and Kids, 20-Inch Wheels, Red

Got a 9 year old boy who keeps asking for a bike? Give him exactly what he wants with this 20-inch Koen bike for boys from Schwinn. This bike will fit anyone between 48 inches and 60 inches of height. It’s also designed with kids in mind, that means it’s lightweight, adjustable, and it’s got a narrower build.

Schwinn has been making bikes sine 1895, which means you can trust the quality of this bike. Your 9 year old boy will love riding around on this two-wheeled wonder.

 

LED Bike Lights

Activ Life LED Bicycle Wheel Lights (2 Tires, Multicolor) Best for Kids Easter Baskets, Top Stocking Stuffers of 2020 Popular Gifts for Children Exercise Toys - Hot Child Bday Party Outdoor Family Fun

If you’re going to gift your 9 year old boy a bike, think about getting him some cool bike accessories to go with it. These LED bike lights come in 10 different colors for night riding in style. They come with the batteries included and can fit wheels from 12 inches up to 29.

These are great for improving safety and visibility while bike riding at night. They even have a flashing mode and stay lit whether he’s moving or not. He will love them because of the cool color and you’ll love it because they’ll keep him safe. This gift is a win-win for sure.

 

Flybar Foam Pogo Stick

Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick For Kids Boys & Girls Ages 9 & Up, 80 to 160 Lbs - Fun Quality Pogostick By The Original Pogo Stick Company, Silver/Blue

If you’ve got an energy-filled 9 year old boy, this foam Pogo stick will be a great gift for him. Flybar has released this awesome version of their Master Pogo stick. But, this one is covered in foam!

The foam shell makes the Pogo stick easier to grip and keeps you safe. The foam also keeps the Pogo stick protected and looking good. It also comes in 6 different colors, so you can personalize it to your 9 year old’s preferences. He will love bouncing for hours and practicing tricks on this Pogo stick. Just make sure he wears a helmet.

 

Indoor Basketball Arcade Game

ESPN EZ Fold Indoor Basketball Game for 2 Players with LED Scoring and Arcade Sounds (6-Piece Set)

If he loves basketball, he will love this gift. This basketball game from ESPN is built for two players to go head to head in a shooting challenge. It’s also great of individual use. It comes with arcade sounds, an electric scorer, and 8 different games to play. The rim and backboard are up to professional standards, so it’ll feel like the real thing.

This game folds up easily, so making space is a quick and seamless task. Your 9 year old boy will love challenging his friends and practicing his shooting with this basketball game.

 

Electronic Shooting Target for Nerf Guns

UWANTME Electronic Shooting Target Scoring Auto Reset Digital Targets for Nerf Guns Toys, Ideal Gift Toy for Kids-Boys & Girls (2019 Version)

If your 9 year old boy has Nerf guns and wants to get better aiming practice, this electronic shooting target is the gift for him. With four targets and LCD screens that display points, it’s the perfect way to train shooting accuracy. It also emits sounds like glass shattering to make the experience more realistic.

This target comes with a solo mode and a multiplayer mode. That means he can practice or challenge his friends to a game of aim. To get points, you have to knock the targets down. After each target is knocked down, points will be recorded. Get this gift for your 9 year old boy if he wants to get better at shooting and aiming with his Nerf gun.

 

Flipslide Game

Flipslide Game, Standard

The Flipslide game from Moose Games is a good gift for a 9 year old boy who likes to work quickly with his brain. It’s a logic game that has a fast pace and is fun to play at any age. He will be able to choose between four different game modes that he can play solo or with others. This puzzle game will keep him entertained and thinking hard for hours.

 

Pindaloo Game

Image of the pindaloo Skill Toy. The Latest Craze to Hit The U.S.A. for Kids, Teens and Adults. Lots of Fun, Develops Motor Skills, Hand/Eye Coordination and Confidence. for Indoor and Outdoor Play (Blue)

Despite it’s silly name, the Pindaloo is a skill toy that will keep your 9 year old boy occupied for hours. The basic idea is to catch and throw the ball using the two ends of the toy. But, once he achieves that, there are a ton of different tricks he’ll be able to learn. The Pindaloo is lightweight, making it easy to take along to the beach, the pool, camping, to school, or just to your backyard.

