If you’re looking for a gift for a 9 year old boy, we wouldn’t be surprised if your finding it quite hard. For one, 9 year olds are not little kids anymore, and they need something that is up to their intellectual and physical levels, so simple toys and games just won’t do anymore. Plus, at 9 years old, they will have developed strong tastes and likes and dislikes, so it can be hard finding something that will be just right for them.
Well, if you feel like you’re in a bit of a pickle finding the right gift for your little boy, don’t worry, because Buzzparent is here to help with our massive list of the best gifts for boys in this age group. Whether your lad is a rambunctious little monster who never sits still, a sporty tearaway or the kind of kid who has a huge appetite for reading, we’ve got gifts for every type of child you can imagine. It might be an educational toy or it might be something purely entertaining, but we’re sure we’ve got it somewhere.
Considerations when choosing a present for 9 year old boy
As any parents with children of this age will know, boys will need something that is going to hold their attention, as they will get bored of toys made for younger kids very easily. So you should look for gifts that will really engage them and let them use their imagination. However, they are still children, so you need to make sure that it is not too complicated. A good gift for an older boy might be a robot dinosaur.
At this age, they are also getting ready to go to high school in a few years, so you can get them something educational too. Perhaps a STEM Toy or National Geographic Book might inspire them to think about science?
One of the great things about buying for this age group is that they usually have developed their interests and hobbies, so if you can find something that ties into them, it will probably be the best gift you can buy. An accessory for his favorite sport? A new Nerf gun? A book on his favorite subject? Maybe he like music, so you can think about buying him a new instrument? Many boys of this age are also very social, so you can also get him something that he can play with his friends, such as a board game or a set of RC tanks.
39 Toys and Games for 9 year old Boys
1. Razor Kobra Boy’s Bicycle
Is your son destined to become the king of the road? If so, let him get started in style with this gorgeous and very safe Kobra bicycle from Razor
This children’s bike is perfect for young riders. It has a tough steel frame that can withstand damage and sure-stop handbrakes at the front and rear so he can slow down easily and safely. Best of all, it has a nice cushioned seat to ensure that he rides in comfort.
If you are looking for a boys bicycle or a cool freestyle bike then check out the Razor Kobra.
- 18-inch boy’s freestyle bike
- Gusseted steel frame
- Motocross-style handlebars with a crossbar
- Sure-stop handbrakes, front and rear
- 36-spoke wheels
- Front freestyle pegs
- Assembly required
- Lifetime warranty on frame; 6 months for part
2. Razor E100 Glow Electric Scooter
Perhaps your son would rather take over the streets on a cool scooter rather than a freestyle bike? If that’s the case, why not check out the amazing boy’s electric scooter, also from Razor? on this, he’ll be cutting around the neighborhood in style.
As safety is always going to be the number one concern on a product like this, thankfully the Razor scooter only goes up to 10 mph, so its fast enough for your son to enjoy, but not too fast or dangerous. Plus it’ll go for almost 40 minutes on a full charge, so he’ll get a lot of use out of it, and it’s easy to ride home without the engine too.
This will be a great gift for a 9 year old boy who loves riding and scooters.
- Speeds up to 10 mph (16 kph)
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use
- Lightweight all steel frame and fork
- 8″ pneumatic front tire, urethane rear wheel
- Battery charge time: 12 hours
- 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system
- Some assembly required
3. VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix
This vtech kidizoom cam has been specially built for modern This great kids camera has some pretty impressive specifications underneath its cute casing, and it is packed with interesting features that will appeal to both parents and children. It has a special ‘selfie mode’ letting your kids take great shots and cheeky selfies, and other cool features like built-in games and both voice and video recording effects, so you can be sure that your child will never tire of playing with it and taking awesome photos.
But the fun doesn’t just stop with shooting the pics. Your son can enhance his pictures with more than 35 fun photo effects and 4 creative apps which can be downloaded from the Vtech website.
This will be a great gift for a child who loves photography and art or simply one who likes to take selfies with his chums.
- Real 2.0 megapixels camera
- 4X digital zoom
- Over 35fun photo effects
- 4 photo collage templates
- Easy-to-use viewfinders
- Memory card not included
4. Super Spirograph
Are you looking for a cool gift for a 9 year old boy who loves art and drawing? This cool Spirograph set will see him pushing his creativity to the limits and having all kinds of fun as he does. This package comes with so many different pieces, including pens, racks, wheels and spiro tracks in all different shapes and sizes, and your little artist will just be amazed with the incredible patterns shapes and works of art he can come up with.
5. Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils
For those little boys who just can’t stop drawing, art supplies are always going to make a welcome and very valuable gift. Help your nine year old bring his imagination to life with this great set of 30 coloring pencils from crayola.
What is really cool about these once is that you’ll never ever need a sharpener. When the pencils are wearing down, simply twist them and keep on coloring. This will be the ideal gift for a nine year old boy who loves art class in school.
6. Emoji Stamp Maker
The emoji craze has really taken over the world in the last few years, so much so that there’s even been a Hollywood animated film made starring emojis. For youngsters who just love sending smiley faces and cartoon poops to their friends, this cool and easy to use emoji stamp set will be a fun and appreciated novelty gift.
Includes 3 ink colors and enough supplies to make 16 custom emoji markers, this set will be lots of fun for little boys, as they will love decorating their school books with the emojis they invent and stamping them in their drawing books. This also comes with a customizable carry case, marker labels, mixing guide and a color chart. This is the perfect gift for kids who grew up in the cell phone era.
7. Space Rail Extreme Marble Run
Marble runs are great fun for younger kids, but most are a bit too easy for a 9 year old. Not so with this Space Rail Extreme Marble run set, which is complicated and ‘grown up’ enough to please even the most cynical little lad of that age.
This crazy marble run set has a helix elevator and enough construction pieces to create mind-blowing space roller coasters, and they can follow the handy instruction or just create their own. It is estimated that it can take up to 12 yours to build all the designs in the manual, and when you add on the time to play with t and the possibility of them building their own designs, this will be one toy that will keep on giving for years to come.
8. Lego Creator Dinosaur
If you’ve got to find a gift for 9 year old boy who loves, history, dinosaurs and building, this amazing lego dinosaur set will be like a dream come true for him. He’ll spend hours following the instructions to build the crazy T Rex on the front cover, and the set can also be used to build other models such as a Triceratops or a Pterodactyl!
For little Lego fanatics, this will be a great present for any occasion.
9. Minecraft Lego Iron Golem
With the video game minecraft squarely cemented in the hearts of little boys all over the world, if you’re looking for a way to get them to give the computer a little bit of a rest, this awesome Lego set will be perfect for a little Minecraft fan.
This set includes characters from the video game, such as a pig, a zombie and the Golem itself, and lets children build up their own scenery and scenarios based on the game. This will be an ideal gift for nine year year old boys who love Minecraft.
10. Klutz Lego Craft Crazy Contraptions
9 years old is a create age for kids to really start flexing their creative muscles, and if your son like building and mechanics, this Lego building set could be his ideal gift. This Parent’s Choice Award-winning Lego set is packed with bricks, gears & axles so your little mechanic can create 16 unique projects, including cars, machines and even a zip line runner.
While it may seem a little complicated, there is a 50 page instructional book with crystal clear guides on how to make each of the projects. Better still, once your lad has made them all, he’ll be able to put his own imagination to the test and see what he can come up with. This will be a great present for a nine year old who like technical things and mechanics while not being scared of a challenge.
11. Lego Star Wars X Wing
Star Wars and its brand of space adventure has always been the perfect franchise for little boys, and if you’ve got to buy a gift for a 9 year old boy who loves The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi, this Star Wars Lego set will help him relive the fantasy over and over again.
This 700+ set features Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew, Resistance X-Wing pilot and everybody’s favorite robot chum BB8 as well as all the bits and bops you need to make the iconic X Wing star ship. Lego sets are amazing because our kids enjoy not only building them but also playing with them afterwards, and if you know a 9 year old Star Wars fan, he’ll be playing with this for a long time to come.
12. Engino STEM Building Set Mechanics
Building sets are great gifts for all ages, but for an older child, you really need to strike a fine balance between getting something accessible yet not too easy. For a nine year old boy who loves machines, technology and science, this Engino STEM toy will keep him occupied for many many hours of educational fun.
Your little engineer can build 16 working models such as a seesaw, a movable weight scale, a wheelbarrow, a parking gate and more, all the while learning about how levers, force and motion can work. Best of all, it comes with a guide featuring 14 pages of theory and facts, a 4 page quiz, and 7 pages of experimental activities illustrating uses of levers and linkages. If that wasn’t enough, there are more designs on the Engino website for him to try.
