Are you shopping for the perfect gift for a 9-year-old girl? Not sure where to start? Get ideas for books, games, clothing and accessories, artistic presents and more!
Artistic Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
ALEX Toys Hair Chalk Salon Girls Hair Activity Kit
The ALEX Toys Hair Chalk Salon Girls Hair Activity Kit is a fun activity to let little girls change their hair – they can make a bold, fun but temporary change to their hair, by themselves or with their friends.
Hair chalk can be added to dry hair of any color, and it washes out easily. This kit includes 5 washable hair chalk pens, 24 decorative beads, a beading tool, a comb, 24 hair ties, and easy-to-follow instructions.
Make Your Own Cross Stitch – Cute & Usable DIY Crafts
The Make Your Own Cross Stitch is a fun activity for girls and teens to do. They will be able to make 12 custom pendants with this kit. This set includes 12 different wooden pendants, 12 colors of embroidery floss, 18 feet of necklace cord, 12 jewelry clasps, 2 needles, and 16 beads. With the different materials and easy-to-follow directions, they will be easy to make customizable, one-of-a-kind pendants that they will be proud of.
Original Deluxe Spirograph Art Set
The Original Deluxe Spirograph Art Set is a fun art kit for children 8 and up. A spirograph is a fun and relaxing activity for children and adults alike. With the tools included, you can make so many different shapes and designs.
This has been a popular toy for a long time. Still, with the rise of popularity of mandalas and unique geometric shapes on designs on everything, this is a current and fun artistic activity. This kit comes with 22 tools, including wheels, pens, and putty.
Alex DIY Friends Forever Bracelet Kit
The Alex DIY Friends Forever Bracelet Kit is a fun arts and crafts project for children. This kit can make 22 different friendship bracelets. She will be able to weave stripes, diamonds, hearts, and flowers into these bracelets, making them unique and fun.
This kit includes 4 color-coded looms, 22 colors of embroidery floss, a beading needle, beads, instructions, and a carrying case. This is a great activity for when they hang out with their friends, even for a sleepover.
Crayola Marker Maker
The Crayola Marker Maker is a unique craft kit for kids. This kit has what is needed to make 16 markers, including tips, barrels, caps, cores, plugs, and labels. There are 3 ink bottles (magenta, blue and yellow), a mixing guide, tweezers, and a detachable storage tray.
This is a tremendous artistic craft for kids. It is fun and crafty, but it also creates something that they can actually use.
Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands Craft Kit
The Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands Craft Kit is a super fun hair accessories craft kit for kids that will create 10 unique and fun hair accessories. We show the fashion headbands kit, but you could also choose a flower crown or a hair bow maker kit.
This kit will make 10 different hair accessories that she can wear, keep as keepsakes or give away as presents.
Make a Fox Friend Craft Kit
The Craft-tastic Make a Fox Friend Craft Kit is a unique and different craft kit for girls. There are so many different craft kits on the market for young girls. A lot of them are focused on jewelry, keepsakes, and hair accessories. However, this one just helps little gifts make the cutest fox and clothing and hair accessories for the fox. This is just adorable.
If for some reason, you do not love this fox, there is also a bunny set, a bear set, or a how-to sew crafting kit.
Purple Ladybug Decorate Your Own Water Bottle for Girls
The Purple Ladybug Decorate Your Own Water Bottle for Girls is a beautiful and fun crafting kit. This is a fun crafting kit because she will be making a beautiful item that she can use all the time. There are so many different supplies in this kit to ensure that she can make a beautiful and unique water bottle that is like no other water bottle. Uniqueness is an important thing in life and especially at this age.
This kit includes a 20-ounce water bottle with a flip-top lid, a carabiner clip, and 7 different sheets of sparkly sticker to use!
Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Kaleidoscope
The Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Kaleidoscope is a fun kit for children to tie-dye t-shirts or other items. There is enough product in this kit to dye 36 different projects.
This kit 2has 12 different easy-squeeze bottles of highly concentrated dyes. They are non-toxic, and you will only need water to activate these dyes. The colors included are wine, pink, fuchsia, red, coral, orange, yellow, green, lime, teal, purple and blue.
These projects will be safe to wash. They will stay vivid, bold, and colorful even after washing over and over again.
Active Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
GSE Games & Sports Expert Portable Badminton Volleyball Combo Set
The GSE Games & Sports Expert Portable Badminton Volleyball Combo Set is the perfect gift to get someone when you want to get something fun and active for the outdoors! This is a great set that will give them everything they need to play volleyball or badminton at home.
