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If your child is turning nine, you might be wondering what sort of gift to buy him. Nine year olds are at an interesting in-between age. They’re basically a tween, but they still like to play with all kinds of toys and games. Boys of this age tend to like toys that are intended for kids well below and above their age range. Narrowing down this overwhelming amount of choices can be quite the challenge. That’s why we’ve created this gift guide. From science kits and coding robots to laser games and scooters, and everything in between, here you’ll find 50 incredible gift ideas for 9 year old boys.
Packed with pineapple monkeys dipped in semisweet chocolate and banana bites dipped in both semisweet chocolate and white chocolate, this arrangement is simply delectable. It’s also full of honeydew slices, cantaloupe balls, strawberries, and grapes, all arranged in a sweet safari container.
Looking for unique gift ideas for the sports-loving 9 year old boy? This box is hand-picked for a sports fan. With Granny Smith apple slices decorated to look like footballs, baseballs, and basketballs, this box of delicious Edible® Donuts will be the real MVP for your child’s birthday.
Scootering has never been this fun. Featuring a steel frame with polymer wheels, this scooter has three wheels that require the rider to move back and forth to propel themselves forward.
Made of durable nylon, this backpack is great for sports, school, or whatever adventure your little one is heading off to. Plus, it can be personalized with any name, initial, or monogram in a choice of thread color.
This camera is practically indestructible. It’s waterproof up to ten feet and is encased in heavy-duty plastic. Plus, it features LCD screens on the front and back so you can effortlessly switch between taking selfies and pictures of others.
Gravity Maze combines logic, and old-fashioned marble run, and STEM learning in a fun, cool game that your kids will get a kick out of. Plus, completing the challenges helps develop spacial reasoning and planning skills.
Get ready for fast-paced fun with this game. It’s typically played with two teams of two members each. Each team touches the ball three times before hitting it down into the net and the other team must do the same without dropping it or messing up.
This tiny programmable sphere robot packs a ton of fun in a small package. It’s equipped with a gyroscope, LED lights, and an accelerometer, and allows your kids to code it, play games, and drive it around.
Full of gross experiments that help educate your child about the things that grow on their own body, what’s really in their teeth, and what’s really behind smelly bodily functions, this science kit is sure to make a big impact. It’s perfect for a nine year old who’s into the grosser things in life.
10. Box and Balls
This classic set of eight wooden nesting boxes and eight bouncy balls looks a lot less challenging than it actually is. Begin with the games on the box, but once you’ve figured it out, there’s no end to the play configurations.
A great gift idea for the ever-curious 9 year old boy, this kit includes a beginner level microscope with six magnifications, a single coaxial focus knob, a specimen stage, and LED light. It comes with sample slides and a complete brine shrimp experiment.
Get ready to expand your little one’s literacy. This box is packed with books that emphasize bravery, including The Good Thieves, The Terrible Two, Better Nate Than Ever, and so much more.
This kit takes LEGO to a whole new level. Your little one can build and code robots, figures, and a multi-tooled robot, and use them to complete exciting tasks with the intuitive app.
This drone is high tech. It features a 120-degree wide-angle camera that you can watch in birds eye view right from your phone, and it’s easily piloted with a one-button takeoff and landing.
Your nine-year-old can build this robot with just a screwdriver. Then, you can set the mode for the robot to track you or evade obstacles, via an infrared sensor and micro-controller programming.
Set your nine-year-old for a lifelong love of reading with this Kindle Paperwhite. You can download all of his favorite new releases and he can read them anytime, anywhere, with a screen that reads just like paper even in bright sunlight. This is one of those gift ideas for 9 year old boys that encourages him to develop a regular reading habit.
This archery set can be used indoors and outdoors, for the archery experienced as well as someone who’s new at the game. It comes with arrows with suction cups on the ends, a bow, and a 37-inch tall target.
Get your guy all decked out in Nerf tactical gear. This vest lets you carry along lots of extra ammo, along with quick reload clips, to maximize your firepower when you’re deep in battle.
Set your kiddo’s creativity loose with this inventor’s kit. It comes with over 700 pieces your 9 year old can use with everyday household items to create an endless supply of out-of-the-box inventions.
20. Virtual Pong
Who needs paddles and a ping pong ball? This virtual ping pong game allows players to use a simulated “ball of light” that bounces off the walls and ceiling with handheld controllers for a futuristic take on the classic game. It’s one of the best gift ideas for 9 year old boys in need of some options for indoor fun!
This classic set allows kids to create amazing designs. It includes 19 precision wheels, two precision rings, reusable putty, fine-line pens, paper, and so much more.
Get your kid a subscription to the magazine that’s all about science, history, art, inventions, and so much more. Each month, your child will receive a magazine jam-packed with curiosity-peaking stories, such as how the solar system was formed or why people love music.
23. Sky Nook
With a comfortable pillow seat and cozy fabric sides, this swing gives kids a great hideout for reading or hanging around. It features reinforced stitching all the way around and a special design that keep kids from falling out, so it’s perfectly safe for your little one.
This foam bow launches arrows 100 feet in the air. Each bow holds six arrows in its quiver and the durable lightweight arrows are safe, but fly at a great distance.