We love these STEM sets, as they are not only very educational for our kids, but it also teaches them to persevere and work through challenging tasks.
13. Pokemon Model Building set
We’re a bit clueless about the Japanese anime phenomenon that its Pokemon. Its some kind of video game/cartoon/app mash up about little boys who capture monsters and make them fight each other. Seems like something PETA would be angry about… anyway, kids love it, and if you’re looking to buy a gift for a little lad who loves this franchise, he’ll surely love this cool monster model.
This comes with 352 pieces, including build-able Gyarados model, water environment that doubles as display stand, and an Ultra Ball accessory.
14. Simon Memory Game
Do you remember Simon? This classic 80’s game of quick action, memory and recall is back and has a sleek new look and improved performance. For those who haven’t played, it is a memory game in which you have to remember the sequences of flashing lights on the dial. It starts off pretty easy, but eventually gets really difficult!
Simon is a perfect game for 9 year old boys, as it is a very simple concept, but it gets really difficult and strangely addictive. It can also be really hilarious when it gets very competitive. This game will go down really well at events and birthday parties and will be wonderful for getting your boy off his computer for a bit.
15. Sphero SPRK+ STEM Robot
Coming from the same people that brought us the Sphero BB8 Robot comes this amazing STEM toy robot that is perfect your little lads with scientific minds.
This will be a wonderful gift for nine years old boys who love robotics and want to learn programming.
16. Bop It!
Looking for a nice budget gift or something quick and easy to keep your 9 year old and his friends occupied? Bop it is a really fun and simple little game that everyone can enjoy. Take the controller and simply follow the game’s commands to Bop it, Twist it and Pull it in the right sequence, getting a point for each correct action. The game starts off fairly easy, but when the speed ramps up, this gets really difficult, often with hilarious results!
17. Spy Toy Set for Boys
We all know how 9 year old boys love to get up to lots of mischiefs and go on all kinds of crazy adventures, so your an imaginative little lad, this Spy set might be something he would really love. Inside the handy carry case comes ink pad, binoculars, flashlight, magnifying glass, fingerprint powder and brush, marker pen set, code files with booklet and batteries, perfect for a little 007.
The set is also the winner of the Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Toys Award, and it is a great gift to inspire role play, free play and getting your son to make up his own fun rather than vegetating in front of a screen all day.
A classic game that never goes out of style, Scrabble is a great game for 9 year old boys as they are usually old enough and literate enough to play it well, and the game itself is not only fun but educational and great for helping them practice their language skills.
This box includes a game board, 100 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks, 1 drawstring letter bag and game guide, everything you’ll ever need for Scrabble. Whether it’s for rainy days or family nights in, no child should be without Scrabble.
19. Super Mario Uno
A classic card game that no kid should be without, Uno is fun, challenging, and always bound to bring about loads of laughs whether it is played with friends or family. This edition is styled after the Super Mario series, so it is well-suited towards 9 year old boys.
If your son is not a Mario an, this also comes in Ghostbusters or Batman vs Superman editions
Ridiculous fun for both adults and kids, we can’t remember just how many hilarious hours we’ve spent with this. Twister is an institution, and no childhood should be deprive of it. If you’ve never played it (and you must have been living under a rock all these years), you spin the dial and have to put your hand or foot on the corresponding colored dot. Sounds simple, but when you have 6 people on the mat all trying to weave under and over each other, its gets really fun and very difficult.
This will be a great gift to spice up a family even or boys birthday party.
21. 4-in-1 Disney Jigsaw Puzzle
Nothing beats a good jigsaw puzzle, and these are especially good in the evenings for getting 9 year old boys to settle down and relax. All in all, this gets you 4 puzzles of 500 pieces, each, so we’re looking at 2000 pieces in total, with stunning pictures from Disney classics The Lion King, Peter Pan, Jungle Book and the Princess and the Frog.
22. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
We all know just how much little boys love playing with toy guns, and if they’re going to shoot things, its best that they do it with foam bullets that won’t hurt or damage anything. This Nerf Gun will also bring endless hours of fun to an energetic little boy. The Nerf Strongarm blaster holds 6 Elite nerf darts and can fire them up to 90 feet. It also has a feature where it can fire all 6 at once!
What your eight year old son will really love about this is that the barrel on the gun rotates, just like a revolver, which will make it really fun to use. If you’ve got to by a present for an 9 year old who likes to have Nerf battles with his friends, this is a great budget choice.