This is the perfect activity for kids to spend time with their families or to have friends over.
Dart Board for Kids
The Dart Board for Kids is a fun active game that children can play indoors. This can be hung on the back of the child’s room door or even a more central location in the home to be played with other people.
This is a simple and classic toy for children and adults. It will provide hours of fun and entertainment. She will be able to practice on aim and athleticism. When playing against others, she will learn how to be competitive, including how to be a humble winner and a good loser.
Doorway Swing / Gymnast Combo
If you are looking for a way for a child to have fun and stay active indoors, you can get them this Doorway Swing / Gymnast Combo. It can be used by anyone up to 220 pounds. This is a safe and fun way to do something active regardless of the weather or the time of day. It is secured in a doorway, and the door can still close with the bar in place.
It has a swing/seat, a bar, and gymnast rings. They can swing, use the rings or the bar, and the bar could even be used for other exercises like pull-ups.
Click N’ Play Pink Light Up Bow and Arrow Archery Set
This Click N’ Play Pink Light Up Bow and Arrow Archery Set can be a fun outdoor activity. This is a fun set where a child can practice their archery skill while being amused by the fact that it has pink lights that light up and add some fun and ambiance while being active and learning a new skill.
This set comes with a pink archery bow (16 inches by 24 inches), a pink and white target (9 3/8 of an inch), and 3 archery bows (16 inches) with a carrying case for the bows (12 inches).
Inflatable Soccer Pool Backyard Game
Our final active toy idea is this Inflatable Soccer Pool Backyard Game. This is a fun way to play soccer, it is different, and anything inflatable is exciting. It can be stored easily when not in use!
It comes with an inflatable pool which is 14 inches in length by 7 inches and width and 18 inches in height. It also comes with 8 ground stakes and 7 inflatable balls in different colors and designs with an 8.2-inch diameter.
There are 6 different built-in nets, so it is like a pocket pool and soccer combination, all in one!
Educational Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
Crayola Arctic Color Chemistry Set for Kids
The Crayola Arctic Color Chemistry Set for kids is a great STEM / STEAM activity for children to use and learn from.
This kit includes instructions for 50 different experiments to be done during the winter months. This is 18 experiments to be done with the supplies provided in the kit and 32 science activities to try.
This kit is safe and non-toxic, with easy activities for kids with easy to follow directions.
YELLOW SCOPE Paper Chromatography Kit
The Yellow scope Paper Chromatography Kit is an educational arts and crafts kit for kids. This project will allow children to do hundreds of different projects.
This kit will let children explore the science of color. This is a STEAM-focused kit that allows kids to explore the science and the art of color. They will discover hidden colors in everyday items such as food, leaves, flowers, foods, and plants.
This is an engaging and creative project box that uses high-quality supplies.
Spin Master Games Perplexus Beast, 3D Maze Game with 100 Obstacles
The Spin Master Games Perplexus Beast is a challenging 3D maze game for children 8 and up with 100 obstacles. We are showing the beast puzzle with 100 different obstacles. However, there are other mazes you can choose from as well. There is Epic – with 125 obstacles and Rebel with 70 obstacles. If you are looking for something themed, you can choose a Harry Potter themed maze with 70 different obstacles.
They will move a ball on the track through multiple hurdles, challenges, and obstacles. This is a super fun 3D maze that is easy to pick up and play but hard to master.
Light-Up Terrarium Kit for Kids
The Light-Up Terrarium Kit for Kids is a fun STEM activity for kids. A terrarium is a miniature garden inside of a container. This container helps simulate a natural environment. This is a great way to introduce a child to nature. They will be able to watch the changes of the plants. At night, it glows due to built-in LED lights controlled by a switch.
This kit includes the jar, light up the lid, soil, blue sand, white rocks, wooden stick, spray bottle, soil, wheatgrass seeds, chia seeds, stickers, miniature bunny, and miniature mushroom house.
National Geographic Earth Science Kit
Our last suggestion for an educational toy appropriate for a 9-year-old girl is this National Geographic Earth Science Kit. This earth science kit has many different experiments and scientific activities for children to do and learn from. Some of these activities include:
- Growing a crystal.
- Volcano – creating one, painting it using their creativity, making it erupt, and then causing a more significant eruption.
- Digging up rose quartz and pyrite specimens.
- Generating a water tornado, racing dueling water tornados.