This toy is great because it builds hand/eye coordination and also develops motor skills. It’s also a good way to take a break from school work and studying or relieve stress. He’ll love building his coordination and creativity with this hot new toy!

 

Capture The Flag: Glow in The Dark Outdoor Game

Capture the Flag REDUX: The Original Glow-in-The-Dark Outdoor Game for Birthday Parties, Youth Groups and Team Building – a Unique Gift for Teen Boys & Girls

Capture the flag is a classic backyard game that provides tons of fun for kids and teens alike. This REDUX version of Capture the Flag from Starlux Gamesoffers a way to play at night. The light-up game pieces are battery-powered and the kit even includes extra batteries for replacement. There are 25 glowing pieces in total, this includes glow bracelets to mark teams, jail markers, territory lights, and the flags themselves.

This kit isn’t just for capture the flag either. It comes with instructions and setup for 12 different game modes, including other classics like “Ghosts in the Graveyard”, “Fugitive”, and “Ninja”.  Your 9 year old boy will love playing outside at night with this awesome gift.

 

Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids

Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids)

Get your 9 year old boy thinking outside of the box with this great riddle book from Books For Smart Kids. Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids contains 300 different riddles and puzzles that will make your 9 year old boy have to think hard, smart, and creatively.

The book is designed to start easy and get more difficult as you continue reading. This way, he can build up his reasoning skills as it gets harder and harder. Plus, all the answers are in the back of the book so he can check his answers and see the solutions. He will be able to work on his problem solving skills and stretch his brain as he browses through the pages by himself or with his friends. He might even try to use some of them on you!

 

Infrared Laser Tag Set

Kidzlane Laser Tag – Laser Tag Guns Set of 4 – Multi Function Lazer Tag Guns for Kids 4 Players – Indoor, Backyard, Outdoor Game for Kids, Adults, and Family

This 4-pack of Infrared laser tag guns is a great gift for a 9 year old boy. He’ll love picking teams and playing with his friends or siblings in and ultimate laser tag showdown. This set comes with 4 guns and 4 different gun modes: pistol, shotgun, machine gun, and rocket. Each mode has different variables, making game strategy and choosing a gun more complex.

The makers of these guns wanted the experience to be as realistic as possible, so they included sound effects and tactile vibrations to each gun. The infrared emission is also certified safe for all ages. Your 9 year old boy will stay safe and have fun playing with these super cool laser tag guns.

 

Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit

Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit

Paper airplanes used to be something you threw around the classroom when you were bored or wanted to send a not to someone. Today, they’ve become a real craft for lots of kids. Help your 9 year old boy perfect his paper airplane building skills with this book of paper airplanes craft kit.

From the makers of LEGO, this book gives instructions on how to build 10 different paper airplanes. It includes 40 sheets of custom paper to make airplanes that stand out amongst the rest. His paper airplanes will stun his friends and fly far and high with this craft kit.

 

Yamaha Student Series Classic Guitar

Yamaha Student Series CGS103AII Classical Guitar, Natural

The student series guitar by Yamaha is perfect for a beginner guitarist. It’s 3/4 the size of a normal guitar, making it the perfect size fora 9 year old boy. This classical instrument has a rosewood finger board and a beautiful natural finish. Its quality is undeniable, especially for a beginner guitar. If your 9 year old boy has an interest in learning to play the guitar, you can’t go wrong gifting him this guitar.

 

Adidas Slides

adidas Kids' Adilette Shower Slide, Black/White/Core Black, 6 M US Big Kid

Get your 9 year old boy some cool Adidas slides for a gift he’ll love. These slide on sandals are high quality and comfortable. They come in two designs and are lightweight. They also dry quickly, meaning they’re perfect for the shower, the beach, or the pool. Your 9 year old boy will love these slides because they’re the hottest things around. He’ll be comfortable and stylish with these shoes from Adidas.

