20 Best Gifts For Nine-Year-Old Boys

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Nine-year-olds still have a ton of energy! They are growing like weeds and may be merging into a stage of a tad more maturity. Maybe? One thing is for sure: sports, toys, science experiments, and anything video game-related will likely be a hit. We’ve gathered a list of the best gifts for nine-year-old boys with selections that will strike the perfect balance sit in between preteen and childhood.

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Craft and DIY Gifts

Sketchbooks open the door to imagination and creativity. While seemingly a simple gift, the pad can inspire an artist or provide an outlet for your young kids. Basic, affordable, and with a cool exterior design, this is a great stocking stuffer or small birthday gift.

Dozens of pieces that have been carefully crafted out of wood come with this kit. Nine-year-olds are at the point where they could really enjoy building something that is somewhat complex but still quite doable. All that is needed is a screwdriver. The finished product is a “children-friendly” toy crossbow that shoots about 10 feet distance.

Paper airplanes just got serious. Forget everything that you learned growing up – – some super smart people got together and developed legitimately functional designs. The airplane crafting will be endless, as it comes with 40 pieces of colorful and fun-designed paper.

Paracord bracelets are still “in style!” Let your nine-year-old design their own with this paracord bracelet kit. When they’re all done they’ll have eight different bracelets to choose from.


Doesn’t this shirt say it all? Do you have a spunky little nine-year-old that would support this shirt with serious pride? Because he definitely should—you know how awesome he is.

For a lot of nine-year-olds, gaming is life! So we feel this gaming shirt is quite fitting. So when he has his headphones on and is deep in thought while playing Fortnite, all he has to do is put on this!

This might be one of the sweetest Nerf accessories ever. Coming with a tactical vest, super cool mask, and other essentials for an outdoor battle, he will be totally set.


While playing with their Nerf gear, what could be better than having legitimately functional walkie-talkies? They come in a camo pattern and are made for hide-and-seek Nerf edition. With a radius of 2 miles, the possibilities and adventures are versatile.

Piggy banks are great, but probably at this age, your young man is growing out of them. Swap it out for a wooden bank in the shape of his initial, so he can collect and save for something truly special.

Halo’s Master Chief is an iconic symbol for young and old video game enthusiasts. This set comes with all the pieces needed to construct the Master Chief helmet. Once finished, it can sit on a shelf like a trophy representing patience and articulate building skill.

Learning how to write code, and being more fluent in computer science language has become sewn into the fabric of our children’s being. Give them a gift of learning the basics, and they might just find their future calling.

Foster their love for space by letting them see the moon with this NASA Lunar Telescope. This telescope is great for beginners. It comes with a tripod, finder scope, low power, and high-power eyepieces. The adults may want to get in on the space exploration, too!


Change up family game night by gifting this fun soccer game to your nine-year-old for his birthday, Christmas, or any other special occasion. Pennies literally serve as the soccer ball, and each opponent will try to score a goal by sinking one in the small hole at the goal.

Send your nine-year-old around the globe – – not literally, of course. They’ll learn how to prepare various dishes from the Middle East, Africa, and Europe with a food travel kit. The spices and ingredients that come inside are unique and actually kind of tough to find in a normal grocery store. It will be an adventure for the taste buds and the mind.

Not all nine-year-olds are obsessed with Nerf, but many of the accessories and games coming out today make it fun for the entire family. For example, this target game is meant for one or multiple players and will count down your score. Fine-tune your precision while spending time with the kids.

Basketball isn’t only for the court. It’s for breakfast, dinner, or snacks. Confused yet? Don’t be, because these mugs are designed with a hoop for a little bit of food play. Fill the bowl with hot chocolate and try to swoosh the marshmallows through the net.

While nine-year-olds definitely like toys, it’s not a bad idea to consider upgrading to something that he can grow into in his teen and even adult years. Feast your eyes on this foosball table that will take any game room or kids’ room to the next level.


OK, this gift is really cool – AND it’s free! The National Parks’ Every Kid Outdoors program gives a free national park pass for fourth-graders and their families to go on adventures at national parks. The pass is offered to fourth-graders every year and is perfect for the adventurous-type to get outside and explore!

For a movie fan, nothing beats the big screen! Give the gift of a movie membership like Regal Unlimited – for $18 a month they can see as many movies as they can. No Regal Cinemas nearby? AMC Stubs has a similar membership – the A-List program – that runs roughly $20 a month.

Take your kiddo on an adventure through history with this subscription box. This ime machine box is filled with fun activities that bring world history to life through illustrated story books, fun facts booklet, and a themed craft. You can also check out a bunch of other cool subscription boxes geared toward kids here.

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