- Making a glow-in-the-dark vortex, an oil vortex, and a dish soap vortex.
- Starting a rock collection.
Games and Puzzles for 9-Year-Old Girls
Connect 4 Shots Game
The Connect 4 Shots Game is a fun twist on a classic game. At this age, she has probably played Connect 4. Most people love this simple game, but she may be looking for a different way to play after a while. Connect 4 Shots is the answer!
Wouldn’t it be more fun to bounce them in instead of simply placing the colored discs in the slots to play? Players will simultaneously bounce balls into the grid. Whoever gets 4 in a row of the same color will win the game. This turns a fun strategy game into an active and modern game!
ThinkFun Dog Crimes Game and Rush Hour Game
The ThinkFun Dog Crimes Game and Rush Hour Game is a great logic, brain game combo gift for when you are shopping for fun STEM toys and games. These items can be looked at as games or puzzles, and they are for one player.
Dog Crimes is a brain teaser game with 40 challenges and solutions. This is an activity that will help the child develop critical thinking skills. The object of the game is to figure out who committed the dog crime. This is a fun exercise that has different levels of play from beginner on up.
Rush hour has 40 different challenge cards from beginner to expert. Children will set up the vehicles to try to break up the traffic jam. This is an immensely popular logic puzzle with more than 10 million copied sold worldwide.
Spot It! Classic Card Game
The Spot It! Classic Card Game is a fun card game for 2 – 8 people, which only takes 15 minutes to play. This is such a fun game. There are 8 symbols on each card, but there is only one matching symbol between any two cards. Whoever sees what matches first wins. There are 55 different colorful cards that can be used to play 5 different party games that anyone over the age of 6 can play. This is a party game for 2 to 8 players.
Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game
The Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game is a modern version of the classic board game Monopoly. This is all the fun of Monopoly without the annoyance of picking a banker and making sure they do their job.
This is still the classic game, just with a darker and sleeker look. It is modern and fun, and no one has to be a banker, so you will not have to worry about holding money, counting, doing math, or having difficulty collecting rent.
Pusheen Purrfect Pick – A Family Game For Cat Lovers
Are you looking for a fun and unique board game? If so, you should choose the Pusheen Purrfect Pick – A Family Game For Cat Lovers. This is an adorable game all about Pusheen, and any pet or cat lover will adore this. It includes a double-sided board to either play at Pusheen’s home or at the park. She will be collecting essential, creating snapshots, and spending time with friends.
This game includes a double-sided board, 75 essentials cards, 37 snapshot cards, and 1 pusheen figure. It is a game for 2 – 5 players who are 8 and older.
Phase 10 Card Game
If you are looking for a fun card game to play, you should consider Phase 10. Phase 10 is a fun and unique card game where the players each have a unique phase 10 list where each hand has to meet some goal (like 7 or the same color or an 8 card straight). This is a fun, fast-paced game where each player tries to finish their phases before everyone else.
This is a great family game night game or a game that can be picked up and played anytime.
Saboteur Strategy Card Game
Another great choice is the Saboteur Strategy Card Game. This is a game for children 8, and up and anywhere from 3 – 10 players can play this game at once. This is a fun and simple to learn strategy game to learn and play. Players will collect path cards and play them to find a hidden treasure. They will use unique cards to sabotage their opponents while keeping their identities a secret.
3D Coloring Puzzle Set
If you are looking for a good puzzle pack to buy and are unsure what to choose, this 3D Coloring Puzzle Set is an excellent choice. They will be able to build 8 different 3D puzzles and color and decorate them the way they want.
The puzzles included in this set include a house, a barn, animals, and dinosaurs. It comes with everything needed to build each puzzle and 20 markers to decorate each finished product.
Books for 9-Year-Old Girls
Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids
The Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids is a fun and challenging book for children aged 5 – 12. There are 300 brain teasers and riddles in this book to challenge and entertain children. It is available on the Kindle or in paperback form and has 356 pages.
This is a great book to choose from when you are looking for a fun activity that they can pick up at any time and spend a few minutes. They can go through this book all at once, or they can use it in small increments, especially since there is such a large age range – some of the riddles will be too advanced for them. They will need to spend more time on those ones or grow into them as they get older.
Try Not to Laugh Challenge – Sassy Lassy Edition
The Try Not to Laugh Challenge is a fun joke book for girls 8 – 10 years old. This is a small book that only has 62 pages, and it is available on Kindle or as a paperback. This silly and funny book would make a great stocking stuffer at Christmas or a nice additional present or any other time of the year.