 

LEGO Technic Toy Stunt Car

LEGO Technic WHACK! 42072  Building Kit with Pull Back Toy Stunt Car, Popular Girls and Boys Engineering Toy for Creative Play (135 Pieces)

If your 9 year old boy likes everything cars and racing, this is the gift for him. The Technic WHACK! car from LEGOis a high-speed crash car perfect for racing. After building the car, he’ll be able to pull it back and send it flying fast. Don’t worry about crashing or the car breaking, this was made to be sturdy and durable through even the toughest crashes. The car measures 2 inches high and 6 inches long. Your 9 year old will love building, racing, and crashing this awesome gift.

 

Digital Coin Piggy Bank

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Your 9 year old boy will truly learn the value of money with this Digital Coin Piggy Bank from Amago. This piggy bank can digitally count the coins that he slides into the jar, so he’ll always know just how much he has. The counter can read any American coin, including half dollars and dollar coins. What’s more, the jar can hold between 800 to 1000 coins and is 1.8L big.

If he decides to take out money or add bills, changing the number is easily done with the +/- button found on the face of the counter. This piggy bank runs using 2 AAA batteries that do not come included with the product. He will love watching as his savings grow over time with this coin counting piggy bank.

Nature Phenomena Science Activities

The Purple Cow, The Crazy Scientist- 'Nature Phenomena', Science Activity Card Set for Girls and Boys, Ages 6 and Older, Instructions Inside – Amazing STEM Learning

This Crazy Scientist kit of 20 science activities for kids from The Purple Cow explores natural phenomena. Your 9 year old boy will love the different experiments that he can do with this kit.

Among other things, he’ll do activities where he learns why the sky is blue and how to make a tornado in a jar. The instructions on each card are easy to follow and use common objects you can find around the house.

 

Remote Control Stunt Car

Remote Control Car, ORRENTE RC Cars Stunt Car Toy, 4WD 2.4Ghz Double Sided 360° Rotating RC Car with Headlights, Kids Xmas Toy Cars for Boys/Girls

This awesome remote control stunt car is the prefect gift for a 9 year old boy. It is shockproof and super durable. It also lights up so it can be used during the day and night. The car runs on battery power, and batteries come included.

The best part about this stunt car is its range of movement. Each set of side wheels moves separately and can be controlled with the remote. That means the car can move forward and backward, do 360 turns, and even do flips. Any 9 year old boy will love playing with this gift.

 

Shocktato Party Game

Lightning Reaction Shocktato Party Game - The Hilariously Funny Game of Shocking Potato

Take Hot Potato to another level with this crazy fun Shocktato party game from Lightning Reaction. In this version, you pass the potato as fast as possible and when it stops, that player receives a shock.

There are 3 game modes: lame, normal, and extreme. In lame, there are no shocks, only music playing. The normal version has music and shocks. Finally, the extreme version has no music at all – just a scary silence until someone receives a surprise shock!

 

SkyCurve Hanging Platform Rope Tree Swing

Your 9 year old boy will feel like he is flying with this rope swing. The SkyCurve Hanging Platform Rope Tree Swing for Multiple Children, Padded Steel Frame, Weather Resistant Fabric Mat, 400 LB Max Weight, 60 L x 32 W is a great gift and will make for tons of outdoor fun. It is a big size and can hold up to 400lbs, so it can fit several children.

The swing is made of breathable fabric that allows water to seep through. The padded frame and mesh seat make for a comfortable and safe ride. He’ll have tons of fun playing on this swing with his friends.

 

Tiny Pong Solo Table Tennis

Tiny Pong Solo Table Tennis Kids Electronic Handheld Game Ages 8 and Up

This awesome little table tennis game from Hasbro Gaming is a great gift for a 9 year old boy to use when he’s got some alone time. He’ll be able to practice his coordination with this game, bounding the ball back and forth over the small net.

Just because it’s a solo game does not mean it is without a competitive component. The game keeps points and plays sounds. He’ll be able to compete against himself and try to beat his personal record with this super fun solo game.