23. Stomp Rocket
Nothing beats a good old fashioned stomp rocket! Kids have been playing with these for generations, and there really is not much better for a 9 year old boy than launching rockets high up into the sky.
This set comes with a Stomp Launcher and 4 foam-tipped Ultra Stomp Rockets. Everything is 100% kid powered, so no need to worry about batteries or charging. Best off all, this claims to be a STEM toy that teaches about the science of flight, and while this may be true, we’re sure you’re son will be too buys having fun to notice the educational value of what he’s doing.
24. Kids Football
While apps, video games and drones may be all the rage these days, sometimes your kids just wanna throw all the technology away and have a good ol’ game of football. This will be really great for 9 year old boys who are looking to get into a sport or just mess around with their friends, and who knows, it may inspire your son to be the next John Madden.
This Wilson youth-size football with pump, inflation needle, and universal tee gets you ready to kick off the football season. This youth-size NFL MVP composite leather ball offers all-weather durability and long-lasting play.
25. Kids Kite
If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere near wide open spaces, like a big park or the beach, your 9 year old boy will just love taking this kite out and flying it around. Kite flying is a great way to get kids to experience the outdoors, and it can be very soothing and relaxing. It also takes a little bit of skill, too.
This kite kite is made of lightweight and rugged Ripstop fabric with fiberglass rods, so its pretty strong and can handle winds from 6 to 20 MPH. They also come in many different designs and colors.
26. Ultimate Frisbee
For days out in the park or holidays in the sunshine, you really can’t go wrong with a Frisbee for your 9 year old son. This classic toy is loved by adults and children alike, and no matter the occasion, it always just makes everything much, much better.
Whether your 9 year old want to try his hand at Ultimate Frisbee or just mess around with his friends, this will be a great budget gift for him. It is also a great way to try to get a young lad out of the house and into the fresh air.
27. Airzooka Toy
These really are destined to become classic toys in time. The Airzooka works by firing a harmless ball of air towards any person or object. They can be sued in games of tag or simply just in games of shooting each other. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about anyone getting hurt; it is just air, after all!
These don’t need batteries either, everything in 100% kid powered. These make great alternatives to Nerf guns. Just look at how much fun they are.
28. Snap Circuits JR Electronics Set
Kids turning 9 or above are developing at a fast rate, so getting them a gift that challenges them mentally and helps the to develop problem solving skills is going to help them in all aspects of life, not just school. If you think your little lad is up to it, this amazing kids electronic set will really push them to discover their talents for electronics and engineering.
This great kids science toy has 30 parts which easily snap together and comes with clear instructions for over 100 projects, including working models of a photosensor, a flashing light, an adjustable volume alarm siren, and much more. They might need a bit of help from mom or dad at some point, but this great STEM toy will give will give them some challenging fun and a bit of learning at the same time. Best of all, if your kid really rakes to this, there are upgrade backs you can also buy. This will make a brilliant science gift for eight year old boys who love building things and solving puzzles.
29. National Geographic Brain Game Books
With over 100 pages of clever brain challenges, quizzes and activities, this brilliant kids book is squarely aimed at improving your youngster’s brain power in a fun and engaging way. It even explains how the Rubix cube an be solved!
Alongside the activities, your child will find interesting articles and information on how the brain works, so they can brush up a little on their biology at the same time! This will be a wonderful present for an inquisitive and curious 9 year old boy, the games will be great to play with friends or with parents.
30. Kids Ukulele Starter Kit
9 years old is a brilliant time for a young man to pick up a musical instrument, and while his hands might be too small for a regular guitar, Ukuleles are the perfect kid-size alternative.
This set with a guide to assist with the basics and takes away, a tuning app, and a travel bag that makes transporting it easy. You might also want to think about getting a teacher at some point, but there are many great lessons available online and on YouTube as well.
If you want to find a great gift for a 9 year + who loves music, check out this great Ukulele. This is the perfect place for him to start his musical journey.
31. Electronic Drum Kit
If you know a 9 year old who would love to play the drums, but isn’t big enough for a full kit or does not have enough space (or parents who don’t mind the noise) a sweet electric drum kit like this one might be a brilliant present for him.
This set will be brilliant for a younger boy as it is light, so easy for him to move around, waterproof, so no need to worry about juice spills, and most importantly, it sounds great! However, as this has volume controls and a headphone jack, its also perfect for parents too as it won’t disturb their quiet time if they don’t want it to!
