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48 Epic Gifts for 9-year-Old Boys in 2024

Looking for gifts for 9 year boys? As a mom to five kids (three of them are boys!) I’ve know a few things about boys and the gifts they will love. I’m here to share that knowledge with you!

Read on for 48 gifts for 9 year old boys that they will totally love!

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Ride On Toys to gift 9-year-old boys

Get your 9-year-old boy outside with some new ride-on toys that he will get him moving.  These are some of my boys’ favorite ride on toys. 

Nighthawk Electric Ride On Toy This Electric Ride on is super fun! It goes up to 6.5 mph 

EzyRoller Ride-On Drifter This is a sit down version drifter. We have this and all my kids fight over it! It has a hand break and the movement comes from wiggling your feet. It is kind of a more grown-up version of a wiggle car. 

Y Flikr Wiggle Scooter This is one of our all time favorite ride ons for all ages! It is great for 9-year-old boys because it glides and drifts. It is so fun!!

Active Outdoor Toys that make great gifts for 9-year-old Boys

Outdoor toys will get your 9-year-old outside having fun! Here are some of our favorite active outdoor toys. 

Double Stomp Rocket: My kids love this rocket, and it gets kids moving from stomping and running to catch the rockets!

Slackers Ninja Line Intro Kit: 9-year-old boys will LOVE pretending they are doing the America Ninja Warrier course. This will only work if you have two trees the correct distance apart. 

Pogo Ball: This combines a pogo stick with a ball! You stand with your feet squeezing the ball and can bounce around. I have one of these from when I was little and my kids love to play with it. 

Active Inside Toys for 9-year-old Boys

I always like to gift toys that can help kids be active indoors because we get snow in the winter! Here are some of our favorite toys for indoors that still keep your blood pumping. 

Wooden Wobble Balance Board These balance boards are super fun and a great indoor activity for 9-year-old boys. We keep ours in the room with the TV and the kids will play on it while watching TV or playing video games. 

Skip It Jump Rope Ball Put the circle around your 9-year-old boy’s ankle and have him use momentum to fling the ball in a circle and jump over it. Super fun and a great indoor activity your boy will love. Plus it lights up!

Electronic Dance Mat This is a great indoor activity that will get your son’s heart pumping! They try to follow the lights while fun music is playing! 

Tech Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

Show boys that there is more to tech than just video games! Here are some cool tech games. 

Toybox 3D Printer: We have this 3D printer and my 9-year-old boy loves it!  love that it can be completely done by my kids, using the ToyBox app. They love being able to make their own new toys whenever they want! It comes with lots of “food” or melting plastic and is easy to set-up and use. 

Sphero Mini Activity Kit We have the Sphero and my kids love it! Your 9-year-old will need a phone or tablet with an app downloaded in order to do the coding that will make the ball move. It is so much fun! The coding can make the ball move, change directions and light up! This kit comes with challenge cards and a construction set to do the challenges with. 

MakeBlock Programming Robot Kit: This is not a toy we have experience with but it has amazing reviews. This robot kit includes a remote control and helps kids learn coding too! 

Video Gaming Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

Video Gaming is here to stay whether we like it or not…if you are looking for a 9-year-old boy gift for a gamer, here are some great options. 

Nintendo Switch Lite also add an Switch accessory kit. A 9-year-old boy will love having their own portable version of the Nintendo Switch.

Youth Rocker Gaming Chair We used to call these banana chairs! They rock and will be a perfect spot for gaming. 

Light-Up Gaming Headset: Your 9-year-old boy will feel super cool with this headset! They will be able to chat with their friends while playing Minecraft. 

The Best Books for 9-year-old Boys

I’m always giving books for gifts, here are some 9-year-old boy gift options. 

Catwad 3 Book Set: This is a graphic book that 9-year-old boys think are HILARIOUS. My 9 year old and 11 year old both laugh so hard at these books!

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything) Book: 9-year-old boys will love to know interesting facts that other people don’t!

The World Record Paper Airplane Book: We love this book and use it all the time! It shows step-by-step instructions so you can use any paper to make really cool airplanes. 

Exciting Building Toys for 9-year-old Boys

A lot of 9-year-old boys love Legos…but there are also other building toys that this age will love as well! Here are some fun gift ideas. 

Lego Chain Reactions Your 9-year-old can design and build 9 amazing moving machines with this cool book. It also comes with 33 Lego pieces, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components.

Makedo Explore Upcycled Cardbaord Kit: This is a super cool building activity kit 9-year-old boys will LOVE! They can use boxes and this special set of tools to build all sorts of cool activities.  

Suction Cup Building Toys These are fun and bendy and can also be thrown at windows like darts (don’t ask me how I know ;)). 

STEM Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

I always want to encourage my kids to explore Science Technology Engineering and Math, so I’m constantly on the look out for cool new toys to spark their interest. Here are some great options. 