 

Would Your Rather? – EWW Edition

The Try Not to Laugh Challenge - Would Your Rather? - EWW Edition

Your 9 year old boy will love the hours of fun that this Would Your Rather? game book provides. They’ll have to try not to laugh while asking each other to choose between to completely ridiculous scenarios.

In this “EWW Edition”, the questions are specific to the icky, the sticky, and everything in between. Every question is age appropriate, so there’s no need for parental concern. This game is great to play with friends or the whole family. Plus, it will provide tons of hilarious fun.

 

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

If you’re looking for a gift for a 9 year old boy who’s interested in cooking, look no further. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefsincludes recipes made for and tested by kids. The instructions are easy to follow and also provide pictures so you know what your food should look like as you go.

With this book, your 9 year old boy will be well on his way to being a top chef. He will learn recipes for every meal: dinner, breakfast, lunch, snacks, desserts, and even drinks!

 

Walkaroo Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts

Geospace Original Walkaroo Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts with Height Adjustable Vert Lifters by Air Kicks (red)

These fun, adjustable stilts from Geospace are a great idea for a gift for a 9 year old boy. He’ll be able to practice his balance safely. The stilts are made with high quality and they’re adjustable, which means they can grow as your 9 year old child does.

The Xtreme Balance Stilts are perfect for use indoors or outdoors. They’re made to be easy to use and easy to learn. He’ll feel a foot above the rest with this gift.

 

Hardy Boys Book Starter Set

Hardy Boys Starter Set - Books 1-5 (The Hardy Boys)

If you’ve got a 9 year old boy who loves books, this set of Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon. Similar to the Nancy Drew books, the Hardy Boys books follow two brothers who solve mysteries.

The books have been around for years and are classics for children. What’s better is that this is only the start. There are more Hardy Boys books to be read if your 9 year old boy gets hooked. Continue the Hardy Boys tradition by gifting this book to your avid reader.

 

Adidas Active Athletic Shorts

adidas Boys' Big Active Sports Athletic Shorts, Speed 18 Collegiate Navy, L(14/16)

These active shorts from Adidas are perfect for any 9 year old boy. The fabric is super comfortable and work well for playing basketball, running around outside, or just lounging around the house.

The shorts come in several different sizes and colors, meaning you can find the perfect pair for your 9 year old boy. They also stretch, so he can grow into them easily.

 

Disgusting n’ Gross Science Activity & Experiment Set

Playz Disgusting n' Gross Zombie Poop, Boogers, & Bloody Slime Science Activity & Experiment Set - 34+ Tools to Make Levitating Eyeballs, Gizzards, Poop Putty & Boiled Boogers for Boys & Girls Age 8+

Your 9 year old boy will love this science activity kit from Playz. It mixes everything gross and disgusting with science so that he can learn and laugh at the same time. With over 34 tools and an easy-to-follow instruction book, this kit is super kid friendly and will provide tons of fun.

He’ll be able to familiarize himself with STEM concepts while he creates things like levitating eyeballs, poop putty, boiled boogers, and more. Gels, polymers, and biology are just a few of the many things he will learn about with this experiment set from Playz.

 

The Dangerous Book for Boys

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Brothers Hal and Conn Iggulden worked together to build The Dangerous Book for Boys, a book for boys of any age. Each chapter goes over a different skill. Get this book for your 9 year old boy and he’ll learn how to do all sorts of things.

This book has chapters on a whole range of topics. It goes from slingshots to fossils, teaches navigation, and even covers American history and geography. This fun collection of chapters will keep him engaged and active (and maybe even off the electronics)!

 

Holy Stone Drone for Kids

Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone for Kids Gift Portable Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold 3D Flips and Headless Mode Easy to Fly for Beginners

Speaking of electronics, you might consider gifting a drone to your 9 year old boy. The Holy Stone Drone for Kids is made specifically for beginners. It is easy to use and has a straightforward operation, meaning he’ll be able to get the drone flying in no time.

