When it comes to buying the ideal present for a 9-year-old girl, there’s a whole world of choices available. There’s definitely no shortage of toys, activities, equipment, and other presents marketed towards children, but how many of them are actually likely to please your daughter, granddaughter, or niece? How do you avoid those gifts that just end up collecting dust?
Below is a list of gifts I’ve seen impress even the pickiest little girls. There’s something for every occasion and every budget, from Christmas gifts you want to splurge on to cost-effective birthday gifts any 9-year-old girl would love. Take a look!
Gift for 9 year old girl
Nine year old girls still play with dolls. But it isn’t too early to have them start exploring career interests. Get them thinking outside the box with this polar marine biologist doll.
An amazing adventure gift for 9-year-old girls in the UK
For a girl looking for adventure, there is no better gift than a horse riding experience. Eligible for use all over the UK, these vouchers give kids of all abilities the chance to have a ride. This is a particularly perfect present for an animal-lover or a girl who loves the outdoors. I went horse riding for the first time around this age and it resulted in a lifelong passion!
Crafty gift for a 9-year-old girl
At nine, girls are involved in sports and activities, visit friends, and have less supervision than when they were younger. However, they still get caught up having fun and might forget to stay hydrated. This water bottle is a craft project for her to decorate herself. But since she designed it herself, she will be more likely to remember to take a drink.
The kind of birthday present all 9-year-old girls will love
A 2-wheeled scooter is the perfect gift for girls who like to play outdoors. Their lightweight design makes them easy to carry around and they are also thought to help children learn to develop their balance. With a gift like this, she’ll be so consumed in zooming around that she’ll probably never want to come inside!
This pink-wheeled scooter makes one of the best gifts for a 9-year-old girl thanks to its light-up wheels. If you’re looking for an accompaniment gift for a scooter, or want to buy a gift for a girl who already has a scooter, you could also look at some funky helmets.
5. Mini Drone
Tech gift for a 9-year-old girl
Kids at this age are able to follow directions and take better care of their toys. This mini drone allows her to fill like a big kid, but it is made for beginners so it is easier to operate.
A musical birthday present for a 9-year-old girl
A digital piano is a wonderful musical birthday present for a 9-year-old girl. The weighted keys help to make it feel like a real piano, and it’s a great idea for total beginners and intermediate players. A digital piano is a fantastic introduction to the world of music for a 9-year-old and, if you’re lucky, can even unearth some hidden talent.
This upright keyboard is the next best thing to a piano and is a particularly great choice for kids who have already shown interest in playing. There are also lots of other musical birthday presents to consider, like a kids violin.
The most impressive gift to buy your daughter for her 9th birthday
When you need to buy an impressive birthday gift for your daughter, look no further than a Kindle Paperwhite. An especially smart choice for girls who are obsessed with reading, this will allow her to keep up with all her favourite books, improve her reading skills, and begin an eternal love of literature.
This Kindle comes with a waterproof cover, which makes for one of the best presents for a 9-year-old. If she already has a Kindle or you need an accompaniment, you could also look at these uber-cool embroidered Kindle cases.
A cuddly, cosy gift for girls aged 9
Oodies are taking the world by storm, so it’s likely your 9-year-old has already begged you for one of these. Cuddly and cosy, an oodie brings the ultimate comfort and fun when lazing around the house or having a sleepover. Given their warmth factor, this is the perfect xmas gift for 9-year-old girls in the UK!
The otter Oodie is seriously cute, but you can choose any style that suits your 9-year-old. There are also other Oodie goodies to choose from, like this gorgeous silk eye mask to help her get some shut eye during sleepovers.
One of the best presents for 9-year-old girls in the UK
The age of 9 is around when most kids fall in love with Harry Potter. A Harry Potter lego set of the beloved Hogsmeade story location is the perfect gift for Harry Potter lovers, whether they’re long-term fans or just getting to know the series. My goddaughter is still obsessed with her Harry Potter lego set and has spent countless hours adding to it, so this is definitely the kind of gift to keep them busy!
There are plenty of other Harry Potter lego sets available too, like this set of Harry Potter’s first home, Privet Drive. For other Harry Potter-related gifts for 9-year-old girls, you could also look at some Harry Potter house robes.
A unique gift to quench a 9-year-old girl’s curiosity
Kids are endlessly curious, but you can help to resolve some of those big questions with a subscription to National Geographic Kids. The magazine will arrive at their doorstep monthly and provide stories, pictures and, most importantly, answers about the world.
What to get a 9-year-old for her birthday
Struggling with a birthday present for a 9-year-old girl in the UK? The struggle is over! An outdoor 10ft trampoline is the ultimate gift guaranteed to impress even the fussiest of 9-year-olds. Complete with safety features so you don’t have to worry, this trampoline will have her bouncing for hours outside in the fresh air.
This bestselling outdoor trampoline is a great choice as it comes with a ladder which gives easy access to the platform. For a different kind of bouncy fun for a 9-year-old girl, you could also look into a retro gift that’s as fun today as it ever was: a pogo stick.
Exactly what 9-year-olds like
A kids woodcraft kit is the perfect way to help a child unleash their creativity, use their hands, and create something amazing. A 9-year-old girl will have a bunch of fun actually designing and making things with the kit, but then she’ll also get to show off her creations by displaying them later. In short, this is the ideal gift!