Digital Microscope/Camera This is one of the coolest toys we have at our house! My 9-year-old boy uses it all the time! He loves to take pictures of magnified objects and then have us guess what they are. 

Tiny Circuits These tiny toys are huge kit for kids! This tiny circuit kit will be a fun STEM gift for your 9-year-old boy. 

Telescope: Your 9-year-old boy will love to explore space with this quality beginner telescope. I would pair it with this book 19 Things to See with A Telescope. 

Music Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

Music centric toys can be a fun 9-year-old Boy Gift for kids who are starting to develop their own taste in (and love for!) music. Here are some gift options!

Steel Drum: I think this would make a unique gift for a 9-year-old boy who is interested in percussion. You could add some Jamaican flair to your house!

Echo Dot Smart Speaker My kids love using their Echo Dot to listen to music play games and listen to bedtime stories. I love being able to drop in and make announcements to their room, plus they can call me on my phone! This would make a great 9-year-old boy gift.

Ukulele: 9-year-old boys can definitely start learning this beginner friendly instrument. There are tons of online tutorials that will help him get started making music.

9-year-old Boy Hobby Gifts

I love to give 9-year-old boys gifts that will encourage them to explore or pursue a new hobby.  

Remote Control Airplane This is the airplane two of my sons have! It works wonderfully! It has three levels on the remote control so it is easier to control when they first start flying it.  Make sure you begin in a park when it isn’t too windy and have them practice shorter, close flights before getting too brave! 

Rainbow Loom Bracelet Making Kit: I’m sure you are thinking, bracelets?! But YES your 9-year-old boy will love making these bracelets (all of my very sporty boys have loved it!)! This kit comes with everything he needs to start making really cool bracelets. 

Real Tool Set: My boys LOVED getting their own tool sets! You can pair it with a woodworking building kit so they can feel the joy of making something!

Art Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

It can be fun to give a 9-year-old boy gifts that are art centric. Even if your boy isn’t someone who loves art, creativity is a great skill to have for everyone!

Fliptomania Animation Kit Teach your child all about animation with this fun kit that lets him add drawings to create his own animation. 

Rainbow Scratch Art Kit Your 9-year-old boy will have tons of fun scratching off the black and creating rainbow art. 

Hey Clay Alien Kit: This air dry clay set will be a super fun kit for 9-year-old boys. They can use the app and create some fun aliens!

Sports Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

If you have a 9-year-old boy who loves sports, here are some fun and creative gift ideas. 

Basketball Laundry Hamper: This is a great investment for moms and kids! Keep their laundry off the floor with this fun hamper that hangs from the door. 

Glow Basketball: If you have a hoop, your 9-year-old will love this glow in the dark LED basketball. 

GoSports Football and Baseball Toss Challenge This looks like a great sports gift for a 9-year-old that can easily be packed up and stored away!

Room Decor Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

ATM Piggy Bank: Your 9-year-old boy will LOVE knowing how much money they have in their piggy bank with their own person ATM machine! We have the older version of this but it totally works…you can load the money in just like an ATM. 

Minecraft Torch Lamp : If you have a 9-year-old who loves Minecraft, this lamp would be awesome to have in their room. 

Memory Foam Beanbag My son got this beanbag for a gift from his grandparents and it is GIANT and so comfy. It would be a great addition to a 9-year-old boy’s bedroom! He can read in it, play video games or just relax. 

The Best Board Games for 9-year-old Boys

Here are my boys’ favorite board games at this age! 

Crossed Signals Game This is an electronic game that will challenge your 9-year-old boy to do the movements that the game says out loud (up, down, cross signals…). Kind of like Bop It! I think kids will love this game! 

Beat That! Wacky Challenges Game This game is like Minute to Win It Challenges. We have it! It comes with ping pong balls, straws, cups and chopsticks along with challenge cards. This is a fun game to play with friends or family!

Tap It! High Tech Pod Game: This game looks right up a 9-year-old’s alley! It can be arranged in many different ways and works kind of like a light up memory game. The pods can be put all around the room or right on a table.

Imaginary Play Gifts for 9-year-old Boys

Pokemon is the ultimate 9-year-old boy gift to fuel their imaginary play! Here are the basics they need for Pokemon. 

Pokemon Booster Packs

Pokemon Elite Trainer Box

Pokemon Card Binder

Classic Toy Gift Ideas for 9-year-old Boys

These classic toys have been around for centuries because they continue to be popular even after all these years! Sometimes we forget about these classics but they make amazing 9-year-old boy gifts. 

Fancy Yo-Yo: I bought my 9-year-old boy a yo-yo for his birthday and he is constantly carrying it around. They can learn tricks online and impress their friends. 

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: This game is still good for laughs and your 9-year-old will get a kick out of knocking someone’s block off!

Kendama: Boys LOVE the challenge of a Kendama. There are four different places you can “catch” the ball. 

I hope my 9-year-old Boys’ Favorite Toys and games have inspired you to find the perfect Gifts for your 9-year-old Boy!

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