This beginner specific drone is also incredibly portable. It is lightweight and folds into the controller, making it easy to carry. The drone also has several functions, like one-button landing and take-off, 360 degree spins, and high speeds.

 

Step by Step Animal Drawing Guide

Learn To Draw Animals! (Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide) (Young Artist)

If your 9 year old boy has an interest in drawing and the arts, this Animal Drawing Guide is a great gift idea. He will trace and follow clear instruction to be able to draw the animals freehand.

The book include step by step guides on how to draw over 40 different animals. He will learn how to draw a horse, a sheep, a dog, a monkey, a penguin, and so much more. The guides show you exactly what your drawing needs to look like and the book even provides practice pages.

 

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Books Boxed Set

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury)

The Big Fat Zombie Goldfish books are illustrated chapter books by Mo O’Hara. They’re crazy popular and crazy goofy. This set includes the first three books of the series, so if your 9 year old boy falls in love with the stories, there will be more for him to read.

The stories follow Tom and his goldfish Frankie. Frankie is a zombie goldfish that Tom brought back to life with a battery. These books take the reader on wild adventures with Frankie and Tom as they explore some crazy situations.

 

TOMOLOO Music Hoverboard

TOMOLOO Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speaker and LED Lights Self-Balancing Scooter UL2272 Certified 6.5

If you’ve got to get a gift for a 9 year old boy, consider a hoverboard. These futuristic balancing boards are all the rage right now. This specific model from TOMOLOO is perfect for kids and adults alike.

The wheels have LED lights, making for visibility for night riding. The hoverboard also has Bluetooth so that he can listen to music as he rides. It is also self-balancing to make it easier for younger riders. It also comes in three different colors to choose from: red, blue, or black.

 

Smart Watch for Boys

Kids Smart Watch for Boys Girls - HD Touch Screen Sports Smartwatch Phone with Call Camera Games Recorder Alarm Music Player for Children Teen Students

This super cool smart watch will have your 9 year old boy feeling futuristic and cool. The kids smart watch from Merit Soar has lots of cool functions that he will enjoy using. Among these functions are several games, a calculator, a camera, alarm clock, voice recorder, and music player. One of the coolest features is that it can be used as a phone to make and receive calls, you just need to purchase the corresponding SIM card.

This watch comes in three different colors and is made just for kids. It is NOT waterproof, but it has so many other awesome add-ons that this shouldn’t be too much of a bother. Really, it’s a totally cool gift for a 9 year old boy to receive. He’ll love it.

RipStik Ripster Caster Board

Image of the RipStik Ripster Caster Board - Red

The RipStik Ripster Caster Board is a lightweight version of the original Rip-Stik board from Razor. Its light weight and slip-resistance deck make for an easy ride for beginners. The cool design also allows for better foot control, and there’s even a pivoting deck so he can make more precise turns. It comes in two colors: red and blue.

 

LED Hover Soccer Ball

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If you’ve got a soccer loving 9 year old who wants to play soccer in the house during bad weather days, this gift is a great idea. This LED hover soccer ball is a light up soccer ball that hovers over the ground with the power of a strong fan.

The best part is that he won’t do any damage to the house. The outside of the ball is lined with a spongy material so that it will easily bounce off of walls and furniture. This hover soccer ball moves will move on ground like a real soccer ball. The LED lights and the hovering twist add an extra fun flair to this toy that your 9 year old boy will love.

 

Magnetic Penny Game

Dowling Magnets Magnetic Penny Game, Building Kids Toys

The magnet pros, Dowling Magnets released this fun Magnetic Penny gamethat will keep your 9 year old boy entertained for hours. The game includes a well-detailed instruction book that is easy to follow. He will learn to build penny sculptures that defy gravity.

There are 44 different activities that will teach him how to create some amazing magnetic penny designs. He’ll create gravity-defying sculptures, stack pennies in a vertical tower, create bridges, and more. This super fun game will educate and entertain your 9 year old boy. He’ll love it!