It Only Took 9 Years To Be This Awesome
It Only Took 9 Years To Be This Awesome is a sketchbook, and a journal explicitly made for 9-year-olds. There are 100 pages in this book which is 6 inches by 9 inches in size. On the left page is a blank page perfect for drawing, doodling, and sketching. On the right page is a lined journal page.
This is an excellent book for them to use to journal and be creative about how they are feeling, thinking, and what is currently going on in their life.
Serafina Boxed Set
The Serafina Boxed Set is a 3 book paperback set with a total of 1104 pages. These books are written for children who are 8 – 12 years old. This is an action-packed fantasy genre series that is perfect for children who are in 3rd thru 7th grade.
The Harry Potter Complete Book Series
The Harry Potter Complete Book Seriesis an excellent present for almost anybody, young or old. It does not matter if they have never read one word or saw one minute of any of the 8 movies or if they are already part of the Harry Potter fandom.
If they have already seen the movies, it does not matter. The books are better, and they have so much more details. Although 8 movies cover much of what is in the books, the series has more than 6000 pages and an astounding 1,084,170 words. This is partially what keeps people coming back year after year. It is common for people to read this series over and over again.
The amount of detail that goes into the Harry Potter Universe is impressive. There is no place like it. It also tells a great story of good versus evil and the importance of family – those related to us and those we have chosen. There are many important lessons, values, and morals wrapped into more than 1 million words. It is a timeless story, and 9 years old is the perfect time for them to start reading it independently.
How To Train Your Dragon – The Complete Series
Another popular series in this age group is the How To Train Your Dragon Series. This series is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10 years old or in grades 3 – 7. The Lexile measure on these books is 930L.
There are 12 books that contain more than 3000 pages to read. It is a good combination of fantasy and humor. This series will take the reader on many adventures with Hiccup, a reluctant Viking hero, and Toothless dragon.
I Survived: Box Set of 10 Paperback Books
If you prefer to get a nonfiction series for her or at least books based on historic events, you should consider getting theI Survived Box Set of 10 Paperback Books. These books are written for children who are 8 – 10 years old, and they tell stories of different significant events that people went through. This is an exciting and popular way to get children interested in history and important events that have taken place.
The events covered in these books are hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the sinking of the Titanic, surviving the shark attacks of 1916, surviving the nazi invasion, Pearl Harbor, the battle of Gettysburg, Pompeii, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
The Baby-Sitters Club Retro Set
Are you looking for a book set that you read as a child and think that she might also enjoy? If so, why not get her The Baby-Sitters Club Retro Set? These books are written for children between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, and this set has the first 6 books in the series.
This is one of the most popular book series ever, with more than 190 million books in print. These are great books for younger children to teach them about friendship, responsibility, and having good, clean fun.
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set
Another classic book series to gift to a 9-year-old girl is The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set. This is available in paperback, hardcover, or a Kindle version. It is suitable for children 9 and up. This is the type of series that children and even adults gravitate towards. It is about Meg Murry, a girl who loves her father and will do anything to save him. She travels through space and time to save her father from evil forces.
Like other great books on this list (such as Harry Potter), this has previously been banned at schools because parents had concerns that it was not “Christian enough” or sent mixed symbols on good and evil. However, like most literature, it allows the reader to interpret the message given and understand that this is a work of fiction at the end of the day.
The original book has sold more than 14 million copies, inspired a tv movie, an opera, and a graphic novel.
The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set
Another gift set made for children 8 – 12 years old is The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set. This is another fun, fantasy story about a pair of twins leaving their world behind and interacting with fairy tale characters; what can be more fun than that?
This can be easily given as a gift to a 9 old girl. However, many parents also like to read these bestselling books to their kids. Sometimes the parents enjoy these stories just as much as their children do.
The Classic Goosebumps Collection Set
The Classic Goosebumps Collection Set is our last suggestion of a great book or book series to get a 9-year-old girl. R.L. Stine has been known as a master of horror for children for decades. These books are great for children getting ready to leave elementary school and enter middle school, and they are not so easily scared.
These are fun and entertaining books that almost all children read and enjoy at some point in their lives. If they have ever enjoyed one or two of these books, they will love receiving this whole collection as a gift.
More Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
Karaoke System with LED Disco Lights
The Karaoke System with LED Disco Lights is a super fun present for a 9-year-old girl. She can sing by herself, practice different songs or do this as an activity with others. This would undoubtedly be a hit for time with friends, sleepovers, or even a great family activity. You can either get this in white or black or USB or non-USB.
This karaoke machine has 54 LED Disco lighters with a dimmer to choose the ambiance they are looking for. There is also a 2 digit LED display that will let them know the track number. There are built-in speakers and RCA cables that allow it to be connected to a TV to see the lyrics to the songs.
The Moon Lamp is an excellent accessory for any child’s room. This can be used as a lamp, a night light, or both.
We are showing this in the smallest size, which is 4.8 inches. However, it is also available in 5.9 inches, 7.9 inches, or 9.6 inches.
There are a total of 16 color choices that can be chosen on this lamp. She can pick a favorite color scheme and stick to it or change it as her mood changes. This lamp comes with a timer, so if she wants to set it to go off after she falls asleep, she can set the time for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes.
VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch
The VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch is perfect for children who really want a smartwatch but are not ready for the adult version yet. We are showing this watch in black, but it is also available in blue, pink, purple, and camouflage.
The watch has many features for a kid to explore. It can take selfies and videos and has a motion sensor for gaming. It also has a timer, an alarm, and a calendar to learn more about time and how to manage it. It is easy to use, durable and has a large face to see the time, photos, and games they are engaged in.
Handmade Dainty Personalized Heart Necklace
The Handmade Dainty Personalized Heart Necklace is a pretty piece of jewelry to give to a 9-year-old girl. Although we are showing it with the letter A – all of the alphabet letters are available. You can either get it like this or with CZ stones in a pave setting around the pendant.
The necklace is 13.8 inches in length, plus an additional 2 inches that can be added. The pendant will be between .24 – .27, depending upon the letter.
Unicorn Pajamas Set for Girls
The Unicorn Pajamas Set for Girls is a really cute pair of pajamas made of a simple pair of cotton shorts and a cotton t-shirt. We are showing this with a pink t-shirt and purple shorts. However, it is also available in black or teal.
It is available in sizes 6 to 16, so regardless of what size she is at this age, you will be able to get the perfect uniform-themed pajamas that will fit well and be comfortable.
Glorious Butterfly Crop Top
This is the age where children start using clothing as self-expression. We really like this Glorious Butterfly crop top sweater (if too much, she can always wear a tank top underneath). It has a gorgeous blue butterfly on it, and it says, “Keep The Butterfly in You Glorious.”
This is a cute sweatshirt with a great message. It is available in sizes from 4-5T up to 10-13 years old. On the same page, you will find a bunch of other age-appropriate and just as cute sweaters with different images, colors, and wording to choose from. Some other themes available are tigers, unicorns, daisies, and comic strip characters.
Beautiful Sun Dress
Our final selection of a present for a 9-year-old girl is a Beautiful Sun Dress. We are showing a purple and white sundress that features both flowers and butterflies. It is really pretty and affordable, so it can be worn to a lovely event or be an everyday part of her wardrobe.
There are a total of 25 different sundresses to choose from, so if this one does not do it for you, or you think she would not fall in love with it – there is probably a different dress that is more her style.
What to Look for in Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
Shopping for a 9-year-old girl can be daunting. At this age, they are changing so much – so what is a good gift? Do they still like toys? Are they too young for jewelry, makeup, and clothing? There are so many questions that you may be wondering about.
One of the best ways of picking out a present for a child is to understand the different developmental milestones they will reach over the next year or two and buy gifts to help with these milestones.
A 9-year-old is in what is referred to as middle childhood by the CDC. She is at an age where she is moving slowly away from childhood and towards the teen years. Many children this age like both toys and games from childhood and older activities like arts and crafts, clothing, and accessories.
She will start to form more substantial, more complex friendships than the friendships she had in her early childhood. Her friends will begin to become more important to her, but at the same time, she may feel more peer pressure. At this age, that could mean to like certain things or leave certain things behind in childhood.
At the same time, she will be developing and learning more academically than ever before. Whereas her attention span has increased, she will also be facing additional school challenges. You may want to address this by buying educational games and activities to help her focus her mind and continue her academic and cognitive development.
However, do not just focus on all the milestones in her life. Remember that she is an individual with her own personality. Many girls love jewelry, makeup, clothes, hair accessories, and arts and crafts – however, not all girls do. Shop for things that are a genuine part of her personality or things she loves doing or always wanted to try.