In particular, this DIY birdhouse is a great woodcraft present as it can go to use later in the garden. Otherwise, a kids pottery kit makes another marvelous gift for a child who loves to get their hands dirty.
The funnest toys for a 9-year-old girl
The range of logical games brought out by Thinkfun contains some of the best toys you could give a 9-year-old girl. Not only are they loads of fun, but they also encourage common sense and ordered thinking, assisting in the development of children.
One of the most popular games by Thinkfun is Gravity Maze, which she’ll no doubt spend hours trying to solve! Another brilliant Thinkfun game is Cat Crimes, a brainteaser that will really get her thinking logically.
Unleash her creativity with this unexpected gift
In my experience, 9-year-old girls are excited enough when they’re given lip balm. Give them their own lip balm kit and they’ll be over the moon! These kits typically let kids experiment with colours and flavours and teach them a little about the process behind making cosmetics.
If you’re looking for a lip balm making kit with a scientific focus, this option is a great choice. For another girly present for a 9-year-old who’s still a little too young to wear serious makeup, you could also look at a makeup practice book.
What to buy a 9-year-old girl who loves fashion
At 9 years old, a girl might just be starting to develop a passion for fashion. If you’re looking to indulge in a gift that’s more on the lavish side, a Marc Jacobs backpack will mean the world to a little girl in love with style.
A hands-on gift for 9-year-old foodies
Many children start developing a love of cooking and curiosity about the kitchen around the age of 9. You can get her started with her very own kids baking set! These often feature child friendly baking utensils and kitchen accessories. This is the perfect gift for the girl obsessed with MasterChef!
This personalised baking set is a wonderful choice as it comes with a monogrammed chopping board that she can keep forever. Along with a baking kit, you could also look at a personalised apron and chef’s hat.
A chic and arty present for 9-year-olds
Most little girls love to decorate their rooms in ways that show off their creativity. A macrame photo hanger is the perfect piece of bedroom decor that brings a sense of style to her room while also letting her show off her favourite photos, whether they’re of her friends, family, pets, or best memories.
This macrame photo hanger features an awesome design that any 9-year-old girl would love. Otherwise, you could also look at a different kind of macrame wall hanging to beautify her room, like these macrame rainbows.
One of the best gift ideas for 9-year-old girls
Girls of all ages love jewellery. A jewellery-making kit is doubly fun because kids get to use their imagination and enjoy the satisfaction of making something themselves. This is the perfect gift for a 9-year-old girl who loves wearing jewellery and loves using her hands!
This set in particular focuses on working with jewellery charms, which lots of little girls are especially obsessed with. Otherwise, if jewellery is her passion, you could also look at some children’s bracelets.
A thoughtful Christmas present for a 9-year-old girl
A child is never too old for Disney. These Disney stationery sets make brilliant gifts for girls who love to be organised, love writing, or love creating things on paper. There are lots of styles to choose from too, regardless of whether she loves Frozen or Minnie Mouse.
If she does love Disney, there’s a huge range of Disney books that also make great gifts for a 9-year-old girl, particularly when you don’t know what else to get for Christmas. You could also look into some collectable figurines (that will also probably turn out to be great investments for the future!).
An unusual gift for a 9-year-old girl
If she loves to colour, then this washable colouring tablecloth is a must. Ideal for girls who have an artistic flair, this tablecloth will give her a chance to express her creativity. Then the whole family can admire her hard work as they eat! The washable element means there’s also no limit to how many different colour combinations she can come up with.
21. Slime Kit
An educational present she’ll love
A slime kit is the ultimate sensory experience. Kids will have a blast playing with the slime they make, but this makes a particularly great gift because the creation of the slime can be quite educational.
This unicorn kit is an especially appealing present to most 9-year-old girls because of the pink and sparkly design. But if you’re looking for another type of sensory activity, you could also consider a kids clay kit.
A seriously cool way to decorate her room
A 9-year-old girl might not understand the ins and outs of astrology, but knowing her star sign will probably make her feel pretty special. These zodiac night lights look gorgeous in a bedroom, are great for children who are afraid of the dark, and are also so much cooler than your average night light.
A fun and unexpected gift for a 9-year-old girl
A bottle sand art kit is perfect for a surprise gift, since she won’t be expecting this unusual crafts set. These kits come with easy-to-follow instructions that will keep kids entertained and also encourage kids to display their bottle sand art later on. They’re just perfect for the budding artist!
This glow-in-the-dark set is especially impressive, and it’s likely your 9-year-old will want to take it to school and show it off to all her friends! Otherwise, a tie dye kit is another great option for artistic girls who love experimenting with colour.
A fun festive present for 9-year-old girls
An LED disco light is a fabulous gift at any time of the year. But the shining lights seem to perfectly match the festive season, making this a particularly fitting Christmas present! With her own light show, a girl can party until her heart’s content in her room, and have loads of fun at sleepovers!
Alternatively, you could look at a glowing neon effect frame which will also help her to get the party started at home. For bedroom decor that lights up specifically, a glowing glitter mood light also makes a wonderful gift.
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