 

MasterMagic Magic Kit for Beginners

MasterMagic Magic Kit - Easy Magic Tricks for Children - Learn Over 350 Spectacular Tricks with This Magic Set - Ideal for Beginners and Kids of All Ages!

If you’ve got a 9 year old boy who has an interest in magic, this beginners kit from MasterMagic is a great gift idea. It has tons of materials and an included instruction book. With all of these materials, he’ll be able to do up to 350 different magic tricks.

The instruction book is easy to follow. Plus, he’ll gain access to online instructions for even more tricks. Any aspiring magician will love this gift and will love putting on magic shows for his friends and family.

 

Kanoodle 3-D Puzzle Game

Educational Insights Kanoodle | Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids, Teens & Adults | Featuring 200 Challenges

This awesome brain teasing game will test and challenge your 9 year old boy. From Educational Insights, the Kanoodle includes tons of different 2-D and 3-D puzzles that range from easy to extremely difficult. There are up to 200 different possible puzzles!

The instruction book is 48 pages and explains each of the logic puzzles. The game comes in a small carry case that makes it perfect to travel with. That means he can practice his problem-solving skills anywhere. What’s more, this game is perfect for any age, so he’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come!

 

Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire

Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire

The Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFireis a step above the rest. This Nerf gun can hold 15 Nerf darts and fire them up to 90 feet. It not only fires lots of darts far, but it also fires them fast with its rapid fire function. Your 9 year old boy will love this gift, and he’ll win every Nerf battle with his friends.

 

Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball

Image of the Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball with Programmable Sensors + LED Lights - STEM Educational Toy for Kids - Learn JavaScript, Scratch & Swift

The Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball is a great STEM gift for a 9 year old boy. He’ll have endless fun learning about programming and coding. With the Bluetooth function, he’ll connect through an app on his phone that will take him through several different activities and ways he can program the robot ball.

This robot ball is also incredibly durable. It’s scratch-proof, waterproof, and rechargeable. He will love creating and learning STEM with this awesome robot from Sphero.

 

Space World Dome Tent for Kids

NARMAY Play Tent Space World Dome Tent for Kids Indoor / Outdoor Fun - 48 x 48 x 40 inch

This space-themed tent from NARMAY will be tons of fun for your 9 year old boy. It’s perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It measures 48in x 48in x 40in, meaning it can fit him and his friends, toys, and camping gear too.

The tent is easy to fold and easy to store. Setting it up takes mere minutes. It also comes in a portable bag so he can bring it with him to sleepovers or camping trips. It’s also durable, safe, and large.

 

Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game

ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years

This super fun logic game from Think Fun will challenge your 9 year old boy’s reasoning skills in a fun way. In Rush Hour, the goal is for the red car to escape freely from the traffic jam.

Each game set comes with 40 different challenges that range from beginner to expert levels. All he has to do is place the other cars like they are shown in the puzzle, and go! This game is fun for children, teens, and adults. It’s also great for individual and group play.

 

Smart Circuits Electrifying Projects

Smart Circuits

This Smart Circuits STEM kit from SmartLab contains 48 pieces and 50 different projects for your 9 year old boy to explore. The projects go from easy to expert, beginning with the basics of electronics. Then, he’ll move into more complex territory.

Among other things, he’ll learn to make a magic message wand, electronic dice and pong game, a motion-sensing alarm, and a doorbell. He’ll love learning and spending hours of fun with this electronic circuit kit made just for beginners.

 

Watch Ya’ Mouth Ultimate Edition

Watch Ya' Mouth Ultimate Edition

This hilarious game will have your 9 year old boy and his friends laughing out loud for hours. The Watch Ya’ Mouth Ultimate Edition forces players to try saying or singing different silly things while their teammates try to guess what they’re saying.

There are four different categories of silliness that make up 210 different cards: classic, sing it, pop culture, and head-to-head. The game comes with 10 mouth pieces  that are dental-graed and dishwasher safe. The mouthpieces come in different sizes, so they’ll fit kids and adults.