This dragon not only walks and flaps its wings, it also breathes smoke. Not only that, it’s also smart and interactive, allowing your child to train it like a real live pet.
Help your little one find buried treasure, gold, coins, jewelry, and more, with this metal detector. It features three detection modes, four sensitivity levels, and a location feature that helps you pinpoint treasure even 12 inches deep.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for 9 year old boys who love robots, this kit allows your child to turn a solar-powered motor into 14 different custom bots, including a dog, zombie chaser, and a robot. Each creation is powered by the sun or, for use indoors, a 50 watt halogen light.
This car is controlled by your voice, the included watch, or even your smartphone. It features LED lights, runs in all directions, and even performs a special stunt with a certain command.
This fun game involves knocking down your opponent’s cups before they knock down yours. Each player holds onto a cord with a ball in the middle and attempts to pull, swing, and bash the ball into their opponent’s cups.
To launch these rockets into the air, all you need to do is run, jump, and stomp and propel them up to 200 feet in the air or 20 stories high. This set comes with six foam-tipped rockets for extra fun.
This kit lets kids get hands-on in learning how architectural engineers use scientific principles to create their designs. The 44-page manual explains the concepts behind architectural design while they build 20 amazing models.
Kids will love this fast paced game that’s all about kittens, explosions, and sometimes goats. It’s a highly strategic game that takes just two minutes to learn but will provide hours of fun and laughter.
Perfect for football fans, this lamp creates a three-dimensional optical illusion that plays tricks on the eyes. From far away, you’ll see the three-dimensional design, but up close, you’ll see an acrylic sheet that’s completely flat.
This fun invention set turns ordinary objects into something extraordinary. You can turn bananas into touchpads, make musical instruments out of vegetables, or create a video game controller with play doh, and so much more.
35. Ribbon Ninja
Looking for outdoor gift ideas for 9 year old boys? In this game, each player has three ribbons attached to his wristband, and they have to try to snatch their opponents’ ribbons before they get theirs. Kids must lunge, grab, and dodge to get their opponents’ ribbons without giving them access to their own.
Your kid can be a legitimate cameraman with this camcorder. It’s pocket-sized, but features a large 1.8-inch LCD screen that flips around so kids can see what they’re filming.
Check your aim with this digital target that will keep track of all your great shots. It features three interactive modes that let kids test their precision, and a multiplayer option that lets others join the fun.
This ball glides across the floor, lights up in different colors, and can be used indoors or out. Wow! That’s Light-Up Air Hover Soccer. The soccer ball glides on a cushion of air and can bounce due to its rubbery outer rim that provides tons of ricocheting action. It’s the perfect gift idea for 9 year old boys who simply can’t resist playing ball in the house!
Blast into the future with this electric scooter that’s been designed for fun. It can reach speeds up to nine miles per hour, and performs 360-degree spins and drifts on its dual rear caster wheels.
40. Perplexus Epic
The goal of this game is to strategically guide the ball through all the winding tracks to the finish. With 125 obstacles, including an uphill climb, dead-man’s curve, the cable car, and swish and fling, it’s a lot harder than it seems.
Featuring a unique design that gives kids the experience of surfing and snowboarding, this skateboard is in a league all of its own. It features a slip-resistant deck that adds extra grip for an easy, fun ride.
42. Slime Circuits
Use the included slime to create a basic circuit and light up an LED light. Then, follow the instructions to conduct electric experiments that help expand knowledge of circuits, switches, LED color-mixing, and so much more.
Catch the bad guys in action with this spy kit. It includes everything kids need to dust for fingerprints, test mysterious powders, and decode secret messages, just like their favorite crime scene detective.
With over 175 projects to try, this gift idea for 9 year old boys lets him create tons of fun projects using circuits and light. Plus, this new and upgraded version of Snap Circuits allows you to connect your MP3 player or iPod and watch as the lights sync up with the beat.
With this creative construction set, kids can create a fully operational swing ride that actually moves. They can also build two other amusement park ride, including a boom ride and a Ferris wheel.
Do triple the damage with this Nerf gun that blast three darts at once. Load three darts into the shell, load the shell, and pull the trigger to fire. Keep five extra shells in the stock for fast reloading during fierce battles.
This is a fabulous gift idea for 9 year old boys who are already car enthusiasts. He can build an iconic Chevrolet Corvette with a large rear spoiler, four tailpipes, spoked rims, working steering, and moving pistons. Then, he can disassemble and build a Hot Rod replica model.
Along with their favorite Avengers, this inventor kit allows kids to access superhero training via a free app and control their gear. Plus, it teaches kids easy block coding and other skills to customize their own gear to fight along with their favorite superheroes.
Looking for gift ideas for 9 year old boys who love animals? Nothing can beat adopting an actual African Elephant. The adoption kid includes a 12-inch plush toy, adoption certificate, photo, and card with information about the specific species.
With 69 toggles and rods, your kid can build any play space that’s in their imagination. Create a cave, igloo, or pirate ship, cover with bed sheets, and you have the perfect lounging spot. Plus, this set glows in the dark for extra fun at night.
Whether he’s into science, car racing, or reading the latest bestselling novel, you’re sure to find something on this list your nine-year-old boy will love. Be sure to celebrate for your little one’s last birthday in the single digits.