25 Incredibly Fun Gifts For 9 Year Old Boys

By Candice Elliott | Updated: November 2, 2023

    Are you picking out gifts for a nine-year-old guy? It’s that weird phase where they’re not tiny tots but not quite into the tween scene either—got that head-scratching feeling? No stress! We’ve whipped up a list of rockin’ gifts for 9-year-old boys to get you sorted. You got this! So, what are the best gifts for 9-year-old boys?

  1. Lego Minecraft The Zombie Game
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    You may have no idea what Minecraft is, but chances are, any nine-year-old boy does. 9-year-old girls, too. The video game is wildly popular. This Lego building kit lets kids enter Minecraft but exit the digital world. The set has 241 pieces and various familiar game elements, including a furnace, ladder, Steve Minecraft, baby zombie, and zombie Minifigures. 

  3. National Geographic Dino Dig Fossil Kit
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    This gift idea is so excellent I might buy it for myself! This deluxe kit has three real fossils, a chisel, a brush, and a magnifying glass. This is an enjoyable way to get kids interested in paleontology, science, and history, all in one great gift! The best gifts help kids discover a passion! 

  5. Nerf Walkie Talkies
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    These Nerf walkie-talkies are quite an upgrade from the two tin cans connected by a string I played with as a kid! These toys have a 1,000-foot range, making them suitable for hiking and camping when a smartphone may not get a signal. 

  7. Be Amazing Toys Big Bag of Science
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    STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) are great for kids. They are a fun way to learn through play. This science kit fits the STEM bill. It offers more than 65 life, physical, and earth science experiments. 

  9. Magnetic Dart Board
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    This magnetic dartboard is excellent for a family game night when you’re tired of playing a board game. It’s also safer than playing with traditional pointy-ended darts. No one will lose an eye!   

  11. Razor Scooter
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    Razor is the hot scooter brand. This model has a rear fender brake, folds up for easy portability, and holds up to 143 pounds. The front wheel is equipped with shock-absorbing suspension to help smooth your ride. The aircraft-grade aluminum construction includes folding handlebars, a rear fender brake, and a wheelie bar for tricks.

  13. Hand Operated Drone
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    This drone doesn’t require a remote control. It flies when tossed into the air, and infrared sensors allow hand control. LED lights make it one of the best toys on our gift guide for after-dark fun.  

  15. STEM Remote Control Building Set
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    This is a great DIY birthday gift for a budding engineer. This kit lets nine-year-old boys build a tracked, remote-controlled car, tank, and robot. 

  17. Lego Harry Potter Great Hall Building Set
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    You might have read Harry Potter as a nine-year-old boy and now have a nine-year-old! This Lego set will help him enter the magical world of Harry Potter. The building set has 878 bricks and ten figures, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, and more. 

  19. 3D Illusion Star Wars Night Light
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    A 9 or 10-year-old might not need a night light, but this is no ordinary light! This light allows seven colors and three different patterns from Star Wars, The Death Star, R2D2, and The Millenium Falcon.

  21. DIY Slime Kit
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    This slime kit is one of the best toys for messy, hands-on fun! The kit includes everything you need to make slime; all ingredients are kid-safe.

  23. Beat That! Challenge Cards
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    This game uses challenge cards to determine who can complete crazy, skill-based challenges. It’s great for the whole family to enjoy together. Well, maybe not that one member who is a klutz! 

  25. Magic Tricks Kit
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    This magic tricks kit has it all! It has more than 350 magic tricks and includes access to a website containing step-by-step video guides to perform even more tricks. 

  27. National Geographic Metal Detector
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    You might think the age group for a metal detector is 80 and up, but they’re fun for 9-year-old boys too! The sensor beeps and flashes an LED light when it hits the metal. It can detect up to 6 inches for small objects and up to a foot for larger ones. 

  29. Portable Basketball Hoop
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    This basketball hoop is portable, great when you need more room in the driveway, and adjustable from 7 feet 6 inches to 10 feet. It has wheels that make moving it easy and can be used indoors or outside. 

  31. Toy Rocket Launcher
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    This is one of the coolest toys on our list. The foam stomp rocket soared up to 100 feet in the air by simply stomping on the pedal! No fire or gunpowder is required, so these are perfectly safe for kids to play with and require no adult supervision. 

  33. Thinkfun Marble Run Gravity Maze
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    The gravity maze from Think Fun is a logic game, marble run, and STEM toy. It offers 60 challenges from beginner to expert and has a game grid, nine towers, one target piece, and three marbles. 

  35. Skate Board
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    Do you have a would-be Tony Hawk in your life? Give him the ultimate accessory: a skateboard! This skateboard measures 22.5 inches long by 6 inches wide and can support up to 200 pounds. 

  37. Glow-In The Dark Helmet
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    If your 9-year-old boy’s big Christmas gift is a bike (or the skateboard above), a helmet to go with it is a perfect gift. But not any helmet. A badass Mohawk helmet with glow-in-the-dark spikes! 

  39. Fort Building Kit
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    Man, fort-building technology has improved since my day when your fort was a blanket draped between two chairs! This thing has rigging! The kit has sticks and balls configured in various shapes so the fort can resemble a structure! 

  41. Electronic Piggy Bank
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    It’s never too early to teach kids good financial habits. This bank can hold up to 600 coins or 100 pieces of paper money. It unlocks using a PIN, just like an ATM. 

  43. Amphibious Remote Control Car
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    This remote control car is an all-terrain vehicle, and that terrain includes water! It can handle mud, sand, land, and water! It also can do 180-degree flips and 360-degree turns. 

  45. Hover Soccer Ball Set
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    This is great for kids who can’t get outside to play. The ball is like an air-hockey disk and will glide over a smooth floor like wood, tile, or low-pile carpet. Great gift for soccer lovers or players!

  47. Crystal Growing Kit
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    This kit includes everything a kid needs to grow crystals in just a few days. Once the crystals are ready, they come with display cases to show them off. 

  49. Why Fish Fart: Gross But True Things You’ll Wish You Didn’t Know Book
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    Want to make learning more fun for 9-year-old boys? Make it gross. This book is filled with joy and gross information about coffee made from cat poop and someone who turned farting into a job! 

    What are 9-year-old boys interested in?

    Sure thing! When it comes to 9-year-old boys, they are often interested in a wide range of things that spark excitement and adventure. Many boys this age love exploring the outdoors, whether riding bikes, playing sports, or going on thrilling adventures with their friends.

    They also tend to have a growing curiosity for science, technology, and building things, which makes toys like building kits, robotics, and interactive gadgets particularly appealing. Additionally, they might have a keen interest in superheroes, action figures, video games, and imaginative play, allowing them to create epic stories and save the day. Overall, 9-year-old boys are all about embracing fun, active pursuits and embracing their imaginations!