 

Goliath Hydro Zoom Ball

Goliath Hydro Zoom Ball (2 Player)

The Goliath Hydro Zoom Ball from Goliath Sports is the ultimate outdoor water game. Your 9 year old will love this ball for hot summer days outside with his friends. This two-player risk game comes with 10 water balloons included.

First, he has to load the inside of the ball with water balloons. After that, the two players pull on the Zoom Ball handles to release the Zoom Ball. When they do, the ball will go flying in the direction of someone, and that person will get soaked!

 

Awesome 9 Year Old T-Shirt

TeeStars - This is What an Awesome 9 Year Old Looks Like Youth Kids T-Shirt Medium Blue

What better gift to get a 9 year old boy than a t-shirt that says his name and proclaims his awesomeness? This ‘This is What an Awesome 9 Year Old Looks Like’ t-shirt from Tee Stars is a super fun gift idea, especiall for a birthday. It is comfy, soft, and stylish.

This crewneck short sleeve comes in 9 different colors and a variety of sizes, so you’ll be able to get the perfect one for your 9 year old boy. He’ll love showing off his new age with this cool t-shirt.

 

Djubi Slingball Classic

Djubi Classic - the Coolest New Twist on the Game of Catch!, Slingball Classic

This super awesome outdoor game from Blue Orange is a fantastic gift for a 9 year old boy. The Djubi Slingball Classicmixes together two classic games: catch and slingshot. Each net is equipped with a launch hook that you slip the ball into. Then, you fire it towards you partner and they try to catch it in their net.

The Djubi Slingball Classic come with two racquets and two balls. The racquets are comfortable to hold and the nets are large, making it easy to catch the balls. The balls are foam and float on water, so they’re also perfect for the pool, ocean, or lake. The best part? The ball can launch up to 100ft.

 

Spy Alley Strategy Board Game

Spy Alley Mensa Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game

The Spy Alley Board game is the perfect gift for any 9 year old boy who is just getting interested in strategy games. It will be super fun to play with friends or the whole family. He’ll have to lie, trick, and betray his friends and family to win. To win, you have to get rid of the other players.

The game is for 2-6 players, with 6 different characters to play. It comes with everything he’ll need to get started playing right away, including the game board, score cards, character cards, fake money, 1 die, pegs, markers, and more. The instructions are straightforward and easy to learn. He’ll be playing with his friends and family in no time.

 

Hydro Lacrosse Game Set

COOP Hydro Lacrosse Game Set - Outdoor Pool Toy for Kids and Adults - Multicolor

This Hydro Lacrosse Game Set from COOP is a great outdoor gift. If your 9 year old boy loves lacrosse, he’ll love this game set that lets him play his favorite sport in the water. It’s perfect for the beach, the pool, the lake, or anywhere outside.

This set comes with two nets that can come in a possible three colors: red, green, or blue. The sticks have foam handles and the ball is soft. What’s better is that this set is not very large, so they’re quite easy to take with you to a friend’s house or a family vacation.

 

Infinity Cube Fidget Toy

Infinity Cube Fidget Toy, Sensory Tool EDC Fidgeting Game for Kids and Adults, Cool Mini Gadget Best for Stress and Anxiety Relief and Kill Time, Unique Idea that is Light on the Fingers and Hands

This pocket-sized toy is a great idea for and fidgety 9 year old boy. Not only will the Infinity Cube Fidget Toykeep him occupied and moving, but it can also reduce stress and relieve anxiety. It will keep him focused too. The best part is that, for him, it will just be tons of fun to play with.

It comes with eight black, plastic blocks that he can move, build, and connect. They link together with stainless steel rivets and have a smooth surface, so they’re quite comfortable to play with. He’ll be addicted to playing with this little toy in no time.

 

How We Selected the Best Gifts For A 9 Year Old Boy

It’s definitely not easy to decide on the perfect gift for a 9 year old boy. To make this list, we considered several different factors and facets. If you’re thinking about what gift to get for a 9 year old boy and you feel stuck, try thinking about these three important aspects.