If you need a gift for 9 year + boys who want to be the next rock ‘n’ roll drummer, look no further.
32. Cheerwing Drone CW4 RC
Drones really have become one of the defining toys of the current generation, and kids just love playing with these incredible toys. Cheerwing is a great drone and is designed for children who love flying them outdoors and exploring from up high.
This drone even has a digital camera built in, so your nine year old pilot can take photos or videos of his flights.
We really recommend this one for younger kids as it has many different features which are designed to help younger flyers, such as one button take off and landing. Also, the drone will automatically land when the battery is close to the end of its battery life, it won’t cut out mid-flight and end up crash landing. For a 9 year old boy who wwantsa drone, this is a brilliant gift for him.
33. Licensed Bugatti RC Car
For kids who love cars and driving, there’s no better gift than a sweet remote control car. This stylish Bugatti replica will be amazing for a 9 year old boy, as it not only looks amazing, but he’ll have a real thrill tearing around the pavements and tarmac with this.
Whats really great about this RC car is that it only goes up to 10 kmph, so it’ll be fast enough for a 9 year old to really enjoy, but not so fast that they won’t be able to control it. It also has a transmitter distance of up to 40 meters, which is plenty for a toy car.
He might not be able to afford the real thing just now, but h can race around in style with this mini rc car.
- Remote car Distance 30-40m,
- Speed: 8-10 kmph.
- Full Function Radio Control
- Requires 3 AA Batteries for Car(not included)
- Remote Control requires 2 AA Battery (not included)
34. Hexbug Tarantula RC Battle Robots
IF you want to buy an RC toy for your 9 years old boy but want something a little bit more compicated than a simple car or truck, these battling robot spiders might be a good toy to consider. They are fully remote controlled and shoot infrared guns at each other, letting your son and a friend wage epic battles against each other.. high tech sensors detect the hits from the other spider, and recoil and react with voice and sound effects each time they are hit.
Whether he wants to play with a friend, sibling, or maybe mum and dad if they’re feeling brave enough, these rc robot spiders will definitely keep a little robot fan happy for hours and hours. Also, as each controller has 4 channels it can switch between, you can always buy another set and have 4 vs 4 fights!
35. Catan Board Game
Winner of the prestigious ‘Game of the Century’ award, Catan is an interesting, challenging and very enjoyable competitive board game that revolves around industry and economy, but not in a boring way at all. Each player is tasked with building up their fortunes by harvesting and trading resources like wood and grain from the land of Catan. It might sound a bit dry, but it turns into a competitive game where you’re constantly trying to outsmart your opponents at every turn.
While this might be a little difficult at first, the game is advertised for 8 years +, so after maybe a game or two with mum and dad, we’re sure your nine year old son will get the hang of it. It takes about 60 minutes for a full game, so this will be great for young lads who like board games, and is also good for family nights or days when the weather is bad. It beats another Netflix series, that’s for sure!
36. Swagtron T5 Kids Hoverboard
While we must admit that we were disappointed that these ‘hoverboards’ weren’t the Marty McFly kind, we’re slowing warming up to them, and a 9 year old boy would love to race around the block on one.
This hoverboard comes with a hands free smart piece of kit and is really easy to use. This is setting the tone of the hoverboard review to make sure only the best survivor in this hoverboard race to the winner spot.
This is perfect for a first time rider as it is very smooth and stable, and it only goes to a max speed of 7 mph, so its not going to be dangerous or too fast. It also has the self-balancing technology to ensure safety and it’s electronics have been certified as safe. The pedals are non-slip, and the tires are strong with A+ grip rating.
Your 9 year old will feel like the king of the streets with this cool kids hoverboard.
37. Magnetic Darts Board
Kids Dartboard are great presents for boys, as they are easy to set up in the bedroom or games room, and they can have hours of fun whether playing on their own or having all their friends round for a tournament. However, a real set of darts might be a bit dangerous for a 10 year old, so we recommend this cool magnetic darts board instead.
Because the darts are magnetic, there’s no need to worry about the darts damaging the walls if they miss the board. Better still, you can be sure that your son won’t cut himself as the magnetic darts do not have sharp points. They are still very responsive and will stick to the board when thrown. This will be an excellent gift for a ten years old boy who loves having his friends over and a brilliant present for a rainy day.