The Edge of Adolescence

Thinking about what could be the best gift for a 9 year old boy in 2020 can be difficult. Something important that we considered is what it means to be 9 years old. Today’s 9 year old children are right on the edge of entering into that preteen category. They are in a phase called “middle childhood” in which they’re starting to form stronger social bonds, further developing their thinking skills, and generally becoming more independent. To sum it up in a few words: they’re getting older.

As you’re boy edges towards 9 years old, or even 10, 11, or 12 years old, you’ll probably see him begin to leave behind his “childish” tendencies. He might show an aversion to “toys” and prefer games, equipment, learning sets, or books. In these moments, what he needs is to strengthen his confidence. This can be done through giving gifts that help to develop his different hobbies and interests.

Interests and Hobbies

Because a 9 year old boy is beginning to enter into adolescence, he’s also beginning to form a stronger sense of individuality. It’s a good idea to get a gift that plays into his interests, or even his possible interests.

We’ve tried to touch on every interest that a 9 year old boy might have, like sports, music, science, reading, and more. If you haven’t seen something that would suit him (though we doubt that!), think about what he likes to do or what he might like to do. You might even consider looking at our post on The Best Toys & Gifts For a 9 Year Old Girl in 2020.

Direct Experience

There’s nothing like experiencing something personally. Working with 9 year old boys, having one of your own, or being close with a 9 year old relative definitely helps us to get into the mind space of one. If you are aware of how a 9 year old boy behaves, how he talks and the interests he has, you’ll have a better idea of what he might like. Having that direct experience helped us make a comprehensive list about what gifts to get a 9 year old boy.

FAQs About Gift For 9 Year Old Boy

What gift do you give a 9 year old?

Take a look at the list above to answer this question! For more general ideas, think about things that interest them. If your 9 year old has been showing interest in some hobby or idea, try getting them a gift that could help them develop that activity. In 2020, it’s also important to consider that you can really never go wrong with technology.

What is a good gift to get a 10 year old boy?

A  10 year old boy will have interests that are quite similar to a 9 year old boy, so a lot of items from this list could work for him as well. But, it’s important to consider that at 10 years old, he’s even closer to adolescence. That being said, you might want to consider getting him something a bit more “grown up”. From this list, we’d recommend: the Mini Basketball Hoop from SKLZ, the Adidas slides, or the Holy Stone Drone for Kids.

What gift do I get for a 9 year old girl?

Awesome question. Firstly, you might consider getting her something from this list, since lots of the recommendations are tailored for both boys and girls (like the student series guitar by Yamaha, the Rush Hour traffic game, and this step-by-step Animal Drawing Guide). If you don’t find anything you like, no worries! Just head over to our post on The Best Toys and Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls in 2020.

What gift do you get a 9 year old boy for his birthday?

Birthday presents are some of the most fun gifts to give. A great way to celebrate a new age is by giving someone a present that sort of welcomes them into that number. So, what’s a great present to welcome a boy into age 9? Well, lots of these gifts would be great for that, but to make his birthday extra special, we recommend the ‘This is What an Awesome 9 Year Old Looks Like’ t-shirt from Tee Stars, The Don’t Laugh Challenge – 9 Year Old Edition, or the TOMOLOO music hoverboard as great gifts to get a 9 year old boy for his birthday.

 

Final Word

We’ve said it already but we’ll say it again: shopping for the best gift for a 9 year old boy in 2020 is not an easy task. We put this list together to hopefully help you determine what to get your 9 year old, or at least to spark some sort of inspiration. Of course, not every 9 year old boy is going to like the same thing.

Whoever you are shopping for, make sure that you have in mind their likes and dislikes, their interests, and also their hobbies. We have put our best foot forward in making this list something that can encompass all of those likes, dislikes, interests, and hobbies. At the end of the day, what matters most is that your 9 year old boy is happy and healthy. Any gift that you give him should just be an added bonus to all that goodness!

Abby Capella
Abby Capella is an English as a Second Language teacher who loves gifts. She thinks giving gifts is a fun thing to do and provides an opportunity to think about someone you love in a really cool way. She also (of course) loves to receive gifts.

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